Ma­jor mile­stones loom­ing

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

FOUR lo­cal mayor share their coun­cil’s goals for 2019.

Cock­burn Mayor Lo­gan Howlett

This year is a ma­jor mile­stone for the City of Cock­burn as we reach our 40th an­niver­sary.

Our cel­e­bra­tions will be­gin with the launch of a new lo­cal his­tory web­site in Sum­mer.

In Fe­bru­ary I am de­lighted that lo­cal band San Cisco will head­line our an­nual con­cert in Cock­burn Cen­tral.

We will be hold­ing our sec­ond Coogee Live art and cul­tural fes­ti­val on March 9-10.

We con­tinue to re­gard beau­ti­fi­ca­tion of the City as a top pri­or­ity and have al­lo­cated more than $7.7 mil­lion this year on new and im­proved parks and en­vi­ron­men­tal projects, in­clud­ing al­most $0.5 mil­lion on street tree plant­ing and plant­ing more than 50,000 plants within se­lected con­ser­va­tion ar­eas.

Res­i­dents can look for­ward to a range of new fa­cil­i­ties and im­proved in­fra­struc­ture around the City.

The Lake­lands Hockey Fa­cil­ity and Clu­b­rooms will be com­pleted, a na­ture play­ground will be built at Cool­bellup’s Len Pack­ham Re­serve, and road and bridge widen­ing will be com­pleted on Spear­wood Av­enue, Jan­dakot Road and Ar­madale Road.

East Fre­man­tle Mayor Jim O’Neill

2019 prom­ises to be an­other pro­gres­sive and ex­cit­ing year for the Town, with a con­tin­ued fo­cus on our trans­for­ma­tion to a cit­i­zen-cen­tric ap­proach to de­liv­er­ing our ser­vices.

Last year we un­der­took an in­tense com­mu­nity en­gage­ment process (De­sign Char­rette), which led to the devel­op­ment of a Vi­sion Plan for the East Fre­man­tle Oval Precinct re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion.

Works will com­mence in 2019 for the devel­op­ment of a de­tailed busi­ness plan to de­liver this vi­sion.

In 2019, the Town’s new Lo­cal Plan­ning Scheme will be fi­nalised, and to sup­port its devel­op­ment a num­ber of in­form­ing stud­ies will be un­der­taken, in­clud­ing an In­te­grated Traf­fic Move­ment and Man­age­ment Strat­egy, and a Lo­cal Com­mer­cial Cen­tres Strat­egy.

To fur­ther en­hance our Town’s streets and pro­vide con­sis­tency in de­ci­sions, we will also un­der­take a Town-wide Ur­ban Street Scape and Style Guide.

The Style Guide aims to guide those in­volved in the cre­ation and en­hance­ment of spaces within the pub­lic realm, in­clud­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ment, de­vel­op­ers, project man­agers, de­sign­ers, com­mu­nity groups and oth­ers en­gaged in the use, de­sign, im­ple­men­ta­tion, and on­go­ing man­age­ment and main­te­nance of pub­lic spaces.

The up­keep of parks, play­grounds and foot­paths will con­tinue to be a pri­or­ity fo­cus.

It’s a great time to be liv­ing and work­ing in East Fre­man­tle.

Fre­man­tle Mayor Brad Pet­titt

If 2018 was a big year for Fre­man­tle, 2019 is go­ing to be mas­sive.

Fol­low­ing the de­mo­li­tion of our old coun­cil build­ing late last year, con­struc­tion will be start­ing on our amaz­ing new ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing and li­brary in Kings Square.

The City of Fre­man­tle’s new home – de­signed by the world-renowned Kerry Hill Ar­chi­tects – will be one of the most sus­tain­able, energy-ef­fi­cient build­ings of its size in Aus­tralia and will of­fer some great new com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties.

We’ll also see the com­ple­tion of Sirona Cap­i­tal’s con­tri­bu­tion to the Kings Square Re­newal project: the new state gov­ern­ment of­fices and the rev­o­lu­tion­ary FOMO re­tail and din­ing con­cept.

FOMO will be un­like any­thing seen be­fore in Aus­tralia, while the 1500 State Gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees re­lo­cat­ing to Fre­man­tle will pro­vide a huge boost to the lo­cal econ­omy.

With other re­de­vel­op­ments like the Man­ning Build­ings, Warders Cot­tages and the old Court­house and Po­lice Sta­tion also in the works, 2019 will be the year in which the re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of cen­tral Freo hits top gear.

An­other huge change for Freo this year will be the roll-out of the new Food Or­ganic Gar­den Or­ganic waste bins. The in­tro­duc­tion of FOGO bins to about 13,000 house­holds will be a big step to­wards achiev­ing our One Planet tar­get of a 70 per cent com­mu­nity re­cy­cling rate.

Melville Mayor Rus­sell Aubrey

2019 will see the City of Melville con­tinue to move for­ward and work with you in meet­ing your as­pi­ra­tions as we progress to­wards the mid­dle of the cen­tury.

The City has been trans­form­ing in prepa­ra­tion for a big­ger and more di­verse pop­u­la­tion, with our ma­jor ac­tiv­ity cen­tres start­ing to flour­ish, be­com­ing more vi­brant and pro­vid­ing a va­ri­ety of op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Melville will be a City of the fu­ture, with new devel­op­ment pro­vid­ing hous­ing choices for ev­ery age and life­style re­spond­ing to the needs of our cur­rent and fu­ture res­i­dents.

The ac­tiv­ity cen­tres will pro­vide recre­ation, hos­pi­tal­ity and em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties, tak­ing ad­van­tage of easy con­nec­tion to our ma­jor trans­port modes and cor­ri­dors, and by con­cen­trat­ing devel­op­ment in th­ese cen­tres we will en­sure our quiet sub­urbs re­main un­changed.

Plan­ning for Mur­doch ac­tiv­ity cen­tre as a Health and Knowl­edge Precinct will en­sure growth and vi­brancy is shared in our south­ern sub­urbs.

As a leader in busi­ness ex­cel­lence we will con­tinue to cap­i­talise on our suc­cesses, driv­ing down costs while still de­liv­er­ing high stan­dards of ser­vices and fa­cil­i­ties so you, our com­mu­nity, con­tinue to en­joy the best amenity and life­style pos­si­ble.

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