Wharf Street Basin - A Next Generation Community Park

What is being proposed?

In November 2018 the City of Canning was successful in receiving a federal government Smart Cities Grant for the Wharf St drainage basin. This grant will facilitate redevelopment of the Wharf Street detention basin, which is owned by the Water Corporation, into a ‘Smart Park’ - the Wharf Street Next Generation Community Park.

Although the area will still perform its function as a drainage basin, the project proposes to remove the barrier fence around the basin and add vegetation, pathways and equipment to provide an additional area of public space. It is anticipated that the Next Generation Community Park will set the benchmark for and inform the future development of public spaces within the Canning City Centre.

What's new?

Josh Byrne & Associates has been awarded the landscape architecture contract to redevelop Wharf Street Basin into a Smart Park. The Next Generation Community Park will be an education centre, recreation space and hub for collecting water quality information.

The City has been engaging with the local community to discuss the project and find out what the community would like incorporated in the park’s design. A landowner briefing was held on 25 February 2019 and a community workshop was held 12 March. We have also met with the nearby school to find out what the teachers and children would like to see in this Next Generation Park.

The feedback from the community and landowners will be incorporated into the concept design for the park.

What is being proposed?

In November 2018 the City of Canning was successful in receiving a federal government Smart Cities Grant for the Wharf St drainage basin. This grant will facilitate redevelopment of the Wharf Street detention basin, which is owned by the Water Corporation, into a ‘Smart Park’ - the Wharf Street Next Generation Community Park.

Although the area will still perform its function as a drainage basin, the project proposes to remove the barrier fence around the basin and add vegetation, pathways and equipment to provide an additional area of public space. It is anticipated that the Next Generation Community Park will set the benchmark for and inform the future development of public spaces within the Canning City Centre.

What's new?

Josh Byrne & Associates has been awarded the landscape architecture contract to redevelop Wharf Street Basin into a Smart Park. The Next Generation Community Park will be an education centre, recreation space and hub for collecting water quality information.

The City has been engaging with the local community to discuss the project and find out what the community would like incorporated in the park’s design. A landowner briefing was held on 25 February 2019 and a community workshop was held 12 March. We have also met with the nearby school to find out what the teachers and children would like to see in this Next Generation Park.

The feedback from the community and landowners will be incorporated into the concept design for the park.