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Be Alert for the Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer
Posted 28 February 2024 Be Alert for the Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is asking all Perth residents to keep an eye out for the polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB).

Swift Action from Town of Bassendean Employee Protects Colleague’s Home
Posted 16 February 2024 Swift Action from Town of Bassendean Employee Protects Colleague’s Home

Chelsea Wells, Lead Horticulturalist for the Town of Bassendean, recently demonstrated extraordinary courage and quick thinking when she leaped into action to extinguish a fire, potentially saving multiple homes in the process.

Have your say on proposed changes to Guildford Road bus routes 41, 42, 48
Posted 07 February 2024 Have your say on proposed changes to Guildford Road bus routes 41, 42, 48 and 55

With the completion of the bus link at Bayswater Station, Transperth is reviewing Guildford Road bus routes 41, 42, 48 and 55. The proposed changes include route realignments, frequency changes and renumbering of services.

Learn to make the most of your bins with the EMRC Bin Tagging Education
Posted 02 February 2024 Learn to make the most of your bins with the EMRC Bin Tagging Education Program

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) has successfully secured grant funding from the Waste Authority for a Bin Tagging Education Program, to be run throughout Town of Bassendean in February and March 2024. The program is designed to educate residents on the best use of their FOGO, Recycling and General Waste kerbside bins. 

Special Council Meeting, Tuesday 6 February 2024
Posted 01 February 2024 Special Council Meeting, Tuesday 6 February 2024

A Special Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 February 2024 commencing at 5.00pm, in the Council Chamber 48 Old Perth Road.

General Meeting of Electors
Posted 23 January 2024 General Meeting of Electors

The next General Meeting of Electors is being held on the Tuesday 13 February 2024, starting at 6pm. It will be held in the Council Chamber at 48 Old Perth Road, Bassendean.

Town of Bassendean's Music on the Green Concert Series Continues with
Posted 11 January 2024 Town of Bassendean's Music on the Green Concert Series Continues with Celebrating Birak  

The Town of Bassendean invites the community to join the celebration at Music on the Green: Celebrating Birak, a vibrant and free event that seamlessly blends music, community, and culture. Set against the backdrop of Birak, one of the six Noongar seasons, this live music sundowner will be held on Thursday 25 January 2024. The event will commence with a Citizenship Ceremony, symbolising new beginnings and unity. As the sun sets, the stage will come alive with a diverse lineup catering to all musical tastes. First Nations artists Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse, Boox Kid, and Natasha Eldridge Duo will grace the audience with their culturally enriching and captivating performances.

Have your say: Bassendean Council Plan!
Posted 09 January 2024 Have your say: Bassendean Council Plan!

Welcome to the Town of Bassendean’s Council Plan. This plan combines our Strategic Community Plan and Corporate Business Plan into a single document, fulfilling the statutory requirement for all local governments to provide a Plan for the Future. We are inviting you to let us know if we are on the right track or have missed anything.

Town of Bassendean receives further funding through the Swan Canning
Posted 21 December 2023 Town of Bassendean receives further funding through the Swan Canning Riverpark Urban Forest Program

The Town of Bassendean has successfully secured funding from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ (DBCA) Swan Canning Riverpark Urban Forest program.

Waste collection over the festive season
Posted 19 December 2023 Waste collection over the festive season

Adjusted collection days: 26 December 2023 to 6 January 2024 and additional Christmas collections.

Town of Bassendean Strengthens Support for Vulnerable Seniors with
Posted 08 December 2023 Town of Bassendean Strengthens Support for Vulnerable Seniors with Resolution on Hyde Retirement Village

In a significant move to enhance accommodation options for vulnerable seniors, the Town of Bassendean Council at its November Ordinary Council Meeting approved a new agreement with Connect Community Housing for tenancy management of vacant units at Hyde Retirement Village.

Living Stream project between Bassendean’s Second to Fourth Ave area
Posted 07 December 2023 Living Stream project between Bassendean’s Second to Fourth Ave area discontinued

The Living Stream project in the Second to Fourth Ave area of Bassendean has been discontinued due to design variations that would have diminished community benefits.

Allan Kickett Tribute
Posted 22 November 2023 Allan Kickett Tribute

Mr Allan Kickett passed away on 22 October 2023 and the Town of Bassendean offers sincere condolences to his family.

Bassendean Green Trail Evaluation Reveals Significant Community Benefits
Posted 13 November 2023 Bassendean Green Trail Evaluation Reveals Significant Community Benefits

The Department of Transport has recently published their evaluation report for the Bassendean Green Trail Pilot Project, which showcases tangible benefits within the community and suggests the potential to apply learnings elsewhere.

Public advertising of the draft Ashfield Flats Master Plan is now open
Posted 10 November 2023 Public advertising of the draft Ashfield Flats Master Plan is now open for comment

Ashfield Flats is the largest remaining river-flat in the Perth metropolitan area, on the flood plain of the Swan River and highly valued by the community for its environmental, recreational, and social qualities. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has prepared a Master Plan to guide the future planning and management of the Ashfield Flats and is now seeking feedback from the community.

Town of Bassendean’s Music on the Green concert series celebrates
Posted 03 November 2023 Town of Bassendean’s Music on the Green concert series celebrates homegrown talent

Vibrant music and community spirit will merge on Saturday 2 December 2023 as the first of the Music on the Green outdoor concert series kicks off in Bassendean.

Wheelchair Access Path on Brook Street Supports Residents with
Posted 03 November 2023 Wheelchair Access Path on Brook Street Supports Residents with Disabilities, Promoting Inclusivity and Connection

The Town of Bassendean have recently completed construction of an improved path on Brook Street, providing greater accessibility for residents with disabilities.

New Manager Governance and Strategy Joanne Burges Brings Extensive Local
Posted 02 November 2023 New Manager Governance and Strategy Joanne Burges Brings Extensive Local Government Expertise to the Town of Bassendean

The Town of Bassendean is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Burges as the new Manager of Governance and Strategy. Joanne joins the Town after a distinguished 13-year tenure with the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA), where she held several key roles, demonstrating her commitment to supporting and advancing local governments across the state.

Earlsferry Court Heritage Area
Posted 01 November 2023 Earlsferry Court Heritage Area

At its 27 June 2023 Ordinary Meeting, Council resolved to endorse the proposed creation of the Earlsferry Court heritage area and an amended draft Local Planning Policy – Heritage and Character, for the purpose of advertising.  

Coming up! Breakfast BBQ and public advertising of the draft Ashfield
Posted 26 October 2023 Coming up! Breakfast BBQ and public advertising of the draft Ashfield Flats Master Plan

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has prepared a Master Plan to guide the future planning and management of the Ashfield Flats and will be seeking feedback from the community.

Mayor re-elected and new Deputy Mayor elected by peers
Posted 25 October 2023 Mayor re-elected and new Deputy Mayor elected by peers

At a Special Council Meeting held on Tuesday 24 October 2023, Cr Kathryn Hamilton was re-elected as Town of Bassendean Mayor unopposed, and Cr Paul Poliwka was elected as Deputy Mayor.

Free transport for eligible local seniors recommences with the Town of
Posted 24 October 2023 Free transport for eligible local seniors recommences with the Town of Bassendean Volunteer Transport Service

The Town of Bassendean’s transport service for local seniors is set to relaunch on 1 November 2023.

Results of Town of Bassendean 2023 Local Government Election
Posted 23 October 2023 Results of Town of Bassendean 2023 Local Government Election

The results of the Town of Bassendean local government elections are in!

Anne Brinkworth tribute
Posted 20 October 2023 Anne Brinkworth tribute

Mrs. Anne Ivy Brinkworth passed away on the 10 October 2023, and the Town of Bassendean offers sincere condolences to her family.

Town of Bassendean to investigate a potential tree audit and tree
Posted 18 October 2023 Town of Bassendean to investigate a potential tree audit and tree retention incentives

At Tuesday evening’s Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to seek a cost estimate to undertake an audit of trees on private property within the Bassendean Town Centre so as to identify those trees that may be worthy of formal protection. It also approved a motion to investigate potential mechanisms to incentivise property owners retaining existing trees on their property.

Have your say in the future of our Town!
Posted 16 October 2023 Have your say in the future of our Town!

The Town of Bassendean is reviewing its plan for the future. The plan describes the community's aspirations and priorities, and what actions the Town will take to meet community needs. It will guide the future allocation of resources and decision making. To help us develop this plan, we invite you to attend one of our community workshops and share your vision for the Town’s future.

Tour Bassendean’s hidden gems with The Basso Cyclopedia
Posted 12 October 2023 Tour Bassendean’s hidden gems with The Basso Cyclopedia

On Sunday 15 October the Town of Bassendean launched The Basso Cyclopedia, a self-guided cycling tour around central Bassendean’s artistic, historic, and environmental hidden gems. Participants can choose to follow the route on a printed map or an online game.

Bassendean Community Awards
Posted 10 October 2023 Bassendean Community Awards

It’s time to start thinking about the people and groups that make a positive difference in our community, as nominations for the Town of Bassendean Community Awards open soon.

October 2023 Briefing Session Cancelled
Posted 05 October 2023 October 2023 Briefing Session Cancelled

The October 2023 Briefing Session has been cancelled, however the Ordinary Council Meeting on 17 October 2023 will proceed as scheduled.

Bassendean’s Safe Active Street creates a safer space for all
Posted 03 October 2023 Bassendean’s Safe Active Street creates a safer space for all

Bassendean’s Safe Active Street has successfully demonstrated how clever design features, combined with a speed limit reduction to 30 kilometres per hour, has created a safer shared street space.

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