My Public Questions

Edgar Griffiths Park Upgrades

11 October 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting

CQ03-10/22

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Question:

Can Administration advise if there are any projects of upgrades occurring that Council Members are not aware of for Edgar Griffiths Park for parking and lighting?

Response(s):

Response by Director, Community & Place:
Advised she is aware Cr Wright has requested these projects be listed for consideration as part of the 2023/24 budget discussions.

Wanneroo Sports and Social Club, Wanneroo

11 October 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting

CQ02-10/22

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Question:

Can Administration advise who owns the land and building where the Wanneroo Sports and
Social Club in Wanneroo is located?

Response(s):

Response by Director, Corporate Strategy & Performance:
The Wanneroo Sports & Social Club (Club) premises at Lot 503 (22) Crisafulli Avenue is Crown land (Reserve 27744) managed by the City under a management order for the purpose of ‘Club and Club Premises’.

The buildings are owned by the City, with the Club responsible for ongoing maintenance under the terms of the lease. There is an exception for structural items, which are the responsibility of the City. The lease is scheduled to expire in June 2025.

Financial Hardship Rates Payments

09 August 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting

CQ04-08/22

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Question:

Is there a statutory charge that is applied to those opting to use the Financial Hardship Support payments, such as the $30.00 administration fee or interest charges?

Response(s):

Response by Director, Corporate Strategy and Performance:
The financial hardship opportunity is not the same as the pay by instalment service. Rates staff have to manually monitor each service offered.

Destroyed Youth Track at Ashbrook Park, Pearsall

12 July 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting

CQ02-07/22

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Question:

Is Administration aware that last month a small bike track was knocked down by City staff that was created by local Youth at Ashbrook Park in Pearsall and has caused community detriment attracting over 150 Facebook reactions and almost 100 comments? Clearly this issue is of community interest. Can the City please provide a response as to why the track was destroyed?

Response(s):

Response by Acting Director Assets:
Administration is aware of the bike jumps removed from Ashbrook Park and also similar jumps been noted and removed from this park as part of routine maintenance to maintain and restore the conservation value of the reserve. The creation of the unauthorised bike track through the reserve present a public safety risk and threatens the species habitat. Primarily Ashbrook Park is a banksia dominated woodland location. Pearsall Primary School have adopted the bushland at the reserve and on a monthly basis they undertake bush care activities. The bike jumps observed within the park were determined to be unsafe for the public and were observed just prior to a school planting event and removed to ensure there was no risk to the Pearsall Primary School students and the public.

Status Update on the Upgrade of the Wanneroo Recreation Centre

12 July 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting

CQ02-07/22

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Question:

Can the Director of Community & Place please provide a status update through the A/Chief Executive Officer on the Upgrade of the Wanneroo Recreation Centre and when this is scheduled to be completed by?

Response(s):

Response by Director Community & Place:
Concept designs for the Wanneroo Recreation Centre were presented to Council Members in February 2022. Council Members requested additional work to be done on these concepts. The consultant was re-engaged to undertake the additional work which is expected to be completed in July 2022. In the next couple of months Administration will be presenting the updated concept plans to Council for consideration.

Status Update on my Motion on Notice: Kemp Street

12 July 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting

CQ02-07/22

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Question:

Can the Director of Assets please provide an update through the A/Chief Executive Officer on my notice of motion from the March council meeting 'Traffic Management Scheme in Kemp Street, Pearsall and please provide the next steps to get this much needed infrastructure in place? (MN04-03/22).

Response(s):

Response by Acting Director Assets:
A review against the policy has been undertaken and that is the Local Area Traffic Management Policy, which resulted in a score of 33 for the location of Kemp Street. and in accordance with policy no traffic management. In accordance with the policy provisions no traffic management treatments are recommended at this point in time as the minimum score for some intervention is generally around 60. The city is planning on some interim measures such as the deployment of the speed advisory trailer to help educate motorists. A further update will be provided to Councillors in the coming days on the outcome of the study that occurred.

Status Update on City's Website

12 July 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting

CQ02-07/22

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Question:

Can Administration please provide a status report on the update of the City's website and also the status of the Councillor workshop

Response(s):

Response by Acting CEO:
Administration is appointing a consultant to undertake the update of the City’s website and as soon as that appointment has occurred a Councillor Workshop will be scheduled along with other stakeholder consultation.

Enquiries Email on Website

14 June 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting

CQ01-06/22

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Question:

Why has the general enquiries email address been removed from the website?

Response(s):

Response by Director, Corporate Strategy & Performance:
It was an open email but didn’t have any information to get back to people so it was replaced with an online form which was originally four pages but is now two pages. This enables us to give service back to people as we have the information to be able to contact them.

Response by Deputy Mayor Treby:
Can the Director of Corporate Strategy & Performance confirm the exact location on the City’s website?

Response by Director, Corporate Strategy & Performance:
Question taken on notice.

Further Response by Director, Corporate Strategy & Performance:
The General Enquiries Form is most easily accessed by hovering over the ‘Contact Us’ link placed near the top of the website home page; ‘General Enquiries’ is one of the options that will be presented. A customer may also click or tap on the ‘Contact Us’ link to be offered a number of options for getting in touch, including the General Enquiries form. It can also be accessed through the ‘Online Payments & Services’ link on the website home page, then looking down the page for the ‘Online Enquiry’ section which includes ‘General Enquiry’.

Update City's Website

15 February 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting

CQ02-02/22

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Question:

Cr Wright requested that the Chief Executive provide a commitment from Administration on the proposed upgrade of the City’s website

Response(s):

Response by Chief Executive Officer:
Administration is currently completing upgrades on the key operational software systems such as Finance, Payroll and Assets systems. The upgrade of the City’s Website has been
allocated as a project for this and next financial year.

Further Response by Director Corporate Strategy and Performance:
The Website has been considered within the budget, although it has not commenced due to other projects requiring resources. Once the Finance upgrade has been completed, Administration will commence the Website upgrade. The project will span across into next financial year and will go through various stages, including a procurement step. The Customer project will be running during this time as well, which will need to link to the website, so it is a good alignment of projects.

Further Response by Chief Executive Officer:
Administration will schedule a workshop to offer Council Members with an opportunity to provide input into the functionality they would like to see in the upgraded website.