Project update – March 2019 (updated June 2019)
The feedback received in late 2018 has been analysed and there was fairly balanced support for and against the Draft Concept Plan overall, with many similar concerns raised in the feedback, all of which can be viewed in the Stakeholder Engagement Feedback and Outcomes Report.
In December 2018 the City of South Perth Council received a petition against the Draft Concept Plan and Council consequently requested a briefing about the project, which took place in mid-February. Following the briefing, Council added the north lake to the scope of the project. The City is now considering other options that will retain the key project objectives of improving storm water quality entering the Canning River and retaining the $270,000 of external funding. The project will now focus on the north lake in Bodkin Park, which receives storm water from the Water Corporation main drain. The revised scope will allow nutrient stripping and sedimentation to occur in the north lake prior to the storm water running into the south lake via the open drain. Other elements of the current Draft Concept Plan will also be considered in revising the draft.
The revised Draft Concept Plan is still being developed and will be available for feedback in July 2019. We will be in touch with you closer to this time to invite you to attend an on-site drop in information session and/or provide feedback.