Carrington Park - Proposed Enviro-scape Master Plan

Are you a user of Carrington Park or reside near the Park? Do you use the playground with your children, exercise your dog, or go there to enjoy the surrounds and catch up with friends? Are you interested in water conservation and learning new practices to conserve this finite resource? If so, we invite you to participate in developing an enviro-scape master plan for this important City Park.

This project involves identifying and researching a range of topics, possible constraints, opportunities and issues relevant to Carrington Park.

The aim is to develop a strategic vision for the park’s future use and development, aligned to current service levels and budgets. Issues to be considered include the natural and built environment, water quality and conservation, climate change, along with accessibility, amenity, community use and ensuring the park is fit for purpose.


The enviro-scape master plan aims to ensure community needs are met in the most economical way possible for the Park’s lifespan.

Community Engagement Results - The next steps

The feedback from the Community Information Sessions and comments provided through this engagement page have been considered by the City and the following three options have been developed taking into consideration the feedback (see newsfeed below):

  • Option 1 - Increased children’s play area from the current area, and a fully fenced dog space with access from Weld and Broome Streets
  • Option 2 - Increased children’s play area with reduced dog space from Option 1, and a fully fenced dog space with access from Weld Street
  • Option 3 - The same sized children’s play area, from Option 2, and a dog space open at Weld Street.

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

You can participate in this review by:

  • Please review the three options and provide your preference by completing the online survey "Which option do you prefer?" (see below). You will need to register to complete the survey using Register to get involved tab on this. If you would like assistance, please telephone the PA to the Director Technical Services (Corinne Graff), on 9273 3500 for assistance.
  • Quick feedback can be provided by using the Feedback tab
  • Ask us by using the Ask Us a Question tab and we will respond

Project updates and the outcomes will be published via the News Feed on this page.

The engagement period closes on Monday, 4 December 2017.

It is important that you complete the survey (Which option do you prefer?)
as the results will be used as part of reporting the community's
preferred option to Council.

Are you a user of Carrington Park or reside near the Park? Do you use the playground with your children, exercise your dog, or go there to enjoy the surrounds and catch up with friends? Are you interested in water conservation and learning new practices to conserve this finite resource? If so, we invite you to participate in developing an enviro-scape master plan for this important City Park.

This project involves identifying and researching a range of topics, possible constraints, opportunities and issues relevant to Carrington Park.

The aim is to develop a strategic vision for the park’s future use and development, aligned to current service levels and budgets. Issues to be considered include the natural and built environment, water quality and conservation, climate change, along with accessibility, amenity, community use and ensuring the park is fit for purpose.


The enviro-scape master plan aims to ensure community needs are met in the most economical way possible for the Park’s lifespan.

Community Engagement Results - The next steps

The feedback from the Community Information Sessions and comments provided through this engagement page have been considered by the City and the following three options have been developed taking into consideration the feedback (see newsfeed below):

  • Option 1 - Increased children’s play area from the current area, and a fully fenced dog space with access from Weld and Broome Streets
  • Option 2 - Increased children’s play area with reduced dog space from Option 1, and a fully fenced dog space with access from Weld Street
  • Option 3 - The same sized children’s play area, from Option 2, and a dog space open at Weld Street.

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

You can participate in this review by:

  • Please review the three options and provide your preference by completing the online survey "Which option do you prefer?" (see below). You will need to register to complete the survey using Register to get involved tab on this. If you would like assistance, please telephone the PA to the Director Technical Services (Corinne Graff), on 9273 3500 for assistance.
  • Quick feedback can be provided by using the Feedback tab
  • Ask us by using the Ask Us a Question tab and we will respond

Project updates and the outcomes will be published via the News Feed on this page.

The engagement period closes on Monday, 4 December 2017.

It is important that you complete the survey (Which option do you prefer?)
as the results will be used as part of reporting the community's
preferred option to Council.

  • Outcomes from feedback received

    5 days ago
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    The Council at a Council briefing on Tuesday 31 October 2017 received the results (refer document library) from the community engagement undertaken. A summary follows:

    The community consultation for the Carrington Park Enviro-scape Master Plan involved three information sessions (at the Subiaco Hollywood Bowling Club) which was attended by 30 people and 76 people responded to the online survey.

    The commentary has been reviewed by City staff in consideration of a preferred facility for both children and dogs and the following amendments:

    • Reduction in size of the sandpit to be located at the thrown ball drop zone and... Continue reading

    The Council at a Council briefing on Tuesday 31 October 2017 received the results (refer document library) from the community engagement undertaken. A summary follows:

    The community consultation for the Carrington Park Enviro-scape Master Plan involved three information sessions (at the Subiaco Hollywood Bowling Club) which was attended by 30 people and 76 people responded to the online survey.

    The commentary has been reviewed by City staff in consideration of a preferred facility for both children and dogs and the following amendments:

    • Reduction in size of the sandpit to be located at the thrown ball drop zone and to be at the same level as the rest of the park
    • Removing the midway fence and installing a new fence as an extension to the playground fence to enclose the basketball court and the extended grass area.
    • Review of all gate accesses, externally and internally
    • Remove the path along the southern boundary and replace with flush kerb to separate the hydro-zone from the eco-zone
    • Extend the path along the northern boundary through the playground and connecting it to the basketball court.
    • Increase the number of shade trees across the park.
    • Retain the subterranean drainage facility
    • Lay anti-digging membrane within the turf and over-seed with winter grasses
    • Improve signage throughout the park
    • Provide shaded picnic table within the playground
    • Retain grated air-locks into the dog exercise area
    • Provide maintenance vehicle gates into the ball throwing sections of the park.
    • No longer provide for a separate area for small and large dogs
    • Increase area for children, but maintain a long run for dogs
    • Introduce three-hour parking restrictions to adjacent car parking within the verges and on ACROD parking pay
    • Consider an opening in the fence to ensure control of the dogs

    In consideration of the above the City staff have identified three options (see detailed maps in the document library):
    • Option 1 - Increased children’s play area from the current area, and a fully fenced dog space with access from Weld and Broome Streets
    • Option 2 - Increased children’s play area with reduced dog space from Option 1, and a fully fenced dog space with access from Weld Street
    • Option 3 - The same sized children’s play area, from Option 2, and a dog space open at Weld Street.

    It would be appreciated if you could consider the three options and provide your preference online on Your Voice Nedlands via yourvoice.nedlands.wa.gov.au by Monday 4 December 2017.

    It is anticipated that the results of this second consultation process will be reported to Council in February 2018 and then the City can commence construction on the approved enviro-scape master plan.

    Please contact Andrew Dickson, Manager Parks Services on (08) 9273 3500 for enquiries in relation to the design options.

    Questions can also be asked using the Ask Us a Question tab on this engagement page.

    The results of this engagement activity will be provided on this engagement page following consideration by the Council in February 2018.

  • Council receives outcomes from community engagement

    11 days ago
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    Council at its briefing on 31 October received the results of the community engagement and options to progress the finalisation of the enviro-scape master plan. Following feedback from the community, the City will be proposing options for consideration by the community which are currently being finalised.

    Once this process has been concluded, options will be put to the community for voting on the most preferred option.

    It is expected that this process will commence late November.

    Council at its briefing on 31 October received the results of the community engagement and options to progress the finalisation of the enviro-scape master plan. Following feedback from the community, the City will be proposing options for consideration by the community which are currently being finalised.

    Once this process has been concluded, options will be put to the community for voting on the most preferred option.

    It is expected that this process will commence late November.

  • Engagement Activities Closed

    3 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on this project. The City will commence an assessment of the responses and prepare a report.

    Further updates will be provided on this engagement page as the project progresses.

    Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on this project. The City will commence an assessment of the responses and prepare a report.

    Further updates will be provided on this engagement page as the project progresses.

  • Community Information Sessions - Outcomes

    3 months ago
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    30 people attended the information sessions held at the Hollywood-Subiaco Bowls Club on Thursday, 10 August 2017 where the City presented a proposed enviro-scape master plan for discussion and feedback.

    Feedback provided will be considered in conjunction with the results of the survey and other feedback provided as part of this engagement process.

    An overview of the feedback is provided in the document library.

    If you haven't provided feedback or completed the survey, please do so soon. The opportunity to provide your thoughts closes on Monday, 28 August, 2017.

    30 people attended the information sessions held at the Hollywood-Subiaco Bowls Club on Thursday, 10 August 2017 where the City presented a proposed enviro-scape master plan for discussion and feedback.

    Feedback provided will be considered in conjunction with the results of the survey and other feedback provided as part of this engagement process.

    An overview of the feedback is provided in the document library.

    If you haven't provided feedback or completed the survey, please do so soon. The opportunity to provide your thoughts closes on Monday, 28 August, 2017.

  • Past Council Resolutions and History of the Park

    3 months ago
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    Questions have been raised in regard to the history of the park and previous Council decisions. The following comments are provided in response to these questions and other people interested in the history of the park.

    Fenced Dog Area, south of Stirling Highway

    The decision and actions relating to a fenced dog park south of Stirling Highway arose as a notice of Motion moved at the Council meeting of 26 August 2008. The Council at this meeting resolved "That the administration investigate alternative locations south of Stirling Highway for the installation of a fenced dog park and reports back to... Continue reading

    Questions have been raised in regard to the history of the park and previous Council decisions. The following comments are provided in response to these questions and other people interested in the history of the park.

    Fenced Dog Area, south of Stirling Highway

    The decision and actions relating to a fenced dog park south of Stirling Highway arose as a notice of Motion moved at the Council meeting of 26 August 2008. The Council at this meeting resolved "That the administration investigate alternative locations south of Stirling Highway for the installation of a fenced dog park and reports back to a Council Committee in November 2008. - What happened then?

    Fencing at Carrington Park

    To clarify the matter around fencing in Carrington Park, there are three distinct actions associated with the current fencing arrangements.

    Prior to 1994, a chain-wire fence was installed around the perimeter of the park for safety reasons. In 1994 the basketball court and playground were installed without additional fencing other than the existing perimeter fencing. After receiving complaints about interactions with dogs and the new playground, a fence was installed around the playground.

    Following a Council resolution in September 2008, the fencing around the playground area was extended to include the steam roller.

    Administrative Liaison Working Group (ALWG)

    An Administrative Liaison Working Group (ALWG) was established in 2006 with the purpose of investigating current and future uses for Carrington Park, reasons for any upgrade of the park, potential options for upgrading the park and to investigate other alternatives for improving the quality and/or quantity of reserve land within the Hollywood Ward.

    Following an extensive period of investigation and community consultation regarding these issues, five separate options were developed and presented for consideration. The options looked at Carrington Park in isolation and in the context of the wider Hollywood area.

    The findings of the ALWG were presented to Council and a preferred option was chosen and submitted to the 12 August 2008 Council meeting. The matter was referred back to Administration for further development and budget consideration.

    The amended report was submitted to the 23 September 2008 Council meeting. A notice of motion was moved when the item was considered which resulted in the Council determining not to adopt the recommendations of the report and essentially endorse the current arrangements at the park

    Current Concept Plan

    The proposed concept has been developed as an attempt to enhance the Council endorsed facilities at the Park and to resolve a number of current and future management issues specific to the park and surrounding public realm.

    There are three principal objectives for initiating the development of a master plan concept for Carrington Park, these are:

    1. To re-examine the community’s views in respect to Council’s resolution of 23 September 2008 that gave rise to extension of the fencing of the playground area within the park, retaining the park as a dog exercise area and supporting the sharing of the park between numerous user groups;
    2. To provide an agenda for discussions and feedback during the community consultation period which provides an indication of the degree to which the park might be considered for redevelopment and the issues seeking to be resolved. It is expected that a range of issues will be raised by the community, some specific to the park and others more general, and the intent is to capture and present the feedback to assist Council’s future decision-making processes.; and
    3. Present to the community current and future issues the City faces specific to managing Carrington Park and the surrounding public realm and to provide potential solutions to these issues for the community’s consideration.
  • Have your Voice Heard - Proposed Envrio-scape Master Plan

    4 months ago
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    A strategic vision for Carrington Park is being developed – and the City of Nedlands wants your feedback.

    Located between Weld and Broome Streets on Carrington Street, Nedlands, the park’s future use and development will be considered to ensure community needs are met in the most economical way possible.

    Attend one of the information sessions to find out more.

    This project involves identifying and researching a range of topics, opportunities and issues relevant to Carrington Park. We will be looking at the natural and built environment, water quality and conservation and climate change, as well as accessibility, community use and... Continue reading

    A strategic vision for Carrington Park is being developed – and the City of Nedlands wants your feedback.

    Located between Weld and Broome Streets on Carrington Street, Nedlands, the park’s future use and development will be considered to ensure community needs are met in the most economical way possible.

    Attend one of the information sessions to find out more.

    This project involves identifying and researching a range of topics, opportunities and issues relevant to Carrington Park. We will be looking at the natural and built environment, water quality and conservation and climate change, as well as accessibility, community use and ensuring the park is fit for purpose.

    The final vision will be presented as a concept plan with accompanying explanatory text along with featuring a range of initiatives addressing existing and potential limitations so regular park users and residents are provided for now and into the future.

    The initiatives relate to park users and accessibility, landscaping and vegetation, furniture, shade provision, parking, infrastructure, dog exercise areas and outdoor recreational activities which will be delivered over the long term.

    Assets requiring renewal will be replaced in accordance with the strategic vision being developed.

    Carrington Park is a much loved park in the area and has many uses. The city encourages people to learn more and share their thoughts as part of the consultation process.

    To RSVP for the information session please go to the RSVP tab on this page.