City of Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins to recontest for top job

Photo: Bluebox Solutions
Photo: Bluebox Solutions

MAYOR Max Hipkins will run for the top job of representing the City of Nedlands for a third time.

“I think I’ve been useful because of my town planning background and I think the community appreciates that,” he said.

The Dalkeith resident has spent his life working as a town planner.

Mr Hipkins has spent represented his city for eight years and was instrumental in opening new facilities including the Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space.

“We’ve managed to re-do the Adam Armstrong Pavilion at David Cruickshank Reserve in Dalkeith as well as Allen Park Pavilion, and we’ve done a lot of saving ratepayers money through retro fitting our parks and gardens to use far less water,” he said.

“A few years ago our water allocation was reduced by Water Corp so we had to come back on the use of water and model our parks to still keep green but emphasise natural vegetation that doesn’t use as much water.”

Cilla de Lacy, who’s term as a Nedlands councillor ends in 2021, has announced she will also run for the role of Mayor.

Ms De Lacy said she had the skills, passion and experience to help issues within the city thrive.

“We should look at facilities, how they can be modernised, manage a budget to make it more efficient and also champion what I think is our advantage in the Western Suburbs which is sport and recreation,” she said.

John Wetherall, Nigel Warren Shaw and Leo McManus have confirmed they will recontest for their role as councillors.

Ian Argyle, Toni James and Andrew Mangano will also finish their term on council this year.