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Monthly Report - July 2022

Maylands Waterland Update

Maylands Waterland is now open! The general playgrounds are open to all, whilst the water components of the park will not be turned on until Spring. The fencing is still being installed, however it is envisioned that the fencing will be complete by the end of this month. The park is wheelchair accessible. A gentle reminder to dog owners that dogs are not permitted in Malands Waterland.

Item 10.3.2 - Urban Forest Strategy on 28 June 2022 agenda

The Council has approved amending the urban forest canopy target from an aspirational target of 20% coverage by 2025 to a specific target of 20% coverage by 2030. The Officers recommendation was to set a target of 20% by 2040.

Latest tree data for the City of Bayswater

For trees planted on City of Bayswater residential verges:

* 2019 - 190 trees planted

* 2020 - 590 trees planted

* 2021 - 624 trees planted

* 2022 - 1081 trees requested to date (planting to begin in July).

That is an increase of 73% on last years figures!!

The above does not include verges for non-residential or verges abutting City owned land, nor recreational parks.

We also plant approximately 4,000 trees per year in our natural areas (such as Bardon Park, Berringa Park, Baigup Wetlands and other areas across the City).

The last LiDAR data for Maylands showed we were ahead of the Baysie pack at 20.4% canopy.

Item 10.4.3 - Proposed Relocation of Loading Bay on Eighth Avenue, Maylands on 28 June 2022 agenda

Council has endorsed relocation of the loading bay in front of 46 Eighth Avenue, Maylands to be relocated in front of 42 Eighth Avenue, Maylands, and the reduction in taxi bays on Eighth Avenue in front of 50 and 54 Eighth Avenue, Maylands from three bays to one bay. As stated in the Officers report “The existing taxi bays are considered to be underutilised and generally vacant. Due to the proximity of the taxi bays to the numerous public transport services, it is considered that there is an excess of taxi bays in the locality.”

Item - 10.3.1 Low Cost Urban Road Safety Program Phase 2 on 28 June 2022 agenda

Council has approved the City’s involvement in 11 precincts as part of phase 2 of the Main Roads WA

Low Cost Urban Road Safety Program on a staged basis over the 2022/23 and 2023/24 financial years. This includes the entirety of Maylands as 3 precincts – Maylands peninsula, Maylands Strip and Shearn Park. The funding to be provided by MRWA under the program covers the full extent of the design and construction of the treatments, thus the City is not required to contribute any funds. This is an important program for our area to look at improving road safety, in a holistic manner.

Community Planting Days

We still have lots of community planting days ahead, we’d love to see you at one. Community Planting Days take place from 9am to 12pm.

July 16 Saturday Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary, Bayswater

July 17 Sunday Berringa Park Wetlands, Maylands

July 23 Saturday Arbor Park, Morley

July 24 Sunday Claughton Reserve, Bayswater

July 31 Sunday Brickworks Lake, Maylands

August 6 Saturday Arbor Park, Morley

August 7 Sunday Lightning Swamp Bushland, Noranda

August 13 Saturday Bardon Park, Maylands

JDAP – Monday 4 July - Lot 7, 106 Guildford Road and Lots 5 and 8, 4-6 Third Avenue East, Maylands – Six Storey Residential Aged Care Facility

JDAP Metro Inner North unanimously approved (with conditions) the development.

The $40million redevelopment of the existing aged care facility consists of:

• 138 Residential Aged Care Rooms within a six storey building and basement including a Memory Support Unit on the Ground Floor designed for residents living with dementia.

• Basement car parking for 46 staff bays, 1 servicing bay, 12 bicycle bays and basement utilities area.

• Street verge parking on Third Avenue East for 19 visitor bays, including 2 ACROD bays and 2 short term bays for drop off and pick up.

• Bicycle parking for 8 bikes adjoining the entrance from Third Avenue East.

• Ground floor integrated café and outdoor decking.

• Salon and multi-functional training room.

• Rooftop garden amenity area, bar and lounge

• Internal and external courtyards providing communal spaces and visual connections.

• Landscaped terrace gardens

• Retention of the former service station canopy heritage façade and integration into the design as an activity room.

Maylands Golf Course

TenGolf have become the new operator of the Embleton and Maylands Peninsula Golf Courses, with the company sharing big plans to invest in the popular course.

Under the new agreement, TenGolf will invest $4 million into redeveloping the clubhouse at the Maylands golf course. This includes a complete refurbishment with a refit of the pro shop, bar, restaurant, function room, bathrooms and change facilities.

Concept designs are currently being considered by the City’s Design Review Panel.

Construction of the new facilities is set to commence from October 2022, with anticipated completion by June 2023.

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Maylands Brickworks

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Maylands Brickworks workshops. They were long days and I value your contribution to our community, and one of its most important community assets.

In the background I have been continuing advocacy for funding of the project, and have now had very positive meetings with Federal members of Parliament as well as private investors. Nothing is concrete as yet so the aforementioned is all that I can say at the moment. We are still awaiting finalisation of the Maylands Brickworks business case which should be coming to Council soon.

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