Mayor’s Col­umn – Hon. Al­bert Ja­cob JP

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

Big year ahead for Joon­dalup on many fronts Wel­come to 2019. It prom­ises to be an ex­cit­ing 12 months for our City; nowhere more so than in the area of lo­cal jobs growth and em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple liv­ing in Joon­dalup and across the north­ern cor­ri­dor. Re­cent plan­ning ap­proval for a Spud­shed fresh pro­duce mar­ket at the for­mer Joon­dalup Masters site (Lot 806, 11 In­june Way) will re­sult in new job op­por­tu­ni­ties and is a sign of things to come this year. Jobs growth in the Joon­dalup City Cen­tre is cur­rently in­creas­ing at about 740 jobs per an­num, which shows that we are on track to achieve our em­ploy­ment tar­get for the City Cen­tre of 45,000 jobs by 2050. Later this year, Quest Apart­ments on Boas Av­enue and the AMA (Aus­tralian Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion) train­ing col­lege at Shen­ton House are ex­pected to open their doors. In ad­di­tion, about 700 State Gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees will move into their new com­mer­cial of­fice premises on David­son Ter­race. Their pres­ence will fur­ther add to the vi­tal­ity and vi­brancy of our City Cen­tre by vastly in­creas­ing the num­ber of peo­ple who visit Joon­dalup for work, re­tail and com­mer­cial pur­poses. Away from the City Cen­tre, sig­nif­i­cant projects ex­pected to progress in 2019 in­clude the Burns Beach-Min­darie shared coastal path and Whit­fords Nodes Health and Well­be­ing Precinct. Keep abreast of all the news and ex­cit­ing project up­dates in 2019 through the City’s web­site – joon­dalup.wa.gov.au and on our var­i­ous so­cial me­dia plat­forms. Mu­sic in the Park re­turns Pack a pic­nic and head to Falk­land Park, Kin­ross this Satur­day evening 12 Jan­uary for a free evening of mu­sic un­der the stars. Bris­bane seven-piece Cheap Fakes will be joined by lo­cal act The Iso­lites at the City’s first Mu­sic in the Park con­cert of 2019. Chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties from 5.00pm. The mu­sic com­mences 6.00pm. Food and drink will also be avail­able to pur­chase. Hun­dreds to take cit­i­zen­ship pledge in Joon­dalup on Aus­tralia Day A crowd of 800 peo­ple is ex­pected at the City’s 2019 Aus­tralia Day cit­i­zen­ship cer­e­mony to be held at Joon­dalup’s Cen­tral Park on Satur­day 26 Jan­uary. More than 300 can­di­dates, from coun­tries in­clud­ing China, Kaza­khstan, Pa­pua New Guinea, Sey­chelles, Slove­nia, Sri Lanka, Su­dan and Turkey, will be granted Aus­tralian cit­i­zen­ship on the day. As well as the cer­e­mony it­self, the City’s Com­mu­nity Cit­i­zen of the Year Awards will be pre­sented in the cat­e­gories of Cit­i­zen of the Year, Youth Cit­i­zen of the Year, Se­nior Cit­i­zen of the Year and Ac­tive Cit­i­zen­ship – Group/Event. 2019 marks 70 years since Aus­tralian Cit­i­zen­ship was in­tro­duced into law. Ryde car re­quired The City is seek­ing the do­na­tion of a (new model) road­wor­thy au­to­matic ve­hi­cle to help young driv­ers gain prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence be­hind the wheel as part of the Re­gional Youth Driver Ed­u­ca­tion (RYDE) pro­gram. Any­one with a suit­able ve­hi­cle is asked to con­tact the City of Joon­dalup Youth Ser­vices team on 9400 4000.

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