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 October 2017.

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 October 2017.

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
  • The draft Allen Park Master Plan is now being prepared

    25 days ago

    Thank you to everyone who has contributed over the past few months toward the development of the Allen Park Master Plan.

    We are now at the exciting stage where we can take everything we have heard and prepare a draft Master Plan. Once this is drafted it will be published here on Your Voice, providing an opportunity for further feedback, before being finalised in readiness for presentation to Council.

    If you would like to receive an email notification when this is published, please let us know by dropping an email to Polly Fisher at pfisher@nedlands.wa.gov.au. If you have already... Continue reading

    Thank you to everyone who has contributed over the past few months toward the development of the Allen Park Master Plan.

    We are now at the exciting stage where we can take everything we have heard and prepare a draft Master Plan. Once this is drafted it will be published here on Your Voice, providing an opportunity for further feedback, before being finalised in readiness for presentation to Council.

    If you would like to receive an email notification when this is published, please let us know by dropping an email to Polly Fisher at pfisher@nedlands.wa.gov.au. If you have already confirmed your email address when attending the Community Workshop on 30 August, we will automatically send you a notification.

  • Progress in developing the master plan continues

    about 2 months ago
    Workshop participants

    The Consultants, ABV Leisure, have nearly completed gathering information from the community, park users, and stakeholders to identify what they like about Allen Park, what they think could be improved, would they would like to see changed and to raise issues or submit proposals.

    If you would like to provide any comment on the options presented at the Community Workshop held on Tuesday, 30 August, please see the forum tab to provide your feedback. Remember, a draft plan will also be published here on Your Voice for further feedback once it has been developed.

    Information was collected in various ways... Continue reading

    The Consultants, ABV Leisure, have nearly completed gathering information from the community, park users, and stakeholders to identify what they like about Allen Park, what they think could be improved, would they would like to see changed and to raise issues or submit proposals.

    If you would like to provide any comment on the options presented at the Community Workshop held on Tuesday, 30 August, please see the forum tab to provide your feedback. Remember, a draft plan will also be published here on Your Voice for further feedback once it has been developed.

    Information was collected in various ways including phone calls, written submissions, a public drop in session and individual meetings (see the document library for a summary of their findings from these engagement activities). These findings were used to develop ideas and options for the area.

  • Great contributions from the workshop

    about 2 months ago
    Worshop participants 30 august 2017

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the community workshop held on Wednesday evening for the Allen Park Master Plan. Over 60 people attended who reviewed the ideas and options (refer document library).

    ABV Leisure provided a short presentation with question and answer opportunities. ABV then presented options for the precinct that were developed based on the previous consultation. The options were presented to generate discussion and feedback as part of the community engagement process. They were not recommendations and not fixed. Participants then undertook three activities in small groups:

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the community workshop held on Wednesday evening for the Allen Park Master Plan. Over 60 people attended who reviewed the ideas and options (refer document library).

    ABV Leisure provided a short presentation with question and answer opportunities. ABV then presented options for the precinct that were developed based on the previous consultation. The options were presented to generate discussion and feedback as part of the community engagement process. They were not recommendations and not fixed. Participants then undertook three activities in small groups:

    • Activity 1 – As a group, participants looked at Allen Park split into three separate maps showing ‘overall precinct ideas’, tasked to discuss and decide what elements they liked, and which they didn’t like or needed improvement. Participants wrote their collective thoughts down on sticky notes placed on the maps using yellow for ‘likes’ and pink for elements they though needed ‘re-thinking or improved’
    • Activity 2 – As a group, participants looked at three separate maps with ‘ideas and options’, tasked to discuss and decide which ideas and options they liked, and which they didn’t like or needed improvement. Participants wrote their collective thoughts down on sticky notes placed on the maps using yellow for ‘likes’ and pink for elements they though needed ‘re-thinking or improved’
    • Activity 3 – As an individual, participants were given five stickers each to place on any of the six maps to indicate their preferences.

    After each activity one person from each table presented their thoughts on the elements/ideas the table liked the most, or needed the most improvement.

    A number of participants have provided positive feedback about the workshop.

    All of information has now been taken by the Consultants for analysis and for use in developing a draft Master Plan based on the feedback collated.

    If you didn't attend the workshop and would like to provide some feedback on the options and ideas explored, please read the documents in the document library and provide your feedback using the Forum tab provided.

    Once the draft Master Plan has been developed it will be published here on Your Voice for further feedback.


  • Swanbourne Traffic Management - Resident Briefing - Outcomes

    about 2 months ago
    Crowd

    The City held a community briefing with approximately 60 members of the Swanbourne community on Monday, 28 August 2017 in relation to traffic management at Swanbourne. The briefing was attended by Mayor Hipkins, Councillors Horley, Smyth, McManus and Binks, and City Officers.

    Please refer to the document library on the Community Updates page for a summary of the meeting discussions and attachments.

    The City held a community briefing with approximately 60 members of the Swanbourne community on Monday, 28 August 2017 in relation to traffic management at Swanbourne. The briefing was attended by Mayor Hipkins, Councillors Horley, Smyth, McManus and Binks, and City Officers.

    Please refer to the document library on the Community Updates page for a summary of the meeting discussions and attachments.

  • Allen Park Master Plan Workshop - Registrations open

    2 months 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


    Registrations now closed. This workshop has taken place.


  • Feedback from the Survey

    3 months 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....

          3 months 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

          3 months 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

          4 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

          5 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.