Councillor’s Column – Christopher May
Central Ward 2018/19 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 Central Ward over the next 12 months include: Woodvale – Upgrades to the Timberlane Park drainage outlet $125,000, repairs to Woodvale Library’s lower roof $92,000, pathway replacements at Tallering Heights and Wildlife Place $40,000, redevelopment of the Chichester Park clubrooms $100,000 and a playspace renewal project at Gascoyne Park $110,000. Craigie – Refurbishment of the Craigie Leisure Centre 50m pool and playground $46,000 and the Warrandyte Park clubroom $25,000, an irrigation renewal project at Adelaide Park $26,000 and road improvements at Perilya Road $30,000. Kallaroo – Whitfords West Park irrigation renewal $50,000, upgrades to the drainage at Northshore Drive $15,000 and a new pathway at Stamford Road $12,000. The City will also make safety improvements for pedestrians at the Whitfords Avenue/Dampier Avenue intersection $96,000. Beldon – Gwendoline Drive street lighting $40,000. More than $760,000 worth of road resurfacing will also be undertaken throughout the Central Ward.
Duffy House, Woodvale
Negotiations with the State Government are ongoing in relation to the future of Duffy House, Woodvale. Duffy House is located on Lot 69 (108) Duffy Terrace, Woodvale. It is a single storey limestone cottage with a corrugated iron roof and may be the oldest surviving building in the City of Joondalup. The City recently received notice of the Western Australian Planning Commission’s offer of financial assistance to restore Duffy House on the provision the City opted to take on the ongoing management of the site. At its June meeting, the Council resolved that the amount of funding should be renegotiated to better reflect the costs associated with the building’s restoration and works required to effectively protect and activate the site. There are also a number of site issues that must be considered and resolved.
E-waste collection in Craigie
The City will also hold its next free two-day electronic waste (eWaste) collection on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August at City of Joondalup Leisure Centre – Craigie. People can dispose of their old TV sets, computers and computer equipment in an environmentally responsible way. E-waste collections ensure valuable resources such as tin, nickel, aluminium, copper, lead and mercury are recovered and re-used to keep old technology out of landfill and also stop potentially hazardous materials from leaking into the environment. Items can be dropped off at the rear of the centre between 9.00am – 4.00pm (both days) and staff will be available to lift bulky materials.