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

February 2022

CCTV and lighting upgrades completed in Karawara Park Greenways

News Update 23 February 2022

Installation of CCTV cameras and pathway lighting in the Karawara Greenways area has been completed.

Karawara Vision Parks and Reserve works

South Perth Foreshore cycle path upgrades

News Update 11 February 2022

Crossings have been constructed where the bike path intersects with the road at Coode Street, Douglas Avenue and Witcomb Place on South Perth Foreshore.

Joint Bike Plan Parks and Reserve works Road Works South Perth Foreshore
January 2022

Lighting upgrades benefit local sport

Media Release 28 January 2022

Sports teams in the City of South Perth will enjoy more time to play this season after the City installed new competition level lighting at Bill Grayden Reserve in Como.

Building works Parks and Reserve works

Hurlingham Playground expansion

News Update 14 January 2022

We’re expanding the playground on the South Perth Foreshore near Hurlingham Road and we want to hear your feedback.

Parks and Reserve works

Foreshore cycle path upgrades

News Update 12 January 2022

An upgrade to the shared path between Queen Street and Millers Pool is now complete and the path is back open.

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

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.