Here’s to future days: first Allen Park Master Plan adopted

Here’s to future days: first Allen Park Master Plan adopted

The City of Nedlands has adopted its first master plan for Allen Park in Swanbourne, paving the way for the area’s future.

Developed by A Balanced View Leisure, the plan was taken through extensive research and engagement activities with stakeholders including sporting groups and bodies, state organisations, neighbouring councils, community groups and the general public.

Previous master plans have been developed for the precinct in the past – but only ever reached a preliminary stage and were not adopted by Council. The last time this occurred was in 2010.

City of Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins described the Allen Park Precinct as an important asset for the community. 

“The master plan process considered existing conservation efforts and the heritage of the area, matched with the park’s links to nearby beaches and its regional role as a central sporting facility in the western suburbs,” he said.

“The process investigated the optimal mix of various sports at the reserve, along with the established environmental area, while balancing access to the community for casual and passive recreation purposes.

“Throughout the project development, we ensured the local community and key stakeholders were consulted, engaged and informed every step of the way.

“As a result, the Allen Park Master Plan now gives us a guiding document for future uses, activities, preservation, capital budgets and grant applications that help with long-term planning for the area.”

The Allen Park Master Plan can be viewed at Your Voice Nedlands.