Coun­cil­lor’s Col­umn – Chris­tine Hamil­ton Prime

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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

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