Mayor’s Column – Troy Pickard
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.