UWA – QEII Precinct Plan - Community Engagement

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Overview

Over the last ten years the City of Perth has undergone rapid change – with residential, commercial, retail and mixed use development opportunities leading to successful activation of various precincts throughout the City. This reflects the growth of WA more generally, and the role that Perth plays in the national economy.

The Crawley-Nedlands neighbourhood is home to some of Perth’s major institutions including the University of Western Australia and the QEII medical precinct comprising primary through to tertiary health, mental health, as well as medical research and development functions.

As these major institutions evolve and expand, the surrounding neighbourhood

Overview

Over the last ten years the City of Perth has undergone rapid change – with residential, commercial, retail and mixed use development opportunities leading to successful activation of various precincts throughout the City. This reflects the growth of WA more generally, and the role that Perth plays in the national economy.

The Crawley-Nedlands neighbourhood is home to some of Perth’s major institutions including the University of Western Australia and the QEII medical precinct comprising primary through to tertiary health, mental health, as well as medical research and development functions.

As these major institutions evolve and expand, the surrounding neighbourhood is also changing, with greater demand for housing and shops near to this major activity. To best plan for how the neighbourhood will change, develop and grow into the future, we need to understand the community’s vision for the area and the knowledge and expertise the community has about the neighbourhood.

To do this, the City of Perth, working together with the City of Nedlands, is embarking on a series of Crawley-Nedlands engagement exercises. This work will support longer-term planning for the UWA QEII precinct and its surrounds, and the community’s input will help to influence that planning.


Community Input

A Citizens Advisory Panel has been formed with representatives from the community to work together/deliberate and provide input to the UWA QEII Precinct Plan development. All outcomes of the Citizens Advisory Panel workshops will be available on this project page for you to view.

If you were not selected to be part of the Citizens Advisory Panel — you will still be able to get involved by attending a workshop on 4 August 2021 (6:00 pm-8:00 pm), where the Citizens Advisory Panel ideas and outcomes will be shared for you to view and provide feedback on.


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  • Final Outcomes Report — UWA- QEII Precinct Plan Community Engagement Citizens Advisory Panel

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    The Citizens Advisory Panel's (CAP) Workshop 4 was held on Wednesday, 4 August 2021. The workshop was an opportunity to showcase the work undertaken by the CAP over the three workshops, confirm that the principles prepared accurately reflect the CAPs feedback and an opportunity to comment.

    The UWA QEII Precinct Plan CAP — Final Workshop 1-4 Outcomes Report is attached under the Citizens Advisory Panel Workshops Outcomes Report heading.

    You can find Workshop 4’s information in Section 8. "WORKSHOP 4 OUTCOMES" starting on page 48 and the “RECOMMENDATIONS” following the identified values and principles in Section 9 starting on page 50.

    This workshop was the final event of the early community engagement phase of the UWA QEII Precinct Plan project. The City will carry the values and principles established during this engagement phase forward into the future planning stages for this area. We are currently commencing several required technical studies, which we hope to complete at the end of 2022 before we can start developing the Precinct Plan.

    The City will also provide further opportunities for the CAP and the broader community to be involved in the Precinct Plan's development to ensure continuity and accountability to this process.

  • Citizens Advisory Panel Workshop 3 Outcomes

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    The Citizens Advisory Panel's (CAP) Workshop 3 was held on Saturday, 24 July, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. This workshop considered several design responses based on the CAP's values and vision for the area. The workshop included:

    • identifying opportunities, constraints and issues throughout the precinct;
    • developing design principles that could be used to guide future development; and
    • developing principles that capture the CAP's values and the key characteristics they value in the precinct.


    You will find the third workshop's outcomes report under the Citizens Advisory Panel Workshops Outcomes Reports heading or at the following link: UWA QEII Workshop 1 to 3 Outcomes Report. Please note that the outcomes report is a progressive report including both Workshop 1, 2 and 3's information.

    You can find this workshop's information in Section 6. "WORKSHOP 3 OUTCOMES" starting on page 20 of the report.

  • Citizens Advisory Panel Workshop 2 Outcomes

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    The Citizens Advisory Panel's (CAP) Workshop 2's goal was to understand all the other significant developments in the area. The developments include the UWA, QEII Medical Centre and Kings Park. Furthermore, the workshop also confirmed the CAP's principles and vision for the area further.

    You will find the second workshop's outcomes report under the Citizens Advisory Panel Workshops Outcomes Reports heading or at the following link: UWA QEII Workshop 1&2 Outcomes Report. Please note that the outcomes report is a progressive report including both Workshop 1 and 2's information.

    Workshop 2 provided the CAP with more information about future planning for the QEII Medical Centre, UWA and Kings Park. The available presentations are attached to the outcomes report at APPENDIX D. The UWA presentation is currently unavailable; however, their Master Plan is available at the following link: UWA Campus Master Plan.

    Workshop 2 also provided the CAP with an opportunity to share their perceptions of the area with the project team. The observations shared broadly related to:

    • the landscaping in the precinct,
    • the design of the streets,
    • the characteristics of the buildings, and
    • the pedestrian/community activity on the street.


    There was a strong emphasis on the area being green with well-maintained verges and gardens. There was a consensus that the area felt safe, and lots of people interact on the street. Yet, the panel acknowledged that the streets were generally designed for cars.

  • Citizens Advisory Panel Workshop 1 Outcomes

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    The Citizens Advisory Panel's (CAP) first workshop had a few objectives, including identifying the group's shared, or different, values. The outcomes of the first workshop begin to confirm the direction for the following workshops and provide a solid understanding of the group and their expectations.

    The first workshops outcomes report can be found under the Citizens Advisory Panel Workshops Outcomes Reports heading or at the following link: UWA QEII Workshop 1 Outcomes Report.

    The workshop provided background context and ascertained key values from group work. It also looked at the kinds of solutions we might use to ensure we maintain key values as the neighbourhood grows and changes.

    The panel provided rich information about their existing values for the area, with the strongest themes coming through as the environment, the leafy nature of the area, the need for a stronger community, streetscape amenity, traffic and parking (concerns), questions about density and development and other issues such as safety and infrastructure provision.

    The workshop also invited panel members to focus on solutions to retain these values, with the idea of greening and enhanced community, topping the list of elements that the group discussed in greater detail.

    In total, the panel members presented some 35 values and corresponding solutions, highlighting key focus areas to explore in the ongoing workshop process.

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