Ashfield Flats Reserve Draft Concept Plan

Consultation has concluded

Ashfield Flats Treatment Areas

UPDATE: After feedback from the community regarding technical difficulties on this site, the consultation period has been extended till 5pm, Wednesday 15th of August 2018.


The State Government Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage have prepared a draft Ashfield Flats Reserve Concept Plan to help guide the future works program for Ashfield Flats Reserve

Ashfield Flats represents the largest remaining river flat in the Perth Metropolitan Area (Swan River Trust 1997; State Planning Commission 1987) and covers approximately 64 hectares. It is listed as a Bush Forever Site No. 214 (Department of Environmental Protection 2000) and the site is listed in the Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia.

The Site consists of three main landforms or geomorphic zones: The Escarpment, the Floodplains and the Foreshore. The soils on site belong to the Pinjarra Plains with alluvial, colluvial deposits, and Bassendean Sands. The vegetation belongs to the Swan Complex, consisting of Melaleuca dominated wetlands, Samphire flats and Eucalyptus rudis woodlands.

There are two main drains that are managed by the Department of Water. Chapman Street Drain has a 295 ha catchment area and Kitchener Street Drain has a 30 ha catchment area both of which flow directly into the Swan River and contribute to sedimentation and water quality of the Swan River.

The Ashfield Flats Reserve is predominately vested with the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).The Department of Planning Lands & Heritage currently manage the vested land and the Department of Water manage the open drains as illustrated in the aerial photograph below.

Please review the information in the FAQs and the Document Library on the right, and provide your opinion below; users must be registered on Your Say Bassendean to submit feedback. Registration can be done here, and is a quick and easy process.

Public consultation is open till 5pm on Wednesday 15th August, 2018 (consultation period extended as per note above). No late submissions will be accepted, as the submission report will be provided directly to the State Government Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

UPDATE: After feedback from the community regarding technical difficulties on this site, the consultation period has been extended till 5pm, Wednesday 15th of August 2018.


The State Government Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage have prepared a draft Ashfield Flats Reserve Concept Plan to help guide the future works program for Ashfield Flats Reserve

Ashfield Flats represents the largest remaining river flat in the Perth Metropolitan Area (Swan River Trust 1997; State Planning Commission 1987) and covers approximately 64 hectares. It is listed as a Bush Forever Site No. 214 (Department of Environmental Protection 2000) and the site is listed in the Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia.

The Site consists of three main landforms or geomorphic zones: The Escarpment, the Floodplains and the Foreshore. The soils on site belong to the Pinjarra Plains with alluvial, colluvial deposits, and Bassendean Sands. The vegetation belongs to the Swan Complex, consisting of Melaleuca dominated wetlands, Samphire flats and Eucalyptus rudis woodlands.

There are two main drains that are managed by the Department of Water. Chapman Street Drain has a 295 ha catchment area and Kitchener Street Drain has a 30 ha catchment area both of which flow directly into the Swan River and contribute to sedimentation and water quality of the Swan River.

The Ashfield Flats Reserve is predominately vested with the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).The Department of Planning Lands & Heritage currently manage the vested land and the Department of Water manage the open drains as illustrated in the aerial photograph below.

Please review the information in the FAQs and the Document Library on the right, and provide your opinion below; users must be registered on Your Say Bassendean to submit feedback. Registration can be done here, and is a quick and easy process.

Public consultation is open till 5pm on Wednesday 15th August, 2018 (consultation period extended as per note above). No late submissions will be accepted, as the submission report will be provided directly to the State Government Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Provide feedback for the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

    Please read through the Document Library and FAQs, look at the maps provided in the Document Library, and give the State Government Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage feedback on their draft Ashfield Flats Reserve Concept Plan below.

    The closing date for submissions has been extended to Wednesday 15th August at 5pm.

    Please read through the Document Library and FAQs, look at the maps provided in the Document Library, and give the State Government Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage feedback on their draft Ashfield Flats Reserve Concept Plan below.

    The closing date for submissions has been extended to Wednesday 15th August at 5pm.

    Consultation has concluded
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Register for Community Briefing

    Please register by clicking on the 'Take Survey' button below to attend a Community Briefing at the Town's Community Hall, downstairs at 48 Old Perth Road on Monday 30th July at 7pm. 


    Representatives from the State Government Department of Lands and Heritage and the Western Australian Planning Commission will outline the draft the draft concept plan and works program


    There will be opportunity for questions after the presentation.

    Please register by clicking on the 'Take Survey' button below to attend a Community Briefing at the Town's Community Hall, downstairs at 48 Old Perth Road on Monday 30th July at 7pm. 


    Representatives from the State Government Department of Lands and Heritage and the Western Australian Planning Commission will outline the draft the draft concept plan and works program


    There will be opportunity for questions after the presentation.

    Consultation has concluded