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

August 2023

Families enjoy new Como playground

News Update 8 August 2023

A new playground featuring fun and functional equipment is now open at Axford-Barker Reserve in Como.

Parks and Reserve works
July 2023

New playground for Axford-Barker Reserve in Como

News Update 21 July 2023

A playground upgrade is currently taking place at Axford-Barker Reserve in Como, with completion expected by Friday 28 July 2023.

Parks and Reserve works
June 2023

Proposal for synthetic hockey turf at Collier Reserve not supported

News Update 28 June 2023

Council votes not to proceed with proposed synthetic hockey pitch at Collier Reserve in Como.

Parks and Reserve works

Sir James Mitchell Park - path lighting cable replacement

Public Notice 22 June 2023

Cable replacement works have begun at Sir James Mitchell Park and will continue until the end of July 2023, subject to weather conditions.

Maintenance Works Parks and Reserve works South Perth Foreshore

Weed control throughout the City - 19 June to 24 July 2023

Public Notice 16 June 2023

The City's 2023 Broadleaf Spraying Program will take place between Monday 19 June to Monday 24 July 2023, subject to weather conditions.

Parks and Reserve works

Scheduled capital works

Parks and reserves capital work projects for the 2022/23 financial year are listed below.

View the Capital Works map for the 2022/23 financial year.

  • Axford Barker Reserve playground replacement, Como
  • Park Furniture Replacement Program, City-wide
  • Isabella/Craigie Reserve playground replacement, Manning
  • Parks - Irrigation Replacement Program, City-wide
  • Waterford Triangle laneway, Waterford
  • McDougall Park Lake WSUD, Como
  • Bill Grayden Reserve playground replacement, Como
  • Hurlingham Playground replacement, South Perth
  • Coolidge Reserve upgrade, Como
  • Godwin Avenue sump retrofit, Manning
  • Cricket facilities upgrade
  • Richardson Park cricket practice nets replacement, South Perth
  • Hensman Park court resurfacing, South Perth
  • South Perth Foreshore river wall
  • Mindeerup tactile surface indicators, South Perth
  • Osprey nesting pole, South Perth Foreshore
  • James Miller Oval floodlighting, Manning
  • Bill Grayden Reserve floodlighting, Como.