Experts wanted to form environment and liveability framework

City of Bayswater catchment management officer Rebecca Ferguson, Mayor Dan Bull and environmental sustainability strategy officer Jennie Arts at Russell Street Park in Morley
City of Bayswater catchment management officer Rebecca Ferguson, Mayor Dan Bull and environmental sustainability strategy officer Jennie Arts at Russell Street Park in Morley

THE City of Bayswater is scouting local experts in built form and natural environment to help develop an environment and liveability framework.

The framework will guide the City’s actions over the next 25 years.

Curtin University is collaborating with the City to investigate new approaches.

Mayor Dan Bull said local professionals presented an opportunity to shape the future of built form and natural environment.

“We can no longer think of buildings and streetscapes as distinct from our green spaces,” he said.

“There is a real need for us to merge our thinking in these areas and look for innovative ways to approach projects over a longer period.

“We already have some runs on the board with the award winning Russell Street Park project which saw an inaccessible drainage site, located in the heart of the Morley city centre, transformed into a recreational space for the whole community.

“We are inviting local experts to assist in its development by nominating themselves as ‘expert writers’ and selecting one or more of the themes to write about.

“The 12 themes cover everything climate change adaption to sustainable building design, and groundwater.”

Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary. Picture: Kristie Lim

Cr Bull encouraged professionals to actively contribute to making the community more sustainable.

“I am hopeful this project will culminate in the development of a framework that is owned by the community,” he said.

Expressions of interest are open until January 10.

For information, visit engage.bayswater.wa.gov.au

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