Fortnightly council meetings
BAYSWATER Council will hold fortnightly council meetings and abolish two committees in 2019.
At the November 27 council meeting, councillors voted 9-1 in support of implementing a fortnightly ordinary council meeting cycle from January 2019.
There will be one meeting in January and December due to the holiday season.
Planning and community committee meetings, which had delegated authority and ran like council meetings, have been abolished.
BAYSIE Rollers and The Morley Momentum have received grants from the City to host street festivals.
The council unanimously supported Cr Catherine Ehrhardt’s alternate motion to give $20,000 to Baysie Rollers and $15,000 to The Morley Momentum.
An extra amount of $11,500 was taken out from the Local Government Elections budget to fulfil the full funding requests.
Baysie Rollers are organising the Bayswater Street and Arts Festival while The Morley Momentum is planning to hold the Laneway Fiesta festival in Progress Street.
Forrestfield-Airport Link trees
FOUR trees will be removed from the Whatley Crescent road reserve, as part of the Forrestfield Airport Link Project works.
The removal of trees will make way for the construction of a principal shared path east of the King William Street intersection.
Councillors supported the removal after Mayor Dan Bull and officers met with contractors to discuss the replacement of trees following the November 20 committee meeting.
Cr Bull added a clause for a 5:1 tree replacement ratio, to ensure the Public Transport Authority would commit to plant more trees in the area.