Community Spirit

Mayor's Diary 26 May 2016

As the seasons change so does the City. Our beautiful parks and reserves have been soaking up the rain and are looking greener by the day. I’ve noticed the plane trees that line many of our streets are changing with the cooler Autumn weather too, bursts of orange and deep brown leaves remind us that Winter isn’t too far away.

May has been a month filled with fabulous community initiatives. I have been lucky enough to attend a number of wonderful and very worthwhile events.

South Perth and Manning Library hosted simultaneous events for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in a bid to raise money for Cancer Council Australia.  This national event seems to continue to grow and get bigger each year.  It was lovely to see so many people come together at the libraries for such a great cause.  Thank you to everyone who baked the delicious cakes, muffins and slices and donated generously.  We were able to raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council, a charity I know which is close to so many people in our community.

A highlight for me this month was the Multicultural Youth Talent Quest staged at Wesley College in South Perth.  It really was a fantastic event which simply blew me away.  Presented by the Western Australia Multicultural Association, the event showcased the talents of young people of both primary and school ages from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal, Greek, Russian, Thai, Mongolian, Polish, Macedonian and Indian.  The scope and range of performances was just incredible.  It was a joyous presentation of music, singing, dancing and an opportunity for everyone to share and celebrate their cultural heritage.  Bravo to all involved! 

The Council considered a confidential legal report pertaining to the City of South Perth v ALH Group Holdings Pty Ltd at a Special Council Meeting on 21 June 2016. Given the reasonably unlikely prospects of a successful appeal, the Council unanimously resolved not to appeal the Supreme Court decision to the Court of Appeal.

Walk Safely to School 2016

Mayor Sue Doherty with parents and students from Manning Primary School

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