What is a local level reserve?
The City has a hierarchy of public open spaces ranging from local level reserves like Bradley Reserve to Regional Open Spaces such as Lake Gwelup or Yokine Regional Open Space.
Local level reserves are intended to be used by the immediate residential population (those within a 5 - 10min walk). Local level reserve are intended to be used within daylight hours from sun rise to sun set and may contain recreational embellishments such local level play opportunities, areas for relaxations or walking dogs (under control), natural shade cover, bins, bench seating, a drinking fountain, paths and/or signage.
Why were the toilets closed?
The public toilet facility was constructed to provide changing and toilet amenities for active sport, specifically netball, which ceased in the 1990s.
The toilets remained open until 2010 when they were closed due to significant levels of antisocial behaviour requiring intervention from the City’s Community Safety team and WA Police.
Since the closure of the public toilets there have been no requests to open the facilities and active sport is no longer played at the reserve.
What is antisocial behaviour?
Antisocial behaviour can include: aggressive/ intimidating loitering, public consumption of alcohol, drug use or dealing, graffiti, sleeping rough, fighting, or prostitution.
Have there been many requests to reopen the public toilet?
There have been no requests to open the public toilet at Bradley Reserve since it closed nearly 10 years ago.
If the toilet is retained will that mean there will be further recreational embellishments/investments in reserve?
Bradley Reserve is a local level reserve, as outlined the City’s Public Open Space Strategy. The retention of the toilet is not a guarantee that there will be further investment in the reserve. Any further investment in the reserve would be subject to need and the provision of recreational infrastructure in surrounding reserves e.g. Birralee Reserve and Millet Park.
Are there other public toilets in the area?
Yes, the closest facility is located approximately 400m away at the Morris Street Shops. Millet Park, which is located 650m away, is a ‘community level open space’ with a major playground, BBQ, outdoor exercise equipment and large expanses of ‘kick about’ space and areas for relaxation.
How much would it cost to refurbish the toilet facility?
What would be the annual cost to clean and maintain this toilet facility?
How much would it cost to demolish the toilet facility?
It would cost approximately $15,000 to demolish the toilet block.
What is the benefit to keeping the public toilet facility?
With the recent inclusion of the Mooreland Street Bike Boulevard, there may be a need to retain the facility to provide amenities for the increased number of cyclists travelling between Scarborough Beach and Stirling Train Station and those who do not live within walking distance of the reserve.
What is the new path around Bradley Reserve?
The new path is part of the Mooreland Street Bike Boulevard which connects Stirling Train Station and Scarborough Beach, and into the wider Perth Bike path network. Bike Boulevards are designed to promote cycling to people of all abilities along local streets, providing cars the opportunity to overtake bikes only when space is safely available. There are public toilets located at Scarborough Beach - Scarborough, Abbett Park - Scarborough, Birralee Reserve - Innaloo, Stirling Train Station - Stirling and Stirling Civic Gardens - Stirling which connects into the wider metropolitan bike network.