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In December 2019, Council adopted its advocacy priorities for 2020.

These projects and issues will be given strategic focus with concentrated advocacy effort for the year ahead.

We aim to be a dynamic place for everyone and deliver transformational projects for broad community benefit.

Council has adopted its advocacy priorities for 2022.

These projects and issues will be given strategic focus with concentrated advocacy effort for the year ahead.

The Town of Victoria Park aims to be a dynamic place for everyone and we feel that these projects will benefit people from all walks of life.

Our advocacy priorities for 2022 are listed below.

Edward Millen Parklands 

One in 70 Australians have Autism. Currently there is no public playspace that is targeted at providing specialised play opportunities for Autistic children within Western Australia.   

The eastern portion of Edward Millen House and the surrounding parklands was home to the Mildred Creak Building. From 1968, this building housed a centre for treatment and care of autistic children and was named in honour of an English physician who pioneered research within the field.  

The intent of the space will be to provide an inclusive play area with a focus on meeting the needs of autistic children. Both in recognition of the site heritage but, most importantly, to meet a need to create a safe place where children can play.  

Project Objectives

  • Realise the full potential of the heritage-listed buildings and expansive Edward Millen Parklands.  

  • Create a first of its kind in WA Autistic play space for children living with autism   

  • Reconnect Edward Millen House to the Community via a parkland   

  • Provide a safe and reflective area for young families to connect   

 

Download our Edward Millen Parkland Upgrade fact sheet.(PDF, 323KB)

 

More information about the project can be found in the reader at the bottom of this page.  

 

McCallum Park Active Area

Located on the banks of the Swan River / Derbarl Yerrigan, McCallum Park connects the Town with the river, Burswood peninsula and Perth City.  

The McCallum Park Active Area master plan will transform the park into a significant recreation destination, with a range of sporting facilities alongside dedicated spaces to meet, host community events and celebrate cultural diversity.  

Planned facilities include “hype-court” art-style basketball courts, a BMX pump track and a skate/scooter park. Cultural activities and community events will also be an ongoing feature in this space.   

The park will be a place for everyone, celebrating and embracing diversity of age, gender identification, ethnicity, religion, culture and ability.   

Project Objectives 

  • Create a destination where local and regional visitors will have a sense of belonging.  

  • Increase community connection through participation in active and passive recreation.  

  • Complement the State and Federal Government-funded Causeway Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge with adjacent supporting infrastructure.  

  • Provide facilities for the community to foster inclusion, promote healthy lifestyle habits and teach lifelong skills.  

  • Create a safe space for youth to gather and connect on weekends and after school.  

  • Foster a distinctive landscape setting and character that includes environmental sustainability initiatives such as: 

  1. reducing overall turf area (to reduce water consumption);
  2. increasing endemic vegetation;
  3. significantly increasing tree canopy;
  4. and delivering sustainable and well maintainable assets.
  • Connects to the Albanese government mandate to support Youth infrastructure and having a voice in government  

 

Download our McCallum Park Active Area fact sheet.(PDF, 952KB)

 

More information about the project can be found in the reader at the bottom of this page.  

 

Archer Mint Streetscape Improvement Plan

Archer and Mint streets form a central roadway linking Orrong Road with Albany Highway and connecting people to the Carlisle Town Centre, Carlisle train station, East Victoria Park Primary School and East Victoria Park Town Centre.

This corridor forms the western boundary of the Carlisle Station / Archer Street Precinct and connects to the Oats Street Precinct. These Precincts are defined as activated, transit-orientated and mixed-use areas that capitalise on their proximity to Perth and the Albany Highway Centre.  

The community priorities for the Archer/Mint Streetscape Improvement include creating a streetscape that improves walkability and vibrancy around local businesses while increasing shading and tree canopy coverage wherever possible.   

Project Objectives  

  • Improve pedestrian and cycling accessibility, creating a safe and inclusive urban environment for people of all abilities.  

  • Calm traffic and facilitate the safe and appropriate movement of all users of the street.  

  • Encourage vibrancy and economic development on the street and in the precincts surrounding the site.  

  • Encourage the use of Carlisle train station by creating pedestrian-friendly environments and access between the train line and the Carlisle Town Centre.  

  • Improve pedestrian connectivity between Carlisle train station and the East Victoria Park Town Centre.  

  • Improve the environment and pedestrian experience on adjacent streets to ensure minimal impact to those members of the community.  

  • Increase tree canopy cover along the corridor as per the Town's Urban Forest Strategy 

 

Download the Archer Mint Streetscape Improvement Plan fact sheet(PDF, 1MB)

Mid-Tier Transit and Short Range Bus Transit (CAT)

Advocate to the State Government in support of a Mid-tier transit system including a connection from Curtin University to Perth CBD. 

A consortium of 15 local governments have identified 15 priority mid-tier transport routes intended to complement METRONET by improving connections between rail stations and activity centres.

The identification of potential mid-tier routes has catalysed the advocacy process, demonstrating how Mid-Tier Transport can:  

  • Bridge the nexus between climate, liveability, congestion and housing diversity and affordability;
  • Strengthen the METRONET network; and
  • Build a public transport network that will deliver the necessary infrastructure to support a growing population in Perth 

 

Kent Street Sand Pit

Part of the wider environmentally significant Jirdarup Bushland Precinct that includes the remnant banksia woodland of the Kensington Bushland Reserve and George Street Reserve, the Kent Street Sand Pit site presents an important opportunity to reimagine a former landfill for the community and restore the habitat of endangered and rare species, including Black Cockatoos.  

The Concept Plan for the project covers more than 4.5 hectares and was developed after local community group Friends of Jirdarup Bushland petitioned the Council to improve the site.   

Project Objectives  

  • Restore the site to Banksia Woodland, which will enhance the neighbouring Kensington Bushland  

  • Provide habitat for native fauna, including Black Cockatoos  

  • Contribute to our Urban Forest Strategy objective of achieving 20 per cent tree canopy  

  • Provide a valuable passive recreation asset for surrounding residents and visitors  

  • Create connection to the area’s indigenous heritage through elements such as yarning spaces  

  • Facilitate knowledge exchange through nodes for the sharing of Aboriginal stories and history,  

  • Construct conceptual alignment of walking trails in accordance with cultural mapping of the site 

 

Download our Kent Street Sand Pit fact sheet(PDF, 7MB)

Meet our team

Take a read of our staff fact sheets below to learn more about our talented Town-team! Each team member has a unique knowledge base and background, with expertise across our various advocacy priorities. 

Download staff information pack(PDF, 11MB)

 

 

Election advocacy

In the lead up to the 2022 Federal Election, the Town advocated for two key priorities. These, while included in the list above, are explained in some more detail in the reader below. 

A strategic asset review has been undertaken of several buildings within the Town of Victoria Park to aid future asset opportunities and integrated renewal strategies. The asset review has been undertaken, taking into account the following five criteria; accessibility, safety, functionality, usage and modernisation.

The Code of Conduct provides staff with consistent guidelines for an acceptable standard of professional conduct, the broader issue of ethical responsibility, and transparency and accountability within our organisation.

The Town of Victoria Park, along with project partners the West Coast Eagles, Waalitj Foundation, and Perth Football Club, has launched a jointly developed Community Benefits Strategy, which outlines an initial four programs to be delivered to the Town of Victoria Park community within five years.

Our promise to you

The Town of Victoria Park recognises our community is diverse. We want to work in partnership with you to deliver services, programs and projects for our community.

We aim to respond to the changing needs of our people and places to create a sustainable, inclusive, thriving and connected community…a dynamic place for everyone.

This Community Charter describes what you can expect from us in all aspects of our work and interactions with the public.

We will

charteropen

Be Open

Listen  Actively seek to understand your views, respecting all perspectives and opinions.
Adapt Explore options before choosing a direction with a flexible and agile approach, adapting to strengths and opportunities as we go.
Trust Build trust by being honest and transparent about our purpose and priorities, with easily accessible information, services and places.
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Connect & Engage

Communicate Convey easy to understand, proactive and timely messages and consistently respond to issues and feedback.
Shape Create tailored engagement and co-create opportunities, with choice around how you share feedback, get involved and influence the outcome.
Inform Inform you of decisions, how and why they were made. If things change we will also let you know.
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Take Action

Initiate Proactively review processes and find areas for improvement over and above ‘business as usual’, to create efficiencies.
Partner Work in partnership with you during planning, design, development, and delivery of initiatives wherever possible.
Develop Increase your knowledge and skills as well as encourage community-led projects, recognising when to take the lead or when the desire, capacity and ability is there for community to do things for themselves.

 

When the charter is working

  • You are open with us, share your opinions and aspirations with us.
  • You feel heard and believe your views were considered in decision making processes.
  • You tell us we have communicated clearly and in a timely manner.
  • You say participation opportunities were genuine and meaningful.
  • You understand what we are doing, when and why, and how we will get there.
  • You seek to collaborate and partner with us, and play an active role in improving our community. 
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