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

Do you have feedback for the City in relation to this project.  Please provide your feedback here. There are also a number of other ways you can provide feedback on this project.  Please read the front page to find out other options.

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Please just keep it green, we need more natural space, not more car parks and organised sports venues!

Suzanne about 5 hours ago

Keep the oval green and for informal recreation, play and sports. More people will get to enjoy this beautiful space this way. Over developing this with eg a turf will limit the use to a select group of users, which for a large part are not local. There are better spaces which are more suitable for organised sport use.

Evelien Heyning about 20 hours ago

Keep it green

AndrewB about 21 hours ago

It has to remain as green space. The proposal for a turf is flawed. The field is contaminated and unstable and incapable of development proposed without massive expense to ratepayers. Secondly road infrastructure is inadequate and insufficient to deal with significantly more traffic which this use would generate. Swanbourne Oval should be rehabilitated as green space for use by dog owners and markets.

E & J Evangelista about 21 hours ago

Please keep it green for the benefit of all - people and animals alike.

Ingrid about 22 hours ago

Please keep it green. It is beautiful as it is.

Jacqueline Gray about 22 hours ago

we need revegetation not buildings and more concrete carparks. keep our area green with less traffic. we dont want floodlit astroturf hockey fields or concrete water polo pools for a privileged few. think instead of the wildlife and the bush corridor to be enjoyed by everyone. keep it green!!

Peter Haselhurst about 23 hours ago

My preference is for more bush and thoughtful linkages between beach and bush - enhancement of what is there (eg walking pathways, additional plantings etc). Any new formalised car parking that is really actually required (and this should be thoroughly tested as 1st prize is no more car parking, rather natural vegetation wherever possible linking the different areas of the park) should be kept away from resident's homes eg that proposed between the bridge club and the rugby club should be pushed north away from homes and vegetation screening put in place.
Any new facilities should not be single purpose and "exclusionary". They should be capable of being used by everyone and at any time eg hockey facilities would be a blight and simply inappropriate for such an area. They would prevent free movement between the various parts of the park and would neccessarily lock out the relevant area from use by all park users other than hockey players. An odd result.

Geoff Simpson 1 day ago

Further to my other comments, could new parking e.g. new formalised car parking (the island of trees and parking at the entrance to the Bridge Club) be kept away from residents' homes? We are already struggling with the congestion, noise, hoons that use the car park after hours. In other words, could all parking be towards the same area, rather than there now being more bitumen added to the existing entrance to the car park?

Jennifer Simpson 1 day ago

I approve of any revegetation of Allen Park area, for example the revegetation of the area north of the swanbourne oval and revegetation of the area that is at present used as a overflow parking, above the rugby club rooms on Odern Cres. I do not like the options of more sporting development on the ovals (i.e. Dolphins or Hockey) and approve of the use of the area north of the surf lifeasaving club to be kept for family use or youth space. Maintaining any of the areas as a 'village green' or for training overflow, rather than any development is important . JS

Jennifer Simpson 1 day ago

sheet A beach front facilities- yes to option 3 ie our preference is to extend family recreation area but only if it means keeping it green and planting vegetation (we definately vote NO to option 2 - future commercial)
sheet B swanbourne beach oval - yes to option 1 ie our preference is to rehab the existing oval and keep the space green or replant bush. (we definately vote NO to the hockey proposal! this area needs environmental protection and replabting greenery, we do not want astroturf, lights and traffic!!! )
sheet C former lawn bowls area - yes to option 1 or option 3 ie whatever involves green space for overflow training or dogs, so long as there is no building or bitumen. locals want green space and bush for the communtiy to enjoy we do not concrete, buildings and traffic ie we definately say NO to option 2 - water polo!

Julia Frodsham 1 day ago

I'd love to see the area kept as green as possible with plenty of vegetation, particularly I. The sparse patch near the bridge club (although there has been a bit of planting there already thanks) and the grasses areas remaining. The playground would love an upgrade but otherwise I wouldn't want to see more bitumen or development.

K Hunt

Kate Hunt 1 day ago

More vegetation and shade please. Use the area for recreation space for walking, cycling, kids playing, eg playground and or skate park. Picnic and barbecue spaces.
No more bitumen or other hot artificial surfaces.

Gregvanschie 2 days ago

The area next to the bridge club should be developed. Currently it turns into a desert wasteland in summer. A walking path should be put in connecting the oval to the car park. With trees lining the path for shade. The land could be developed into a swimming pool. If not that then trees should be planted to provide shade and stop the sandy desert forming. The upper and lower oval should stay as is only with better lighting at night. The playground could be expanded into the current dump site (or whatever that fenced off hole is) next to it. Wood street should become a cul-de-sac at the park end however remaining passable for cyclists. It is dangerous at present the amount of cyclists and traffic on that road, especially at the weekend.

KateC 2 days ago

I would like the area to have excellent access by foot and bike. I support increased bike parking but not increased car parking. Increased bitumen in areas of precious costal land is a poor use of space. Any existing upgrades to parking should be on permeable surfaces. I would support a reduction in car parking. I support increased vegetation with native trees so that the area is cooler and shaded for recreational users. I support the use of natural surfaces such as a bike track. I do not support the use of artificial surfaces such as bitumen and astroturf. I would support an increase in parking for the disabled to maintain access to recreational areas for people of all ages and abilities. I would support the construction of a sensory or all abilities play ground surrounded by natural shade. We need to preserve and increase our green corridors.

Helen Sadler 2 days ago

I would like the upper oval to be kept informal recreation - no hockey pitches or water polo pools please. This area is used by a variety of people, children, old and young - dog walkers, runners, informal training groups, kids learning to ride their bikes, the whole community gets to benefit from the views of the ocean and the relaxed nature of the oval. It is a little slice of heaven that needs to be kept multi-use and full access. If you want to do something else to it then pop a walking /cycling track around the edge so that kids can ride their bikes up and down the wonky little hills that make it special. We need to preserve bushland and not develop sites like this.

Julie Pethick 2 days ago

Unfortunately couldn't attend the Swanbourne Traffic Meeting but I would like to register my strong support for making Wood Street more bicycle friendly and lowering the vehicle speeds on this street.

TrevorC 20 days ago