Hot Issues

Verge Encroachment

The following article from the Examiner Newspaper demonstrates that your Association is taking a stand with respect to the serious issue of verge use by Builders, the damage to public property, risks to pedestrians and general untidiness.

Regards, Webmaster
27  March 2018

Crime Statistics

For those members who do not subscribe to the City of Canning ewatch, the following statistics with respect to crimes reported in our suburban area are of concern.  There appears to be an upwards trend which reinforces the consistent message from the our Police Force to secure your personal property at all times and to lock-up before you leave.  The professional will always gain access but the majority of these crimes opportunistic and properly secured premises will often be the simple deterrent.  Always remember to call Crime Stoppers if you encounter suspicious activities.  Keep safe and well.
CRIME STATISTICS FOR SELECTED SUBURBS
Regards, Webmaster
6  March 2018

Implementing a lightweight single-use plastic bag ban in Western Australia

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) is working in partnership with the Boomerang Alliance to engage the community and key stakeholders in discussions about how best to reduce lightweight single-use plastic bags and their impacts on the environment in Western Australia.

The Boomerang Alliance is a partnership between community and environment groups that campaign for better waste outcomes, particularly in relation to plastic waste. The Boomerang Alliance aims to create healthy, pollution free environments by promoting maximum resource efficiency and zero waste. It promotes systemic changes to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits.

This discussion paper (see link below) seeks feedback on how the Government can reduce the impact of lightweight single-use plastic bags. It focuses on the Government’s preferred option which is to implement a state-wide ban and seeks your views on the impact of the preferred approach. The paper also provides an opportunity for you to review other options that were considered but not pursued.

Written submissions must be received by 5pm (WST) on Friday 09 March 2018.
No late submissions will be considered. For lodgement details, refer to the discussion paper
https://www.der.wa.gov.au/your-environment/wa-plastic-bag-ban
Regards, Webmaster
23 February 2018

Tree Removal Riverton Drive West

Further to the posting of 22 February, the City found that the remainder of the tree,  pictured below, could not be safely retained and have felled the remaining section.  The site has still to be fully cleared of the larger trunk portions.  Take care when walking or cycling in this vicinity.
Regards, Webmaster 
27 March 2018 

Rossmoyne Shopping Centre Toilets

Following on our article from November 2017, it is pleasing to see the Public Toilets at the Rossmoyne Shopping Centre are now accessible without having to go to one of the merchants for the access key.  Common sense has prevailed and we can only hope that vandals who forced the closure in the first place will now understand the importance of the facilities to the shopping public.  Thank you Shop Keepers and Managing Agent alike.
Regards, Webmaster
22 February 2018

Have your say on Waste in Western Australia

Their is currently in circulation a consultation paper on Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy prepared by the Waste Authority.  A series of workshops have been completed to date in various locations throughout the State and written submissions are being canvased to contribute to the input from the workshops.  The closing date for submissions is 1st March 2018 and members and the public at large are encouraged to read the Consultation Paper and prepare a submission before the closing date.  We need to get the widest spread of ideas to ensure they achieve the broadest strategy.  Please give this matter your immediate attention.
Regards,
Webmaster, 18 February  2018
Strategy_review_discussion_paper

Builders’ Verge Use

For members information, I have included below an email from Committee Member, Peter Agar, to the City of Canning relating to the use by Builders of the Public Verge.

“Good morning,
We, members of the Riverton, Rossmoyne & Shelley Residents Association have regularly discussed the processes involved in builders’ use of the road verge space which is, more often than not, becoming the norm and a necessity with building block ratios leaving no space for off road storage.  We have also been concerned that the process may warrant closer management in the field.

A case in point is the current construction underway at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Corinthian Road in Rossmoyne.  Regularly, the verge in Fifth Ave is fairly congested with items such as pallets of bricks.  Access along the footpath is open, however, there has been significant damage to the pathway and it is an extreme danger, particularly the elderly.  This path is a necessary access way as Fifth Ave is a busy thoroughfare and ,as stated, the verge is often completely congested with building materials.
Kind regards,
Peter Agar”

We look forward to the response from Council and subsequent action.
Regards,
Webmaster, 10 January 2018

Share Noise Action Group (SNAG)

SNAG has recently emailed a members update which I believe is worthy of greater distribution to capture a wider community engagement. The text from this message follows:
“Hi SNAG member,
Recently there was a newspaper article announcing that Perth Airports Corporation had almost completed the preliminary design work for the parallel runway at Perth Airport, (due for public release early in 2018) . This prompted the  SNAG committee to write to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport (Darren Chester) with cc to Ben Morton (Federal Member for Tagney) and Steve Irons (Federal Member for Swan).
The questions asked of the Minister were;

    • Assurance that the establishment of a second south-west exit corridor is being considered by ASA as part of the redesign of Perth airspace to accommodate the parallel runway, and details of the new flight paths they are considering.
    • If ASA is not considering a second south-west exit corridor, a detailed explanation as to (1) why not, and (2) what environmental impact assessment will be undertaken to justify the decision to stick with one south-west exit corridor and exponentially increase the flow of air traffic through that corridor over the next 30+ years. 
    • In the event of a second south-west exit corridor being rejected by ASA, will consideration be given to establishing a night time curfew at Perth Airport so that residents living under the affected corridor will have an opportunity to have uninterrupted sleep.

 We will keep you informed of any response. 
For your information also see attached an article by Ben Morton in the Canning Melville Times on Tuesday November 7th 2017.
Please note that the next Perth Airport Community Forum is on at the City of Kalamunda offices (2 Railway Road, Kalamunda) on Thursday 7 December 2017, commencing at 6.30 pm.  
All details to make complaints are contained below.
Regards,
The SNAG Committee
Air Noise Ombudsman: online contact form https://secure.ano.gov.au/complaints/ or email ano@ano.gov.au
Ben Morton Community Update
Regards, Webmaster. 25 November 2017

October 2017 Newsletter

The October 2017 Newsletter has been posted to all Members.  You may also read this from the Newsletter page of the Website.  Please consider joining our Association and support the hard work of your small and dedicated management Committee.  An application form can be downloaded from the membership page.
Webmaster,
29 October 2017

Drainage Problem Riverton Drive West

Your Committee has recently contacted the City Engineer with respect to an overflowing drain adjacent to No. 43 Riverton Drive West.  A roadside grate has been discharging water which then flows across the verge and footpath before flowing into the river. This presents a slip hazard on the footpath and sodden boggy ground in the verge and river edge.
The Council has advised that they are aware of the problem, which is caused by a blocked pipe from the roadside  ‘bubbler grate” that discharges into the river.  The Council is awaiting approval from the Swan River Authority to clear  the blockage and the discharge will continue until that approval has been received. The water results from the below ground basements of adjacent properties and is particularly prevalent following periods of heavy rains.  The water is not an effluent and is free from harmful pathogens.
We look forward to an early approval from the Authority and the clearance of the drain.
Webmaster,
12 September 2017

City of Canning Response 28 September 2017
“The drain outside number 43 runs down to number 35 which is the location of the drain that runs into the River that requires the permit which we are currently awaiting on. Once this line is cleaned the situation will improve. However it is still designed to bubble up and overflow should the drainage line become full.
I believe our crew attended site to scrub the path.
I will keep you informed when drainage clearance works will be happening.”

City of Canning Response 19 October 2017
The drainage line has been cleared.  The line will require replacement as a section of pipe has sunk. For the meantime, the line is functional. This work will be added to next year’s plan.
Webmaster,
24 October 2017

Shelley Beach Master Plan

It is encouraging to record that many of our Rossmoyne and Shelley Residents’ and Ratepayers participated in the recent survey conducted by the City of Canning with respect to the Shelley Beach Master Plan. The Committee of RRSRA sincerely thanks those participants for their input.
The rationale of the Association in asking for the survey, was to allow affected Residents to have their say without being swamped by views of people from outside the area.
RRSRA received a number of emails earlier in the year, on the subject of a café.
Around half believed that RRSRA supported the development and expressed their disapproval.  The other half believed that RRSRA did not support the development and were equally upset.
For the record, the RRSRA Committee does not have a position with respect to the development of a café.
Our position has been that the Residents’ and Ratepayers should be asked and should be part of the ongoing Public Consultation process. Without any clear details of what, when, where, etc. and the support of the Membership, it is impossible for the Committee to form an opinion.
What is clear is that this issue has the potential to become quite divisive within our close community and for that to happen would be very disappointing.
There was to have been a series of meetings on the matter but these were deferred whilst the City reviews it consultative approach. This was a wise decision given the short notice of the meetings and the unusual way it was being structured.
Please keep your eyes out for RRSRA Up-dates and perhaps consider registering at the City of Canning so that you receive their emails on the matter.
The Committee will continue to work hard on behalf of all Members on the progressing of the revised Master Plan.
If you are reading this article and are not a Member of the RRSRA, then why not join us?
Go to our website for further information and membership forms www.rrsra.org.au
Best wishes
Caroline Dunsire
Secretary
28 June 2017

Holiday Security.

Your Committee has discovered that the City of Canning has a ‘Holiday Watch ‘ Program run by the Canning Security Patrols. All you simply need to do is to contact the City on 1300 4 CANNING (1300 422 664) and provide some basic information regarding your intended holiday dates, nominated contact details and details of any person or vehicle that may be visiting the property in their absence. The Security Team will then ensure that the property is included in their patrols and can report any suspicious activity to the Police and your nominated contact person.