Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean - - COUNCIL ELECTIONS: BASSENDEAN -

■ The con­flict over tree loss is just the lat­est act in a long and of­ten de­fi­cient process. Lean-ag­ile pro­cure­ment is a rad­i­cally dif­fer­ent way to bring all the stake­hold­ers to­gether to achieve the best out­come in the short­est time with the min­i­mum ef­fort.

■ One Planet Liv­ing has a very clear vi­sion of what the fu­ture needs to look like. The shop­ping cen­tre re­de­vel­op­ment is a once in a gen­er­a­tion op­por­tu­nity to work to­ward this vi­sion, but the coun­cil has lim­ited op­tions how to ex­ert lever­age to get a good out­come. I’d like to see it de­vel­oped as a lo­cal com­mu­nity hub and com­mu­nity meet­ing place.

■ I fully sup­port un­der­ground power and more trees, com­mu­nity gar­dens and art. As in­fill pro­gresses, our pub­lic spa­ces be­come more im­por­tant. Build­ing com­mu­nity bonds and pro­vid­ing places for young peo­ple are the best ways to re­duce crime at a lo­cal level and help the com­mu­nity feel safe. Shop­ping is be­com­ing more im­per­sonal by the year; lo­cal busi­nesses can re­verse this.

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