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Councillor's Column

Welcome to the Councillor's Message, which appears weekly in the local community newspaper and on the City's web site.

The Councillors use the weekly message to provide the community with updates on the City's many initiatives, projects and programs.

To access the latest Councillor's Message, just click on the links below:

What's News

Posted on June 25, 2018
The City of Bayswater is taking an important step in building relationships across cultures based on respect and understanding by developing its first formal Reconciliation Action Plan.
Posted on June 19, 2018
Over the past few weeks students from John Forrest Secondary College and artists from Studio 281 have been busily working on what will become the largest mural in Morley. 
Posted on June 12, 2018
There's no denying winter has arrived. The past couple of weeks have been a timely reminder to prepare our homes for the storms ahead.
Posted on June 05, 2018
The Bayswater Library is back and looking better than ever after a $156,000 refurbishment.
Posted on May 31, 2018
It's no secret that we love verge gardens in Bayswater. With so many beautiful waterwise verges in our neighbourhoods, it's easy to see why the City of Bayswater has been praised as 'Australia's most progressive and forward thinking verge gardening municipality'.
Posted on May 24, 2018
Do you have an idea for a project or activity that will bring vibrancy to your town centre? I'm pleased to introduce the City's Placemaking Seed Funding – an exciting opportunity for local groups and businesses to undertake their own placemaking initiatives.
Posted on May 14, 2018
I am delighted to announce the City's new ninja-warrior style obstacle course at Russell Park in the Morley CBD is now open.
Posted on May 04, 2018
Consultation is underway for a major upgrade of Bayswater Train Station. Some of the features proposed as part of the upgrade include: relocating and lengthening platforms, construction of a new and higher rail bridge and opportunities for new public space.
Posted on April 20, 2018

I am delighted to announce that the Burundi Peace Band will perform at the City's Sunset Markets this Saturday, 21 April at Grand Promenade Reserve in Bedford.

Posted on April 04, 2018
The highly anticipated Autumn River Festival being held this Saturday, 7 April is one of the highlights of the City's events calendar and each year it attracts thousands of visitors to the picturesque Bayswater Riverside Gardens on the banks of the magnificent Swan River.
Posted on March 27, 2018
Last year, a series of workshops with the community were held to develop place activation plans aimed at supporting the success of our town centres, including Noranda.
Posted on March 20, 2018

With the need to accommodate a growing population; the increasing cost of building infrastructure; the need to preserve heritage and character; and increasing pressure on green spaces, proactively planning for the future of our City is vital.

Posted on March 13, 2018
The City of Bayswater and the Bayswater Historical Society have launched the 'Historic Heartbeat' trail, a self-guided walking tour that will guide residents and visitors around historic sites and buildings in the Bayswater town centre.
Posted on March 07, 2018

Eighth Avenue between Whatley Crescent and Guildford Road is one of the major retail and café strips in the Maylands town centre.


Posted on February 27, 2018
The City of Bayswater is hosting the popular Have a Go Day event for the community from 10am to 1pm on Sunday, 25 March 2018. 
Posted on February 20, 2018

The City of Bayswater is offering up to $40,000 funding and in-kind support to business or community groups that have an interest in facilitating town centre events within the City.

Posted on January 24, 2018
As we enter into 2018 I wanted to highlight to you the various City initiatives that support physically active and sustainable forms of transport.
Posted on January 17, 2018
Australia Day can mean different things to different people. 
Posted on January 15, 2018

Happy New Year!

All of a sudden 2018 is upon us, and this year the City of Bayswater has a plethora of fabulous things in store.

Posted on December 13, 2017
Christmas is fast approaching and with it comes some wonderful time off with family and friends, lots of presents and plentiful food and drinks to be shared.
So now seems a pertinent time to remind our residents and ratepayers of which bins to use for recycling over the Festive Season.
Posted on December 07, 2017
Building a strong, engaged and vibrant community is something we take very seriously at the City of Bayswater.
Posted on November 29, 2017
It's no surprise to anyone living in the City of Bayswater that Maylands has just been crowned Perth's coolest suburb by trusted travel bible Lonely Planet.
Posted on November 27, 2017
The Mayland's Brickworks is a wonderful example of a historic building in the City of Bayswater.
Posted on November 15, 2017

It is important that we look to the future in the City of Bayswater.

With this in mind we have listened to our ratepayers, residents and business owners and put together a Strategic Community Plan (SCP).

Posted on November 09, 2017
The City of Bayswater is committed to working towards a sustainable future.
Posted on November 02, 2017
It's an absolute honour to have been elected last week as the new Mayor of the City of Bayswater.
Posted on September 12, 2017
As spring begins to deliver some glorious sunny days, now is the time to get outside and enjoy the City's parks and reserves.
Posted on September 05, 2017
As I come to the end of my tenure as a City of Bayswater Councillor I want to reflect on what a privilege it has been to represent the people of my electorate and the wider city.
Posted on August 29, 2017
It's often said that your home is your castle so it makes good sense to keep your castle, its belongings and occupants safe.
Posted on August 22, 2017
Our residents take great pride in their gardens and rightly so, we are known as The Garden City.
Posted on August 15, 2017
The City is a big fan of art and supporting artists in the Community, so it's no surprise that every year we hold an Art Awards with fabulous prizes to be won.
Posted on August 08, 2017
Earlier this year Council appointed our new CEO, Andrew Brien, with a mandate to reduce red tape and look at how we can provide innovative, cost effective and customer focussed services to our community.
Posted on August 01, 2017
The City has been working hard over the past few years to enhance its biodiversity wildlife corridors which provide urban habitats for local flora and fauna.
Posted on July 27, 2017
Council is currently looking at developing and implementing a City wide 'Play Space' strategy from 2017 to 2019.
Posted on July 18, 2017
Unique, exciting, thriving, welcoming - these words are often used when residents describe their ambitions for a dynamic town centre.
Posted on July 11, 2017
I'm a big advocate for sporting clubs in our area and recently we've seen new women's sports teams being formed in soccer, rugby and football leagues in the City. It's important that women feel included in sports they want to play.
Posted on July 05, 2017
As winter settles upon the City it's also time for us to look forward to one of our favourite annual events; the Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day.
Posted on June 30, 2017
Did you know it is possible to receive your annual rates notice by email rather than by post?
Posted on March 03, 2016
If there was a medical emergency where someone's life was in danger, would you know what to do?
Posted on September 23, 2015
The City of Bayswater would like to invite our residents to have their say about criminal and anti-social behaviour by completing a survey.
Posted on August 31, 2015
The City of Bayswater residents will have an opportunity to ask questions about Forrestfield-Airport Link at the upcoming community information session to be held by the Public Transport Authority.
Posted on August 26, 2015
The City is gearing up for its very first virtual Triathlon around Australia competition which will be held at Bayswater Waves and The RISE.
Posted on August 18, 2015
The City of Bayswater councillors will join the Aged and Community Services, CEO, Trevor Lovelle in delivering delicious and freshly prepared hot meals to our residents to mark the National Meals on Wheels Day on Wednesday, August 26.
Posted on August 09, 2015
I would like to congratulate the Noranda Senior Football Club and WA Cricket Club for the Blind, volunteer, Fay Cotter, for receiving 2015 Blue Ribbon Club Awards, at the Summer Clubs Conference on Monday.
Posted on August 05, 2015
Over 4000 people attended the free Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day held on Sunday at the picturesque Riverside Gardens.
Posted on July 30, 2015
The City of Bayswater and the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council are organising a variety of free sustainability workshops this coming spring. These workshops will give you the knowledge and provide you with cost-effective tools to lower your power bills while simultaneously reducing your environmental footprint.
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