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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.