MAYOR’S MES­SAGE

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Back to school safety

With the school year off to a busy start, I urge all road users to be vig­i­lant and use cau­tion around school zones. Be wary of pedes­tri­ans - es­pe­cially small chil­dren, stick to the 40km/h speed limit and keep watch for traf­fic cross­ing war­dens. Also, please take note of the park­ing re­stric­tion sig­nage dur­ing school hours.

Meet the Mayor

I love out in the com­mu­nity, meet­ing res­i­dents and lis­ten­ing to their ideas and con­cerns. Next week my first of the Meet the Mayor on the Road will take place in Two Rocks at the Phil Renkin Cen­tre. Each month af­ter that it will be held in a dif­fer­ent sub­urb. De­tails of fu­ture Meet the Mayor on the Road can be viewed on the City’s web­site. To book an ap­point­ment please call 9405 5654.

Con­nect Wan­neroo

The com­mu­nity re­sponse to the Con­nect Wan­neroo cam­paign has been very pos­i­tive, even res­i­dents who live out­side the City are sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity cam­paign call­ing for im­proved in­fra­struc­ture for roads and rail to Yanchep. More than 35,000 emails have been gen­er­ated and with just three weeks un­til the state elec­tion, I urge res­i­dents to main­tain the pres­sure on all po­lit­i­cal par­ties to en­sure our com­mu­nity’s voices are heard and im­por­tant in­fra­struc­ture needs are met. There is strength in num­bers and to­gether we can send a clear mes­sage to de­ci­sion mak­ers at a state level. Rail to Yanchep has fea­tured in elec­tion prom­ises and I keenly await fur­ther an­nounce­ments from all sides of pol­i­tics I ex­tend my sin­cere thanks to the com­mu­nity mem­bers, busi­nesses and vol­un­teers who have helped shape the cam­paign with pas­sion and com­mit­ment for the fu­ture of our City. If you haven’t yet sup­ported Con­nect Wan­neroo, please do so ur­gently to en­sure the best pos­si­ble chance of suc­cess. Visit con­nect­wan­neroo.com.au

Swim­ming En­clo­sure

I was pleased to of­fi­cially launch the highly an­tic­i­pated new swim­ming en­clo­sure at Quinns Beach on 31 Jan­uary and many beach users are putting the 85 x 300 me­tre en­clo­sure to good use know­ing they are safe from large marine preda­tors. The state gov­ern­ment con­trib­uted $200,000 while the City con­trib­uted $250,000 to the pro­ject, which is one of a num­ber of im­prove­ment projects in the Quinns Beach precinct.

North­ern Per­spec­tives Ex­hi­bi­tion Open­ing

Next week the Wan­neroo Gallery will host a new ex­hi­bi­tion, North­ern Per­spec­tives. This ex­cit­ing new ex­hi­bi­tion will show­case art­works by Year 11 and 12 stu­dents from 14 dif­fer­ent schools. North­ern Per­spec­tives opens Satur­day 25 February and runs un­til Satur­day 8 April 2017.

YAL schol­ar­ship win­ner

The City of Wan­neroo and Young Aus­tralia League awarded a $3,000 schol­ar­ship to 16-year-old Maranga­roo res­i­dent Joseph Car­los. The schol­ar­ship will go to­wards his tu­ition at Kingsway Chris­tian Col­lege in Darch, en­abling him to com­plete high school af­ter the fam­ily went through an ex­tremely chal­leng­ing time. All the best for your stud­ies Joseph.

Emer­gency web­site

Did you know the WA gov­ern­ment now has one web­site for all emer­gen­cies? Find in­for­ma­tion about bush­fires, cyclones, storms, heat­waves, flood­ing, marine safety, health emer­gen­cies and earth­quakes with tips on how to pre­pare as well as warn­ings and in­ci­dent alerts. Please visit emer­gency.wa.gov.au/ pre­pare Mayor Tracey Roberts JP

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