Melville community invited charrette program to inform Attadale Alfred Cove Foreshore Master Plan

22 June 2021

The City of Melville is inviting the community to help shape the future of the scenic Attadale Alfred Cove Foreshore through its first ever charrette program.

The City of Melville is inviting the community to help shape the future of the scenic Attadale Alfred Cove Foreshore through its first ever charrette program, facilitated on-site and online.

From Monday, 28 June to Friday, 2 July, the City of Melville and independent consultants Element will lead the collaborative planning and design charrette engagement program, which will inform the Master Plan for the area.

City of Melville Mayor the Hon. George Gear JP said the engagement process would be one of the largest the City had ever undertaken and there had been amazing response from the community to be involved to participate and help shape the Master Plan, with more than 230 expressions of interest and 650 surveys completed.

“We understand how important the Attadale Alfred Cove Foreshore is for the community as it stretches over 4km on the edge of the Swan Estuary Marine Park. The area has outstanding natural beauty, rich biodiversity, deep and ancient cultural importance, as well as diverse sporting and recreation activities that are enjoyed by a wide variety of users, and underlie the importance of this community engagement process,” said Mayor Gear.

“To launch the four-day charrette process we’ll start with a Smoking Ceremony symbolising the start of a new chapter and recognising the importance of this area for our First Nations people, as told to us by local elders who we’ve engaged with extensively.

“Through an initial survey in May and June we received more than 650 responses on what the community valued about the Attadale Alfred Cove Foreshore and this will set the direction of the charrette, which will deep-dive into the management of the foreshore across the areas of environment and landscape, cultural values, access and movement, and recreation and sport.

“By the end of the week, we will have captured the key themes, ideas and a future vision to shape the Master Plan, which aligns with our vision for an inclusive, vibrant and sustainable future.”

Mayor Gear said as well as attending the in-person charrette, the community was also invited to take part in the interactive virtual charrette, which would go live on Tuesday, 29 June.

“This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of community wide planning and place-making journey, that will bring together many diverse stakeholders, and we encourage the public who can’t attend in person to follow our daily updates via our Melville Talks webpage and our social media channels,” said Mayor Gear.

Registrations to the two community workshops on Monday, 28 June and Thursday, 1 July are open until 5.00pm Sunday, 27 June.

Stakeholders involved with the charrette will also include representatives from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Department of Transport and the Water Corporation.

To RSVP for the community workshops and for more information about the Master Plan, visit the Attadale Alfred Cove Foreshore Master Plan engagement page.

Key public open events during the week:

  • Smoking Ceremony: 8.30am to 9.00am Monday, 28 June at Tompkins Park Foreshore
  • Opening Community Workshop: 6.00pm to 8.30pm Monday, 28 June at City of Melville Civic Centre Main Hall
  • Environment and Landscape, Cultural Values, , Access and Movement and  Recreation and Sport Sessions: 9.10am to 5.00pm Tuesday, 29 June at Tompkins Park Southern Room
  • Open Design Studio: 6.00pm to 7.30pm Wednesday, 30 June at Tompkins Park Southern Room
  • Final Community Workshop: 6.00pm to 8.30pm at City of Melville Civic Centre Main Hall

Video: Watch #ourfutureourforeshore.

Image: The City of Melville is working with the community for the Attadale Alfred Cove Master Plan engagement

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