Perth Water Buneenboro Locality Plan

The Client
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction (DBCA)
Project Team
Ben Kent
Principal - Place
Marisa Santosa
Graphic Designer
The Project

Perth Water Buneenboro is an iconic place with an abundance of natural amenity, history and activity, and one of our capital’s crowning features. With an increase in major projects, visitor numbers and new river and land-based activities, the Perth Water Precinct is transforming. To better connect people with the river and plan for visitation growth, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  

Our Role

We have led the coordination and development of the Perth Water Precinct Plan in collaboration with the Perth Water Vision Group, comprised of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (lead), City of South Perth and other State and local government agencies.

A key aspect of the development of the Plan was the delivery of a wide-ranging and innovative community and stakeholder engagement program through face-to-face workshops with government agencies, community groups and the Whadjuk-Noongar community, online surveys and a cutting-edge digital ideas mapping tool, attracting over 2000 unique ideas and generating extensive community conversations about Perth Water’s future.


The Plan sets a vision and overarching framework for developments, uses and activities on and around Perth Water, define landscape characteristics and environmental enhancements, providing a platform for tourism, recreation, heritage, culture and community opportunities to unfold. An accompanying five-year action plan provides a roadmap to address key challenges and opportunities to achieve the vision, with responsibilities assigned to relevant government agencies to enhance successful delivery.

What We Delivered
  • Context analysis and preliminary engagement
  • Vision direction and place positioning
  • Key stakeholder engagement and management
  • Locality Plan

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