Shirley Fyfe Park Gazebo Project

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Can you help us renew the Shirley Fyfe Park Gazebo?

Council is seeking formal expressions of interest for contribution of funds, material and/or professional in-kind labour hours to support the renewal of the gazebo at Shirley Fyfe Park on Waratah Avenue.

Expressions of interest must be submitted in accordance with the City's Memorials in Public Places Policy. To do so, please complete the provided Memorial and Donation to Community Projects Application Form. Please complete pages 1, 3 and 4 and submit using one of the following methods:

  1. Submit using the submission form at the bottom of this page.
  2. Submit via email to yourvoice@nedlands.wa.gov.au
  3. Mail to City of Nedlands, PO Box 9, Nedlands WA 6009.
  4. Deliver by hand to the City of Nedlands Administration, 71 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands WA 6009, Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm.

Application forms must be submitted by the consultation closing date of Friday 10 May 2024.

Current condition of the gazebo:

In early 2023, the City of Nedlands commissioned a structural engineering firm to review and report on the current condition of the Gazebo. The overall condition of the Gazebo was rated as very poor. The Structural assessment makes the following recommendations:

  • Roof tiles and rafters can be kept and re-used for reconstruction where possible (roof timbers are to be inspected by a qualified professional for presence of pests).
  • Roof fixings are significantly corroded and require replacement.
  • Roof battens appear significantly weathered and therefore require replacement.
  • Wall cladding is very damaged by water and pests and will require replacement.
  • Timber stud and wall elements are to be fully replaced to prevent the possible retention of pest-ridden timbers being re-introduced to the new structure.
  • The surrounding park area and trees to be inspected for timber attacking pests.
  • The park irrigation system be reviewed to minimise spray onto the structure.
  • The soil and grass level adjacent the shelter be brought down to below the slab level to allow a sufficient weather step to protect the future structure.
  • A certified pest barrier or protection method shall be installed to suit the new structure and deter future pest damage.


Can you help us discover the history and heritage value of the Shirley Fyfe Park Gazebo?

In addition to the contribution of funds, materials or professional in-kind labour, the City is seeking submissions of images/photographs accompanied by specific information and image descriptions that will help verify the known History and the heritage value of the gazebo. We request that images are submitted with a year (estimated year or decade is fine).

Known history of the gazebo:

The Gazebo is a historic bus stop, shaped as an octagonal timber framed shelter, on the corner of Waratah Avenue and Wavell Road. It has aesthetic, historic, social and cultural heritage value which is mentioned in the City of Nedlands Municipal Inventory 2013 which indicated that:

  • The construction of the gazebo was between World War I and World War II.
  • The gazebo has also been utilised as a polling booth during past elections, with this it has aesthetic, historic, social, and cultural heritage values.

If you have photographs accompanied by specific information about the gazebo, please complete the below submission survey or contact the Communications and Engagement Team on 9273 3500.


Relevant Council Decisions:

  • Ordinary Council Meeting 22 August 2023 - Item 17.1 - TS09.08.23
  • Ordinary Council Meeting 28 November 2023 - Item 17.1 - TS17.11.23

Can you help us renew the Shirley Fyfe Park Gazebo?

Council is seeking formal expressions of interest for contribution of funds, material and/or professional in-kind labour hours to support the renewal of the gazebo at Shirley Fyfe Park on Waratah Avenue.

Expressions of interest must be submitted in accordance with the City's Memorials in Public Places Policy. To do so, please complete the provided Memorial and Donation to Community Projects Application Form. Please complete pages 1, 3 and 4 and submit using one of the following methods:

  1. Submit using the submission form at the bottom of this page.
  2. Submit via email to yourvoice@nedlands.wa.gov.au
  3. Mail to City of Nedlands, PO Box 9, Nedlands WA 6009.
  4. Deliver by hand to the City of Nedlands Administration, 71 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands WA 6009, Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm.

Application forms must be submitted by the consultation closing date of Friday 10 May 2024.

Current condition of the gazebo:

In early 2023, the City of Nedlands commissioned a structural engineering firm to review and report on the current condition of the Gazebo. The overall condition of the Gazebo was rated as very poor. The Structural assessment makes the following recommendations:

  • Roof tiles and rafters can be kept and re-used for reconstruction where possible (roof timbers are to be inspected by a qualified professional for presence of pests).
  • Roof fixings are significantly corroded and require replacement.
  • Roof battens appear significantly weathered and therefore require replacement.
  • Wall cladding is very damaged by water and pests and will require replacement.
  • Timber stud and wall elements are to be fully replaced to prevent the possible retention of pest-ridden timbers being re-introduced to the new structure.
  • The surrounding park area and trees to be inspected for timber attacking pests.
  • The park irrigation system be reviewed to minimise spray onto the structure.
  • The soil and grass level adjacent the shelter be brought down to below the slab level to allow a sufficient weather step to protect the future structure.
  • A certified pest barrier or protection method shall be installed to suit the new structure and deter future pest damage.


Can you help us discover the history and heritage value of the Shirley Fyfe Park Gazebo?

In addition to the contribution of funds, materials or professional in-kind labour, the City is seeking submissions of images/photographs accompanied by specific information and image descriptions that will help verify the known History and the heritage value of the gazebo. We request that images are submitted with a year (estimated year or decade is fine).

Known history of the gazebo:

The Gazebo is a historic bus stop, shaped as an octagonal timber framed shelter, on the corner of Waratah Avenue and Wavell Road. It has aesthetic, historic, social and cultural heritage value which is mentioned in the City of Nedlands Municipal Inventory 2013 which indicated that:

  • The construction of the gazebo was between World War I and World War II.
  • The gazebo has also been utilised as a polling booth during past elections, with this it has aesthetic, historic, social, and cultural heritage values.

If you have photographs accompanied by specific information about the gazebo, please complete the below submission survey or contact the Communications and Engagement Team on 9273 3500.


Relevant Council Decisions:

  • Ordinary Council Meeting 22 August 2023 - Item 17.1 - TS09.08.23
  • Ordinary Council Meeting 28 November 2023 - Item 17.1 - TS17.11.23
Page published: 12 Feb 2024, 07:00 AM