Strategic Community Plan - Creating Nedlands 2028

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The draft Strategic Community Plan for the years 2018-2028 was approved by Council at its meeting on 22 May 2018 and is now available for your viewing (see document library).

This plan builds on the previous plan Nedlands 2013-2023 which progresses the City towards the Vision 2030.

Nedlands 2028 will continue to set the scene for Council decisions and priorities over the next ten years with a further minor review in year two, followed by a major review in year four of the plan. The next step in the process is the development of the Council's Corporate Business Plan to give effect to the first four years of the Strategic Community Plan to ensure that the medium term commitments are both strategically aligned and affordable.

In developing the plan, the Vision, values, community aspirations, service delivery levels and affordability was considered.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this project. Your contributions and past contributions helped us develop a plan that will make a difference!

The draft Strategic Community Plan for the years 2018-2028 was approved by Council at its meeting on 22 May 2018 and is now available for your viewing (see document library).

This plan builds on the previous plan Nedlands 2013-2023 which progresses the City towards the Vision 2030.

Nedlands 2028 will continue to set the scene for Council decisions and priorities over the next ten years with a further minor review in year two, followed by a major review in year four of the plan. The next step in the process is the development of the Council's Corporate Business Plan to give effect to the first four years of the Strategic Community Plan to ensure that the medium term commitments are both strategically aligned and affordable.

In developing the plan, the Vision, values, community aspirations, service delivery levels and affordability was considered.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this project. Your contributions and past contributions helped us develop a plan that will make a difference!

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    At the Community Drop-in Sessions on 2 and 4 September 2017, we asked participants to tell us about any priorities they thought were missing or required more emphasis.  This is what they said:

      • Actively build communities around sustainable behaviour change (e.g. Be Living Smart)

      • City of Nedlands to be a World Class Benchmark for ACTIVE Citizens

      • Promote and support the Community Gardens in Allen Park

      • Regular street cleaning

      • Establish Community Council's and work collaboratively.

      • Bus shelters at every bus stop - essential in 40-degree heat / driving rain!

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    At the Community Drop-in Sessions on 2 and 4 September 2017, we asked participants to tell us about any priorities they thought were missing or required more emphasis.  This is what they said:

      • Actively build communities around sustainable behaviour change (e.g. Be Living Smart)

      • City of Nedlands to be a World Class Benchmark for ACTIVE Citizens

      • Promote and support the Community Gardens in Allen Park

      • Regular street cleaning

      • Establish Community Council's and work collaboratively.

      • Bus shelters at every bus stop - essential in 40-degree heat / driving rain!

      • Take every opportunity to preserve / extend bushland areas, e.g.:  Extend "Banksia Farm" (CAMB) to cover Western Power site (unused) that lies between Mt Claremont Community Centre and Kurren Court.

      • Covenant on all trees - public and private property - Nandina / Zamia Street, Mt Claremont

      • Fix kerb on corner of Haldane & Adderley Street.

      • Use steam to kill weeds in public places - other Councils employ this method.

      • Provide a sealed laneway for Kennedia Lane.  Multiple houses have now been constructed and the laneway is now direct access to over 10 new properties, yet there is no sealed lane for the current residents.  Health issues with dust into houses and public liability with huge holes and no lighting.

      • Provide low cost housing for aged and disadvantaged people … Hollywood Village site??

      • Prune fig tree in Jones Park

      • Protect trees on Private & Public property. Place a value on trees.

      • Dog park at new park in Saint John's Wood Boulevard…bottom of new development Montgomery House

      • #28 Bus to travel Stubbs Terrace instead of Brockway Road - (dangerous - 2 schools there).

      • Investigate the width of Camilla Avenue (beside Graylands Hospital) after school hours (e.g. 3:20pm), as the #28 bus going to Perth can barely pass the traffic approaching Brockway Road.

      • Traffic control on John XXIII Avenue at school times due to congestion.

      • Sustainable population - restrict urban infill.

      • More dog exercise areas.

      • Future road pattern planning for future Graylands Hospital Residential Redevelopment to allow for wider roads.  Currently too narrow even for existing traffic.

      • Need for more ACROD Parking.

      • Better traffic control in Rochdale & Alfred Roads.

      • Facilitate training and support for Community Clubs - e.g. Coaching, Health & Safety, Facilities - Management. Reduce the number of chicane and road humps.

      • Street trees - deciduous - create avenues (shade in Summer, sun in Winter). Rochdale Road / Coastal.

      • Avoid planting inappropriate verge trees with heave debris causing safety issues for residents (slipping on nuts etc).

      • Nature Playground (Coastal)

      • Underground Power (Coastal)

      • Traffic quietening - Rochdale Road

      • Recognition for Community Club Volunteers.

      • Parking at Asquith Street shops

      • Secure weekend volunteers for sports clubs - set up / pack down / match officials / bar and kitchen.

      • Strategic plan to manage traffic flow at intersection of Montgomery Avenue and Stephenson Avenue.

      • Future traffic congestion at top of Montgomery Avenue as new development of 50 dwellings come on street.

      • Consider development of multi-age dwellings.

      • Program to support connection and community at a street level.

      • Add to priorities: provide for sport, recreation and arts & culture.

      • Progress walking and cycling trails, to link LEMNOS, MT CLAREMONT, BOLD PARK and SWANBOURNE BEACH and more.

      • CAT Bus System - Linking to train stations: various shopping hubs: City: Schools: Uni

      • Rain Water Drains - Collecting surplus rain off roads - stored in underground tanks. Used to make Nedlands truly GREEN environment.

      • General Maintenance - Paths, Roads, Parks … Create database (online) to log maintenance issues with tracking and reporting to Council and Ratepayers. Improve maintenance response times.

      • Sunset Hospital Site - Council to determine preferred cases with State Government / National Trust - Art Gallery, Function Centre, Tea Rooms, Small Bar, Arts / Culture.  Facility management by City of Nedlands.  Demolish non-heritage buildings and additions. Perimeter parkland.

      • Protection of significant trees and character homes :  The character of Nedlands is gradually disappearing with the levelling of many blocks to make way for new homes, often with removal of all trees no matter how large, and leaving huge concrete footprints.  Consider protection of trees of certain size / age.  Consider increasing heritage protection of homes.

      • (Light) rail to University :  Need to alternate transport along Winthrop / Thomas to hospitals / university which would decrease traffic / parking problems.

      • Reduction of bore use in private homes :  Protect our water table / aquifers.

      • Pt Resolution :  No new paths necessary.

      • Fenced Dog Parks :  1 per Ward required.

      • Duplex options in Waratah Avenue - for blocks between Robert Street & Alexander Road.

      • No more over height buildings - no new construction over 10m (3 storey) in Nedlands.

      • Protection of Character Homes - ensure the beauty of Nedlands is maintained.  People want to move here because of the beauty.  Doesn't seem to make sense to choose a beautiful area to live in, then go about building modern abodes.  Nothing wrong with modern abodes, but Perth has plenty of suburbs offering such possibilities.  Beauty of Nedlands are the trees and houses are rare in Perth metro area (6009).

      • Staying in Nedlands - allowing residents to stay in Nedlands through full choice of home & land options.  - Allow subdivision where direct access to each lot to street can be achieved (i.e. no battle axe blocks).  Why do we have to leave area when a large block becomes too much!

      • No subdivision that will increase traffic and heat load for others :  If subdivision allowed, there needs to be a tax on the developer which neutralises financial gain and gives the benefit back to the community that have to live with the higher density.

      • Bicycle paths through Dalkeith - Nedlands - UWA. (Help solve parking issues)

      • Water Over Use - Cease watering from bores 3 x week endless time on street verge AND the War Cemetery.  Encourage appropriate ground cover and tree plantings on all verge areas.

      • Playgrounds & Parks - More playgrounds between Stirling Highway and Monash Avenue (Hollywood Ward).  Houses are on small blocks, so backyards are too small.  Children need more open-space possibilities in the Ward.

      • Sub-Division - Why is this a dirty word?  OK till now, but saying NO in the future will continue the mono culture of large houses on large blocks.  No integrated development.  Why only development hubs? Why not the 400 plus corner lots throughout Nedlands / Dalkeith that could accommodate 2 homes (over time).  Please retain our beautiful suburbs.  Denser development does not have to sacrifice our lovely surrounds.  (Resident of 1012sqm lot on Mason Gardens).  YES - SUBDIVISION!!!

      • As above- Totally agree - if we as a group can't agree to move diversity, it WILL be forced upon us by the State Government.

      • Engage retrofitting of existing buildings and design of new buildings to reflect reduction of power requiring existing methods, i.e. to change to sustainable methods - wind, solar, use of rainwater collection - to meet greenhouse emissions targets.  This should include individual house / subdivision plans as well as public buildings!

      • Allowing higher density may mean our children can afford to get into the property ladder in the future.

      • Ensure that all public recreation areas in C.O.N are preserved as cores of future communities by collaborating with local communities and appropriate authorities to lock in fundamental elements - especially the land upon which they are located.

      • Coastal bushland areas - collaborate and consult with the local community to ensure that treasured, well-used and much loved "heritage" pathways are not lost to their "vested" interests. To do this, Council must clearly establish who owns what (i.e. Crown / State / Local Government) and act assertively to keep areas for the succeeding generations to enjoy.


    What do you think?  Is there anything here you would change or emphasise, or anything you would add?

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