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 – 27 February 2020

In this post I’ll summarise both of Council’s steps to support ‘Sculpture by the Sea‘. These occured both at this ‘SCM’ called for that purpose, and the February “OCM”. In summary, Council approved $70,000 in direct support to “SxS” in 2020, and the procurement of traffic management and provision of extra toilets . The key […]

Ordinary Council Meeting – 28 May 2019

I took a few hits in my effort to make what I see as positive change at Cottesloe in May. Council legalised dogs in theatres & public pools just because we don’t currently have either, despite my urging to leave that ‘as is’ (ie “not broke”). More importantly, Council took a step backwards (in my […]