Waterford Triangle project
Response to media enquiry regarding upgrades Garvey Street Park and a new laneway in the area known as Waterford Triangle.
Response - Mayor Greg Milner
Waterford Triangle is residential area bounded by Manning Road, Conlon Street and McKay Street in the suburb of Waterford. Population in the area is expected to grow due to its close proximity to Curtin University and the Manning Road transport corridor.
Works will begin in early 2022 to upgrade Garvey Street Park in Waterford and construct a new access laneway through the park between Garvey Street and Conlon Street as part of the City’s Waterford Triangle Local Development Plan.
The transformation of Garvey Street Park will include outdoor exercise equipment, table tennis, park furniture and a bird water station. The City will plant 11,800 native plants to bring greenery and provide food for native birds including the endangered Carnaby’s Cockatoo. The upgrade will result in a beautiful green open space for the community, improving the aesthetic appeal and public amenity for nearby residents.
The new vehicle and pedestrian laneway that will provide alternative access to homes bordering Manning Road, reducing congestion improving traffic flow on one of the district’s major roads. The laneway will encourage neighbouring properties to face out onto Garvey Park, which will help to improve community safety through passive surveillance of our shared public spaces.