Proposal for a Future Children's Hospice in WA

The City has received a proposal from Perth Children's Hospital Foundation to build the first Perth Children's Hospice in Allen Park, Swanbourne. The State Government is fully supporting this proposal.

Councillors were informed of this proposal and its preferred location at a Briefing Session on Tuesday 4 August 2020 and the matter was considered at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, 25 August 2020.

The City has undertaken its own community consultation during September 2020 to understand the perceptions that the community have in relation to this project being placed in Allen Park or whether they see the benefits in this being placed in another location within the City.

The City has now completed its community engagement.

Summary of Results from Consultation for the Children’s Hospice

  • Of 114 respondents, 111 supported the project in principle (98.2% in favour), with 2 not supporting and 1 neither supporting or not supporting
  • Of 111 respondents supporting the project in principle, 92 supported the project at Allen Park (82.9%)
  • Of 38 City of Nedlands responses, 36 supported the project in principle (94.7% in favour), 22 supported the project at Allen Park (57.9%)
  • Of 29 Swanbourne responses (City of Nedlands and Town of Claremont), 26 supported the project in principle (89.7% in favour), 13 supported the project at Allen Park (44.8%)
  • Of 24 Swanbourne responses (City of Nedlands only), 22 supported the project in principle (91.7% in favour), 9 supported the project at Allen Park (37.5%)

Residents located in Swanbourne were invited to express interest in joining the City's Site Assessment Working Group and we received 20 responses.

We encourage the community to regularly visit this page to stay informed and to participate in the feedback process.

In addition to the community engagement that the City of Nedlands was undertaking; the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) placed a Public Notice in The West Australian on Wednesday, 9 September in relation to Class 'A' Reserves 7804 and 19349 in order to create a new reserve for the proposed development of the Perth Children's Hospice. Submissions were open for 30 days from the date of the public notice.

If you wish to provide comments on that proposal, please contact Nitika Pal via email nitika.pal@dplh.wa.gov.au or Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, Locked Bag 2506, Perth WA 6001. This has now closed.

Alternatively, telephone (08) 6552 4569, quoting the following reference numbers: File No. 09419-1900, Job Number: 2002083.

The City has received a proposal from Perth Children's Hospital Foundation to build the first Perth Children's Hospice in Allen Park, Swanbourne. The State Government is fully supporting this proposal.

Councillors were informed of this proposal and its preferred location at a Briefing Session on Tuesday 4 August 2020 and the matter was considered at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, 25 August 2020.

The City has undertaken its own community consultation during September 2020 to understand the perceptions that the community have in relation to this project being placed in Allen Park or whether they see the benefits in this being placed in another location within the City.

The City has now completed its community engagement.

Summary of Results from Consultation for the Children’s Hospice

  • Of 114 respondents, 111 supported the project in principle (98.2% in favour), with 2 not supporting and 1 neither supporting or not supporting
  • Of 111 respondents supporting the project in principle, 92 supported the project at Allen Park (82.9%)
  • Of 38 City of Nedlands responses, 36 supported the project in principle (94.7% in favour), 22 supported the project at Allen Park (57.9%)
  • Of 29 Swanbourne responses (City of Nedlands and Town of Claremont), 26 supported the project in principle (89.7% in favour), 13 supported the project at Allen Park (44.8%)
  • Of 24 Swanbourne responses (City of Nedlands only), 22 supported the project in principle (91.7% in favour), 9 supported the project at Allen Park (37.5%)

Residents located in Swanbourne were invited to express interest in joining the City's Site Assessment Working Group and we received 20 responses.

We encourage the community to regularly visit this page to stay informed and to participate in the feedback process.

In addition to the community engagement that the City of Nedlands was undertaking; the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) placed a Public Notice in The West Australian on Wednesday, 9 September in relation to Class 'A' Reserves 7804 and 19349 in order to create a new reserve for the proposed development of the Perth Children's Hospice. Submissions were open for 30 days from the date of the public notice.

If you wish to provide comments on that proposal, please contact Nitika Pal via email nitika.pal@dplh.wa.gov.au or Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, Locked Bag 2506, Perth WA 6001. This has now closed.

Alternatively, telephone (08) 6552 4569, quoting the following reference numbers: File No. 09419-1900, Job Number: 2002083.

  • Outcome of Community Consultation

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    The City has completed its community consultation for the Perth Children's Hospice which ran from the 12-26 September 2020.

    Summary of the results are outlined below:

    • Of 113 respondents, 111 supported the project in principle (98.2% in favour), with 2 not supporting and 1 neither supporting or not supporting
    • Of 111 respondents supporting the project in principle, 92 supported the project at Allen Park (82.9%)
    • Of 38 City on Nedlands responses, 36 supported the project in principle (94.7% in favour), 22 supported the project at Allen Park (57.9%)
    • Of 29 Swanbourne responses (City of Nedlands and Town of Claremont), 26 supported the project in principle (89.7% in favour), 13 supported the project at Allen Park (44.8%)
    • Of 24 Swanbourne responses (City of Nedlands only), 22 supported the project in principle (91.7% in favour), 9 supported the project at Allen Park (37.5%)

    Expressions of Interest to join the Site Assessment Working Group have also closed. The City received 20 submissions from Swanbourne residents and the selection process was to take place at the City Administration Building on Monday, 12 October 2020. This will now be occurring on Wednesday, 14 October 2020.

    Successful candidates will be notified first. Once those successful candidates have accepted their place, all other unsuccessful candidates will be notified.

    Note: Additional names will be selected to ensure we have a replacement on the working group if someone declines their offer.

    The outcome of the Community Consultation will be discussed at the October Council Meeting on the 27 October 2020. The Site Assessment Working Group members will also be endorsed at this meeting and a Councillor will be elected to Chair this working group.

    The first meeting of the Site Assessment Working Group will be scheduled following the Council Meeting.

  • Get involved and provide feedback now!

    CLOSED: This consultation has concluded.
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    The City is inviting community engagement in the following ways:

    1. Residents located in Swanbourne are invited to express their interest in joining the City's Site Assessment Working Group.
    2. All community members of the City are invited to provide feedback on the proposal.


    How do I express my interest in joining the Site Assessment Working Group?

    • To be eligible to join the Site Assessment Working Group, you must be a property owner or resident of Swanbourne.
    • Please read the Terms of Reference to confirm you agree to the terms and conditions outlined.
    • Complete an Expression of Interest Form by 5pm Saturday 26 September 2020. No late applications will be accepted.


    Not a property owner or resident of Swanbourne? Can I still provide feedback?

  • Community Consultation to commence shortly

    CLOSED: This consultation period has concluded.
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    At the Council Meeting on the 25 August 2020, the Council voted unanimously to launch community consultation for a proposed Perth Children's Hospice.

    The City is finalising the community engagement for this project and the community engagement period will begin Saturday, 12 September 2020, for the community to provide feedback.


    Members of the community can be involved as follows:

    • Swanbourne residents will have the opportunity to join a Site Assessment Working Group to discuss the proposal. Expressions of Interest for this working group will be open from Saturday, 12 September 2020 until 5pm, 26 September 2020. Terms of Reference will be available as of 12 September.
    • All City of Nedlands residents can complete an online submission about the proposal when submissions open on Saturday, 12 September 2020. Submissions will be accepted until 5pm, 26 September 2020.

    The City of Nedlands looks forward to receiving your feedback and further updates will be posted to this page.