Vincent: Local feedback wanted on parks, reserves for open space strategy

Max Frediani playing in Braithwaite Park. Photo: Supplied.
Max Frediani playing in Braithwaite Park. Photo: Supplied.

TWO years after Vincent councillors highlighted the need for a strategy on local parks, reserves and open spaces, a draft plan is ready for residents to have their say.

Councillors voted to receive the draft Public Open Space Strategy at Tuesday night’s meeting and send it out for public comment.

Parks, reserves and open spaces were audited across the City for a report that shaped the Strategy, along with input from community workshops, sporting groups and an online survey.

Mayor Emma Cole said it was encouraging to see the report confirm much of what councillors already knew.

“The City needs more public open spaces in Vincent and to improve what we already have,” she said.

Ms Cole said the City’s population was set to grow by around 37 per cent over the next 18 years, with more younger residents.

She said there had been some significant steps in the last 18 months, including a new park built from a sump in North Perth, doubling the size of Hyde Street Reserve and a nature play area at Give Way Park on Scarborough Beach Road.

“Some of the outcomes in the Strategy are short term wins and others will be longer in the making,” Ms Cole said.

The draft Public Open Space Strategy is open for feedback until November 28 at imagine.vincent.wa.gov.au.

A final version of the plan will be presented at the December council meeting.