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

March 2022

Redmond Stairs update

News Update 22 March 2022

The upgrade to the stairs at Redmond Reserve in Salter Point has encountered some delays. We are anticipating works will be complete by the end of May 2022.

Parks and Reserve works Redmond Stairs Road Works

Cycle path crossings create a safer journey

Media Release 21 March 2022

Cyclists are enjoying an easier ride along the South Perth Foreshore after the City installed raised priority crossings at three busy intersections.

Joint Bike Plan Parks and Reserve works Road Works South Perth Foreshore

Elderfield Wetlands footpath completed

News Update 18 March 2022

As part of our Elderfield Wetlands rehabilitation project, the City has upgraded the path that runs from Salter Point Pde to the Curtin University Boat Club at Sandon Park.

CWSP Elderfield Wetlands Parks and Reserve works

Canning Bridge to Curtin Bike Link

Media Release 8 March 2022

The City is seeking feedback on a proposed bike link that will create a safer route between Canning Bridge and Curtin University.

Joint Bike Plan Parks and Reserve works Road Works

Neil McDougall Lake works to address water quality

News Update 4 March 2022

The City will be undertaking environmentally sensitive works at Neil McDougall Lake to significantly improve the water quality, increase biodiversity and enhance the landscape and amenity value of the lake and surrounds. Works will commence 21 March and are expected to be completed in August 2022.

Neil McDougall Lake 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.