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Australia’s Big Day of GOOD STUFF is coming to Bassendean!
Local treasure hunters will no doubt discover “Good Stuff” when Australia’s fastest-growing reuse and sustainability community event, the Garage Sale Trail, comes to the Town of Bassendean on Saturday, 22 October 2016.
Look out for Ashfield CAN’s highly successful garage sale at Gary Blanch Reserve, which will also be part of this national rummage.
Register your garage sale for FREE at www.garagesaletrail.com.au.
The first 2,500 sellers to register by 25 September in participating council areas will also receive a FREE Promo Pack in the mail.
Need more info? Check in for Facebook updates – Arts & Events Facebook Page www.facebook.com/bassendeanartsandevents or Town’s Page www.facebook.com/bassendeancouncil/ Or contact our Economic Development or Recreation & Culture Business Units on 9377 8000.
Nominations open for the Australia Day WA Citizen of the Year Award!
Know someone who should be recognised for their work in our community? It’s time to nominate for The Australia Day WA, Citizen of the Year Awards. Presented by Local Government within local communities across Western Australia on Australia Day, the Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations making a notable contribution during the current year, and/or to those who have given outstanding service over a number of years.
Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.
Nominations close on 31 October 2016, please nominate at: http://www.citizenshipawards.com.au/nominate/
Bassendean Activity Centre
TOWN CENTRE REVITALISATION GIVEN GO-AHEAD
The Town of Bassendean Council has approved a modified Town Centre redevelopment project which, in line with community concerns, no longer includes development on the BIC Reserve, but retains proposals for the Wilson Street car park site and Bassendean Oval.
At its Ordinary Meeting on 27 September 2016, the Council resolved to progress the project that it has been working on with Landcorp and the Swan Districts Football Club, but with some significant changes in recognition of community concerns about the loss of open space and the need for slower paced development of plans and designs that provide for a quality outcome for the community. The following provides an overview of the spaces that are now being worked on for development – recognising that the project will take a number of years to come to fruition.
Wilson Street Carpark
It was recognised in Council’s decision that there was broad support for the development of this site, and Council resolved the following to facilitate this part of the project:
a) Endorses that part of the Bassendean Activity Centre Preferred Concept Plan pertaining to lot 9664 (Crown Reserve 37441) Park Lane Bassendean, commonly referred to as the ‘Wilson Street’ site;
b) Initiates an amendment to LPS 10 to facilitate the redevelopment of lot 9664, subject to lodgment to Council of a preliminary local development plan and preliminary design guidelines acceptable to Council that informs the proposed amendment and prior to the amendment being initiated; and
c) Requires that the Local Development Plan has particular regard to the Town’s Local Planning Policy (LPP) 1 and other applicable local planning policies.
The Council resolved not to pursue any development on the BIC Reserve but rather to pursue the development of the Reserve which currently includes the Senior Citizens’ Centre and Council Administration Building and Community Hall. This is a class A Reserve and considerable work will need to be done to develop a concept plan and business case that will satisfy the State Government and the community to have the reservation lifted.
The Council has resolved to revisit this project and address community concerns about height, scale, bulk, massing and orientation of future buildings, especially any future site coverage for dwellings; comprehensive landscaping (inclusive of a viewing bank) of the Oval site; and adequate provision of pedestrian links/connections from surrounding streets to the Oval acknowledging that these and any other revisions will be reflected in a preliminary local structure plan (LSP) and preliminary design guidelines for the Oval site acceptable to Council and allow for the initiation of an amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) and LPS 10.
Council has also resolved to appoint a community reference group to to provide input and feedback to Council into the preliminary LSP and preliminary design guidelines.
The project will require not only amendments to the Town’s Local Planning Scheme, but with the inclusion of Bassendean Oval, an amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme is also required.
Graffiti in your Town
The Town has a graffiti contractor called Graffiti Force.
If you notice any graffiti contact Graffiti Force on 1300 308 551 to have it removed.
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