“Taking Down the Fence”: Wharf Street Next Generation Community Park

This report details the implementation and initial community impact of the City of Canning’s Wharf
Street Next Generation Community Park (WSNGCP) (‘the project’).

The project received funding in 2018 in the second round of the Federal Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs to transform an inaccessible stormwater drain in the Canning City Centre into a Next Generation Community Park – a smart technology enabled community space that would function as a stormwater drain, recreational space, educational resource, and habitat for plant and animal species.

This report reflects research carried out by researchers from the School of Design and Built
Environment at Curtin University. The research is the outcome of a two-year project that
documented the process behind the planning and implementation of the project and assessed
the various functional objectives of the park.

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