Excited by the challenges ahead
MOSMAN PARK MAYOR RON MORRIS WE have had a very interesting year. We have dealt with the uncertainty surrounding the State Government’s reform agenda for the past five years when the Town may have ceased to exist, and we are finally able to start planning our future again.
We have had a very productive year, even though we have been working in financially stringent times.
I believe the community remains pleased with council’s maintenance of the quality of life we enjoy in Mosman Park.
Those values have been reinforced by the recent application by a group of North Fremantle residents seeking to achieve a boundary change which, if approved, would have them move from Fremantle to become part of Mosman Park.
The driving force for seeking this change is a belief that their future would be enhanced and better served if this change occurs.
Council and the community will welcome them. TOWN OF CLAREMONT MAYOR JOCK BARKER AS 2015 comes to a close, I look back with great pride.
In a rapidly changing world, I think it’s important to maintain a strong sense of community.
Our Get into the Claremont Life program has been developed to encourage community participation and continues to connect people to support general health and wellbeing.
The year ahead promises to be a busy one as we progress with the implementation of the business improvement program, which will see a renewed focus on customer service.
Plans for 2016 also include activation initiatives focused on the Claremont town centre, the opening of Freshwater Bay Museum’s School Days exhibition and an upgrade of Claremont Park. TOWN OF COTTESLOE MAYOR JO DAWKINS AN upgrade to the much-used Lesser Hall at the Cottesloe Civic Centre will be welcomed by the many local community groups who use it.
Funds from the sale of the depot site were earmarked and will fund new toilets and a kitchen, enabling both to be accessible from inside the hall as well as for outside functions. Structural defects in the floor and roof will also be refurbished.
The Town will work with Main Roads on safe pedestrian crossings on Curtin Avenue at Forrest and Salvado streets.
A consultant has been engaged to assist with the implementation of the Foreshore Redevelopment Plan. Initially, the area between Forrest and Eric Street will be addressed in 2016.
At Indiana’s, options for upgrading the public toilets together with renegotiating the lease on this iconic building will be a priority for council.
Depot funds were also earmarked for an upgrade to this site.
All the best for a healthy and happy 2016. TOWN OF CAMBRIDGE MAYOR KERI SHANNON IN the two months since becoming mayor, one thing that has struck me is the wealth of leisure opportunities in the Town, with our wonderful parks and open spaces and some exciting new facilities nearing completion.
In the past month, it has been my pleasure to open two fabulous new destinations – the sensational Bold Park Aquatic and the picturesque Yange Kep Bidi nature trail that winds its way through Bold Park Reserve.
In time for Christmas, we opened the public spaces at the City Beach precinct so you can enjoy the landscaped areas, beach lookout and public amenities. The surf club and restaurants are expected to open in early 2016.
The new hospitality precinct and miniature golf at Wembley Golf Course will also open, giving us another fantastic dining destination and the first miniature golf of its kind in WA.
As well, we have more Summer of Fun activities to look forward to. There's the Cambridge Street Festival, Extreme Water Sports Day, Celebrate City Beach and Exposure Youth Festival, to name a few.
My best wishes to you and your family for a safe and happy 2016. CITY OF NEDLANDS MAYOR MAX HIPKINS THE City of Nedlands is looking to the future.
The pavilion at David Cruikshank Reserve in Dalkeith has been completed and will be officially opened by Premier Colin Barnett in February.
The building now provides a firstclass facility which will be used by the community for many years to come.
We will also be modernising the kitchen and change rooms of the lower pavilion at Allen Park.
These projects fulfil some of our objectives to upgrade and renew community infrastructure and assets and create multi-use facilities that will cater for the current and future needs of the community.
Nedlands residents have always supported our recycling efforts over the years, for which we are very grateful. I encourage everyone to keep up the good work.
Your support has contributed to maintaining waste charges at the same level since 2013.
We at the City will continue to work towards our goals in 2016, and look forward to working for the community. SHIRE OF PEPPERMINT GROVE PRESIDENT RACHEL THOMAS PLANNING will continue to be a focus for Peppermint Grove council in 2016.
We advertised for comment on draft Local Planning Scheme 4 in the latter part of 2015 and we are currently working through the submissions received.
We expect to make final revisions to the Scheme in February/March for final approval by the WAPC and Minister.
We will also be consulting residents on a range of planning policies to accompany the new Scheme.
Construction of the new cafe and kiosk on the foreshore is expected to take place over the winter months with the new facility ready for the following summer season. We will be transferring our IT systems to CouncilFirst software.
This is a shared service with the Town of Claremont and part of our policy of resource-sharing with neighbouring councils to increase efficiency. CITY OF SUBIACO MAYOR HEATHER HENDERSON COMMUNITY is at the forefront of everything we do in Subiaco and with this in mind, I’m pleased to confirm we will be commencing stage one of the Rokeby Road Public Realm Upgrade in 2016.
The improvements, which include new lighting, banners, street furniture and opportunities for alfresco dining areas, will upgrade our iconic main street and help revitalise the town centre.
We’ll also be doing work around the future of Subiaco Oval, further developing our urban forests, working closely with local businesses to promote a new Subiaco brand and continuing to provide outstanding services to our community.
Our greatest challenge in the coming year will be the proposed City of Perth Act, the outcomes of which will have a huge impact on the whole community. We will look after our residents every step of the way.
Subiaco is a truly unique place to live, work and visit, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2016.