Mayor’s Column – Hon Albert Jacob JP
New domestic waste and recycling collection contractor
SUEZ Recycling and Recovery Pty Ltd has commenced domestic rubbish and recycling collection services within the City of Joondalup this month after winning a competitive tender process for the next five years. One of Australia’s leading waste management companies, SUEZ’s cutting edge technology will assist the City to maintain best practice in waste management and optimum service for our ratepayers. SUEZ will empty all domestic waste bins weekly and deliver the waste to the processing facility in Neerabup. Recycling bins will continue to be emptied fortnightly and material will be delivered to the Cleanaway Material Recovery Facility in Guildford. There is no change to current collection days and residents are to put their bins out by 6.00am as normal. SUEZ will also partner with the City to roll out the three-bin system, which is set to be introduced in January 2019, and will service the new greens waste bin on a fortnightly basis.
20-year milestone for Joondalup
The City of Joondalup officially turned 20 years old on 1 July. Two decades after the split from Wanneroo, Joondalup is now recognised on the international stage for its liveability and being home to an active and engaged community. Currently home to about 161,000 residents, our City has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. With ambitious plans for future prosperity and sustainability, Joondalup’s journey has only really begun.
NAIDOC Week Launch 9 July
A flag-raising ceremony was held outside the City’s administration building on Monday afternoon to officially launch the City’s month-long NAIDOC Week celebrations. Indigenous leader Shaun Nannup performed a Welcome to Country and raised the Aboriginal flag during the proceedings. For more information about the City’s NAIDOC Week activities visit joondalup.wa.gov.au
Joondalup banner to fly high
Congratulations to Springfield Primary School on winning the City’s 2018 Banners in the Terrace competition. Students were asked to enter designs based on the theme of Local Government Week – Ready and Relevant – or to create a design which will ensure that the banner is easily identifiable as representing the City of Joondalup. In total, 55 designs were received from both local primary and high school students. The design will be transferred to a 3.4m x 1.5m banner that will fly in St Georges Terrace, Perth with up to 80 other WA local government banners leading up to and during Local Government Week in August.
Cyber safety boost
Cyber Me, an online teaching application that aims to keep young people safer in the online world, has received $15,000 through the City’s Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund offers grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 to foster local initiatives that bring and create new business activities into Joondalup, adding to the City’s business dynamic through innovative or digital based activities. For further information on this new teaching application or to learn more about the Innovation Fund, visit the City’s website at joondalup.wa.gov.au Applications close Friday 20 July 2018.
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