Yangebup and Little Rush Lakes Draft Master Plan

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Background

You told us your vision for the Yangebup Lake, Little Rush Lake and Yandjet Park area and we used this to develop a draft Master Plan. View the draft plan and share your final comments.

The Lakes (or wetlands) and their surrounding reserves are of conservation status and fall under the Beeliar Regional Park Management Plan. Because these reserves are managed primarily for conservation, each have minimal infrastructure with dual use paths, fencing and some small playgrounds.

From an environmental sense, the two wetlands comprise open water, riparian and upland endemic vegetation ranging in condition from excellent to completely degraded. We know they will come under increased pressure from visitors as the local population increases.

The aim of the Master Plan is to ensure each reserve retains its conservation status whilst enhancing passive recreation opportunities for the local community that are sustainable over the long term. With your help, we've come up with a draft vision for the future of this area.

What Has Happened So Far

In early 2019, we asked you how we could best protect the reserves' environmental values whilst balancing the growing recreational needs of the local community. You shared your thoughts via online surveys, email submissions, discussions with our planners at our lake drop-in sessions and face to face meetings. Key feedback is summarised below.

For the reserves around Yangebup and Little Rush Lakes:

  • Preserve the natural character, no need for large turf areas or urban development.
  • More information about the flora, fauna and history of the reserve could be provided especially about the bird-life.
  • Western side of the lake is more popular due to personal safety concerns about the eastern side. Antisocial behaviour deters visitors from going to some areas of the reserve.
  • Artworks and interpretation on northern side of Yangebup Lake is appreciated.
  • More vantage points for viewing the lake would be appreciated, without detracting from the naturalness of the place.
  • Small playgrounds and recent upgrades are appreciated. No need for large playgrounds.
  • North Lake Road is a barrier to pedestrians and cyclists coming from the east.
  • There is a lack of drinking water for people using the lakes to exercise.

For the Yandjet Park area:

  • Improve parking.
  • Have formal parking instead of drop-off/drive through.
  • Additional fencing.
  • Separate junior/senior play spaces.
  • Shade.
  • More trees.
  • Consider safety around playgrounds and parking.
  • Improve bike and pedestrian access around oval.

With your feedback, we developed the draft vision for the future of the reserves, also known as a "Master Plan". Key features of the plan include entry point enhancements, parking improvements, living streams, board walks, a look-out, pedestrian and cycle path improvements, flora and fauna management (e.g. weed control, fauna underpasses, etc.), seating, public art, passive recreation spaces (e.g. shade, bbq facilities, etc.) and recreation destination spaces (e.g. urban bike path).

Have Your Say

Before the Master Plan is adopted, we want to hear from you. View the draft design and share your final comments by completing the short survey below.

The Master Plan documentation includes:

Once adopted, the Master Plan will guide future planning for this space over the next 10 years. Detailed designs and the delivery of assets will be undertaken over the long-term, as funding becomes available. Funding for the delivery of the Master Plan is yet to be confirmed. As the Master Plan is a guiding document only, some details may be subject to change.

Comment period extended to 4pm Monday 17 February 2020.


Background

You told us your vision for the Yangebup Lake, Little Rush Lake and Yandjet Park area and we used this to develop a draft Master Plan. View the draft plan and share your final comments.

The Lakes (or wetlands) and their surrounding reserves are of conservation status and fall under the Beeliar Regional Park Management Plan. Because these reserves are managed primarily for conservation, each have minimal infrastructure with dual use paths, fencing and some small playgrounds.

From an environmental sense, the two wetlands comprise open water, riparian and upland endemic vegetation ranging in condition from excellent to completely degraded. We know they will come under increased pressure from visitors as the local population increases.

The aim of the Master Plan is to ensure each reserve retains its conservation status whilst enhancing passive recreation opportunities for the local community that are sustainable over the long term. With your help, we've come up with a draft vision for the future of this area.

What Has Happened So Far

In early 2019, we asked you how we could best protect the reserves' environmental values whilst balancing the growing recreational needs of the local community. You shared your thoughts via online surveys, email submissions, discussions with our planners at our lake drop-in sessions and face to face meetings. Key feedback is summarised below.

For the reserves around Yangebup and Little Rush Lakes:

  • Preserve the natural character, no need for large turf areas or urban development.
  • More information about the flora, fauna and history of the reserve could be provided especially about the bird-life.
  • Western side of the lake is more popular due to personal safety concerns about the eastern side. Antisocial behaviour deters visitors from going to some areas of the reserve.
  • Artworks and interpretation on northern side of Yangebup Lake is appreciated.
  • More vantage points for viewing the lake would be appreciated, without detracting from the naturalness of the place.
  • Small playgrounds and recent upgrades are appreciated. No need for large playgrounds.
  • North Lake Road is a barrier to pedestrians and cyclists coming from the east.
  • There is a lack of drinking water for people using the lakes to exercise.

For the Yandjet Park area:

  • Improve parking.
  • Have formal parking instead of drop-off/drive through.
  • Additional fencing.
  • Separate junior/senior play spaces.
  • Shade.
  • More trees.
  • Consider safety around playgrounds and parking.
  • Improve bike and pedestrian access around oval.

With your feedback, we developed the draft vision for the future of the reserves, also known as a "Master Plan". Key features of the plan include entry point enhancements, parking improvements, living streams, board walks, a look-out, pedestrian and cycle path improvements, flora and fauna management (e.g. weed control, fauna underpasses, etc.), seating, public art, passive recreation spaces (e.g. shade, bbq facilities, etc.) and recreation destination spaces (e.g. urban bike path).

Have Your Say

Before the Master Plan is adopted, we want to hear from you. View the draft design and share your final comments by completing the short survey below.

The Master Plan documentation includes:

Once adopted, the Master Plan will guide future planning for this space over the next 10 years. Detailed designs and the delivery of assets will be undertaken over the long-term, as funding becomes available. Funding for the delivery of the Master Plan is yet to be confirmed. As the Master Plan is a guiding document only, some details may be subject to change.

Comment period extended to 4pm Monday 17 February 2020.

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    View the Master Plan and share your thoughts by completing the survey below.

    Consultation has concluded
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