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in the MARCH APRIL MAY 2011

What’s On in AUTUMN Music by Moonlight & WA Youth Orchestra Harmony Roadshow



FUTURE Community Consultation with CEO

The Draft Plan for the Future was put out for community consultation from 4 January to 11 February 2011. Copies of the draft plan were put on display at the Council Administration Building, the Library, Aqualife Centre and Leisurelife Centre. An additional consultation kiosk was trialled at The Park Centre which was staffed by the Town’s CEO Arthur Kyron and Senior Executives. This new approach to consultation was welcomed by over 90 people who stopped by to ask questions and give their ideas. Feedback was sought on the following key points: 1. Key assumptions upon which the 15 year financial plan is based; 2. Proposed borrowing to fund a major Town Centre redevelopment; 3. Five outcome areas, programs that focus on the

Community Life; Business Life, Renew Life, Built Life and Future Life of the Town; 4. A new structure aligned to the 5 program areas; 5. A new mission - Victoria Park: Vibrant Lifestyle 6. The identification of major projects under each program area; 7. Proposed Specified Area Rates over and above standard rates paid in selected areas; 8. Possible option of not fully replacing the Leisurelife Centre facility as a result of the Town Centre redevelopment; 9. Possible land sales to fund major projects set out in the plan; 10. Paid parking off main-street and other selected locations in the Town. A number of responses have been received with the majority indicating support for the future direction. The Draft Plan for the Future along with comments and feedback was presented to Council for consideration at the 22 February Ordinary Council Meeting.

FRONT COVER: Opera singer - Katja Webb, WA Opera - Music by Moonlight performer

in the

Taking Cool Digital Photos for 15 -21 yrs

Free stuff to do

Get your mates together for something different

Sun 10 April 2011 10.00am - 2.00pm @ Victoria Park Centre for the Arts



Hip Hop Moves for 14-17 yrs Mon 11 April 2011 4.00pm - 5.00pm and 5.00pm - 6.00pm @ Leisurelife Centre

Details? RSVP your free place! Nichola: 9311 8131

What’s happening

local news AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD WINNERS Dr Lindsay Hunter, an inaugural member of the Town’s Local History Advisory Committee, received the Australia Day award in the Individual Category. Over 13 years, he volunteered his knowledge and skills to assist in the creation of two editions of the Town’s ‘Timeline’, provided extensive research and writing on the ‘Heritage Circle’ at GO Edwards Park (a project he also named) and the Tram Trail Project, plus many other undertakings. His work is of immense value to both researchers and the community. The Group Award was awarded to the Seventh-day Adventist Church which, with Bev and John Lowe, works voluntarily to provide some 50,000 meals a year free for the homeless and disadvantaged. “We make a meal served with love” says Bev Lowe.

Above: Award winners Pastor Edgar Reyes and Dr Lindsay Hunter with Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan.

music by moonlight! Rivers, oceans and water Don’t miss the Town’s annual free night of classical music and opera under the stars. Music by Moonlight - Classics on the Swan is on Sunday 13 March at 7pm on the Burswood Park Foreshore. Come and enjoy a picnic on the grass from 5pm. This year, the WA Youth Orchestra, along with special guests from the WA Opera, will perform orchestral and operatic favourites inspired by rivers, oceans and water. Features of the program will include: Pirates of the Caribbean, ‘Lakme Duet’ from the Pearlfishers, The Blue Danube, ‘Let’s Drink’ from La Traviata, Pirates of Penzance, Riverdance, MoonRiver, Waltzing Matilda, and the theme score from Titanic. This highlight event is presented in partnership with the Burswood Park Board and sponsored by Lotterywest.


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Take time to share your Spirit of the Suburb Story There’s still time for residents to get into the spirit and host a Street Meet ‘n’ Greet which officially closes on 14 March to be eligible for great prizes sponsored by local businesses, as well as being invited to the inaugural Neighbour Day Street Meet ’n’ Greet community celebration. Residents who share their ‘Spirit of the Suburb’ story will be in the running to WIN the major prize of $500 cash, compliments of Streets Ice Cream. Mayor Trevor Vaughan said that “every story is valuable and the benefits for neighbours that attend a Street Meet ‘n’ Greet will no doubt be talked about long after the social event has happened. Local stories will be published in the Town’s Safer Community Connection e-newsletter which will highlight the sociable streets in the Town of Victoria Park”. So get cracking and phone 9311 8114 to get your Street Meet ‘n’ Greet application and resource kit or go online to access the information package at:

Thelma, Peter and Jim - O’Dea St

Here are some of the stories . . .

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street meet 'n' greet

r e n r o C y t i n Commu street meet ‘n’ greet Annual O’Dea Street Meet ’n’ Greet

Annual Solar Way Street Meet ’n’ Greet

The O’Dea Street tradition is going stronger than ever after holding its 19th annual get together on the 25th of January 2011. Hosted on Simone’s front lawn, 20 houses were involved plus 3 past residents - a fantastic turnout with 39 people! Our evening simply wouldn’t have been achieved without the combined efforts of several neighbours; with special mention to Margaret, Jim and Adriana (our local Meet’n’Greet champion). Thanks to all those who took both the opportunity and time out to catch up, meet new neighbours, swap renovating/gardening ideas and of course enjoy a good old fashioned yarn. We all can highly recommend starting up a similar tradition in your street. Additional catch ups have already been generated as a result of this Meet ’n’ Greet, commencing on the 6th of February with a group walk. Our younger generation were throwing frisbees well into the evening provided by the Town of Victoria Park and we all topped the night off with a cuppa and/or an ice-cream. An all round success, before the night was half way through, three more residents have already volunteered to host the next three events.

Great that the Town has started something to get the neighbours to talk to each other. Here in Solar Way, Carlisle we have just had our seventh annual “Say Good Aye Day“ last Saturday. Neighbours from 11 houses enjoyed each others company from 6pm to 11pm. “. . . creates Everyone brought something and encourages different to eat and enjoy and togetherness and at the end the Yellow topped that friendly wave waste bin rattled with joy as its contents awaited the recycling as we pass during program. While it would be great the year.” to extend the group further the size of the yard creates some limitations. With changes of owners comes new faces and already there are a couple of new ones looking forward to the next gathering. A great success that brings all together and creates and encourages togetherness and that friendly wave as we pass during the year. Peter Solar Way, Carlisle

We’re already looking forward to our 20th milestone event and meeting a few more new faces!!! Simone O’Dea Street, Carlisle Above: Sarah and John - O’Dea St

Sarah and John

Gresham Street Meet ‘n’ Greet On Australia Day eve, we decided to host a Street Meet ‘n’ Greet. We had a group of six adults and two kids attend. As we are fairly new to the street and I have a partner who does fly in fly out work, we had only met a couple of the neighbours and thought it would be nice to extend these new friendships. The get together proved to be a great opportunity to make connections and share experiences particularly within our own suburb. Several of us had shared interests. Mostly we were surprised at how everyone socialised together so well. We had 2 households who were very long term residents who were able to tell us a fair bit about the history and evolution of our street. We would definitely like to carry this tradition on into the future. Elizabeth and Gerard Gresham Street “As we are fairly new to the Victoria Park

street and I have a partner who does fly in fly out work, we had only met a couple of the neighbours and thought it would be nice to extend these new friendships.”

L - R: Margaret, Adriana, Simone, Lillian and D.J. - O’Dea St


LATHLAIN PARK MASTERPLAN Vision: A pleasant, easy-to-maintain community park where people of all ages can walk, exercise, play and enjoy the softness of the landscape.

What’s the Plan for Lathlain Park? The Lathlain Park Precinct Masterplan was open for public comment for the period of 22 December 2010 to 3 February 2011. We would like to thank the many residents and stakeholders who took the time to submit feedback relating to the Masterplan. Comments and suggestions received were overwhelmingly positive and will be collated and presented to Council for consideration. The formal adoption of recommendations by Council will kick-start a more detailed planning process and the development of a Lathlain Park Works Program linked to the Town’s Plan for the Future.

Major Stadium Development in Victoria Park At the February Council Meeting, the Council resolved to support the concept of a major stadium within the Town. Although Council does support the concept, it also wishes to further investigate the possible implications of locating a major sporting venue within the Burswood Peninsula precinct and be allowed the opportunity to comment prior to the establishment of such a major attraction to the area. Next steps would include consultation with other major private and government stakeholders and public comment would be sought in order to progress.


PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS TO LATHLAIN PARK: 1 Community facilities including small cafĂŠ

which can be used during football matches 2 Children’s play area located near parking

and with clear visual surveillance from street 3 Public Courts 4 Landscaping areas with BBQs for community

gathering 5 Low landscaped ridges to separate the football

activities from the park which enables each area to develop independently 6 Dedicated football club facilities 7

Fenced dog exercise area and new landscaping


On site parking for 120 cars


Control points to prevent vehicle entry and pedestrian access during football matches

10 2kms of walkways and paths with exercise

stations at regular intervals 11 Reduce width of McCartney street to make

provision for crowd parking on verge 12 Reduce width of Goddard street to make

provision for crowd parking on verge 13 Oval open to public except during match days 14 Indigenous remnant landscape retained and

interpreted to enable community to appreciate the natural heritage of the area 15 Car park, with slow speed vehicle access,

to enable people to park close to community facilities if required 16 Landscaping to prevent people climbing

eastern face of the ridge 17 Thin out existing dense landscape 7


The redevelopment of the Town Centre was envisioned in a Masterplan developed for the Town in 2000. The redevelopment relies on various levels of partnering. Currently the Town is in discussions with the land owners.

Our vision is that the new Centre will become Perth’s leading example of a thriving inner city Town Centre. It will demonstrate the successful integration of retail, commercial, residential, public and civic uses in a 21st century context. It will also include the renewal of a range of community facilities, and the creation of a public square and extended public space that is attractive to its users and visitors. The Town of Victoria Park currently has as its centre the entire 3.2km of Albany Highway Mainstreet, but does not have a single focussed area that the community can identify with as being ‘their’ place. “We intend to consult with the community to achieve a strong sense of ‘ownership’ and ‘buy in’,” said Mayor Vaughan. Various levels of consultation are planned and will include newsletters, workshops, surveys and other ways for people to have their say. For the new Town Centre, the overall aim is to provide the community with a focal point where they can catch up with friends and participate in activities, concerts and festivals in a friendly inclusive environment. The Town Centre will become the cultural and social focus for the community.

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Holiday Swimming lessons are a great way to boost your child’s swimming confidence as well as accelerate learning by attending classes each day. We offer Swim School classes during each School Holiday period for preschool and school children aged 3 to 12 years. The Term 2 Program runs from Wednesday 27 April to Friday 6 May with one or two week programs available. Cost: • Both Weeks: (8 day program) $84 • Week 2 only: (5 day program) $52.50 Enrolments commence on Monday 21 March. t: 9373 5404

Keep your children happy, active and entertained during these Summer Holidays! Activities are suitable for children aged between 6 to 14 years and include arts and crafts, movies, cooking, sports, talent shows and excursions all over Perth. The Program will run from Wednesday 20 April to Wednesday 4 May. Enrolments will be open from Monday 28 March. For more information contact Leisurelife: t: 9373 5450


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2011 Harmony Week Roadshow Saturday 19 March 2011 9.00am - 2.00pm John MacMillan Park Sussex Street, East Victoria Park • Chinese Dancing • African Drumming • Children’s multicultural storytime • Youth Games

• Community Art • Tai Chi demonstrations • Local market stalls and lots more . . .

To receive the full Harmony Week Roadshow programme: 9311 8104

Proudly supported by: Victoria Park Community Markets

what’s on MARCH


Music in the Garden Sunday 6 March 4.00pm - 6.00pm Victoria Park Centre for the Arts 12 Kent St, East Victoria Park Thalia Skopellos, Acoustic Roots Music - Greek/Aboriginal Singer Gurpreet Singh, Indian tabla player. $FREE


Music by Moonlight Sunday 13 March 7.00pm Burswood Park Resort Drive, Burswood Join the WA Youth Orchestra and West Australian Opera for the free concert on the foreshore. Bring the family, along with a rug or chair and a picnic and settle in for a magical evening under the stars. Contact the Town of Victoria Park on 9311 8114. $FREE.

St Patrick’s Day Lunch & Concert Thursday 17 March 12.00 noon Harold Hawthorne Centre 2 Memorial Drive, Carlisle Celebrate St Patricks Day with lunch followed by a concert. Tickets $20.00 for this special lunch and bookings are essential. Contact the centre on 9470 1155 or e:



Harmony Week Roadshow Saturday 19 March 9.00am - 2.00pm John MacMillan Park Sussex Street, East Victoria Park The ‘Harmony Roadshow’ has been programmed to coincide with the monthly Park Markets. $FREE. See pg9 for more.


Music in the Garden Sunday 20 March 4.00 - 6.00pm Victoria Park Centre for the Arts 12 Kent St, East Victoria Park Megan Jordan, Acoustic Folk, 10

Brendan Guspari, Acoustic guitar, harmonica and also with a violinist. $FREE.


Masters Athletics Membership Run Sunday 27 March 7.30am Burswood Park Resort Drive, Burswood A 5km or 11.6 km walk or run event for ages 30+ organised by Masters Athletics. Marshals and water spots are on the course. $5.00 fee for non-members. Visit

APRIL Great Gardens Energy Workshop Thursday 7 April 6.30pm - 9.30pm Town of Victoria Park, 99 Shepperton Rd, Victoria Park Learn clever house and garden tips that can slash your power bills, what rebates are available and tap into solar and wind energy information. Register on 1300 369 833 or $FREE.



Setting Boundaries CLAN WA Workshop Friday 15 April 9.30am - 12.00noon CLAN WA Victoria Park 2 Memorial Avenue, Carlisle This parenting workshop will focus on, how to discipline effectively, explore the reasons for and how to set boundaries. Contact CLAN on 9472 9144 or Stations of the Cross - Bindoon Saturday 16 April 9.00am - pilgrimage begins Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Cnr Whittlesford and Washer Streets, East Victoria Park Bring lunch and refreshements. Rev Bruce Hyde t: 94721947 or visit


Masters Athletics - 5km, 10km or 15km Run/Walk Sunday 24 April 7.30am Burswood Park Resort Drive, Burswood Run or walk events for ages 30+ Marshals and water spots. Visit


10 MAY

Youth in the Park Taking cool digital photos Sunday 10 April 10.00am - 2.00pm Victoria Park Centre for the Arts 12 Kent St, East Victoria Park Come down and get some tips on how to take cool digital photos. For 15-21 year olds. $FREE. Contact Nichola t: 9311 8131 or


Youth in the Park Hip Hop Moves Sunday 11 April 10.00am - 2.00pm Leisurelife Centre cnr of Kent & Gloucester Streets Come down and try Hip Hop dance for 14 - 17 year olds. $FREE. Contact Nichola t: 9311 8131 or

Food Fete Saturday 7 May 11.00am Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Cnr Whittlesford and Washer Streets, East Victoria Park The Food Fete offers a range of Asian dishes, sausage sizzle, deserts, tea and coffee. Contact Rev Bruce Hyde t: 94721947 or visit



RSPCA Million Paws Walk Sunday 15 May 8.00am (registration open) Sir James Mitchell Park Taylor Reserve, Victoria Park An annual fundraising event for all animal lovers. Bring your family and dog along and join the walk! Contact t: 9209 9340 or register at

what’s on connect with your community . . . Victoria Park Centre for the Arts has weekly courses running. For a current brochure call 9470 5520 e: or Leonard Old Tyme Dancers every Monday, 1.00pm - 3.30pm. $4.00 . An afternoon of old time and new vogue dancing (except Public Holidays). Peter’s Church Hall, 11 Leonard St, Victoria Park. Contact Frances Davy t: 9367 3248 e: Carlisle Scouts every Tuesday, Cubscouts from 7.00pm - 8.30pm and every Wednesday, Scouts 7.00pm - 9.00pm during school terms. Ages 7-14 years, providing fun and adventure. 2 Lathlain Place, Lathlain. t: Debbie or Clive on 9362 3981 or visit Croquet Club every Tuesday and Saturday, 9.00am, corner Shepperton Rd and Rushton St, Victoria Park. t: 9330 6564 Cityview Kids Club & Youth Group every Friday during school terms. Cityview Kids is for 5-12 years @ 4.00pm - 6.00pm and Cityview Youth is for 12-20 years @ 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Cityview Church, 100 Star St, Carlisle. Contact Pastor Pamela Bunton t: 9470 5348 e: Kidsplus - Afterschool Club for primary age children begins on Friday 4 March, 5.00 - 6.30pm. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Cnr Whittlesford and Washer Streets, East Victoria Park. Contact Rev Bruce Hyde t: 94721947 or Bingo every Saturday, 7.30pm, Leisurelife Centre, Kent St, East Victoria Park. Each book is only $3.50. High roller nights are the last Saturday each month. $4.50/book with a minimum of 6 books. t: 9428 4435. Over 55 Cycling Club for mature aged members. Regular rides on Wednesday & Saturday mornings to suit all abilities. Contact Barry t: 9243 3624 e: or WA Table Tennis Association Junior Club 8-15 years: Saturdays 10.00am -12.00pm. All ages: Sunday 1.00pm - 5.00pm. Over 55s: Fridays 9.00am - 12.00pm. 12 Gerard Street, East Victoria Park. Contact Rebecca Hibbert t: 0413 544 112 e: Somerset Seals Water Polo Club - Training Women’s Training every Sunday at 4.00pm Men’s Training every Monday at 7.00pm Aqualife Centre, Somerset St, Victoria Park Contact: Ashleigh Davis t: 0421105445 e:

Toastmasters Club every 1st and 3rd Monday, 6.30pm, The Homestead, 5 Mackie Street, Victoria Park. Improves your public speaking, listening and leadership skills. t: 0402 609 636 or visit Children’s Immunisation 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 9.00am - 12.00pm, Leisurelife Centre, Kent St, East Victoria Park. t: 9311 8113 The Victoria Park Stamp Club first Wednesday of every month, 7.30pm, held at Uniting Church, cnr Star and Archer Sts Carlisle. All ages welcome, our group is aged between 10 - 80 years. Start a new hobby or add to your collection, you can buy and sell your stamps at the club. An auction is held each month also. Contact Barbara on 9472 8072 or Norah on 040 8902 766. Bush Poets Monthly Muster 1st Friday, 7.30pm, The Auditorium, 26 Plantation Drive, Bentley Park. Cost: $8/light supper available. Traditional and contemporary Australian Rhyming Poetry. Contact Brian Langley t: 9361 3770 e: or Victoria Park Community Markets 3rd Saturday, 9.00am - 2.00pm, John MacMillan Park, Sussex St, East Victoria Park. t: 9291 7945 or 6363 6224 or e: Venue available for YOUR group Playfield Learning Centre meeting rooms Contact Dot t: 9361 3770 e:

The Homestead Dining Room Senior Citizens Welfare Association 5 Mackie St, Victoria Park, 6100 Come & join us! The Homestead Dining Room is open Monday to Friday at 12 noon. A three course meal is served for $12.00 with tea and coffee. Contact Teresa or Ron Green on 9361 2904 or email for a reservation.

Upcoming event to add to What’s On? Send details to: or call Community Development on 9311 8114 11

Town Facilities ADMINISTRATION 99 Shepperton Rd Victoria Park Locked Bag No.437 Victoria Park 6979 t: 9311 8111 e:

COUNCIL DEPOT 199 Star St Welshpool t: 9373 5550

LIBRARY 27 Sussex St East Victoria Park t: 9373 5500

AQUALIFE Somerset St East Victoria Park t: 9373 5400

LEISURELIFE Cnr Kent & Gloucester St East Victoria Park t: 9373 5450 If problems get to you take ACTION: Phone 9311 8111 during business hours or leave a message after hours



SNAP, SEND, SOLVE Send Feedback to Your Council in Under 30 Seconds with your iPhone!

Waste Collection Reminders

What is it? Snap Send Solve is a free iPhone app that lets you report issues and provide feedback to your local council in under 30 seconds Australia wide. How does it work? Snap Send Solve determines your council using your iPhone’s GPS location. Once your GPS location has been determined the server sends back all relevant council details, including contact information, location, and email contact. It allows you to easily capture and report on common issues including litter, Illegal dumping, parking issues, street cleaning, trees, noise, and also provides a general request or general feedback option. All reports from Snap Send Solve are sent from the app using your email address so that the council can communicate directly with you to fix the issue. Developed by Outware Mobile, it can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store.

Submit an online ACTION request in the ‘Contact Us’ of the Town’s website.

Report Missed Bin Collections To report a missed Green or Yellow bin collection, call 9449 3397 between 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). The Town’s Waste Management and Recycling Guide for 2011 will be delivered to each resident of the Town of Victoria Park in March.

Upcoming Council Meeting Dates Tuesday 15 March, 2011 Tuesday 5 April, 2011 Wednesday 27 April 2011 Tuesday 17 May, 2011 Tuesday 7 June, 2011 All council meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held in the Council Chamber, at the Town’s Administration Building and commence at 6.30pm.


Write to: CEO Town of Victoria Park Reply Paid 71081 Victoria Park, WA 6979.

His Worship the Mayor Trevor Vaughan t: 9311 8155 m: 0447 374 528

Victoria Park Ward

Cr David Ashton Cr Vin Nairn Deputy Mayor t: (08) 9361 2662 t/f: (08) 9355 0369 f: (08) 9470 1032 m: 0400 686 444

Dates are also posted on the Town’s website showing specific pick-up areas (‘Rubbish’ section). Next Green Waste Collection: ● May 2011 Next Bulk Waste Collection: ● March 2011

Carlisle Ward

Cr Adam Vilaca m: 0431 957 077

Cr Julie Armstrong t: (08) 9361 4272

Cr Keith Hayes t: (08) 9361 0385 f: (08) 9361 0286

Cr Rowena Skinner Cr Claire Anderson Cr John Bissett t: (08) 9472 9947 t: (08) 9472 1913 t: (08) 9361 9222 m: 0418 901 977

This information is available in an alternative format to people with a disability on request to 9311 8132 100% recycled

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