For Council, it’s been a fresh start and a busy one. As a brand new Council, we are here to put our ratepayers, residents and business owners and operators first.

I’m delighted to say we’ve hit the ground running and my fellow Councillors and I are very proud of a number of achievements, including;

The much celebrated five day Australia Day Festival
Record December/January attendance through the CBD driven by the Christmas Lights
Reinstating the Nativity performance
Three hours free parking in City carparks during December and January
Renewed engagement with our neighbourhood Community Groups
Our on the ground partnership with RooForce Outreach
Confirmation of a first Safe Night Space 
A New Code of Conduct
Reviews of Local Laws and Planning
Our Light it Up program featuring seven new permanent displays

Your new Council has a commitment to a safer, cleaner, friendlier City and compelling people focussed events and attractions. I’m thrilled to say we’ve worked cohesively as a team and with City staff to make a great progress in our first 100 days.

Basil Zempilas
Lord Mayor – City of Perth