Forum considers Yanchep Lagoon area future

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The outcomes of a forum on the Yanchep Lagoon area will be presented at a meeting at Splendid Park, Yanchep on Monday, December 17. Picture: Anita McInnes

RESIDENTS and other stakeholders have taken part in a three-day planning and design forum on the future of the Yanchep Lagoon area.

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the forum provided community members and others with a platform to voice their opinions and work cooperatively on shaping the future of this important coastal village.

Run by placemaking consultancy RobertsDay, the planning and design forum also included planners, designers, transport advisors and property developers.

State government agencies and City of Wanneroo representatives also participated in the process to initiate a clear vision for the Yanchep Lagoon area and address key considerations that were discovered through prior engagement with the community.

A tour of sites, including Fisherman’s Hollow, the Mary Lindsay Homestead and other locations around the lagoon area, was followed by a discussion of strategic issues and opportunities on day one of the forum, while day two involved a series of workshops and presentations.

Cr Roberts said the forum provided participants with an opportunity to be engaged in the planning process that would shape the future of Yanchep Lagoon.

“By uniting local community members and key stakeholders from government and beyond, this forum has ensured all invested parties were able to take part in a practical, collaborative process and directly discuss key issues with one another,” she said.

“There were some key themes and talking points that came out of the forum, including the value that the community shares on the lagoon environment, as well as outlining site constraints, future growth forecasts and highlighting areas of concern that can be addressed cooperatively.”

The outcomes of the forum will be presented during a community open house event being held at Splendid Park, Yanchep on Monday, December 17 at 6pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend to get an update on workshop outcomes, provide further feedback and track progress.

The forum formed part on an ongoing community consultation and engagement strategy developed by the City of Wanneroo, which started in October.

The findings will be reported to the council by mid-2019.