Councillor’s Column – Russ Fishwick JP
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 Ward in 2018/19 include: Duncraig – Various upgrades to buildings in the Percy Doyle Reserve precinct including refurbishment of Sorrento Bowling Club, City of Joondalup Leisure Centres – Duncraig, Sorrento Tennis Club, Mildenhall and Duncraig Community Centre, as well as upgrades to utilities throughout ($1.4 million). Elsewhere in the suburb, there will be irrigation works and new playspace at Juniper Park ($615,000), a new playspace at Alfreton Park ($60,000 – currently underway), intersection upgrades at Readshaw Road/Marmion Avenue ($120,000), traffic management works at Gilbert Road ($100,000), road improvements at Chessell Drive ($100,000) and drainage upgrades at Wandina Place/ Park ($40,000). Warwick – A sump beautification project at Churton Park ($80,000) and drainage improvements at Hillwood Catchment ($40,000).
City releases bike survey results
The City has released the results of the City of Joondalup Bike Survey, which was open for comment earlier this year. The survey was designed to establish a baseline understanding of bike riding participation levels in the City and the motivators and barriers to cycling. A total of 667 valid responses were received. The results will be used to inform future City programs, services and infrastructure related to bike riding.
Little Feet Festival
The Little Feet Festival returns to Edith Cowan University’s Pines Picture Gardens on Sunday 21 October from 1.00pm to 5.00pm. About 8,000 people are expected to attend this popular annual festival, which is widely regarded as the region’s biggest cultural event for children aged 12 and under. This year’s festival theme is ‘On Safari.’ Entry and participation in all activities is free. For further information visit joondalup.wa.gov.au
Exciting time for local arts
It’s an exciting time of year for the City’s visual arts program highlighted by the visit of internationallyrenowned artist and researcher Dr Helen Pynor as part of the Artist-in-Residence program. Dr Pynor will be a guest in Joondalup from 13 October to 30 November. During this period, she will develop a concept for a commissioned artwork that she will produce for the City in 2019. Prior to her arrival, the City will install a new artwork on the Inside-Out Billboard at Joondalup Library. Illusion comes courtesy of artist Dita E Hagedorn. Next month, the City will hold its annual Community Invitation Arts Award exhibition (CIAA) at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, Sunday 14 October – Sunday 28 October. The CIAA enhances Joondalup’s reputation as a local government dedicated to encouraging and fostering culture and the arts by celebrating the creative talents of professional Western Australian artists.