Councillor’s Column – Kerry Hollywood
Get cyber smart at business forum
With cybercrime costing the Australian business community up to $1 billion annually, and 43% of attacks levelled at small business, registering for this month’s business forum on cyber security makes good business sense.
The forum, Joondalup Innovation Hub – The Cyber Security Capital of WA, will be held on Thursday 28 June at Joondalup Resort, Connolly.
Associate Professor Mike Johnstone – from the Edith Cowan University (ECU) School of Science and a member of the ECU Security Research Institute – is the keynote speaker.
The forum follows the recent announcement of $140 million of funding invested by the Federal and State governments, industry, university and research participants into a Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) at ECU in Joondalup.
ECU has been recognised as a world leader in cyber security research and education, and the location of the WA Government’s first Innovation Hub, which brings together ECU cyber security expertise, the Australian Security Growth Network, AustCyber and now the Cyber Security CRC.
Tickets are $30.00. Those interested in attending can register online at or by calling
9400 4407. joondalup.wa.gov.au Have your say on our coastline
There is still time for residents to fill in the City’s Coastal Survey.
The results of the survey will allow the City to better understand how the community values and uses our stunning coast, beaches and foreshore areas. Feedback will also be used to help identify potential adaptation options for vulnerable coastal areas.
The City will continue to engage and inform the local community and key stakeholders on the impact of coastal hazards, potential coastal adaptation options and development of a coastal hazard risk management adaptation plan.
The survey can be completed online at
until Everyone who participates will go into the draw to win one of three $100.00 gift vouchers.
joondalup.wa.gov.au NAIDOC Week celebrations
The City will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made to the area with a culturally-rich program of events during NAIDOC week and throughout the month of July.
NAIDOC Week, 8-15 July, celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country.
This year’s theme, ‘Because of her, we can!’ honours the essential part women have played as active and significant role models empowering past generations and paving the way for future generations to come.
Joondalup Art Gallery will host a spectacular exhibition of artworks curated by prominent Indigenous artist Sharyn Egan as part of the City of Joondalup’s 2018 NAIDOC Week celebrations.
The City will also conduct a flag-raising ceremony outside its administration building on See for NAIDOC Week event information.
joondalup.wa.gov.au Friday 29 June. Monday 9 July.
An annual exhibition celebrating the City’s artistic community with over 170 exhibiting artists. For further information visit joondalup.wa.gov.au
Liselle Powell Bell’s Rapids 2017