Big plans for local haunt

Paul Kellick at Deep Water Point. Picture: Martin Kennealey d410007
Paul Kellick at Deep Water Point. Picture: Martin Kennealey d410007

As a way for the community to comment on a draft concept plan for the area prepared by the City of Melville, there will be a community barbecue on November 9.

Intended to present some initial ideas for the upgrade of the site, the draft concept plan considers the creation of a new jetty and cafe, an improved playground, boat ramp, parking and park furniture, and also addresses river foreshore erosion.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the City was continuously seeking to enhance public spaces and places, while balancing this with important conservation and environmental work along the City’s foreshores.

‘As well as upgrading the reserve for the wellbeing of the community, our precious foreshore at Deep Water Point is experiencing high levels of erosion, causing instability and degradation of the ecosystem all along the embankment,’ he said.

‘The popular cafe is also at capacity and has been subject to flooding, and unfortunately its current layout fails to take advantage of the beautiful view of the City skyline across the Swan River.’

‘We’ll be asking people what they like about Deep Water Point, what they would do to improve the reserve and if they think we have overlooked anything so far. The comments and ideas we receive will then be used to create a more detailed and final design.’

Upgrade works will be rolled out over three years and are expected to be completed in 2016.