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THE CONTENDERS

Peter Nattrass

p Has been a Perth City councillor since 1977.

p Has been lord mayor since 1995.

p Embroiled in Nattrass-Maller controversy.

p Wants to sink the Perth to Fremantle railway line.

p Wants to enhance links to the Swan River foreshore.

p Wants better security in the city but argues this is a government function.

p Believes his record is good, particularly with the retail outlets attracted to the city.

Chas Hopkins

p Lord mayor from 1988 to 1991.

p Often linked to the Labor Party, something he denies.

p Involved with the Northbridge Business Association.

p Wants security enhanced and prepared to introduce a council police force to do it.

p Wants Northbridge upgraded.

p Wants to introduce parking incentives to help retailers.

p Family linked to city for more than a century.

John Hammond

p Cottesloe mayor from 1997 to 2003.

p Has been working in the city for the past 18 years.

p Wants more inner-city residential, partly through development to the west of the causeway.

p Supports sinking of the railway line.

p Wants Northbridge improved.

p Believes the lord mayor should have only two terms.

p Claims to harbour no ambitions towards State or Federal politics.

Janet Davidson

p Councillor since 1998.

p Wants to be first female lord mayor.

p Offers a non-confrontational leadership style.

p Supports sinking of the railway line.

p Supports foreshore enhancement.

p Wants to fast-track an operations centre for Northbridge.

p Also running for a seat as a councillor.

Tony Ransom

p Pedestrian activist.

p Ran unsuccessfully for Perth City Council in 2001.

p Wants better access for cyclists.

p Wants more consideration given to pedestrians.

p Helped get numerous pedestrian-friendly changes made to the city streetscape.

p Had traffic lights with walk function highlighted in the Streetsmart road map.

p Believes most city problems have simple solutions.

p Running for a seat as a councillor.

Bill Bradbury

p Frequently attends Perth City Council meetings.

p Believes its time he “got off the fence”.

p Wants to do more for Perth’s small businesses.

p Wants the city to become more inclusive of all groups.

p Supports sinking of the railway line.

p Wants Northbridge upgraded.

p Ran for council unsuccessfully in 2001.

p Also running for a seat as a councillor.

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