council news

Local government amalgamations

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

The new Minister for Local Government has confirmed that the October 2013 council elections will go ahead. However he indicated that the mayors and councillors would be sacked eighteen months into their terms with administrators appointed to facilitate amalgamations.

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.

Hilton town centre project inches forward

Submitted by sam on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:00

On May 10 councillors and city engineers will be meeting with Main Roads to discuss plans for serious street-scaping in and around the Hilton shops on South St. This is a long overdue opportunity to make this area a proper town centre to the benefit of residents and local businesses.

Local government reform survey

Submitted by sam on Thu, 11/04/2013 - 12:00

The recent survey of views on local government reform produced some mixed results. Respondents from Hilton were strongly opposed to a merger with Melville (69% against).

Inner Freo's shrinking pool of low-cost housing

Submitted by sam on Fri, 15/03/2013 - 12:00

A February 11 Special Council Meeting adopted a business plan to proceed with the Kings Square redevelopment. The project will be funded in large part through the sale of council owned sites, including the Spicer site (currently the Pine Warehouse and adjacent car park).

Burt St to create diverse housing

Submitted by sam on Tue, 29/01/2013 - 13:00

The January Council meeting approved a scheme amendment and associated Deed between the City and the Department of Housing to allow for a residential development on Burt St (opposite John Curtin High School). The Department owns the land and wished to build a mix of public and private housing.