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Mandurah's Shared Vision

Mandurah is a special place to our community. To ensure our best days are ahead of us, we asked you to help create our shared vision.

Since the end of 2018 over 2000 of you have contributed to Mandurah's shared vision.

During the first stage survey responses helped to define the four focus areas;

  • Environment
  • Economy
  • Social
  • Health

As we progressed in to the second stage these focus areas were explored in workshops. During these workshops the community discussed what they wanted Mandurah to be known for. These conversations laid the ground work for the Future of Mandurah Summit. At this Summit a group of delegates worked together to develop Mandurah's Story. This story forms the basis of our shared vision.

The community has recently given feedback on the shared vision. This vision is currently in the final stages of being tested and will then be shared with the broader community.

The real potential is in what comes next. We want to ensure people can continue to collaborate on what they believe they can contribute to the future of Mandurah. This is your vision and we now need your help to make it come to life.

Where to from here?

  • The place vision will be finalised
  • As one of the stakeholders, the City of Mandurah will review the 20 Year Strategic Community Plan, and the City’s Four Year Corporate Business Plan and Business Plans, based on our community’s priorities
  • The City will work with key stakeholders to help bring the shared vision to life. Together with these stakeholders, we’ll work to be the more connected and engaged community we’re striving for.

Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any queries and feedback - hello@mandurahmatters.com.au

Mandurah's Shared Vision

Mandurah is a special place to our community. To ensure our best days are ahead of us, we asked you to help create our shared vision.

Since the end of 2018 over 2000 of you have contributed to Mandurah's shared vision.

During the first stage survey responses helped to define the four focus areas;

  • Environment
  • Economy
  • Social
  • Health

As we progressed in to the second stage these focus areas were explored in workshops. During these workshops the community discussed what they wanted Mandurah to be known for. These conversations laid the ground work for the Future of Mandurah Summit. At this Summit a group of delegates worked together to develop Mandurah's Story. This story forms the basis of our shared vision.

The community has recently given feedback on the shared vision. This vision is currently in the final stages of being tested and will then be shared with the broader community.

The real potential is in what comes next. We want to ensure people can continue to collaborate on what they believe they can contribute to the future of Mandurah. This is your vision and we now need your help to make it come to life.

Where to from here?

  • The place vision will be finalised
  • As one of the stakeholders, the City of Mandurah will review the 20 Year Strategic Community Plan, and the City’s Four Year Corporate Business Plan and Business Plans, based on our community’s priorities
  • The City will work with key stakeholders to help bring the shared vision to life. Together with these stakeholders, we’ll work to be the more connected and engaged community we’re striving for.

Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any queries and feedback - hello@mandurahmatters.com.au

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    I called the rangers office to find where I could legally ride my licensed road trail bike, off road, and told there was no where in Mandurah. How is there no where? There’s so much vacant land in Mandurah, your asking people to call rangers to report people riding around illegally, but give them no where to ride legally.

    A.s asked 10 months ago

    Hi there,

    We are aware that riders often highlight the lack of available riding areas when questioned by Rangers. Recently the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries created an online tool to provide information on areas that are approved for riding. Riders are permitted to ride on private land with the consent of the land owner and a number of other locations as prescribed. There are no prescribed locations within the City of Mandurah as environmental and amenity constraints make the siting of a facility for off road vehicles difficult. The following are currently publicly available, approved Permitted Areas, respective land managers and vehicles permitted in these areas are:

    · Gnangara, Department of Parks and Wildlife, motorcycles and quad bikes of all engine capacities.

    · Pinjar, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Motorcycles and quad bikes (not side by sides).

    · Lancelin and Ledge Point, Shire of Gingin, Motorcycles and quad bikes of all engine capacities, four wheel drives and buggies. The area boundaries are marked with orange buoys. Tracks leading from the area (e.g. to Wedge Island) are restricted to full road registered vehicles only.

    · Kwinana, City of Kwinana, Motorcycles and quad bikes of all engine capacities.

    · York, Shire of York, Motorcycles and quads only.

    · Karratha, City of Karratha. All off road vehicles.

    As part of its economic development partnership with the Shire Murray the City has been seeking to identify potential opportunities to provide facilities. There is potential in the provision of facilities for off road vehicles but the impacts must be assessed with overall community benefit.  The City has been in communication with the Recreational Trailbike Riders' Association of WA Inc who unsuccessfully lodged an expression of interest for a facility to be located at East Keralup. The City provided a letter of support for this proposal given the regular feedback it receives about inadequate local riding opportunities.

    Further discussions with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries indicate there is a desire to explore options for the delivery of off road vehicle facility and this dialogue will continue.

    It is important to note that the City receives hundreds of complaints regarding off road vehicle activity and despite local riding locations being limited Rangers work with Police to respond to these. Riding in illegal locations can be dangerous cause concerns for local residents and also damage the environment.

    Thanks for your feedback!

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    I believe there is a proposed plan to have cat owners become more responsible for their cats. Not before time as cats destroy so much wildlife, particularly birds. They need to be kept inside, not be allowed to wander, especially at night. We have had cats poo & scratch around in our garden which is disgusting. We have owned german shepherds for many years-they were never allowed to wander into neighbour's gardens, dig & poo in their gardens!!!

    enrica48 asked 10 months ago

    Hi,

    The City have recently advertised local laws and recently presented a report to Council on the City’s position on the Cat Act 2011 and its approach to Cat Management. The City provided a submission to the state government on this which is highlighted in the report. The report commences on page 116.

    https://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/-/media/Files/CoM/City-and-Council/Council/Council-and-Committee-Meetings/Agendas-and-Minutes/2019/Council/Council-Meeting-Agenda-Jul-23.pdf

    Thanks!

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    Hi, We now have a beautiful new bridge as the centrepiece of our Cities transformation and many other great projects underway but it appears many people who live in this great space do not appreciate what we have. What I dislike the most are the irresponsible drivers using our new bridge who feel it is their right to drive as they please with total disregard and their lack of respect for road rules and other road users. As I commute over the new bridge multiple times every day I am constantly harassed by dangerous drivers all doing the wrong thing. I have experienced road rage and witnessed many incidents on our new bridge. Most disregard , speed limit, lanes and the use of indicators with many violently and erratically change lanes at speed then endangering all other users. The roundabout on the western foreshore is great but it is a shame most do not know any rules with regard to how to negotiate a roundabout safely, and don’t appear to know that lanes are built for a purpose as is an indicator. This is a public road and not a race track where there are no lanes. People continually change lanes whilst negotiating half way through the roundabout without warning, I know this is most likely a Police matter but they appear to show little interest in the disaster that is unfolding. I have witnessed cars drifting around the roundabout and onto the bridge sideways at speed and not regaining control until reaching the top of the bridge. The Police stand beside the Monkey Bar with hand held radar in the early morning traffic but do nothing. I have been approaching them doing the speed limit on many occasions only to be passed on the bridge by people going 10 Klm more and the Police do nothing. I could go on but feel I am waiting my time by having a winge so my suggestion is ; install a fixed speed camera overlooking the round about and capture the offending drivers and issue fines that go to the City, not the Police as well as one facing the bridge at the Smart street intersection and capture the racing drivers as they charge over the bridge at 80 to 100 klm/h. If you do not believe me on this I urge you to take a chair at each end of the bridge and watch it all unfold for yourself. Thankyou.

    Shift worker asked 12 months ago

    Hi,

    Unfortunately this is a police matter and not something that the City of Mandurah is able to assist with.

    We thank you for taking a keen interest in the safety of the community.

    Thanks.


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    As a ratepayers tell me the name and place where our recycling gose. I know for fact that there is know such thing, just land fill, you waste our money on this recycling of rubbish. How about spending money on crime, rape,murder, bashing, stealing,drugs, abuse and the list can go on. Cindy Bowles

    Cindy Bowles asked 12 months ago

    Dear Ms Bowles

    Thank you for your question regarding the destination of the recyclables collected through the City’s kerbside recycling program.

    I can confirm that the recyclables that are placed in the yellow lidded recycling bin in Mandurah are transported to the Cleanaway Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in South Guildford for sorting and baling. The $20 m facility was commissioned in June 2017 and includes state of the art technology that can achieve a 90% recycling recovery rate. The majority of the recyclables from the MRF are sent overseas (Asia) for further processing (as the processing infrastructure currently does not exist in Australia). A more detailed description of each item is detailed below:

    • Steel and Aluminium cans are sent to Sims Metal in Spearwood where they are shred and then exported to furnaces in South East Asia for further processing.
    • Plastic bottles and containers are exported to plastic processors in Indonesia, India, Malaysia  and Taiwan.
    • Newspaper, paper and magazines are exported to various paper mills in India, Indonesia and Pakistan
    • High grade cardboard is exported to China and low grade cardboard is exported to Vietnam and Indonesia.
    • Glass is crushed and used locally in the civil construction industry as a sand/aggregate replacement.

    I am confident that recyclables collected in Mandurah are being recycled and not simply mixed with rubbish and sent to landfill.

    If you so desire I can arrange for you to visit the MRF in South Guildford so you can observe the facility in action.

    Thanks!

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    Really only one proposed site? We’ll there’s no point for my inputs, it’ll be either Hallhead or Sanremo, Mandurah east doesn’t even have any children friendly areas! hallhead/falcon already has two skate parks! for the kids, one place i can suggest you put it

    Howzzat asked about 1 year ago

    Hi, 

    We only have the capacity to build one dog park at the moment.

    We will be taking all feedback in to consideration, so please let us know your preferred option and it will be included in the community engagement report.

    Thanks for taking the time to tell us your thoughts :-)

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    My pick for the enclosed park would be Mary Street Halls Head.

    jeanettanderson1@gmail.com asked about 1 year ago

    Thanks - I will pass your suggestion on to the team that are currently working on this project.


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    Hello Re. Proposed Dog Park. Can you advise what Mandurah Council's position would be with regard to Greyhounds? Regards Bill & Sue Sullivan

    BillSullivan asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Bill & Sue, 

    I will pass this suggestion on to the team that are working on this project, however I believe they are only looking at City owned and operated land at this point in time.

    Thanks :-)

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    Will Mandurah please build (or retrofit?) another SUSTAINABLE display home? One that can be used for community workshops and engagement, and trainings, and school excursions, and sustainability education for the public, and help people join the war on waste and go plastic free, and advertised to the thousands of people that attend Sustainable House Day every September, and so much more!! As far as I'm aware, at the moment, no other city or suburb of Perth has such a display home. Let's be a leader, not a follower!!

    Yours Sustainably! asked over 1 year ago

    Hi,

    Thanks for your query.

    Our experience with the Sustainable Home was that it was a good instrument to promote sustainability, particularly in relation to home design. However, to be effective, it needs to be located in a popular and active display village where people looking at building homes are going for ideas.

    Given Mandurah’s development is close to saturation, we aren’t really in a good position to build another sustainable home. However, we are better positioned to promote sustainability through other avenues eg. digital content and the workshops like waterwise verges etc.

    We have plenty of venues for workshops, engagement and training and use those to host and run sustainability events throughout the year.

    Thanks again,

    Elysse

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    Can you advise if the boardwalks etc that surround the Mandurah quays are council or privately managed and maintained. In their current state they are a definite hazard to all that use them, passed their use by date. Being open to and used by the general public they would have to be considered a safety hazard and a liability should someone be injured

    muzz asked over 1 year ago

    Hi,

    Many thanks for your query.

    The boardwalks etc. that surround the Mandurah Quay's are privately owned.

    I believe their has been some discussion in regard to the boardwalk's with their owner.

    Kind regards, 

    Elysse

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    I have two street trees on my front verge that are an absolute nightmare, they are very very messy and I endeavour to sweep up the mess from my driveway also my neighbours driveway regularly, but the mess is impacting on the rest of my neighbors who have been complaining to me. The street sweeper came and the next day it was bad as ever. The main problem I have is my bin is full with the mess from the trees . One sweep up fills the bin each time. I would like to invite an inspection from the shire as to what more can be done as I would like to be able to live in harmony with my neighbours. I look after the verge but this is getting beyond me. Thanking you. Lorraine

    Lorraine Skelton asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Lorraine,

    Thanks for getting in contact.

    The City won't consider the removal of healthy, stable or viable trees. Pruning options, apart from those enhancing views may be considered in exceptional circumstances. Pruning will generally not be undertaken for the following reasons;

    * The tree obscures or potentially obscures views (other than traffic/pedestrian sight-lines);

    * The tree variety or specimen is disliked;

    * The trees shades solar panels, lawns, gardens or inhibits grass growth;

    * The tree causes nuisance by way of bark shedding, fruit or leaf fall, sap drop, bird droppings or similar;

    * The tree interferes with a non-essential cross-over, or a cross-over where the location or design can be modified; and

    * The tree is causing minor damage to infrastructure, cross-over or property that can be rectified through remedial works.

    Apologies that we can't be of more assistance at this stage.

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    Hi, I live in old Madora and have just read in the newspaper that we are to have a pump bike track ! I haven’t to this date recieved any letters or survey to my home . This has all been decided without my family knowing anything . Apparently McLennan Park seems to be a popular choice which is next to a tavern / pub ( not ideal with this age group children ) but this is also in the older retired end of Madora , ridiculous choice ! Why on earth wasn’t it incorporated into Lakeland’s development , which has trees and hills or even the stage 5 etc at Madora Bay with new houses , families and schools , surely this would of been a better choice , I really look forward to an explanation please Regards , Sandra Cook

    Sandy asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your enquiry regarding the proposed Madora bay pump track.

    The consultation process with the public has included

    ·  a letter drop to all Madora Bay residents with further direction to Have Your Say Mandurah

    ·  Social media invitation through Madora Bay Community Association Facebook page

    ·  Public Notices displayed in halls and community centres

    ·  Regular communications with the Madora Bay Community Association

    In addition to this, City officers also held three community engagement meetings – two at Lakelands Shopping Centre and one at Madora Bay Hall.

    Should you wish to provide us with your contact information, one of our officers can call and discuss the proposed pump track in further detail.


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    I am registered for the Mandurah matters forum on tues 29th January 2-4 pm but have not been notified of the venue.

    Susan gilbert asked over 1 year ago

    Hi, All workshops will be held at the Rushton Park facility, David Gray's Arena (formerly Bendigo Bank Stadium), Dower and Thomson Street, Mandurah. Thanks!

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    Why is Mandurah hell bent on trying to become Perth, We moved here because it was a nice seaside town close to the city but with Charm. Mandurah is becoming a concrete jungle no different to the rest. the Bridge looks out of place. the Foreshore is ok but the new Pool designs and the other plans are just removing the Gem you already have. Please Think about what you have before you bulldoze it all over. Being a county focused on trying to preserve things like the wetlands maybe we can save whats left of Mandurahs Old Charm before its completely gone.

    Old Mandurah asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for your post. It's important that we get this feedback from as many members of the community as possible as everyone has different experiences and feedback. Part of the second stage of the Mandurah Matters campaign is to delve deeper in to some of the issues that we face as a community, come up with solutions and decide who's responsibility they may be. It would be wonderful if you were available to come to one of the workshops that we have coming up - https://mandurah.formstack.com/forms/mm_workshops...Thanks again!

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    I would like to know why Mandurah Council is so admint about belittling the historical builds of Sutton Farm, this should be left as is, it is just criminal to see land being sold around it for modern day buildings that will just look ridicules, Halls cottage is so encroach on that its belittled beyond words. You say Mandurah Matters, then why are you selling off land that should be there for the public to enjoy, would not gardens and better use of the building be of interest, a working studio in the old barn would be amazing, an Devonshire teas on the veranda of the homestead would be more beneficial than encroaching on the grounds surrounding Mandurahs history, stop the desiccation of Mandurah History. You say Mandurah Matters does it really when you see this kind of thing going on. Disappointed in the Coiuncil that that this is being allowed to happen, shame on you. Long time rate payer

    Beaches asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your feedback.

    The Sutton Farm site is privately owned land. The City of Mandurah does not own the site or the buildings and has not sold any of this land.

    The heritage buildings are on the State Heritage Register so they cannot be demolished and potentially used for the activities that you describe – however this is up to the landowner. The City of Mandurah’s planning requirements have allowed for some development sites to be created on this site subject to a range of requirements and design guidelines which also includes access to be provided to the public. If you are interested, the full plan and all the guidelines associated with the site are accessible from:

    http://gis.mandurah.wa.gov.au/DAPS/Sutton%20Farm%20Heritage%20Precinct.pdf


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    Why isn't there a hydrotherapy pool for Mandurah residents? Pinjarra Aqua centre has a heated one (32-34 C) complete with trainers in various modalities i.e. Gentle Joints, Water Yoga, supervised rehabilitation therapy etc. Mandurah residents young or old, handicapped or able bodied would welcome having a similar size one, not the small ones stymied by physiotherapy costs. Why wasn't one incorporated in our new aquatic center when it was in the planning stage and under construction?????SHAME ON YOU Mandurah planners! Whose fingers were in that pie? I was also dismayed and very disappointed to discover that despite our wonderful watery environment, there are no public facilities for canoe storage! Relocating here as a retiree 10 years ago and endeavouring to stay fit and healthy, I was so disappointed! Another massive city planning oversight! It would have been such a wonderful inducement to improve our local economy.

    Carol Colson asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks very much for your questions.

    The MARC Redevelopment was a significant project for the City that was delivered over 2 stages.  At the time when the City was undertaking the aquatic component, the project budget did not stretch far enough to enable a hydrotherapy pool to be included in the final design.  Instead, the City worked with the architect to incorporate an a 4 x lane 25m exercise area within the warmest of the pool spaces to enable walking and rehabilitation activities to be performed.  We understand that this is not the same as a dedicated hydrotherapy pool, but the intent was to provide the best possible swimming and aquatic facilities we could for the funds we had available.

    With regards to canoeing facilities, the City has worked hard in recent years to enhance the launching facilities available adjacent to the estuary.  Whilst these areas do not include storage areas, they do make participation and enjoyment of our magnificent environment far more convenient.  Currently, dedicated storage for canoes and other non-powered vessels is associated with local club based facilities that are either leased or hired from the City.  If you are interested in joining or making contact with such a club, please do not hesitate to contact the City’s Recreation Services team on 9550 3612 and we’d be happy to assist.


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    I was given a form to fill in re Mandurah matters at the MARC centre today..so what do I do with it now?

    Canalview asked over 1 year ago

    Hi there - once you have filled it in you can drop it back to the MARC or any City of Mandurah Library or the Administration building and we will collect it.

    Thanks for taking the time to let us know why Mandurah matters to you 

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    i wish to sign up for membership. how do I do this on line?

    tumeke asked over 1 year ago

    Hi there - thanks for your enquiry! If you want to get involved you can email us with your details to hello@mandurahmatters.com.au or fill in the survey and tick the box indicating you would like to register your interest for further participation when prompted.

    We look forward to hearing from you

    Thanks - Claire