New association meets
AIM IS TO HAVE A LOUDER VOICE
THE Upper Swan community met for the first time as the newly formed Ratepayers and Residents Association yesterday.
Resident Ann Winchester said Upper Swan residents were tired of being overlooked and needed a unified voice on issues impacting people in the community.
She said traffic was one of the biggest concerns facing the community.
With a number of upcoming developments in the area, it was important for the community to come together.
“We need to have a louder voice and try to do something about these issues we are facing,” she said.
“I think we’ve been overlooked for so long because we are a small and quiet suburb and not a lot of people know we exist, but things are changing and they want to turn our rural area into high density, which is a huge concern.”
Ms Winchester said there was no record of an Upper Swan Ratepayers and Residents Association previously.
She said residents couldn’t do much individually but an association would have stronger presence and greater powers.
Issues included the Satterley development, the new bridge on Railway Parade, the Bitumen Processing Plan and plans for a new clay pit.
“These are all issues that will impact everyone living in the area, especially with traffic,” she said.
The first meeting of the Upper Swan Ratepayers and Residents Association was held at Baskerville Hall yesterday from 7pm.
For more information, contact Ann Winchester at firstname.lastname@example.org