Request for Public Comment - Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Management Plan

The City, in consultation with the community, has recently reviewed the Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Management Plan. The draft document was open for public comment for 6 weeks, ending June 27.

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.

Thank you to those who shared their thoughts by completing the community survey and/or attended the community workshops in November and or December 2018.

The draft Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Management Plan can be downloaded here.

A copy is also available for viewing at the Civic Centre, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington and the Riverton Library.

Any comments with respect to the draft management plan should be made in writing. Comments can be submitted via this page, by email to customer@canning.wa.gov.au or by post to the City of Canning, Locked Bag 80, Welshpool, WA 6986.

The closing date for public comment was 27 June 2019. This period has now closed. Thanks to all who provided their feedback.

The City, in consultation with the community, has recently reviewed the Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Management Plan. The draft document was open for public comment for 6 weeks, ending June 27.

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.

Thank you to those who shared their thoughts by completing the community survey and/or attended the community workshops in November and or December 2018.

The draft Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Management Plan can be downloaded here.

A copy is also available for viewing at the Civic Centre, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington and the Riverton Library.

Any comments with respect to the draft management plan should be made in writing. Comments can be submitted via this page, by email to customer@canning.wa.gov.au or by post to the City of Canning, Locked Bag 80, Welshpool, WA 6986.

The closing date for public comment was 27 June 2019. This period has now closed. Thanks to all who provided their feedback.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

As a second year university student studying Urban and Regional Planning, and being local to the suburb of Shelley, I am impressed of how the city addressed some major issues in both Environmental and Social domains. I am excited to see an increased focus on Environmental preservation come to fruition. Two things I do have for comment. 1. I think the placement of the proposed nature play area should be reconsidered to somewhere within the Shelley Beach park precinct as I think it could become segregated and under utilised in its current position. There are no BBQ's, or proposed social areas to coincide with its placement, so I think it would be quite isolated. 2. In regard to strategic action 3.1b, I don't think biodegradable bags should just be considered. I think they should be implemented city wide in the short term timeframe to reduce the city's environmental footprint. Almost 90% of people surveyed said that an activity undertook along the foreshore was walking. A good proportion of those people walking also have dogs. Dogs poo. Something that seems so minuscule in the fight against plastic actually does a lot more damage than what it seems at the surface.

bryngreenhalgh 3 months ago

A great report and so well put together, I believe it covered pretty much everything, and should if implemented be for the good of all for many years to come. I know this report does not cover the Shelley beach park, but please please don’t ruin it all by allowing a cafe to be built in the middle of this tranquil setting so close to nature, whose car park alone would reduce the public’s recreational area immensely.

Boeing767 3 months ago

Very pleased to see the focus is on preserving, regenerating and celebrating the natural environment of this priceless ecosystem. There is no need whatsoever for any sort of cafe redevelopment. Improving the surroundings so that people can enjoy being close to nature and watching it flourish and thrive will, over time, result in an even more unique asset for the area. More and more similar areas around Perth are blindly going down the commercial route, chasing the almighty dollar, forgetting about what is really important. Let's not be a follower, but instead a leader. By preserving this space, as nature intended, we will put Rossmoyne and Shelley on the map and will hopefully show other areas what the benefits are in doing so. Watching the amazing array of wildlife in the area is a joy and children and families should not lose this to concrete and buildings. Instead, encourage them to walk their dogs as well as letting them run free, enjoy picnics and bbqs under the shade of the trees (we need to plant more), running, walking, cycling, playing ball, flying a kite, etc. I don't see people suffering from lack of food or drink when they are down there enjoying the area. At the very most, I think perhaps a food truck or two might be a fun addition at times. Let's focus on nature and stop trying to bulldoze the natural habitat of so many amazing and wonderful creatures. It's vital that we celebrate what we have.

Fiona Robinson 3 months ago

Wow! This is the most impressive and comprehensive report I have seen of this type. I learnt a lot about the area through reading it and was amazed at the extent of the thinking and collaboration that had gone into it. A credit to all who were involved.

traceymcgrath 3 months ago

A very comprehensive report by Urbaqua with great input from Creepa. The whole team should be congratulated. A couple of small comments * The title page photo shows Shelley Beach Park the only section of the river not covered by this process and report. Wish Shelley beach park was within the scope of this masterplan but unfortunately, it has been excluded.* Great to see a report based around open space and the environment, your photos really captured the tranquil relaxing atmosphere so many people love about this stretch of the river park* Thank you for making it clear that this report was a collaboration.* I would like to see the nature playground 50 meters southwest of where it is proposed in the middle of the triangle of paths. If we have a nature playground in the middle of all sorts of plants and flowering trees that attract birds bees lizards etc so kids could play on a nature playground surrounded by nature that would be great.I won't comment on the coffee shop/restaurant and car park here because I know Shelley beach park is going to be a separate masterplan but I do hope that the two plans complement each other and the smaller Shelley beach park master plan meshes appropriately with the larger overriding vision for our riverfront.Richard Aldridge

jackbrat1 3 months ago

Please keep the area quiet! Return to native bushland to encourage return of wildlife. For all the water drainage to be sunk so can be filtered keeping Verdi.iser out of the river system. Definitely no cafe/ coffee shop as will involve increased traffic and bitumen car park.

Couls 3 months ago

I agree with and have expanded upon the suggested plan. Not to forget the cafe. Thankyou❤️😉• Greater playground for old children as well, areas with novel equipment use including nature play settings is a fabulous idea.• Increased facilities for visitors (tables, BBQs, bins, fencing, toilets and a CAFE etc);• Retaining off-lead areas for dogs to be able to run and play fetch;• More shaded areas either through trees or shade structures;• Transformation of drain outlets into living streams;• Consideration of parking/traffic;• Maintenance of shared use pathways; and• Protection and enhancements of vegetation along the foreshore, particularly the native river edge vegetation and grassed picnic areas.

nitschec 3 months ago

I am pleased to support the efforts of CRREPA jointly with Canning council to secure the future of the Canning River foreshore.The guidelines off the plan should be respected both for the preservation of the waters edge and should exclude any major developments like a Cafe and car park; on the Shelley foreshore. Wadjup Point also does not need a BBQ.yours sincerely. David and Johanna Thwaites, Rossmoyne

Canning foreshore 3 months ago

Hi I am a local Shelley Resident and enjoy the park on a daily basis. I am concerned that commercial development like a cafe will require a car park. The City of canning has confirmed that the cafe at lo Quay has 100 car parking spaces available and an additional 100 car parking spaces will not all fit along the verge even with 60 degree parking. 60 degree parking will enable an extra 40 -50 parking spaces but those are needed for people parking for BBq Picnics etc. Parking along Watersby Cresent is on grass and at 45 degrees so no room for more parking there either. If we have a commercial development where will the parking for it go? I would prefer grass to a large parking lot.

jackbrat1 10 months ago