Public Open Space Strategy - We need your help

Are you a user of one of the City's parks, reserves, sports ovals or other public open space in the City? If so, you will be interested in this project and may want to complete the survey and attend other engagement activities.

The City is developing a Public Open Space Strategy for the City of Nedlands. The Strategy will help shape the need for green, accessible parks and reserves across the council area based on current demand and future growth.

This project is being undertaken in a number of stages:

  • Stage 1: Understand how the community value and use the open space
  • Stage 2: Review of feedback, ideas and issues identified
  • Stage 3: Development of the draft Strategy
  • Stage 4: Adoption of the Strategy



Currently, the City is assessing the existing infrastructure, and potential uses and opportunities for each park and seeking your feedback. We want to learn more about how you use your local parks, what you like about them, or what you feel can be improved.

There will be opportunities for you to engage with the City throughout the life of this project.

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

If you are not already registered, please register on the "Register to get involved" tab on this page. This registration enables you to participate in this project and any other projects on this site. The City can also send you up-dates from time to time.

  • Please read the information provided in the document library and read the FAQs
  • Ask us a question using the tab below
  • Attend an information session:
    • Monday, 11 March - 4pm-7pm at Carrington Park, Nedlands
    • Wednesday, 13 March - 4pm-7pm at Mason Gardens, Dalkeith
    • Tuesday, 19 March - 4pm-7pm at Dot Bennett Park, Nedlands
    • Sunday, 24 March - 9am-12pm at New Court Gardens, Mt Claremont
  • Provide feedback on this engagement page:
    • Complete the survey
    • Map your comments on the interactive map (choose your park, tell us what you use the park for and what would you do to improve it)

The opportunity to provide feedback closes at 5pm, Monday, 8 April 2019.

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

Are you a user of one of the City's parks, reserves, sports ovals or other public open space in the City? If so, you will be interested in this project and may want to complete the survey and attend other engagement activities.

The City is developing a Public Open Space Strategy for the City of Nedlands. The Strategy will help shape the need for green, accessible parks and reserves across the council area based on current demand and future growth.

This project is being undertaken in a number of stages:

  • Stage 1: Understand how the community value and use the open space
  • Stage 2: Review of feedback, ideas and issues identified
  • Stage 3: Development of the draft Strategy
  • Stage 4: Adoption of the Strategy



Currently, the City is assessing the existing infrastructure, and potential uses and opportunities for each park and seeking your feedback. We want to learn more about how you use your local parks, what you like about them, or what you feel can be improved.

There will be opportunities for you to engage with the City throughout the life of this project.

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

If you are not already registered, please register on the "Register to get involved" tab on this page. This registration enables you to participate in this project and any other projects on this site. The City can also send you up-dates from time to time.

  • Please read the information provided in the document library and read the FAQs
  • Ask us a question using the tab below
  • Attend an information session:
    • Monday, 11 March - 4pm-7pm at Carrington Park, Nedlands
    • Wednesday, 13 March - 4pm-7pm at Mason Gardens, Dalkeith
    • Tuesday, 19 March - 4pm-7pm at Dot Bennett Park, Nedlands
    • Sunday, 24 March - 9am-12pm at New Court Gardens, Mt Claremont
  • Provide feedback on this engagement page:
    • Complete the survey
    • Map your comments on the interactive map (choose your park, tell us what you use the park for and what would you do to improve it)

The opportunity to provide feedback closes at 5pm, Monday, 8 April 2019.

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

Do you have a question in relation to this project? If so, please ask us here.

Ask Us a Question

  • I have read the definition of "Public Open Space" and it's not very clear when it come to a fenced synthetic hockey pitch and clubrooms. .. the definition reads it is "land that is freely accessible by community, but these spaces can function as recreational (eg sporting ground, fields)." My question is would a fenced sythetic hockey pitch, clubroom and 60 bay carpark fall inside or outside the definition of Public Open Space?

    Bob Moors asked about 1 month ago

    Public open space (POS) is generally described as land set aside for the purpose of public enjoyment and protection of unique, environmental, social and cultural values for existing and future generations. 

    The City can enter into an lease arrangement with a club to allow them exclusive use of an area assigned for open space, as seen by the Cottesloe Golf Club and the Hollywood Bowls Club. The POS Strategy will aim to look into this further and examine how these leases effect the total of open space available to the general public.


  • Why the recent crackdown on dogs walking off leads with threat of severe fines..?? Many of the park users early or late in the day are walking with dogs. These have generally been to obedience classes, well behaved and stay close to their owner, No one wants dog roaming in front of cars or injuring other walkers or dogs On a lead they can pull free and roam exactly as the cottesloe dog accident still going through the courts

    Curlysue16 asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question. The Rangers have advised that dog owners are required by the Dog Act 1976 to have their animals on a leash whilst walking them in public places.

    This does not apply in a designated dog exercise area, however the animals must be under control at all times. This is for the safety and wellbeing of the community and ensures that dogs are less likely to be involved in attacks or accidents.

    The City is required to apply this law equally to all dog owners regardless of their training or behaviour.

    Rangers regularly speak to dog owners who are not complying with this requirement and will advise them of potential penalties set out in the state law if they are to offend again in future.


  • How many other parks and reserves are earmarked for car parks to profit business owners rather than residents?

    Adam Kestel asked about 2 months ago

    The Public Open Space Strategy will provide strategic direction and a framework to guide the management of open space within the City of Nedlands. It looks at the City’s Public Open Space holistically and the needs and wants of the community in relation to Public Open Space.

    The POS Strategy will sit alongside the City’s Local Planning Strategy and may influence future Scheme Amendments or Local Planning Policies to help the City gain, rationalise, improve and manage open space.

  • The interactive map is not user friendly and I have really struggled to "drop the pin" and then make comments. Can you please check it out to see that it is working properly?

    Freitag asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for raising this with us. We are currently doing another check.