Deputy Mayor’s Column – Russ Fishwick JP
Percy Doyle upgrades Council has approved refurbishments to some of the existing community and sporting infrastructure at Percy Doyle Reserve in Duncraig. Commencing 2017/18, upgrades are proposed for the Sorrento Football Club’s clubroom, incorporating a refurbishment of the existing toilets, changerooms and main hall as well as extensions to the storage area and veranda. Refurbishments are also proposed for the Sorrento Tennis Club’s clubroom building, including upgrades to the toilets, changing room, bar and foyer as well as improvements to its external access. In 2018/19 it is proposed the clubroom at Sorrento Bowling Club is extended to include a new office, meeting room and veranda while Duncraig Leisure Centre is expected to get improved toilet and changing room facilities as well as improved external access. Earlier this year Council refurbished the Undercroft Bridge Club due to the increase in its membership. Elsewhere in the South Ward, new playground equipment will soon be installed in Granadilla Park, Duncraig and Hawker Park, Warwick will get a new barbecue facility in time for summer.
Recycling right made more convenient Warwick Grove Shopping Centre is home to two recycling disposal stations (bins) that give people an easy way to dispose of their unwanted mobile phones, printer cartridges, household batteries and compact fluorescent light globes in an environmentally manner. All the items are collected by Mindarie Regional Council and processed for material recovery. Duncraig Library also has a recycling station for mobile phones and batteries (only). As well as diverting waste away from landfill, the waste stations promote the re-use of valuable resources and keep the waste stream free of potentially hazardous substances.
Charity clothing drop-off The City will host its fifth Charity Clothing and Textiles Drop-off event on Saturday 2 September 2017, 9.00am – 2.00pm. Collection trucks from Anglicare WA, Vinnies WA and the Salvos Stores will be set up in the rear carpark of the City of Joondalup Leisure Centres – Craigie and at the City’s Administration Building, Joondalup. All second-hand clothing and textiles donations will be distributed for sale at the charities’ retail outlets. Proceeds from the sales will go towards community based services and programs that help people in need. Items to bring – Clothing, textiles, towels and bed linen.
Items not accepted – Non-textiles, furniture, white goods, hazardous waste or electronic waste (TVs or computer equipment).
Markets spring to life in Joondalup The City is expanding its popular markets with the launch of a new Spring Markets series next week. The Spring Markets will be held over five consecutive Friday nights in September in Central Walk where the much loved Twilight Markets are staged in November and December. The markets will feature WA’s best food, fashion, arts/crafts, gifts and homewares and residents and visitors alike are encouraged to head along, soak in the family friendly atmosphere and grab a bargain.