Access ramps for our swimming pools

Submitted by sam on Mon, 19/08/2013 - 11:00

If you use the Leisure Centre you'll know that it's closed for six months for a major $3.3 million upgrade including re-tiling and a geothermal heating system. Also both the 25 and 50 metre pools are going to have full access ramps installed.

Refugee bashing takes an ugly turn for the worse

Submitted by sam on Mon, 19/08/2013 - 10:58

The bi-partisan contest in refugee bashing has hit new lows. This is a real kick in the guts coming so soon after the great Refugee Welcome Walk & Fiesta in Fremantle.

See here my speech at the July 22 refugee rights rally in Perth:

Parks & Play Spaces

Submitted by sam on Mon, 19/08/2013 - 10:53

The July council meeting adopted the 2013-16 Play Spaces Plan which seeks to prioritise equipment and upgrades for our various parks, categorising them as either "major" or "local" play spaces.

Council Budget 2013-14

Submitted by sam on Wed, 31/07/2013 - 08:00

Below is a summary of some of the capital works projects proposed for the Hilton, Samson and O'Connor areas.


Bannister St, a low-income housing opportunity

Submitted by sam on Sun, 30/06/2013 - 12:00

The Bannister St site carpark site is being prepared for sale by the City. The City can attach sale conditions to the tender and the June council meeting accepted my ammendment to include a 15% social housing component.

PTA slashes NightRider service

Submitted by sam on Thu, 20/06/2013 - 12:00

June 15 saw the last NightRider bus service from Fremantle. In their advice to the City the PTA said that, "...the already low patronage has continued to decline to an average of less than ten passengers.

Looking for Samson volunteers

Submitted by sam on Fri, 31/05/2013 - 12:00

After a number of years of great work by Erica Lewin, we're looking for someone new to take on the role of Samson precinct Convenor. Without a functioning precinct group Samson issues will tend to go to the backburner, so we need your energy and ideas.

PCYC to manage Hilton Community Centre

Submitted by sam on Fri, 31/05/2013 - 12:00

The May council meeting agreed to a twelve month trial lease in which the PCYC will be responsible for managing all the spaces at the Hilton Community Centre.