Parks and Reserves Works

The City aims to provide and maintain high quality facilities for the local and wider community that support amenity, sport, recreation and biodiversity outcomes. 

The City’s parks and reserves are being progressively hydro-zoned and eco-zoned to conserve water. The City is provided an allocation by the Department of Water and has to operate within that allocation while still maintaining parks and reserves for the community to use and enjoy. 

Hydro-zoning is the practice of grouping types of vegetation into categories with similar water requirements to enable more efficient and responsible use of irrigation water. When designing and managing POS, the different water needs of turf, lawns, trees and low water-use plants are taken into account. Eco-zoning is the conversion of existing turfed areas into native garden areas. Ultimately this allows for minimal water to support an area that once sustained turf, saving large volumes of water.

The City also facilitates effective management of the Swan and Canning River foreshores and improves the amenity value and sustainable uses of all our public open spaces and foreshores. 

Current parks and reserves works 

News Listings

May 2021

Garvey Street Park upgrades

News Update 7 May 2021

The City is upgrading Garvey Street Park in Waterford and constructing a new access laneway through the park between Garvey Street and Conlon Street.

Parks and Reserve works Road Works Waterford Triangle

Hurlingham playground update

News Update 3 May 2021

Council have endorsed development of a design and cost estimate to install an appropriate all abilities accessible and inclusive playground to be included in the draft 2021/22 Capital Works program.

Parks and Reserve works

Floodlighting upgrade at Challenger Reserve

News Update 3 May 2021

The sports lighting at Challenger Reserve will be upgraded in May as part of the City's 2020/21 Capital Works Program.

Parks and Reserve works
April 2021

Lighting Installation Stage Two – Olives Reserve, South Perth

Public Notice 1 April 2021

New five metre tall lights will be installed at Olives Reserve, South Perth along the footpath connecting the southern section of the reserve to the northern carpark. Installation will commence on 26 April 2021 and will take approximately 3-5 days to complete the works.

Parks and Reserve works
March 2021

Hurlingham Playground Replacement

News Update 9 March 2021

The City will be replacing the playground at Sir James Mitchell Park near Hurlingham Road. The works are currently scheduled to commence on 16 March and be completed by 19 March 2021.

Parks and Reserve works South Perth Foreshore

Scheduled capital works

Parks and Reserves capital work projects for the 2020/21 financial year:

  • Challenger Reserve, Manning – flood lighting upgrade
  • Como Tram housing – Windsor Park, South Perth
  • Hostile Vehicle Mitigation bollards, South Perth – SJMP opposite Mill Point Rd/Forrest St
  • Olives Reserve, Como – flood lighting installation 
  • Challenger Reserve, Manning – flood lighting upgrade
  • Redmond stairs, Salter Point - upgrade
  • Collier Park Golf Course driving range, Como – installation of flood lighting
  • Collier Park Golf Course, Como – weir remediation 
  • Bradshaw Conochie Reserve, Manning - playground 
  • Hurlingham, South Perth - playground replacement
  • Morris Mundy Reserve, Kensington - sports court
  • CCTV Karawara - stage 2