Mayor’s Col­umn – Hon Al­bert Ja­cob JP

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

SUEZ Re­cy­cling and Re­cov­ery Pty Ltd has com­menced do­mes­tic rub­bish and re­cy­cling col­lec­tion ser­vices within the City of Joon­dalup this month after win­ning a com­pet­i­tive ten­der process for the next five years. One of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing waste man­age­ment com­pa­nies, SUEZ’s cut­ting edge tech­nol­ogy will as­sist the City to main­tain best prac­tice in waste man­age­ment and op­ti­mum ser­vice for our ratepay­ers. SUEZ will empty all do­mes­tic waste bins weekly and de­liver the waste to the pro­cess­ing fa­cil­ity in Neer­abup. Re­cy­cling bins will con­tinue to be emp­tied fort­nightly and ma­te­rial will be de­liv­ered to the Clean­away Ma­te­rial Re­cov­ery Fa­cil­ity in Guild­ford. There is no change to cur­rent col­lec­tion days and res­i­dents are to put their bins out by 6.00am as nor­mal. SUEZ will also part­ner with the City to roll out the three-bin sys­tem, which is set to be in­tro­duced in Jan­uary 2019, and will ser­vice the new greens waste bin on a fort­nightly ba­sis. The City of Joon­dalup of­fi­cially turned 20 years old on 1 July. Two decades after the split from Wan­neroo, Joon­dalup is now recog­nised on the in­ter­na­tional stage for its live­abil­ity and be­ing home to an ac­tive and en­gaged com­mu­nity. Cur­rently home to about 161,000 res­i­dents, our City has come a long way in a rel­a­tively short pe­riod of time. With ambitious plans for fu­ture pros­per­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity, Joon­dalup’s jour­ney has only re­ally be­gun. A flag-rais­ing cer­e­mony was held out­side the City’s ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing on Mon­day af­ter­noon to of­fi­cially launch the City’s month-long NAIDOC Week cel­e­bra­tions. In­dige­nous leader Shaun Nan­nup per­formed a Wel­come to Coun­try and raised the Abo­rig­i­nal flag dur­ing the pro­ceed­ings. For more in­for­ma­tion about the City’s NAIDOC Week ac­tiv­i­ties visit Con­grat­u­la­tions to Spring­field Pri­mary School on win­ning the City’s 2018 Ban­ners in the Ter­race com­pe­ti­tion. Students were asked to en­ter de­signs based on the theme of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Week – – or to cre­ate a de­sign which will ensure that the ban­ner is eas­ily iden­ti­fi­able as rep­re­sent­ing the City of Joon­dalup. In to­tal, 55 de­signs were re­ceived from both lo­cal pri­mary and high school students. The de­sign will be trans­ferred to a 3.4m x 1.5m ban­ner that will fly in St Ge­orges Ter­race, Perth with up to 80 other WA lo­cal gov­ern­ment ban­ners lead­ing up to and dur­ing Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Week in Au­gust. Cy­ber Me, an on­line teach­ing ap­pli­ca­tion that aims to keep young peo­ple safer in the on­line world, has re­ceived $15,000 through the City’s In­no­va­tion Fund. The In­no­va­tion Fund of­fers grants of be­tween $5,000 and $20,000 to foster lo­cal ini­tia­tives that bring and cre­ate new busi­ness ac­tiv­i­ties into Joon­dalup, adding to the City’s busi­ness dy­namic through in­no­va­tive or dig­i­tal based ac­tiv­i­ties. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on this new teach­ing ap­pli­ca­tion or to learn more about the In­no­va­tion Fund, visit the City’s web­site at

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