Coun­cil­lor’s Col­umn – Christo­pher May

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Cen­tral Ward 2018/19 Cap­i­tal Works pro­gram high­lights

The City’s 2018/19 Cap­i­tal Works pro­gram has been en­dorsed by the Coun­cil as part of the Bud­get adop­tion process. Sig­nif­i­cant projects in the Cen­tral Ward over the next 12 months in­clude: Wood­vale – Up­grades to the Tim­ber­lane Park drainage out­let $125,000, re­pairs to Wood­vale Li­brary’s lower roof $92,000, path­way re­place­ments at Tal­ler­ing Heights and Wildlife Place $40,000, re­de­vel­op­ment of the Chich­ester Park clu­b­rooms $100,000 and a playspace re­newal project at Gas­coyne Park $110,000. Craigie – Re­fur­bish­ment of the Craigie Leisure Cen­tre 50m pool and play­ground $46,000 and the War­randyte Park clu­b­room $25,000, an ir­ri­ga­tion re­newal project at Ade­laide Park $26,000 and road im­prove­ments at Per­ilya Road $30,000. Kal­la­roo – Whit­fords West Park ir­ri­ga­tion re­newal $50,000, up­grades to the drainage at Northshore Drive $15,000 and a new path­way at Stam­ford Road $12,000. The City will also make safety im­prove­ments for pedes­tri­ans at the Whit­fords Av­enue/Dampier Av­enue in­ter­sec­tion $96,000. Bel­don – Gwen­do­line Drive street light­ing $40,000. More than $760,000 worth of road resur­fac­ing will also be un­der­taken through­out the Cen­tral Ward.

Duffy House, Wood­vale

Ne­go­ti­a­tions with the State Gov­ern­ment are on­go­ing in re­la­tion to the fu­ture of Duffy House, Wood­vale. Duffy House is lo­cated on Lot 69 (108) Duffy Ter­race, Wood­vale. It is a sin­gle storey lime­stone cot­tage with a cor­ru­gated iron roof and may be the old­est sur­viv­ing build­ing in the City of Joon­dalup. The City re­cently re­ceived no­tice of the Western Aus­tralian Plan­ning Com­mis­sion’s of­fer of fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to re­store Duffy House on the pro­vi­sion the City opted to take on the on­go­ing man­age­ment of the site. At its June meet­ing, the Coun­cil re­solved that the amount of fund­ing should be rene­go­ti­ated to bet­ter re­flect the costs as­so­ci­ated with the build­ing’s restora­tion and works re­quired to ef­fec­tively pro­tect and ac­ti­vate the site. There are also a num­ber of site is­sues that must be con­sid­ered and re­solved.

E-waste col­lec­tion in Craigie

The City will also hold its next free two-day elec­tronic waste (eWaste) col­lec­tion on Satur­day 25 and Sun­day 26 Au­gust at City of Joon­dalup Leisure Cen­tre – Craigie. Peo­ple can dis­pose of their old TV sets, com­put­ers and com­puter equip­ment in an en­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­ble way. E-waste col­lec­tions en­sure valu­able re­sources such as tin, nickel, alu­minium, cop­per, lead and mer­cury are re­cov­ered and re-used to keep old tech­nol­ogy out of land­fill and also stop po­ten­tially haz­ardous ma­te­ri­als from leak­ing into the en­vi­ron­ment. Items can be dropped off at the rear of the cen­tre be­tween 9.00am – 4.00pm (both days) and staff will be avail­able to lift bulky ma­te­ri­als.

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