Coun­cil­lor’s Col­umn – Russ Fish­wick JP

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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.

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