Coun­cil­lor’s Col­umn – So­phie Dwyer

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Aus­tralia Day Cel­e­bra­tions

To­day more than 330 lo­cal res­i­dents will be­come Aus­tralian cit­i­zens at the City’s 2017 Aus­tralia Day Cit­i­zen­ship Cer­e­mony, be­ing held at Cen­tral Park in the Joon­dalup City Cen­tre. Cit­i­zen­ship can­di­dates from 26 dif­fer­ent coun­tries in­clud­ing the United King­dom, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Egypt, France, Ger­many, Ire­land, Spain, Thai­land, Uganda and the USA will take part in to­day’s spec­tac­u­lar out­door cer­e­mony. The Gov­er­nor’s Cit­i­zen of the Year Awards for the City of Joon­dalup will also be pre­sented, recog­nis­ing the out­stand­ing com­mu­nity work of ac­tive lo­cal res­i­dents. This year’s win­ners are: Pina Pet­tinic­chio

Sian Wil­liams Sara Mu­nagorri

Cit­i­zen of the Year: Youth Cit­i­zen of the Year: Se­nior of the Year: Award for Ac­tive Cit­i­zen­ship – Group or Event:

Grand­par­ents Rear­ing Grand­chil­dren. Par­a­lympian Brant Gar­vey will pro­vide the key­note ad­dress as the City’s 2017 Aus­tralia Day Am­bas­sador.

Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment on Sport­ing Fa­cil­i­ties

The City of Joon­dalup is con­sid­er­ing a pro­posal to up­grade the ex­ist­ing foot­ball (soc­cer) fa­cil­i­ties at Bel­don Park, Bel­don. The pro­posal aims to pro­vide greater op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal sport­ing clubs to train and play matches in a safe and ac­ces­si­ble man­ner, while en­hanc­ing recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties for the lo­cal com­mu­nity. As part of the plan­ning process, the City is cur­rently seek­ing com­ment on the pro­posed works. In­ter­ested par­ties can read more about the pro­posed project and pro­vide com­ment by go­ing to the Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment page of the City’s web­site at The com­ment pe­riod closes on Mon­day 13 Fe­bru­ary 2017.

joon­ Joon­dalup Per­form­ing Arts and Cul­tural Fa­cil­ity

Joon­dalup Coun­cil will con­sider the busi­ness case for the Joon­dalup Per­form­ing Arts and Cul­tural Fa­cil­ity (JPACF) on Tues­day 1 Fe­bru­ary and will also de­ter­mine whether the busi­ness case is re­leased for public ad­ver­tis­ing. The JPACF busi­ness case was de­vel­oped over sev­eral years with in­put from ex­pert con­sul­tants, per­form­ing arts fa­cil­ity man­agers, the Depart­ment of Cul­ture and the Arts, Perth Theatre Trust and other key stake­hold­ers. The de­sign of the JPACF in­cludes an 850 seat au­di­to­rium of in­ter­na­tional stan­dard, a 200 seat ‘black box’ theatre and a va­ri­ety of re­hearsal spa­ces that could also cater for small per­for­mances and gen­eral com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties. It also in­cludes a ded­i­cated art gallery with curatorial space, a bar and cater­ing fa­cil­i­ties as well as of­fices, man­age­rial spa­ces and car park­ing. The site is lo­cated in the Joon­dalup City Cen­tre next to Cen­tral Park and the Joon­dalup Learn­ing Precinct.

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