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Bring on Summer down by the Riverside!
Good friends, great entertainment, a relaxed vibe, & tasty eats down by the riverside – love where you live!
Who wants to while away an afternoon down by the riverside?
With summer just around the corner the Town of Bassendean is set to welcome long hot days with a community event at Sandy Beach Reserve on Sunday 23rd November from 3pm.
The event kicks off from 3pm and continues through till 7pm, there is designated parking, though residents who live close to the reserve are encouraged to walk or cycle.
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For more information phone 9377 8000.
Australia Day Fireworks Naming Rights Opportunity
Who doesn’t love a good fireworks show?
The Town of Bassendean has been putting on a spectacular fireworks show each Australia Day for the past 10 years and 2015 will be no different except that one lucky local business, large or small, will get to set the sky on fire over Ashfield and to call them their own.
That’s right, businesses who take up the option to register in this promotion have an equal chance of being awarded the ‘naming rights’ to the 20 minutes skyshow over Ashfield Reserve. An opportunity so exciting and rewarding, perhaps beyond your businesses marketing budget dreams – on a night that is celebrated by Australian’s the world over.
Just imagine seeing (& hearing) the Town of Bassendean presents the annual Australia Day Celebrations featuring ‘insert your business name here’ Fireworks seen on posters, flyers, newspaper advertisements, street signage, online listings, and radio promotions.
Registrations close 5pm, Friday 28 November 2014.
Twilight Markets - Saturday 29 November, 5.30pm-9.30pm
Produce & crafts of the local region.
Click here for more information.
Do What You Love - A self marketing workshop for Visual Artists
Friday 28 & Saturday 29 November 2014
Surviving the arts & media with practical steps, tough love and good old common sense
Learn essential professional development skills for emerging, mid-career and established visual artists. Two proactive days of solutions and strategies for painters, makers, public artists, ephemeral artists, mural artists, sculptors, graphic artists, designers, photographers, textile artists, jewellers, ceramicists and more.
Marketing and media experience is not expected, necessary or required.
Please note this is not a social media course.
Report on Local Government Reform Released
The State Government released its long-awaited response to the Local Government Advisory Board's report on Metropolitan Local Government Reform today, Wednesday 22 October. All of the information released by the Minister for Local Government can be found at Department of Local Government and Communities web site. Click here
The Town will provide additional information as it becomes available.
Mosquito Management in Perth’s Swan and Canning River wetlands – Community information session
The Towns of Bassendean and Victoria Park and the Cities of Bayswater, Belmont and Swan work in partnership with the WA Department of Health (DOH) to manage mosquitoes breeding in wetlands along Perth’s upper Swan River. Collectively these members are known as the East Swan River Contiguous Local Authorities Group (ESR CLAG)
Current Mosquito Management Program
The ESR CLAG, as a group, has been managing mosquitoes in their region for more than 20 years. The central aim of their program is to minimise mosquito numbers in an effort to reduce the risk of their residents and visitors being exposed to nuisance and disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Currently the ESR CLAG’s mosquito management program includes monitoring adult and larval mosquitoes, public education, physical control works to remove breeding sites where possible (e.g. clearing drains and filling wheel ruts) and the chemical control of larval mosquitoes in wetlands along the river and other mosquito breeding sites (e.g. water sumps). These chemicals are very target specific and environmentally sound to use when applied as per the label. They are applied using ground (hand and/or vehicle) based application methods.
Helicopter control of mosquitoes (Aerial Larviciding)
A helicopter could be used as an alternative (or in addition to) current control methods used in the region, which includes applying chemicals via ground based methods.
A helicopter has been used to control mosquitoes in the southwest of WA (Peel, Leschenault and Geographe Regions) for many years. It can offer benefits such as better control of mosquito breeding sites that are very difficult / dangerous to access on foot. However, there are also other aspects that need to be considered such as the impacts of a helicopter flying low to the ground over mosquito breeding wetlands and in some cases the helicopter may need to fly close to houses if they are adjacent to these wetlands.
The WA DOH is currently investigating the potential for a helicopter control program (similar to the southwest) in mosquito breeding wetlands along Perth’s Swan and Canning Rivers.
Community Information Session
If you would like to find out more about a helicopter program and general mosquito management in this region, you are invited to attend our information session. The session will cover current mosquito management practices; mosquito-borne disease risks in the area; helicopter control programs; and will offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments.
Along with DOH representatives, officers managing mosquitoes from the Towns of Bassendean and Victoria Park and the Cities of Bayswater, Belmont, Swan and Vincent will also be present.
Date: Monday 8 December 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Bayswater Civic Centre (Embleton Room), 61 Broun Avenue, Morley WA
RSVP: Tuesday 2 December 2014 – email@example.com or ph: (08) 9388 4999
(As DOH will be holding several of these sessions, if emailing please use “RSVP Bayswater” as the subject heading. Light refreshments will also be provided.)
Those unable to attend this event will still have the opportunity to provide comments via an online survey that will be available on the DOH website following the community information session.
For further information, please contact the Environmental Health Directorate on email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 9388 4999.
Premiers Australia Day Award Nominations Now Open
The Australia Day Council of WA are calling for nominations for an inspiring community member or group from the Town of Bassendean The three award categories are:
- outstanding community contribution by a local citizen
- outstanding community contribution by a local citizen under 25 yrs
- outstanding community contribution by a local group or community event
Nomination Forms can be downloaded from the link below. Submit your nomination to us by Friday 28th November.
For more information contact the Town's Acting Community Development Manager, Mr Tim Clark, on 9377 8061 or by email email@example.com.
Principal Shared Path Construction - update
Click here for the 09 June 2014 update from Main Roads WA.
The Story of a Town with strong Foundations for the future
To view a presentation of different aspects of Bassendean’s past history, but more importantly, where the Town is heading into the future click the link below. The presentation showcases some of Council’s programs, local community and service groups, and some of the world-class businesses in the Bassendean industrial area.
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