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The Gentlemen of Victoria Park at their May meet-up





Winter is traditionally a time to get cosy inside your house and rarely venture out. But I want to encourage you to rug up, put the leash on the dog, strap the kids His Worship the Mayor in the pram or grab a friend Trevor Vaughan and just take a stroll around P: 9311 8155 M: 0447 374 528 the neighbourhood. There is something pretty magical about walking through the streets after a shower when everything is wet and sparkling, or walking back home with your breath misting in front of you in the early morning. Our Town is a beautiful place, and we should enjoy it all year round.

about what is happening with the LPRP further inside the newsletter. Make sure you take a look at the meeting schedule on the back page. Our Council meetings are open to all members of the public, and I strongly encourage you to read the agenda, take an interest and come along to a meeting and be involved. Here’s hoping we all stay warm and dry in the coming months.

Mayor Trevor Vaughan

There is still plenty going on in the Town, with events and projects happening, and planning and preparation well underway for our usual big summer of events and activities. The Town’s biggest project, the Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project (LPRP) is tracking along nicely with construction on Zone 3 – the West Coast Eagles new training and administration building due for completion early next year. You can read more

Jarrah Ward

Banksia Ward



Cr Claire Anderson M: 0416 199 745 E: Term expires: Oct. 2019

Cr Jennifer Ammons Noble M:0452 405 841 E: Term expires: Oct. 2019

Cr Julian Jacobs M: 0424 156 643 E: Term expires: Oct. 2019

Cr Ronhhda Potter M: 0449 730 493 E: Term expires: Oct. 2021

Cr Karen Vernon M: 0407 448 336 E: Term expires: Oct. 2021

Cr Bronwyn Ife M: 0419 942 944 E: Term expires: Oct. 2021

Cr Brian Oliver M: 0435 229 317 E: Term expires: Oct. 2021

Cr Vicki Potter Deputy Mayor M: 0433 704 140 E: Term expires: Oct. 2019


Gentlemen of Victoria Park The Gentlemen of Victoria Park like to think of themselves as the local men’s shed, but without the woodwork, or the shed. The group was formed in early 2015 when eight neighbours got together and decided to organise a regular catch-up. Feeling like their wives and girlfriends were often able to meet other mums and women through schools, mother’s groups and playgroups, they recognised there was that social, community connection missing for a lot of the men in the neighbourhood and decided to do something about it. Now numbering more than 100, the group’s regular meet-ups often include a local pub, many beers, and a chance to meet new people, and talk about fatherhood, raising kids and their health and wellbeing in a welcoming and safe environment.


The group is inclusive and welcoming of all ages and backgrounds and is about getting to know new people, and making a connection to your local community. Men’s Health Week is between 11-17 June, and with this year’s theme being “Men and Families – Making Healthy Connections”, it’s a timely reminder of the importance of encouraging men not to keep feelings and worries to themselves, and to look out for each other. The Gentlemen of Victoria Park are all about starting up a conversation, looking out for your mates and just plain old having a good time. Find them on Facebook or at






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Miller’s Crossing – give us your feedback

Miller’s Crossing parkland in Carlisle is being considered for rezoning and sale by the landowner (Department of Planning). The Town is considering five options for retaining some or all of the land as public open space including purchasing the lots. Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5

Do nothing. Council does not acquire the land.

Acquire all lots and retain as Public Open Space

Acquire only some lots for Public Open Space

Acquire all lots and develop into 13 housing lots for sale.

Acquire all lots and develop some into housing, keeping some as Public Open Space.

Join us at our pop-up information session: Sunday 10 June | 10.30am – 12.30pm | Miller’s Crossing Submissions can be made at and close 5pm on 21 June 2018.

AP+AB (Art Practice + Art Business) AP+AB is a series of presentations hosted by the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts. Each month two presenters will discuss their art practice and share information and suggestions relating to the ‘business’ of the arts. 26 June 6.30pm Dutch Trading Co. Caspar Fairhall – Drawing on science Emilia Galatis – Art Centre Business: Working with remote community artists 24 July 6.30pm Dutch Trading Co. Tom Lucey – Art in the Landscape Nora Mironov and Scott Alexander – Risograph Printmaking and Publishing with ‘Neighbourhood Press’ Buy tickets for these events at


Natsales bins Coffee & Change pairs great coffee with great conversation and will bring together local groups, organisations and community members to learn how to make some small changes to live life more sustainably. The Town has designed these events to be accessible and inclusive and provides a free child-minding service at the event for parents, who are encouraged to attend. We ask people attending to bring a reusable coffee cup, with food and beverages available for purchase at events.

Plastic Free Future

The Town has begun a trial campaign in partnership with Keep Australia Beautiful Council and Natsales Advertising to promote anti-litter and community messages to our community. As part of the program, Town-based businesses have an opportunity to promote their services on some of the available panels on the upgraded bins. Antilitter messaging and promotion of local businesses and events within the Town will be the only kind of advertising displayed on the available panels. The trial program will run until October 2018. To find out more, and to give your feedback visit

30 June Featuring Lindsay Miles from Treading My Own Path. Lindsay is a writer, speaker and waste-free living advocate who will speak about how to reduce waste in your everyday life, and plastic alternatives. Events are free but due to limited capacity, booking is essential. Tickets available at

Change Makers: Climate Change and Adaptation 29 August Join us to hear from Darren Lomman, entrepreneur, change-maker and founder of Greenbatch, which will be WA’s first plastic recycling facility. This event is presented as part of National Science Week 2018 and received grant funding from the Australian Government. Events are free but due to limited capacity, booking is essential. Tickets available at VODU

Sporting Walk of Fame community celebration Saturday 23 June Aqualife Join us to honour local sporting legends at this free community event. Visit our website for more information.

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We also have several e-newsletters full of news and information delivered to your inbox at the start of every month. Life in the Park – news, events and activities Bookmark – Victoria Park Library e-newsletter Goodness me! – Information on the Town’s Healthy Community program

Clubs – news and information for sporting and community clubs and groups Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project – updates on the LPRP project Business in the Park – for local businesses


Post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #lifeinthepark to have your picture and message featured. Here are some recent posts we love!

@the_balmoral @townofvicpark Arts Season is in full swing and we are hosting a LIVE ART event on Sunday April 22nd

@kymandshane_ The things you see, the people/dogs you meet on Sunday mornings @tammysbakery


@charliektoys Having a seat with their new found friends from @horatioandagatha on a lazy Sunday

@darkhorse.espresso Nothing better than a hot drink in a cafe, watching the world go by... Yes! We’re open from 8am - 3pm every weekend, rain, hail or shine!

@miranda_stephens Sunday tunes and pretty pot plants #artseason2018 #lifeinthepark

@in_retrospect239 Blue and Green should always be seen!

@thejodywilliams Wish you could hear the birds. My fave Sat morning view.

@sayhellojo Day 1 of school hols and I’m back on my #mr_o_rocks_ that_wall project, literally, because today we helped paint a community mural with the great @paul_deej. It was designed by local students as a permanent art installation here at the shops.


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Main Streets The fourth Growth Series article covered activity centres and the importance they have in transforming the Town into as a major employment, entertainment and educational destination in the Perth region. Main streets are the thriving heart of activity centres. They are places where people live, work and play and are the key to supporting a healthier, more walkable, sustainable lifestyle, better-connected local communities and opportunities for economic development. Main streets have suffered due to an increased dependence on cars, and the dominance of large regional shopping centres. Thankfully, traditional main streets are becoming more widely recognised as valuable community assets. Great main streets are safe, comfortable and pedestrianfriendly where priority is given to catering for people over cars. They have street trees to provide summer shade, places to gather and sit and are active day and night. Quality lighting can help to enhance the sense of safety at night, while adding atmosphere and a sense of fun and beauty. Getting the right mix of uses in a main street is critical. Hospitality is the anchor and a diverse food offering, supported by a range of retail uses will consistently drive activity and establish the character of the street. Main streets need to be designed to better serve the needs of all users, particularly for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users, as well as accommodating green infrastructure including rain gardens and absorbent paving to improve water management. Bringing everyone together to create a shared vision for the Town’s main streets and centres and to deliver on that vision will be a focus in the years ahead. The Town has set its strategic direction and realigned its structure to give attention to place planning and management and looks forward to plenty of conversations about creating dynamic places for everyone. Visit the Town’s website to read previous Growth Series articles.

Eat Ride ‘n’ Enjoy Are you heading to the footy at Optus Stadium? You can use your ticket to redeem deals and discounts at over 40 participating bars, restaurants and cafes in the Town of Victoria Park. This promotion runs until 30 July 2018 and is available on all game and event days at Optus Stadium for ticketholders. Upcoming Optus Stadium events: Sunday 10 June AFL Premiership Round 12 – Fremantle v Adelaide Crows Thursday 21 June AFL Premiership Round 14 – West Coast Eagles v Essendon Sunday 1 July AFL Premiership Round 15 – Fremantle v Brisbane Lions Sunday 8 July AFL Premiership Round 16 – West Coast Eagles v GWS GIANTS Sunday 15 July AFL Premiership Round 17 – Fremantle v Port Adelaide Sunday 22 July AFL Premiership Round 18 – West Coast Eagles v Western Bulldogs Monday 23 July Chelsea FC v Perth Glory Sunday 29 July AFL Premiership Round 19 – Fremantle v Hawthorn To view the list of participating venues and for more info visit



COMMUNITY UPDATE Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project Edition 5 | June 2018

Zone 2 Community Activity Zone The first stage of construction for Zone 2 began in February with the demolition and removal of some existing infrastructure including the old toilet block, internal fences and gates, bitumen hardstands and the cottage and outbuilding on Lot 2 (36 Goddard St). The design consultant team contracted for Zone 2 are completing the detailed design of the area. The design contract for Zone 2 does not include design of the Zone 2 toilet block or Zone 2X (Tom Wright Reserve). A Request for Tender for detailed design of Zone 2X and the Zone 2 ablutions building has been issued and will close shortly. Once finalised, the detailed design plans for both Zone 2 and Zone 2X are planned to go to tender for construction contracts, with works anticipated to begin after the end of the 2018 WAFL football season.

Zone 1 Perth Football Club Zone 1 incorporates the development of brand new facilities for the Perth Football Club including multipurpose/shared spaces that can accommodate community events, activities and programs. The Zone 1 development is on hold pending additional funding being sourced. The Town is working with Perth Football Club to manage game day parking for the current football season while construction of Zone 3 takes place.

The hard landscaping and building phase will be done first, followed by soft landscaping (planting of trees and plants) after summer.

Parking in Zone 2X To ease street parking pressures around the Lathlain Park works, the Town has allowed the construction contractor for Zone 2, business hours parking access on Zone 2X for sub-contractor tradespeople and site staff. This arrangement will be in place until on-site parking becomes available as construction progresses.

Zone 6 Community Building

Zone 3 West Coast Eagles The West Coast Eagles and Wirrpanda Foundation training, administration and community building is advancing quickly.

The Lathlain Carlisle Playgroup recently commissioned an indoor mural for the Keith Hayes Community Centre. The beautiful piece was designed and painted by Kat Wray from Red Eclectic and illustrator Rebecca Mills. It took 67 hours to create and was completed in early January.

Much of the concrete base has been poured and the waterproof membrane to the aquatic area has been applied, enabling some back filling of sand from the stockpile to begin. Construction of the facility remains on track for completion in early 2019. Landscaping works will be done once construction of the administration facility is complete to avoid any damage to the new trees or plants during that construction period. The landscaping within the lease boundary will be managed by West Coast Eagles and includes the planting of replacement trees as part of the forward works development application approval given to West Coast Eagles, which stipulates the trees removed during the forward works be replaced at a ratio of six to one. Majority of these replacement trees will be planted within the lease boundary area, with more to be planted in surrounding parks and streets over a four-year planting program.

Zone 7 Equitable Access The endorsed concept plan for 90 degree parking along the southern side of McCartney Crescent is being reviewed to fit in with the newly planned traffic calming measures for McCartney Crescent, developed with community input. A Request for Quotation for the McCartney Crescent engineering detail design for parking has closed and is being reviewed for consultant selection. These construction works will follow the traffic calming works and will be aim to minimise impact on Perth Football Club home games for the 2018 season. Unrelated water and gas main works are currently occurring in nearby streets.

Zone 8 Scouts Zone The Zone 8 project included refurbishing the Scouts hall with mostly external works to improve functionality and the appearance of the building. These works are now complete. The Carlisle Scout Group fixed-term lease for this site ended some time ago and the Scouts continue to hold the lease on a monthly basis. The Lathlain precinct has changed significantly in recent years due to the LPRP. The Town is working together with the Scouts to identify what their current and future needs are, as well as that of the wider community, so we can utilise the site to its greatest potential. There is no set timeline for achieving this, and there will be no change to the existing lease arrangement until we find a solution which is the best possible outcome for the local community, Town ratepayers and the Scouts.



GO Edwards Park upgrade complete! Stage one of the planned upgrade to GO Edwards Park is now complete! The $3.5m project will be undertaken in five stages and will improve the amenity, access and visibility of the park to encourage visitors and discourage anti-social behaviour. Stage one works were completed by contractor LD Total and included: •

Creation of an interactive, creative, nature-based play area for young children and families to enjoy.

Water sensitive urban design - naturally vegetated and rock-lined drainage channel to treat stormwater run-off from the access road and car park.

Wooded tree planting area plus deep-rooted vegetation for water quality improvement of the lake (melaleuca, eucalyptus and casuarina species).

Significant soft-scape works increasing vegetation and habitat, reducing water consumption.

The installation of a bird hide.

Construction of stage one of the east-west path network linking Burswood peninsula to Victoria Park.

Small timber footbridges providing pedestrian access over drainage areas.

Make sure you head down and take a look!

Welcome back Hyatti Our much-loved bronze sculpture, Hyatti is making a return to the Town. Artist Ayad Alqaragholli is currently working on an almost identical piece, which should be back on display in July for all to enjoy again. Hyatti was stolen from Duncan Street Reserve in August last year. The replacement is covered by the Town’s insurance.



Love Between the Pages Wednesday 27 June 6–7.30pm Join brilliant Western Australian authors Anthea Hodgson and Sasha Wasley to celebrate those books that champion love in their pages. The authors will be chatting about their new books, romance, writing and more. All attendees will receive a small gift and a chance to win a door prize. Books will be available for purchase and signings. Refreshments provided. Bookings are essential and can be made on the website or by phoning 9373 5500 or emailing victoriaparklibrary@vicpark.

Library Buzz Week is all about exploring your library with a great range of events and activities for everyone!

Kanopy – new online resource Kanopy is a video streaming platform for public libraries delivering one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries, and movies online. Browse and view over 30,000 films and documentaries from top suppliers, including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films and Madman Entertainment with your library card.


For more information visit

RFID and LMS The library is implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) and introducing a new library management system (LMS). RFID technology will make checking out books easier for members and staff and make it easier to manage and access collections. Together with the new LMS, members can expect improved efficiency, easier access to collections online, reduced lines at check-out and increase security in the coming months.


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Weekly Walking Groups In partnership with the Heart Foundation, the Town is offering the following free weekly walking groups:

Tuesdays: 8.30am at Kensington Bushland (meeting by the club room at Harold Rossiter Park). Wednesdays: 9.30am Mothers’ Walking Group (new location–start at Kettle Café, 17 Lathlain Place, Lathlain). Enjoy a coffee and play at Rayment Park playground after the walk. Dads, prams and children welcome. No need to book, just come along!

Family Fitness Program

Pasta Master

Term three: 16 July–21 September Monday and Friday sessions available Leisurelife Centre $9 per session (Town residents) $11 per session (non-residents) Booking is essential

Learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch with Chef Lorenzo. This hands-on workshop will allow participants to see, smell, feel and taste everything they cook. Plus you will learn some easy add-ins and variations to boost nutrition in your meal. Chef Lorenzo is the former head chef of Jamie’s Italian in Perth.

This program is specifically designed for toddlers (15 months - three years) along with mum or dad. Sessions include pram cardio, practical resistance training, obstacle courses and much more. Ask about our programs for mums with a toddler and baby.

Wednesday 1 August 6–8pm | $16 Leisurelife Centre, East Victoria Park Booking is essential

Breakfast Bonanza Saturday 16 June 9–11am | $8 Leisurelife Centre, East Victoria Park Booking is essential Bored with your normal breakfast? Super-start your morning with these easy ideas on how to swap your boring breakfast for something more nutritious and delicious. Participants will prepare different recipes and enjoy sharing them together.

Sign up to the Goodness me! e-newsletter for information about upcoming Healthy Community events and activities.

Postnatal Fitness Program Term three: 16 July–21 September Monday and Friday sessions available Leisurelife Centre and John Macmillan Park (weather permitting) $9 per session (Town residents) $11 per session (non-residents) Booking is essential Designed specifically for optimal postnatal fitness. Sessions include low-impact pram cardio, pelvic floor exercises and practical resistance training.

To make a booking or for further information on Healthy Community programs visit:

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Christmas in July bingo Can’t wait another six months for Christmas? Never fear, Leisurelife is holding their annual Christmas in July bingo extravaganza on Saturday 14 July. Doors open at 5.30pm with eyes down at 6pm. There will be Christmas treats, give-aways and a visit from the jolly man in red!

Winter sports Get your mates together and join our winter sports competitions on the resurfaced courts at Leisurelife. Monday Men’s basketball and soccer

Spotlight on Les Mills Tone

Tuesday Men’s and mixed basketball Wednesday Men’s basketball, ladies netball and mixed netball Thursday Men’s and mixed basketball, ladies netball

Extended Leisurelife gym hours From 28 May Leisurelife gym will no longer close in the afternoon. Extended opening hours are as follows:

Les Mills Tone is a 45 minute class which incorporates a mix of lunges, squats, functional training and tubing exercises designed to burn calories and take your fitness to the next level. Les Mills classes run four times each week at Aqualife. Visit our website to view the timetable.

Just 4 Kids School Holiday Program Keep the kids busy and entertained during the school holidays at Leisurelife. There’s always a jam-packed timetable on offer filled with boredom-busting, skill-building, energy-consuming activities. The next program will run between 2-13 July. Centrelink child care assistance and JET subsidy rebates are available. Visit our website for more information.

Monday to Thursday: 5.30am to 8.30pm Friday: 5.30am to 8pm Saturday: 8am to 6pm Sunday: 9am to 4pm (may change to 8am from 1 July)


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Leisurelife Centre: 9373 5450 | Aqualife Centre: 9373 5400


Basketball membership promo Sign up for a basketball membership at Leisurelife during June and get nine months for the price of six! Sign up with a friend and you will both get 12 months for the price of six. If you are already a basketball member and renew your membership during June you will also get nine months for the price of six (membership must be expiring between 1 June and 31 August). Plus, all new or existing members who take part in the promotion will go into the draw to win a Spalding T-1000 Basketball (RRP $150).

Winter swimming Swimming is fun in winter too! Learning to swim at Aqualife is fun all year round, not just in summer. The pools at Aqualife are heated between 28 and 34 degrees and consistent swimming help children retain skills and knowledge. However, it is important to ensure your children are kept warm after getting out of the pool as the outside temperatures can be quite chilly over the winter months. Our Swim School Coordinator has put together some helpful tips for parents; •

Bring a hot water bottle to class with your child’s clothes wrapped around it.

Bring a hooded dressing gown to wear outside after the lesson.

Bring a beanie, scarf and closed in shoes or ugg boots.

If your child gets cold in the water try using a thermal rashie, wetsuit or wetsuit top.

Bring two towels, one for their body and one for wet hair. Make sure you towel dry their hair as much as possible.

Use a swimming cap to keep your child’s head warm.

After the lesson treat your child to a hot chocolate or other warm drink.

End of financial year sale End of financial year sale Turn up the heat on your winter workout by taking advantage of our end of financial year sale! Get started on a direct debit Essential or Facility membership during June 2018 and pay no joining fee. Plus, join with a friend and you both get your second month for free. Existing members who renew their upfront memberships during June 2018 will get one month for free added onto their membership – that’s 13 months for the price of 12 (membership must be expiring before 31 August 2018). For more information contact either centre, or visit our website.

For further information on activities visit




Town of Victoria Park Contact Information Town of Victoria Park 9311 8111 99 Shepperton Road, Victoria Park Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm Victoria Park Library 9373 5500 27 Sussex Street, East Victoria Park Opening hours: • Mon, Fri: 9am – 6pm • Tue, Wed, Thu: 9am – 8pm Sat: 9am – 5pm • Sun/pub. hols: Closed Aqualife 9373 5400 42 Somerset Street, East Victoria Park Opening hours: Pool, Gym, Reception Mon – Thu: 5.30am – 8.30pm • Fri: 5.30am – 8pm • Sat / Sun: 8am – 6pm • Creche Mon - Fri: 8.30am – 12noon

5 June

Elected Members Briefing Session 6.30pm, Council Chambers Town administration centre Public welcome

12 June

Ordinary Council Meeting 6.30pm, Council Chambers Town administration centre Public welcome

20 June

Coffee & Change – Plastic Free Future Free event, bookings essential

3 July

Elected Members Briefing Session 6.30pm, Council Chambers Town administration centre Public welcome

10 July

Ordinary Council Meeting 6.30pm, Council Chambers Town administration centre Public welcome

7 August

Elected Members Briefing Session 6.30pm, Council Chambers Town administration centre Public welcome

14 August

Ordinary Council Meeting 6.30pm, Council Chambers Town administration centre Public welcome

29 August

Coffee & Change – Change Makers Free event, bookings essential

Leisurelife 9373 5450 Cnr Kent and Gloucester Streets, East Victoria Park Opening hours: Reception Mon – Fri: 5.30am – 11pm • Sat 8am – 11pm • Sun 9am – 4pm • Gym Mon – Fri: 5.30am – 12noon* / 4.30 – 8pm* • Sat: 9am –12noon* • Sun: Closed • Creche Mon – Fri: 9am – 11am *Extended opening hours (see page 8) Victoria Park Digital Hub

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1 Harper Street, Victoria Park Opening hours: • Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm • Fri/Sat: Open by appt. only • Sun: Closed Animal Care Facility 199 Thelma Street, South Perth Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 12.30pm (ex. some public holidays) • For lost animal and general Ranger enquiries: 9311 8171 Report It 9311 8111 (after hours message service)


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Life in the Park Winter 2018  

The Town of Victoria Park's quarterly publication.

Life in the Park Winter 2018  

The Town of Victoria Park's quarterly publication.