Su­bi­aco Su­bi­aco Oval

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - Clare­mont Mayor Jock Barker Su­bi­aco Mayor Penny Tay­lor Ned­lands Mayor Max Hip­kins

and or­gan­i­sa­tions find their way to con­tin­ued sus­tain­abil­ity. Changes in technology and pop­u­la­tion growth have af­fected peo­ple’s life­styles and be­hav­iours. This means that some not-for­prof­its that thrived 20 or more years ago may not sur­vive if they have not kept up with this change. We need to be able to help them find their place in our com­mu­nity so that the com­mu­nity ben­e­fits, rather than hav­ing pub­lic build­ings and fa­cil­i­ties un­der­utilised and drain­ing re­sources.

As more peo­ple choose to live in our won­der­ful sub­urb, our funds will con­tinue to be stretched to fo­cus on is­sues such as anti-social be­hav­iour caused by ma­jor con­certs, traf­fic con­ges­tion, and the need for con­tin­ued op­por­tu­ni­ties for com­mu­nity con­nec­tion and place build­ing. I be­lieve we are strate­gi­cally well-placed to man­age and lead pos­i­tively into the fu­ture. The City of Su­bi­aco is work­ing with the State Gov­ern­ment on the re­de­vel­op­ment of Su­bi­aco Oval and Kitch­ener Park – a growth area with in­fra­struc­ture that will serve the com­mu­nity for decades.

The coun­cil un­der­stands the de­sire of the com­mu­nity for this de­vel­op­ment to be done well. We’re ex­cited about the school. We want it to be built with de­sign ex­cel­lence in mind and become an im­por­tant part of the com­mu­nity. Green space is es­sen­tial in high den­sity ar­eas. We are seek­ing to en­sure that the Su­bi­aco com­mu­nity has ac­cess to the oval for ju­nior sport and com­mu­nity use.

We’re pleased to have a seat at the ta­ble and will be ne­go­ti­at­ing the best out­comes for the Su­bi­aco com­mu­nity.

A happy new year to all. Please take some time this hol­i­day sea­son to stop – stop rush­ing, hur­ry­ing and stress­ing. Make an ef­fort to take the time you do have, even if small, to stop and en­joy. The one big is­sue that the City of Ned­lands will be deal­ing with in 2018 is Lo­cal Plan­ning Scheme No. 3. While much has al­ready been said about the in­creased res­i­den­tial den­si­ties that have to be ac­com­mo­dated, there is the bigger is­sue of the State Gov­ern­ment’s re­la­tions with lo­cal gov­ern­ment, democ­racy and trans­parency. Un­der cur­rent State poli­cies and pro­ce­dures with in­creased dis­cre­tion in lo­cal schemes, plan­ning out­comes are much less cer­tain. Lo­cal gov­ern­ment has lit­tle room to move and has lost con­trol of de­vel­op­ment ap­provals to De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Pan­els and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal. Lo­cal plan­ning schemes must be less about fol­low­ing state stan­dard re­quire­ments and be more about pro­tect­ing lo­cal amenity and in­di­vid­u­al­ity, with the em­pha­sis on se­cu­rity, health, com­mu­nity and the en­vi­ron­ment.

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