Parks funds in budget
PARKS, sporting, leisure and community facilities will see the biggest proportion of funding from the City of Joondalup’s 2018-19 budget.
Approved last week, the sector will receive $48.5 million, while the next biggest is roads, streetlights and landscaping with $34.4 million.
Waste and recycling has been allocated $26 million, libraries, community services and events $13 million, planning, compliance and health $7 million, and rangers and community safety $4.5 million.
Highlights include $5.7 million to implement the three-bin system, $2.7 million for the dual-use path from Burns Beach to Mindarie, $2.7 million for the Joondalup Men’s Shed and $467,000 to advance the Joondalup CBD development and other significant projects.
Percy Doyle Reserve has been allocated $1.4 million for upgrade works including refurbishment of Mildenhall, the tennis clubrooms and Duncraig Leisure Centre, extension of the Sorrento Bowling Clubrooms and utilities upgrades, while $1.7 million is earmarked for refurbishment works at other Cityowned buildings.
Park improvement projects will receive $3.8 million including floodlighting upgrades at Kingsley Park, refurbishment of the toilets and changerooms at Mawson Park in Hillarys, irrigation works, renewal of existing play equipment at several parks, and significant drainage upgrades at Timberlane Park (Woodvale).
Funding of $1.4 million will go to street lighting, including $500,000 for the Joondalup city centre lighting project, and $1.6 million is for streetscape enhancements and landscaping, including the Leafy City program.