New Upper Swan Ratepayers and Residents Association to meet for first time

New Upper Swan Ratepayers and Residents Association to meet for first time

THE Upper Swan community will meet for the first time as the newly formed ratepayers and residents association next week.

Resident Ann Winchester said Upper Swan residents were tired of being overlooked and needed a unified voice to issues impacting people in the community.

Ms Winchester said traffic was one of the biggest issue facing the community.

She said with a number of upcoming developments in the area, it was important for the community to come together.

“We have a huge amount of concerns regarding a number of upcoming developments but traffic is the biggest concern we have,” she said.

“We need to have a louder voice and try to do something about these issues we are facing.

“I think we’ve been overlooked for so long because we are a small and quiet suburb and not a lot of people know we exist, but things are changing and they want to turn our rural area into high density, which is a huge concern.”

Ms Winchester said there was no record of an Upper Swan ratepayers and residents association previously.

She said individually residents couldn’t do much but an association would have stronger presence and greater power.

“Issues like the Satterley development, the new bridge on Railway Parade, the Bitumen Processing Plan and plans for a new clay pit; these are all issues that will impact everyone living in the area, especially with traffic ,” she said.

The first meeting of the Upper Swan Ratepayers and Residents Association will be Tuesday April 17 from 7pm at Baskerville Hall.

For more information contact Ann Winchester at annw@mibs.com.au.

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