Partnership with Noongar community top of list for Perth City Summit

Picture: Jon Hewson
Picture: Jon Hewson

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PERTH City Summit attendees have favoured a partnership with the Noongar community to recognise Indigenous culture and history on the city.

The idea secured the number one spot in the top 10 ideas on how to improve the Perth CBD, with 14.1 per cent of voters supporting it.

About 350 people took part in today’s summit to vote on 35 ideas put forward in three months of workshops and online survey responses in an initiative created by Perth MLA John Carey.

Second in the top 10 was establishing a coherent Perth city homeless strategy with stakeholders, gaining 13 per cent of the vote.

An idea put forward by one table of attendees, and passed by a vote, to create more family friendly facilities in the city came in sixth place, and replaced an idea for a cable car from Elizabeth Quay to Kings Park.

Family friendly facilities tied with establishing Perth with clear community precincts, backed by precinct place making organisations with 8.9 per cent of the vote.