The ‘Count Me In’ project is a community-building project, promoting inclusive communities and facilitating participation in community life for people with disability within the City of South Perth.
The project aims to increase opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in community life, and to support local clubs and organisations in providing welcoming environments.
An information resource and activity database has been produced as a living document that will be continually updated as community groups and organisations provide information and updates about their accessible activities.
The resource is intended as a guide to assist people with a disability and their friends, family and carers to locate a variety of recreational and inclusive activities that are available within the City.
City of South Perth Deputy Mayor Glenn Cridland said, “The City works towards actively creating a place where all people feel welcome and where the diverse needs and aspirations of all people are respected equally.
“The Count Me In project provides opportunities for people with disabilities to explore new recreational, sporting and social interests within the City of South Perth.”
The resource is available online at http://www.southperth.wa.gov.au/Services/Count-Me-In, with hard-copy versions being distributed to local disability service providers throughout the City over the next couple of months.
If you are running a recreation or hobby based program that is accessible and welcoming of all people and would like to add your details to this list, email the City of South Perth Community Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9474 0777.
South Perth MLA John McGrath says he is extremely pleased with the outcome for his electorate in the State Government’s decision to leave the Burswood Peninsula within the boundary of the proposed new council that will take in South Perth and Victoria Park.
However, he is disappointed that the arrangement might be reviewed in five years.
“When I and some of my parliamentary colleagues supported the City of South Perth in its bid to amalgamate with the Town of Victoria Park, I did so on the explicit condition that Burswood remained within the boundary of the new city,” he said. “Now we are told by the government that the situation will be reviewed in five years’ time.
“To me this is unacceptable.
“I appreciate some of my constituents would prefer the City of South Perth to have remained in its current form but with the inclusion of Burswood I think we are able to achieve a satisfactory compromise that will provide a larger and more sustainable local government authority.
“Keeping Crown Casino, the new Perth stadium and Belmont Park Racecourse within the boundary of the new entity will help create a more exciting and vibrant city in which to live.”
Mr McGrath thanked his MLC colleagues Hon Simon O’Brien, Hon Nick Goiran and Hon Phil Edman for their support in the process. “We made a joint submission to the Local Government Advisory Board in support of the proposal advanced by the South Perth and Victoria Park councils,” he said.
Mr McGrath said: “I also agree with the decision to use the amalgamation provisions of the Local Government Act, which allow for the public to demand a poll on the proposal. I believe the availability of this democratic right will be appreciated within the community.”
Note: The Board has selected the name ‘South Park’ for the new local government in the interim until the newly elected council votes on a new name, in partnership with the community.
City of South Park Map
South Perth MLA John McGrath has welcomed comments by the State’s leading planners that high-rise towers should be placed along major transport routes and not destroy the fabric of established suburbs.
He said the City of South Perth and State Government should keep that in mind when making decisions about the proposed transit orientated development (TOD) at Canning Bridge.
Mr McGrath said: “I can understand concern over Perth’s urban sprawl being unsustainable and the need to cater for some of the city’s future growth through higher density infill development.
“I have even supported the concept of increasing densities in parts of my electorate of South Perth, especially in the Mill Point precinct and along major transport routes such as Canning Highway.
“However, with regard to the proposed Canning Bridge precinct development I have not been supportive of disrupting viable residential areas, where the local people generally wish to maintain their current lifestyles.
“I feel my views have been vindicated by comments at the weekend by WA Planning Commission chairman Eric Lumsden when he said that high-rise towers would not be allowed to destroy the fabric of established suburbs.
“Further, I was pleased to read that Department of Planning Director General Gail McGowan has said infill will be encouraged along strategic transport routes, including Canning Highway.
“Whilst I appreciate the thinking behind creating higher density nodes around some railway stations I do believe there are practical limitations to what can be realistically achieved at Canning Bridge due to the river occupying what would otherwise be part of the catchment area under the proposed Transport Oriented Development concept.
“There is also the potential for significant traffic movement issues around this area if higher density is pursued away from the highway.”
The Canning Bridge Structure Plan is about to be advertised for 42 days by the City of South Perth for public comment and Mr McGrath encouraged local people to acquaint themselves with what is being proposed for the area and make their views known to the council.
In the spirit of NAIDOC come and join in a FREE family fun day showcasing local Aboriginal culture in the City of South Perth.
The event will feature a sausage sizzle, dance activities, Aboriginal face painting, traditional bead and headband making classes, art, activities and much more!
Date and Time: Saturday 25 October, 2pm – 5pm
Location: George Burnett Park, Manning Rd, Karawara (Behind the George Burnett Leisure Centre)
The City of South Perth will be presenting an information session addressing the risks and dangers online.
Date and Time: Wednesday 22 October, 2-4pm
Location: South Perth Library, Sandgate St, South Perth
RSVP by 17th October 2014 to City of South Perth Community Development Officer at 9474 0777 or email@example.com
Work has begun on the damaged river walls either side of the Mends Street Jetty.
An artificial wall is being installed, protected by rock bags and once completed the water in-between the artificial wall and existing wall will be drained for the replacement wall to be built. It is planned that construction of the wall will be finished by Christmas 2014.
Following this, work will commence to replace the existing narrow path with an upgraded promenade path, which will be completed by the end of April 2015.
The City of South Perth is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from community groups, businesses, local organisations, performance and visual artists who would like to ‘Transform’ our City as part of FIESTA in 2015!
FIESTA 2015 (8 – 21 March) offers a fantastic opportunity to showcase your creative talent or host your own event. Your idea should ‘transform’ the City in some way, or play on the theme by transforming your business, organisation or a City space.
Funding is available for arts related initiatives only. Act fast! Submissions close 17 October 2014.
For more information visit the City’s website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the City on 9474 0777 for an info pack.
An invitation is extended to the community from the City of South Perth to come along to one of two information sessions on the design plans for Manning Hub. The $16 million Manning Hub community facility will become the new heart of Manning and home for Manning Hall, Manning Library, Manning Child Health Clinic, Moorditj Keila, new early childhood facilities as well as the Manning Rippers Football Club.
Demolition of infrastructure at the Manning Hub site has been completed in readiness for the construction of the new Manning Hub community facility. Construction is expected to commence in June 2015 and be completed by mid-2016.
Information sessions are to be held at Manning Seniors Citizens Centre (3 Downey Drive, Manning) on Saturday 20 September from 11am – 12.45pm and Wednesday 24 September from 5.45 – 7.30pm.
The latest design plans will be available and displayed for viewing at these sessions and include presentations by the City of South Perth and project architects Bollig Design.
Mayor Sue Doherty said, “The design of the Manning Hub incorporates a vibrancy, connectedness and accessibility in a facility which integrates community, social and sporting activities for the local community.”
From today the plans will be available for viewing at South Perth and Manning libraries, as well as on the City’s website.
For further information visit the City’s website www.southperth.wa.gov.au, email email@example.com or contact the City of South Perth on 9474 0777.