On Sunday 27 August I was proud to officially open the Dolphin Olympics, one of my favourite events of the year. Held annually at Wanneroo Aquamotion and now in its 18th year, the event saw more than 80 special needs participants from across Perth take part in the fun-filled swimming competition. Congratulations to everyone who participated and to our wonderful swim team for their outstanding organisation of the day. I am also delighted to share that the City of Wanneroo was awarded the inaugural 2017 WALGA / RSL WA Anzac Day Award at the Western Australian Local Government Association Annual General Meeting last month. The Award is in recognition of the City’s strong collaboration and engagement with the Wanneroo RSL Sub-Branch and community, in relation to the coordination and management of the Branch’s 2017 Anzac Day Service. Well done to all who worked so incredibly hard to ensure the success of the event.
With the weather warming up more people will be enjoying time outdoors; therefore it is timely to remind dog owners to ensure they are responsible. Please remember to keep dogs on a lead unless you are in a designated off-lead area and ALWAYS pick up after your dog. Irresponsible dog ownership reflects badly on everybody, including those who do the right thing!
The 2017 Local Government Elections will take place next month. The City is conducting this election as a postal election with the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) and election packages will be delivered to homes from Wednesday, 27 September 2017. All election packages must be posted to the Returning Officer using the reply-paid envelope provided. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your package to be received before close of polls at 6pm sharp on Saturday, 21 October 2017. The Wanneroo Civic Centre will be open on 21 October from 8am-6pm if you require replacement or provisional voting papers. Please visit the City’s website at
wanneroo.wa.gov.au for more information. Mayor Tracey Roberts JP