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									                                    TOWN OF VINCENT


MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Issue Date:    Tuesday, July 22, 2003

           Mayor gives seal of approval to Vincent staff efforts
Vincent Mayor Nick Catania has come out publicly in support of the work carried out
by Vincent staff in relation to the redevelopment of Perth and Leederville Oval and
associated built infrastructure.
        "I think it is important that I put on record the thousands of dollars that have been
saved in consultancy fees due to the volume and calibre of work carried out in-house," he
said.
        "It's been a very high quality, cost-effective exercise of enormous benefit to
ratepayers.
        "Not only that, but I believe the staff involved have gone, and continue to go, way
beyond the call of duty in their contribution to the projects while continuing their day-to-day
operations."
        Mayor Catania paid tribute in particular to the work of CEO John Giorgi.
        "John has acted as project manager for all the projects – the upgrade and development
of a Multi Purpose Rectangular Sports Stadium at Perth Oval, the Leederville Oval
Redevelopment, Multi-Use Indoor Sports Centre on Loftus Centre land, and construction of
an administration building for the Department of Sport and Recreation.
        "I would estimate his project management work alone has saved the Town about half a
million dollars."
        Mayor Catania put the asset value of all the projects in the region of $50 million over
the next 10 years.



 Administration and Civic Centre                                      PO Box 82
 244 Vincent Street                                                   LEEDERVILLE WA 6902
 LEEDERVILLE WA 6007                                                  Telephone: (08) 9273 6000
                                                                      Facsimile: (08) 9273 6099
                                                                      TTY: (08) 9273 6078
        "And that's not counting the flow-on effect on businesses in the surrounding areas
from the increase in visitors to the Town," he said.
        "All in all Vincent staff have made an enormous contribution to these projects, both in
terms of quantity and quality.
        "I'm afraid they are all too often an easy target for people who are quick to criticise but
slow to offer praise when it's due.
        "On this occasion I want to publicly acknowledge the work they have done on behalf
of the ratepayers of this Town. I think it's really important ratepayers understand and
appreciate the genuine commitment officers make to ensure they get the best possible value
for their dollars."

AUTHORISED BY:            MAYOR NICK CATANIA, Mobile 0438 181 245
ENQUIRIES:                LINDY MARKES, MARKETING/PR OFFICER
PHONE:                    (08) 9273 6011 Mobile: 0438 407 776




 Administration and Civic Centre                                      PO Box 82
 244 Vincent Street                                                   LEEDERVILLE WA 6902
 LEEDERVILLE WA 6007                                                  Telephone: (08) 9273 6000
                                                                      Facsimile: (08) 9273 6099
                                                                      TTY: (08) 9273 6078

								
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