February Council Meeting Tomorrow Night

February Council Meeting Tomorrow Night

The Ordinary Meeting of Council for February is on tomorrow night. Starts at 6pm at the Rockingham Council Chambers. There’s been a fair few public questions the last few months and I suspect tomorrow night won’t be any different.

In addition to that, decisions will be made regarding many issues facing the City, some of which include;
Community Grant Applications,
A new sub-division in Baldivis having street names based on Paramount Studios Films and Actors. (I’d quite fancy living on Forrest Gump Lane or Martin Scorsese Street to be honest),
The Tourism Strategy Development Advisory Group,
and the proposed Montessori School in Karnup.

Copies of the agenda are available on the night, or if you’d like to have a look for yourself it can be downloaded from the City’s website here.

Queens Baton Relay

Queens Baton Relay

I had a terrible view point, so I didn’t get any decent photos of the actual Queens Baton, but the city does get to keep a small replica which will be on display in a display cabinet somewhere in the council buildings.

Rockingham Volunteers Centre Visit

Rockingham Volunteers Centre Visit

Second great visit today, this time at the Rockingham Volunteer Centre (Inside the Rockingham Library on Dixon Rd).

Meg took some time out of her busy day to show me around and taught me a little more about the sheer number of volunteers we have around the City.

I was expecting her to say there was more volunteer positions than volunteers to fill them. As it turns out, we have the opposite problem. The generous people of the City of Rockingam are keen to volunteer in big numbers, but we need more places to accept them.

Are you part of a non-profit, sporting club, school P&C or charity that could use an extra helping hand? Now you know what to do, get in contact with Meg and her team at the Rockingham Volunteer Centre.

Native Plants WA Visit

Native Plants WA Visit

Met with Cedric and the rest of the team at Native Plants WA today. They do an amazing job helping to ensure the survival of so many species of native plants, they supply hundreds of thousands of saplings to major projects all across Perth, they support Rockingham’s Regional Parks, AND they’re open to the public if you’d like a few new native’s for your garden. Check out their facebook page www.facebook.com/nativeplantswa if you’d like more info.

They’re always on the look out for new members too. Don’t have a green thumb? That’s ok, they’ll teach you!

You’ll find Native Plants WA at the Rockingham Golf Course, just follow the signs for the nursery

The First 100 Days

The First 100 Days

The first hundred days is a benchmark that has been used to measure the early success of U.S. Presidents since Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected in 1933. I can’t imagine there’s many similarities between being the leader of the free world, and being a councillor for a local government in Western Australia, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use the same benchmark to measure our own success.

I passed my 100 day mark just recently and began to reflect on what I’ve achieved so far, and more importantly, what I plan to achieve before the end of the year.

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