The City of Melville is calling out to the community and asking for their thoughts, ideas and feedback, via a survey and interactive map, about the types of services, programs, facilities and events they’d like to see activated at Canning Bridge precinct.
City of Melville Mayor the Hon George Gear JP said the community engagement would help inform future decisions on development, activation and investment by the City within the precinct to ensure it is a vibrant and exciting place to be.
“With significant population growth forecast for WA, the State Government has designated activity centres across Perth, including Canning Bridge,” Mayor Gear said.
“As we head towards the middle of the century we will experience this population increase within Canning Bridge and over this time the precinct will evolve into a vibrant, thriving and creative community and business hub, set against the unique backdrop of the river and adjacent open space.
“To support this growth, we’ll need more public space, infrastructure, facilities, programs and services, and the feedback from this engagement will identify place activation opportunities at Canning Bridge, helping us understand what the community see as their future needs and aspirations, so we’ll be able to direct and focus our efforts”.
“With a workshop already scheduled for community groups and businesses at the end November, and a resident workshop and open day engagement events planned, this project focuses on place activation which helps creates a sense of place, encourages social connections, improves safety and brings life to the streets.”
The survey and interactive map opened on Thursday, 7 November and closes on Friday, 29 November 2019. Results from the engagement as well as research and analysis into current and future demographics and similar centres will inform the City’s community and place activation strategies for the area.
As part of the engagement, the City will conduct a place assessment of Canning Bridge to understand how it currently functions and its strengths and opportunities for improvement. This will include a physical audit and interviews with local businesses and people using the area.
The new Cirque Community Space located in the Canning Bridge area has also been activated with a variety of events and activities over the last couple months, in order to test what works and what suits the community’s needs and preferences. This new community space was made possible by the developer’s contribution of additional community benefits in return for bonus building heights.
The online survey and interactive map as well as additional information on the project can be accessed at www.melvillecity.com.au/activatecanningbridge