Bassendean ratepayers ask for answers on State Football Centre and activity plans

Bassendean ratepayers ask for answers on State Football Centre and activity plans

MORE than 100 Town of Bassendean ratepayers are calling for a special meeting of electors in light of “transparency issues” surrounding the State Football Centre and Bassendean Activity Centre plans.

Ashfield resident Anthea Marshall compiled a 103-signature petition and sent it to the Town of Bassendean on February 10.

According to the petition, residents wanted to discuss the conduct of council, processes surrounding implementation and execution of all community consultation and transparency issues that fail to meet the needs and expectations of the ratepayers.

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The petition also stated that the Council’s predilection for plans that limit and/or reduce residents use and enjoyment of existing public open spaces and green spaces needed to be addressed if the meeting goes ahead.

“The local community have few concerns about Council transparency and the processes surrounding various proposals including, but not limited to, the recent Ashfield Reserve ‘Home of Soccer’ plans and LandCorp (Bassendean) Activity Centre plans,” the petition stated.

Town of Bassendean were contacted for comment.

The Town previously stated residents would be consulted about the State Football Centre after the State Election.