may­ors’ messages

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Mayors’ Messages -

Ned­lands Mayor Max Hip­kins Some of the high­lights of 2016 in­clude the com­ple­tion of the Adam Arm­strong and Allen Park Lower Pavil­ions, the be­stowal of three new Freemen of the City – Ruth Reid OAM, Len­nie McCall AM and Sue Morey OAM FRCNA – and the pro­gres­sion of the new Lo­cal Plan­ning Scheme No.3.

Look­ing to 2017, the City will forge ahead with sev­eral key projects, in­clud­ing im­ple­ment­ing the new plan­ning scheme.

At a spe­cial coun­cil meet­ing on De­cem­ber 13, the coun­cil re­solved to ad­ver­tise the draft plan­ning scheme.

The scheme will be sent to the West­ern Aus­tralian Plan­ning Com­mis­sion for per­mis­sion to ad­ver­tise and to seek pub­lic com­ment.

The fo­cus will then switch to draft­ing the sup­port­ing doc­u­ments to ac­com­pany the scheme and as­sess­ment of sub­mis­sions once the pub­lic com­ment pe­riod con­cludes.

Con­struc­tion on the All Abil­i­ties Play Space is due to be­gin early in the new year, which will see the ma­jor­ity of the play equip­ment and perime­ter fenc­ing in­stalled, with other key fea­tures fol­low­ing in later stages.

A de­tailed needs anal­y­sis, in­clud­ing con­sul­ta­tion with user groups and the com­mu­nity, will also be un­der­taken to de­cide on the long-term fu­ture of Hack­ett Hall.

The new year will also see pro­gres­sion of ideas for re­de­vel­op­ment of the Tawarri Func­tion Cen­tre. Su­bi­aco Mayor Heather Hen­der­son De­spite a chal­leng­ing 12 months, we have a lot to be proud of.

The Rokeby Road up­grade, For­rest Square carpark re­fur­bish­ment and Carter Lane Precinct are now all com­plete, and long-term strate­gic plan­ning for the town cen­tre and North Su­bi­aco is un­der way.

We’ve also re­vis­ited Think2030, the com­mu­nity vi­sion­ing project, which in­forms our Strate­gic Com­mu­nity Plan.

Your com­ments will al­low us to take into ac­count your pri­or­i­ties and as­pi­ra­tions to help guide the fu­ture di­rec­tion of the City of Su­bi­aco.

2017 is shap­ing up to be an ex­cit­ing time for our com­mu­nity.

A num­ber of big de­vel­op­ments are due for com­ple­tion and we’ve got a jam-packed cal­en­dar of events with the Su­bi­aco Street Party, Perth In­ter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val and Perth Com­edy Fes­ti­val all set to re­turn in 2017.

On be­half of my fel­low coun­cil­lors and ev­ery­one at the City of Su­bi­aco, I would like to wish you all a very merry Christ­mas and happy New Year.

I look for­ward to see­ing you in Su­bi­aco dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son and back again in 2017. Mos­man Park Mayor Ron Nor­ris We are look­ing for­ward to a great 2017. Mos­man Park has some ex­cit­ing projects un­der con­sid­er­a­tion for the com­ing year.

Our ad­min­is­tra­tion has tran­si­tioned smoothly with our new chief ex­ec­u­tive, Mark Goodlet, and the coun­cil work­ing well.

We con­tinue to work with our neigh­bour­ing coun­cils on re­gional ac­tiv­i­ties such as the library and, in the com­ing year, will re­fine the Mon­u­ment Hill recre­ation precinct through com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion.

We hope we will fi­nally be granted ap­proval for our Town Plan­ning Scheme No. 3, which should re­move some of the un­cer­tainty we cur­rently face with plan­ning de­ci­sions.

The re­de­vel­op­ment of our ma­jor shop­ping cen­tre should com­mence in 2017 and that will en­hance ser­vices in that area, and we are also pur­su­ing the pro­posed North Fre­man­tle bound­ary change.

Coun­cil will con­tinue to strive to de­liver best prac­tice to our ratepay­ers and res­i­dents. Pep­per­mint Grove Pres­i­dent Rachel Thomas We are look­ing for­ward to the open­ing of a new

cafe on the fore­shore.

Con­struc­tion is well un­der way, with the com­ple­tion ex­pected in the first quar­ter of 2017.

The Shire’s Lo­cal Plan­ning Scheme No.4 and its Lo­cal Plan­ning Strat­egy are with the Min­is­ter for Plan­ning for fi­nal ap­proval.

In 2017, we will be con­sult­ing with res­i­dents on up­dat­ing our plan­ning poli­cies to com­ple­ment the new scheme.

In­fra­struc­ture im­prove­ments in 2017 in­clude fur­ther work to the river wall and a num­ber of road im­prove­ments.

Work will con­tinue on our pro­gram of en­hance­ments to our IT ca­pa­bil­ity in the Cloud. Cottes­loe Mayor Jo Dawkins The newly re­fur­bished and much used Lesser Hall at the Civic Cen­tre looks fan­tas­tic, and is now avail­able for com­mu­nity groups, meet­ings, yoga, bal­let, dance and the many ac­tiv­i­ties for which it can be used.

The kitchens and bath­rooms have taken on a smart new look, as has the floor and roof, plus a pro­jec­tor and au­dio sys­tem were in­stalled.

This year will see the in­tro­duc­tion of a long over­due pel­i­can safety pedes­trian cross­ing at the junc­tion of Curtin Av­enue and For­rest Street, near the Cottes­loe Rail­way Sta­tion.

Our staff have suc­cess­fully li­aised with Main Roads, who can be thanked for in­stalling the cross­ing.

The fore­shore up­grade and Sta­tion Street re­fur­bish­ment plans are out for pub­lic com­ment and we look for­ward to com­menc­ing staged im­prove­ments in 2017. Cambridge Mayor Keri Shan­non In 2017, the Town of Cambridge will be busy un­der­tak­ing com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion on its Strate­gic Com­mu­nity Plan and Lo­cal Plan­ning Strat­egy (LPS).

Both doc­u­ments will set out the plan for how we will live and de­velop the Town of Cambridge in fu­ture years.

The LPS will pro­vide more cer­tainty to both de­vel­op­ers and res­i­dents within the Town.

We in­tend in­cor­po­rat­ing devel­op­ment con­trols in the Town Plan­ning Scheme to pro­vide a higher de­gree of cer­tainty on plan­ning out­comes for res­i­dents.

We have in­tro­duced a new web por­tal to fa­cil­i­tate and en­sure ad­e­quate com­mu­nity en­gage­ment.

It is hoped that we will also be able to im­prove the way our ser­vices in­ter­act with lo­cal busi­nesses through the for­ma­tion of lo­cal busi­ness groups in the Town.

We ap­pre­ci­ate lo­cal busi­nesses also im­prove the live­abil­ity of our neigh­bour­hoods and will work with lo­cal busi­nesses to en­sure is­sues such as park­ing ad­e­quately bal­ance com­pet­ing in­ter­ests.

We recog­nise the im­por­tance of Perry Lakes both in terms of bio­di­ver­sity and as a barom­e­ter for ground­wa­ter.

We will be ex­am­in­ing ways to re­vive Perry Lakes in­clud­ing the use of treated waste water to raise the ground­wa­ter lev­els in Perry Lakes.

This will pro­vide a wel­come recre­ational des­ti­na­tion for the in­creased pop­u­la­tion around the Perry Lakes es­tate, and the wider com­mu­nity.

We have also com­mit­ted sig­nif­i­cant re­serves to the un­der­ground power project, at an es­ti­mated cost of $36 mil­lion, that will see all pow­er­lines within the Town un­der­grounded.

We should know by early Jan­uary 2017 if we have been suc­cess­ful in our ap­pli­ca­tions to the State Un­der­ground Power Pro­gram.

There will also be fur­ther con­sul­ta­tion on the re­de­vel­op­ment of Lake Mon­ger, and the new play­ground at the Wem­b­ley Sports Park and stage 2 of the Perry Lakes Skate Park will be com­pleted in 2017.

2017 will also see the re­turn of the Truck Stop event to Perry Lakes for one week­end each month from Fe­bru­ary to April, with good food, drinks and live en­ter­tain­ment. Clare­mont Mayor Jock Barker The com­ing year will be an event­ful one for the Town of Clare­mont.

In 2016 we com­menced work on the re­de­vel­op­ment of three of our ma­jor fa­cil­i­ties: the Clare­mont Aquatic Cen­tre, Lake Clare­mont Golf Course and the Fresh­wa­ter Bay Mu­seum.

This year I look for­ward to see­ing the golf course devel­op­ment com­pleted and work com­menc­ing on the Aquatic Cen­tre and Mu­seum, bring­ing new life to th­ese fa­cil­i­ties.

In July, Stephen Goode, our chief ex­ec­u­tive, will leave the Town. While we will miss his wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence, I wel­come the op­por­tu­nity to work with his suc­ces­sor, Liz Ledger.

We will con­tinue to of­fer our com­mu­nity op­por­tu­ni­ties for so­cial con­nec­tion through­out the year with our ex­ten­sive events pro­gram, Get into the Clare­mont Life. A cal­en­dar high­light will be the Art Trans­form­ing Clare­mont fes­ti­val, which will be held in the town cen­tre in April.

On be­half of the Town of Clare­mont, coun­cil­lors and staff, I would like to wish all of our res­i­dents, ratepay­ers and busi­nesses a safe and pros­per­ous 2017.

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