17 July 2019   

3 mins read
A strong community spirit creates safer and happier neighbourhoods and nowhere is this more evident than at our flourishing Sienna Wood community in Perth’s south-east.

The family-friendly haven is bustling with community-focused initiatives, activities and safety measures that are designed to bring neighbours together and support a welcoming, secure environment for all.

Taking advantage of the many proud dog owners among our community, a Dogs on Patrol pilot program is being introduced to unite residents and complement other safety initiatives such as CCTV for nominated public spaces and a local Neighbourhood Watch group.

Sienna Wood already has its own dog club, and an enclosed dual-zone dog park next to our famous Shipwreck Park is a popular hub for pooches and their owners and the venue for free dog training sessions.

A Mums and Bubs group meets at the bustling Mooba Café overlooking Shipwreck Park, while free Live Life Get Active sessions are held in the community’s parkland, a parkrun operates weekly and a Community Book Library has been established for avid readers.

Regular events such as an Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween and Christmas celebrations also provide a chance for neighbours to catch up, while youngsters are kept busy with free school holiday activities.

The benefits of building such a strong community can be seen in Sienna Wood’s improving Liveability Index ratings, which have this year risen 12 per cent overall.

The Index shows increasing satisfaction among residents with public spaces and amenity, safety within the community, community connection and sport and recreational opportunities.

Residents are also happier with the availability and access of shops, facilities and amenities within Sienna Wood.