Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
THE City of Bayswater is preparing a masterplan to guide the future development of the Morley, ensuring it will develop as a strategic city centre.

Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon says it is important the community has every opportunity to play a key role in determining Morley City Centre’s future direction.

“Project consultant Hames Sharley has produced four themes that could guide the city centre’s future urban design, potential built-form and landscaping of street blocks, public open spaces and streetscapes,” he said.

“The masterplan will facilitate a vibrant and sustainable city centre, making it ideal for families, local businesses and the community, creating a central hub of activity that will embrace many types of lifestyles.

“Taking all aspects of this approach into account, the masterplan will make an extremely positive contribution to the Morley area and help to sustain it into the future.

“Ultimately, this project will benefit the wider region, as it breathes new life into the area and attracts more people who will, in turn, use local businesses and help to stimulate the local economy.

“The City is asking the community to provide feedback on the themes that have been developed to help guide Morley’s future.”

The themes invite people to imagine what Morley might look like in 2035 and focus on:
• Civic Morley, centralising civic uses and consolidating them into a core area.
• Live Morley, creating a city centre with a strong residential and lifestyle focus.
• Green Morley, creating eco-friendly places where natural systems become an integral part of the urban fabric.
• Link Morley, creating a connected city framework focusing on mass transit to generate a strong economic centre of activity.

A community open day will be held at the Morley Sport and Recreation Centre from 10am to 3pm, May 22, to give people an opportunity to view these themes.

The four themes can also be viewed at Morley Library, the City of Bayswater Civic Centre and from May 3 until June 4.

Comment can be provided up until 4.30pm, June 4, by writing to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Bayswater, PO Box 467, Morley WA 6943.

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City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
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