Coun­cil­lor’s Col­umn – Kerry Hol­ly­wood

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The City has won two ma­jor awards at the pres­ti­gious Parks and Leisure Aus­tralia (PLA) WA Awards of Ex­cel­lence, which were an­nounced Fri­day 16 June. The Kalei­do­scope Fes­ti­val was named the 2016 Event of the Year while the Shep­herds Bush Park Playspace in Kings­ley won the Playspace (Mi­nor) of the Year cat­e­gory. Both pro­jects will now vie for the na­tional ti­tles in their re­spec­tive cat­e­gories. PLA WA is the peak in­dus­try body for the parks and leisure in­dus­try and their an­nual awards recog­nise ex­cep­tional re­source­ful­ness, ini­tia­tive, per­se­ver­ance and en­ter­prise in the de­liv­ery of events and leisure fa­cil­i­ties.

Urbi Ar­rives in Joon­dalup

As part of a one-year trial, the City has joined forces with Urbi Bikes to es­tab­lish bike-share fa­cil­i­ties through­out the Joon­dalup City Cen­tre. It is the first time a Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment has un­der­taken this type of com­mu­nity trans­port ini­tia­tive in Western Aus­tralia in con­junc­tion with a private op­er­a­tor. The trial is free to the City how­ever users will have to pay. Pro­mot­ing bike use as a more com­monly used form of trans­port through this Western Aus­tralia first ini­tia­tive will re­sult in a greener, safer, less con­gested and more live­able City. Sin­gle rides are $3.00 while there are daily passes $10.00, weekly passes $20.00 and monthly passes $40.00 avail­able.

Re­cy­cle Right City wins Parks and Leisure Aus­tralia WA Awards of Ex­cel­lence

The City has com­menced a trial of 360L recycling bins, which are 50% big­ger than the more com­mon 240L yel­low lid bins. As part of this trial, the City has un­der­taken an au­dit of 240L and 360L recycling bins across all sub­urbs to as­sess whether big­ger bins have led to in­creased re­cov­ery of re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als. The au­dit in­cluded the weigh­ing of bin con­tents. Did you know that last year the City col­lected 16,147 tonnes of recycling via the yel­low lid bin – 13,856 tonnes of which was re­cy­cled. Of the 85,000 tonnes of all types of do­mes­tic waste col­lected last year. The City di­verted 45% from land­fill with an aim of in­creas­ing this to 65% by 2020. Items that can be re­cy­cled in­clude; plas­tics, alu­minium, steel, glass, paper, card­board and bulk poly­styrene pack­ag­ing. For fur­ther de­tails see the City’s web­site or look out for the Do­mes­tic Waste and Recycling Guide 2017/2018 which is due in let­ter­boxes soon. Al­though waste col­lec­tion and dis­posal costs have risen an­nu­ally, the City has not in­creased an­nual charges for waste ser­vices in the last few years.

Plau­dits for Up­grades to Iluka Fore­shore Park

There has been plenty of pos­i­tive feed­back about the new playspace at Iluka Fore­shore Park with many fam­i­lies tak­ing the op­por­tu­nity to visit the park in re­cent weeks. The new play equip­ment is suitable for chil­dren of all ages and was built un­der trees where pos­si­ble to pro­vide shade to users. The log struc­ture was built from re­cy­cled wood from the for­mer jet­ties at Ocean Reef Ma­rina which were re­placed in Septem­ber 2015. The play area also fea­tures new lime­stone edg­ing, rub­ber and sand soft-fall sur­fac­ing and new con­nect­ing foot­paths. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the fol­low­ing com­mu­nity groups for their suc­cess in ob­tain­ing fund­ing in Round Two of the City’s 2016/2017 Com­mu­nity Fund­ing Pro­gram.

Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Fund • Vin­cent’s Project for the Home­less

(spon­sored by Rotary Club of Hil­larys) • Grand­par­ents Rear­ing Grand­chil­dren • Fish­ers with Dis­abil­i­ties As­so­ci­a­tion • Li­wara Catholic Pri­mary School • Women’s Health and Fam­ily Ser­vices

Cul­ture and the Arts De­vel­op­ment Fund • Disco Can­tito As­so­ci­a­tion • Comet WA • Mul­laloo Beach Pri­mary School P&C • Grace Angli­can Church • Wanneroo Joon­dalup Art So­ci­ety

En­vi­ron­men­tal De­vel­op­ment Fund • Friends of North Ocean Reef – Iluka Fore­shore • Whit­ford Catholic Pri­mary School • The Montes­sori School

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