Public Open Space Strategy

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We've developed a Public Open Space Strategy for the Town of Victoria Park. This Strategy will help us shape how we develop and manage these spaces now and into the future. With a number of parks and reserves within our boundaries, public open spaces provide the community places to exercise, socialise and participate in recreational, art and cultural activities.

Public open space is land that is freely accessible and for a variety of purposes, including popular regional parks such as McCallum Park, small local playgrounds, sporting fields and civic spaces such as Memorial Gardens.

At its Ordinary Council Meeting on 17 December 2019, Council resolved to adopt the Public Open Space Strategy. Thanks to all the input from the community we now have a robust strategy that is being implemented across many projects in the Town.

What is happening now?

At it's Ordinary Council Meeting in December, Council resolved to adopt the draft Public Open Space Strategy. Thank you to everyone that participated in all stages of the project.

Where can I find out more information?

You can find out more information by one of the following:

  • Read the final document on the Towns website (see important links)
  • Read the information in the document library and FAQs

We've developed a Public Open Space Strategy for the Town of Victoria Park. This Strategy will help us shape how we develop and manage these spaces now and into the future. With a number of parks and reserves within our boundaries, public open spaces provide the community places to exercise, socialise and participate in recreational, art and cultural activities.

Public open space is land that is freely accessible and for a variety of purposes, including popular regional parks such as McCallum Park, small local playgrounds, sporting fields and civic spaces such as Memorial Gardens.

At its Ordinary Council Meeting on 17 December 2019, Council resolved to adopt the Public Open Space Strategy. Thanks to all the input from the community we now have a robust strategy that is being implemented across many projects in the Town.

What is happening now?

At it's Ordinary Council Meeting in December, Council resolved to adopt the draft Public Open Space Strategy. Thank you to everyone that participated in all stages of the project.

Where can I find out more information?

You can find out more information by one of the following:

  • Read the final document on the Towns website (see important links)
  • Read the information in the document library and FAQs
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  • It would be good to see council's take a stand for their constituents to try and limit this growth. As I said this will lead to more apartment blocks and congestion, regardless of how well this is planned. Through many polls it can be seen that a majority of Australian's do not wish for rapid national growth to continue though the federal and state governments are ignoring these concerns. It would be good to see some effort from the local level of government to provide a voice to these concerns, which at these stage is desperately lacking. Having worked through Western Sydney and Melbourne, I frequently hear of the disgust for local and state governments completely ruining the character a liveability of suburbs they have lived in for years. I do understand the situation and respect the town is following "orders" yet discussions on the level of growth (not just the planning of the growth), I would think, is a crucial conversation to have Thanks, Nick

    almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your statement Nick. 

  • Hello, I have become aware of Victoria Park's plans to rapidly increase the population of the area. Having lived in Melbourne I have seen the detrimental effects of rapid population growth on ease of transport, community cohesion and quality of life in general. I was wondering does this decision come from local, state or federal level? Further what is the council's stance on the growth itself? I fear that the plan for rapid population increase is attractive to government and business as it creates more revenue etc however, at the cost of the quality of life of your constituents. I would like to see Victoria Park council take active steps to limit population growth to sustainable levels. This is more beneficial to the environment and community in general. If all councils and state departments could work together for a sustainable growth plan for Perth, it would be far more beneficial for all residents, especially when compared to the problems from high growth areas in Sydney and Melbourne. Kind Regards, Nick

    nickgriffin asked almost 2 years ago

    Thanks for your questions and comments Nick.

    The WA State Government, as part of its Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million planning strategy and associated plans, has set a target for 19,400 new dwellings to be built in the Town of Victoria Park by 2050.

    The Town is obliged under State Government legislation to ensure its local planning framework is aligned with the State’s planning ambitions.

    To this end, the Town in 2017 following an extensive community engagement process, adopted a new Strategic Community Plan with the vision for the future being to make the Town a dynamic place for everyone. The Plan recognises the need to comprehensively plan for what will effectively be a doubling of the Town’s population to 75,000 by 2050 and sets out the mission for the Town to be Perth’s most engaged, empowered and thriving community and premier place for entertainment and entrepreneurship, in addition to being a leader in sustainability and putting people first in urban design and community safety.

    The Town’s draft Local Planning Strategy builds on this mission by setting out a series of strategies and actions for land use, activity centres, transport and other infrastructure, the environment and community development. The draft Strategy is currently with the State Government to determine if it is suitable to be advertised for public comment. Once approval is granted, the Town will again engage with the community on the future planning direction proposed in the draft Strategy and would encourage your involvement when this time comes.

    If you require any more information in the meantime, feel free to contact the Town’s Place Planning team on 08 9311 8111.