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IT’S a circus, citizens of South Perth come to the big top at Sir James Mitchell Park. There’s views of the Swan River, the City of Perth, natural environment of the city complements the contemporary urban village. An atmosphere which is cherished by its 46,000 population.
This is part of the first paragraph from an advertisement to find a new chief executive to replace Cliff Frewing our outgoing CEO.
It’s more like a travel document to bring tourists to South Perth.
If it is a circus, the ringmaster is Mayor Sue Doherty with her eight performing councillors.
The new chief executive also is to drive and deliver a range of projects for the community. He will also be very much aligned with the value and vision of the council and the expectations of the community.
Mr Frewing will leave the City of South Perth with private and council-owned projects worth millions. Examples of two main ones are the Manning Hub and Ernest Johnson Oval.
If the mayor and the council want to expedite change, I suggest the elected members will have to change their views and stop procrastinating over projects earmarked for development in the near future.