Council election ushers in a new era for City of Perth

The Property Council congratulates Basil Zempilas on his election as Lord Mayor of the City of Perth.

Property Council WA Executive Director Sandra Brewer said today’s result would provide welcome certainty for the City of Perth community.

“We congratulate all the candidates on what has been a hotly contested election campaign,” Ms Brewer said.

“The Property Council looks forward to working constructively with Basil Zempalis and all the newly elected Councillors over the next three years,”

“The City of Perth is the epicentre of economic activity in the State, and the Property Council is ready to work with the City to deliver policy settings that will ensure businesses across the CBD and surrounding neighbourhoods succeed and thrive.”

According to the recent ANZ Property Council Survey, WA is leading the country as the strongest state for economic growth expectations. The Property Council is eager to work with the newly appointed Council on delivering the ideas outlined in its report, A Plan for Perth: Nine ideas to boost economic activity, create jobs and build confidence.

“We are eager to work with the Council on policy reforms to address issues such as homelessness, economic recovery from COVID-19 and council rates – which are the highest capital city rates as a proportion of business costs across Australia,” Ms Brewer explained.

“We are also keen to support strategies to activate key city locations and leverage the opportunities contained within the recently announced Perth City Deal.”

The Property Council thanks the outgoing Commissioners for their stewardship of the City since being appointed in March 2018.

“We extend our thanks to the Commissioners for the leadership they have provided to the City of Perth. We congratulate them on the many of the initiatives they have progressed in recent years and wish them the best for the future.”

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