What Gibbs?

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The City of Canning recently asked residents who live on or near Gibbs Street ‘What Gibbs?’ as part of an initiative to help shape the future story of their local neighbourhood.

Gibbs Street is the artery connecting important local destinations within the area - including open spaces, education, and transport hubs - and has potential for further connectivity.

The ‘What Gibbs’ project sought to understand how the neighbourhood stories of Gibbs Street could contribute to a growing local vision for enhancing the area.

Community feedback has been collated and the opportunities to ‘Gibbs back' and improve the street can be captured into four key areas. These include:

  • Create a quieter street by reducing vehicle speeds through traffic calming.
  • Improve street connections through improved pedestrian connections and on-street parking.
  • Green the street with more tree planting and improved landscaping.
  • Create a welcoming street with enhanced lighting, artwork and places for neighbours to gather.

To learn more about the shared story of Gibbs Street and read the full ‘What Gibbs’ report, please click here and view the following community videos.




The results of the ‘What Gibbs’ engagement project demonstrate the importance of creating great streets that are accessible and pleasing urban space that are fit-for-purpose and consistent with the City’s Strategic Community Plan.

They reinforce that great streets are essential to creating a healthier and more accessible City of Canning, including encouraging safe transport alternatives such as cycling and walking.

The City is excited about the potential to upgrade Gibbs Street in line with this community vision, and has partnered with the Department of Transport to enable this opportunity.

The Safe Active Streets program aims to work together with the City to make Gibbs Street an attractive environment for people of all ages and abilities, to walk and ride safely to local destinations.

Gibbs Street has been identified as a key route in the City’s Cycling and Walking Plan and this project would help deliver a bicycle and pedestrian friendly space.

What’s next?

The City has developed a Concept Plan to upgrade Gibbs Street in line with the four key street improvement opportunities identified by the ‘What Gibbs’ engagement project.

We are hosting drop-in sessions for the neighbourhood to review and provide feedback on the Concept Plan.

Times and locations of the drop-in sessions can be viewed under 'Key Dates' in the right hand column.The Concept Plan can also be viewed under 'Documents'.

If you would like to discuss this project further, please contact Owen Clark, Engineering Technical Officer (details under the 'Who's Listening' heading).

The Gibbs Street upgrade is a significant public infrastructure project for the local neighbourhood, with construction expected to take place within the next 6-12 months.

Involving the community throughout this project, to create a fun and vibrant Gibbs Street is a priority for the City.

To get involved in our Gibbs Street Welcome Team and help shape the future story of the local neighbourhood, please contact James Murphy, Queens Park Neighbourhood Manager (details under the 'Who's Listening' heading).

Our first community event is scheduled for October in which we will be installing pathway art in Mary Mackillop Park to provide a story of interest along the path.

The City of Canning recently asked residents who live on or near Gibbs Street ‘What Gibbs?’ as part of an initiative to help shape the future story of their local neighbourhood.

Gibbs Street is the artery connecting important local destinations within the area - including open spaces, education, and transport hubs - and has potential for further connectivity.

The ‘What Gibbs’ project sought to understand how the neighbourhood stories of Gibbs Street could contribute to a growing local vision for enhancing the area.

Community feedback has been collated and the opportunities to ‘Gibbs back' and improve the street can be captured into four key areas. These include:

  • Create a quieter street by reducing vehicle speeds through traffic calming.
  • Improve street connections through improved pedestrian connections and on-street parking.
  • Green the street with more tree planting and improved landscaping.
  • Create a welcoming street with enhanced lighting, artwork and places for neighbours to gather.

To learn more about the shared story of Gibbs Street and read the full ‘What Gibbs’ report, please click here and view the following community videos.




The results of the ‘What Gibbs’ engagement project demonstrate the importance of creating great streets that are accessible and pleasing urban space that are fit-for-purpose and consistent with the City’s Strategic Community Plan.

They reinforce that great streets are essential to creating a healthier and more accessible City of Canning, including encouraging safe transport alternatives such as cycling and walking.

The City is excited about the potential to upgrade Gibbs Street in line with this community vision, and has partnered with the Department of Transport to enable this opportunity.

The Safe Active Streets program aims to work together with the City to make Gibbs Street an attractive environment for people of all ages and abilities, to walk and ride safely to local destinations.

Gibbs Street has been identified as a key route in the City’s Cycling and Walking Plan and this project would help deliver a bicycle and pedestrian friendly space.

What’s next?

The City has developed a Concept Plan to upgrade Gibbs Street in line with the four key street improvement opportunities identified by the ‘What Gibbs’ engagement project.

We are hosting drop-in sessions for the neighbourhood to review and provide feedback on the Concept Plan.

Times and locations of the drop-in sessions can be viewed under 'Key Dates' in the right hand column.The Concept Plan can also be viewed under 'Documents'.

If you would like to discuss this project further, please contact Owen Clark, Engineering Technical Officer (details under the 'Who's Listening' heading).

The Gibbs Street upgrade is a significant public infrastructure project for the local neighbourhood, with construction expected to take place within the next 6-12 months.

Involving the community throughout this project, to create a fun and vibrant Gibbs Street is a priority for the City.

To get involved in our Gibbs Street Welcome Team and help shape the future story of the local neighbourhood, please contact James Murphy, Queens Park Neighbourhood Manager (details under the 'Who's Listening' heading).

Our first community event is scheduled for October in which we will be installing pathway art in Mary Mackillop Park to provide a story of interest along the path.

Page last updated: 27 August 2021, 15:05