Jones Park Swanbourne - Proposed Enviro-scape Master Plan

Consultation has concluded

View from Hooley Street entrance

Are you a user of Jones Park or reside near the Reserve? 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, you will be interested in the proposed enviro-scape master plan for this important City park.

This project has involved identifying and researching a range of topics, possible constraints, opportunities and issues relevant to Jones Park. The aim was to develop a strategic vision for the parks's future use and development, aligned to current service levels and budgets. Issues considered included 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 park also joins Allen Park Reserve via a footpath on land classified as an A-Class Reserve. Another project at 8 Sayer Street to transfer the land from the Crown to amalgamate into Allen Park will also provide an additional linkage between the two areas of land.

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

To participate in this project, please register using the Register to get Involved tab above. It is important that you register (if not already registered). This will enable you to receive ongoing updates on the project. You can do any of the following to be involved:

  • Attend an onsite information session at the Hooley Street entrance to the park on Wednesday 13 June anytime from 2-4pm - completed.
  • Review the information, FAQs and proposed designs in the document library
  • Ask us a question by using the Ask Us a Question tab and we will respond
  • If you would like to propose other ideas, please do so using the Ideas tab below.
  • If you would rather provide individual feedback, please use the feedback tab below
  • Contact a member of the Project Design Team (see Who's Listening on this page)

Please note that all feedback is assessed regardless of the tool that is used. It is advisable to provide your feedback using the tool that best suits your needs. Multiple submissions by an individual is assessed as one submission. All feedback received via email and by letter will also be placed on this engagement page.

Project updates will be provided via the newsfeeds for as the project progresses.

The engagement period closed on 25 June 2018.

Are you a user of Jones Park or reside near the Reserve? 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, you will be interested in the proposed enviro-scape master plan for this important City park.

This project has involved identifying and researching a range of topics, possible constraints, opportunities and issues relevant to Jones Park. The aim was to develop a strategic vision for the parks's future use and development, aligned to current service levels and budgets. Issues considered included 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 park also joins Allen Park Reserve via a footpath on land classified as an A-Class Reserve. Another project at 8 Sayer Street to transfer the land from the Crown to amalgamate into Allen Park will also provide an additional linkage between the two areas of land.

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

To participate in this project, please register using the Register to get Involved tab above. It is important that you register (if not already registered). This will enable you to receive ongoing updates on the project. You can do any of the following to be involved:

  • Attend an onsite information session at the Hooley Street entrance to the park on Wednesday 13 June anytime from 2-4pm - completed.
  • Review the information, FAQs and proposed designs in the document library
  • Ask us a question by using the Ask Us a Question tab and we will respond
  • If you would like to propose other ideas, please do so using the Ideas tab below.
  • If you would rather provide individual feedback, please use the feedback tab below
  • Contact a member of the Project Design Team (see Who's Listening on this page)

Please note that all feedback is assessed regardless of the tool that is used. It is advisable to provide your feedback using the tool that best suits your needs. Multiple submissions by an individual is assessed as one submission. All feedback received via email and by letter will also be placed on this engagement page.

Project updates will be provided via the newsfeeds for as the project progresses.

The engagement period closed on 25 June 2018.

Do you have some feedback for the City in relation to this project?  If so, please provide your feedback here.
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

The quiet nature of Jones park and minimal through traffic is what makes this park work for visitors and locals alike from both a nature and safety perspective and above all else this is what we would want to see retained. The adjoining cul-de-sacs provide this security from cars speeding past as well as allowing parking. The Master plan looks great esp improvements to the sump area, mulching and support for the existing bush to trive and flourish.

Patrick about 1 year ago

Jones Park is the perfect local park. It is used by our children at least every weekend and every day of school holidays. They do use the playground equipment but mainly they build cubbies in the bush. What makes the park perfect is: 1. It is small and doesn't attract people other than people who live locally;2. It has a secret feel about it;3. It feels like it is part of the bushland;4. It is simple - a bit of play equipment, grass and trees and bush.In our view, "less is more". It is quite a small space and the feel of the park needs to be protected. It is extremely well used now and doesn't need a lot of improvement. It would be good to convert the playground equipment to a timber construction and to be encouraging nature play. However every playground needs slides and swings and climbing structures. We support the planned increase in mulched areas to reduce water use, the reduction of the sump area, the connection of the walking paths the moving the bins away from the playground.

Merrilee about 1 year ago

For Areas that are never going to get enough water - I like the idea of "eco mulch" and native planting. The strip between Jameson St and the bush - would first need sand / rubble removed before mulch being added.

Chris M about 1 year ago

As I'm unable to attend the onsite community meeting there are the following points I would like to put forward for consideration.* There is no footpath access via Jameson St. Foot paths end at Hooley, Iolanthe and Swansea St. This makes pram and wheelchair/mobile scooter access poor. (Include footpath to the entire west side of Jameson St from Sayer to Iolanthe).* Suggest the re-opening of Jameson St (north & South) and Hooley St.*There is no Parking available on Jameson St for this play ground (suggest verge parking on the westside of Jameson St).*Assessments made of aging trees in area for concern of falling mature branches.*A local resident has used this area as a dog run and the childrens area get contaminated with droppings.* Have suggested a basketball hoop and shot pad & also tennis wall for older children.*Upgrade and increase size of children play ground, possibly fenced to stop dog run issue.*paths are in good condition but the proposed plan doesn't incorporate the adjoining park area and walkway to sayer st.

Daamen Family about 1 year ago