Mosman Park Maps Out Bright New Future For Historic Monument Hill
The ‘Monnie’ is an icon of Mosman Park for many reasons, and for the first time in the Town’s history will be appreciated as the jewel in the crown, according to the concept project unveiled at Council on Tuesday 23 August.
The Monument Hill Revitalisation Project aims to restore and enhance the natural and built landscape of the highest part of Buckland Hill known as Monument Hill (lovingly nicknamed by locals as the ‘Monnie’). The project has been developed with community safety in mind to ensure positive social outcomes. The site has mostly been untouched in recent years, and accommodates a large water reservoir and the limestone obelisk which gives the hill its name, and is a central feature of the Town crest, with the majority of this important infrastructure belonging to the Water Corporation.
“We always needed to do more with this stunning local landmark,” Mayor Ron Norris said, “but given the complexities of the land ownership and management arrangements, shaping a broader and more inclusive vision for the Monnie just didn’t seem achievable, until now.”
The Monument Hill Revitalisation Project grew legs after Town staff collaborated with students from UWA who were researching the history of Buckland Hill and collecting landscape data for a studio project set by their lecturer, none other than local Landscape Architect, Tony Blackwell from Blackwell & Associates. “The reason I felt so strongly about the site is because of the dramatic views and its recreational potential,” said Blackwell, “and together with the depth of history that the UWA study captured, it is unparalleled to anywhere in the Perth Metropolitan area”.
The Town partnered with Blackwell and Reuben Spurge, a landscape architecture student from UWA, tapping into their comprehensive understanding of the site; resulting in a vision which was soon shared by the vested managers of the land. Mr Blackwell said: “From the beginning it was evident that our views, aspirations and appreciation of the site were aligned.”
Within the concept are visionary sketches for accessible boardwalks, pathways and viewing platforms throughout the site (that take full advantage of the stunning views offered by its vantage point); vegetation regeneration and parklands; lighting, historical/interpretive signage and artworks; and, provisions for a possible café. “These improvements will enhance this already stunning landmark, making access easier for people of all ages and abilities, so that it can be enjoyed safely and respectfully, noting its historical significance and importance to our Town,” Mayor Norris said.
Following Council adoption, the concept will be subject to a community and stakeholder consultation process before being finalised. This is the first step of a long-term project which will be developed in stages over upcoming years. To read more, the original report and concept development documents can be found here
Residents are advised that the Town of Mosman Park will conduct a small and controlled burn of 43 Grass Trees in Genders Park, Mosman Park.
These measures are being undertaken in order to preserve the health of the grass trees, and in order to secure their health into the future, the Town has commissioned Grasstree’s Australia and DFES (Department of Fire and Emergency Services) to conduct a controlled burn on the above mentioned trees.
On Tuesday 6 September at 7am, contractors will begin the burning of these grasstrees, with work expected to be completed by Thursday 8 September 2016. Works will occur between 8:30am and 3pm during this period.
During this period Genders Park may be closed to the public as a large volume of smoke will be generated from this activity. All roads will remain open for vehicle traffic.
We advise residents who live in properties adjoining Genders Park to close all windows, switch off air-conditioning, cover pools and remove items from clothes lines for the duration of the burnoff period (6-8 September 2016).
The Town would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding during this process and apologises for any inconvenience that may be caused.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 9384 1633.
The Mayor and Councillors of the Town of Mosman Park note with sadness the passing of Les Tinson.
Les and his wife Sue have worked tirelessly over many years for the benefit of the community of Mosman Park.
We take this opportunity to record our thanks and appreciation for Les’ efforts. Deepest sympathy to Sue and the family on this sad occasion from the Town and the community of Mosman Park.
Note: this picture of Les and Sue Tinson was taken on the happy occasion when Sue was awarded the Town of Mosman Park's Volunteer of the Year in 2013.
The Town of Mosman Park invites you to nominate an outstanding individual or group for one of this year’s Mosman Park Australia Day Awards. The awards foster, recognise and celebrate significant contributions to community life and active citizenship and are presented on Australia Day, 26 January as part of the Australia Day Celebrations for the residents of Mosman Park, Cottesloe and Peppermint Grove.
If you know an individual or group who has demonstrated leadership on a community issue, initiated positive change and added value to community life, or has inspiring qualities as a role model for the local community, nominate them for one of the following awards:
This year the nomination process has changed – Nomination forms and guidelines are available through the Australia Day WA website at: www.citizenshipawards.com.au and nominations need to be submitted online. If you require a form in hard copy, please contact Danelle Fauntleroy, Senior Community Development Officer on 9384 1633. Nominations close on Friday 21 October 2016.
In choosing the recipients of the Australia Day WA Citizen of the Year Awards, regard is given to the nominee’s achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the community. A nominee need only be nominated once to be considered. The number of nominations received per nominee bears no weight in their selection.
Recipients will have been judged to have shown:
Australia Day WA encourages all nominators to recognise and acknowledge those in their community displaying ideals of social justice, cultural diversity and social inclusion. We also want to highlight the importance that the reconciliation process plays in enabling people to feel valued and contribute more positively towards society.
Residents and interested members of the general public are hereby advised that the Town of Mosman Park Administration Centre will be hosting a Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) meeting on Monday 29 August 2016, at 3.00pm at the Town of Mosman Park Administration Centre, Bay View Terrace, Mosman Park.
**The future of a proposed mixed-use development plan for 38 Glyde Street, Mosman Park consisting of 33 apartments and 1 office will be determined by the JDAP at this meeting.
If you would like to make a presentation at the meeting to the JDAP Committee, you must submit a completed ‘Presentation Request Form’, and send it to email@example.com no later than COB 26 August 2016. For those who have difficulty accessing online forms, copies of the form can be collected from the Town’s Administration Centre but must be completed and returned to the DAP prior to 26 August 2016 to be considered.
Please note that an application for the City of Vincent will also be determined at the same meeting - details of the City of Vincent’s JDAP application are available from their website here
If you have any questions about the meeting or the proposed development, please contact the Town of Mosman Park by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 9384 1633 during office hours, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Copies of the plans for the proposed development are available for viewing at the Town of Mosman Park’s Administration Centre on the corner of Memorial Drive and Bay View Terrace, and at the Town’s website here
People who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can call the Town of Mosman Park through the National Relay Service.
The Town of Mosman Park has installed solar panels (photo voltaic cells) on the roof of the Administration building. We’re producing power and reducing carbon emissions.