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.
This is really exciting.
The Perth Symphony Orchestra are coming to Morley and everyone is welcome! Continue reading Romance Under The Stars – Morley
A pretty seismic change has occurred on a very important topic – Planning. It illustrates a real effort by the City to better engage and consult with the residents and ratepayers, and in turn better represent their views when planning for the City. Continue reading Building Bayswater – Local Planning Strategy
On Friday I had the opportunity to represent the City at the opening of the Indigenous Art Mural at John Forrest Secondary College. As with most indigenous art, there is a story behind the picture, and I’ve held an interest in this particular story for some time. Continue reading Aboriginal Languages Matter
For the first time in my 7 years as a Councillor, I attended a WALGA AGM today. And I realised that we have a problem. ‘We’ being everyone in the Perth metro area. Yes, all 1.9 million of us. Continue reading WALGA – Time For A Break-Up?
With the sudden resignation of, now former Councillor, Brent Fleeton there is a vacancy on council (North Ward) which needs to be filled. You should consider it. Continue reading Extraordinary Election – North Ward
Around this time every year, local governments set the budget for the following 12 months. A time consuming process where planned expenditure is decided, and then rates are set to meet those expenditures.
It’s your money; do you feel you’re getting sufficient say? Because there is another way … Continue reading Participatory Budgeting