Point Fraser Redevelopment
Point Fraser is a public recreation reserve of 6.13 Hectares in area located on the Swan River foreshore at the eastern gateway to the City of Perth. The staged redevelopment of this site commenced in 2003 and is ongoing.
Completed works include:
- A wetland to treat stormwater from an urban catchment prior to its discharge to the Swan River;
- Vegetated swales (i.e. shallow linear depressions) to infiltrate and treat stormwater originating on site (e.g. run-off from paved surfaces);
- A raised and folded landscape to create interest and to mitigate flooding;
- Natural rehabilitation of the river edge;
- Restoration of the original indigenous dryland and wetland flora of the area;
- Interpretative trails, timber boardwalks and an interpretation booth;
- A range of innovative furniture (i.e. seating, signage, drinking fountains, barbecues, litter bins) and lighting;
- A children’s playscape, including a swing for users of wheel chair;
- Car, coach, motorcycle and bicycle parking facilities;
- Temporary public toilet facilities;
- A building supplying recreational equipment for hire, including bicycles, family quad cycles and kayaks;
- A commercial site for future developmentm of restaurant, function centre and public toilet facilities. This development is expected to open in 2011/12.
Development of the commercial site will be privately funded and a public boating jetty will be incorporated.
The site and most of the completed facilities are now available for free public use and enjoyment. Car parking requires payment of a fee.