CALLOSA Park in Alkimos is a passive nature park that cannot be developed, petitioners have been told.
At its August 16 meeting, the City of Wanneroo council noted a 30-signature petition asking for upgrades to the park between Callosa Crescent and Marmion Avenue and a report responding to it.
The report said the 0.42ha park had retained vegetation and was maintained by the City.
“As a nature park, any further development of the park would need to be consistent with its current classification,” it said.
“Further development of the park as a passive park would not be considered to be appropriate given its size and location and also given the extent of current and future provision within the walkable catchment.
“As a nature space, the primary purpose of this reserve is to provide a setting for the community to enjoy nature and protect local biodiversity.”
Speaking at the council meeting, a resident said that concerns about the “cleanliness” of the park prompted the petition.
“It was pretty untidy and hadn’t been maintained,” he said.
“It has been cleared to a fair degree now.”
He said the petition asked for grassed areas to “keep feral animals at bay” and create a space people could walk.