Belmont rewards its backers

Scott Cameron, from the Finbar Group, Japan Consul-General Koichi Funayama and Swan River Trust’s Rod Hughes accept their awards from Belmont Mayor Phil Marks.
Scott Cameron, from the Finbar Group, Japan Consul-General Koichi Funayama and Swan River Trust’s Rod Hughes accept their awards from Belmont Mayor Phil Marks.

The awards recognise the achievements of individuals, groups or organisations that have enhanced the amenity and quality of life in the City or helped the City achieve its objectives.

Finbar Group won for Spring View Towers Residential Apartments in The Springs, Rivervale.

Mayor Phil Marks said the recipient worked with the City throughout the project to ensure the development met all expectations.

‘Encompassing two residential towers, facilities such as a fully equipped gym, pool, indoor and outdoor entertainment facilities, and the integration of public art, the completed development represents a symbol of pride for the developer, future residents and the City of Belmont as a whole,’ Cr Marks said.

The second award went to the Swan River Trust for its technical advice and help with foreshore stabilisation and restoration projects.

‘In particular, their significant financial contribution of more than $1 million in partnership Riverbank funding has delivered real benefits to our community,’ Cr Marks said.

Projects that benefited included Goodwood Parade boat ramp, Ascot Racecourse foreshore, Garvey Park’s Hilton Grove, Hill 60 and Fauntleroy Avenue.

Japan’s Office of the Consulate-General received an award for supporting the sister city relationship between Belmont and Adachi City.

‘Facilitating relationships and goodwill between the two cities that was marked by the special 30th anniversary celebrations this year, the support illustrated by the Consulate-General’s office has been significant,’ Cr Marks said.

The awards were established in 1998 as part of the City of Opportunity Marketing Strategy.

Winners will be added to the Civic Centre’s Honour Board.