Mayor’s Column – Hon. Albert Jacob JP
Council adopts 18-19 Budget
Joondalup Council has adopted its 2018-19 Budget which included an overall rates increase of 2.95%.
This modest increase, similar to other large Local Governments in Perth, balances the cost of living pressures that many residents are experiencing whilst ensuring the continued delivery and maintenance of major infrastructure projects, services and programs.
The 2018-19 Capital Works program, adopted as part of the Budget process, includes several significant projects and programs including:
• $5.7 million to progress implementation of a new three bin system;
• $2.7 million to progress the Burns Beach to Mindarie dual use path;
• $3.8 million for parks and public open space projects;
• $1.4 million for street lighting which includes $500,000 for the Joondalup City Centre Lighting project and
• $1.4 million to undertaken various upgrade and refurbishment works at Percy Doyle Reserve.
For the fourth successive year no increase has been made to the City’s refuse charge. A significant contributor to the City being able to maintain the current refuse charge is the City’s on-request bulk hard waste service, which has achieved significant positive results in terms of improved recycling rates, less waste to landfill and cost savings.
Win your rates paid for a year
Ratepayers have the chance to have their 2018-19 rates paid up to the value of $2,000 just by signing up to the City’s eRates service.
Anyone who has registered for eRates by Monday 9 July has the chance to win this great prize, which is being offered by the City for the first time.
Receiving notices electronically is more convenient for ratepayers and by going paperless, the City will save money on printing, distribution and administration costs. To register visit
joondalup.wa.gov.au Capturing nature in all its glory
Edgewater resident Nathan Yaschenko’s stunning photograph of a Variegated Fairy-wren, Black, Blue and Beautiful, has won the City of Joondalup’s 2018 Capture Nature Photography competition.
Open to young people aged 12-18 years, who either live or study in the City, this year’s competition attracted 189 submissions – a record level of entries.
Entrants were asked to submit an original local photograph of a beach, bush or wetland environment alongside a caption.
The Capture Nature photography competition is held in support of World Environment Day (5 June) to raise awareness and promote discussion and action on protecting our precious environment.