Am­bi­tious plans,

Canning Times - - NEW YEAR’S WELCOME -

a wel­com­ing and thriv­ing city, the City is com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ally mak­ing bold, brave, out-ofthe-box de­ci­sions for its fu­ture.

2019 sees work com­mence on the City’s big­gest ever in­fra­struc­ture pro­gram, the Can­ning city cen­tre. This $76 mil­lion project will re­vi­talise the Can­ning­ton precinct into a vi­brant pub­lic realm. Work will also com­mence on the Bent­ley 360 project, with works also ex­pected to com­mence in early 2019.

Look­ing af­ter our en­vi­ron­ment is al­ways of para­mount im­por­tance and this year coun­cil will con­tinue to fo­cus on be­com­ing a lead­ing

of the muchawaited com­mu­nity cen­tre gains mo­men­tum.

On bud­get and due to open in early 2020, this com­mu­nity hub will en­able the co-lo­ca­tion of the li­brary, dig­i­tal hub and record­ing stu­dio, mu­seum, Se­nior Cit­i­zens Cen­tre, of­fices for not-for-profit ser­vice providers, cafe and creche.

As the city of op­por­tu­nity, the City of Bel­mont aims to lead the way in fa­cil­i­tat­ing new projects that will trans­form the City.

Dur­ing the year there is ex­pected to be pro­gres­sion lo­cal gov­ern­ment in sus­tain­able waste man­age­ment. Our bio­di­ver­sity and tree strate­gies will also be safe­guard­ing the beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment we are for­tu­nate to en­joy on our doorstep.

Our di­verse com­mu­nity can look for­ward to yet an­other ac­tion-packed event calendar, with old favourites such as Mid­Week Eats, An­zac Legacy Blues Con­cert and Fes­ti­val of Move­ment re­turn­ing.

I also urge res­i­dents to take ad­van­tage of the wide range of daily and weekly ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer for peo­ple of all ages at our li­braries and Leisure­plex fa­cil­i­ties.

of De­vel­op­ment Area 6 and the as­so­ci­ated Red­cliffe train sta­tion, Golden Gate­way lo­cal struc­ture plan, the Great Eastern High­way ur­ban cor­ri­dor strat­egy, as well as ex­cit­ing new de­vel­op­ments such as Costco near Perth Air­port and a new Wyn­d­ham LUX Perth Ho­tel for River­vale.

Last year’s Com­mu­nity Per­cep­tions Score­card showed a large ma­jor­ity of res­i­dents were sat­is­fied with the City as a place to live and sat­is­fied with the City as a gov­ern­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion, and the City ex­pects to main­tain this.

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