THE Jane Brook Community Association has partnered with the City of Swan to bring community projects to fruition.
Mayor Mick Wainwright congratulated the association’s members on their collaborative approach to their area.
“The Jane Brook Community Association members have a great sense of pride in their identity and a can-do attitude,” Cr Wainwright said.
“They work with the city collaboratively from a ‘how can we help the city do this?’ approach, rather than a ‘when will the city do this?’ mindset.
“Each year they undertake foreshore revegetation work, planting days, clean-up days, Christmas carols, movie nights, holiday workshops for kids and many other activities.”
Cr Daniel Parasiliti said in the past few weeks the JBCA had undertaken three new place-making projects, with help from the City.
“They repainted the white fencing that characterises many of the main street verges in Jane Brook, replaced old estate entry statements, and undertook revegetation work in a local park,” Cr Parasiliti said.
“All of these are place-making projects, which enhance the character and identity of the local area.
“While place-making is important, the City always needs to be careful in prioritising the spending of rates income. “The JBCA was understanding that the City doesn’t replace estate signage installed by developers on private fences and that with the white fencing scheduled for replacement in coming years, we couldn’t justify repainting them now at considerable cost.
“They discussed their ideas with their local place manager, who arranged funds for the white paint used by a prison work crew the JBCA organised to paint the fencing, and also assisted with advice and the payment of planning fees for the approvals needed for the new signs.”
The JBCA fundraised for the signage and new fencing to be manufactured and installed it themselves, with the City collecting the old fencing and soon to improve the garden beds in front.
The City also contributed 500 plants for the JBCA’s community planting day in the local park.