1. What is the Cambridge Reserve Enhancement Project?
The Cambridge Reserve Enhancement Project (the Project) proposes to transform Cambridge Reserve (currently classified as a passive open reserve) into improved public open space, with a portion proposed to be rezoned for residential development and aged care purposes.
2. What are the benefits to community?
Public open space delivers a combination of social, economic and environmental benefits to the community. Public open space provides open and accessible social spaces for group activities ranging from ‘active’ activities such as organised sports (i.e. fitness classes), family picnics and barbecues, a place for children to play, to passive activities such as bushwalking and walking with pets.
Traditionally, aged resident housing has been separated from community, however there is a high demand for aged housing. There is an opportunity to reconnect the elderly with the community, and transform the Reserve into a place for the young and the elderly to come together and move the City towards a more inclusive community.
All funding from the development of sections of the reserve will be directly invested back into the Reserve and surrounding open space facilities.
3. What has been done previously?
The City of Kalamunda went out to the community in early 2018, asking for their vision, thoughts and ideas for Cambridge Reserve. We collated the information we received from the community and used it to develop the Concept Design for Cambridge Reserve. Development of the Concept Design is now complete and we are seeking your feedback.
4. Where can I find a copy of the Concept Design?
A copy of the Concept Design can be found online at engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au. A hard copy can be obtained by contacting the City of Kalamunda’s Planning Team on 9257 9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. What are the key features of the design?
The Concept Design has been developed to incorporate community feedback obtained consultation undertaken in early 2018.
Key features include:
· Activity hub/playground (with provision for amenities such as half basketball court, barbeque area, etc.)
· Stormwater catchment improvements
· Fenced bushland
· Shade structure/seating nodes
· Board walk/wetland
· Living stream – realigned drain
· Open managed parkland
· Fenced dog park
· Pedestrian path network
· Bush re-vegetation
· Managed bushland
· Potential parking areas
· Development areas (residential, over 55’s and aged care)
6. How will the project be funded?
The upgrades will be funded through the sale of sections of the reserve. These sections have been proposed for residential, over 55’s and aged care development. All funding from the development will be directly invested in the reserve itself and surrounding reserves / facilities in the locality.
7. Who should provide feedback?
All members of the community with an interest in Cambridge Reserve.
8. Why should I provide feedback?
We are seeking community feedback on the draft Concept Design for Cambridge Reserve. It is important that we capture the thoughts of the community. The design will be reviewed based on the feedback provided.
9. How can I provide feedback?
You can provide your feedback in any of the following ways:
· Submit a survey (available online at engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au or in hard copy from your nearest City library or the City’s Administration Centre, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda)
· Write a submission (email to email@example.com or post to City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926)
· Attend the Community Workshop on 1 August 2018.
Feedback closes 14 August 2018.
10. What will happen next?
After closure of the comment period, community feedback will be collated and the plan will be reviewed taking into consideration the feedback received. The plan will then be presented to Council for further consideration at an Ordinary Council Meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting and those that provided a written submission will be notified.
Subject to the outcomes from the Ordinary Council Meeting, the sections of land proposed for development will need to undergo further planning studies including a rezoning. The rezoning will be also be required to be presented to Council for consideration and endorsement.
Finally, subject to the outcomes of community consultation and decisions of Council, the plan and proposed rezoning will be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission and Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands for final approval.
11. Where can I get more information?