By now people should be aware that council rates in the City of Bayswater will increase by an average 4.95%. That doesn’t concern me; but the use of debt does.Continue reading The City of Bayswater Debt
As always happens soon after an election, the newly configured council meet and vote for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the City of Bayswater. The result from last night’s Special Council Meeting shows there has been a shift in power, and that shift will likely lead to significant changes for the City.Continue reading A Shift in Power
Whatever the election outcome, it is going to be ugly for the Liberal Party of WA. Unfortunately, the Liberal power brokers occupy the number 1 spots on the Legislative Committee, so will be okay. It’s everyone else who will be shafted. And when I say everyone else, I mean us. The people.Continue reading The Liberal Wipe-Out of 2021
It is hard to believe, but in WA there already exists the power to forcefully administer vaccinations.Continue reading Compulsory Vaccinations
Whilst some West Australians are criticising our Prime Minister for his Liberal government’s handling on climate change, they should also take the opportunity to focus on the McGowan State Labor government.Continue reading Climate Change & Mark McGowan
A recent Joint Development Assessment Panel (DAP) vote really shows that DAPs are a law unto themselves, and that urgent action is required from Minister Rita Saffioti and the State Labor government to reign them in.Continue reading Joint Development Assessment Panel – Fail
Other than my family, the thing I am most proud of is being elected to the City of Bayswater council in 2011 and then re-elected in 2015. I thank the Central Ward residents and ratepayers for the step of faith they gave me in 2011 , and then their endorsement of my work in 2015. Eight years is a long time though, and I won’t be seeking re-election in 2019.Continue reading Cornish Out
If you thought this was a standard crossover/driveway, you’d be wrong. In a first for the City of Bayswater, and most other localities, this crossover is made from recycled concrete.Continue reading Recycled Concrete
On the 31st May 2019, the City received notification from the State Minister for Planning and Transport, Rita Saffioti MLA, that she has commenced the process for Bayswater to be incorporated into the Midland Redevelopment Area.Continue reading Metronet East Project & Bayswater
Communicating with government can be hard; so hard that most people just can’t be bothered.
I really suggest you download this app.Continue reading Snap Send Solve
Morley visitors would be familiar with this “Seal fountain”, and also the seals dotted around the place. Probably not familiar with the history and story behind them though.Continue reading The Morley Seal Sculptures
I was pleased to have received this the other day. It is the culmination of two years of study and the course content is as relevant to Local Governments as it is to corporations. I want to share one ‘Corporate Governance 101’ message from it.Continue reading Corporate Governance & Local Government
Many people consider that the State Administrative Tribunal just keep approving things. Unfortunately for them, incredibly powerful that they are, things don’t always go their way.