Deputy Mayor’s Col­umn – Rus­sell Poli­wka

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Kalei­do­scope 2017

The award-win­ning Kalei­do­scope Fes­ti­val has again cap­tured the hearts and minds of peo­ple across Perth with tens of thou­sands of peo­ple com­ing from far and wide to the Joon­dalup City Cen­tre for four nights of spec­tac­u­lar light in­stal­la­tions, il­lu­mi­na­tions, pro­jec­tions and per­for­mances.

In just its sec­ond year, Kalei­do­scope – named Na­tional Event of the Year at the re­cent pres­ti­gious Parks and Leisure Aus­tralia Awards of Ex­cel­lence – fea­tured 64 dy­namic artists from WA and in­ter­state and de­liv­ered in­no­va­tive cul­tural pro­gram­ming and at­trac­tions not seen in WA be­fore.

Kalei­do­scope 2017 not only pro­vided an out­stand­ing free fam­ily-friendly event for lo­cal res­i­dents and vis­i­tors alike, but it show­cased Joon­dalup as the en­ter­tain­ment cap­i­tal of the north­ern cor­ri­dor of Perth and pro­vided a sig­nif­i­cant stim­u­lus to the lo­cal busi­ness econ­omy.

Chich­ester Park Re­de­vel­op­ment

Fol­low­ing com­mu­nity feed­back, Joon­dalup Coun­cil has agreed to progress the re­de­vel­op­ment of Chich­ester Park, Wood­vale to a con­cept de­sign and cost es­ti­mate phase.

It is pro­posed that a new Com­mu­nity Sport­ing Fa­cil­ity is de­vel­oped at Chich­ester Park, with ex­ist­ing car park­ing pro­vi­sions and drainage is­sues on the south­ern oval to be in­ves­ti­gated as part of the project.

There are five sport­ing clubs with over 1,800 reg­is­tered mem­bers that cur­rently use Chich­ester Park. Cur­rently $3 mil­lion has been listed from 2018-19 to 2020-21 of the City’s Five-Year Cap­i­tal Works Pro­gram for the re­de­vel­op­ment.

Prince Re­gent Park Com­mu­nity Con­sul­ta­tion

The City is in the process of analysing com­mu­nity feed­back prior to mak­ing a de­ci­sion on the pro­posal to re­de­velop Prince Re­gent Park in Heathridge.

Prince Re­gent Park was iden­ti­fied for fa­cil­ity re­de­vel­op­ment as part of the City’s Ac­tive Reserve and Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity Re­view, un­der­taken in 2014, and as a re­sult fund­ing was in­cluded in the City’s 20 Year Strate­gic Fi­nan­cial Plan.

The pro­posed re­de­vel­op­ment in­cludes a new multi-pur­pose com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity, car park ex­ten­sion, re­lo­ca­tion of the ex­ist­ing cricket in­fra­struc­ture within the park and flood­light­ing up­grade.

The three-week con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod (Mon­day 9 Oc­to­ber and Mon­day 30 Oc­to­ber) in­volved res­i­dents within a 200-me­tre ra­dius of the park, cur­rent user group rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Heathridge Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers and the wider com­mu­nity.

This com­mu­nity feed­back will then al­low Elected Mem­bers to make an in­formed de­ci­sion when a re­port is pre­sented to Coun­cil.

Coun­cil Mat­ters

I’d like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank my fel­low Coun­cil­lors for their sup­port in elect­ing me Deputy Mayor of the City of Joon­dalup.

I’d also like to ex­tend a warm wel­come to Coun­cil­lor Christo­pher May who was elected as Cen­tral Ward Coun­cil­lor at the re­cent lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tion to rep­re­sent the needs of res­i­dents in the com­mu­nity.

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