Proposed Extension of Hyde Street Reserve

As part of our decision making process in relation to the proposed extension of Hyde Street Reserve, we’d love to know what you think! Below is a summary of why we’re doing this, what’s proposed and how you can provide your comments.


Hyde Street Reserve is a small park located at the corner of Forrest Street and Hyde Street in Mount Lawley, and is popular with local residents.

The park located on No. 53 (Lot 7) Forrest Street is owned by the City and is 610m2 in area. Park facilities include play equipment, soft fall area, a small gazebo, pathway and soft landscaping.

The nearest park to the Hyde Street Reserve is Hyde Park approximately 430m away. There are no other parks in close proximity to the Hyde Street Reserve.

Recent improvements to the reserve include installation of a swing set, landscaping and replacement of a section of fencing.

What’s proposed?

Proposal – Civil Works: Plan No 3435-CP-01

The City has prepared a concept design, elements of which are discussed below, and for which the Council has allocated funds in the 2017/18 budget:

  • Closure of a section of Hyde Street adjacent to the Hyde Street Reserve between Forrest and Alma Road to vehicular through traffic;
  • Removal of the existing footpaths;
  • Construction of a 1.5m wide compacted/stabilised ‘gravel’ pathway from Forrest Street connecting to a proposed 3.0m wide red asphalt driveway which would link to the existing double crossover from Alma Road;
  • The existing road pavement would be utilised by installing flush kerbing 40mm above the existing road surface, with the remaining road beyond the flush kerbing to be saw cut, removed and clean fill imported and levelled;
  • The existing fence along the eastern boundary of the park would be removed and reinstalled along the northern and southern boundaries of the extended park (including the existing gate at the northern boundary to allow access to the proposed 1.5m wide path. In addition a new section of fencing would be installed abutting the driveway access to ensure that the park remains fully enclosed.
  • Other works would include:
    • extending the existing concrete path along Alma and Forrest Street;
    • construction of a vehicle crossover at the Alma Street end with associated kerb extension
    • a kerb extension at the Forrest Street end; and
    • ‘boxing’ out the verge areas and importing and placing clean fill. 


Proposal - Landscaping:

Comments received from the local community following the completion of the 2015/16 improvement works were that while all the works were appreciated, some community members were disappointed that the remaining minimal turfed area had been removed and mulched.

Therefore based on community feedback at the time, it is intended to include the following landscaping elements:

  • Inclusion of a the turfed area within the park;
  • Additional park furniture items; and
  • Eco zoned/planted areas to complement existing verge planting areas along the eastern verge of Hyde Street.

How to tell us what you think?

Comments on the proposed extension to Hyde Street Reserve need to be provided in writing by no later than 5pm on Friday, 18 August 2017 by:

Mail – addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Vincent, PO Box 82, Leederville WA 6902; or

E-Mail – To: quoting “Hyde Street Reserve” in the subject line of your message; or

Online – click and submit your comments using the form below; or

In Person – wrie your comments on a Submission Form and lodge them in person at our Administration and Civic Centre during office hours. 

Where can I find further information?

Should you require any further information please contact the City’s Manager Parks Services, Jeremy van den Bok, on 9273 6588 or via email:

What happens after the comment period?

After the comment period closes, City staff will summarise all written comments received on this proposal and will present them to Council to make a final decision on the project. Everyone who provides their comments will be notified in advance of when this issue will be considered by Council and will have the opportunity to come along to both the Council Briefing and Council Meeting when the project is being discussed, and also to provide their comments and questions directly to Council at that time.