Select from six: what’s best for Mt Claremont Village shopping precinct?

Select from six: what’s best for Mt Claremont Village shopping precinct?

Six possible options to improve the parking, playground and park facilities at the Mt Claremont Village shopping precinct and Asquith Reserve have been put forward by the City of Nedlands.

Information sessions will be held at the Mt Claremont Community Centre’s Hakea Room on 16 August from 4pm-5pm and 5.30pm-6.30pm.

An online survey at Your Voice Nedlands is also available for people to outline their preferences.

“The proposals are in response to the City receiving numerous requests and a petition from the Mt Claremont community to address parking needs in this area,” Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said.

“As a result, funds have been set aside as part of our 2018-19 capital works program.  

“The survey responses will inform the final proposal and help prioritise budget allocations for the works presented to Council.”

Proposals being considered are:

  • Area 1: Asquith Park: options include increasing the car parking by using part of or all the park. Existing bays next to the park off Olearia Lane could be removed and used to create a new park or further expand parking. Work will include an upgrade to the bus stop on Asquith Street. “If the community prefers to retain the park either as is, or want to reduce the area, the park will be re-designed,” Mayor Hipkins said.
  • Area 2: parking area on City-owned land in front of Cellarbrations Liquor Barn: re-configure the parking bays to increase the number from four to five or retain the current layout.
  • Area 3: Asquith Street (Strickland to Adderley Street): install seven parking bays on both sides of the street (in total) and re-locate the footpath or retain existing parking arrangements. This will include an upgrade to the bus stop and stormwater collection.
  • Area 4: 25 Strickland Street: at the expiry of the lease on 30 June 2021, convert the entire area to a playground. Alternatively, install 28 parking bays, a vehicle turn-around and create an entry from Strickland Street. “This will necessitate the removal of six on-street parking bays in Strickland Street to allow for the entry,” Mayor Hipkins said. “Landscaping of the area will also form part of the project.  Another option is to keep the existing parking arrangements.”
  • Area 5: Olearia Lane (at the rear of 25 Strickland Street): install seven parking bays or retain current arrangement. If a playground for 25 Strickland Street is chosen, parking bays will not be installed in this location.
  • Area 6: road reservation (Asquith Street from Mayfair Street to the golf club’s rear entrance): develop the area to include four to five parking bays, install a formalised vehicle turn-around and construct vehicle and pedestrian access to the golf club boundary to a newly developed playground. 

“The City wants to ensure it selects the best options for the area and our community consultation is an integral part of that,” Mayor Hipkins said.

“We understand it’s a fine balance between parking and other needs in the area, which is why several proposals have been devised to ensure a range of options can be explored with the community.”