What is happening?

The City of Canning is undertaking a review of the 2002 Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Management Plan. The City is seeking community and stakeholder input on the key foreshore management issues that are of interest or are required under legislative and policy frameworks.

What is a Management Plan?

A Management Plan identifies the key functions of an area and provides guidance for land managers to make sure management practices are appropriate and consistent over time.

What is the difference between this project and the Shelley Beach Master Plan?

The Shelley Beach Master Plan will identify key elements for the future development of Shelley Beach Park and will set out where they will be located. Shelley Beach Park is one section in the Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore. For more information regarding the Master Plan project please visit www.yoursaycanning.com.au/shelleybeach.

The Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Management Plan will guide the future use and management of the foreshore. The Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore extends 6.8 kilometres from Yagan Wetland Reserve along the eastern bank of Bull Creek and along the southern banks of the Canning River to Shelley Bridge. It includes the land between the river and the Riverton Drive road reserve and covers an area of approximately 16.2 hectares.

What does the project entail?

  1. The City has engaged an external consultant consult to review the old management plan and current legislation and policy frameworks that relate to the Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore.

  2. The City will engage with the community and stakeholders to obtain views and information on how the foreshore should be managed in a way that ensures the long-term preservation of ecological, cultural and social values.

  3. A draft Management Plan for the Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore will be developed.

  4. Prior to Council endorsement of the management plan, the City will seek public comment on the revised Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Management Plan.

Upon endorsement, the Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Management Plan will be the guiding document for decisions on managing the foreshore for the next 10 years.

Why is the City developing a new Management Plan for the Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore?

The existing Management Plan for Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore is nearly 20 years old and needs to be updated.  Since the first plan was written, there have been changes in some best-practice management techniques and in State Government policies and strategies which need to be reflected for the plan to be current.

What happens after the Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Management Plan has been created?

A draft Management Plan will go out to the community and other stakeholders for consultation. A report with the feedback from the community consultation will be included in the report to Council for endorsement. Upon endorsement, the Management Plan will be the guiding document for decisions on managing the foreshore for the next 10 years.

How can I be involved?

The City is running an online survey and two workshops for the community: The survey can be accessed online www.yoursaycanning.com.au

  • 13 November: Community workshop 1  - to identify values and opportunities for management of the foreshore.
  • 4 December: Community workshop 2 Discussion of concepts and priorities for the draft management plan.

Both workshops are from 6.30 to 8.30 pm at the Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC)  - Corner Kent Street and Queens Park Road, Wilson.

Register your attendance or submit your feedback online here: www.yoursaycanning.com.au/shelley-rossmoyne-foreshore

How can I submit my feedback?

Online (Guestbook and ideas platform): www.yoursaycanning.com.au/shelley-rossmoyne-foreshore

Phone: 1300 422 664

Email: customer@canning.wa.gov.au

Mail your comments and questions to:

City of Canning

Locked Bag 80

WELSHPOOL  WA  6986