Correspondence: Out-Letter to PTA regards re-routing Bus #55.
In: Gary Merritt Service Development Manager (PTA). Re-routing not possible.
Email: Stan Karasinski re Bushfire at Ashfield Flats-lack of communication (confusion, not up to date, calls for evacuation of dwellings when fire was almost out etc), no access or bolt cutters on FESA vehicles to cut off locks to open gate to gain access. DFES warnings also not current.
2 local issues-new section fenced and the Bush Forever site. DPI to remove rubbish from burnt out area as it has been exposed by the fire.
Sign at Garvey Park detailing the Ecoscape Project by the City of Belmont (CoB) proposing to redirect all boats to Ashfield side of Ron Courtney Island (Swan River Trust). Pontoons to be placed along bank to “block off” boat traffic. The only concern CoB mention was the possibility of erosion of tip of island-what about concerns about further undercutting of clay bank on Ashfield side !
Has SRT okayed this?? City of Belmont Master Plan at the coffee shop. Marion suggested letter from AshfieldCAN to ask for more info and request their presence at the Swan River Forum (SRF).
Dog’s Breakfast: Helpers Geoff, Emma, Lucy, Lenny, Marion and Bob. SES to do cooking. Walk Trail to highlight issues relevant to A Flats.
Diabetic dogs, Alert dog and Dog Rescue info. Any other ideas?
Event/cooking in park as no response as yet from WAPC to have event on A Flats.
Insurance- already dealt with
Website: Rotary’s offer of help was not free-Lucy to complain after being offered free services. Lucy solved most problems herself.
Newsletter: Lucy and Dave thanked everyone- Had good response-$500-$600 advertising and for great new content. Printers are under new management.
Forum is current big issue.
Also thanks to distributers-many hands make light work!
General business: Lucy/Graeme to request that funding continue from ToB.
Geoff Addison-fencing at Claughton Res controlling access to Swan River to allow regeneration of riverbank.
Graeme- would the purchase of a Variable Message Board (electronic) be useful, cost $2800 ($600 to hire) to display upcoming events?-Yes!
Volunteers Week in May.
Bob- 1. To write letter to ToB regarding reticulation to be extended via laneway from GBR to Ashfield Parade to water groundcovers to hold loose sand together. Also some bushes etc to make laneway a green link from GBR to river. We are concerned there is no water on the grassed area of the Ashfield Pde reserve.
2. Ashfield Pde plan not adhered to. No views for many residents-undergrowth too thick. No signage to keep people out of fenced-off area. New signage should mention “unauthorised” to change meaning. Will bring it up at Forum.
Marion- Acacia will die after ~8yrs and give views back.