Bassendean April 23 council meeting summary

Town of Bassendean administration building. Picture: David Baylis.
Town of Bassendean administration building. Picture: David Baylis.

Food Organics and Garden Organics

THE Town of Bassendean will roll-out FOGO bins in November, as part of the Better Bins program.

The program provides funding to local governments to implement better practice kerbside collection services to achieve the State Government’s 2025 municipal solid waste targets.

Councillors agreed to attend a workshop on April 30 to discuss how waste education could be implemented and other aspects of FOGO at the April 23 council meeting.

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council and the Town are submitting a joint grant application to the Waste Authority to assist with behavioural changes and FOGO waste management processes.

Pending the result of the grant application, the Town wanted to form an information hub, start a hotline service, create bin stickers, education on disposing nappies and employ up to 10 people to facilitate a bin tagging program.

An example of what goes in each bin, as part of the FOGO system.

 

Sandy Beach Reserve playground

BASSENDEAN Council has endorsed a concept plan for a regional playground at Sandy Beach Reserve.

Councillors voted 6-1 to approve the Town’s officers in applying for a $200,000 Lotterywest grant towards the project, which is estimated to cost $1 million.

Nature Play Solutions will prepare detailed drawings based on the plan and liaise with the Town to develop a lighting plan.

The Town received ministerial approval to access $238,700 in cash in lieu reserve funds.

Another application to access $250,000 in cash in lieu funds to build a toilet has also been made, and is awaiting approval.

Officers recommended the remainder of funds could come from the sale of Chapman and Lord Street properties, which were owned by the Town.

Deputy Mayor Bob Brown, who voted against, said while it was a great concept, he did not believe the council should put themselves in debt or sell community assets.

Chief executive Peta Mabbs said the playground was proposed to be finished in the middle of next year.

She said sale offers have not been made and a special council meeting would be held if any were put forward.

An drawing of the proposed regional playground.

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