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Riseley Centre


Find out what projects in the Riseley Centre are seeking community input.

Last Updated: 2 May 2022 Follow Engagement

The Riseley Centre is the activity centre surrounding the intersection of Riseley Street and Canning Highway within the suburbs of Ardross and Applecross. It has been a retail and commercial hub since the 1950s/60s and has a unique urban form consisting of two parallel crescent-shaped streets. 

In June 2021, a trial place assessment was completed for the Riseley Centre, which included input from local residents, businesses and the City’s Riseley Place Leaders Team. Seven key place themes have emerged for Riseley:

  • Places to pause – creating parklets, seating, shade and play
  • Colour and vibrancy – offering arts, events, activities, and ambience for people
  • Riseley welcomes pedestrians and bike riders – making it easier for people to get around on foot, by bike and other mobility aids
  • Sensing our place – communicating the identity and stories of our place
  • Riseley communities – creating community spaces and opportunities for connection
  • Riseley movement – balancing needs of motorists with the need for people to enjoy the place
  • Greening our place – introducing more trees, shade, planters, flowers and nature

The Riseley Placemaking Action Plan outlines a number of 'quick wins', medium term and longer term placemaking actions. As part of this process, we will undertake regular community engagement on these placemaking initiatives.

To stay updated as opportunities come available, simply follow this page by clicking ‘Follow Engagment’ at the top of this page. All current and previous engagements are listed below.

Current engagements

  • No projects are open for community involvement.

Previous engagements

Parklet feedback

The online feedback form was open from December 2021 to July 2022. This engagement sought feedback from the local community and businesses during the parklet trial period, and obtained user behaviour, general sentiment, community connection outcomes and impact on local business. 

Feedback on the parklet closed 5.00pm Thursday, 16 June 2022. We received 38 forms and feedback received is under review by the project team.

Riseley Centre Place identity

In April 2021, we asked the community to vote for their favourite Riseley Centre Place Identity logo. We received over 700 votes and it was a close one! Option 2 won the vote with 56% of the votes indicating Option 2 was the preferred option. 

For more information about this engagement, refer to the Riseley Centre's Place Identity Melville Talks page by clicking the button below.

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Name the parklet!

We asked the community for naming ideas for our new parklet on Kearns Crescent and you delivered! We received 57 name ideas and then asked the community to vote on their favourite from the three shortlisted:

  • The Hive
  • The Rise

Voting closed Sunday, 3 April 2022. A total of 410 votes were received, with MANDJAR wer NYIN receiving the highest amount of votes (40.98%).

MANDJAR wer NYIN is to 'meet and sit' in Noongar language.

Riseley Centre Place right of way

In July 2021, we sought public comment on the proposal to request to the Minister for Lands to dedicate as road, the right of way between Willcock Street and Kearns Crescent in the Riseley Centre, in accordance with section 56 of the Land Administration Act 1997.

Three submissions were received, and a report and recommendation was issued to Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage for their consideration.

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What is the Place Assessment Framework and Riseley Placemaking Action Plan?

The City of Melville has been trialling a new Place Assessment Framework, a tool to help the City and local community gain a deeper understanding of its key places. The trial place assessment has been carried out at the Riseley Centre and included input from local residents, businesses and the City’s Riseley Place Leaders Team. You can read what we discovered about Riseley in the Place Assessment Report for the Riseley Centre (the place assessment report). The place assessment report communicates the findings about the history, context, experience, image and identity; and investment and capacity at Riseley.

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Kylie MacPherson, Place Officer, City of Melville


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Riseley Centre structure plan map

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