New Fencing on Ashfield Flats

Published: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at 1:58:49 PM

Community members walking along Ashfield Flats may have noticed that the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage (DPLH) have commenced with the installation of temporary fencing on Ashfield Flats.

The Ashfield Flats are managed by the DPLH on behalf of the WA Planning Commission.  The temporary fencing is part of the Ashfield Flats Restoration Plan developed by the DPLH. The fence has been constructed to provide access to the river for the community, while allowing for future revegetation works.

The fence is made from pine and post rail with PVC coated mesh infill and will be 1.1 metres high so as to avoid impacting on the river views that are important to our community. The fence will only proceed along the alignment as proposed in the community consultation from 11 June to 15 August 2018 on Your Say Bassendean and on 30 July at the Community Briefing, and as discussed with the Town of Bassendean’s River Parks Committee. Consistent with recommendations from the community consultations, an additional access point is to be provided in the fence line, to provide a further opportunity to view the river.

An image of the type of fence being constructed can be seen below.

The DPLH have confirmed that no trees will be removed for the construction of this fence.

If you have any further queries regarding the works on Ashfield Flats, please contact the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage on 6551 8002.

Temporary Fencing Survey Sketch 

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