City of South Perth residents tell us what they want to see as part of Vision 2027 survey

Val Keay, left, Kevin Coombe and Jamie Lee Pitcher.
Val Keay, left, Kevin Coombe and Jamie Lee Pitcher.

AS the City of South Perth looks for feedback as it embarks on a major review of its 10-year Strategic Community Plan, the Southern Gazette hit the streets to see what the people wanted.

The survey is a chance for the public to shape the City’s priorities for the next 10 years, so we asked people how they wanted to see the area develop.

Residents, ratepayers, businesses, families, youth, seniors, community and special interest groups, schools and universities, visitors and volunteers are invited to participate in Vision 2027 by completing an online or hardcopy survey and sharing their vision for the City’s future.

People have until December 9 to complete the Vision 2027 survey by visiting the City’s Your Say South Perth online engagement portal or by picking up a hardcopy of the survey from selected City venues.

Hardcopy surveys will be available to complete from City venues including; Civic Centre, Operations Centre, South Perth Library, Manning Library, Manning Men’s Shed, South Perth Senior Citizens Centre, Manning Senior Citizens Centre, George Burnett Leisure Centre and Old Mill.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the survey was an important opportunity for the public to have a say about the big picture for the area and shape the council’s planning.

“When you cast your mind forward and picture the City in 2027, what can you see? This is your chance to shape the City’s vision, aspirations and priorities for the next 10 years,” she said.

How would you like to see the City of South Perth develop over the next 10 years?

Helen Uphill, Como: I’ve like to see plenty of green spaces and no more high rise developments. The area needs to be available for families.

Agnes Watson, South Perth: I wouldn’t want to see too many more high rise developments, people aren’t thinking about the parking.

Rose Pea, Morley: It’s a pretty good place, I like Angelo Street in particular. I think if you made it more like Melbourne with cafes and restaurants opening later that would be good.

Kevin Coombe, Dianella: I come to South Perth very often and I believe it needs to maintains its authenticity while developing in the confines of what people want.

Jamie-Lee Pitcher, South Perth: I wouldn’t say I’m a fan of high rise buildings but it’s a nice neighbourhood and I’d like to see that continue.

Val Keay, South Perth: I like the village atmosphere and I think you have everything you need in close proximity in terms of shopping, buses and other modes of transport.

Joan Morcombe, Como: I don’t think the cafes are open long enough, they all close at 2.30pm. I’d like the council to encourage them to open later.