Australia Day Review

Consultation has concluded

The Town of Bassendean is proud to have hosted its community Australia Day event since 2005.

Each year since 2005, the Town of Bassendean has staged an Australia Day Celebrations and Fireworks event. The event has become one of the main Australia Day public celebrations in the Perth Metropolitan area and is the flagship event for the Town. Council would like to have a conversation with the community about how you want the Town to celebrate being Australia into the future.

The review gives Council the opportunity to measure the overall effectiveness of the Australia Day event taking into account the current investment by the Town and the risks associated with the increasing complexity of staging the event.

The Town is respectful and aware of the sentiment that exists within some sections of the community of the sensitivity of celebrating Australia Day on 26 January each year. Consulting with the community will ensure that Council has the conversation to decide the best direction to take regarding the event.

The Town seeks feedback from residents about the event to ensure that the Town’s significant investment is valued by ratepayers and relevant to the community.

Any changes to the Town’s Australia Day event will come into effect from 2019 onwards. The Town will continue to stage the 2018 Australia Day Celebrations and Fireworks event on Friday 26 January at Ashfield Reserve.


UPDATE FEBRUARY 2018:

In conducting this review, the Town sought to determine community feeing for the event and if there is a desire for changes either to the format or the date of the event.

The survey is one part of the process towards making a decision on the future of the event.

A report will be prepared for the People’s Services Committee meeting to be held on April 10. It will then be presented to Council to consider the survey and the recommendations from the Working Group, at the April 24 Council meeting.

The survey results can now be viewed on the Town's website.
http://www.bassendean.wa.gov.au/news/australia-day-survey-results/131






Each year since 2005, the Town of Bassendean has staged an Australia Day Celebrations and Fireworks event. The event has become one of the main Australia Day public celebrations in the Perth Metropolitan area and is the flagship event for the Town. Council would like to have a conversation with the community about how you want the Town to celebrate being Australia into the future.

The review gives Council the opportunity to measure the overall effectiveness of the Australia Day event taking into account the current investment by the Town and the risks associated with the increasing complexity of staging the event.

The Town is respectful and aware of the sentiment that exists within some sections of the community of the sensitivity of celebrating Australia Day on 26 January each year. Consulting with the community will ensure that Council has the conversation to decide the best direction to take regarding the event.

The Town seeks feedback from residents about the event to ensure that the Town’s significant investment is valued by ratepayers and relevant to the community.

Any changes to the Town’s Australia Day event will come into effect from 2019 onwards. The Town will continue to stage the 2018 Australia Day Celebrations and Fireworks event on Friday 26 January at Ashfield Reserve.


UPDATE FEBRUARY 2018:

In conducting this review, the Town sought to determine community feeing for the event and if there is a desire for changes either to the format or the date of the event.

The survey is one part of the process towards making a decision on the future of the event.

A report will be prepared for the People’s Services Committee meeting to be held on April 10. It will then be presented to Council to consider the survey and the recommendations from the Working Group, at the April 24 Council meeting.

The survey results can now be viewed on the Town's website.
http://www.bassendean.wa.gov.au/news/australia-day-survey-results/131






  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Community Survey

    Welcome to the community survey for the review of the Town of Bassendean's Australia Day Celebrations and Fireworks event.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this community survey and  participating in the community consultation process on this important issue. Your feedback is important to us!

    If you have any trouble completing the community survey, please contact the Town by email - mail@bassendean.wa.gov.au or call 9377 8000 and one of our staff will be happy to assist you.

    The community consultation process will close by 5pm, Tuesday 31 October 2017.



    Welcome to the community survey for the review of the Town of Bassendean's Australia Day Celebrations and Fireworks event.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this community survey and  participating in the community consultation process on this important issue. Your feedback is important to us!

    If you have any trouble completing the community survey, please contact the Town by email - mail@bassendean.wa.gov.au or call 9377 8000 and one of our staff will be happy to assist you.

    The community consultation process will close by 5pm, Tuesday 31 October 2017.



    Consultation has concluded