1. Was community feedback used in the design; and is the design the same as the existing facility?
The design is based on feedback from the community and input from the Maylands Waterland Working Group. It incorporates local flora and fauna, and celebrates the heritage of the site and aboriginal culture. We have retained the general layout of the original site and it is still a water based, family friendly facility.
2. When will the new facility be open to the public?
The City plans to open the first stage of Maylands Waterland in November 2021.
3. Will use of the foreshore be impacted during construction?
The foreshore will not be impacted during construction. Access to car parking, public open space, the boat ramp and toilets will remain open. The foreshore play equipment will need to be removed due to its age and condition, but will be replaced as part of the second stage of redevelopment. The shared pedestrian and bike pathway along Clarkson Road around Maylands Waterland will remain open.
4. Will we have to pay to use Maylands Waterland?
Maylands Waterland playgrounds, splash pad, and water play areas will be free to use.
5. Why is it being constructed in stages and what are they?
Maylands Waterland will be developed in two stages. The first stage is funded and will be open to the public in November 2021. The second stage is subject to the availability of future funding.
Stage one of the redevelopment is costed at $3.5 million.
Splash pad, water creek, wading/splash pool, play areas, accessible toilets and changing rooms, shade sails and structures, grassed areas, community picnic areas including barbecues, provision for mobile catering, fencing and self-closing gates.
Stage two of the redevelopment of Maylands Waterland is costed at $3.7million and is subject to future funding.
A leisure pool, additional changing rooms, family play areas, community picnic areas including barbecues, connecting pathways throughout the foreshore reserve, redeveloped public toilets on the foreshore (at the boat ramp), improved living stream outflows to the Swan River.
6. What will be the impact of construction on the local area and residents?
We do not anticipate any negative impact to the local environment during construction. The concept plan aims to improve the environment by replacing non-native weed species with native vegetation. This will benefit the local environment, support biodiversity and reduce nutrients flowing into the Swan River.
Construction noise will be mitigated through appropriate management plans.
7. Will parking be affected?
It is not anticipated any parking will be lost or impacted during the construction period. In the event that there is a temporary loss of car parking, alternative parking is available within 50 - 100m either side of the existing site.
8. Will any trees be removed?
At this stage, two non-native trees are planned to be removed due to their poor structural condition. Any trees removed from site will be replaced by native species on a ratio of 6:1.
9. Has local culture and heritage been incorporated in the design?
Yes. The design recognises the significance and impact of the Whadjuk Noongar people to and on the land. The design also incorporates native flora and fauna and includes local artwork and sculptures.
10. How long will construction take?
Construction is expected to take approximately one year. Work will commence in late 2020 and be completed by November 2021.
11. How will you manage dust? Noise? Traffic?
Each stage of the redevelopment will have a management plan and will include methods to mitigate risks and ensure the construction adheres to relevant standards and control measures.
These measures may include:
- Temporary fencing with dust walls
- Trucks using one entrance to the site to prevent impacting local traffic and to reduce the impact of noise on residents
- Use of machinery to occur during approved working hours
- Maintaining access around the site for pedestrians and cyclists
- Combining the stage one demolition work with the stage two pre-construction work to limit the impact on the community when stage two starts.
12. When will the second stage be constructed?
This is unknown as stage two is subject to additional funding being secured.
13. What days (and hours) are works permitted on site?
The majority of the works will take place between 7am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Only occasional weekend work will be required during the project.
14. Who do I contact with any feedback, questions or concerns in relation to the construction?
Please contact Coordinator Project Services - David Bruce on 9272 0612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.