Cottesloe Council

Michael Tucak is a Town of Councillor (East Ward) until 2021.

On this page, Michael posts on Council decisions, matters and agenda items, areas for input and Town of Cottesloe news. The “Terms of Use” apply.

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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 […]

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 […]

Ordinary Council Meeting – 26 March 2019

I was an apology for this month’s Council meeting, but I was very pleased to hear on the next morning’s RTRFM 92.1 radio news that the no-smoking ban had been applied to all beaches. I’m hopeful that this will lead to a greater understanding of the impact cigarette butts have on marine life, and also […]

Annual Electors Meeting – 28 February 2019

A lot has been said and written about last month’s contentious meeting – and in my view, rightly so – but there is a clear silver lining we risk missing out on. In my opinion, Council should simply accept responsibility for a meeting that was not as ideal as it could have been – yes, […]

Ordinary Council Meeting – 26 February 2019

Another packed Council meeting – but sadly one that ended with what I consider to be an ongoing issue with the culture at Cottesloe, singling-out one Councillor with targetted restrictions that seem undemocratic, when other solutions do exist. I spoke of my strong concerns about this cultural and democratic issue at the meeting, despite some […]

Special Council Meeting – 5 February 2019

This post summarises the outcome of the first (and ‘early’) Council meeting for 2019. The full agenda and attachments can be found at the Town’s site. Item 9.1 (“Swanbourne Village“) concerned the Town’s Report to the Joint Development Assessment Panel, which had been submitted by the Town prior to this Special Council Meeting in order […]