MAYOR’S MES­SAGE

Wanneroo Times - - News - elec­tions.wa.gov.au Mayor Tracey Roberts JP

In Septem­ber, the State Gov­ern­ment un­veiled its 2017/18 bud­get. It was fan­tas­tic to see their four-year com­mit­ment to fund a num­ber of im­por­tant projects vi­tal to sup­port­ing the growth of our City and the lifestyles of our res­i­dents. The bud­get in­cludes $520 mil­lion to ex­tend the Joondalup Rail Line to Yanchep, $146 mil­lion for up­grades and widen­ing works on Wan­neroo Road, $23 mil­lion to com­plete the widen­ing of Marmion Av­enue through to Yanchep Beach Road and $500,000 for net­ball fa­cil­ity up­grades at Kingsway Re­gional Sport­ing Com­plex. Our schools will also ben­e­fit from $5.4 mil­lion in up­grade fund­ing and more than $30 mil­lion for new pri­mary schools in Banksia Grove and Yanchep. On be­half of Coun­cil, Ad­min­is­tra­tion and res­i­dents, I would like to thank the State Gov­ern­ment for lis­ten­ing to the peo­ple of the City of Wan­neroo and for their sup­port of th­ese im­por­tant projects. My sin­cere thanks also to all our res­i­dents who sup­ported the City’s Con­nect Wan­neroo cam­paign and en­sured their voices were heard. On Satur­day 7 Oc­to­ber, we of­fi­cially opened the Quinns Min­darie Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, built at a cost of more than $4 mil­lion, with a fam­ily fun day. It was great to see so many peo­ple from the lo­cal com­mu­nity in at­ten­dance to mark the oc­ca­sion and en­joy the free en­ter­tain­ment and demon­stra­tions by com­mu­nity groups and busi­nesses. The Cen­tre has a range of rooms avail­able to book; please visit our web­site for fur­ther de­tails. Cancer Coun­cil’s Re­lay for Life is a cause close to my heart and I am look­ing for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing the 2017 Joondalup-Wan­neroo event’s 10th an­niver­sary on Satur­day 21 and Sun­day 22 Oc­to­ber at HBF Arena, Joondalup. You can still reg­is­ter to par­tic­i­pate at re­lay­for­life.org.au Fi­nally, with just un­der two weeks left to cast your vote in the 2017 Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment elec­tions, I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to vote and have your say on who rep­re­sents your in­ter­ests on the City of Wan­neroo Coun­cil. Postal votes must be re­ceived by the Re­turn­ing Of­fi­cer prior to 6pm on Satur­day 21 Oc­to­ber 2017, so please en­sure you al­low suf­fi­cient time for Aus­tralia Post to de­liver your com­pleted vot­ing pack­age. More in­for­ma­tion on the can­di­dates for each ward, and gen­eral elec­tion in­for­ma­tion, can be found by vis­it­ing

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