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

Do you have a question for the City in relation to this project.  If so, ask us here and we will respond. 

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  • The bush land of Allen Park is the nesting place for numerous birds. Galahs and parrots in particular rely on the hollows in the mature Tuart trees. Will a study of the bird life be undertaken?

    Miriam Borthwick asked 11 days ago

    Hi Miriam,

    Thank you for your question!

    A bird study has previously been undertaken as part of the development of the Allen Park Management Plan 2013-2018, you can read this document on our website by clicking here.  The Consultants developing the Allen Park Master Plan were provided with a copy of this and have taken it into consideration as part of the development of the Plan.



  • Hi have you thought about mountain bike trails through Allen park great for young people. Maybe contact wamtb association they would have some good ideas. Jono

    Jono asked 3 months ago

    Hi Jono, excellent question, yes we have considered mountain bike trails and we have also contemplated a pump track as part of a youth precinct area.

    We do however need to provide adequate trails throughout the area that are accessible for a wider range of users that can accommodate walker, joggers, people with prams, wheelchairs and dogs and suchlike.  Although these sorts of paths are great for bikes, such trails wouldn’t offer much excitement unfortunately for mountain bikers looking for more of a challenge.  At this stage it doesn’t look like there is enough accessible area to create additional mountain bike bush challenges separate to an accessible network of paths, that is, without impacting on the bushland which we are trying to conserve.  Mountain bike trails are generally not suitable in areas where the bushland is sensitive, such as in many parts of Allen Park, especially if more adventurous people start exploring off the given trails. Saying this, the development of the master plan is still underway and we are still analysing the various options and exploring this as an idea with an expert in this field.


  • Why does this project not begin with the two previous community consultations for Master Plans for Allen Park which were very comprehensive and conclusive but unfortunately not adopted by Council, thereby wasting resources repeating work already done?

    Maxine Mazzucchelli asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The last document developed, the ‘Swanbourne Precinct Master plan Elements 2010' is a key part of this project, you can find it in the ‘document library’ on this engagement page. 

    You are right in that this document was never endorsed by Council, but is considered to be a fundamental starting point to guide the City’s future development, recreation allocation and conservation activities within the precinct.  Even with this, there is still an outstanding need to address the issues that prevented this from gaining endorsement and to develop a suitable master plan that effectively plans for the current and future needs of the area, the community, and its users, with the outcome being of a finalised plan that has Council endorsement.

    The 2010 document was provided to all consultants submitting quotes to undertake the work with a scope that the City now requires an up to date review of the master plan for Allen Park giving recognition that a number of elements identified in the 2010 document have been delivered and review changes since that work was completed.  Effectively this work is now a continuation of the work that has been carried out previously with an aim to produce a master plan that will suitably cater all of for the current and future users.


  • As the Allen Park precinct (whole area) is an important recreational centre for the City of Nedlands, what efforts are being made to consult with broader Nedlands - this is important for the City as a whole?

    petaped asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    There are opportunities for the broader Nedlands community to participate in this project.  The City has:

    • Placed advertisements in The Post Newspaper and the Western Suburbs Weekly advising of the engagement opportunities for people to participate
    • Prepared a media release for The Post Newspaper which appeared as an article in The Post
    • Developed this engagement page
    • Developed an online community survey (on the engagement page)
    • Organised a ‘drop-in session’ at the Allen Park Pavilion, on Wednesday 21 June between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.

    This project will be undertaken over the next five to six months and there will be a number of opportunities provided for the community to participate in the engagement activities from the initial research, forming views on the future of Allen Park to providing feedback on the draft master plan.

  • Having completed the online survey and having a keen interest in the development of the Allen Park Master Plan, will we be consulted as it evolves and will we get a summary of the plan when completed?

    Chris Cole asked 5 months ago

    There will be a number of opportunities to feedback throughout the process.

    The initial community survey and drop-in session, along with separate user group surveys and meetings will provide the consultants with information to commence planning of the site. Once a draft master plan has been developed, this will be made available on the Your Voice page for comment and feedback, both through the website and at a further drop-in session. A separate user group workshop will also be held prior to the final master plan development.

    The feedback tool on Your Voice will remain open and will allow the consultants and the City to share information as the project develops.

    The final master plan will be published on Your Voice and made available for viewing at libraries and the City of Nedlands Administration office.  The document will be subject to Council adoption.