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Mosman Park and Cottesloe Working Together to Find Efficiencies and Savings Through New Shared Depot

The Town of Mosman Park and the Town of Cottesloe are expanding what is an already close working relationship by agreeing to look into a shared use model for the Mosman Park Depot – a concept that both Towns are aiming to generate financial benefits to both parties.

The idea for developing a shared use arrangement for the Depot in Fairbairn Street was conceived by Technical staff from both Councils who saw an opportunity for expansion and enhanced capacity at the sizeable Depot site; while at the same time recognising the need for more space and capacity closer to home in neighbouring Councils, including at the Town of Cottesloe following the sale of their own depot site.

The shared use arrangement for the Town of Mosman Park’s Depot located in Fairbairn Street is a win-win for both Towns – for Mosman Park it will provide the opportunity to lease space and staff time and resources, thereby generating revenue; while for Cottesloe, they will have access to enhanced storage, disposal areas and facilities for less cost, closer to Cottesloe.

Mayor of Mosman Park, Brett Pollock, said he was delighted with this new initiative, which is a practical expression of Council’s firm and ongoing commitment to working smart, finding savings, offsetting costs and making optimal use of our land, equipment and human resources.

“We are always looking at how to make the best use of our resources, and with our large Depot site, it makes sense for us to maximise that asset, expand our capacity and also generate some income by sharing this asset with our friends at the Town of Cottesloe.  This is only the beginning as we need to consult with the Mosman Park community about this idea to see if they are supportive or if there are any concerns that need to be dealt with” Mayor Pollock said.

Mayor Phil Angers of Cottesloe was also excited about the new proposal, which he said showed local government leadership in action. 

"Our Towns already work very harmoniously together across a range of important areas, and this opportunity will assist our Depot crew being much closer to Cottesloe with potential savings for the ratepayers of Cottesloe,” Mayor Angers said.

“Often when you bring teams of people together in this way, who have compatible skills and experience, it leads to sharing of ideas that inspire best practice in ways that are unforeseen.  I am keen to learn how this expanded cooperation between our Towns will enhance our scope and efficiency, but also foster new ideas for closer collaboration into the future.”

It is expected that the new arrangement will be a catalyst for an even closer relationship between the two Towns, who already collaborate on shared services in such areas as youth services and aged care, library services, coast care, as well as waste and recycling, and shared events on important occasions such as Australia Day.

Please see the below attachments for further informaiton on the proposed design and FAQ sheet;

FAQ Sheet
Proposed Depot Design

Comments from the public will be open for a period of four weeks, closing 11 May 2018 at 5:00pm. These can be made online by emailing tservices@mosmanpark.wa.gov.au or in writing to PO BOX 3 Mosman Park WA 6912. 

 

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