A skate park for Altone is on the advocacy list.

City of Swan prioritises advocacy projects

During the February to March City of Swan ward meetings, the selected projects were presented to the councillors specific to their wards.
May 2, 2024
Anita McInnes

A LIST of financial advocacy projects worth $129.5 million has been agreed upon by City of Swan councillors.

An overview of the city’s advocacy priorities for 2023-25 show the city will seek to secure $40.4m in state funding and $38.6m from the federal government for the projects.

An officer’s report presented to the meeting listed 19 prioritised projects on the advocacy list with the Altone pavilion changeroom upgrades, Rosher Park oval playground replacement, Ballajura intergenerational play space, Altone skate park and BMX upgrade, Hazelmere hall community art mural, South Guildford BMX track, Dulcie Liddelow Netball Centre sport lighting upgrade, Brabham Community Centre, Bells Rapids footbridge upgrade and the Old Marshall Road shared path making up the top ten.

They were followed by the Garrick Theatre heritage refurbishments, Ellenbrook District Open Space north pavilion development, Woodlake sports ground pavilion, Bullsbrook Men’s Shed, Queens Road Arboretum playground replacement, Ferguson pavilion changeroom upgrade, Gidgegannup Showgrounds equestrian pavilion, South Ballajura Community Centre renovations and the Marshall Road duplication.

The officer’s report said during the February to March ward meetings, the selected projects were presented to the councillors specific to their wards.

“Feedback from these meetings was gathered and actioned, and a council briefing session was conducted in April, where the entire list of projects was shown to the councillors,’’ the report said.

“At the briefing session held on April 17 four additional projects were added to the advocacy priority list namely the Bullsbrook Men’s Shed, Bullsbrook Skate/Cycle Track, Gidgegannup Men’s Shed and Brabham Community Centre.

“The revised cost of the Ellenbrook District Open Space north pavilion refurbishment was also increased to reflect updated pricing, to $7.5m.”

At the April 29 special council meeting Pearce ward councillor Aaron Bowman moved an alternative motion that the council endorse the list of 70 projects outlined in the 2023-25 financial advocacy priorities list and actively advocate for the initiatives for pre-election funding pledges.

The motion seconded by Whiteman ward Cr Haeden Miles was carried unanimously.

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