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                                                                                                 DECEMBER 2005
                                                                                               SUMMER EDITION

           City projects – laying the foundations
                       for the future
2005 HAS BEEN A YEAR OF CONSOLIDATING                             Another critical theme of the Strategy is to manage our
CITY PROJECTS, consulting with the community and                  resources for the long-term.
ensuring progress is made in-line with residents’ expectations.
                                                                  The City’s Draft Integrated Transport Plan was also released
The George Burnett Park landscape upgrade, which is due for       for public comment in August. Three Community Working
completion in 2006, was one particular project that was           Party meetings were conducted – resulting in the
foremost on the City’s agenda in 2005.                            establishment of a Discussion Paper that identified a number
                                                                  of the Plan’s strategies within five main areas – including
As part of the upgrade – which will see new paths, leisure        vehicles, public transport (buses, trains and ferries),
spaces, two playgrounds, art work and barbecue areas              pedestrians, cycling and land-use.
constructed, as well as the implementation of a skate park and
shade structure – a major 11,000 plus tree and shrub planting     Once implemented, the Plan will strive to create a transport
was also completed late this year.                                network that is safe, efficient and accessible for all members of
                                                                  the community – helping to reduce reliance on motor
The landscape upgrade complements the addition of an              vehicles for commuting purposes.
outdoor pergola structure to the existing George Burnett
Leisure Centre building.                                          In another initiative, the City also led by example in April this
                                                                  year with the adoption of its Integrated Catchment
Also of great significance to the City this year has been the      Management Plan. The Plan aims to identify land-use and
development of a number of important environmental                water quality issues within its catchments, and determines
strategies. Testimony to the City’s leadership in                 strategies for monitoring and improving ecological values –
environmental matters was the development of both the             utilising best management practices in flood mitigation,
Sustainability Strategy and Integrated Transport Plan.            infrastructure, ecological management and land
                                                                                                                                                village voice
                                                                                                                                                                            THE ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY LINK

The Sustainability Strategy was available for public comment                                                                                                                                                                      SUMMER 2005

from 4 August to 2 September, and received significant             The City is one of only a few local authorities                           The Shed Program is back!
                                                                                                                                                                                              he innovative and much-loved Shed Program is continuing to
                                                                                                                                                                                              provide in-need and disabled community members with the
                                                                                                                                                                                              tools and skills, necessary to create lasting friendships through

feedback from City residents.
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Program was reopened in July this year, after relocating to the

                                                                  to have undertaken this type of study.
                                                                                                                                                                                           South Perth Church of Christ property (on the corner of Murray Street
                                                                                                                                                                                           and McNabb Loop in Como) – with the City of South Perth donating
                                                                                                                                                                                           a large insulated steel shed.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Various donations of wood and machinery, used daily to create func-
                                                                                                                                                                                           tional products, have been essential in the continuance of this worth-
                                                                                                                                                                                           while community Program. Furthermore, hand-crafted work benches
                                                                                                                                                                                           were custom-made to accommodate those in wheelchairs.
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Program offers various activities for men each week, with open
                                                                                                                                                                                           woodwork classes running every Monday to Wednesday from 9am to
                                                                                                                                                                                           12noon – under the supervision of three trained carpenters. The
                                                                                                                                                                                           Program also lends a unique bonding experience through its weekly

One of the main aims of the Sustainability Strategy, which
                                                                                                                                                                                           Dads-and-Lads sessions.
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Shed Program is a non-profit project that allows those in-need to

                                                                  Be on the look-out for updates regarding
                                                                                                                                                                                           take up a worthwhile hobby, and engage with others in a welcoming
                                                                                                                                                                                           environment. All donations of unwanted wood or machinery are
                                                                                                                                                                                           always welcomed by the Program.

will be presented to Council for adoption at the end of this      the City’s major projects in future editions
                                                                                                                    The building blocks of childhood —
                                                                                                                    Manning Community Toy Library
                                                                                                                    Parents are all too aware that with each passing year, chil-
                                                                                                                    dren’s once special toys are soon forgotten about. The Manning
                                                                                                                    Community Toy Library – a non-profit organisation that sup-
                                                                                                                    ports our local community – has sought to solve this dilemma,

month (December), is to meet current needs without
                                                                                                                    allowing members to borrow toys for their children.
                                                                                                                    Being a member not only saves money, but allows children

                                                                  of the Peninsula, or simply log onto
                                                                                                                    access to quality toys – helping to develop their early learning
                                                                                                                    processes. Let's not forget how much fun children and parents
                                                                                                                    can have with toys and their imagination.
                                                                                                                    Manning Toy Library has a wide variety of toys suitable for chil-      With so many toys, it's hard to choose... but it looks like this
                                                                                                                                                                                           child has found what she was looking for.
                                                                                                                    dren up to five years of age. For example, The Library offers
                                                                                                                    trikes, cars, slides, kitchenettes, train sets, fancy dress, puzzles   Courts), the Toy Library is open from 9.00am to 10.30am on

compromising the requirements of future generations.
                                                                                                                    and games, and even an electronic bubble machine that is               Saturdays.
                                                                                                                    great fun at children’s parties.
                                                                                                                                                                                           If you are interested in joining, please feel welcome to have a

                                                                                                                    Annual Library membership is $60, in addition to a $30 deposit         look on a Saturday morning. The Toy Library will be closed
                                                                                                                    that is refundable. Up to three toys and two games/puzzles can         over the festive season – between 24 December 2005 and
                                                                                                                    be borrowed fortnightly.                                               14 January 2006.
                                                                                                                    Located at Manning Hall on the corner of Bradshaw Crescent,            For more information, please telephone Jenny on 9474 4471 or
                                                                                                                    Manning (behind the Welwyn Avenue shops and Tennis                     Sharon on 9450 4341.

                                                                                                                Village Voice inside!

2.   Mayor’s Report                                               7.    Conway to spin a yarn - Fiesta 2006
3.   Community consultation on emergency risks within             8.    Fun day for all - Ride for Road Safety Event
     the City                                                     9.    City - first local government to win prestigious Gold Award
4.   Celebrate summer at Perth Zoo with ZooFever season           10.   Dinosaur plant saved for Native Garden in Kensington
5.   City of South Perth Art Award a picture of success           11.   Festive season opening hours
6.   Safer Australia Day 2006
                                                                                                         City highlights
                                                                                                         value of close                       Community consultation on
                       Mayor’s Report                                                                    LG relationships
                                                                                                                                              emergency risks within the City
                                                                                                         RECOGNISING the
                                                                                                         true value of partnership
                                                                                                                                              RECENTLY, a community consultation survey was                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         residents as least likely to take place, and cause the smallest
                                                                                                         arrangements, the City
                                                                                                                                              conducted to determine the potential emergency risks that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             amount of damage, was escaped animals from Perth Zoo. In
                                                                                                         supports and encourages
                                                                                                                                              may exist within the City. Both residents and businesses in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           addition, businesses identified industrial accident/chemical
                                                                                                         Local Government bodies
    DECEMBER 2005 brings to conclusion three years since a                                                                                    the area were asked to identify the emergency risks that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              spill to be the second most unprobable emergency to occur,
                                                                                                         to work together.
    democratically-elected Council returned to the City.                                                                                      could potentially occur within the City, and the subsequent                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           while residents viewed ferry accidents as a low priority.
                                                                                                         Mayor John Collins said it           damage that may result.
    During that time, the Council and City administration has worked                                     was important for Cities,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The information provided by the consultation regarding
    diligently to achieve the strategies contained in the City’s Strategic Plan                                                               In order to elicit responses from community members, the
                                                                                                         Towns or Shires —                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          emergency risks will be used in the development of a Local
    2004 - 2008. Notable highlights among the achievements over the first                                                                      consultation process involved telephone and face-to-face
                                                                                                         particularly those within                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Emergency Management Plan (LEMP) for the City.
    two years of the Plan include the introduction of the City’s new                                                                          surveys. As revealed in the graphs above, business and
                                                                                                         close proximities – to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Organised by the Local Emergency Management
    Customer Focus Model; the development of our Connected                                                                                    residents clearly identified Swan River pollution, algae in
                                                                                                         operate collaboratively                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Committee, the LEMP will take into consideration the
    Community Plan; and the redevelopment of Windsor Park as an iconic                                                                        waterways, and a major traffic crash to be the most likely
                                                                                                         when required.
    entry statement for our area.                                                                                                             emergency to occur and cause the greatest damage within                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               community’s identification of emergency risks when
                                                                                                         Such a cooperative                   the City. The emergency identified by businesses and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   prioritising dangers.
    With these and other set objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan 2004 - 2008 now fulfilled – the      approach has been
    City has its sights set upon meeting the new challenges of the remainder of the Strategic Plan.      initiated and expanded                                                                                   Likelihood and potenial damage of emergency risks
                                                                                                         upon through the City’s
    A common theme throughout the year has been the unity between your Council and City
                                                                                                         relationship with the

                                                                                                                                                           Scale of likelihood/damage
    staff – both groups working collaboratively to conduct consultation with all key City
                                                                                                         Town of Victoria Park.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Businesses
    stakeholders and residents. Recently, consultation was called for in the development of the                                                                                                         5

    City’s Sustainability Strategy, which received comment, as well as in the Integrated Transport       The partnership allows                                                                         4
    Plan – where three Community Working Party meetings were held.                                       regular liaison between
                                                                                                         operational staff;
    Your City’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability was also recognised this
                                                                                                         utilisation of the City’s                                                                      2
    year, with its achievement of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
                                                                                                         natural areas maintenance
    (ICLEI) Milestone 5, of the Cities for Climate Protection campaign. In other environmental                                                                                                          1
                                                                                                         team by the Town; the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   likelihood
    initiatives, the City undertook a major landscape upgrade at George Burnett Park – with all                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  damage
                                                                                                         supply of plants to the                                                                        0
    works set for completion in 2006.
                                                                                                         Town from the City’s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ferry accident
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Industrial accident/chemical spill

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Major traffic crash

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rail carsh


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Medical epidemic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Major fire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Swan River pollution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Gas pipeline rupture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Civil disturbance Skyworks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aircraft crash

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Escaped animals from Zoo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Algae in waterways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Petrol station explosion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Severe storm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sewerage pipeline rupture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Water pipeline rupture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Terrorist attack
    Looking ahead, with the Summer months here to stay – the City is entering a very busy time.          nursery; and the City’s
    With an emphasis on safety and enjoyment, Australia Day 2006 will surely dazzle our City’s           use of the Town’s street
    and its night sky once again – an event that necessitates City Officers to work closely with          sweeper truck.
    Australia Day 2006 event organisers and the City of Perth. The City has responded to your
                                                                                                         The City also holds a
    feedback to improve the present Safer Australia Day 2006 Strategy – notifying you of
                                                                                                         similar relationship with
    parking/traffic requirements (also included in this edition of the Peninsula) early in the process.
                                                                                                         the City of Canning —                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Emergency risks
    I would like to take the opportunity to extend an invitation for you to attend Sir James             liaising over planning and

                                                                                                                                                                                 Scale of likelihood/damage
    Mitchell Park on 26 January, where the Citizen of the Year Awards, a Citizenship Ceremony            park management issues.
    and a Great Aussie Breakfast will be held (all details can be found in the enclosed Village                                                                                                               5
    Voice Calendar of Events).                                                                                                                                                                                4

    Anticipation is also brewing for this year’s City of South Perth Fiesta. The 12th Annual                                                                                                                  3
    Fiesta, set for take-off in March 2006, will be a community-based two week and three
    weekend festival. Fiesta programs will be delivered in February.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    likelihood
    At this festive time of the year, I want to take this opportunity to personally thank the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      damage
    Councillors, Chief Executive Officer, staff and the public for your support over the past 12                                                                                                               0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ferry accident
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Industrial accident/chemical spill

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Major traffic crash

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rail carsh


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Medical epidemic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Major fire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Swan River pollution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gas pipeline rupture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Civil disturbance Skyworks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Aircraft crash

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Escaped animals from Zoo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Algae in waterways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Petrol station explosion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Severe storm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sewerage pipeline rupture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Water pipeline rupture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Terrorist attack
    months. On behalf of the Council and City administration, I wish you all happiness over the
    festive season, and I look forward to serving and working with you in 2006.

    Mayor John Collins JP
                                                                                                         Town of Victoria Park truck
                                                                                                         sweeping the streets of the City’s
                                                                                                         Salter Point suburb.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Emergency risks

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Food, fun and festivities – ‘Seniors
    Celebrate Summer at                                           RAC Awesome Aussie Month                                                                                                    Week’ celebrations take off
                                                                  January 2006
    Perth Zoo with ZooFever                                       Perth Zoo is celebrating Australia’s unique native
                                                                                                                                                                                              GREAT FOOD, friends and entertainment were the main
                                                                                                                                                                                              ingredients to this October’s ‘Seniors Week’ festivities all
                                                                  wildlife throughout January with special holiday
    season                                                        activities and displays. Normal Zoo admission prices will
                                                                                                                                                                                              over the City.
                                                                  apply.                                                                                                                      The South Perth Senior Citizen’s Centre celebrated the
    Christmas Capers – presented by                                                                                                                                                           Week, commemorating its 45 years of service through its
    Community Newspaper Group                                     The Simpsons at Perth Zoo                                                                                                   Meals-on-Wheels program, with an ‘Italian Day’ luncheon on
    10 & 11 December 2005                                         19 & 20 January 2006                                                                                                        25 October.
    This family Christmas weekend event includes                  Don’t miss the Simpsons as Bart and Lisa take to the
                                                                  stage for two 30-minute shows on January 19 and 20 at                                                                       Opting to celebrate in traditional style, the Manning Senior
    appearances by Santa, roving carol singers, craft                                                                             Mayor John Collins with the City of South Perth Art Award
                                                                  10.30am and 3.30pm. Normal Zoo admission prices                                                                             Citizen’s Centre held a special roast luncheon on 26 October
    activities for the kids and a chance to win the Coca-Cola                                                                     winner Partricia Verman, and her artwork ‘In Process II’.
                                                                  will apply.                                                                                                                 to honour seniors’ life-long contributions to the community.
    giant Christmas stocking. Normal Zoo admission prices
    apply.                                                                                                                       City of South Perth Art Award                                Just when luncheon go-ers from both Centres thought they
                                                                  Zoo Tributes – presented by
    Peters Trumpet Happy Zoo Year                                                                                                a picture of success                                         could not enjoy themselves anymore, local school students
                                                                  Commonwealth Bank                                              THE CITY OF SOUTH PERTH ART AWARD
                                                                                                                                                                                              stepped in for some exciting performances – delighting all!
    31 December 2005                                              February & March 2006                                          EXHIBITION finished on a high in September this               Manning Senior Citizen’s Centre members were treated to a
    This popular family New Year’s                                Six sensational tribute shows – including tributes to          year, with the announcement of the artists who took          singing concert performed by Manning Primary School Year
    Eve event includes extended                                   Kylie Minogue, the Bee Gees, ABBA and Queen – will             out the awards – including the $2,000 City of South          Three students.
    animal viewing times and loads of                             be staged in the lush grounds of Perth Zoo across              Perth Art Award.
    entertainment, with a special kids                            February and March 2006.                                                                                                    The Wesley College String Band also joined in the South
    New Year countdown at 9pm.                                    Tickets available through BOCS on 9484 1133.                   The City of South Perth Art Award was awarded to             Perth Senior Citizen’s Centre’s celebrations, filling the
    Tickets are available through                                                                                                Partricia Verman for her ‘In Process II’ art piece,          Centre with harmonious music and cheerfulness.
    BOCS on 9484 1133. Special                                    For more information, visit                                    which is now part of the City’s collection.
    note: Perth Zoo will close at 4pm                             www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au or call
    on this day.                                                  9474 3551 (24-hour recorded                                    Mayor John Collins said through acquiring ‘In
                                                                  information line).                                             Process II’, the City’s art collection had taken on a          Rata-tat-tat – Yac team knocks on
                                                                                                                                 more contemporary flavour.
                                                                                                                                 Showcasing the work of over 100 artists in a range of
 May and Herbert Gibbs art collection on show                                                                                    styles and media, the Exhibition was celebrated by
                                                                                                                                                                                                SUPPORTED by its 20 member
                                                                                                                                                                                                team, the City of South Perth’s
 THE CITY is showcasing its comprehensive May and                 May grew into adulthood                                        participating artists and the community                        Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
 Herbert Gibbs’ artwork collection at the Heritage House          in the tranquillity of South                                                                                                  gives young people in the local area
                                                                                                                                 “This Exhibition showcased such a variety of work,
 Cultural Centre until 13 January 2006.                           Perth in the 1900 era –                                                                                                       a chance to meet new people
                                                                                                                                 and it was very exciting for the community to be able
                                                                  relying heavily on the                                                                                                        and get involved the community.
 Displaying a mixture of water colour and oil pieces, as well                                                                    to look at art in the stylish Heritage House Cultural
                                                                  Perth-South Perth ferry                                        Centre venue,” said Mayor Collins.
 as pencil drawings including portraits, landscapes,              service – with the                                                                                                            YAC has many events and training days planned for the
 seascapes, wildflowers, caricatures and cartoons, the May         construction of the                                                                                                           upcoming 2006 period – including an event in Fiesta, as
                                                                                                                                 Some of the other recognised works that received
 and Herbert Gibbs artwork collection has not been                Narrows Bridge six                                                                                                            well as the National Youth Week project.
                                                                                                                                 awards during the Exhibition included:
 exhibited in its entirety since 1999.                            decades away.                                                                                                                 YAC member Emma Nesbitt said the initiative was
                                                                                                                                 • ‘Elevation’ by Florence Allain - received the
 Mayor John Collins said the collection was of considerable       Mayor Collins said that he                                                                                                    proving popular with local youth.
                                                                                                                                   How Iconic Encouragement Award
 significance.                                                     believed it was the City’s
                                                                                                                                 • ‘Tru Blu’ by John Ainsworth - awarded the Supa               “I joined YAC to gain experience and increase my
                                                                  right to acclaim, in                                                                                                          employment prospects, as I want to be an events planner,
 “Not only does the Collection have great artistic value, it is                                                                    Valu Como Beach Best Work on a Local Theme
                                                                  particular, May Gibbs – an                                                                                                    but it has offered me so much more than that,” said
 also significant as Herbert Gibbs and his daughter May are                                                                         Award
                                                                  artist whose origins were                                                                                                     Emma.
 recognised as important players in the history of WA’s                                                                          • ‘Different Worlds’ by Phillip Deschamp – took
                                                                  rooted deeply into the
 visual arts,” he said.                                                                                                            home the Liquor Barons South Perth Best Local
                                                                  heritage of South Perth.   A self portrait of May Gibbs –                                                                     “Coming onboard YAC has been an enlightening
 “Looking back, the talented father-daughter team was also                                       dated 1947.                       Artist Award                                                 experience – I am learning how to be a voice for the
                                                                  “Due to the significant                                                                                                        community, while also developing a greater
 part of a defined artistic community in South Perth, in the                                                                      • ‘Angel Fish’ by Daniella Casinatis – received the
                                                                  historical value May Gibbs represents in South Perth, we                                                                      understanding about cultural diversity amongst my peers.
 early days of the 20th century.”                                                                                                  MillPoint Caffe Book Shop Youth Award
                                                                  intend to expand upon such recognition,” he said.
 May Gibbs arrived in South Perth in 1890 with Herbert                                                                           • ‘Miles’ by Xavier Ng - voted by Exhibition                   “This has created the challenge of coordinating events to
                                                                  To view the free exhibition, please visit the Heritage House     viewers to receive the Dale James Hair & Beauty              cater for everyone’s needs.”
 and her mother, Cecilia.
                                                                  Cultural Centre, which will be open between 10.00am and          Salon Peoples Choice Award
 The family lived at ‘The Dune’, a bungalow on the corner         4.00pm Monday to Friday, until 13 January 2006                                                                                For further information about the YAC, please contact
 of Harper Street and Suburban Road (now Mill Point               (opening hours are subject to changes over the festive                                                                        the City’s Community Projects Officer on 9474 0708.
 Road), until Herbert’s death in 1940.                            season).

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 Safer Australia Day 2006

 Parking restrictions and road closures 26 January 2006
                                  Access Restricted Area.                     Limit of road closure.                               N
                                                                                                                                                            Conway to spin a YARN
                                  Road closure from 8.30AM-
                                  10.30PM. No street or verge                 Limit of temporary parking restrictions
                                  parking permitted. Double                   and double penalties.
                                  parking penalties apply.
                                  Parking Restricted Area.
                                  Temporary parking restrictions.
                                  Double parking penalties apply.
                                  Normal parking restrictions
                                  and penalties apply.

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       Posts.                                                                                                                           DEBORAH CONWAY, one of Australia's premier female                 • Feast for the Senses (Windsor Park, 1 April) –
       Entry/Exit point to                                                                                                              singer/songwriters is set to launch Fiesta 2006, with a free      showcase of music, art, food and wine — giving everyone

       Access Restricted                                                                                                                opening concert on Saturday 18 March on the South Perth           the chance to immerse all of their senses with the finer
       Area.                                                                                                                            foreshore at Sir James Mitchell Park.                             things of life
                                                         SOUTH TCE
         500m                                                                                                                           With her unique blend of pop, country, rock and blues,            • Rotary Kids Karnival (Windsor Park, 2 April) –
                                                                                                                                        Conway’s performance is sure to set the scene for a               afternoon of fun and festivities for all of the family
 Your guide to a safer and                                           obtain an entry permit, and must park on private property.         memorable series of Fiesta events and activities. As a great
                                                                                                                                        musical communicator, she is also an appropriate                  • Rock 'n Skate (Southpark Skatepark/George Burnett
                                                                     In addition, Local Laws will again be enforced as part of the                                                                        Leisure Centre, 2 April) – presented by the South Perth
 enjoyable Australia Day                                             2006 Strategy, in order to successfully prevent people from
                                                                                                                                        ambassador for Fiesta 2006’s YARN theme – exemplifying
                                                                                                                                        threads that bind the community.                                  Youth Advisory Council, this event showcases youth culture
 IT IS GETTING CLOSER to that special time of year                   bringing large objects (lounges, wading pools and                                                                                    with skate demos, music and creative workshops
                                                                     beds/mattresses) to the South Perth foreshore.                     Other highlights of Fiesta 2006 include;
 again, when we all hold our breath in awe of the magical                                                                                                                                                 Continuing the YARN theme will be the Seven Sisters
 fireworks display in the City’s sky.                                 Before taking pleasure in the fireworks spectacle though,           • Unwind (Sir James Mitchell Park, 19 March) –                    textile art exhibition at the Heritage House Cultural Centre.
                                                                     head down to Sir James Mitchell Park on the Day – where            opportunity for the whole family to get active and take part
 Going to great lengths to ensure all residents derive wonderful                                                                                                                                          Also, be on the look-out for some amazing Hip Hop
                                                                     the Citizen of the Year Awards presentation and a Citizenship      in a host of exciting recreation activities, both in and out of
 enjoyment from this January’s Australia Day, the City has                                                                                                                                                performances at Fiesta events, which will be a part of A
                                                                     Ceremony will be held from 7.30am to 9.30am.                       the water
 developed a new Safer Australia Day Strategy 2006.                                                                                                                                                       Stitch in Time – a series of spoken word performances that
                                                                     Both presentations will be complemented by a range of              • Clontarf Family Concert (Clontarf Campus, 25                    reflect conversations between young people and seniors.
 One of the important measures of the Strategy is the                entertainment on the Day, which concludes with the famous          March) – set on the banks of the Canning River at the
 planned parking exclusions on roads and verges within the           Great Aussie Breakfast – provided once again by the Rotary         Clontarf Aboriginal Campus                                        The Fiesta is always a great chance for family, friends and
 City’s Access Restricted Area (please see above map).               Clubs of Mill Point, South Perth and Como.                                                                                           neighbours to connect in some of the City’s most
                                                                                                                                        • Little Kids Gig (Neil McDougal Park, 26 March) –                wonderful settings. Block out your diary and look out for
 Where residents’ vehicles cannot be parked on private               All those attending the early-bird celebrations on the Day         fun day of exploration and adventure just for the littlest        full details of the Fiesta in the
 property, parking on roads and verges will be permitted –           can park at Sir James Mitchell Park until 10.30am. Entry to        members of the community                                          Southern Gazette, on the City’s
 only where a green verge permit has been obtained. Vehicles         the Park will be allowed through the gate opposite Forrest                                                                           web site and in the Fiesta program –
 without such permits, which park on roads or verges, will be        Street in South Perth.                                             • Cygnet Concert (Cygnet Cinema, 30 March) – special              available in February 2006.
 fined and may be towed.                                                                                                                 free morning concert for the City’s seniors
                                                                     Please refer to the above map for entry points to the Access
 Visitors to the Access Restricted Area will also be required to     Restricted Area.
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                                                                    Student leads the way in                                                                                                               Firebreaks
    Collier Park Villge Hostel –                                    TravelSmart initiative                                                     City farewells an early settler                             Notice to all owners and/or occupiers of land in the
    residents on the move                                           THE TRAVELSMART to                                                         AFTER RESIDING in the City for almost 60 years,             City of South Perth – Bush Fires Act 1954
    COLLIER PARK VILLAGE HOSTEL                                     School Program in South                                                    Harold Sandon – Salter Point’s first settler – recently
                                                                    Perth recently received a                                                  passed away at 96 years of age.                             Firebreaks must be maintained throughout the fire
    RESIDENTS are ‘on the go’, after the recent                                                                                                                                                            season, from 30 November 2005 to 31 March 2006.
    donation of a speedy scooter from the Mill Point                boost from an ambitious
                                                                    Como Primary School                                                        Harold and his brother, Bob Sandon, moved to WA
    Rotary Club’s Community Services Committee.                                                                                                                                                            All owners of vacant blocks within the City must have a
                                                                    student, Josh Lintern.                                                     in 1911 and later settled in Salter Point in 1947 –
                                                                                                                                               after participating in a ballot for a lot on a newly-       firebreak clear of all flammable materials at least 3m
    Collier Park Village Hostel’s Activities Coordinator                                                                                                                                                   around all adjoining boundaries. Alternatively, owners
    Jennie Carrington said the generous contribution came           Josh single-handedly ran the                                               released plot of land.
                                                                    TravelSmart to School                                                                                                                  can slash the whole block – providing it is clear of all
    at a great time in Spring, allowing residents to get                                                                                                                                                   combustible material.
                                                                    Program in five classrooms                                                  In 1991, the City declared the now-developed reserve
    around the Hostel and enjoy the beautiful gardens.
                                                                    during Como Primary                                                        area along the foreshore, as Sandon Park – in honour
                                                                                                                                               of the two brothers who had settled the area.               Reducing a fire hazard is the responsibility of all owners
    With Summer now here, the new scooter – which                   School’s last term.                                                                                                                    and occupiers of land within the City. This means
                                                                                                     Mayor John Collins rewards Josh Lintern
    makes three for the Hostel – gives residents the                                                                                                                                                       removing dry combustible material from dwellings and
                                                                    Mayor John Collins                                                         Well-known in the
    opportunity to mobilise much farther and safer in the                                                                                                                                                  fences.
                                                                    rewarded Josh with an honorary Certificate of Appreciation                  Salter Point area,
    warmer weather.
                                                                    and a TravelSmart pack, at Como Primary School’s                           Harold was often
                                                                                                                                               seen walking                                                There are penalties for not adhering to this Act.
    Speaking of which, the Rotary Club of Mill Point will           assembly on Friday 16 September.
    be creating a lot of heat in the kitchen this festive                                                                                      around the district                                         For more information, please telephone the Community
    season – selling its annual Christmas cakes at the              “It was only ten years ago when Millennium Kids lit the                    – particularly with                                         Rangers on 9474 0777.
    Hostel.                                                         candle of initiative in our community, and now young                       a white cane in
                                                                    individuals such as Josh are really stepping up to the                     later years, after he                                       The City of South Perth hereby appoints the following
    If you would like to support the Rotary Club and                challenge – creating a marvellous outlook for the future of                lost his sight.                                             Fire Control Officers to enforce The Bush Fires Act
    Hostel’s worthy cause and purchase a cake, just pop             our City and community,” he said.                                                                                                      1954 for the 2005/2006 season – commencing 1 Oct
    down to the Hostel from Monday to Friday (between                                                                                          Harold Sandon leaves behind three nieces, seven great       2005 through to 30 Sept 2006: Lola Chapman, Louise
    9am and 5pm) in December. All proceeds from cake                Schools that are interested in implementing a TravelSmart                  nieces and nephews, and four great great nieces and         Broun, Jason Semenow, Joseph Sidoti and
    sales go to various Rotary community projects.                  to School Program can contact the City’s                                   nephews.                                                    Cameron Smith.
                                                                    TravelSmart/Roadwise Officer on 9474 0933.

     Fun day out for all – Ride for Road Safety event                                                                                          City – first Local
     IN OCTOBER, the Ride for Road Safety event
                                                                      The event could not have come at a better time, said
                                                                      Mayor John Collins, after hearing of South Perth resident
                                                                                                                                               Government to receive
     promoted bicycle safety on our roads and cycle paths,
     and offered home safety and crime prevention advice to
                                                                      Colin Bloomfield’s recent serious bicycle accident, which
                                                                      that left him with a fractured spine and ribs.
                                                                                                                                               prestigious Gold Award
     over 400 cyclists and park users.                                                                                                         RECENTLY, the City was the first Local Government
                                                                      Colin and 10 other bicycle riders were travelling                        Authority to receive the prestigious ‘Diligence in Safety
     The City, in conjunction with the Town of Victoria Park          between Canning Bridge and Mount Henry Bridge on                         Gold Award’ – for its acclaimed practice on
     and Neighbourhood Watch, held                                                      18 October when two of the front                       Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management
     the Ride for Road Safety event                                                     riders knocked wheels – causing four                   Systems.
     along Sir James Mitchell Park’s                                                    riders to fall off their bicycles.
     cycle path on Sunday 23                                                                                                                   The Award, which has been open to Local Government
     October.                                                                              South/East Metropolitan District                    Authorities since 2003, is presented to organisations
                                                                                           Community Policing reinforced the                   that display the best practice of Australian OH&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Local Government Insurance Services WA’s Acting CEO, John
     To reduce the risk of having                                                          importance of safety at the Ride for                regulations, pertaining to safe working environments.       Abercrombie, presents the Diligence in Safety Gold Award to
     bikes stolen, event go-ers were                                                       Road Safety event – issuing one
                                                                                                                                                                                                           CEO Cliff Frewing.
     offered free bike engraving from                                                      infringement and 26 cautions to                     The City’s CEO Cliff Frewing said the City was
     the Community Policing Unit on                                                        bicycle riders on the day.                          honoured to be the first to receive the prominent
                                                                                                                                                                                                           management systems, documentation, processes and
     the day, while Elite Racing Cycles                                                                                                        Award – highlighting the dedication and effort needed
                                                                                             “Helmets are fashionable items of                                                                             operations – ensuring that the highest levels of safety
     performed free bicycle                                                                                                                    to maintain a safe working environment.
                                                                                             gear for cyclists, especially among                                                                           were being practiced.
     maintenance checks.
                                                                                             the professionals, and are invaluable             “Quality safety within the workplace is one aspect that
                                                                                                                                                                                                           On this full audit, the City obtained an over-all grading
     Participants also revelled in the    Children unsuccessfully attempting to negotiate    safety measures,” said South/East                 the City prides itself on, and we are all committed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                           of 80.2 per cent. The analysis of the injury statistics
     delight of face painting,            their way through a simple obstacle course – while Metropolitan District Community                   maintaining and furthering the high-standards that
                                                                                                                                                                                                           demonstrated a reduction of 17.88 per cent in the
     competitions and giveaways, plus     wearing ‘fatal vision goggles’ that simulate what Policing’s Acting Sergeant Ken                     have been rewarded here,” he said.
                                          it is like to be under the influence of alcohol or                                                                                                                incidence rate – inferring an increase in
     the offerings of the Police and                                                         Heath.
                                          drugs.                                                                                               Lengthy audits covered all areas of the City’s OH&S         diligence and practice.
     Fire and Emergency displays.

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                                                                                                                             Festive season opening hours
                                                                                                                             As part of our commitment to improve customer service, the
      Dinosaur plant saved for                                                                                               City will be open during the festive period as follows:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Word on the street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please note that the rubbish and recycling
      Native Garden in                                                                                                       Friday 23 December 2005              8.30am – 12.00noon                             collection timetable will not be affected this year,
                                                                                                                             Monday 26 December                                Closed                            due to Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on
      Kensington                                                                                                             Tuesday 27 December                               Closed                            a weekend.
      THE CITY has begun a two-year landscape                                                                                Wednesday 28 December                   8.30am – 5.00pm
      beautification program to upgrade the Native Plant                                                                                                                                                          As such, the rubbish and recycling collection
                                                                                                                             Thursday 29 December                    8.30am – 5.00pm                             service will remain as normal.
      Garden in the Warrego Street Reserve, Kensington.                                                                      Friday 30 December                      8.30am – 3.00pm
      A large, old Zamia Palm (Macrozamia riedlei) was                                                                       Monday 2 January 2006                             Closed                            The City’s Transfer Station will be closed on
      recently rescued from road works in Manning to find                                                                                                                                                         Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
                                                                                                                             Normal hours resume on 3 January 2006.
      a new home in the Native Plant Garden. Zamia Palms
      have a similar development speed to Grass Trees
      (Xanthorrhoea preissii), growing 1m every 100 years.
                                                               A large, old Zamia Palm finds a new home in the Warrego
      The landscape program includes the implementation
      of new limestone edged paths that lead through
                                                               Street Reserve’s Native Plant Garden, Kensington.
                                                                                                                               Works in your neighbourhood this Summer
      beautiful wildflower gardens – showcasing small WA        garden with plant labels, so residents can choose their                                                                                     Parking Areas
                                                                                                                               Road Rehabilitation
      and water-wise plants.                                   favourites when deciding on new water-wise gardens.                                                                                         • Bickley Cres on-street parking
                                                                                                                               (Base stabilisation and pavement resurfacing)
      To date, paths, walls, seating, some planting and        Be on the look-out for a new Verge and Street Trees                                                                                         Streetscapes
                                                                                                                               • Morrison Rd – Saunders to Eleanor
      mulching have been finished for the Garden. The           brochure that the City will be distributing soon,                                                                                           • Roundabout lighting – to vegetation of central island
      remainder of the planting will be carried out in the     which features a list of some of the water-wise plants          • Douglas Ave – Jameson to Canning
                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Manning Road, Waterford – road reserve fencing
      Winter months of 2006, in readiness for a delightful     used.                                                           • Mill Point Rd – Coode to Douglas                                            replacement
      Spring display.
                                                               A demonstration garden is also located at the Civic             • Axford St – Eleanor to Saunders                                           • Birdwood Avenue – at Canning Highway
      The Garden will also include a demonstration verge       Centre in South Perth.                                          • High St – Elizabeth to Hensman                                            Parks and Reserves
                                                                                                                               • Thelma St – Morrison to Throssel                                          • Como Beach – landscape upgrade
 Have yourself a swimmingly good                               • Allow water to run from the hose before placing it in the     • Thelma St – Axford to Morrison                                            • George Burnett Park – completion of landscape works
                                                                 pool, to get rid of stagnant water                                                                                                        • Neil McDougall Park – reticulation upgrade stage two
 Summer                                                                                                                        • Canavan Cres – Manning to Henley
                                                               • Do not allow sick, infected people in the pool                                                                                            • Various Playgrounds – shade structures
 WE ALL ENJOY A RELAXING SWIM in the family                                                                                    Traffic Management
 pool each Summer — many of us crowding around the             • Do not place rubbish, soil or other unclean items in the                                                                                    (Bradshaw/Conochie, Kilkenny, Isabella/Craigie and
                                                                                                                               • Coode St/Preston St – roundabout
 pool area for barbecues.                                        pool                                                                                                                                        Olives Reserves)
                                                                                                                               • Welwyn Ave/Bradshaw Cres – roundabout
 It is important to be aware thoug that family members can     For further information, please contact the City’s                                                                                          • Bollard Fencing – Sandon Park, Olives Reserve and Sir
 contract water-borne diseases – including infectious micro-   Environmental Health Services on 9474 0777.                     • Welwyn Ave/Conochie Cres – roundabout                                       James Mitchell Park
 organisms such as naegleria fowleri (amoebic meningitis),                                                                     • Marsh Ave (near Henning Cres) – blister island                            • Irrigation Control System – installation of telemetry
 giardia, cryptosporidium, Hepatitis A and legionnaires
 disease – from swimming pools or spas that have not been          Long-standing Neighbourhood                                 • Challenger Ave near Henning Cres – blister island                           irrigation control system at George Burnett Park
 maintained properly.                                              Watch Managers retire                                       • Marsh Ave near Conochie Cres – blister island                             • Karawara Greenways – upgrade of irrigation system
                                                                   THE CITY has said goodbye to long-term Karawara             Drainage                                                                    • McDougall Park – stage two of irrigation upgrade
 Water-borne diseases can cause symptoms such as vomiting,
 nausea, diarrhoea and stomach cramps, as well as skin, eye        and Salter Point Neighbourhood Watch (NHW)                  • Broome St Drainage Basin – returf area of drainage                        • Challenger Reserve – drainage upgrade
 and ear infections.                                               Suburb Managers, Janine Banks and John Ismail,                basing to complete projects
                                                                   who retired from their positions after nine years of                                                                                    Building Projects
                                                                                                                               New Footpath
 To keep your pool germ-free this Summer — follow the              contributing to the safety of the local community.                                                                                      • Waterford Foreshore – public toilet development
                                                                                                                               • Leonora St – Cale St to Saunders St
 below tips:                                                                                                                                                                                               • Sir James Mitchell Park – public toilet upgrade
                                                                   Mayor John Collins said it was sad to see committed         Right-of-Ways
 • Disinfect with chlorine (1.0 ppm, pH 7.0 — 7.6, in              people such as Janine and John retire from their all-       • ROW 74 – Thelma St to Alston St, between Lockhart                         • War Memorial (Angelo / Labouchere) – refurbishment
   pools without isocyanurate)                                     important NHW Suburb Manager posts, as they had               St and Labouchere Rd                                                      • Heritage House – air conditioning upgrade
 • Ensure that your filters are working properly                    worked towards securing a safer community within            • ROW 137 – Pepler Ave to Letchworth Centre Ave                             • Narrows Abutment – installation of self cleaning
                                                                   the City.
 • Never urinate or excrete in the pool                                                                                        This list is provided to assist with advising the community of works that     automatic toilet
                                                                   “We would hope that our Connected Community                 are currently programmed for implementation. Works are subject to
 • Keep animals and dogs out of the pool                                                                                       consultation with the local community and with Main Roads WA, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           • South Perth RSL Hall – toilet upgrade
                                                                   Plan aspect would reach fruition and assist in the          may therefore alter from those listed above. You are advised to contact
 • Shower before entering the pool                                 provision of suitable replacements for Janine and           the City’s Infrastructure Services Directorate on 9474 0777 for more up-
 • Empty spa water frequently                                      John,” said Mayor Collins.                                  to-date details.

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Your Council
                      Mill Point Ward           Mayor                    Civic Ward

                       Barry Maddaford          John Collins JP          Murray McDougall     Bill Gleeson
                       Deputy Mayor             Tel (08) 9450 2413       Tel (08) 9367 9019   Tel (08) 9457 2874
                       Tel (08) 9367 2708
                                                                                              Moresby Ward

                       David Smith                                                            Sue Doherty
                       Tel (08) 9367 3800                                                     Tel (08) 9367 1024

                       Como Beach Ward

                                                                                              Kevin Trent RFD
                       Lauraine Macpherson                                                    Tel (08) 9367 7794
                       Tel (08) 9450 7615
                                                                                              McDougall Ward

Council Meetings
are held on the
fourth Tuesday of
the month at the       Brian Hearne
Civic Centre           Tel (08) 9367 4387                                                     Colin Cala
                                                                                              Tel (08) 9313 2683
Council Chambers,                                         Manning Ward
Corner Sandgate St
and South Tce,
South Perth.
Meetings start
at 7.00pm.
                                                Lindsay Jamieson      Les Ozsdolay            Roy Wells JP
                                                Mobile 0403 176 191   Tel (08) 9450 1685      Tel (08) 9450 2933

Essential Contact Details                                             Heritage House Cultural Centre               9474 1870
Civic Centre                                                          Monday - Friday                  10.00am - 4.00pm
Cnr Sandgate Street & South T    errace                               Email: heritage@southperth.wa.gov.au
SOUTH PERTH WA 6151                                                   South Perth Senior Citizens                  9367 9880
Monday - Friday         8.30am - 5.00pm                               (Meals On Wheels)
Telephone                       9474 0777                             Manning Senior Citizens                      9450 6273
Facsimile                        9474 2425
                                                                      Collier Park Golf Course                     9484 1666
After Hours/Emergencies          9474 0738
Email enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au,                                 City Communications Coordinator 9474 0716
        feedback@southperth.wa.gov.au                                 George Burnett Leisure Centre   9474 0855
www.southperth.wa.gov.au                                              Safer City Program                    9474 0833
                                                                      Email: safercity@southperth.wa.gov.au
Civic Centre Library                    9474 2222
South Terrace, South Perth                                            Dog Pound                                 9474 1106
Monday,Tuesday & Thursday         9.00am - 8.00pm                     Monday - Sunday                    11.30am - 12.30pm
Wednesday & Friday                9.00am - 6.00pm                     Lost Cats: RSPCA                             9209 9300
Saturday                       9.00am - 12.00noon                     Information Line                             9422 4571
Email: southperthlib@southperth.wa.gov.au                             Graffiti Hotline                         1800 007 774
Manning Library                     9450 4450                         For information on the George Burnett Leisure Centre, dog
Cnr Goss Avenue & Manning Road, Manning                               regisration, Safer City Program,Walter Murdoch Libraries
Monday & Wednesday               9.00am - 8.00pm                      and Heritage House Cultural Centre, telephone the
Tuesday,Thursday & Friday        9.00am - 6.00pm                      Information Line on 9422 4571.
Saturday                      9.00am - 12.00noon                                                  Newsletter printed on 50% recycled paper
Email: manninglib@southperth.wa.gov.au                                                                               and is 100% recyclable

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