Mayor’s Col­umn – Hon. Al­bert Ja­cob JP

Wanneroo Weekender - - Joondalup Voice -

The City is again proud to spon­sor the Joon­dalup Christ­mas Lunch in 2018, to be held on Tues­day 25 De­cem­ber at Cen­tral Park, Joon­dalup. This free an­nual event for peo­ple who would oth­er­wise spend Christ­mas Day alone has grown to be­come one of the big­gest of its kind in Perth. Or­gan­ised by lo­cal church groups and vol­un­teers, about 500 guests – from a va­ri­ety of back­grounds in­clud­ing the home­less, new ar­rivals in Aus­tralia, peo­ple with fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties, those who have lost their part­ners and those with­out fam­i­lies – will come to­gether for a tra­di­tional Christ­mas meal, live en­ter­tain­ment and Christ­mas Car­ols. Guest reg­is­tra­tions and more in­for­ma­tion at joon­dalupchrist­maslunch.com or on 0466 252 076.

Fea­ture acts an­nounced for Mu­sic in the Park 1

Bris­bane band Cheap Fakes and lo­cal act The Iso­lites will per­form at the first of the City’s free Mu­sic in the Park con­certs for 2019 at Falk­land Park, Kin­ross on Satur­day 12 Jan­uary. BYO pic­nic and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties from 5.00pm. The con­cert com­mences at 6.00pm and con­cludes at 8.30pm. A sec­ond Mu­sic in the Park con­cert will be held on Satur­day 2 March 2019 at Maw­son Park, Hil­larys.

Don’t miss out Spirit of Christ­mas

Tick­ets are still avail­able to the City’s 2019 Valen­tine’s Con­cert, All You Need is Love, to be staged at 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 and can be pur­chased via Tick­et­booth. Cus­tomers who re­quire as­sis­tance can con­tact Tick­et­booth sup­port or visit a City of Joon­dalup Cus­tomer Ser­vice Cen­tre dur­ing busi­ness hours to pur­chase tick­ets. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact the City on 9400 4705.

Three for shade

Shade sails will be in­stalled at three of the City’s play­grounds later this month at Burns Beach Park (Burns Beach), Tom Simp­son Park – South (Mul­laloo) and De­lamere Park (Cur­ram­bine). The in­stal­la­tion of sail struc­tures at three very pop­u­lar and highly utilised play­grounds is a win for the lo­cal com­mu­nity, re­sult­ing in greater op­por­tu­ni­ties to utilise the fa­cil­i­ties, par­tic­u­larly in sum­mer months. While nat­u­ral shad­ing will al­ways be prefer­able given the high costs of in­stalling and main­tain­ing ar­ti­fi­cial shade, there are some cir­cum­stances where this is not a prac­ti­cal so­lu­tion and ex­plor­ing the op­tion of sail struc­tures is re­quired. The three play­grounds will be un­avail­able for use dur­ing the con­struc­tion pe­riod and the pub­lic will be in­formed via on­site sig­nage.

Sea­son’s Greetings

On be­half of the City and its Coun­cil, I’d like to wish you and your fam­ily and friends a safe and Happy Christ­mas. For many peo­ple of faith Christ­mas Day is one of the most im­por­tant days of the year and while it means dif­fer­ent things to dif­fer­ent peo­ple, the spirit of peace, joy and love re­mains a com­mon thread. En­joy this spe­cial time. The City of Joon­dalup Youth Ser­vices team co­or­di­nates a range of events, ac­tiv­i­ties and ser­vices for young peo­ple aged 11 to 25 years. Pro­grams and events for Sum­mer 2018/19 in­clude Sum­mer Ses­sions, School Hol­i­day Pro­gram and Skate Com­pe­ti­tions. For more in­for­ma­tion and to view the Sum­mer Cal­en­dar 2018/19 visit

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