Empire Park - Free Play Zone Trial

Submissions closed on 20 December 2021, 05:01 PM

EMPIRE PARK, CITY BEACH PROPOSED FREEPLAY ZONE TRIAL 

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At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 23 November 2021, Council resolved to undertake a trial freeplay zone within Empire Park, City Beach.

To read the resolution and background within the Minutes please CLICK HERE

Local Government Act 1995 Town of Cambridge - Local Government and Public Property Local Law 2017- Proposed determination Pursuant to Part 2, Divisions 1, clause 2.1 of the Town of Cambridge Local Government and Public Property Local Law 2017, public notice is hereby given that at the Ordinary Council meeting held on 23 November 2021, Council resolved that it proposes to make the following determination:

Determination for a portion of Empire Park (fronting Empire Road):

Purpose of the Determination: The purpose of the determination is to set aside a part of the land for a trial period of up to 12 months, up to 31 December 2022, to allow persons (children), to use this part of the land for the purpose of bike riding and ‘freeplay’.

For the purpose of this Determination, ‘freeplay’ primarily includes the riding of bicycles and associated play activities such as making bicycle jumps.

Effect of the Determination: The effect of this determination will allow persons (children) to use this part of the land for the purpose of bike riding and ‘freeplay’.

Further Information: A copy of the proposed determination and background information may be inspected at or obtained from the Town's Administration Centre at 1 Bold Park Drive, Floreat, between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday, and at Cambridge Library at 99 The Boulevard, Floreat during normal opening hours.

Enquiries:

Enquiries and further information concerning the proposed determination can be made to Mr Andrew Head, Manager Parks and Natural Environment on telephone (08) 9347 6000. Submissions: Written submissions about the proposed determination can be made to the Chief Executive Officer, Town of Cambridge, PO Box 15, Floreat WA 6014 or mail@cambridge.wa.gov.au up to 12 noon on Monday, 20 December 2021.

Consideration of Submissions: All submissions will be reported to the Council meeting to be held on 21 December 2021 for consideration. John Giorgi, JP Chief Executive Officer

PROPOSED DETERMINATION:

“Schedule 2

DETERMINATIONS

The following determinations are to be taken to have been made by the local government under clause 2.1 of the Town of Cambridge Local Government and Public Property Local Law 2017.

PART 1 – PRELIMINARY

1.1 Definitions: In this determination unless the context otherwise requires – ‘local law’ means the Town of Cambridge Local Government and Public Property Local Law 2017; ‘local government property’ means anything which belongs to, is owned by or is under the care, control or management of the local government, and includes any flora and fauna thereon; ‘reserve’ means any land — (a) which belongs to the local government that is zoned as and, used for, recreational purposes; (b) of which the local government is the management body under the Land Administration Act 1997; or (c) which is an 'otherwise unvested facility' within the meaning of section 3.53 of the Act; ‘vehicle’ includes — (a) every conveyance and every object capable of being propelled or drawn on wheels, tracks or otherwise; and (b) an animal being ridden or driven, but excludes — (i) a wheel-chair or any device designed for use by physically impaired persons; (ii) a pram, a stroller or similar device; (iii) a boat; and (iv) a shopping trolley;

1.2 Interpretation: Unless the context otherwise requires, where a term is used but not defined in a determination and that term is defined in the local law then the term shall have the meaning given to it in the local law.

PART 2 – DETERMINATIONS Vehicles allowed on local government property 2. A person shall not without the consent of the Council — (a) bring, ride or drive a vehicle onto local government property, or reserve, or a portion thereof or permit any person to bring, ride or drive a vehicle onto local government property, or reserve, or a portion, except on or over such parts of the local government property as is set aside as an area for such use.

” Dated this ………….. day of …………………………… 2021.

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Town of Cambridge was )

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resolution of the Council )

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……………………… …………………………… KERI SHANNON Mayor 

.........................................................................JOHN GIORGI, JP Chief Executive Officer

 

Activities Approved within the ‘Freeplay’ zone

‘Freeplay’ is not defined in the local law and can be described as “when children have full freedom to play in whatever way they want. ... During free play time, children can express themselves in the way that they choose depending on the day, time and situation they are in”. To avoid any ambiguity and for the purpose of this determination, ‘Freeplay’ primarily includes the riding of bicycles.

1. All other activities permitted within Parks and Reserves as stipulated within the Local Government and Public Property Local Law 2017 with the addition of;

2. The use of soil provided by the Town for the creation of small bike jumps within the designated area.

Activities Not Permitted

1. The digging of natural soils within the reserve (IE - No digging/excavating)

2. Building of any structures (other than jumps out of the imported soil provided by the Town)

3. Damage, destruction or removal of any vegetation for any reason

Other Information Contact the Town to request additional soil from the Town and to report any concerns which include but not limited to the breach of the activities not permitted above.

To advise the Town of your concern please use – REPORT IT/REQUEST IT