Yanchep Lagoon project wins WA planning award

An artist's impression of the Yanchep Lagoon waterfront.
An artist's impression of the Yanchep Lagoon waterfront.

THE consultation process used to develop the Yanchep Lagoon area master plan has earned the City of Wanneroo and consultants RobertsDay a WA planning award.

They won the public engagement and community planning category at the Planning Institute of Australia’s WA Awards for Planning Excellence on November 8.

“The City took an innovative and community driven approach to community engagement that was comprehensive and transparent,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

“More than 5000 local residents, about 50 per cent of the Yanchep population, participated in some way.

“One of the highlights was the contribution of 70 stakeholders during a three-day planning design forum and open house.

“The City also sought the views of residents through a survey, social media, and the City’s Your Say webpage.

“Through its engagement activities, the City was able to ensure the local community was well informed and had opportunities to contribute to the development of the master plan in meaningful ways.”

RobertsDay director Duane Cole said the process “put people first” so they could have direct “input into the facilities they needed and retain the character of the town they love”.

The City’s success came after it made the finals of this year’s global City Nation Place Awards.

Visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/yancheplagoon for more information.

Staff from the City of Wanneroo and RobertsDay. Picture supplied