To: All residents of WA
Save the South Perth Foreshore
Petition to the City of South Perth
As SIR JAMES MITCHELL PARK is a regional park and the City of South Perth’s public consultation and survey has been open to all Western Australians, this petition is open to all.
TO: Mayor Sue Doherty
We, the undersigned, wish to ensure that the green public open spaces comprising Sir James Mitchell Park are preserved for future generations and are not degraded through high density development and commercialisation. Sir James Mitchell Park, (“the Park”) comprises the foreshore land from Narrows Bridge along the Esplanade Foreshore; and includes ‘Sir James Mitchell Park’ ie Mends St. to Ellam St, including the lake areas.
We petition the City of South Perth to amend the Public Open Space Policy as this relates to the South Perth Foreshore before the current community consultation findings are adopted, and include the following:
1. No land within the Park is to be sold;
2. There is to be no high rise, high density development of any nature within the Park;
3. All development (if any) is to be restricted to low impact, low density single storey activities - as verbally promoted by the Council (e.g café, kiosks and similar);
4. Leases granted (if any) within the Park are to be restricted to an aggregate maximum term (including options) of 21 years – similar to those applied in Kings Park.
5. Any development on the land originally resumed within Sir James Mitchell Park for ‘Foreshore Recreation’ to be designated exclusively for that purpose only.
Contact for petition: Marcia and Ken Manolas 193 Mill Point Rd SOUTH Perth WA 6151
Why is this important?
Sir James Mitchell Park South Perth occupies the tract of land from the south side of the Narrows Bridge around the Swan River to the border with the City of Victoria Park.
Sir James had a vision to create a green belt around the river using Kings Park as the starting point. Most of the land on the south side of the river was purchased by the State from small landholders between 1930 and 1940. Much of the green belt is now being eroded by public development. As Perth's population density increases, the need for the green belt as both the 'lungs' and a relaxation area of the City becomes doubly important. Photo by Gnangarra commons.wikimedia.org
How it will be delivered
The petition will be delivered in person to the City of South Perth in time for the Agenda Briefing meeting on Tuesday 19th November. It will be accompanied by a media release.