Cr Blake Lawrenson

Water Gully Ward


Water Gully Ward suburbs

Hope Valley (part), Dernancourt, Highbury and Paracombe (part).

Council committees

Cr Blake Lawrenson forms part of the:

Councillor Profile

As your Councillor, I hope to ensure ratepayers in our City get the best level of services possible, while supporting transparency and accountability. Providing new opportunities locally for our young people through employment and training, and building a stronger sense of community is one of my priorities for the coming term. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Laws while volunteering locally. 

Water Gully Ward update

It’s great to see the beautification works on Grand Junction Road underway outside the Hope Valley Shopping Centre. With street trees and widened footpaths, this will go a long way to improving the street appeal of one of our main local centres.

As a result of an infestation of giant pine scale, many residents will no doubt have noticed the removal of all pine trees at Elliston Reserve. This work has been ordered and conducted by the State Government to prevent further spread of the destructive pest. Conversations with the State Government on revegetation of Elliston Reserve are underway.

Council is also investigating improvements to the Hope Valley Bowling Club to bring it into line with modern standards for disability and mobility access, especially noting the club’s community focus.

We’re always available to hear your suggestions and concerns about the ward, so feel free to reach out to us any time.