The last Council meeting for this term was held on Tuesday night (3 September), and with 764 pages of reports to wade through, it was a long meeting that finished after midnight. I was particularly pleased to support items that covered; [if !supportLists]· [endif]Disability access on our River, [if !supportLists]· [endif]The proposed change of use to allow Perth BBQ School to open up in our Town Centre, [if !supportLists]· [endif]Proposed amendments to our T
SAFE CROSSING FOR GUILDFORD ROAD
An issue that has concerned me for some time has been the lack of accessible and safe crossing points along Guildford Road. Did you know that Guildford Road carries approximately 34,000 vehicles a day and that it is 1.3 kms between the signalised crossing points of Falkirk Avenue, and the Garratt Road intersections. My motion on a Protected Crossing Point on Guildford Road was unanimously supported by Council.
"The Council request that the C
Walking and cycling make us healthier, happier, and more connected to our community and there are many opportunities to upgrade our streets to provide enjoyable and safe places to walk and ride. I think it could be of real benefit to South Ward (as has been with the West Ward Reference Group) to have a similar group focused on working with the City on improving opportunities for Walking and Cycling in our area. I think it could also benefit in seeing through the implementatio
An issue that has concerned me for some time has been the lack of accessible and safe crossing points along Guildford Road. Did you know that Guildford Road carries approximately 34,000 vehicles a day and that it is 1.3 kms between the signalised crossing points of Falkirk Avenue, and the Garratt Road intersections. Can you can imagine how daunting that is to cross for children? the elderly? or people with a disability? It is my view, and one that many residents have raised w
You may have noticed some new islands being installed along Peninsula Road.
The City of Bayswater, and Councillors, have received ongoing complaints from residents in relation to traffic not adhering to the 50km/hr posted speed limit, vehicles overtaking at unsafe locations, and the difficulty of vehicles entering Peninsula Road from side roads due to vehicles speeding which reduces sight distance requirements. In addition, there have also been a number of recorded crashes i
I’m really pleased that last night Council supported changes to the City of Bayswater Street Verges Policy. In December I requested that the policy come to our Policy Review and Development Committee with a view to make changes in order to allow residents to incorporate rocks and logs as part of their verge gardens. So, the Verge policy now includes:
List of acceptable treatments - “Rocks, Logs and Gravel materials contained with natural Verge landscaping that does not prese
Last year, when pitched the idea of having a festival in some of our laneways, I knew it would help people experience our laneways in a whole different way. The City of Bayswater events team, along with our Place Manager, worked hard to pull the event together, liaising with local businesses.
The event wasn’t perfect, I’d have been shocked if it was. Having done events myself for many years, I know how many things can pop up to put best laid plans to waste. But the City staf
A lovely thank you morning tea today for 'Project Gift Box' at the Maylands Salvos store. Started as an idea I pitched to the Salvos Regional Manager, and the Area Manager turned to reality when I introduced them to Stephen Delaney from MPA Skills. Stephen came up with the 'Project Gift Box' concept of the love heart polka dot pattern and he along with 2 other trainers and their trainees got to work.
A fantastic end result, demonstrating the strength of connecting people, co
The Zebra crossing at the Maylands Train Station (on Railway Parade) may have seemed a 'logical' placement to the planners. Reality is that it is not a logical placement for human nature when the exit points from the station are located 25m away either side of the crossing. Throw that in with speeding cars that rarely stop at the crossing for the few that use it and it is recipe for disaster. The whole area between the two exits from the train station needs to be a crosswalk