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Client: City of South Perth

Location: South Perth, WA

Dates: 2012 – 2013

Collaborators: City of South Perth + CoDesign Studio + community and stakeholders of Karawara, incl. Aboriginal community representatives


UDLA in collaboration with CoDesign Studio (Melbourne) undertook community engagement,to prepare the Karawara Public Open Space (POS) Masterplan and Collaborative Action Plan. This process allowed a thorough understanding of the unique challenges, opportunities and values associated with the POS areas. The resulting Karawara Collaborative Action Plan demonstrates an inclusive masterplanning model that is owned by the wider community.

    • Empowerment of participants, including stakeholders, residents, NGO’s and local interest and cultural groups
    • Varied complex site specific matters/concerns addressed
    • Unique outcomes provided, addressing Karawara’s unique sense of place
    • Developed model of contemporary ownership and governance
    • Empowered local community through engaged design
    • 2013 Planning Institute of WA (PIA WA) Awards – Public Engagement and Community Planning Award