What is a ‘Public Open Space’?

    Public Open Space (POS) is a term that encompasses a variety of open spaces in the urban environment that are free and accessible to the community. These spaces can usually feature amenities and are for recreational purposes whether active (i.e. sporting ground, field) or passive (i.e. bushwalking, bird watching etc).

    In the City of Kalamunda, we have a number of public open spaces, including but not limited to: parks, reserves, sporting grounds and bushlands.

    What is the Public Open Space Strategy and what does it mean for community?

    The Public Open Strategy (the Strategy) will set the strategic direction on how our public open spaces will be managed. The Strategy will feed into the City’s new Local Planning Strategy 2018.

    Public open spaces are enjoyed by the wider community, in particular community groups and sporting groups. Therefore it is important for those who have an interest in the outcome of the strategy, ensure that their aspirations for these spaces are heard.

    What are we seeking comment on?

    We are engaging the wider community to help understand what their future requirements and aspirations are for public open spaces. Feedback will be useful in developing guiding principles for:

    • quality of public open space;

    • quantity of public open space;

    • functionality of public open space; and

    • classification of public open space.

    We will also be seeking feedback on our current public open space reserves by suburb/district, and what improvements are needed.

    For more information, please refer to the draft Public Open Space Strategy 2017.

    What is out of scope for this consultation?

    As these projects exist outside of the scope of the Public Open Space Strategy, we will not be seeking comment on the projects below:

    • Existing master plans and sites in the process of master planning (e.g. Stirk Park Master Plan)

    • Community Facilities Plan

    • Forrestfield North

    • Asset Management Plan

    These projects have/are currently or will be undertaking their own consultation process. For more information on these projects, please refer to engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

    How can I provide feedback?

    The City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents to provide feedback.

    Online: engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au

    Hard copies are available from City Administration (2 Railway Road, Kalamunda), and at any of our City libraries and recreation centres.

    Alternative to the survey, written submissions can be provided via post or email (details below).

    Post to: City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926
    Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

    Survey closes 5:00pm Monday 26 February 2018.

    Community Workshops

    Two Community Workshops will be held to provide the community with more information about the strategy and to obtain detailed feedback.

    Tuesday 20 February 2018 @ 5:00pm

    Woodlupine Community Centre

    88 Hale Road, Forrestfield

    Thursday 22 February 2018 @ 5:00pm

    Zig Zag Cultural Centre

    50 Railway Road, Kalamunda

    What will happen next?

    On conclusion of the online survey and Community Workshops, stakeholder consultation will be analysed and prepared into a report for Council. Interested residents are encouraged to keep an eye on the Kalamunda website (for Council meeting agenda papers), or engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au for updates.

    Once the recommended plan is approved by Council, the Strategy will be finalised, released to the public and published on our website.

    Where can I get more information?

    For more information contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999.

    We will also keep you informed through website updates, by telephone or face to face conversations if that is your preferred method of communication. Please let us know.