Update - Wednesday 2 November 2022

Following extensive stakeholder and community engagement conducted earlier this year by the City and consultants, element, the Coode Street Foreshore Engagement Outcomes Report (PDF, 13.3 MB) is now available.

The purpose of the engagement process was to validate, update and further explore the South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan Node 2: Coode Street vision:

‘to develop the Coode Street node as a better serviced family recreational space, with improved facilities; a choice of food and beverage outlets; and a diversity of activities including all ages and abilities playground, rowing, sailing, boat mooring, and water play’.

Stakeholder and community engagement priorities

Analysis of the engagement outcomes identified eight key priorities for the area to support its primary role as South Perth Foreshore’s family recreation space:

  1. Improve the amenity for visitors coming to eat, play and gather at the Foreshore with more shaded places to walk, sit and relax; picnic and dining areas with a range of seating options; improved lighting; flexible BBQ areas; space for group gatherings and cool, shady pathways.
  2. Provide well sign-posted, quality, clean toilet facilities close to the children’s playground and food outlets; include a fully accessible Changing Places toilet and outside hand-washing facilities.
  3. Integrate cultural interpretation in the natural environment with new structures, play equipment and wayfinding signage that communicates the aboriginal connections to the land, and the cultural and historical uses of the area.
  4. Provide more non-permanent food and beverage options that cater to all budgets at all times of the day and evening.
  5. Maintain the open feel of the parkland with its expansive grass areas, City vista and natural habitat, with accessible spaces for unstructured games along with new play and exercise areas for all ages and abilities.
  6. Improve the waterfront access so that visitors can enjoy, play and cool down by the river.
  7. Improve public transport connections to enhance movement to and around the Foreshore: e.g. by CAT, shuttle bus and ferry.
  8. Redesign the car park to provide more accessible parking and free up more of the riverfront area for recreation.

These priorities form the landscape design brief for the Coode Street Foreshore.

Next steps

A concept design will be produced and advertised to the community for comment, subject to Council funding.

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