A growing pocket of our City known as Waterford Triangle is set for a major transformation over the next few months. Waterford Triangle is a residential area bounded by Manning Road, Conlon Street and McKay Street, centred around Garvey Street Park. It’s close proximity to Curtin University and the Manning Road transport corridor makes it an ideal place for students to live and spend time.
The once underused Garvey Street Park will become a lively shared public space featuring 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.
A new laneway for vehicles and pedestrians will be built alongside homes on Manning Road to improve access and reduce congestion. This will allow properties to face Garvey Street Park rather than the busy Manning Road, providing a better experience for residents and creating an improved sense of safety by encouraging passive surveillance of the park.
Over 90% of the project funding has been secured from the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Grant. The project is part of the City’s Waterford Triangle Local Development Plan.
Works are planned to start on 10 January 2022 and will take around 16 weeks to complete. Works will be confined to 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.