Wharf Street Basin – Next Generation Community Park

Formerly a fenced off stormwater basin, the City of Canning has worked with partners to develop the area into public parkland where technology and nature have come together in a multi-functional, smart park.

While still operating as a stormwater basin, it is also a space to relax in, a habitat for wildlife and an area to learn more about water.

The park sets an example of how these spaces, hundreds of which are in the Perth metropolitan area, can be used in a smarter way for the community and the environment.

The City of Canning recognises the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation as Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands in Canning and pays respect to Whadjuk Elders past, present and future. The City also recognises the strong and enduring connection the Whadjuk people have with the beautiful Djarlgaroo Beelier (Canning River) and other water ways in Canning. The City thanks local Whadjuk Noongar Traditional Owners for their collaboration in the establishment of this park.




The park is located at 109 Wharf Street, Cannington. It is off Albany Highway and within walking distance to Cannington​ Leisureplex and Westfield Carousel.

The Canning River Regional Park is also nearby, approximately 500m to the south, at the end of Wharf Street.

General FAQs

What is a smart park?

A smart park uses technology to improve the efficiency of resources like water, energy and waste management. Consequently, reducing impacts on the environment. Technology is also used to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of the community.

Learn more about the project on our park showcase page.

What parking is available?

There is limited street parking at the park. A public car park is located on Fletcher Street, Cannington - walking distance to the Fletcher Street/Leila Street entrance of the park. 

The City of Canning encourages the use of sustainable transport options like walking, cycling or car sharing to visit the park. 

Are dogs allowed at the park?

The park is an on-leash area for dogs. They are allowed on the pathways and seating areas.

Drinking fountains and a water bottle refill station are located within the park. 

What public transport options are nearby?

The park is approximately 165m from bus stops on either side of Albany Highway. Transperth bus services include:

  • Stop 10161 Albany Highway before Fletcher Street – heading away from the City
  • Stop 10051 Albany Highway after Mason Street – heading to the City

You can also catch Bus 507 from Cannington Station to Stop 13634 Cecil Av After Pattie St – heading to the City and then walk to the park from Pattie Street. Visit the Transperth website to find out times.

There are also bike racks on site to lock your bike while visiting the park.

Are there toilets at the park?

No. The closet public toilets are located at the City of Canning Town Hall – a 350m walk.

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