Name change for Shelley foreshore on the cards

Name change for Shelley foreshore on the cards

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Shelley foreshore could be in store for a new name if Canning council agrees in March.

Shelly Foreshore may receive a new name, if the City of Canning council agrees to adopt one of the four community-driven motions passed at the Annual General Meeting of Electors.

Seven motions were put forward at the meeting, which saw just over half of the council members attend, with councillors Ben Kunze, Lindsay Holland, Jesse Jacobs, Sarah Saberi and Craig Sweeney, as well as interim chief executive Stephen Cain, missing in action.

Deputy Mayor Kunze had possibly the best reason for missing the meeting one could hope for, as he was at hospital to witness the birth of his first child, Oliver.

Canning resident George Beacroft put forward a motion that the City of Canning consider renaming the public area of the Shelly Foreshore as the Dr Michael (Mick) Lekias Reserve or Park, a motion that was passed by community members 33-0.

A much-loved member of the community, former long-time Mayor of Canning Dr Lekias passed away earlier this year.

Other motions accepted were regarding vehicle access and safety at the intersection of Manning Road and Bungaree Road in Wilson, a strategic review of buildings and lighting at Ferndale Reserve, and starting a CCTV partnership program to help private residences install systems to address crime and safety.

While the motions were endorsed by the community, the council, who will address the motions at the March ordinary meeting of council, are under no obligation to adopt the suggested policies.