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Stand for Office in Council Elections

Residents and property owners in Mosman Park are advised that Council elections will be held on 21 October 2017.

Have you ever considered standing for office in our Town?

Do you have things you would like to achieve for your neighbourhood?

If you would like to stand for office, nominations open on 7 September and close on 14 September 2017.

For details about the WA Local Government election process, visit elections.wa.gov.au or call the Election Line on 13 63 06.

Local Planning Scheme #3

We are pleased to advise that the Department of Planning has requested the Town of Mosman Park to provide a copy of the Town’s draft Local Planning Scheme #3 that includes all the changes to the document required by the WAPC to enable ministerial approval of the document and gazettal.

The revised Scheme, once finalised, will replace the current Town Planning Scheme No 2.

Plan Charts Future of Sports and Recreation in Mosman Park

Recently the Town of Mosman Park conducted an important process that resulted in the development of a Sports and Recreation Plan that is now in draft stage, and the Town is seeking feedback from the community prior to finalisation.  

The draft was created following an extensive process of community consultation, facilitated by Jill Powell and Associates who held individual meetings with the Town’s broad range of sporting and recreation clubs, ensuring that local voices were heard and priorities captured.

Mayor of the Town of Mosman Park, Ron Norris extended his sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the development phase of this document, which is now available for public comment.

“This draft Plan,” Mayor Norris said: “enables us to understand all of the sporting and recreational opportunities available in the Town, the participation rates, key trends in terms of the use of our ocean and river as well as our parks and reserves, so that we can make best use of Town resources to meet those needs, both now and into the future.”

He has invited everyone with an interest in sport and recreation in the Town, either as a resident, local business, club member, or frequent visitor to view the draft plan and provide feedback.

To view the draft plan, click here or call 9384 1633 for more information.

Feedback about the plan must be made in writing, either by email to community@mosmanpark.wa.gov.au or in writing, to PO Box 3, Mosman Park WA 6912 and must be received by COB Friday 4 August 2017.

Mosman Park Comes Together to Plant Seeds and Ideas

The very best of Mosman Park’s civic spirit was on display over the weekend, as community members gathered to attend a Community Planting Day, and to begin new community projects with support from the Town.

In the morning, a green army gathered at gorgeous Garungup Park along the Swan River for a morning of planting, with the assistance of the Friends of Mosman Park Bushland, and volunteers from throughout Mosman Park.

Attendees on the crisp winter morning included representatives from the Cottesloe Sea Scouts, local schools Iona and Saint Hilda’s as well as Town staff and Councillors Jenna Ledgerwood and Brett Pollock.  In all 45 volunteers were there on the day.

Mayor of the Town of Mosman Park, Ron Norris, was delighted with the turnout and thanked all of the volunteers for their hard work, advising that all 650 seedlings that were identified for planting were now planted in the ground and would be added to the Town’s regular bush care management roster.

Following the planting, volunteers stayed to enjoy refreshments provided by the Town, admired their handiwork and made new friends whilst enjoying the stunning river views on a picture perfect day that was captured with beautiful aerial photographs taken by Liz Conlan.

Later in the afternoon, another group of residents gathered at the Town’s Administration Centre for a kick-off workshop for the Town’s new microgrants program, Mossie Bites.

Residents of all ages came together to hear a presentation by Maria d’Souza of the Bank of I.D.E.A.S. to understand this new approach which sees local governments stepping back and enabling community leaders to step forward and devise local projects that the Town can support both in kind and through financial assistance.

Cr Brett Pollock was back in attendance, and led a lively discussion in which community members, most of whom had never met before, shared their ideas about what they would like to see come to life in the Town. 

Amongst the participants were residents of Doyle Street, who are already leading a quiet community revolution in their street, having hosted street lunches, and community get-togethers, sharing fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in their gardens and checking in on neighbours that are older and needing support.

Participants were surprised at the breadth and diversity of skills and experience on offer at the workshop from amongst the participants and were seen exchanging contact details and ideas as they left the workshop, energised about bringing their ideas to life.

By way of follow-up, another workshop will be held where participants will get down to the finer details of project planning, task allocation and costing out their projects as well as seeking advice from Town staff about the appropriate regulations, laws and policies that affect their projects, and discovering what support is available to them.

It’s not too late to join in this process – to find out more about Mossie Bites, click here or call 9384 1633 to find out more about this initiative, and to find out more about how you can volunteer with the Friends of Mosman Park Bushland, contact Coordinator Sue Conlan on 0419 942 483 or by email to mail@mosmanparkbushland.org 


 

Community Planting Day

The Town of Mosman Park, in partnership with community volunteers including local Scouts, schools and the Friends of Mosman Park Bushland would like to invite you to our annual community planting day.

Date: Sunday 25 June

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am

Meet at: Garangup Park, Mosman Park
(between Hutchinson Avenue and the Swan River)

Wear: Gardening clothes, hat, enclosed shoes and gardening gloves

Bring: Water bottle, sunscreen

A FREE LUNCH will be provided for all volunteers who assist with the planting.

For more information, call 9384 1633. 

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