EP 06 – Massive Economic Vulnerability in WA with Tom Goerke
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Note: All views expressed in this podcast are Former Mayor Penny Taylors and do not represent the views of Subiaco Council itself.
Subiaco is a city suburb centred on the hustle and bustle of small boutiques and high end shopping, stylish cafe’s, wine bars and gastropubs. But beneath the hustle and bustle and liveliness of Subiaco is a huge amount of debilitations threatening the city’s liveliness.
In this episode, I’m continuing my chat with the Former Mayor of Subiaco Penny Taylor. In part one, Penny revealed a massive amount of dysfunction in Subiaco Council. If you are yet to listen to part one, make sure you go back to listen that episode first. In part two, we will be diving deeper into the dysfunction. We talk about the impacts on Penny herself, and also on the community as a whole in Subiaco along with the potential solutions to change things for the better going forwards.
In the ep you’ll find out about:
- Local Governments lack of code of conduct
- The changes being made for Subiaco’s future
- The false dichotomy in Subiaco
- Why Subiaco Counsellors don’t take the blame for the current dysfunction
02:04 The false dichotomy in Subiaco
02:30 Business becoming marginal in Subiaco
06:43 The motion of no confidence meeting
13:41 Post football plan
19:15 Obstacles to getting things done
20:14 The impact of dysfunction to Subiaco itself
15:53 The impact to Penny the Mayor
28:06 The impact to Penny the person
32:47 The obstacle and impacts on the people of Subi
34:57 Advice to the people of Subiaco/incoming Mayor
About The Guest
Penny Taylor is the former Mayor to The City of Subiaco. Penny completed her studies as geologist at Sydney University before moving to the Pilbara to work in the mining industry. Throughout Penny’s career in mining she worked across project management and following mining she, together with her husband started a family business servicing the resources industry. Following this, Penny then moved to Perth to start a family.
Penny’s move to government started when she worked as a counsellor at the town of Port Hedland and ran for the seat of Nedlands in the 2017 State Election. It was this experience in Port Hedland that promoted Penny to run for Mayor of Subiaco in 2017, a role which she held until 2021.
Aside from Government, Penny is also involved in a number of organisations including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, UWA Little Athletics and Rosalie Primary School to name a few.
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