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FREE SPIRIT OF ANZAC EXHIBITION
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre 29 November to 11 December 2016
This once-in-a-lifetime, FREE experience is the flagship community event within the Commonwealth Government’s National Programme commemorating the Anzac Centenary. It is presented by the Australian Government, the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Defence Force and proudly supported by the Commonwealth Bank and Telstra. Highly experiential, with interactive technology employed throughout, the Exhibition features artefacts from the Australian War Memorial that tell the story of Australia’s involvement in the First World War, and all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations to the present day. You can watch a preview of the exhibition here.
It's a FREE exhibition but you will need to register for tickets on the official website http://www.spiritofanzac.gov.au or by calling: 1300 462 313.
Collier Road closed at Tonkin Hwy 16 -19 December 2016
As part of the Tonkin Highway upgrade from Guildford Road to Reid Highway, a new interchange will be built at Collier Road.
Collier Road will be realigned and Tonkin Highway lowered to go under Collier Road, with on and off ramps connecting the two roads. To build the new interchange, we will divert traffic onto a temporary road alignment and intersection to the west of the existing location. Tonkin Highway will remain open. To prepare for the temporary road alignment, traffic conditions will change as follows:
8pm Friday 16 December to 5am Monday 19 December
- Collier Road closed between Grey/Jackson Street and Spencer Street (access to local businesses only).
- Tonkin Highway will remain open. However, there will be no access to Collier Road.
- Bus services on Collier Road between Grey/Jackson Street and Beechboro Road South will be impacted. For more information visit the Transperth website or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13.
- There will be NO ACCESS FOR RESTRICTED ACCESS VEHICLES to the surrounding business/industrial area via Collier Road. For more information, visit
- www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/UsingRoads/HeavyVehicles .
- Road users are asked to use alternative routes to access Collier Road this weekend.
Please plan ahead and allow extra travel time as delays are expected. Signed detours will be in place, and speed limits are reduced within the construction zone.
For alternative routes and road impacts see www.northlinkwa.com.au or call 1800 748 642
Bassendean Activity Centre
TOWN CENTRE REVITALISATION GIVEN GO-AHEAD
The Town of Bassendean Council has approved a modified Town Centre redevelopment project which, in line with community concerns, no longer includes development on the BIC Reserve, but retains proposals for the Wilson Street car park site and Bassendean Oval.
At its Ordinary Meeting on 27 September 2016, the Council resolved to progress the project that it has been working on with Landcorp and the Swan Districts Football Club, but with some significant changes in recognition of community concerns about the loss of open space and the need for slower paced development of plans and designs that provide for a quality outcome for the community. The following provides an overview of the spaces that are now being worked on for development – recognising that the project will take a number of years to come to fruition.
Wilson Street Carpark
It was recognised in Council’s decision that there was broad support for the development of this site, and Council resolved the following to facilitate this part of the project:
a) Endorses that part of the Bassendean Activity Centre Preferred Concept Plan pertaining to lot 9664 (Crown Reserve 37441) Park Lane Bassendean, commonly referred to as the ‘Wilson Street’ site;
b) Initiates an amendment to LPS 10 to facilitate the redevelopment of lot 9664, subject to lodgment to Council of a preliminary local development plan and preliminary design guidelines acceptable to Council that informs the proposed amendment and prior to the amendment being initiated; and
c) Requires that the Local Development Plan has particular regard to the Town’s Local Planning Policy (LPP) 1 and other applicable local planning policies.
The Council resolved not to pursue any development on the BIC Reserve but rather to pursue the development of the Reserve which currently includes the Senior Citizens’ Centre and Council Administration Building and Community Hall. This is a class A Reserve and considerable work will need to be done to develop a concept plan and business case that will satisfy the State Government and the community to have the reservation lifted.
The Council has resolved to revisit this project and address community concerns about height, scale, bulk, massing and orientation of future buildings, especially any future site coverage for dwellings; comprehensive landscaping (inclusive of a viewing bank) of the Oval site; and adequate provision of pedestrian links/connections from surrounding streets to the Oval acknowledging that these and any other revisions will be reflected in a preliminary local structure plan (LSP) and preliminary design guidelines for the Oval site acceptable to Council and allow for the initiation of an amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) and LPS 10.
Council has also resolved to appoint a community reference group to to provide input and feedback to Council into the preliminary LSP and preliminary design guidelines.
The project will require not only amendments to the Town’s Local Planning Scheme, but with the inclusion of Bassendean Oval, an amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme is also required.
Graffiti in your Town
The Town has a graffiti contractor called Graffiti Force.
If you notice any graffiti contact Graffiti Force on 1300 308 551 to have it removed.
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