Town of Bassendean launches community ideas hub

L-R: Peta Mabbs (CEO, Town of Bassendean) and Cr Renee McLennan (Mayor, Town of Bassendean) at the new BassenDream Our Future hub.  The Town of Bassendean has launched its first ideas hub, BassenDream Our Future at the former post office in Old Perth Road. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au   d492536
L-R: Peta Mabbs (CEO, Town of Bassendean) and Cr Renee McLennan (Mayor, Town of Bassendean) at the new BassenDream Our Future hub. The Town of Bassendean has launched its first ideas hub, BassenDream Our Future at the former post office in Old Perth Road. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d492536

TOWN of Bassendean residents can help shape the future of the area at a newly launched ideas hub.

The BassenDream Our Future Ideas Hub is at the former post office in Old Perth Road and is part of a community engagement process for the formation of a draft local planning strategy, planning schemes and policies.

It is open from 9am to 5pm on all weekdays from mid-April until September.

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Residents can visit the hub, contribute their ideas and talk with strategic planning director Anthony Dowling and other officers.

Mobile hubs will visit residents in Ashfield and Eden Hill in July.

Chief executive Peta Mabbs said there was a lot of “interest and intrigue” in the hub from the community so far.

“The idea for the hub is just to create an inclusive opportunity for everyone to be involved,” she said.

“We are not just reliant on social media or just a survey.

“We are open for business and we are really trying to encourage everyone to come forward with their aspirations, ideas and opportunities for the future.”

BassenDream Our Future Ideas Hub. Picture: David Baylis.

Mayor Renee McLennan said there were models of Bassendean, Ashfield and Eden Hill that residents could see at the hub.

“This will be an opportunity for people to be interactive, physically play with the models and for us to understand what they want to see in their suburbs and streetscapes,” she said.

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