Mr Meakes, a resident of the Town for more than 30 years, said new project Evolve could be an opportunity to find new ways to look after a wider range of community members.
“I’d like to know if there’s a better way to look after everyone in Victoria Park,” he said. “I want to explore more ways to make things more meaningful for the older generation. And I’d like to see the Town of Victoria Park help the people at the bottom.”
Mr Meakes sits on a number of not-for-profit boards dealing with the elderly, youth, homeless and is a member of a Rotary club.
“We’ve got some wonderful areas here and then some not-so- wonderful areas so I’m going to sit back and listen to what everyone has to say,” he said.
Community needs and expectations will be identified through intensive public participation until July this year.
Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan said council wanted to understand the community’s priorities.
“Undertaking this level and type of community engagement on a project is unprecedented for the Town and will be a point of difference with Evolve,” he said.
An online community engagement website, Your Thoughts, has been set up for feedback and guidance on Evolve and other projects.
For more, visit victoriapark.wa.gov.au/yourthoughts