REPRESENTING SUBIACO, SHENTON PARK, DAGLISH AND JOLIMONT
Congratulations to Penny Taylor, the new mayor of Subiaco.
Although Penny received more votes than I did, door knocking paid off for both of us.
Subi Councillors running for Mayor thought their position on Council would be enough to get them over the line. There was little sign of door knocking or engagement with the electorate.
Throwing $$$$$ at newspaper advertisements didn’t work. At least $40,000 was spent by one Councillor alone!
Penny plastered Subiaco with posters. Perhaps this was a winning formula for Central and South wards. I’d like to know if it was.
It was a privilege to work directly with charities, retirement villages, school parent groups, and protecting the rights of residents to enjoy their homes or run a business in Subiaco.
I appreciate the support I received from South Ward and look forward to the zhoosh up of Lake Jualbup and solving the parking issues caused by hospital staff and visitors, particularly when the Children’s Hospital opens!!!!!
Obviously I need to work much harder for Central Ward and will find out what needs to be done.
I received more votes for mayor in the East Ward (my ward) and North Ward than any mayoral candidate. North Ward had two councillors running for Mayor and they didn’t out poll me either. Perhaps I would have received more votes to win if the North Ward councillors hadn’t run! Who knows? I will continue to look after retirees, residents, the Garden Suburb Movement and high density living in North Ward.
East Ward, thank you so much for your support. It’s been difficult for both business and residents finding the right balance of vibrancy to attract visitors and quiet enjoyment of your home. Building the new high school will commence in March 2018 along with the demolition of the Subi Oval, new high density, and making Roberts Road and Hay Street two way. I look forward to getting a great deal for Subi from the State Government.
While campaigning I took time out to:
* Get drains fixed which were causing flooding near resident’s homes.
* Raise $216 and received donations of towels and blankets for the Dogs Refuge Home.
* Raise money for St Vincent de Paul charity.
* Ensure a win for St Ives residents at the Development Assessment Panel to get a better development outcome.
* Raise a petition to get a safe pedestrian crossing on Nicholson Road.
* Ensure bollards were installed at a cul de sac in Jolimont.
* Meet the Minister for Housing about anti social behaviour at the Wandana Flats.
* Promote SubiFit at Lords during the City to Surf.
* Attend Subiaco’s Citizenship Ceremony, and the unveiling of a new memorial to the women of the Great Irish Famine who came to Subiaco in the late 1800s.
* Meet with the Subi Men’s Shed to support their plans for a bigger workshop.
And so much more.
I wish to publically thank all those who supported my campaign, especially Shan Carberry, Russell Goodrick, Andrew Purser and Jeremy Mowe, and others behind the scene. THANK YOU!
And finally a big thank you to my Stephen. You are amazing!
Here’s some snapshots of the campaign for Mayor of Subi.