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 2021

Restoring habitat at Elderfield Wetlands

News Update 23 August 2021

The City's Elderfield Wetlands rehabilitation project is well underway, with 30,000 native sedges and rushes already planted to help restore valuable habitat.

CWSP Elderfield Wetlands Parks and Reserve works

Floodlighting upgrade at Bill Grayden Reserve

News Update 6 August 2021

An upgrade to the sports lighting at Bill Grayden Reserve are scheduled to start the week commencing 16 August 2021 and will take approximately 15 weeks to complete.

Parks and Reserve works

Challenger Reserve floodlighting upgrade stage two

News Update 4 August 2021

Stage two of the upgrade to the floodlighting at Challenger Reserve are scheduled to start the week commencing 16 August 2021.

Parks and Reserve works
July 2021

Bradshaw Conochie Reserve playground replacement

News Update 23 July 2021

The City will be undertaking works to upgrade the playground in Bradshaw Conochie Reserve.

Parks and Reserve works

Sir James Mitchell Park lights repairs

News Update 23 July 2021

Works will be undertaken to repair lights at Sir James Mitchell Park between Hurlingham Road and Ellam Street commencing 27 July 2021.

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.