Queens Park Open Space Masterplan

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This Master Plan was developed with the input of our community between June and November 2020. Our conversations have helped us understand how you – the community - use the areas and what opportunities you think we should implement to provide the best open space possible. Thank you to everyone who contributed their ideas and feedback. The Plan intends to revitalise the area and create a space for the community to enjoy.


The Queens Park Open Space Master Plan was endorsed by Council in November 2020.


The Plan is a vision for the future and a number of key principles

This Master Plan was developed with the input of our community between June and November 2020. Our conversations have helped us understand how you – the community - use the areas and what opportunities you think we should implement to provide the best open space possible. Thank you to everyone who contributed their ideas and feedback. The Plan intends to revitalise the area and create a space for the community to enjoy.


The Queens Park Open Space Master Plan was endorsed by Council in November 2020.


The Plan is a vision for the future and a number of key principles were developed with the community to inform the overall plan including;

  • Nature Play; play is interwoven with nature, both in form and function, without negatively impacting it.
  • Returning the links; the masterplan brings back key biodiversity linkages across the site
  • Protecting the bush; managing impacts to the native bush whilst helping the community to learn and understand its vulnerability
  • Creating connections; clarifying where people can go in the site through formalised paths connecting across the site
  • Building community; making space for the community to grow and use the space as a way to come together both formally and informally

This master planning project begun shortly after Premier Mark McGowan announced that the State Government would match the Commonwealth contribution of $16.25 million to enable the full development of the State Football Centre at Queens Park Open Space. For more information on the State Football Centre project, please visit the project page on the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website.


Image of State Football Centre conceptState Football Centre Concept


Whilst the State Football Centre is fully funded through Federal and State commitments, the remaining community focused areas and public realm elements outside the State Football Centre are captured within the Queens Park Open Space Master Plan and will be delivered by the City of Canning.

The next stage of the project is the preparation of detailed designs, taking the project from a concept to a construction ready project. There will be opportunities to provide input on these designs, please subscribe via the Stay Informed section on this page to receive updates and check out our news items below.


Wanju, Welcome Queens Park

Wanju, Welcome Queens Park aspire to create a neighbourhood of welcome in which everyone feels like they belong! Wanju, means 'welcome' in Noongar language. Wanju, Welcome is an initiative of the City of Canning that celebrates the diversity of our community and nurtures connections between people. It's about working together to breathe new life and vitality into the neighbourhood to ensure it is safe, vibrant and accessible. Get involved and help shape a neighbourhood of welcome. Join us at our welcome events, get involved with one of our welcome teams or share your Queens Park neighbourhood story. Join our welcome events mailing list by emailing welcome@canning.wa.gov.au


  • Local business breakfast - Queens Park and Welshpool

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    Do you work for or run a business in Queens Park or Welshpool? The City of Canning and Football West have come together to welcome the local business community and strengthen relationships between businesses in Welshpool and Queens Park.

    Event Details

    Breakfast @ Maniana Park, Whitlock Road, Queens Park
    Thursday 28 July 2022
    7am – 9am


    If your business would like to attend, registration is essential. Due to limited places there is a limit of four attendees per business/organisation.

    Please RSVP by Wednesday July 20, 2022 via Football West events email events@footballwest.com.au

  • Labor's $5.3 million pledge for Queens Park upgrades

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    Labor’s Zaneta Mascarenhas committed to improving Queens Park Open Space with a $5.3 million funding pledge for new recreation and community facilities. Mascarenhas made the pledge in March 2022 as her first election promise, prior to winning the seat of Swan in May 2022.

    Read the article here

  • Detailed Designs Update - March 2022

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    We have been working hard over the last few months with landscape architect Josh Byrne & Associates on bringing the Queens Park Open Space Master Plan to life, including preparing the Detailed Designs.

    These designs will help you get a better idea of the look and feel of each of the elements within the Master Plan.

    Detailed Design Report

    If you have any feedback, please contact the Project Leader Philippa.Baker@canning.wa.gov.au

  • Kick it in Queens Park

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    Come along to ‘Kick it in Queens Park’ to meet the team from the City of Canning and Football West and enjoy a picnic and some football in the park.

    Maniana Park, 52 Whitlock Road, Queens Park
    Sunday 20 March - 9.30am-11.30am
    No registration required

    Football West will soon be joining the Queens Park neighbourhood! The State Football Centre is currently being constructed at Queens Park Open Space, a $32 million State and Federal Government project. The centre will be a home for Football West’s day-to-day administration and include training facilities and playing fields to support grassroots, community and high-performance football programs. International and A League football matches will continue to be held at HBF Park or Optus Stadium, with the occasional lower-capacity special event to be held at the State Football Centre.

    It will include:

    • a two-storey building, with a grandstand (standard capacity of 700)
    • two competition and training pitches
    • provision for three 5-a-side playing pitches
    • on-site car parking

    This project has supported the development of a number revitalisation projects across Queens Park, including the development of a Queens Park Open Space Masterplan which was endorsed by Council in November 2020

    The Masterplan is a vision for the future and a number of key principles were developed with the community to inform the overall plan including;

    • Nature Play; play is interwoven with nature, both in form and function, without negatively impacting it.
    • Returning the links; the masterplan brings back key biodiversity linkages across the site
    • Protecting the bush; managing impacts to the native bush whilst helping the community to learn and understand its vulnerability
    • Creating connections; clarifying where people can go in the site through formalised paths connecting across the site
    • Building community; making space for the community to grow and use the space as a way to come together both formally and informally
  • Community Dinner - Everyone welcome

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    Baris Education and Culture are opening their doors to welcome the community and strengthen relationships with their local neighbourhood.

    Come and taste some delicious traditional Turkish dishes, and be treated to a diverse Community Welcome Dinner!

    The Community Welcome Dinner is an initiative of Wanju Welcome Queens Park and aims to celebrate the diversity in the neighbourhood.

    Naija Football Club invites you to join in or watch a social soccer match at Maniana Park from 4pm before the dinner.

    Everyone is welcome!

    Date: Saturday 13 November 2021
    Time: 5pm – 7pm
    Place: Maniana Community Facility, Whitlock Road, Queens Park
    RSVP is essentialwelcome@canning.wa.gov.au or 0479 198 922

  • Design Update - October 2021

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    Image of Queens Park Open Space schematic design as of October 2021The City of Canning has been working with Landscape Architects, Josh Byrne and Associates (JBA), to prepare the Detailed Designs for the Queens Park Open Space Makeover.

    In developing the detailed designs, the site constraints and opportunities were further explored in collaboration with City officers and a range of specialist consultants. JBA has developed a working schematic design, which follows the intent of the City’s Master Plan with the refinement of the location of a few key site amenities, including;

    1. The relocation of the BMX Pump Track to Gibbs Street

    2. The relocation of the car-park access from Gibbs Street to Whitlock Road

    BMX Pump Track

    The BMX Pump Track was originally positioned adjacent to the Bush Forever site. This site is potentially compromised in terms of passive surveillance, the area is also restrictive in terms of size and initial designs indicated that only a junior level pump track could be provisioned within this space.

    As the intent for the Master Plan is to create a space for all ages, more space was required to achieve this outcome. The plans now show the BMX pump track co-located with all other amenities (play space, basketball court, BBQ and picnic area), adjacent to Gibbs Street to form a centralised hub for all activities. This location will see the BMX Pump Track benefit from its connection to the Gibbs Street Safe Active Street project and encourage cycling to and from the site.

    Car Park

    In order to provide more space to create a central heart to the amenities area, it is proposed to re-locate the car-park access from Gibbs Street to Whitlock Road. There is ample space in this location to provide parking and connection between the car-park and the amenities can be achieved. There will be sufficient plantings and trees in front of the car-park to diminish the visual impacts of the car-park when viewed from the opposite properties. This change does formalise the current use of Whitlock Road verge as an informal parking area. Informal car-parking areas will also be considered in this location for peak periods and special events.

    These two changes are intended to improve the functionality and connection of the amenities originally proposed in the Master Plan concept.


  • Munch n Move Queens Park edition!

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    We are excited to bring a NEW feel-good fun, health and wellbeing event to Queens Park! This is a fresh and empowering event that will rejuvenate your juju and leave you feeling recharged and happy. Our project team will be at the event to talk to you all about the changes that will be happening at Queens Park Open Space.

    Sunday 24 October
    10am - 1pm
    Maniana Reserve, Queens Park

    Why not indulge in a morning of self-care for the whole family, and try something new. With nourishing food, workshops, live music, markets, massage, yoga, sporting pop ups, and heaps of other activities suitable for all ages. Don’t forget the fitness, food and dance demonstrations!

    MORE EVENT INFO

  • Changing landscape

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    There is a lot happening on site at Queens Park Open Space, with the State Football Centre kicking off their construction.

    Check out the photo gallery for aerial view images of the site changing over the last few months.

  • Detailed Designs for Queens Park Open Space Masterplan

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    The City are working with Landscape Architects, Josh Byrne & Associated to prepare the detailed designs for the Queens Park Open Space Masterplan.

    As a masterplan is a concept, we need the detailed designs to take the project from this concept to a construction ready project. This will show the types of materials, size and detail of each element within the plan.

    There will be opportunities to provide input on these designs in early 2022, please subscribe via the Stay Informed section on this page to receive updates.

  • Kicking goals as construction begins on $32.5 million State Football Centre

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    Works have kicked off on Western Australia's $32.5 million State Football Centre, marking a major milestone for the thriving local football community.

    Read more on the WA Government website

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