Old Spaces, New Places - A new urban space for Albany Highway's west end

Old Spaces, New Places (OSNP) is a program targeting locations within the Town that can be renewed and upgraded for greater community use and benefit. This is the third project to be progressed as part of the OSNP program and will be located along the western end of Albany Highway within Victoria Park.

Three potential locations have been shortlisted for the delivery of the new urban space.

  • Location 1 – The intersection of Leonard Street and Albany Highway, which interfaces with the entry to the Victoria Park Central shopping centre.
  • Location 2 – The intersection of Albany Highway with Harvey Street and McMaster Street, which interfaces with Memorial Gardens
  • Location 3 – The intersection of Albany Highway with Mackie Street and Rushton Street, which serves as a transition/entry point into the heart of the Victoria Park commercial, hospitality and retail precinct.

Project #3 presents an opportunity to create an urban space that enhances user experience and provides a heart and meeting space for the local community. This project aims to:

  • Confirm the location of the public realm improvement from a shortlist of locations; and
  • Prepare and approve a design concept for a public realm improvement and new urban space for the chosen location that can transition to detailed design and construction

What is happening now?

The Town is currently seeking high-level community input to identify the attributes and features of the public realm that should be prioritised in the creation of a new urban space. These will inform the Town and community representatives during the the Community "Walk-shop", which will inform preparation of preliminary design concepts for each of the shortlisted locations.

Expressions of interest are being sought for volunteers (Victoria Park residents, businesses and landowners) to act as local community representatives at a project 'walk-shop'. This event will include a tour of the shortlisted locations to explore spatial opportunities for a new urban space. Participants will work collectively with the designers to inform the creation of high-level preliminary ideas for the three shortlisted locations.

How can i get involved?

How can i find out more information?

  • Ask a question below and we will respond
  • Contact the project team on 08 9311 8111
  • Read the FAQ's and the documents in the Document Library

Old Spaces, New Places (OSNP) is a program targeting locations within the Town that can be renewed and upgraded for greater community use and benefit. This is the third project to be progressed as part of the OSNP program and will be located along the western end of Albany Highway within Victoria Park.

Three potential locations have been shortlisted for the delivery of the new urban space.

  • Location 1 – The intersection of Leonard Street and Albany Highway, which interfaces with the entry to the Victoria Park Central shopping centre.
  • Location 2 – The intersection of Albany Highway with Harvey Street and McMaster Street, which interfaces with Memorial Gardens
  • Location 3 – The intersection of Albany Highway with Mackie Street and Rushton Street, which serves as a transition/entry point into the heart of the Victoria Park commercial, hospitality and retail precinct.

Project #3 presents an opportunity to create an urban space that enhances user experience and provides a heart and meeting space for the local community. This project aims to:

  • Confirm the location of the public realm improvement from a shortlist of locations; and
  • Prepare and approve a design concept for a public realm improvement and new urban space for the chosen location that can transition to detailed design and construction

What is happening now?

The Town is currently seeking high-level community input to identify the attributes and features of the public realm that should be prioritised in the creation of a new urban space. These will inform the Town and community representatives during the the Community "Walk-shop", which will inform preparation of preliminary design concepts for each of the shortlisted locations.

Expressions of interest are being sought for volunteers (Victoria Park residents, businesses and landowners) to act as local community representatives at a project 'walk-shop'. This event will include a tour of the shortlisted locations to explore spatial opportunities for a new urban space. Participants will work collectively with the designers to inform the creation of high-level preliminary ideas for the three shortlisted locations.

How can i get involved?

How can i find out more information?

  • Ask a question below and we will respond
  • Contact the project team on 08 9311 8111
  • Read the FAQ's and the documents in the Document Library

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  • Re: Old Spaces, New Places I have read the letter you sent me and looked everything on your web site but I have no idea what is being proposed? The description is way too abstract. Can you give some concrete examples? Will it involve demolishing all the buildings in these locations or is just a cosmetic facelift for them?

    phil31753 Asked 4 days ago

    Hi Phil

    OSNP #3 is looking at revitalising an existing public realm environment at one of three shortlisted locations (intersection environments) along Albany Highway. This could include changes or additions to the various elements that contribute to these urban spaces, including street trees and other plantings, pavement and road materials, the width and design of the road carriageway and pedestrian paths, street lighting, wayfinding signage, public art, play spaces, entry statements, seating etc. 

    Buildings located at these intersections are private property and will not be demolished or revamped.