Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day
New Members For The Port Kennedy Management Board
Victor P Taffa
Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day has announced the new members of the Port Kennedy Management Board, with Phil Edman MLC as the new chair.
Mr. Edman, Member for South Metropolitan Region, replaces Bill Thomas who chaired the board from 2002 to 2009.
“I am grateful to Bill Thomas for his hard work and dedication during the years. His contribution and dedication are recognised by all involved.” Mr. Day said.
“Mr. Edman is joining the board at a crucial time, just as the first major land grants are about to occur and construction of Stage 1 public works is set to start. I am sure he will bring great local expertise and enthusiasm to the role.”
The board, as specified under the Port Kennedy Development Agreement Act 1992, advises the Minister on matters relating to the Port Kennedy development.
Lou D’Alessandro joins the board as the representative of the developer, Western Australia Beach and Golf Resort.
Brendan Dooley is the Environment Minister’s nominee, while Bob Goodale has been appointed to represent the Conservation Council of WA.
Mr. Edman, Mr. D’Alessandro, Mr. Dooley and Mr. Goodale join continuing members Cr. Brian Warner, who remains Deputy Chairperson; Dean Mudford; Tony Cappelluti, Gilbert Tyack; and Vesna Harrison.
The appointments are from February 1, 2010 to November 30, 2012.
The Port Kennedy project will provide an integrated coastal holiday-style development with high quality tourism, commercial, residential, recreation and leisure opportunities available to the community.
Public works, which are expected to be constructed during a five-year period, will include a boat launching facility and foreshore upgrades, including picnic areas; footpaths and a boardwalk network; public toilets; dual-use paths; access to the western beach; and upgrades to the Port Kennedy Scientific Park.
These will be integrated with the residential and future town centre development to be provided by the developer.
The long-awaited development will boost economic and community opportunities in the area. Construction of some of the public works is expected to begin this year.