Rehabilitating Roe 8 Path Network Plan

By Kale Brooks 10/06/2022

The Rehabilitating Roe 8 Path Network Plan was developed by Tredwell in collaboration with the City of Cockburn, Main Roads and the local community and provides a common vision and framework for consistent and coordinated planning and implementation to deliver a diverse, high quality, accessible and sustainable pathway network.

The Path Network Plan forms a part of the 10 year Rehabilitating Roe 8 Management Plan, which arose from the community capacity stimulated during opposition to the construction of the highly controversial and contentious Roe 8 project and the newly elected Western Australian Labor Government’s commitment to rehabilitate the cleared areas.

Due to the publicity and controversy surrounding the construction of Roe 8, the restoration of the cleared areas is a uniquely high profile endeavour for Perth and Western Australia, with a correspondingly high level of community and stakeholder engagement undertaken. The Path Network Plan has been developed with input from the local community, the scientific community, various levels of government and community groups, making it a unique collaboration.

The Path Network Plan is situated within the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Corridor, which stretches from Bibra Drive (Bibra Lake) in the east to Southwell Crescent (Hamilton Hill) in the west.

Rehabilitating Roe 8 Corridor Map

Rehabilitating Roe 8 Existing Path Network

 

The Path Network Plan features a series of well-defined paths through an ecologically significant area, allowing opportunities for the local community to participate in active recreation pursuits and enjoy the natural environment. The Plan is not only focused on the planning and development of the pathway network, but it also considers the broader context of the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Corridor, including its ecological sensitivity and environmental and cultural values. Features such as interpretive signage and storytelling nodes will provide important information on the environmental values and Indigenous history, culture and heritage of the local area. The Plan also incorporates the community’s lived experience by featuring an interpretive node which will provide information regarding the Roe 8 history and campaign and meeting points which will provide a safe space for the community to meet, rest, engage and interact.

The Path Network Plan features an external link to the new Aboriginal Cultural Centre and other key points of interest including schools, shops, residential areas and public transport, improving accessibility and connectivity for the local community. The Plan also features universal access points, universal access gates and upgrades to parking to improve access for diverse community groups.

Rehabilitating Roe 8 Path Network Plan Concept Plan – North Lake Road West and North Lake Road East

Rehabilitating Roe 8 Path Network Plan Concept Plan – Overview Map

Implementation of the Path Network Plan is currently underway. For further information and updates on the Rehabilitation Roe 8 project, please visit the project page: https://rehabilitatingroe8.org/path-network-plan

 

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