Small uptake on foreshore vision

Portrait of bride and groom by church
Portrait of bride and groom by church

During the City of South Perth Open Space Research resident survey in January 2012, the City calculated that 381 was the minimum number of residents needed to generate a representative profile and data for the South Perth population.

In addition to comments from stakeholders, South Perth identified 884 individual suggestions.

Mayor Sue Doherty said there were many common themes and popular proposals.

She said cafes, informal dining, temporary markets, art exhibits, sculpture walks, outdoor movies, and festivals were among the ideas to inspire culture at the foreshore.

‘Residents referred to the ‘quiet ambience of the foreshore amongst a lively city’ and hoped for increased activity in certain areas along the foreshore,’ she said.

‘Many people had ideas for the Coode Street section of the foreshore, including improving existing picnic and playground areas and building on the caf´┐Ż scene and boating and river activities.

‘The ferry and ease of public transport were also a popular topic, with ideas put forward for an integrated transport system of buses and CAT buses.’

South Perth MLA John McGrath said care should be taken to protect the foreshore, an ‘iconic area’.

Residents have a second opportunity to air their views when a vision draft is released for feedback in May.