City of Wanneroo engagement initiatives recognised

The Yanchep Lagoon forum. Picture: City of Wanneroo
The Yanchep Lagoon forum. Picture: City of Wanneroo

THE Yanchep Lagoon community engagement process has earned the City of Wanneroo and consultant RobertsDay recognition internationally.

They have been shortlisted for a City Nation Place Award in the category of best citizen engagement for the process used to develop the Yanchep Lagoon area master plan, with winners to be announced in London on November 7.

The plan, endorsed by the council in August, will guide development of projects in the lagoon precinct.

An artist’s impression of what Yanchep Lagoon could look like.

“Yanchep residents are extremely passionate about their area, so to be successful the plan needed to incorporate their ideas, key values, and priorities for the region,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

“The City engaged locals through online consultation and a three-day planning and design forum.

“This approach was well received by the community with more than half the local population, approximately 5000 people, participating in some way.”

Places are available on the Yanchep Lagoon Community Working Group, which will provide input into key planning and development stages of the master plan.

For more information visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au or call 9405 5000.

App recognised as national awards finalist

THE Discover Wanneroo mobile app is a finalist in the Economic Development Australia’s national awards.

Discover Wanneroo app.

The City of Wanneroo developed the free app to improve tourism experiences in collaboration with WA Shipwreck Museum, multi-media students at North Metropolitan TAFE and young local photographers.

Its interactive content, including augmented reality, teaches visitors about conservation while highlighting the City’s heritage and tourism assets.

Winners of the 2019 National Economic Development Awards for Excellence will be announced on October 24 in Adelaide.

The Discover Wanneroo app is available to download free via app stores.