Mayor’s Col­umn – Troy Pickard

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Anzac Ser­vice Re­mem­bers Our Fallen The City of Joon­dalup’s 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Ser­vice will be staged on Tues­day 25 April at Cen­tral Park in the Joon­dalup City Cen­tre. For the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year a RAAF fly-past will be part of pro­ceed­ings. In­dian Blue Cho­rus will per­form the Aus­tralian and New Zealand na­tional an­thems. David Singer, who served in the Aus­tralian Army in Afghanistan, will pro­vide the key­note speech and dig­ni­taries and mem­bers of the pub­lic will be able to lay a wreath of re­mem­brance. Free park­ing is avail­able within close prox­im­ity to Cen­tral Park and tea, cof­fee and Anzac bis­cuits will be pro­vided af­ter the ser­vice con­cludes. Pro­ceed­ings com­mence at 6.00am but at­ten­dees are asked to ar­rive no later than 5.45am.

More Trees for Sub­urbs

The City will soon be plant­ing more trees across its sub­urbs as part of its Leafy City Pro­gram in or­der to cre­ate cooler, invit­ing green ur­ban spaces for res­i­dents. Plant­ing will com­mence in sub­urbs iden­ti­fied as ‘hot spots’, with Heathridge, Craigie and Bel­don be­gin­ning in May and Kin­ross, Cur­ram­bine and Pad­bury start­ing in July. In ad­di­tion to the aes­thetic, eco­nomic and so­cial ben­e­fits, there are also a wide range of en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts which in­clude re­duc­ing am­bi­ent air tem­per­a­ture, clean­ing air by ab­sorb­ing pol­lut­ing gases, re­duc­ing cool­ing en­ergy con­sump­tion costs, and sav­ing wa­ter through re­duced evap­o­ra­tion rates. The City will be re­spon­si­ble for main­tain­ing the street trees. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit joon­dalup.wa.gov.au or call the In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vices Cus­tomer Re­la­tions team on 1300 369 972.

2017 Com­mu­nity Art Ex­hi­bi­tion

The City is call­ing local artists to sub­mit entries for the 2017 Com­mu­nity Art Ex­hi­bi­tion (CAE). Entries are open to all res­i­dents of the City and mem­bers of local vis­ual arts as­so­ci­a­tions. The over­all prize pool of over $8,000 in­cludes an over­all award of $1,500 for the Most Out­stand­ing Art­work and a Pop­u­lar Choice Award. Entries close Sunday 30 April, 5.00pm. The ex­hi­bi­tion will be on dis­play at Lakeside Joon­dalup Shop­ping City from Sunday 11 to Sunday 25 June. Full de­tails at joon­dalup.wa.gov.au

New Bill­board for Joon­dalup Li­brary

A new art­work by WA artist Andy Quilty has been in­stalled on the fa­cade of the Joon­dalup Li­brary. Burnout Paint­ing #18 was com­mis­sioned as part of the City of Joon­dalup’s In­side-Out Bill­board project. Quilty is a pro­fes­sional artist based in Rock­ing­ham and pri­mar­ily works in the dis­ci­plines of draw­ing and paint­ing. The City is com­mit­ted to fos­ter­ing and pro­mot­ing high cal­i­bre artists and the In­side-Out Bill­board project pro­vides an on­go­ing dis­play of out­stand­ing vis­ual arts for the Joon­dalup com­mu­nity to ap­pre­ci­ate. The art­work will re­main at the Joon­dalup Li­brary un­til Oc­to­ber 2017.

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