Redcliffe residents meet with Belmont Mayor to discuss residents concerns

Belmont Mayor Phil Marks.
Belmont Mayor Phil Marks.

RESIDENTS living on or near Coolgardie Avenue, Redcliffe, met Belmont Mayor Phil Marks to hear how their concerns will be addressed as part of a vision plan for the area.

The City of Belmont is taking nominations for a community reference group until November 21.

The reference group is likely to include members representing residents, property owners, business owners and non-profit organisations. Members would be expected to attend information nights and consultation sessions run by the City of Belmont.

Bella Scharfenstein said about 35 people attended the Sunday, November 9 meeting, including councillors Bernie Ryan and Margie Bass, Belmont MLA Glenys Godfrey and East Metropolitan MLC Samantha Rowe.

Residents attended in response to a letterbox drop she had organised earlier in the week.

‘The reference group’s discussions will be relayed to the Development Area 6 (DA6) Board, which will comprise representatives from the WA Planning Commission, City of Belmont, Public Transport Authority and Perth Airport,’ Ms Scharfenstein said.

A vision plan will be created that will then go to public forums.

‘The exact timetable is unknown, however it has been suggested the reference group will be ready to meet in July 2015,’ she said.

Belmont MLA Glenys Godfrey said there seemed to be confusion around the process for planning and implementing DA6, especially given it involved multiple layers of government and many stakeholders. ‘I will be monitoring this issue closely on all levels to make sure locals receive the right information as soon as it is made available,’ she said.

‘I want to make clear to residents that I am here to represent their views throughout the process and act as a link between local and State government.’

For more information on the DA6 and directions on how to nominate for the reference group, visit www.belmont.wa.gov.au.