A pilot project for water sensitive infrastructure and technology, the Wharf Street Basin Next Generation Community Park is the transformation of an inaccessible stormwater basin in Cannington into a community smart park.

The City of Canning and its funding partners – the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation – have used landscape design and technology solutions to create a recreational space that also incorporates a new approach to stormwater management.

The Next Generation Park is where nature and technology unite. It’s a green space for people to relax, a habitat for wildlife and an education space to learn more about water.

A Western Australia first, the smart park is an innovative example of transforming a stormwater basin – which there are hundreds in Perth –  into a multi-purpose space that benefits the environment and community.

Come and check out your new smart park – Wharf Street Basin Next Generation Community Park at this free community event on Thursday 5 November from 5pm – 8pm.

  • Welcome to Country
  • Hands on activities
  • Nature craft
  • Demonstrations of the park’s new AR app that lets you be a scientist while using your mobile phone
  • Roving entertainment
  • Kids treasure hunt to identify animals in the park’s colourful mural
  • Plus delicious food trucks serving up donuts, woodfire pizza, soft serve, coffee and burgers!

How to get there
There is free parking at the corner of Fletcher and Leila Street, Cannington.
We recommend car pooling, cycling or walking.

There will be ACROD bays located in the car park listed above.
An accessible portable toilet is available on site, and there is ample space for wheelchairs throughout the site.

Food is available for purchase from the following vendors:

– Donut Hub
– Grilled to the Mac
– Happy Chappy Icecream
– Tomato and Basil

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