Councillor’s Column – Christine Hamilton Prime
Padbury Sorrento 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 South-West Ward in 2018/19 include:
Landscaping upgrades ($30,000) at Marbella Park, amalgamation of two playspaces into a regional play facility at Whitfords Nodes Park ($350,000), intersection upgrade ($75,000) at Flinders Avenue/Marmion Avenue, parking improvements at Hillarys dog/horse beach ($200,000), refurbishment of the Mawson Park toilets/ change room ($60,000 towards construction costs) and construction of Whitfords Nodes lookout stairway as part of a health and wellbeing hub ($200,000 towards construction costs).
Hepburn Avenue roadworks ($252,000) between the Mitchell Freeway and Marmion Avenue, and design of a sump beautification project at Simpson Park ($20,000).
Irrigation upgrades at Albacore Park ($20,000), refurbishment of the Sorrento North toilets ($50,000), funding towards the concept design of the proposed upgrade of The Plaza/West Coast Drive intersection ($20,000) and refurbishment works at Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club ($50,000).
Feedback phenomenal for family-friendly skills track
The City’s newest scooter skills track at MacDonald Park, Padbury continues to prove very popular with local families, including many young people who have tested out their skills on the track in recent weeks. The track, which includes line markings and traffic signage, is a great example of the many family-friendly modern playspaces that can be found in our parks and active open areas across the City. It’s important as a City we provide our young people with a chance to participate in fun and challenging activities in safe and supportive environments where they can learn through play.
Beach enclosure repairs ongoing
Signage has now been installed at Sorrento Beach to advise people about ongoing repairs to the beach enclosure. Repairs are scheduled to be completed by mid-October following damage to the structure caused by recent storms. The costs are covered by the supplier as per their contract with the City, which includes ongoing maintenance of the enclosure.
Daytime meeting of Council
More than 100 students from local schools attended the City’s annual daytime meeting of council on Tuesday 21 August. The City holds one Council meeting during the day each year to give schools within the City of Joondalup an opportunity to send their students along to see firsthand how their Local Government authority functions and works. Students asked questions of the Council during public question time and many also attended a youth leadership forum prior to the meeting. Join the dance battle competition • 2 v 2 b-boy/b-girl battles • Crews: 4 – 10 people per crew • Competitors must be between 11 – 25 years
old to enter. For registrations, more information and ticket bookings visit