Engagement to date
Participants were asked to list three words which described the Park Avenue site. The top responses are shown in the Word Cloud where larger sized fonts represent more frequent responses.
What people valued most
It was generally acknowledged the site was underutilised and unactivated
- A lot of activity occurs around the periphery of the site but not within it
- Currently limited opportunities for dwelling or activity on the site
- It is perceived as private and relatively anonymous to the public
Heritage buildings on site (Park Avenue Building and Tuart House)
Connections to the surrounds, including the pathway through the site
Mature trees and Tuart garden
Existing green open space
Link to UWA’s history
What we heard
Key ideas that participants would like to see in future planning, potential uses and key concerns.
Participants’ future planning ideas and considerations
- Heritage buildings maintained or repurposed
- Retention of mature trees and the urban canopy
- History of the site is respected
- Cultural history of the site is highlighted
- Connections to Kings Park and the river enhanced
- More amenity for the local area
- Enhance the accessibility and activation on the site
- Support for underground parking to enable more open space
- Traffic management: site access and egress for vehicles
- Open green space
Thoughts around future uses on the site
Participants were asked to choose from a range of uses as to what should be considered for the site. The preference for these uses included:
Other potential uses raised were:
- Student accommodation
- Specialist medical/health-related
Top 3 big ideas
Art gallery / centre /Berndt Collection
Top 5 repurposes for the heritage buildings
Arts space / gallery
Used by UWA schools / research / lectures
Space for the community
- Mature trees would be removed
- The site would be overdeveloped and overpower existing heritage buildings
- Parking: not enough/too much/congested
- The built form would be too tall
- Increased traffic in the area
- Heritage buildings would be demolished
Three Draft Design Concepts were presented throughout the engagement process where feedback will be collated to help inform the future planning of the Park Avenue site.
Balance of height vs open space – what you told us!
- 1 represents a plan where all the buildings are lower in height, taking up most of the space on the ground level.
- 8 represents a plan where all the buildings are taller in height, but with less space on the ground level.