2016/17 Annual Report received at Annual Electors’ Meeting

News Update 13 December 2017
The City of South Perth’s  2016/17 Annual Report and financial statements were received at the Annual Electors’ Meeting held on Monday 11 December 2017.
The theme for the annual report was ‘connecting our community’. In 2016/17 the City continued to make great progress on key projects tailored to different groups of the community.
The annual report highlights the year’s achievements and challenges and reports on the City’s performance based on the six strategic directions; Community, Environment, Housing and Land Uses, Places, Infrastructure and Transport, and Governance, Advocacy and Corporate Management.
“On behalf of my fellow Councillors, I am pleased to present the City of South Perth’s 2016/17 Annual Report,” City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said.
“This Annual Report captures and reflects upon milestones, lessons learned, and our future direction over the year.
“One of the highlights from this Annual Report is that 2016/17 was a year when there was considerable progress made in realising the City’s strategic vision and progressing major projects including the completion of Manning Community Facility and the redevelopment of Millers Pool in South Perth.”
Below is a snapshot of the City’s achievements.
The full Annual Report 2016/17 and financial statement is available to download from the City's website.

Key Achievements

  • Reviewed the City’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2021
  • Commenced Emergency Risk Management (ERM) assessment
  • Organised 48 events during a successful events season that attracted over 170,000 attendees
  • Conducted extensive community engagement on major projects and initiatives
  • Produced Draft Urban Forest Strategy
  • Finalised Water Management Plan 2017- 2022
  • Four Town Planning Scheme amendments gazetted
  • Opened Manning Community Facility in February 2017
  • Completed the redevelopment of Millers Pool
  • Ministerial approval for Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan
  • South Perth Station Precinct (PCA1) Parking Management Plan commenced
  • Strategic OSH program implemented
  • Draft Strategic Community Plan 2017- 2027 completed
  • Launched new City of South Perth website
  • Organisational review completed.

    Key Challenges
  • Catering for the growing popularity of cultural programs and events and impact of unpredictable weather
  • Barriers to disability access and inclusion need to be addressed including insufficient staff training in service delivery to people with a disability
  • Managing traffic and public access to facilities during capital works
  • Instances of vandalism and erosion in planted areas on City foreshores
  • Consideration of over 800 submissions on Town Planning Scheme Amendment No. 46
  • Maintaining ‘business as usual’ for key stakeholders during major projects
  • Less funding for asset preservation
  • Growing number of Development Applications from Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan
  • Strategic Community Plan review timing impacted by need to engage the community and stakeholders, political agendas, consultant and budgetary issues
  • Resource availability for the asset management system.

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