Town of Bassendean August council meeting wrap-up

Men’s shed new home

THE Bassendean Community Men’s Shed has found a new home on May Holman Drive, after Bassendean Council approved the next stages of planning and construction at last month’scouncil meeting.

Lotterywest has funded $200,000 towards the project, while the Town funded $170,000.

Part of the construction works include more clearing, fill, retaining and fencing.

Chief executive Bob Jarvis will request the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage reclassify Lot 590, May Holman Drive, Bassendean, from public recreation to community purpose.

Tree vandalism policy

A NEW tree vandalism policy has been adopted by the council.

As part of the policy, any incidents of vandalism will be reported to police for investigation.

Vandalism awareness signs will be placed at the location.

Rewards will be offered for resident who provide information that leads to a conviction.

Non-chemical weed management

THE Town will investigate the best practice non-chemical weed management near waterways, wetlands, rivers and streams.

Officers will work with the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council as part of the investigation.

Staff will undertake non-chemical weed control within the garden beds on Old Perth Road.

Cr Melissa Mykytiuk’s motion came after community concern over the use of herbicides and pesticides.