Councillor’s Column – Tom McLean JP
Burns Beach/Mindarie shared path
Construction of the Burns Beach to Mindarie dual-use path is anticipated to commence mid-2019 and is scheduled to take about six months to complete. A final review of the design is currently underway. It is vital that the alignment and design of the path minimises any impact on the biodiversity values found within the project area. It is exciting to see the project take shape after many years of advocating for this project from residents of both the Cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo. The State Government, through the Western Australian Planning Commission, is contributing $2million to this much-anticipated project with the rest of the costs to be shared between the two Cities. The dual-use path will link the Peet Development in Burns Beach with the Catalina development in Mindarie. Peet and Tamala Park Regional Council are responsible for the sections of path within Burns Beach and Catalina estates respectively.
City’s BEN signage to improve emergency response times
The City will install 65 Beach Emergency Numbers (BEN) signs at beach access points along its coastline this summer to help improve emergency response times. All BEN signage includes clear location data so that a caller can simply quote the beach sign number to an emergency operator if urgent assistance is required. Locations will include some of the City’s most popular coastal foreshore locations including Burns Beach, Iluka and Ocean Reef (including Ocean Reef Boat Harbour). The City received grant funding from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to install the signs.
Hear the music of The Beatles backed by PSO
Local residents and ratepayers have until 19 November to purchase pre-sale tickets to the City’s 2019 Valentine’s Concert, All You Need is Love. After this date, tickets will be made available to people outside the City for the first time. In a WA first, Jack Jones, Wes Carr, Rai Thistlethwayte and Jackson Thomas, backed by the Perth Symphony Orchestra, will bring the music of The Beatles to the Joondalup Resort on Thursday 14 February 2019. Ticket prices are $25.00 for residents, $20.00 for residents with a valid concession card, $10.00 for children and $35.00 for non-residents (should they still be available). Tickets can be purchased via Ticketbooth. Contact 9400 4921 if you have any issues trying to purchase tickets.
New Local Planning Scheme
The City’s new Local Planning Scheme, LPS3, became operational last month. LPS3, which supersedes District Planning Scheme No. 2, classifies land into zones and reserves and outlines how land within those zones may be used and developed. It also specifies the residential density code that applies to residential property, which prescribes how many dwellings can be developed. For more information including frequently asked questions see joondalup.wa.gov.au City of Joondalup resident and ratepayer pre-sale available now. Tickets can be purchased online via
Ticketbooth. joondalup.wa.gov.au 9400 4705.
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