Shelley Beach Park Master Plan

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SHELLEY BEACH PARK MASTER PLAN OPTIONS - AVAILABLE FOR FEEDBACK (10.01.20) - NOW CLOSED FOR COMMENT

Following extensive community consultation about the potential refurbishment of Shelley Beach Park, the City wrote a brief and engaged consultants to prepare options for the development of the park.

The community is now invited to provide feedback on the three options prepared. Please note the City is not asking for a vote, rather your feedback or suggestions on the elements of the plans - what you like and/or dislike. Please refer to the links below for access to the various plans and reports.

A link to the previously prepared consultation Consolidation Report is available for review should community members wish to do so.

PLEASE NOTE: THE COMMENT PERIOD HAS NOW CLOSED, AS OF 5PM FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2020.

Alternatively, you can view the plans and fill in a hard copy form at our Administration Building or provide comment by emailing customer@canning.wa.gov.au or calling 1300 422 664.

Summation of the Project Brief:

Purpose

Create an improved, contemporary, accessible and resilient parkland setting by the Canning River which meets the needs of the broad community and protects and enhances the environmental health of the river.

Background

Community engagement informed the preparation of the brief on which consultants were invited to submit fee proposals for preparation of plans.

Core components of the brief included:

  • Natural Environment – preserve and enhance the natural environment, more trees and shade, protect wildlife.

  • Facilities and Amenities – the top three sub-themes for the desired facilities and amenities were increasing and improving play, facilitating social interaction and exercise equipment.

  • Utilisation of the Park – Accessible to all, multi-generational, open space for family recreation (e.g. cricket, kite flying, fishing particularly mentioned but not limited), water based activity.

  • Other comments – for example, supported the presence of the sailing club, water management important, keep it as it is, safety, cleanliness etc.

The community was split evenly between wanting a permanent café at the park and not wanting one. Others did not comment either way.

The brief to consultants therefore called for the preparation of three options for the development of the park as follows:

Option 1 – Passive park only with improved park recreation facilities.

Option 2 – Improved park facilities but also with the ability to cater for food trucks.

Option 3 – Improved park facilities but also with a permanent café outlet.

It should be noted that the park area is within the Development Control Area of the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). That agency, along with the City of Canning, has statutory planning authority over the area and therefore the City and the consultants have liaised with the DBCA during the development of the plans.

A Transport Impact Assessment was undertaken to explore any impact the park proposals may have on the location. A link to that report is included below.

Outcome of the plans

Plan E Landscape Architects were engaged to prepare the design options.

Refer to the links below or the Document Library (right side of page) for viewing the plans and associated reports.

Summation of the proposals:

Core Features

There are a number of features common to each of the three options. These features reflect the dot points outlined above and include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • retain public access to the beach area

  • retain the off-leash dog exercise area

  • rationalise grass area and create more resilient grass surfaces

  • improve the vegetation buffers to habitat areas, including increasing the depth of foreshore vegetation

  • strategic native tree planting to increase shade and add to the City's urban forest programme, whilst maintaining views to the river

  • selectively remove and replace non- sympathetic trees including Casuarina glauca with more appropriate species

  • manage access to the beach with more controlled access through vegetation

  • retain Sailing Club access to lay-down area

  • retain areas for events including overflow parking

  • rationalise pedestrian and cycle pathway routes to make best overall use of the parkland spaces

  • retain and improve play areas

  • improve general amenity to the park area:

    • add picnic and barbeque facilities

    • improve universal accessibility to all areas (including play)

    • apply Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to all aspects of design, including consideration of additional lighting to facilities and paths

    • increase amenity for youth in the park

    • consider introducing WiFi technology to the park

    • retain current site interpretation signs.

  • traffic management:

    • on Riverton Drive North, introduce a roundabout at the intersection with Corbel Street and upgrade the roundabout at the intersection with Beatrice

    • raised plateau for traffic calming

    • raised plateau for pedestrian / universal access.

Option 1 – Additional features

  • Provision of 26 additional car parking bays (90 degree) to provide for potential increased patronage of park as a result of enhanced general park amenities.

Option 2 – Additional features

  • Provision of an area for serviced food and coffee vans. Located centrally and close to the beach, toilet block and play area.

  • Reconfigured beach edging to the west of the jetty.

Option 3 – Additional features

  • A 100 seat café (same size as Lo Quay café)

  • Reconfigured beach edging to the west of the jetty

  • Provision of 83 additional car parking bays (90 degree) to accommodate café patronage and general park users.

For further information on the Transport Impact Assessment of the proposed options, refer to the link below.

Cost estimates for the three options

The costs for the refurbishment are estimated as follows:

Option

Cost estimate

Points of Difference

Option 1 – The basic
$3,100,000 + GST
The basic:
  • General park improvement – contemporary furniture, improved play facilities, exercise equipment, refurbished grass areas, additional planting, improved pathways, artwork, some interpretive signage, park signage, some additional parking, traffic calming on Riverton Drive North.
Option 2 – Food truck area added
$3,550,000 + GST
In addition to the basic:
  • Trafficable turf area for food van area standing.
  • Power to food van area.
  • Reconfigured beach interface.
Option 3 – Café area added
$3,770,000 + GST
In addition to the basic:
  • Increased preliminaries (site establishment, fencing, insurances etc.).
  • Additional demolition costs.
  • Civil works (more parking).
  • Hard landscape works – particularly ancillary works to café area.
  • More tree and shrub planting beds ancillary to the café development.
  • Increased electricals.


Exclusions:

  • Bore water supply
  • Major road upgrades
  • New café and toilet block including services
  • Design, statutory approvals costs etc.


Timeline

Milestones
Timing
Prepare brief for consultants
February / March 2019
Engage Consultants to prepare plans
April 2019
Present initial plans to Council Strategic Briefing Information session.
Early September 2019
Present amended plans to Council Strategic Briefing Information session
Early December 2019
Seek community feedback on the three options
January 2020
Report community responses to Council via report to Ordinary Council Meeting in March 2020 and seek direction from Council as to further development of plans.
March 2020


Document Links (can also be found in Document Library)

Closing of Comment Period

As above, the comment period closes at close of business Friday 7 February 2020.

Next steps

The community feedback and Council report will be available to the community on the Your Say page.

Council will determine what action will arise out of this Master Plan process.

SHELLEY BEACH PARK MASTER PLAN OPTIONS - AVAILABLE FOR FEEDBACK (10.01.20) - NOW CLOSED FOR COMMENT

Following extensive community consultation about the potential refurbishment of Shelley Beach Park, the City wrote a brief and engaged consultants to prepare options for the development of the park.

The community is now invited to provide feedback on the three options prepared. Please note the City is not asking for a vote, rather your feedback or suggestions on the elements of the plans - what you like and/or dislike. Please refer to the links below for access to the various plans and reports.

A link to the previously prepared consultation Consolidation Report is available for review should community members wish to do so.

PLEASE NOTE: THE COMMENT PERIOD HAS NOW CLOSED, AS OF 5PM FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2020.

Alternatively, you can view the plans and fill in a hard copy form at our Administration Building or provide comment by emailing customer@canning.wa.gov.au or calling 1300 422 664.

Summation of the Project Brief:

Purpose

Create an improved, contemporary, accessible and resilient parkland setting by the Canning River which meets the needs of the broad community and protects and enhances the environmental health of the river.

Background

Community engagement informed the preparation of the brief on which consultants were invited to submit fee proposals for preparation of plans.

Core components of the brief included:

  • Natural Environment – preserve and enhance the natural environment, more trees and shade, protect wildlife.

  • Facilities and Amenities – the top three sub-themes for the desired facilities and amenities were increasing and improving play, facilitating social interaction and exercise equipment.

  • Utilisation of the Park – Accessible to all, multi-generational, open space for family recreation (e.g. cricket, kite flying, fishing particularly mentioned but not limited), water based activity.

  • Other comments – for example, supported the presence of the sailing club, water management important, keep it as it is, safety, cleanliness etc.

The community was split evenly between wanting a permanent café at the park and not wanting one. Others did not comment either way.

The brief to consultants therefore called for the preparation of three options for the development of the park as follows:

Option 1 – Passive park only with improved park recreation facilities.

Option 2 – Improved park facilities but also with the ability to cater for food trucks.

Option 3 – Improved park facilities but also with a permanent café outlet.

It should be noted that the park area is within the Development Control Area of the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). That agency, along with the City of Canning, has statutory planning authority over the area and therefore the City and the consultants have liaised with the DBCA during the development of the plans.

A Transport Impact Assessment was undertaken to explore any impact the park proposals may have on the location. A link to that report is included below.

Outcome of the plans

Plan E Landscape Architects were engaged to prepare the design options.

Refer to the links below or the Document Library (right side of page) for viewing the plans and associated reports.

Summation of the proposals:

Core Features

There are a number of features common to each of the three options. These features reflect the dot points outlined above and include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • retain public access to the beach area

  • retain the off-leash dog exercise area

  • rationalise grass area and create more resilient grass surfaces

  • improve the vegetation buffers to habitat areas, including increasing the depth of foreshore vegetation

  • strategic native tree planting to increase shade and add to the City's urban forest programme, whilst maintaining views to the river

  • selectively remove and replace non- sympathetic trees including Casuarina glauca with more appropriate species

  • manage access to the beach with more controlled access through vegetation

  • retain Sailing Club access to lay-down area

  • retain areas for events including overflow parking

  • rationalise pedestrian and cycle pathway routes to make best overall use of the parkland spaces

  • retain and improve play areas

  • improve general amenity to the park area:

    • add picnic and barbeque facilities

    • improve universal accessibility to all areas (including play)

    • apply Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to all aspects of design, including consideration of additional lighting to facilities and paths

    • increase amenity for youth in the park

    • consider introducing WiFi technology to the park

    • retain current site interpretation signs.

  • traffic management:

    • on Riverton Drive North, introduce a roundabout at the intersection with Corbel Street and upgrade the roundabout at the intersection with Beatrice

    • raised plateau for traffic calming

    • raised plateau for pedestrian / universal access.

Option 1 – Additional features

  • Provision of 26 additional car parking bays (90 degree) to provide for potential increased patronage of park as a result of enhanced general park amenities.

Option 2 – Additional features

  • Provision of an area for serviced food and coffee vans. Located centrally and close to the beach, toilet block and play area.

  • Reconfigured beach edging to the west of the jetty.

Option 3 – Additional features

  • A 100 seat café (same size as Lo Quay café)

  • Reconfigured beach edging to the west of the jetty

  • Provision of 83 additional car parking bays (90 degree) to accommodate café patronage and general park users.

For further information on the Transport Impact Assessment of the proposed options, refer to the link below.

Cost estimates for the three options

The costs for the refurbishment are estimated as follows:

Option

Cost estimate

Points of Difference

Option 1 – The basic
$3,100,000 + GST
The basic:
  • General park improvement – contemporary furniture, improved play facilities, exercise equipment, refurbished grass areas, additional planting, improved pathways, artwork, some interpretive signage, park signage, some additional parking, traffic calming on Riverton Drive North.
Option 2 – Food truck area added
$3,550,000 + GST
In addition to the basic:
  • Trafficable turf area for food van area standing.
  • Power to food van area.
  • Reconfigured beach interface.
Option 3 – Café area added
$3,770,000 + GST
In addition to the basic:
  • Increased preliminaries (site establishment, fencing, insurances etc.).
  • Additional demolition costs.
  • Civil works (more parking).
  • Hard landscape works – particularly ancillary works to café area.
  • More tree and shrub planting beds ancillary to the café development.
  • Increased electricals.


Exclusions:

  • Bore water supply
  • Major road upgrades
  • New café and toilet block including services
  • Design, statutory approvals costs etc.


Timeline

Milestones
Timing
Prepare brief for consultants
February / March 2019
Engage Consultants to prepare plans
April 2019
Present initial plans to Council Strategic Briefing Information session.
Early September 2019
Present amended plans to Council Strategic Briefing Information session
Early December 2019
Seek community feedback on the three options
January 2020
Report community responses to Council via report to Ordinary Council Meeting in March 2020 and seek direction from Council as to further development of plans.
March 2020


Document Links (can also be found in Document Library)

Closing of Comment Period

As above, the comment period closes at close of business Friday 7 February 2020.

Next steps

The community feedback and Council report will be available to the community on the Your Say page.

Council will determine what action will arise out of this Master Plan process.