City of Perth seeks feedback on Wellington Square draft masterplan

Wellington Square. Picture: Wikipedia
Wellington Square. Picture: Wikipedia

CITY of Perth is seeking feedback from the community until February 16 on its Wellington Square draft masterplan.

After seeking feedback from the community on how to improve the 7.7ha park, council in December endorsed the draft masterplan which incorporates suggestions including new sporting, playground and community amenities, and lighting, trees and pathways.

During the consultation, four themes emerged: Connect –safety, accessibility and easy to navigate; Treasure – protect and conserve the heritage; Utilise – maximising the environmental and economic potential and Enjoy – it should offer enjoyment for all ages and abilities.

A community reference group, comprising residents, property and business owners, community and sporting groups, and representatives from the Whadjuk Working Party, will meet to ensure community views are reflected in the final design.

City of Perth chief executive Martin Mileham said the revitalisation of the green space would be a continuation of major changes in Perth in the past decade.

He said this process gave anyone with a connection to the space the opportunity to contribute to shaping its future.

A final concept design is anticipated to go to Council in May.

Go to www.engage.perth.wa.gov.au/wellington-square.

The first official Australian Rules football game held in WA in 1885 was played at Wellington Square. It was also Perth’s major cricket ground before the WACA was built.

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