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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.
Other important Event information click here, and then click on article to enlarge.
For more information phone 9377 8000.
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.
Remembrance Day Service
The Eastern Regional RSL Sub-Branch has advised that it will not be holding a Remembrance Day Service in Bassendean this year. Other services within the eastern region are held at:
the Shire of Kalamunda Agricultural Hall, Canning Road, Kalamunda at 11am; and at the
City of Belmont War Memorial in Faulkner Park (behind the Council Offices) at 11am.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or phone (08) 9388 4999.
Bassendean Visual Art Awards 2014 - People's Choice
Floreat based artist, Jenny Davies, won the People's Choice Award with her whimsical work titled 'Goatee'
Great Southern Artist wins with 'Carbarup Road'
The Bassendean Visual Art Award 2014 officially opened to an eager crowd of 250 artists, guests, councillors, Town staff, sponsors representatives, and other VIP’s.
The guests were treated to a pop up street kitchen organised by the hospitality students at Cyril Jacksons Senior Campus and enjoyed tasty treats from around the world accompanied by live performances by music students throughout the night.
Thanks must go to our esteemed judges Belinda Cobby, Independent Curator, Ben Waters, Artist & ECU Lecturer, and Kate O’Hara, Directors, Hawaiian who had the most difficult task of judging the entrants, and also to the Exhibition Curator, Kristy Gough for curating the exhibition.
The Town of Bassendean Open Award (Acquisitive) of $5000 went to Christine Baker from Mt Barker. Christine has entered our award in previous years and was also a category winner in 2013. This year is the first time she made arrangements to attend our Opening Night after having a Dianella based friend deliver her artwork on her behalf on Monday. She was overcome with emotion on hearing her name read out as the overall winner but it made the long drive well worth it. Her work Carbarup Rd will join the Town’s Art Collection.
The Judges Comments: A beautifully composed, finely detailed painting that has an overall appeal with its earthy colour palette that has blended the natural environment with a whimsical merging of the urban elements
The winner of the Hawaiian Bassendean Open Award (Acquisitive) of $3000 went to Alyce Goddard was not in attendance due to work commitments. Her work Space to Think will join the extensive Hawaiian Art Collection.
The Judges Comments: A highly competent pencil rendered and mixed media portrait of a young woman bursting with energy and optimism. Clever tonal overlay of the mixed media collage.
The winner of the Best Town of Bassendean Resident Award of $1000 Gill Cordiner entered the award for the first time with a stunning silver plique a jour enamel neck piece titled Mermaids Kiss.
The Judges Comments: Beautifully crafted silver and enamel jewellery that depicts finely detailed elements of the organic and fluid jelly fish.
The winner of the Young Persons Award Tayla Beynon of $500 – took out the prize for her fun piece titled The Real Heroes.
The Judges Comments: A clever composition that embraces and entwines the superhero graphics with the realist faces of todays youth.
The winners of the Primary School Awards were:
- Anzac Tce Primary School – Izaac Birjandi
- Ashfield Primary School – Wendy Lim
- Bassendean Primary School - Hana Sakane-McCeland
- Casa Mia Montessori School – Flynn Bunter
- St Michaels Catholic Primary School – Michael Dwyer
- Eden Hill – Darcey
The People’s Choice Award will be awarded at the end of the exhibition, when all votes have been tallied.
Thanks to our many sponsors:
Cyril Jackson Senior Campus
Mr David Kelly MLA, Member for Bassendean
The Hon Alannah MacTiernan MP
The Hon Donna Faragher MLC
The Hon Helen Morton MLC
For enquiries, please contact the Town on 9377 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Error in Waste & Recycling Guide 2014/2015
An error has been identified in the Town’s Waste and Recycling Guide for 2014-2015. The weekend set-out dates for Bulk Rubbish collections dates for areas 3 and 4 are incorrect.
The Waste & Recycling Guide, under the Verge & Fridge Collections heading, indicates incorrect dates for the ‘Bulk Rubbish’ weekend set-out dates for areas 3 and 4. The guide should read 08-09/11/2014. All other dates shown in this guideline are correct.
The Town apologises for any inconvenience.
Should you have any further questions in relation to this matter please do not hesitate to contact the Town on 9377 8000 during office hours.
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 Towns Community Development Manager, Mr Ross Rayson on 9377 8060 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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