Councillors' views - Ian Crossland

Read the latest City Limits Magazine column by Councillor Ian Crossland.

  This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 50 - December 2015

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I am about to complete my first year as your ward Councillor. Recent items of note are: 

Reserve Street Dog Park, Trott Park

$100,000 was provided by the State Government towards this project.  We resisted pressure to rush the development as this would have resulted in a sub-standard unusable dog park. With  ongoing consultation and the dedication of Council staff  we proposed a much larger park.  I am pleased that Council agreed to provide an additional $126,000 to fund the final design.  Construction will begin very soon.

Soccer at Capella Reserve

There has been an ongoing chronic shortage of soccer facilities. Recent negotiations will now allow the transformation of Capella Reserve into a permanent soccer training area for our junior players.  The installation of permanent goal posts will provide a much needed public soccer facility. Thank you to Sheidow Park Cricket Club, in particular the committee, who made this possible by relocating their club to an alternative site. 

The Cove Sports soccer pitch will also be getting a make-over. Council has agreed  to replace the broken irrigation system. The lack of irrigation and heavy use left the pitch virtually grass free and unusable at the end of the soccer season.

These decisions will allow the club to increase its membership. 

Hallett Cove Foreshore 

A stormwater upgrade is programmed for 2016. I will continue to explore opportunities to improve this area as they arise.

I would like to wish residents and staff a safe Christmas and a prosperous new year.

Councillor Ian Crossland