Allen Park Master Plan

Are you a user of the Allen Park Precinct, or do you have an interest or interested in the future of the Precinct? If so, the City invites you to participate in the community engagement activities to plan for its future. Your feedback will help shape its future.

The Allen Park Precinct is an important asset for the community. In recognition, the City is embarking on a master plan for the precinct to provide a framework for any future development. It will consider existing conservation efforts and the heritage of the area, matched with the park’s links to nearby beaches and its regional role as a central sporting facility in the western suburbs. The process will investigate the optimal mix of various sports at the reserve, along with the established environmental area, while balancing access to the community for casual and passive recreation purposes.

Consultancy company, ABV Leisure Consultancy has been appointed by the City to prepare the master plan including the community engagement activities.

The project is in the very early stages and the local community and key stakeholders will be consulted, engaged and informed at every step of the way. Information will be published here as the project develops to keep the community informed and involved. To keep updated, check out this page regularly as the page will continue to develop and provide new information as the project progresses.

Master Plan Process

The City and the Consultant team will undertake a number of processes in the master plan development:

  • Consult with identified key stakeholders to identify uses, issues and needs, now and into the future
  • Engage with the community about what is important to them
  • Undertake a detailed analysis of the demographic profile and projections
  • Undertake a site analysis to identifying constraints, existing vegetation and other features
  • Review of surrounding neighbourhoods and consult with government agencies
  • Undertake a benchmark analysis and identify opportunities
  • Undertake an environmental and heritage analysis
  • Analyse current parking and traffic issues and ensure these are considered in any future plans.

All of that information will be assessed and considered in developing the draft master plan. The draft plan will then be available for community input and feedback before the final plan is developed.

Please note, all information placed on this engagement page will be referred to the Consultants.

How can you be involved, find out more or provide feedback?

You can participate in this project by registering (tab at the top of this page), reading the information in the document library and the FAQs, and/or:

Community Stakeholder Groups and Sporting Groups:

  • Community stakeholder groups will be interviewed by the Consultant team
  • Sporting groups to assist by completing a user survey along with meeting with the Consultant Team.

Following the draft master plan development, the plan will be available for comment on this engagement page along with the opportunity to provide feedback at a further community drop in session planned for August 2017.

A second community drop-in session is planned for August along with a workshop to present and discuss the draft plan directly to the stakeholder and sporting groups.

Project updates

Updates will be provided via the News Feed on this page. Information being provided will change from time to time along with key dates as the project progresses. To keep up-to-date please view the information by:

  • Reading the reports in the document library
  • Reading the FAQs
  • Checking out the key dates
  • Reading our updates in the News Feed

Are you a user of the Allen Park Precinct, or do you have an interest or interested in the future of the Precinct? If so, the City invites you to participate in the community engagement activities to plan for its future. Your feedback will help shape its future.

The Allen Park Precinct is an important asset for the community. In recognition, the City is embarking on a master plan for the precinct to provide a framework for any future development. It will consider existing conservation efforts and the heritage of the area, matched with the park’s links to nearby beaches and its regional role as a central sporting facility in the western suburbs. The process will investigate the optimal mix of various sports at the reserve, along with the established environmental area, while balancing access to the community for casual and passive recreation purposes.

Consultancy company, ABV Leisure Consultancy has been appointed by the City to prepare the master plan including the community engagement activities.

The project is in the very early stages and the local community and key stakeholders will be consulted, engaged and informed at every step of the way. Information will be published here as the project develops to keep the community informed and involved. To keep updated, check out this page regularly as the page will continue to develop and provide new information as the project progresses.

Master Plan Process

The City and the Consultant team will undertake a number of processes in the master plan development:

  • Consult with identified key stakeholders to identify uses, issues and needs, now and into the future
  • Engage with the community about what is important to them
  • Undertake a detailed analysis of the demographic profile and projections
  • Undertake a site analysis to identifying constraints, existing vegetation and other features
  • Review of surrounding neighbourhoods and consult with government agencies
  • Undertake a benchmark analysis and identify opportunities
  • Undertake an environmental and heritage analysis
  • Analyse current parking and traffic issues and ensure these are considered in any future plans.

All of that information will be assessed and considered in developing the draft master plan. The draft plan will then be available for community input and feedback before the final plan is developed.

Please note, all information placed on this engagement page will be referred to the Consultants.

How can you be involved, find out more or provide feedback?

You can participate in this project by registering (tab at the top of this page), reading the information in the document library and the FAQs, and/or:

Community Stakeholder Groups and Sporting Groups:

  • Community stakeholder groups will be interviewed by the Consultant team
  • Sporting groups to assist by completing a user survey along with meeting with the Consultant Team.

Following the draft master plan development, the plan will be available for comment on this engagement page along with the opportunity to provide feedback at a further community drop in session planned for August 2017.

A second community drop-in session is planned for August along with a workshop to present and discuss the draft plan directly to the stakeholder and sporting groups.

Project updates

Updates will be provided via the News Feed on this page. Information being provided will change from time to time along with key dates as the project progresses. To keep up-to-date please view the information by:

  • Reading the reports in the document library
  • Reading the FAQs
  • Checking out the key dates
  • Reading our updates in the News Feed
  • Allen Park Master Plan Workshop - Registrations open

    2 days ago
    Workshop picture

    The consultants undertaking the Allen Park Master Plan have now undertaken a number of engagement activities gathering ideas, issues and identifying what people feel is most important for the area. This has been achieved through use of online tools, a survey, community drop in session, individual meetings and collation of written submissions.

    The next step is to undertake a workshop to explore potential ideas and options prior to the development of a draft master plan. Everyone is invited to this workshop, however it will be essential to register for this event so that materials for the workshop can be organised.

    ... Continue reading

    The consultants undertaking the Allen Park Master Plan have now undertaken a number of engagement activities gathering ideas, issues and identifying what people feel is most important for the area. This has been achieved through use of online tools, a survey, community drop in session, individual meetings and collation of written submissions.

    The next step is to undertake a workshop to explore potential ideas and options prior to the development of a draft master plan. Everyone is invited to this workshop, however it will be essential to register for this event so that materials for the workshop can be organised.

    The workshop is being held as follows:

    Venue: Associates Rugby Union Football Club, Odern Crescent, Swanbourne

    Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

    Time: 6pm-8.30pm


    Click here to register your place


  • Feedback from the Survey

    27 days ago

    The survey has now closed and the initial key themes have been identified. Over 100 people completed the survey. Below are a summary of the key themes:

    What people most like about Allen Park:

    • Green spaces / open spaces
    • It is used a lot
    • There is a sense of community
    • Dog walking and dog friendly
    • Natural Environment – bushland, wildlife and trails
    • Diversity of uses
    • Sports playing fields
    • Access to the beach
    • Safe and friendly
    • It is well maintained
    • Creates community connections

    What people dislike or needs improvement:

    The survey has now closed and the initial key themes have been identified. Over 100 people completed the survey. Below are a summary of the key themes:

    What people most like about Allen Park:

    • Green spaces / open spaces
    • It is used a lot
    • There is a sense of community
    • Dog walking and dog friendly
    • Natural Environment – bushland, wildlife and trails
    • Diversity of uses
    • Sports playing fields
    • Access to the beach
    • Safe and friendly
    • It is well maintained
    • Creates community connections

      What people dislike or needs improvement:
      • Playground area is out-dated and dirty
      • Smelly bins
      • People not picking up after their dogs
      • Parking
      • Traffic
      • Bridge Club
      • Trails maintenance and signage
      • Not enough for children and teenagers
      • Threat of change – that the park will not be preserved for use by the whole community
      • Toilets locked (not accessible)
      • Nothing needs to be changed

        What people would like to see in the park:

        • Keep as is for all to use
        • More seating
        • Improve playgrounds area / nature playground
        • Youth Activities – skate park / pump track
        • Better access for parking
        • Recognition of natural environment / bushland incorporated into A class reserve
        • Traffic speed deterrents
        • Develop more active space for sports
        • More bushland and plant species
        • Weed removal
        • Public toilets
        • Improve path connections / linkages
        • Maintain access as dog exercise area
        • More drink fountains
        • Improved lighting

          A detailed analysis of the survey responses in now underway which will be presented as part of the next engagement activities being undertaken - the User Group and Key Stakeholders workshop (30 August 2017) and Community Drop-in Session (date to be determined).
        • The story so far....

          27 days ago
          Jen   community member looking at wall chart

          Community engagement activities are well underway for the Allen Park Master Plan project and some key themes are arising. Feedback is being collated from a variety of sources and the results will be published following the conclusion of the user group meetings.

          ABV Leisure, the Project Consultants will take this information to develop ideas and options for Allen Park for presentation at a workshop . A further drop-in session will be held with the community at a date yet to be determined.

          Once a draft plan has been developed, it will also be published for further feedback. Please see the... Continue reading

          Community engagement activities are well underway for the Allen Park Master Plan project and some key themes are arising. Feedback is being collated from a variety of sources and the results will be published following the conclusion of the user group meetings.

          ABV Leisure, the Project Consultants will take this information to develop ideas and options for Allen Park for presentation at a workshop . A further drop-in session will be held with the community at a date yet to be determined.

          Once a draft plan has been developed, it will also be published for further feedback. Please see the Key Dates section for more information.

        • Survey closed - thank you for participating

          about 1 month ago
          Improvement2

          Thank you everyone who participated in the survey.

          The survey has now closed and an overview of the results will be provided soon.

          Thank you everyone who participated in the survey.

          The survey has now closed and an overview of the results will be provided soon.

        • Drop-in Session a Success

          about 2 months ago
          Allen park collage

          The drop-in session at Allen Park on Wednesday, 21 June was a success. The Consultant team met members of the community to discuss their issues, concerns and thoughts for the future of the Allen Park Precinct. This information will now inform the next phase of the project.

          Thank you for participating and stay tuned for the next update and further opportunities to participate in this exciting project.


          The drop-in session at Allen Park on Wednesday, 21 June was a success. The Consultant team met members of the community to discuss their issues, concerns and thoughts for the future of the Allen Park Precinct. This information will now inform the next phase of the project.

          Thank you for participating and stay tuned for the next update and further opportunities to participate in this exciting project.


        • A new master plan for Allen Park has commenced

          3 months ago
          Make things happen image cropped

          The City of Nedlands is planning for the future of the Allen Park Precinct facilities, amenities and services for the community and would like to hear your opinions on additions, improvements and upgrades you might like to see, and what is important to you.

          What do you feel is needed to ensure all segments of the community have access to this important community asset?

          A Balanced View (ABV) Leisure Consultancy Services has been engaged to help facilitate this process and will be available to speak individually with members of the public at the following place and times:

          Venue: Allen Park... Continue reading

          The City of Nedlands is planning for the future of the Allen Park Precinct facilities, amenities and services for the community and would like to hear your opinions on additions, improvements and upgrades you might like to see, and what is important to you.

          What do you feel is needed to ensure all segments of the community have access to this important community asset?

          A Balanced View (ABV) Leisure Consultancy Services has been engaged to help facilitate this process and will be available to speak individually with members of the public at the following place and times:

          Venue: Allen Park Pavilion

          Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2017

          Time: Drop in any time between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

          For further information please contact Jenni Brown, ABV Leisure Consultancy, email jennibrown.projects@icloud.com

          Can’t make the meeting? You can also complete the community survey on this engagement page. You can also provide comments or ask the City a question.

          The survey period closes on 24 June 2017.