Macmillan Precinct Masterplan

The Macmillan Precinct is the heart of East Victoria Park and the home of many popular Council services, community clubs and events. As the Town’s population continues to grow and change, we’re committed to ensuring the Precinct continues to meet the evolving needs of our community.

To deliver on this commitment, we need to tackle some big issues including space shortages in the Library, changing demand for facilities and programs at Lesuirelife and rising maintenance costs for ageing buildings which will require significant upgrades in the next 5 to 10 years.

To ensure the Town has a plan for all the assets, facilities and services within the Macmillan Precinct, we’re developing a masterplan to guide the future land uses of the site. The masterplan will be shaped collaboratively with the local community and explore solutions to these challenges as well as exciting opportunities to create a more inclusive, enjoyable and valuable place for the local area and all of Victoria Park. In 2019, RobertDay were appointed to develop and undertake the consultation for the masterplan.

Through community round-tables, interactive workshops and listening stations, the masterplan will consider appropriate long term uses for the Precinct with a significant focus on the future recreational, community, commercial, residential and civic needs of our Town.

What is happening now?

The Town is seeking feedback on three design scenarios which explores different possibilities for the Macmillan Precinct’s public spaces, community facilities and other land owned by the Town of Victoria Park.

The scenarios have been put together for community feedback and reflect the ideas of local residents and site stakeholders, who have directly shaped each scenario through surveys, workshops, interviews and a three-week online design forum held in May and June 2020. Community feedback on these scenarios will help to shape a final Masterplan for the Precinct

How can I get involved and participate?

View the three designs in the Design Scenario document in Document Library and share your thoughts by one of the following:

  • Online feedback form
  • Hard copy feedback form available at the Library and Administration Centre
  • Phone the Project Team and complete the form over the phone

The Project Team will be holding a webinar on the 20 July 2020, 6-7pm to review the preferred scenario selection. If you would like to attend the webinar on the 20 July simply fill out the registration below.

How can I find out more information?

The Macmillan Precinct is the heart of East Victoria Park and the home of many popular Council services, community clubs and events. As the Town’s population continues to grow and change, we’re committed to ensuring the Precinct continues to meet the evolving needs of our community.

To deliver on this commitment, we need to tackle some big issues including space shortages in the Library, changing demand for facilities and programs at Lesuirelife and rising maintenance costs for ageing buildings which will require significant upgrades in the next 5 to 10 years.

To ensure the Town has a plan for all the assets, facilities and services within the Macmillan Precinct, we’re developing a masterplan to guide the future land uses of the site. The masterplan will be shaped collaboratively with the local community and explore solutions to these challenges as well as exciting opportunities to create a more inclusive, enjoyable and valuable place for the local area and all of Victoria Park. In 2019, RobertDay were appointed to develop and undertake the consultation for the masterplan.

Through community round-tables, interactive workshops and listening stations, the masterplan will consider appropriate long term uses for the Precinct with a significant focus on the future recreational, community, commercial, residential and civic needs of our Town.

What is happening now?

The Town is seeking feedback on three design scenarios which explores different possibilities for the Macmillan Precinct’s public spaces, community facilities and other land owned by the Town of Victoria Park.

The scenarios have been put together for community feedback and reflect the ideas of local residents and site stakeholders, who have directly shaped each scenario through surveys, workshops, interviews and a three-week online design forum held in May and June 2020. Community feedback on these scenarios will help to shape a final Masterplan for the Precinct

How can I get involved and participate?

View the three designs in the Design Scenario document in Document Library and share your thoughts by one of the following:

  • Online feedback form
  • Hard copy feedback form available at the Library and Administration Centre
  • Phone the Project Team and complete the form over the phone

The Project Team will be holding a webinar on the 20 July 2020, 6-7pm to review the preferred scenario selection. If you would like to attend the webinar on the 20 July simply fill out the registration below.

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  • have the town houses on the western side of the proposed precinct been confirmed, or is this currently up for discussion?

    David48 asked 9 days ago

    Hi David,

    No elements in any of the three scenarios have been confirmed as final. Each element is open for further discussion and feedback during the feedback period.

  • Please explain what you mean by “over the next 5-10 years with both the physical building and functionality of the facility to be obsolete for the Town's future population.” What will be different about the Towns future population that will change the functional requirements of the building? Please explain what “physical” building components will become obsolete in the next 5-10 years? Please explain how the Town can hold two seemingly contradictory views? On the one hand the Town is telling us that this concrete and masonry building is ageing and has a remaining useful life of 5 to 10 years and on the other hand the Town wants Ratepayers to continue to maintain 100 year old weatherboard and brick houses seemingly forever?

    Vince Maxwell asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Vince,

    There is further detail in the Building Condition Assessments located on the Town's website (https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/About-Council/Council-documents). These documents provide detail on the physical building components assessed and their projected useful life. There is also further information on the functionality of the building, including universal accessibility limitations of the building. These documents paired with the Leisure Needs Assessment will hopefully give you an understanding of the Town's growing population, demand for future services in these facilities and the key issues we are seeking to address with the Masterplan process.

    If you would like to discuss these in further detail please contact us on 9311 8111.

  • How much has the town budgeted for this project?

    Eugenie asked 2 months ago

    Hi Eugenie,

    At the Town's Mid-Year Review of the Annual Budget Council approved a budget of $200,000 to deliver Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Macmillan Precinct Masterplan.

  • is this going to be another location where you intend to hold loud events?

    asked 4 months ago

    Good afternoon. Can you please explain further? The site encompasses a large area inclusive of Town facilities, services and private land owners. I am unsure as to what location you are referring to. Thank you

  • Why is the Town trying so hard to convince us that the Leisure centre at 35 years of age is beyond its useful life and should be replaced while at the same time the Town is trying to introduce laws to force people in Vic Park and East Vic Park to keep living in and maintaining their 100 year old houses?

    Vince Maxwell asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Vince,

    Both the community centre building and the Leisurelife Centre building are ageing and whilst the facility represents a required ongoing use for the Town and broader community, the Centre has significant functional limitations (specifically limited universal accessibility and security). 

    The assessed building components, on average. have a remaining useful like of less then 40% and are likely to decrease over the next 5-10 years with both the physical building and functionality of the facility to be obsolete for the Town's future population.

    The Town has paired the building condition assessment with a Leisure Facilities Needs Analysis to determine the future demand for Leisure services in the Town and the Macmillan Precinct. This information will be utilised by the Macmillan Precinct Working Group to shape the future planning of the site through the Macmillan Precinct Masterplan project. This is a community co-design exercise which will be guided by a community and stakeholders.

    It's important to note that the work currently being undertaken is not about planning for the facilities in the current environment but how they will service the community into the medium-long term future.

  • Hi, I was wondering if participation in the working group is paid? Thanks

    EffyLFrank asked 2 months ago

    Hi EffyLFrank,

    The Macmillan Precinct Working Group is a voluntary role and will not be paid.

  • What happens to all of the previous engagement? Billabong Early Learning Centre wasn’t engaged upfront last time and the parent committees have spent precious time each time this has come up to engage and be part of the consultation. What has happened to all of that?

    tanya_b79 asked 5 months ago

    The project team has reviewed all the previous engagement documentation as part of the preparation for this project and any relevant and important information will be incorporated into this process; however, the Macmillan Precinct Masterplan is not linked to previous projects or engagement processes undertaken within this precinct and the Town will be starting from a clean slate.

  • Can the visioning workshop be held on a day when working people can attend? Ie on a weekend day?

    tanya_b79 asked 5 months ago

    The vision workshop will be held on Saturday 7 March at the Vic Park Community Centre from 11am - 2pm.

  • I am delighted to attend the Living Longer Living Stronger programme at the Leisure life gym. At 80 it lives up to its name. Frequently the gym is very crowded. Maybe a dedicated space might be considered to cater for specific programmes. As it is no particular time seems to be for general gym use.

    Denise Main asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for your comments, please feel free to provide your feedback in further detail by submitting a survey.

  • In March 2019, the Town engaged NS Group to undertake building condition assessments and strategic asset reviews of the Town’s major buildings (including Leisurelife/Community Centre and the Library/Law Centre building). Can you please provide this document so we can see what the condition of the buildings in the John Macmillan Park Precinct are?

    Vince Maxwell asked 4 months ago

    The Strategic Asset Management plans for these facilities are currently in draft format awaiting final input for the strategic recommendations. Once these documents have been finalised and circulated to Elected Member they will be available for the community to view in full. However, as these documents are in draft the Town is unable to release them at this point in time.

    If there is any areas of interest in particular that you would like further information on please email admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au and the Town will be able to provide information from the reports in brief.