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May

16 May Perth City Council reaffirms commitment

Last night, Tuesday 15 May the Perth City Council reaffirmed its commitment to the sculpture park project, passing a set of recommended actions for the City to undertake, including:

  • To revise and update the existing Master Plan to enable work to begin more quickly at the southern end of the Island.
  • To further investigate the establishment of a footbridge onto the Island from Point Fraser.
  • To continue converstations with the State Government around funding for the footbridge and the Island.

Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaffidi also announced she would step down from her position on the Heirisson Island Sculpture Park Inc Board, recommending Councillor Lily Chen to take her place, to maintain a strong link to the Council.

Heirisson Island Sculpture Park Inc Chairman, Angus Jones acknowledged the Council's continued support for the sculpture park concept.

"We're incredibly encouraged by the Council's decision to revise and update the Master Plan for the Island, so that work may begin sooner, and for its continued commitment to the footbridge from Point Fraser, as an essential part of the project," Mr Jones said.

"The State Government's support, including committing $5 million to the project, is critical in continuing to build momentum and is enabling the Council to undertake planning work for an initial stage of groundworks and infrastructure on the Island. Each of these crucial decisions brings us a step closer to creating a world-class sculpture park on Heirisson Island for all Western Australians and visitors to enjoy."

"Our sincere thanks go to Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaffidi for her dedication to the vision over many years and we look forward to working with Councillor Chen on this exciting project."

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