Asquith Street - Mt Claremont Shopping Precinct - parking and amenity upgrades

Do you visit the Mt Claremont shopping centre or the neighbourhood, or live in or near Asquith Street? If so, this project will be of an interest to you.

The City has developed a range of proposals to address the parking needs and amenity of the Mt Claremont shopping precinct and Asquith Park in response to numerous requests and a petition from residents to address the parking issues in this area.

Funds have been set aside in the 2018-19 capital works program to undertake works to improve the parking and amenity. Prior to this work proceeding, the City is inviting your thoughts on a range of options which have been developed.

A number of improvements have been developed for the following areas within the precinct and we now seek your preferences.

  • Area 1: Asquith Park (including current park)
  • Area 2: Parking area in front of Cellarbrations Liquor Barn
  • Area 3: Asquith Street (Strickland to Adderley Street)
  • Area 4: 25 Strickland Street
  • Area 5: Olearia Lane (rear of 25 Strickland Street)
  • Area 6: Road Reservation (Asquith Street from Mayfair Street to the Golf Club rear entrance)

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

Feedback on this project has now closed (27 August 2018).

If not already a registered participant to Your Voice Nedlands, please register by clicking on the 'Register to get involved' tab at the top of this page. Once you have registered, please visit the document library and view the proposals.

Updates will occur by the News Feed on this engagement page.

Do you visit the Mt Claremont shopping centre or the neighbourhood, or live in or near Asquith Street? If so, this project will be of an interest to you.

The City has developed a range of proposals to address the parking needs and amenity of the Mt Claremont shopping precinct and Asquith Park in response to numerous requests and a petition from residents to address the parking issues in this area.

Funds have been set aside in the 2018-19 capital works program to undertake works to improve the parking and amenity. Prior to this work proceeding, the City is inviting your thoughts on a range of options which have been developed.

A number of improvements have been developed for the following areas within the precinct and we now seek your preferences.

  • Area 1: Asquith Park (including current park)
  • Area 2: Parking area in front of Cellarbrations Liquor Barn
  • Area 3: Asquith Street (Strickland to Adderley Street)
  • Area 4: 25 Strickland Street
  • Area 5: Olearia Lane (rear of 25 Strickland Street)
  • Area 6: Road Reservation (Asquith Street from Mayfair Street to the Golf Club rear entrance)

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

Feedback on this project has now closed (27 August 2018).

If not already a registered participant to Your Voice Nedlands, please register by clicking on the 'Register to get involved' tab at the top of this page. Once you have registered, please visit the document library and view the proposals.

Updates will occur by the News Feed on this engagement page.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

  • Is there avenue in this process for the options presented to be amended? If so, will they be put out for further comment/feedback to residents?

    IKinshela asked 9 months ago

    These options have been presented to seek the thoughts of the local community including any other suggestions.  There is a feedback tab on the engagement page to provide feedback. The City is holding two information sessions on 16 August. It would be great to see you there.

  • Has the City of Nedlands received preliminary approval from the Department of Transport to remove or relocate the bus stop outside Asquith Park?

    IKinshela asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The City has been advised by the Public Transport Authority that the existing bus stop on Asquith Street cannot be removed. The City did not pursue a parallel parking arrangement in Asquith Park as the City believes it would not adequately address the parking issues in the area as this option would provide the least number of additional parking bays at the highest cost per bay.

  • With respect to Asquith Park, can another solution be that instead of it being oriented east/west, that it be oriented north/south. Remove the bus stop on Strickland Street and extend the front to kerb parking from the shops to Rochdale Road. In the park place another row of cars nose to nose. Still enter and exit from Rochdale and the lane. Landscape the northern half and retain for dog exercise. This will reduce the impact of a car park on the adjacent property. The park will be long and thin, rather than square, but dogs can still run around.

    Fiona asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The City has presented an option of converting some or all of Asquith Park into a car park as it provides advantages such as maximising additional car parking and the provision of access via Rochdale Road. 

    To offset the loss of recreational area, the City has provided alternative options (Area 4: 25 Strickland Street and Area 6: Road Reservation) which have advantages of providing recreational spaces away from busy roads.

    Your suggestions will be taken into consideration as part of this engagement project.


  • .1 Is there any possibility of making more use of the laneway, such as Oleria, Clematis either side of Asquith Street? By sealing the laneway some extra bays could be created, by having single car bays, traffic using the laneway could still pass.There is a need for greater use of laneways in the City of Nedlands like City of Subiaco has sealed all laneway. 2. I am opposed to any reduction of open space recreation areas in the City of Nedlands. Why would you replace recreation areas with car parking? Provision of additional parking will only attract additional cars to the area. Thank you Owen Ashby 51 Adderley Street Mount Claremont WA 6010 0487445744t

    Ashby asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The City does not support the use of laneways for parking as there is insufficient space to provide parallel parking and a minimum width for cars to safely use the laneway.