Ordinary Council Meeting – 22 September 2020

Consultation (albeit limited) on the new Dutch Inn Playground, street tree species changes, next steps for ‘North Cott Primary Car Park’, and further moves toward securing Sculpture by the Sea for Cottesloe. New Dutch Inn Playground Following 2019’s ‘Public Open Space Strategy‘, a new expanded playground at Dutch Inn was given first priority, with the […]

Ordinary Council Meeting – 25 August 2020

Initial design steps for Anderson Pavilion’s replacement, Shark Barrier back this summer, and further steps toward ‘The Cove’ surf break path upgrade. And, al fresco plans approved surrounding the Cottesloe Beach Hotel. Anderson Pavilion (Football Oval, Harvey Field) Whilst the need for an upgrade of Anderson Pavilion has been clear for while, this project was […]

Ordinary Council Meeting – 28 July 2020

Foreshore ‘Car Park One’ ‘short term bays’ reduced, several petitions received, a new Privacy Policy – and an Acknowledgement of Country. Car Park One Council approved a Masterplan (the guiding concept for the Car Park One upgrade) in 2019, based on the extensive community consultation occuring throughout 2019. Tonight, Council’s approval was sought on the […]

Ordinary Council Meeting – 23 June 2020

Cottesloe’s experienced ‘Art Panel’ wiped out in one fell swoop – and a move away from supporting the artists who are the ‘heart‘ of Sculpture by the Sea. Plus, one first real step toward Reconciliation, albeit not an entirely inclusive one. A range of other items were addressed at the last Cottesloe Council meeting for […]

Ordinary Council Meeting – 26 May 2020

It was a 3:1 scorecard against ‘best case’ Council decisions this month (in my view). More on that below. However, May’s Cottesloe Council Meeting also marked an important moment in the combined government response to institutional child abuse. National Redress Scheme Council voted unanimously to participate with the WA Government in the National Redress Scheme […]

Special Council Meeting – 17 March 2020 (COVID-19)

Tonight’s Special Council Meeting was called on a day’s notice to address COVID-19 issues, a few days after the pandemic was formally declared. At this “SCM”, the Town’s first response to COVID-19 was a recommendation to delegate to the CEO all power to “make any lawful decision” deal with the health crisis. Such a delegation […]