Public transport, planning decisions and a possible $6 million road project are among the latest decisions from the 27 March 2018 council meeting.
The City of Subiaco will engage a transport expert following council’s decision to undertake a cost-benefit analysis of public transport options in Subiaco. The research will investigate the feasibility of an improved Subiaco Shuttle service (route 97), the introduction of a free Central Area Transit (CAT) service and other potential public transport options. Findings from the analysis will be presented to the Economic and Business Sustainability Advisory Committee in May.
The city will also begin negotiations with the State Government and Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) to arrange funding for the proposed $6 million Hay Street and Roberts Road two-way conversion project. With construction on the new Inner City College in progress and the Subiaco East Redevelopment underway, the city will be seeking financial contributions from the State Government for the two-way conversion.
Other council business included an update on outcomes from the city’s Economic Development Strategy including a research project which examines Subiaco’s night time economy. The city has partnered with Curtin University to roll out the study and is currently consulting with local businesses. Council also endorsed a marketing strategy and brand plan for the See Subiaco destination brand.
Council resolved to progress the recruitment of a new Chief Executive, following the resignation of CEO Don Burnett. The city will appoint an external recruitment consultant to begin the selection process.
The city’s annual Compliance Audit Return was accepted by council. The audit achieved satisfactory results and will now be submitted to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
In planning matters, council voted to support an application for a new mixed use development at the southern end of Rokeby Road. The design retains the existing balcony which overlooks Rokeby Road and features a Mansard or ‘French roof’ with sloping sides and windows to create an additional floor within the roof. The application will be determined by Metro West Joint Development Application Panel (JDAP).
Council also approved a minor scheme amendment which rectifies an administrative error on a previous amendment to the Town Planning Scheme No. 4.
The next council meeting will be held on Tuesday 17 April. To access council meeting minutes and agendas visit www.subiaco.wa.gov.au/Your-council/Council-meetings/Agendas-and-minutes.