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:
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
"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."