It’s not a beach con­test – Mayor

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SCAR­BOR­OUGH leaves Cottes­loe for dead.

These words from Met­ro­pol­i­tan Re­de­vel­op­ment Author­ity chief ex­ec­u­tive Kieran Kin­sella last week could have ig­nited a de­bate be­tween the City of Stir­ling and Town of Cottes­loe about where Perth’s premier beach was.

But Cottes­loe Mayor Jo Dawkins down any talk of a de­bate.

“Cottes­loe has never pro­moted it­self, it’s never been done,” she said. “I don’t see it as a com­pe­ti­tion.” Mr Kin­sella was spruik­ing the MRA’s Scar­bor­ough beach­front plans at Stir­ling Mayor Gio­vanni Ital­iano’s an­nual May­oral Busi­ness Break­fast. shut fly­ers as booths as young chil­dren.

But it did not pre­pare them for meet­ing Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull at Royal Perth Golf Club last week, say­ing it was a sur­real mo­ment to have be­fore the school bell rang at Pen­rhos Col­lege.

So­phie said she had a keen in­ter­est in pol­i­tics and had been ap­ply­ing what she had learned in school to the cur­rent po­lit­i­cal land­scape.

“It’s the first cam­paign I’ve re­ally paid at­ten­tion to and hear­ing about what (Mr Turn­bull) is go­ing to do for Aus­tralia was re­ally in­ter­est­ing,” she said.

She said she had not ruled out a po­lit­i­cal ca­reer.

Be­fore leav­ing the Swan elec­torate event, Mr Turn­bull was ques­tioned about In­no­va­tion Na­tional by Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group’s own sales di­rec­tor Dawn Ting­well, who queried him on be­half of her 15-year-old daugh­ter.

In­no­va­tion Na­tion aims to ac­cel­er­ate 20 young peo­ple’s ideas for so­cial change in health and well­be­ing.

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