Look­ing for­ward to new chal­lenges

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Mayor’s Message - Town of Mos­man Park Town of Clare­mont Town of Cottes­loe Town of Cam­bridge

ters and a more stream­lined ap­proach to coun­cil meet­ings, pri­ori­tis­ing trans­parency and gov­er­nance stan­dards. Our com­mu­nity has a big in­ter­est in these de­ci­sions and the fu­ture of our lo­cal area. I reg­u­larly com­ment on what a pas­sion­ate, in­tel­li­gent com­mu­nity we have in the City of Su­bi­aco. With that comes di­ver­sity of opin­ion. But what we all have in com­mon is a de­sire to make Su­bi­aco the best place it can be. We need pos­i­tiv­ity, unity and drive to achieve this goal. Here’s what I see for 2019: I see us all work­ing for the good of Su­bi­aco. I see us pre­pared for all chal­lenges, and I see a com­mu­nity that I’m proud to lead as Mayor. Dur­ing this busy and pro­duc­tive year, the coun­cil has been work­ing to se­cure the Town’s fi­nan­cial fu­ture by cre­at­ing new part­ner­ships with our com­mu­nity groups and neigh­bour­ing coun­cils. Our parks, re­serves and beach are well main­tained, host­ing a di­verse range of leisure pur­suits. The coun­cil is im­prov­ing and plan­ning for the fu­ture of our com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties for the en­joy- ment of res­i­dents of all ages and their wide-rang­ing recre­ational, sport­ing and cul­tural in­ter­ests. Re­cently I was de­lighted and priv­i­leged to re­ward promis­ing young peo­ple in our Town with youth en­cour­age­ment grants as well as recog­nis­ing more than 10 years of ser­vice by com­mu­nity vol­un­teers. For 2019, we have am­bi­tious plans to de­liver ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­sure that Mos­man Park con­tin­ues to be Perth’s most de­sir­able place in which to live, be­tween river and sea. I look for­ward to a vi­brant and suc­cess­ful year in 2019. I’m look­ing for­ward to a busy and pro­duc­tive year ahead at the Town of Clare­mont. We will con­tinue to achieve our set ob­jec­tives as laid out in our strate­gic com­mu­nity plan: Clare­mont Ahead 2027. Our strong fi­nan­cial po­si­tion en­ables us to con­tinue to main­tain our beau­ti­ful park­lands, im­prove our roads and path­ways, and pro­vide unique op­por­tu­ni­ties for so­cial con­nec­tion through a range of events and ini­tia­tives. I’m also look­ing for­ward to see­ing the com­ple­tion of the un­der­ground power project by the new fi­nan­cial year, when all res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties within the Town will be en­joy­ing the ben­e­fits of un­der­ground power. We will be con­duct­ing our bi­en­nial com­mu­nity per­cep­tions sur­vey again this year to en­sure we con­tinue to ful­fill the ex­pec­ta­tions of our res­i­dents. I’m proud to be a part of the Clare­mont com­mu­nity and, on be­half of my fel­low elected mem­bers, I wish ev­ery­one a happy and healthy 2019. Works on the fore­shore at Cottes­loe Main Beach were un­der way late last year and are now al­most com­plete. These works in­cluded up­grad­ing and im­prov­ing the uni­ver­sal ac­cess path that leads from Marine Pa­rade to the beach. New shade struc­tures on the beach have been con­structed, while new decked seat­ing, to pro­vide shady spots to rest and en­joy the view, will be com­pleted by the end of the month. Two of the four beach ac­cess paths to be up­graded dur­ing the 2018-19 fi­nan­cial year are now com­plete. These are path N6 in North Cottes­loe and S10 in South Cottes­loe. The other two paths, N7 and S12, will be com­pleted early this year. Late last year the Town an­nounced that As­pect Stu­dios had been se­lected as the suc­cess­ful ten­derer for the fore­shore master plan. Works on this plan will start early this year, with com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion and the de­vel­op­ment of op­tions for up­grades along the fore­shore. The iconic Cottes­loe Py­lon re­ceived some much needed restora­tion work last year. The Town, with the Na­tional Trust of WA, es­tab­lished the Cottes­loe Py­lon Restora­tion Ap­peal to seek as­sis­tance from the pub­lic to help con­serve the his­toric land­mark. The Town of Cam­bridge was again voted the Hap­pi­est Place in WA to live ac­cord­ing to a re­cent univer­sity study. When you look around and see our pris­tine beaches, stun­ning bush and park­lands, and a vi­brant com­mu­nity, it is easy to see why. How­ever, this year has been a chal­leng­ing one at the Town of Cam­bridge with the cor­rec­tion of a num­ber of past gov­er­nance and com­pli­ance fail­ures. Our most sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment in 2018 has been able to de­liver a small re­duc­tion in rates of 0.9 per cent for our com­mu­nity. We are con­scious of only in­cur­ring ex­pen­di­ture when it will be of ben­e­fit to the com­mu­nity as a whole to en­sure we re­main in a strong fi­nan­cial po­si­tion. We also com­pleted our lo­cal plan­ning strat­egy and fi­nalised the her­itage re­view. We are hold­ing an or­gan­i­sa­tional re­view and in­tend re­plen­ish­ing Perry Lakes and are pro­gress­ing a Men’s Shed with Ro­tary at Lake Monger in 2019.

Mos­man Park Mayor Brett Pol­lock.

Clare­mont Mayor Jock Barker.

Cottes­loe Mayor Phil Angers.

Town of Cam­bridge Mayor Keri Shan­non.

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