Bright new community space at Garvey Street Park
Completion of the Garvey Street Park upgrade marks a significant step in the City of South Perth’s renewal of the area commonly known as the Waterford Triangle.
Several years ago, the City identified a need for infrastructure in this growing area close to Curtin University and the Manning Road transport corridor and set about implementing planning changes.
These included a Scheme Amendment to allow for higher density development and student accommodation, an upgrade of the once underused Garvey Street Park and construction of a laneway between Garvey Street and Conlon Street to improve access and safety.
Mayor Greg Milner said completion of the park upgrade was a great step forward in the Waterford Triangle project, with residents now able to enjoy a bright new community space.
“We envisage this area will be transformed into a thriving residential hub in the coming years, and the need for quality and functional public open space will only increase,” he said.
“A new laneway will be built alongside homes on Manning Road to provide better access for vehicles and pedestrians and improve security through better urban design, with homes facing the park and providing passive surveillance.
“And with over 90 per cent of the project funds coming from a Federal Government grant, the City is continuing to deliver better outcomes for our community, while reducing the burden on ratepayers.”
Garvey Street Park now has outdoor exercise equipment, table tennis, park furniture and a bird drinking station, along with extensive landscaping works to better meet current water sensitive urban design standards.
More than 11,800 native plants will improve the landscape and provide food for native birds, including the endangered Carnaby’s Cockatoo.
Over 90 per cent of the project was funded through an Australian Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Grant, as part of the City’s Waterford Triangle Local Development Plan.
To learn more about the Waterford Triangle, please visit the City’s website southperth.wa.gov.au.
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