Mayor’s Column – Hon. Albert Jacob JP
The City will seek community feedback to determine the overall level of support for the establishment of a fenced dog exercise area in one of its existing parks. If supported by the community, five potentially suitable locations have been identified based on criteria that aims to minimise the impact on the environment and surrounding residents. They are: • Bramston Park, Burns Beach; • Chichester Park, Woodvale; • Elcar Park, Joondalup; • Emerald Park, Edgewater; and • Melene Park, Duncraig. Residents have until Monday 17 December to have their say. The results of the community consultation will then be collated and presented to Council to seek direction on progressing the project. Feedback can be submitted via the community consultation section of the City’s website
Hard copies of the feedback form are also available on request.
Variable Message Board (VMBs) displays and the installation of temporary parking signage along the eastern side of Fairway Circle are two measures being taken by the City to help counteract traffic-related concerns associated with the community-led Christmas lights display at Prairie Dunes Place, Connolly. VMBs will advise a temporary speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour and remind drivers to be mindful of pedestrians, to obey all parking rules, particularly in relation to private property, and to be respectful and courteous to other attendees. Patrols will also be conducted at various times during December. VMBs will also be displayed near Samson Court, Duncraig – another street that traditionally holds a popular display. Anyone with concerns relating to street light displays should contact City Rangers. Officers are available on
24 hours per day, seven days a week. The City’s popular Twilight Markets series returns to Central Walk, Joondalup this Friday night. It is the first of four markets to be held in the lead-up to Christmas with markets also being held on 7, 14 and 21 December, 5.30pm to 9.00pm. The perfect place to find unique Christmas presents, each market offers locally sourced, designed and created art, craft, clothing, jewellery, homewares and gift wares as well as delicious food stalls and food trucks. The City will engage the local community to determine the level of support for the installation of a toilet facility at Shepherds Bush Park, Kingsley. Shepherds Bush Park is an extremely popular community facility, with features including a bike skills track, play space, picnic equipment, and a pump and jump trail. The community consultation period is open until Wednesday 19 December and online feedback can be submitted via the community consultation section of City’s website Hard copies of the feedback form are also available on request.