Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

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.

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