Lathlain Precinct - Community Activity Zone

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What is the Community Activity Zone?

The Community Activity Zone is Zone 2 of the Lathlain Precinct and will be an area for passive recreation. As an urban park, it will be a place to understand and relate to nature, whilst also being a place to recreate and socialise. It will be a multi-use destination for the community with a range of things to do. The design of Zone 2 presents a real opportunity to enrich Lathlain Park.


Thanks for your involvement

The Lathlain Park Management Plan, which sets the overall principles for the use and future development of Lathlain Park, has now been finalised with valued input from stakeholders and the community.

Council is set to consider the draft Management Plan for endorsement to advertise in October. If Council elects to proceed to advertising you will have a further opportunity to comment on the Plan for a period of 28 days.

Keep an eye out on the Lathlain Precinct website or contact our Project Manager for further information about progress on the Management Plan or this zone.

Want more information?

To find out more information about this zone visit the Lathlain Precinct website or contact our Project Manager.


What is the Community Activity Zone?

The Community Activity Zone is Zone 2 of the Lathlain Precinct and will be an area for passive recreation. As an urban park, it will be a place to understand and relate to nature, whilst also being a place to recreate and socialise. It will be a multi-use destination for the community with a range of things to do. The design of Zone 2 presents a real opportunity to enrich Lathlain Park.


Thanks for your involvement

The Lathlain Park Management Plan, which sets the overall principles for the use and future development of Lathlain Park, has now been finalised with valued input from stakeholders and the community.

Council is set to consider the draft Management Plan for endorsement to advertise in October. If Council elects to proceed to advertising you will have a further opportunity to comment on the Plan for a period of 28 days.

Keep an eye out on the Lathlain Precinct website or contact our Project Manager for further information about progress on the Management Plan or this zone.

Want more information?

To find out more information about this zone visit the Lathlain Precinct website or contact our Project Manager.


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  • Further to the question put to you by soozeee on or about 16 Sept regarding the use of Zone 2 by the lessee and your response: 2) The Town negotiated with BCL Group to have the large pile of mulch delivered into the Town’s possession in exchange for BCL being allowed to move their site office into Zone 2 during construction of the ovals. Prior to being delivered the mulch was the property of the lessee. The Town negotiated this arrangement as a positive step of goodwill and healthy urban development with the mulch to be used by the community. Could you provide detailed reasons as to why this decision is of net benefit to the community rather than to the lessee and BCL and indicate whether or not a cost benefit analysis was undertaken before the agreement was made considering: That the felled Lathlain Park trees, often as a whole tree, were chipped, not mulched, including root boles, soil and bitumen. This process is generally undertaken only to facilitate removal from site using heavy haulage such as dump trucks, a costly exercise. This end product is not of a suitable quality for commercial resale by soil and landscaping yards, and tree loppers across the metropolitan area often find it difficult to dispose of clean chippings and mulch, often forced to haul it to rural properties and farms. And while I accept that it has been utilised because it is free, much of it has been used by commercial contractors and landscapers, including in one case a bobcat and dump truck on a weekday at dusk. BCL’s costs were significantly less to transport the mulch across the street rather than haul it away for disposal, thereby saving itself and the lessee money. On the other hand, the local community has lost access to a significant portion of Zone 2 despite the fact that Zone 2 is not close to the construction phase. Insofar as the lessee already has a 50+ year lease for $10 (if payment is requested by the Town), I assume that BCL is not paying for its use. I also note that the area in Zone 2 where BCL has located its site offices and materials laydown was an informal and widely used dog exercise for many years before the recently added and now moved dog exercise area appeared. Regards

    Scruffer asked almost 4 years ago

    A cost benefit analysis was not undertaken before the negotiations took place.

    Where the Town was made aware of commercial businesses using the free mulch action was undertaken to stop this and to ensure that the mulch was available for local residents as a priority.

    The dog exercise area has been temporarily relocated, with its final location forming part of the community consultation workshops having recently taken place.  The dog park was not relocated to accommodate the BCL site office, but to ensure the safety of the animals during the construction phase.


  • Hon Mia Davies MLA has stated that 'the State’s contribution will be provided to the town via a funding agreement with the West Coast Eagles undertaking the works on behalf of the Town’. In order that we can understand how much of the $10 million contributed by the State for community infrastructure will potentially be available for Zone 2, please let us know (to the nearest $.5 million would be fine) how much of the State’s contribution has been allocated towards the construction of Oval 1, Oval 2 and the running track. This figure must be known given that the monies have in effect passed through the town, and forwards works on Ovals 1 & 2 are well-advanced. BCL would surely not undertake works without due diligence as to both the availability of funding and its source. Regards

    Scruffer asked almost 4 years ago

    As previously stated, whilst the State funding is allocated to the Town for investment into the community infrastructure in Lathlain Park the precise details are still a work in progress and will be the subject of a Funding Agreement between the Town and the State Government.

  • Can you please tell me where the $10 million from the Federal Government for community benefits being allocated.

    Paltridgeave asked almost 4 years ago

    The Federal Government’s contribution to the Lathlain Park redevelopment is an investment in the social and economic benefit that will flow as a result this includes the increased capacity of the precinct to support a wealth of community uses and enable program delivery in areas including sport, education and health.

    It also includes the economic growth that will be delivered through the enhancement of this valuable inner city area, the attraction of new business investment and increased employment opportunities. The construction and operational phases of the project will also generate many new jobs.

    The $10M funding from the Federal Government is via agreement between the Federal Government and the West Coast Eagles.

    As previously stated, whilst the State funding is allocated to the Town for investment into the community infrastructure in Lathlain Park the precise details are still a work in progress and will be the subject of a Funding Agreement between the Town and the State Government.


  • In answer to a question posted in the Zone 3 area regarding the location of the Oval 1 fence in relation to the WCE lease boundary, the Town replies ‘Fencing for Oval 1 has not yet been finalised. Detailed designs currently underway are required to take into account numerous factors.’ Page 24 of the West Coast Eagles Development Application, while qualified as outside of its scope (but described as indicative) shows that the Tenant proposes that the northern fence be located a minimum of 11.95 metres outside of their lease boundary. Not only would this significantly reduce the remaining community activity zone but would place a significant number of Lathlain Park’s remaining trees within Zone 3. Is the Town in any discussions or negotiations with the Tenant(s) and is the Town considering the expansion of the northern Oval 1 boundary into the community activity zone? Can you indicate the specific provisions in the lease agreement that would enable the Tenant and Town to renegotiate the terms of their recently-forged agreement? Regards

    Scruffer asked almost 4 years ago

    The exact location and design of the fencing between Oval One and the Community Activity Zone has not yet been finalised. It can be confirmed however that discussions to date indicate that the fence will sit on the oval side of the significant trees which line Oval One in this area.

    There are no negotiations occurring between the parties in relation to expansion of the northern Oval 1 boundary into the Community Activity Zone.  The lease agreement can be modified by mutual consent of the parties as required.


  • I can see what appears to be site office set up, storage of materials etc on Zone 2. How long will this be in place for? Under what terms has this been arranged? Is it in the Lease Agreement? Will construction site parking be on Zone 2? Will further building materials be delivered to and stored until used on Zone 2? Do you anticipate any work on Zone 2 will happen at any time soon, or is it contingent on the Eagles and thier access requirements to Zone 2 during construction phase?

    soozeee asked almost 4 years ago

    1) For the duration of the construction of the ovals. It is expected that oval construction will be complete by early December 2016 although subject to progress on site.

    2) The Town negotiated with BCL Group to have the large pile of mulch delivered into the Town’s possession in exchange for BCL being allowed to move their site office into Zone 2 during construction of the ovals. Prior to being delivered the mulch was the property of the lessee. The Town negotiated this arrangement as a positive step of goodwill and healthy urban development with the mulch to be used by the community.

    3) No. The West Coast Eagles lease area does not extend into Zone 2 and is therefore not covered by the Lease Agreement.

    4) No. All construction site parking for the oval construction will be contained within Zone 3.

    5) No. The agreement made only related to the location of the site office within Zone 2.

    6) The design of Zone 2 is currently being undertaken through the community workshop process. Following this a detailed design and construction documentation will need to be produced and procurement of the construction team will need to occur. This is not expected to be completed before the finish of the oval construction, therefore causing very minimal risk of overlap. The construction of Zone 2 will not be impinged by the location of the current site office. 


  • Of the state funding, what dollar amount has been allocated/ forecasted to be expended for public infrastructure within the WCE lease area?

    Brett.DiLello asked almost 4 years ago

    Whilst the State funding is allocated to the Town for investment into the community infrastructure in Lathlain Park, at this time, the proportion of State funding allocated to Zone 3 specifically cannot be confirmed until such times as a formal agreement is reached.  We will provide detail on this agreement when the information is available.


  • Why are there site offices in ZONE2?? We would like this to be opened for us to access...Fence ZONE 1 and give ZONE 2 to the people now.... !!

    Maximum asked almost 4 years ago

    The Town negotiated with BCL Group to have the large pile of mulch delivered into the Town’s possession in exchange for BCL being allowed to move their site office into Zone 2 during construction of the ovals. Prior to being delivered the mulch was the property of the lessee. The Town negotiated this arrangement as a positive step of goodwill and healthy urban development with the mulch to be used by the community.


  • My question was not asking who is funding the work. I asked who is paying for the work that has occurred and is currently taking place on Lathlain Park?

    Brett.DiLello asked almost 4 years ago

    As stated in the previous answer, the works currently being undertaken on site is the result of the West Coast Eagles Development Application for forward works, which includes the construction of the two new football ovals. Payment for these works is the responsibility of the West Coast Eagles.

  • Who is actually paying the work that has and is currently taking place on Lathlain Park?

    Brett.DiLello asked almost 4 years ago

    The works currently being undertaken on site is the result of the West Coast Eagles Development Application for forward works, which includes the construction of the two new football ovals. These works are being payed for by the West Coast Eagles. It should also be noted that public infrastructure works are funded by the State Governments $10 million funding commitment.

  • I noticed a response posted to a question below: 'Prior to the commencement of construction of any parking along McCartney Crescent.' As there is a very clear message from the community stating it does not want any parking that reduces any of the remaining land within Zone 2, how can any statement regarding unwanted construction of parking be made as a response?

    Brett.DiLello asked almost 4 years ago

    Through a series of investigations into traffic management, contained within the FLY Lathlain Precinct Movement Network Report and the Lathlain Precinct Staged Parking Management Report (available on for download on www.lathlainprecinct.com.au website, under the West Coast Eagles tab) it is determined that there is a need for a certain number of parking bays in each zone so that the site can function. The look and feel of these car bays is negotiable and has formed part of the community discussion (i.e. multipurpose, hardstand, soft scaping etc.) however the need to accommodate the functions of the site will remain. The Town continues to listen to all community feedback, noting that there are also people who support the need for parking on site, and is trying to balance on-street parking, onsite parking and the encouragement of alternative modes of transport with the functional needs of the site.


  • Could you please advise which recommendations, as detailed in the Minutes of Special Meeting of Council held on 21st June 2016 Item 8.1 must be complied with as part of the WAPC approval of the WCE DA? It appears that the majority of these recommendations do not form part of the DA approval by the WAPC.

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    A number of the Town’s recommended conditions were either amended by the WAPC or changed to advice notes.  The WAPC’s conditions can be accessed by the following link  http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/7808.asp   Go to the Minutes of the SPC Meeting of 23 August 2016, and then on pages 3 to 8 you can view the Minutes confirming the outcomes of the SPC’s meeting on 9 August 2016.


  • Thank you for the reply to the question regarding the payment of $1 million. The details were found in Clause 21 of the grounds lease. I have interpreted Clause 21 that all the $1 million are to be only to be expended in Zone 2 "Community Zone". Is my interpretation correct?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    The interpretation is partially correct, however the clause of the ground lease refers to “the Owner’s community upgrade works to the Lathlain Park precinct”.  These community upgrade works may not necessarily be located within Zone 2 on Lathlain Park, but would be directly related to the Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project.


  • With regard to the $10m in state funding for the community aspects of this development, is there not a requirement for this funding to be used to construct the multi-purpose courts, running track etc?

    Brett.DiLello asked almost 4 years ago

    The details of the state funding agreement are yet to be finalised with the Department of Sport and Recreation.  Both the multi-purpose courts and a running track would evidently be classified as public recreation/sporting infrastructure for which the state funding could be allocated.


  • Why the nose in car bays around Rayment Park? Why isn't parallel on street parking enough?

    soozeee asked almost 4 years ago

    With the revamp of the Rayment Park, as well as upgrades to the wider Lathlain Precinct area, it is anticipated that parallel parking would provide an insufficient number of bays. As all the existing trees are to be retained, the Town intends to install as many bays as practical in the verge space left, for park users. Whilst discussions are still ongoing, it is anticipated that these will be timed bays, potentially 4 hours.

    The Town is also in discussions with the school, regarding potential design changes in Keyes St cul-de-sac, to help accommodate the current parking and pick up/drop off issues.


  • The Rayment Park concept design places the toilet in quite prominent view. Is there any scope for reconsidering it's position in a less visually obtrusive place?

    soozeee asked almost 4 years ago

    Originally, we were not going to install a toilet block on the Park, as one was going on the McCartney Crescent side of the oval development. There were also comments regarding perceived antisocial behaviour. Since the original plan went out for comment, the Town has had a lot of feedback from the public on this issue in particular, requesting a toilet on Rayment Park. A small unit is proposed, with 1 disabled access toilet and 2 other stalls. It is suggested in this location, as it is as far away from residences as possible, near the picnic facilities and junior playground as well as being convenient for the bus stop. There is also the issue of the connection to deep sewer, the design of which is currently being done. The closest most efficient location for connection is on Howick St. It is felt that it will be screened by the trees and landscaping. The Town will also be looking into whether we can make the design a bit more artistic. The toilet will be fitted with programmable locks, so they can be set to open and shut at say 6am/6pm, negating the issue of people accessing them at inappropriate times.

  • Not sure where to put a question about Rayment Park and the final concept design. Will the park redevelopment or the car bays on Petherbridge and Rayment Streets require tree removal? If so will the community have a say? Are there plans for parking for Lathlain Primary School to be accommodated on Keyes Street (adjacent to school)? Will any trees be removed? Thanks

    soozeee asked almost 4 years ago

    No trees are intended to be removed for verge parking or the park redevelopment. The design within the park is to work around the existing trees, as well as plant more, particularly at the Petherbridge Street end. 

    The Town are in discussions with the school regarding changes for the school parking. Nothing has been proposed at this stage. Retention of any trees is a prerequisite from the Parks department for any proposed changes.

  • Is the payment of the $1 million by the West Coast to the Town of Victoria Park only to be used for the facilities on Zone 2 or for use in all of the Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Zones, except Zone 1? Is the $1 million payment a single payment or does it have progress payments for when designated milestones are reached?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    The lease agreement between the Town and West Coast Eagles documents details of the $2 million funding arrangements – these can be found at Clause 21 of the lease agreement.

  • What will the expected contribution by the West Coast Eagles to the relocation and construction of the new tennis courts and is this contribution additional to the $1million that the WCE are contributing to the Town of Victoria Park for the Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    There is no obligation under the Development Approval on the West Coast Eagles to contribute to the relocation and construction of new tennis courts.  Any contribution by the West Coast Eagles to the relocation and construction of new tennis courts is not expected to be in addition to the $1 million.

  • Thank you for your reply regarding the parking across ATCO Gas main. When is the Town of Vic Park intending to apply for ATCO Gas's approval to allow parking over the gas main as the parking along the McCartney St verge has been included since the first "Lathlain Park Master Plan" which was developed in 2006 -2011 and has been included in all subsequent Plans? This approval is critical to the Lathlain Precinct redevelopment, or should all discussions at the workshop and formulation of the Management Plan be based on no parking being allowed on the verge?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    Prior to the commencement of construction of any parking along McCartney Crescent.

  • What assumptions have Flyt made in their Staged Parking Management Report regarding the off-street parking bays for Zone 2? Did the Flyt Staged Parking Management Report for Zone 1 assume that the 55 off-site bays were available in the new PFC Building or were they based on using the PFC existing VIP Parking Bays? The current PFC VIP Parking is shown as being included as part of the Zone 2 and not Zone 1. There were 104 cars parked on Zone 2 on 21 Aug 16 (Womens Football). One community idea raised at the Community Workshop No 1 was that there be no on-site parking included in Zone 2.

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    The Flyt report identifies 55 marked bays 'off street', which we interpret to be on-site (Lathlain Park).

  • Could the community be advised which group each of the 12 members of Community Reference Group is representing?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    The Town has made available the details of the community reference group, with permission of group members. This has been advertised in the Lathlain E-Newsletter, Lathlain Place website and at the community workshops.

  • I would like to see at map of Zone 2 & 3 at the workshop that shows the exact details of the land and leased areas. Curb to fence measurements, with current trees, gas pipelines, power poles and all the other details that currently lay in the zones. Enough with the block colour pretend maps.

    Maximum asked almost 4 years ago

    This can be provided. The purpose of last week's workshop was to discuss high level principles, hence the bubble diagram mapping. As we proceed further into the design more detailed information will be provided as appropriate.

  • What is the earliest date that construction will commence in Zone 2? The 2016-17 budget only has provisions for design, planning and operational matters for Zone 2, but no provision for any site works or construction.

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    The design phase is forecast to take 16 weeks. Following this, the Town will need to prepare documentation and proceed to tender for construction. This nominally may take a further 4 to 5 months. Once this process is complete construction will commence.

  • Has the Town of Victoria Park obtained approval from ATCO gas to allow parking across the gas main that runs along the verge on the Lathlain Oval side of McCartney Cres?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    Hi methanol

    The Town has not obtained approval from ATCO gas to allow parking across the gas main.

    Kind regards

    Lathlain Precinct Project Team

  • Is the Town of Victoria Park considering any timed parking restrictions for the current or future bays on McCartney Cres, Lathlain Place and around Rayment Park?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    Hi methanol

    There is currently an exercise underway involving feedback from all interested parties in that area around Lathlain Place, to determine the appropriate parking restriction mix. It is anticipated that this exercise will have to be replicated once the West Coast Eagles construction project is completed and we have a clearer understanding of what the impact of the new circumstances will be. If you would like to provide any input in to this process, please call us on (08) 9311 8111 and ask for the Coordinator Parking Technical Services. 

    Thanks

    Lathlain Precinct Project Team