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The City is committed to working with you to understand and utilise your views, concerns, and aspirations, to guide sustainable outcomes in our decision-making processes to strengthen community cohesion, city amenity and the quality of life for the local community.

Our online community engagement hub, Your Voice Nedlands provides you and the community with the opportunity to offer genuine input into a broad range of projects, activities and decisions of Council. The hub also gives us an avenue to communicate decisions and activities.

This page is regularly updated with news such as infrastructure, closures and events.

The City is committed to working with you to understand and utilise your views, concerns, and aspirations, to guide sustainable outcomes in our decision-making processes to strengthen community cohesion, city amenity and the quality of life for the local community.

Our online community engagement hub, Your Voice Nedlands provides you and the community with the opportunity to offer genuine input into a broad range of projects, activities and decisions of Council. The hub also gives us an avenue to communicate decisions and activities.

This page is regularly updated with news such as infrastructure, closures and events.

  • 2021 Annual Bushland Spraying Program

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    The annual spraying program is being undertaken by Contractors from July through to October 2021 to control environmental weeds in the following bushland areas:

    • Shenton Bushland
    • Allen Park
    • Hollywood Reserve
    • Birdwood Parade Bushland
    • Point Resolution Bushland
    • Mt Claremont Oval Bushland
    • Mt Claremont Community Centre
    • Swanbourne Estate

    The City will be focusing on the control of bulbous weeds, and annual and perennial grass weeds using the herbicides listed below:

    • Metsulfuron-methyl: used to control bulbous weeds
    • 2 2-DPA (Dalapon): used to control bulbous weeds
    • Glyphosate: used in conjunction with metsulfuron-methyl to control bulbous weeds
    • Fusilade: used to control annual and perennial grass weeds.

    Signage will be displayed whilst these works are occurring in accordance with Department of Health regulations.

    The City undertakes environmental weed control to improve biodiversity values and to reduce the negative impacts environmental weeds cause to the ecosystems they invade, for example they compete with native plants, thereby reducing the species and diversity for both flora and fauna.

    Environmental weeds cause erosion, alter water availability, change soil nutrients, increase the likelihood of bush fires and change vegetation communities within bushland areas.

    For further information, please contact Vicki Shannon, the City's Environmental Conservation Coordinator on (08) 9273 3500, or email vshannon@nedlands.wa.gov.au

  • Footpath Installation - Whitfeld Street

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    Axiis Contracting will be carrying out the above-mentioned works on behalf of the City of Nedlands.

    The installation of a new footpath aims to address the lack of disability inclusion infrastructure along Whitfeld Street, by providing a path that connects existing paths at the Birkdale and Whitfeld intersection to those located on Selby Street.

    The works will commence on Monday 14 June 2021 and should be completed within a three-week timeframe, dependent on weather and resources.

    The works will include:

    • Installation of a new 1.5m wide footpath;
    • Cutting and removing of crossovers and driveways (concrete and bitumen only);
    • Relocation of existing irrigation behind new footpath;
    • Tie in works to paved driveways; and
    • Tie in works to bitumen driveways as required.

    Works will be undertaken during weekdays, between the hours of 7:00am – 5:00pm. View the site location here.

    The Contractor will be in contact directly with residents to discuss driveway access during works. The team on site will endeavour to offer access to your property at all times, however there may be short periods when materials are required to cure, and on these occasions, we will ensure contact has been made and suitable alternative arrangements have been discussed where possible.

    Should you have any further enquiries, please contact the Site Supervisor Frank Gigla on 0448 320 855 or alternatively the City’s Representative, Neil Brown on (08) 9273 3500.

  • Bishop Road Reserve - Viewing Platform Removal

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    Allwest Plant Hire will be carrying out the above-mentioned works on behalf of the City of Nedlands.

    Viewing platform removal works in Bishop Road Reserve, Dalkeith will commence on Monday 14 June 2021 and should be completed within a three-week timeframe, dependent on weather and resources.

    The works will include:

    • Demolition of existing platform and brick piers;
    • Installation of new safety handrail;
    • Tuckpointing of existing limestone blockwork; and
    • Access ramp upgrade.

    Works will be undertaken during weekdays, between the hours of 7:00am – 5:00pm. View the site location here.

    Please note that some preparatory works will need to be undertaken outside of these dates and may include survey and paint markings.

    Footpath closures will be in place with detours around the work site. The operations team on site will endeavour to offer access at all times, however there may be short periods when materials are required to cure, and on these occasions the City will ensure contact has been made and suitable alternative arrangements have been discussed.

    Should you have any further enquiries, please contact the Site Supervisor Ken Dyer on 0409 619 281 or alternatively the City’s Representative, Jason Spyker on (08) 9273 3500.

  • Lantana Avenue - Footpath Upgrade

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    Axiis Contracting will be carrying out the above-mentioned works on behalf of the City of Nedlands.

    Footpath upgrade works along Lantana Avenue, Mt Claremont will commence on Monday 7 June 2021 and should be completed within a two-week timeframe, dependent on weather and resources.

    The works will include:

    • Demolition of the existing slab footpath;
    • Service adjustments;
    • Installation of a new concrete footpath; and
    • Driveway accommodation works.

    Works will be undertaken during weekdays, between the hours of 7:00am – 5:00pm. View the site location here.

    Please note that some preparatory works will need to be undertaken outside of these dates and may include survey and paint markings.

    Lane and footpath closures will be in place with detours around the work site. Local traffic will continue to have limited access whilst closures are in place, and on-site traffic controllers will be happy to assist. The operations team on site will endeavour to offer access to your property at all times, however there may be short periods when materials are required to cure, and on these occasions the City will ensure contact has been made and suitable alternative arrangements have been discussed.

    Should you have any further enquiries, please contact the Site Supervisor Jarrod Daniel on 0429 066 502 or alternatively the City’s Representative, Jim Bray on (08) 9273 3500.

  • Swanbourne Oval Greenway Project - Stage 2

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    The City of Nedlands in conjunction with the Friends of Allen Park and the Swanbourne Coastal Alliance received $16,433 (ex GST) from the Western Australian Planning Commission through the Coastwest Grants Program 2020/21 to undertake the project “Swanbourne Oval Greenway Development – Stage 2”.

    This project will complete the greenway development works surrounding Swanbourne Oval and it is being undertaken in accordance with the Allen Park Masterplan and Swanbourne Oval refurbishment works. Stage 2 of the project will convert the southern part of Swanbourne Oval to coastal bushland (approximately 0.2 ha) as well as undertake ongoing restoration of adjacent coastal areas within Allen Park. It will involve site preparation in April/May, followed by installation of certified mulch in May and revegetation with 4500 low growing locally occurring native shrubs and ground covers in June and July.

    Once stage 2 is complete approximately 0.45 of a hectare of reticulated turf will have been converted to coastal shrubland. This greenway project assists the City to protect biodiversity, improve habitats and connectivity for local fauna as well as increasing the City’s capacity to absorb greenhouse gas emissions.

    Check out the Document Library for the map.

    Objectives

    • Increase the integrity of the coastal corridor by developing and enhancing ecological linkages to adjacent coastal areas north and south in Cottesloe and Cambridge;
    • Enhance the existing greenway corridor at Allen Park by increasing the area of bushland in the Reserve;
    • Removal of invasive weeds;
    • Revegetation with local provenance native seedlings;
    • Maintenance of public access such as beach fencing;
    • Improvement of bushland condition;
    • Reducing erosion;
    • Increasing habitat of fauna such as the resident White-winged and Chestnut Fairy-wrens
    • Strengthening two regional greenways - the coastal greenway and the Bold Park to Kings Park Greenway
    • Protection of environmental values and biodiversity within the coastal zone;
    • Increasing the atheistic quality of the area; and
    • Building capacity by involving the community.

    Timeline

    ACTIVITY

    TIMEFRAME

    Site Preparation

    April – May 2021

    Mulching

    May 2021

    Planting

    June/July 2021

    Weed Control

    Ongoing

  • Independent Committee Member CEO Recruitment

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    About the role

    In accordance with the Guidelines for Local Government Recruitment and Selection, the City is currently seeking an independent person to join the CEO Recruitment & Selection Committee to assist in the appointment of a long-term CEO.

    About the successful candidate

    The Independent person being sought will be a City of Nedlands ratepayer, resident or elector, but excludes current elected members or staff members of the local government.

    The essence of the role of the independent member is to bring an impartial perspective to the process. The successful candidate will have the ability to participate and constructively contribute to the process.

    Examples of who the independent person could be include:

    • Former elected members or staff members of the local government;
    • Former or current elected members (such as a Mayor or Shire President) or staff members of another local government;
    • A prominent or highly regarded member of the community; or
    • A person with experience in the recruitment of CEO’s and senior executives

    What we offer

    The role is an honorary role with reimbursement of costs for travel and meals, as applicable.

    Additional details

    Further details are available on the City’s Employment link on our website at: www.nedlands.wa.gov.au/employment including Guidelines for Local Government CEO Recruitment and Selection.

    Applications with the subject heading Independent Committee Member CEO Recruitment, consisting of no more than three pages outlining interest and substantiating details, can be submitted to jobs@nedlands.wa.gov.au . Applications close 5pm Friday, 7 May 2021.

    Contact for enquiries: Shelley Mettam, Manager Human Resources: (08) 9273 3500 or smettam@nedlands.wa.gov.au

  • Kids' Bridge - Road Closures

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    On behalf of Main Roads WA

    The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Kids’ Bridge will be a three metre wide, 217-metre long pedestrian bridge over Winthrop Avenue in Nedlands, connecting the Perth Children’s Hospital and Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre to Kings Park. The facility will provide families with the opportunity to escape the rigours of their hospital journey by safely visiting Kings Park.


    What’s happening?
    To facilitate delivery and installation of bridge segments between the Health campus and the median, Winthrop Avenue, between Aberdare Road and Monash Avenue, will be CLOSED in both directions from 8pm Friday 2 April to 5am Monday 5 April.

    Detours and impacts
    Road users are encouraged to plan ahead as there will be delays with a detour in place using Aberdare Road, Smyth Road and Monash Avenue to return to Winthrop Avenue.

    Pedestrian and cyclists - detours will be operating through the work site, see map in the document library.

    Multi-story car park access – access will be permitted via traffic management from the traffic signals at Aberdare Road and Winthrop Avenue heading south only. If approaching from Monash Avenue road users will need to use the detour to seek access. Please refer to the map in the document library for more information.

    Next closure
    Another road closure will be implemented from Friday 16 to Monday 19 April 2021 to enable delivery and then lifting of the large bridge segments between the median and Kings Park.

    To subscribe for project updates, please visit Main Roads website.

  • Fremantle Line Disruptions

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    To build the new turnbacks at Claremont Station, eight weeks of intensive construction activity will take place from 5 February until 5 April 2021.

    This will see major service impacts to the Fremantle Line during this work, including:

    • No trains stopping at Claremont Station, with bus services only operating
    • Three full line weekend closures, with train replacement bus services being available.
    • Fremantle Line services between Showgrounds and Fremantle stations reduced to a 30-minute frequency with passengers required to change trains at Cottesloe Station (some passengers may also need to change at Showgrounds)

    You can find detailed passenger service information available on the Transperth website. Visit the Transperth website or download the Transperth app to sign up for My Alerts to stay informed on the upcoming disruptions.

    These new turnbacks are an important part of the Claremont Station Project. Once completed they will allow more trains to run between Claremont Station and the CBD during peak times and provide direct access to the new Airport Line from Claremont Station. Claremont Station is also being refurbished during this period.

    For more information about the project call 9326 3666 during business hours, or email info@metronet.wa.gov.au

    Shared on behalf of: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia

  • Swanbourne Oval Greenway Development

    CLOSED: This project has been updated.
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    The project is moving towards completion with invasive weeds removed between December to April, certified mulch and conservation fencing installed in May and 5500 water-wise, locally occurring native shrubs and ground covers installed in June. Ongoing weed management is scheduled to continue through spring and early summer.

    The Friends of Allen Park have been helping out with environmental weed management on the project site, as seen in the photo library.

  • Foreshore Beaton Park to Paul Hasluck Reserve - Public access closure

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    The City advises that the public access along the foreshore from Beaton Park to Paul Hasluck Reserve, between the Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club premises and the river, will be temporarily closed for a period of up to 6 months.

    The closure is necessary to ensure public safety during upcoming works associated with the Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club river lease area and the upgrading of the public foreshore area between the Club’s premises and the river.

    The works to be undertaken will include improvements to public access through this portion of the river foreshore that include removal of the boat slipway, removal of asphalt surfaces, installation of a new footpath, new reticulation and landscaping.

    A map for reference of what area is closed to public access can be found in the document library.

    For more information please contact the City’s Parks Services department on 9273 3500 or by email council@nedlands.wa.gov.au

Page last updated: 17 August 2020, 14:52