The WCCC assisted the Department of Urban Services in October 1996 by holding a very well attended public meeting to establish a precinct group to focus on the business district of Cooleman Court.
Members of the WCCC actively participated in the precinct group for the 12 months planning effort and encouraged public involvement. A significant level of public consultation was undertaken and this culminated in the release of a draft option for public consideration at another meeting hosted by the WCCC for the Dept of Urban Services in October 1997
The precinct group considered issues raised through a public survey on the proposed preferred option. The issues of the Brierly Street/ Trenerry Street intersection were significant. The group worked through the issues for another 12 months and the final master plan was approved and stage 1 was built that involved a pedestrian mall, a traffic roundabout, improved traffic flow and pedestrian access in Trenerry Street. Gary Humphries Deputy Chief Minister opened the completed stage 1 in August 1999.
The group then worked on options and ideas for stage 2 that involved the Liardet Street/ McNally Street intersection, the re-configuration of carpark entrances and improved lighting. This construction work continued through the winter of 2000.
The Chief Minister Gary Humphries officially opened stage 2 of the Weston Creek Precinct on 19 December 2000. The Executive of the WCCC thanks the Department of Urban Services for the consultation processes undertaken which involved residents, traders and the WCCC.