Hello Spring - October Update
Spring has arrived with longer days and more sunshine which is a great excuse to get involved in all of the new activities and projects happening in the Town.
The Good Day Out sustainability fair is the Town's newest, free event which will feature over 50 stalls and kick off our events season in October. The Good Day Out is also our official Garage Sale Trail event this year and aims to bring communities together to provide residents with a fun way to declutter, meet other like-minded people and uncover some unique bargains.
Following the huge success of the Vic Park Summer Street Party last year, the event is returning this November and promises to be as interactive and entertaining as ever.
Live art and theatre lovers can watch a free outdoor broadcast of Tartuffe in November as the Black Swan Theatre Company performance is aired in the Memorial Gardens. Event lovers should also keep their eyes peeled for the return of the Twilight Trio concerts, Music by Moonlight and plenty more throughout the summer months.
The pilot project of the License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology is an example of the Town’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. We are one of the very first Local Governments around the state to trial this camera technology, which helps enforce parking zone usage and create equitable access parking for residents, small business, schools and commuters.
Another example of our commitment to ease traffic congestion is the Electric Bike Trial happening in October. Working in partnership with the RAC, this Switch Your Thinking! program is all about encouraging all modes of transport to access all services within our great Town.
Lesiurelife, Aqualife and the Victoria Park Library have some exciting activities and programs coming up over the next few months. Whether you are looking to join a team sport – basketball, netball, soccer or waterpolo – or take part in an individual challenge of swim squad, triathlon and fitness classes, our leisure centres have something interactive for you.
And for those who prefer a quieter setting, come along to the Library and take part in a number of great activities including Write Along the Highway, International Games Day, school holiday activities and Christmas Storytime.
Finally, I wish to thank all residents and ratepayers who have shown great enthusiasm and shared their thoughts as part of the Evolve project. This was one of the largest projects the Town has ever untaken and it was invaluable to hear about the needs and wants of our community. Through your continued participation in workshops and online feedback over the last 12 months, we are in a better position to align our services and implement projects that meet the needs and expectations of our community.
Next, we will be drafting a new Strategic Community Plan; a Corporate Business Plan; a Long Term Financial Plan; Asset Management Plan(s); and a Workforce Plan.
If you would like to learn more about the Evolve project or share your thoughts with us on any of our other activities, projects and events, please head to our website victoriapark.wa.gov.au.
Until next time,