5 June 2018
The City of Kwinana is inviting residents to participate in a survey from Tuesday, 5 June 2018 to inform a Feasibility Study being developed by consultants GHD for the Kwinana Beach and Wells Park area.
The survey aims to understand what the community values about the area, which will help to determine the type of recreational uses suitable for the Kwinana Beach and Wells Park area, as a recreational precinct.
Mayor Carol Adams said the Kwinana Beach and Wells Park area had a lot of historical significance to the City and many of the local residents in the City of Kwinana.
“The community have the opportunity to let us know what they value and hold dear about the area, which will form part of the input into developing recommendations regarding recreational activities at Kwinana Beach/Wells Park for the future.”
“There were a number of factors which prompted the City to undertake the feasibility study, such as significant erosion occurring in the area, the impact of rust on the SS Kwinana wreck and the close proximity to the Kwinana Industrial Area,” she said.
The initial stage of the project identified a number of risks in regards to safety that prevent further expansion of recreational uses in the area, which would prevent the City from considering organised sports events and events that attract large crowds.
The key risk identified in the first stage related to safety, in particular hazardous materials handled at the adjacent Kwinana Bulk Cargo Jetty, which if an incident occurred could have the potential to impact on beach-goers.
As such, the City hopes that through the community’s feedback, a better understanding of the community’s use of the area can be gained, and then developed into recommendations which will be considered when Council determine the type of future recreational activities and uses for Kwinana Beach and Wells Park.