President's Report

April 2019 

Cornerstone Official Opening

The Cornerstone Multipurpose Community Centre was officially opened on Thursday 28th February by Member for Pearce, the Hon Christian Porter MP. Work undertaken over the last 6 years to achieve a facility that will provide economic and social benefit to our community for decades to come was recognised. A large crowd of community members and invited guests attended the opening on what was a very warm day. The extra effort by everyone involved with the ‘official’ morning was greatly appreciated, including a special flyover by the Silver Centenary. A transcript of the Shire Presidents address is provided in this edition of the Blarney.

 

Vincent Street Bridge Single Lane Only

Main Roads WA has advised that the westbound lane on the Vincent Street Bridge was due to close at the end of March. It was expected a lane will be closed well into completion of the bridge refurbishment works in late September.

 

Youth Activity Precinct Community Forum - Saturday 13th April 2019

A Community Forum will be held on Saturday 13th April 11am – 1pm at the recreation ground to present and discuss site options investigated by the Working Group for a proposed Youth Activity Precinct in Beverley, and to workshop features and elements for inclusion in such a facility.

 

The Shire engaged Skate Sculpture for this project and the working group have been surprised how their own thinking has varied when guided through various considerations by the Skate Sculpture team. Interested youth and community members are strongly encouraged to attend the interactive Community Forum. A session with students at Beverley District High School will be held during school time on the day prior.

 

Local Government Elections October 2019

Four Councillor Terms with the Shire of Beverley will be expiring in October this year. In the lead up to the election the Shire plans to provide several opportunities to learn more about what is involved as a Shire Councillor. Candidate nominations open on 5th September for 8 days.

 

Property owners for whom Beverley is not their residential address on the State electoral role will need to contact the Shire to be included on the register of Owners and Occupiers for eligibility to vote for candidates in the Shire of Beverley.

 

Claude & Gordon Angus Hospital Gazebo Opening

A lovely gazebo area at the Beverley Hospital was officially opened in March by Mary Blechynden and Richard Smith whose family had a long association with brothers Claude and Gordon Angus who had bequeathed funds to the Beverley hospital many years ago. Congratulations to the Local Health Advisory Group (LHAG) and WA Country Health Service, particularly LHAG Chairperson Keith Murray and Health Services Manager Michelle Bauer, on seeing this long awaited project to fruition. The area provides a welcoming and assessable outdoor space for hospital residents, patients, their visitors and staff to enjoy.

 

Beverley District High School Open Day

The Beverley District High School was abuzz on the recent open day and it was terrific to have a look around at the great range of facilities our students have access to. Congratulations and thankyou to everyone involved.

 

Easter in Beverley

Best wishes for Easter, which in Beverley is usually a busy time when locals and visitors are enjoying the Art Exhibition, Tennis Tournament, Markets and Beverley’s many attributes. Keep safe, and just a reminder that paddock burns and burning of bushland is not permitted during this time in the Shire of Beverley.

President

CR DEE RIDGWAY
Shire President