Over and out for popular City boss
SOUTH PERTH AFTER making his mark on the leafy city for the past decade, City of South Perth chief executive Cliff Frewing finishes up this Friday.
Mr Frewing has been involved in local government for about 40 years and said although he was leaving South Perth, he did not plan to leave the sector.
“I’m not intending to hang up my pen yet,” he said.
His love for local government blossomed when he worked in the financial department for the City of Perth in the ’70s.
“I worked there for seven years in a variety of roles and it gave me a grounding,” Mr Frewing said.
In 1980, he took on the role as treasurer of the City of Subiaco before moving on to the then Shire of Swan as the director of finance in 1986.
“This was where I first experienced different land uses and planning for large growth” Mr Frewing said.
He said he was there for the very start of planning for the Ellenbrook town site.
In 2001, he was seconded to the City of South Perth as chief executive for three months after the council was suspended. He ended up staying two years before going back to Swan.
He then rejoined the City of South Perth as chief executive in May 2005.
One of the major developments in the last 10 years was Town Planning Scheme Number Six, which is the scheme behind a lot of the development on the peninsula today.
“In 2012, Scheme Amendment Number 25 was adopted, which has seen a new boom of buildings on the peninsula,” Mr Frewing said.
One of his passionate projects was the consolidation of
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One of his keen areas of interest, which he hoped would continue after he leaves, is the upgrade of Sir James Mitchell Park and the alternate treatment for the river walls.
What’s next for the seasoned chief executive?
It isn’t planned out yet, but he said it will give him a chance to give back to the sector.
City of South Perth chief executive Cliff Frewing.