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.
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
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.
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