Client: City of MelvilleServices: Tourism, Community, Evaluation, Facilities, Planning, Sport
Consultants: Phillip Gray, Colin Brown
Location: City of Melville, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon WA 6954, Australia
Completion: November 30, 2013
Partners & Stakeholders:
Rowing is part of the history of the Canning Bridge precinct. The City of Melville wanted to understand the capacity of the site for rowing, both training and regattas.
The Canning Bridge Precinct, which includes Apex Park, is evolving to become a unique, vibrant, creative community space. As one of the City of Melville’s major strategic urban development priorities, investigations are underway for the long-term planning and development of this precinct. Given the potential for development to include high density dwellings and a significant increase in population in the area immediate, there will be an increasing public demand for greater use of this area.
In an effort to understand and respond to the various opportunities and challenges that currently exist and are likely to arise as a result of a larger number of users competing for the same recreational areas, the City of Melville and the Department of Sport and Recreation jointly funded this study to assess the future of rowing in the Canning Bridge area.
Essentially the City and the DSR believed that rowing can continue in the precinct; however there needs to be a clear understanding of how it will look in the future. Given that the clubs are predicting growth, the study included an assessment of current facilities, levels of activities and services the clubs currently provide, any future plans for expanded activities and facilities and whether these can be sustainably managed into the future to limit conflicts.
The study provided an overall assessment of the current position and future direction of the sport of rowing at Canning Bridge. It provided recommendations that took into account other recreational uses of the area against the backdrop of future development and proposed higher densities within the Canning Bridge Precinct. The recommendations provided a sustainable solution in terms of the social, environmental and financial benefits to the community including: