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

June 2021
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Morris Mundy Reserve update

News Update 22 June 2021

Plans to build a sports court at Morris Mundy Reserve in Kensington have been cancelled.

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Morris Mundy Reserve upgrade

News Update 2 June 2021

The original design for the Morris Mundy Reserve upgrade has been amended and a new full size netball court will now be installed in place of a multi-sport court.

Parks and Reserve works
May 2021
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Challenger Reserve Masterplan update

News Update 25 May 2021

The City has developed a draft Masterplan and costings for Challenger Reserve in Manning to guide future use of this important community space.

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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.

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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

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.