Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News - Writ­ten by Shar­ron Hawkins‐Zeeb. Au­tho­rised by Les Oz­dolay, 10 Glas­nevin Crt, Water­ford 6152

Dear Fel­low Res­i­dents of South Perth, The elec­tors have a duty to elect their next mayor. You have a voice with your vote. Make it count! There are many good rea­sons to vote for a change to Cr Shar­ron Hawkins-Zeeb as Mayor but pri­mar­ily be­cause on her agenda is a change in pri­or­i­ties: ● Giv­ing the Coun­cil back to res­i­dents and ratepay­ers and mak­ing the coun­cil more peo­ple friendly. The Coun­cil should be about the peo­ple and for the peo­ple. Too many de­ci­sions in the past ap­pear to not have been in the in­ter­est of the res­i­dents of the City of South Perth. Shar­rons in­clu­sive peo­ple skills, Com­mu­nity en­gage­ment and com­mu­ni­ca­tion ex­per­tise will help to achieve this.


● Ad­vo­cat­ing for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment in or­der to pre­serve the spe­cific char­ac­ter and lifestyle of South Perth. De­vel­op­ment must pri­mar­ily serve the in­ter­ests of the res­i­dents in South Perth. Shar­ron ad­vo­cates with­out hes­i­ta­tion for res­i­dents. The con­cerns over Scheme Amend­ment 46 lack­ing con­trols such as height lim­its & set­backs needs ad­dress­ing so as to avoid fur­ther ex­ces­sively high rise de­vel­op­ments. Rais­ing con­cerns about the de­sign guide­lines along Can­ning High­way in­clud­ing ded­i­cated bus lanes & a her­itage sur­vey for Kens­ing­ton with the plan­ning depart­ment. Sup­port will not be given to the pro­posed high rise along Can­ning High­way un­til the con­struc­tion of the ded­i­cated bus lanes com­mences and a suit­able her­itage plan is put in place. Shar­rons skills in me­di­a­tion and ne­go­ti­a­tion will as­sist in this. ● The preser­va­tion of our fam­ily friendly at­mos­phere, our parks, the fore­shore and green leafy streets. All ar­eas of the city are iconic so coun­cil en­hance­ments need to be spread across the whole city. Pro­mot­ing well­ness and healthy lifestyle op­por­tu­ni­ties like bike rid­ing and swimming should be en­abled.


● In­creas­ing trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity in Coun­cil. No ne­go­ti­at­ing be­hind closed doors in se­cret with­out con­sult­ing the public like in re­cent de­vel­op­ments. This es­pe­cially ap­plies to coun­cil rates which should be linked to CPI. Look­ing for cost sav­ings as a pri­or­ity. Cor­po­rate knowl­edge, gov­er­nance board skills like Shar­ron has are im­per­a­tive for this to be done ef­fec­tively. Cr Hawkins-Zeeb was one of the few coun­cil­lors who ques­tioned the bud­get and rate in­creases as well as the lo­cal gov­ern­ment re­form be­ing funded by the ratepay­ers. She also ques­tioned the au­thor­ity with which South Perth res­i­dents funded the “SAVE BUR­SWOOD” cam­paign. Re­mem­ber not so long ago the lo­cal gov­ern­ment re­form was a real risk. En­sure it does not gain mo­men­tum again and cost you, the rate pay­ers many mil­lions. Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment af­fects you di­rectly in your daily life and im­pacts on your sur­round­ings. Please ex­er­cise your right to vote and elect SHAR­RON HAWKINS

ZEEB to be your strong voice and leader in Coun­cil as Mayor.


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