Bindaring Vision launches iconic plan for wetlands

Bassendean is a beautiful place to live. Our sense of community, beautiful open spaces and proximity to the river all combine to create a Town that is unique.

We need to make sure we keep it that way.

Recently there have been attempts to erode the public open space in Bindaring Park. This wetland is a wildlife habitat, serving a vital function in times of heavy rainfall and flood and is enjoyed as a public open space for recreation. It could be so much more.

“This is a unique opportunity to let candidates know that a public open space which
performs an accessible recreational and environmental purpose is something that
residents of the Town of Bassendean embrace.”

The Bindaring Vision is for a functional wetland helping to improve the health of the river including managed recreation space to ensure native flora and fauna can flourish, an inspiring nature-based playground, a conservation area with community access and free open space for all the activities we already enjoy in Bindaring Park.

As housing increases and yards grow smaller, natural areas become more and more important. Bindaring Vision is a way to ensure that this open space is one that works for everyone.

With Council elections coming soon and with new Councillors being elected to represent all three suburbs of Ashfield, Bassendean and Eden Hill, now is the time to ask your Council candidates if they too will support this vision for Bindaring Park. This is a unique opportunity to let candidates know that a public open space which performs an accessible recreational and environmental purpose is something that residents of the Town of Bassendean embrace.

This vision for the future enhancement of Bindaring Park is designed to protect and enhance the conservation values while serving as a nutrient filtering wetland feeding a permanent lake connected to the river. This draft plan is for public discussion and has been prepared by concerned community members in response to Council plans to shrink the Bindaring Park area for housing development.

One thought on “Bindaring Vision launches iconic plan for wetlands

  1. I think it is a fantastic idea to bring more wildlife and birdlife into this area.It is a hidden secret for us around this area and has so much potential. I only hope now the lord mare has seen this area.It has so much potential with tourist from over seas comming up on the boats to the winery “water edge” opposite of the foreshore. The beauty is now covered with unplanned trees put in by the town of bassendean or rather organized by the the own of bassendean. I have a feeling this land or the creek has a lot to do with the aborigal community goverment department. It took nearly 1 year to build a walk bridge over the creek when a horse feel through the a plnk that the council had put in. I am not in agreeing with Hyland road being closed off as it will bring more traffic down north road and bassendean pde.Another concern who will maintain this area.The bassendean town council already has problems maintaining the town of bassendean.It has potenial but i would leave it until The city of Bayswater takes over.They are a lot more proffessional in planning and really knows how to do river planning properly.You only need to take a drive over to the river area then come back to the town of bassendean

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