Looking forward to new challenges
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.