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.
On May 10 City of Fremantle representatives met with MainRoads to discuss the Hilton Town Centre.
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.
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.
The construction of the pedestrian crossing of South St at Collick St has nearly been complet
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).
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).
On Monday 11 February there will be a Special Meeting of Council to consider the final adoption of the Kings Square Redevelopment Business Plan.
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.