Current Issues

Who is a great volunteer in our community?

Town Community Awards Nominations are now open so if you know some outstanding volunteers please nominate them directly or let us know and we can nominate them for our community.

Community Award Nominations

Go direct to the ToC page for the form here.

Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to town

The Town has been chosen to be a host community for the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay, with the Baton making its way to City Beach and Floreat Beach on Sunday, 25 February 2018.

The Baton will run along Challenger Parade heading towards City Beach and we encourage you to come out to cheer for our local Baton bearers or come down to the Celebration that will be held at City Beach Amphitheatre.

Date:                           Sunday, 25 February 2018

Baton Route:             Along Challenger Parade heading north at 1.00pm arriving City Beach Amphitheatre at 1.30pm. Continues to Floreat Beach along Challenger, and then leaves via West Coast Highway heading north at 2pm.

Celebration:               City Beach Amphitheatre 12 noon till 2pm.

Your thoughts on traffic on Cambridge Street, WL

Cr Jo McAllister is interested in what you think.  See her message here:

“I would very much appreciate hearing the views of the WLRA on the issues raised by the Mayor with respect to traffic on Cambridge Street in West Leederville prior to the next Council meeting, as well as any other issues you feel are of concern or interest.  I also note that there is currently a review of the parking in West Leederville and Wembley, which may also make it to the agenda for the February Council meeting.  If you or the WLRA has any comments in that regard I would very much like to hear them.  All the Wembley Ward Councillors sat down with the Director of Infrastructure on Monday to hear what the Administration is looking at in terms of the review of parking (amongst other things), but it is the needs of the residents and ratepayers which should direct Council in that regard.”

Have your say by either contacting us on the “Contact Us” page, email us at information.wlra@gmail.com or email Jo directly with your thoughts at cr.mcallister@cambridge.wa.gov.au

New post on Keri Shannon – Mayor Town of Cambridge

St John of God Hospital carpark expansion – Sustainable corporate behaviour ?

Lake Monger – safe road crossing from WL

Please have a look at Mayor Keri Shannon’s Facebook post below and have your say about safe pedestrian crossing of Lake Monger Drive. You may want to send an email with your ideas to mayor.shannon@cambridge.wa.gov.au or comment directly on our mayor’s FB page www.facebook.com/keri.shannon.98

Safe crossing Lake Monger Drive

Local Planning Strategy (LPS)

Survey – What is important to me in the planning for our suburb?

Go to survey, click here →  Survey – LPS

Please email your survey to information.wlra@gmail.com by 31 January 2018.

 

Lake Monger – safe road crossing from WL

At the council meeting of 19th November, Cr Powell put forward a motion based on the article by Sean L’Estrange.  As this has been an important item for many years for West Leederville residents it was pleasing to see this raised and supported by the council passing the motion unanimously.

We expect it to take some time to properly plan, fund and construct so it will still be a while before a solution is available for use.  That said this key issue is making progress now with the support of two levels of government.

Local Government Act Review

This review is important since it will frame how our Town and Council can deliver value for us all. The final date for feedback for phase 1 has now been changed to 9th March 2018.  For more information go directly to the Department site at www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/LegislationCompliance/Pages/LGAReview.aspx

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LGA Review new date

 

Newsletter

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Subiaco East Redevelopment Project

With:

  • AFL football departing Subiaco Oval for the new “Optus” stadium at Burswood in 2018,
  • A new high school announced by the government on the land adjoin Subiaco Oval,
  • The move of the children’s hospital from Princess Margaret to the new building at QE2,
  • Other developments at Perth Modern School,

we are in for quite a bit of change and construction over the next few years in the Subiaco East area, south of the rail line, opposite West Leederville.

Subi Oval plan

West Leederville residents will no doubt feel some of the impact of this large scale redevelopment work, construction of which will commence in 2018 and be ongoing for some years.

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is responsible for this project and the Draft Subiaco Redevelopment Scheme 2 is currently available for public review, closing on 08 January, 2018.

Draft Development Policies and area maps are available for viewing at mra.wa.gov.au and for written comments/submissions to planning@mra.wa.gov.au

West Leederville HUB – Planning Consultancy

A proposal to progress the master planning of the West Leederville Hub – the land facing Cambridge Street between Holyrood and Southport Streets consistent with the provisions of the West Leederville Activity Centre Plan (Amendment 27) was considered by the Council in November.  The plan would see the area incorporating community facilities and other town owned land (shown in pink below) planned and developed over future years.

West Leederville HUB

Consideration of the plan was not supported at this time by councillors on the basis that it was considered premature in context with the development of the LPS which will be progressed in 2018.  Hopefully more information in the next quarter.

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