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
If you had $24,898,443 in cash, other than spend some, what would you do with it? Chances are you’d not keep it all in cash, but that is what the City of Bayswater has to do. Or does it? Continue reading Is Cash the Best Place?
I’m a fan of Maylands Waterland and have been there many times. It truly is a unique facility. Regarding the possibility of it being shut down, there’s talk that the City administration has sprung it on council. I don’t believe that is accurate and think the administration has been guided by council over the last 3 – 4 years and the budget deliberations. Continue reading Maylands Waterland – The Facts
Back in July 2015 a Councillor moved the above. In January 2018, an agenda item further progressed this to a draft policy for implementation from 1 July 2018. Next week, the draft policy comes to the Community, Technical, Finance & Corporate Services Committee for possible adoption. The financial implications may be significant. Continue reading Pensioner Subsidies
BOOM! Things have changed.
The City of Bayswater earned some widespread praise for their verge policy released late last year, but I don’t think that compares with the policy passed last night.
I feel confident in claiming this as an Australian first. Continue reading Power to the People – Pocket Gardens
Please, let me share a story which illustrates a failing in our State planning & environmental systems. Continue reading The System is Broken
Recently there have been a few people express an interest in being a councillor. This usually happens a few months out from an election, so I thought I’d share my views and give a brief background to those who may not be familiar with council. Continue reading Thinking About Becoming A Councillor?
The final results of the 2017 State election for the East Metropolitan Region have been declared. And it is catastrophic for the Liberals. Continue reading The Humiliation Is Complete