Following this, electors lodged a petition requesting a poll to be held, which will take place via postal vote in January 2015, closing February 7.
Although 2014 has been challenging, the City has also had some great key achievements. A major milestone was the sale of the iconic South Perth Civic Triangle in September. The community will benefit from the sale of this significant site, with the proceeds delivered to the development of the Manning Community Hub facility and the planned redevelopments of the Old Mill Precinct and Mends Street Precinct.
Looking ahead to the year 2015, the City is excited to begin work on the development of other key projects.
City of Belmont Mayor Phil Marks
On behalf of the Councillors and staff at the City of Belmont, I would like to wish you all a joyous and safe festive season.
Our City is filled with a sense of anticipation following our recent Carols in the Park event that was held at Faulkner Park.
Christmas is a special time. It is a time for family and friends to get together and reflect on the past year and celebrate the New Year.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the City, attended local events and participated in our programs.
The City of Belmont aims to deliver excellent services and facilities and looks forward to continuing to identify opportunities.
Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan
2014 was busy and exciting year for the Town of Victoria Park. In October the Minister for Local Government and Communities announced the Town of Victoria Park and City of South Perth will amalgamate (plus a portion of the City of Canning) and retain the Burswood Peninsula. It was fantastic that our communities, elected members and staff provided unwavering support to recognise the river as a natural boundary and help win the Battle for Burswood.
In September, the lease agreement between the Town and the West Coast Eagles was formally signed, leasing a portion of Lathlain Park to West Coast for a term of 50 years, with an option to renew for a further 49 years. This was an important milestone in progressing the Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project and the Town’s partnership with West Coast.
A dedicated team has been working on the “activation” of Albany Highway, with the installation of parklets, Chinese New Year celebrations, urban art murals, the Laneway Launch, Busking in the Parklet, free WiFi as well as the Pop-Up French Cinema. There’s also the weekly Hawker’s Market that began in the laneway between IGA and Ten Ten Kitchen but moved to John MacMillan Park due to overwhelming popularity. Events like these encourage our community to be connected socially and physically and generate a fantastic.
There’s nothing better than taking some time off to spend with family and friends. Keep cool and enjoy the festive break.
East Metropolitan MLC Samantha Rowe
I hope everyone is able to spend some time relaxing this Christmas season enjoying the company of family and friends.
For those travelling around WA, stay safe on our roads and enjoy the fantastic natural attributes that our State has to offer.
Christmas is a time to consider others in our community who will be doing it tough this festive season. Increasing costs of food, utilities and housing mean Christmas will not be the relaxing time for some people that it should be. I hope we can all find our own ways of reaching out to those who may be struggling.
2014 has been a big year. I have enjoyed meeting hundreds of Belmont residents and listening to your concerns about the things that matter. I look forward to 2015 and making sure Belmont residents have a strong voice in State Parliament.