Midland Local Area Plan

Project Overview

The community is now being updated on how the City is delivering on the priorities identified in the Midland Local Area Plan (LAP).

Since it was was adopted by Council in 2021, the City has been providing services and initiatives to meet the aspirations and needs of the community.

You can review the current priorities for the Midland local area below, see what has been delivered so far.

Midland LAP Priorities and Initiatives 2023 / 2024

The local priorities identified by the Midland Local Area Plan are detailed in the tiles below. Flip the tiles to see the individual actions being taken to deliver on the priorities.

1. Improve community safety and antisocial behaviour.

1. Improve community safety and antisocial behaviour.

- Community Safety Plan under review.

- The City, Swan Chamber of Commerce and Midland Police combined for Safer Midland project.

- CPTED audits with local businesses undertaken and awareness campaign.

- Temporary security cameras have been installed to deter and record antisocial...

2. Public open space for the community.

2. Public open space for the community.

- A new pocket park on the corner of Helena Street and Victoria Street.

- Upgrade of Lloyd Penn Park.

- POS provided at New Junction.

- Upgrades to parks and benches, lighting, and shade sails.  

- Resurfacing of basketball court at Warnock Park.

3. Tree retention and connection to the river.

3. Tree retention and connection to the river.

- Relocation of trees as part of new Midland station.

- Active education program on greening the City of Swan.

- Retain mature trees at New Junction.

- Nearly 6,000 trees planted in the LAP area.

- 45,000 free tree seedlings given to Swan residents.

4. Promote and protect Midland’s heritage.

4. Promote and protect Midland’s heritage.

- 284 nominations received a part of the Local Heritage Survey review.

- Hazardous material removed from heritage properties at New Junction.

- Approval for community use of the two heritage properties almost complete.

5. Improve traffic safety and congestion.

5. Improve traffic safety and congestion.

- Parking Management Plans in development for the Workshops.

- Closure of informal parking areas on Morrison Road and new signage.

- Ongoing road upgrades.

6. Ensure there are adequate community services.

6. Ensure there are adequate community services.

- Swan Active Midland is scheduled to reopen in early 2024.

- Midland library roof being replaced.

- The City’s Homelessness Officer is undertaking initiatives to respond to homelessness across the city.

- The City has paid businesses to undergo audits to improve access and inclusion...

7. Facilitate streetscape improvements.

7. Facilitate streetscape improvements.

- Implementation of ‘Healthy Streets Assessments’. This will help improve streetscapes.

- Planting of everlastings through the town centre.

- Ongoing mulching and paving repairs.

- New streetlights on Old Great Northern Highway.

- New roads surrounding Weeip Park to have a high level...

8. Create a vibrant place.

8. Create a vibrant place.

- $123,484.00 was provided by the City through various grants for events and activations.

- The City has signed a lease over Railway Square and will start to host events utilising this space.

- The City provides support for community groups to develop and deliver community...

9. Facilitate cycle and public transport options.

9. Facilitate cycle and public transport options.

- Extension of the Midland cycle path to the new train station.

- New sections of footpath on Alice St, Kensington St and Great Eastern Highway.

10. Residential interface between other zones.

10. Residential interface between other zones.

- Local Planning Scheme Amendment No.203 finalised to modify the zonings of lots in Bellevue to address land use conflicts.