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.
Maylands, like lots of suburbs in our local community, is on the up. The cool café and small bar culture, creative vibe and proximity to the CBD makes it a huge drawcard for visitors and locals alike.
It’s testament to the hard work and investment by small businesses along Whatley Crescent and Eighth Avenue that Maylands is getting the recognition it deserves.
But there’s more to be done to improve our City. Last year Council appointed Place Managers to oversee our four major retail centres (Maylands, Noranda, Morley and Bayswater) and they have been working hard with the community to bring these urban spaces to life.
I encourage you all to get out and explore your own suburb this weekend, and instead of visiting friends and family in other areas, bring them to #MyBaysie. Just like Lonely Planet's intrepid writers, I can assure you that you'll find some hidden treasures and appreciate just how diverse our City is becoming.
Cr Brent Fleeton