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SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER <strong>2017</strong><br />

ISSUE<br />

072<br />

P R E S E N T S<br />

FREE<br />

EVENT<br />


Perth band Birds of Tokyo will soar to musical heights at the Wanneroo Showgrounds<br />

on Saturday 4 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2017</strong> 05<br />

Community priorities 03 Dog’s Breakfast 04 Ward updates 06-07 Events & activities 12-16

Mayor Tracey Roberts was delighted to host the annual City of Wanneroo Pioneers Function.<br />


Welcome to our<br />

Spring edition<br />

of What’s<br />

<strong>Happening</strong>.<br />

It has been<br />

a busy few months with<br />

plenty happening around<br />

our City.<br />

In August, along with the<br />

Hon. Malcom Turnbull, MP,<br />

Prime Minister of Australia<br />

and the Hon. Mark<br />

McGowan, MP, Premier of<br />

Western Australia,<br />

Hon. Rita Saffioti, MP,<br />

Minister for Transport,<br />

Hon. John Quigley,<br />

Attorney General and<br />

Member for Butler, and<br />

the MRWA Community<br />

Reference Group, we<br />

officially opened the 6km<br />

Mitchell Freeway extension<br />

between Burns Beach<br />

Road and Hester Avenue<br />

and welcomed a<br />

$23 million commitment<br />

from the State Government<br />

to widen the final 11.5km of<br />

Marmion Avenue through to<br />

Yanchep.<br />

Together, with the planned<br />

dualling of Wanneroo<br />

Road and overpasses<br />

for the Ocean Reef<br />

Road and Joondalup<br />

Drive intersections,<br />

these projects will deliver<br />

improved transport<br />

efficiency, ease congestion,<br />

and stimulate investment;<br />

enhancing development<br />

and focus on more local<br />

jobs and opportunity.<br />

The annual Road<br />

Resurfacing Program is<br />

also in full swing across the<br />

City, ensuring safer roads<br />

for all road users.<br />

At the Kingsway Sporting<br />

Complex we engaged<br />

with members of the local<br />

community to revamp the<br />

Dinosaur Park, making it<br />

more accessible for people<br />

with vision impairment. You<br />

can read more about this<br />

exciting project on page 11.<br />

In July we celebrated with<br />

our City’s Pioneers at the<br />

annual Pioneers’ Lunch<br />

event, recognising residents<br />

who have dedicated more<br />

than 50 years of their lives<br />

to the progress of the<br />

Wanneroo community;<br />

262 residents have been<br />

bestowed the honour of<br />

Pioneer status since 1975.<br />

I would like to again<br />

sincerely thank each of our<br />

Pioneers for their valuable<br />

contribution to making our<br />

City what it is today.<br />

Spring brings with it our<br />

<strong>2017</strong>/18 events program,<br />

which will again feature<br />

one of my favourites, Dog’s<br />

Breakfast, at Kingsway<br />

Regional Sporting Complex<br />

on Sunday, 22 October.<br />

MAYOR<br />

Other events include the<br />

City of Wanneroo Presents<br />

concert at the Wanneroo<br />

Showgrounds, Live in the<br />

Amphitheatre at the City<br />

of Wanneroo Civic Centre,<br />

Retro Rewind at Yanchep<br />

National Park and Global<br />

Beats & Eats at Paloma<br />

Park in Marangaroo.<br />

Visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au/<br />

eventseason for more.<br />

Christmas is fast<br />

approaching and I will soon<br />

be launching the Mayor’s<br />

Christmas Appeal.<br />

Please look out for the<br />

special donation bins<br />

across the City throughout<br />

October and <strong>November</strong><br />

and make a donation of<br />

non-perishable food or<br />

other items to help those<br />

less fortunate.<br />

Mayor Tracey Roberts JP<br />

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Cover - Birds of Tokyo frontman Ian Kenny. Photo - Jess Drews www.jessdrews.com<br />


Residents in Jindalee enjoying the sunshine and the City’s well-maintained streetscapes.<br />


The City of Wanneroo’s budget<br />

expenditure continues to respond<br />

to priorities identified by our<br />

residents.<br />

The latest results of the annual<br />

scorecard survey, asking residents<br />

for feedback on Council services<br />

and facilities, show the budget<br />

strategy is aligned to improvement<br />

opportunities identified by the<br />

community.<br />

Respondents said they would like<br />

Council to prioritise playgrounds,<br />

parks and reserves, streetscapes,<br />

safety and security, traffic<br />

management, footpaths and cycle<br />

ways and sport and recreation<br />

facilities.<br />

Many demographic groups including<br />

youth, young parents and seniors<br />

wanted better sport and recreation<br />

facilities, while parents with<br />

children wanted more activities for<br />

teenagers.<br />

Highlights of this year’s capital<br />

works program include more than<br />

$17 million for new or enhanced<br />

sporting facilities and more than<br />

$9 million on roadworks in addition<br />

to nearly $5 million for community<br />

buildings.<br />

Residents want a greater feeling<br />

of security, especially at night,<br />

and would like to see a greater<br />

security presence, more CCTV and<br />

improved street lighting which is<br />

being addressed with more than $1<br />

million of works.<br />

Similarly the capital works include<br />

an allocation of $2.5 million for<br />

park and playground rehabilitation<br />

throughout Wanneroo and renewing<br />

furniture and equipment such<br />

as children’s play structures,<br />

barbeques, seating and shade.<br />

SURVEY<br />

Delays associated with traffic<br />

congestion were identified as a<br />

frustration for residents, who would<br />

like a better flow, easier freeway<br />

access and more dual carriageways.<br />

They are also eager to see the<br />

freeway extended even further.<br />

Apart from its own road works<br />

projects the City is working with the<br />

state government on further dualling<br />

of Marmion Avenue and extending<br />

the Freeway to Romeo Road.<br />

Construction of footpaths, shared<br />

paths and cycling facilities, as<br />

outlined in the 2015 Cycle Plan<br />

and Pathways Policy, also received<br />

significant funding in the <strong>2017</strong>/18<br />

capital works budget.<br />



The City of Wanneroo has a new<br />

Customer Service Commitment<br />

outlining the standards of service<br />

expected when you connect with<br />

the City, whether by phone, email,<br />

online or in writing.<br />

The commitment aligns to the City’s<br />

‘customer first’ approach and is<br />

aimed at making its service simpler,<br />

more accessible, and of higher<br />

quality and performance.<br />

The City continues to implement<br />

additional online services to help<br />

customers connect to services<br />

with ease.<br />

We value your feedback and<br />

appreciate you letting us know<br />

what works well and what we can<br />

improve on. Visit the ‘contact us’<br />

page at wanneroo.wa.gov.au or<br />

alternatively contact us by phone,<br />

email or visit us in person.<br />



Be a Vocal Local.<br />

Have your say on what is important in<br />

your local community by voting in the<br />

upcoming local government elections.<br />

Election day is Saturday, 21 October,<br />

and all eligible electors will receive a<br />

postal voting package around three<br />

weeks prior to polling day.<br />

The package will include a list<br />

of candidates, ballot papers,<br />

instructions on how to vote and<br />

a declaration. To vote, follow the<br />

instructions included in the package.<br />

The Returning Officer must receive<br />

your postal voting package before<br />

6pm on polling day.<br />

If you do not think that your postal<br />

voting package can be returned by<br />

post in time, you can deliver it by<br />

hand to a polling official.<br />

Please visit<br />

www.elections.wa.gov.au<br />

for more information.<br />



EVENT<br />

Dog’s Breakfast is back this year,<br />

with a return to a completely<br />

pet-focused event that will see<br />

exhibitors promoting dog-related<br />

products and services.<br />

Head down with your four-legged<br />

friend to the free event at Kingsway<br />

Regional Sporting Complex on<br />

Sunday 22 October, between<br />

9am and 1pm.<br />

Get your dog washed and groomed,<br />

learn more about house-sitting and<br />

doggy day care, or purchase a pet<br />

accessory to get your dog glammed<br />

up for a photography session.<br />

There will be a variety of pet items<br />

on sale, as well as lots of doggy<br />

treats for your furry pal.<br />

Have fun with some of the doggy<br />

competitions on offer, such as<br />

the all-time favourite search for<br />

Australia’s Next Top Dog Model,<br />

My Dog’s Got Talent and Pooch<br />

Look-a-Likes.<br />

Pose your dog-related questions to<br />

City of Wanneroo Rangers during<br />

the Q&A session, or make the<br />

most of the free vet checks and<br />

discounted microchipping.<br />

The kids will be kept entertained<br />

with a range of activities on offer,<br />

including face painting, bouncy castle<br />

and a pooch-friendly photo booth.<br />

Please note that we encourage you<br />

to come along with your canine pals<br />

but all dogs must be on a lead and<br />

kept under control at all times during<br />

the event.<br />

Please ensure all other pets,<br />

including cats, are left at home.<br />

FREE<br />

EVENT<br />

PETS<br />


Dog and cat owners are reminded<br />

that their pets need to be<br />

registered by 31 October <strong>2017</strong>.<br />

All dogs over the age of three<br />

months must be registered, and<br />

wear both a registration tag and<br />

disc showing the owner’s name and<br />

address.<br />

All cats over six months must<br />

be microchipped, sterilised and<br />

registered, and wear a registration<br />

tag when in public places.<br />

Owners of unregistered dogs and cats<br />

can incur a $200 on the spot fine.<br />

The dog registration period is from<br />

1 <strong>November</strong> to 31 October, and<br />

renewals are forwarded to registered<br />

dog owners in October each year.<br />

Renewal can be done online at<br />

wanneroo.wa.gov.au<br />


What’s your favourite song to play live?<br />

Right now it’s a song at the end of<br />

the album Brace called ‘Mercy Arms’.<br />

There’s a bit of a synth solo at the start<br />

- which is great fun - and ends with<br />

some brutal Kenny vocals which<br />

I always love hearing.<br />

Birds of Tokyo members Glenn Sarangapany, Adam Weston, Ian Kenny, Ian Berney and Adam Spark.<br />



The Birds are back in town…<br />

Crowds are set to flock to Wanneroo<br />

Showgrounds on Saturday,<br />

4 <strong>November</strong>, when Perth’s own<br />

Birds of Tokyo will headline the<br />

City of Wanneroo Presents concert.<br />

The highly acclaimed ARIA and APRA<br />

award-winning alternative rock band<br />

has a string of hits that concert-goers<br />

will relish, as well as songs from their<br />

brand new album, Brace.<br />

According to the band, Brace was<br />

created to be played live - hence the<br />

opening lines of the first track that<br />

invites listeners to ‘come take a seat,<br />

enjoy the show’.<br />

We caught up with keyboardist Glenn<br />

Sarangapany, who gave us the low<br />

down on fellow band members Ian<br />

Kenny, Adam Spark, Adam Weston<br />

and Ian Berney, and heard what they<br />

have been up to lately.<br />

You recently headlined the opening<br />

State of Origin game and have played<br />

all the big festivals around Australia.<br />

What’s been the most memorable<br />

moment in Birds of Tokyo’s history?<br />

State of Origin was amazing but<br />

because we’re all WA boys, I’ve got<br />

to say that honour goes to playing<br />

the AFL grand final for the Fremantle/<br />

Hawks game.<br />

It was a shame Freo didn’t get over<br />

the line but I’m an Eagles supporter<br />

anyway.<br />

Who/what are your musical icons/<br />

influences?<br />

Sigur Ros has been on high rotation<br />

recently for me because they just<br />

played at Splendour In The Grass.<br />

My number one band will probably<br />

always be Weezer. Can’t beat a bunch<br />

of nerds rocking out with loud guitars.<br />

How has your music evolved since<br />

you first started playing together?<br />

Everyone in the band has changed and<br />

grown as individuals and therefore our<br />

chemistry has grown with us.<br />

Music is a part of the language that we<br />

use to communicate with each other<br />

and even in a five-piece band<br />

that language is constantly evolving.<br />

It’s really cool to play tunes from<br />

when the band just started and get as<br />

excited about them as music that<br />

we’re writing at the moment.<br />

Do you have any rituals you do<br />

together before you go on stage?<br />

It’s not really a ritual but one of the<br />

songs that plays to the crowd before<br />

we walk on stage at one of our gigs is<br />

‘I Wanna Know What Love Is’<br />

by Foreigner.<br />

That chorus is epic! Can’t imagine<br />

playing a show without hearing that<br />

sing along!<br />

What’s a typical day like in the life of<br />

Birds of Tokyo?<br />

At the moment it’s all about studio<br />

time. We’re writing and recording a<br />

bunch of new material so we’ve been<br />

hiding away in dark rooms for hours on<br />

end playing with guitars and keyboards.<br />

What do you love most about what<br />

you do?<br />

Writing music. It’s the main reason we<br />

do what we do… and also jamming<br />

Led Zeppelin at 2am. ‘The Ocean’ is<br />

sick fun to play!<br />

What’s the hardest part?<br />

(Laughs) Probably writing music as<br />

well. Everyone is very passionate about<br />

song writing. It’s really easy to get in<br />

our own heads and sometimes we can<br />

forget about the bigger picture.<br />

Which songs can fans expect to hear<br />

on the night?<br />

The setlist is pretty varied. Songs right<br />

from the start of our career up to the<br />

latest stuff.<br />

What’s your favourite track on the<br />

your latest album Brace and why?<br />

I’m really digging ‘Crown’. It’s got a<br />

sweet drum groove. It’s excellent fun to<br />

play live too!<br />

Who in the band has the most<br />

annoying habit and what is it?<br />

That’s got to be me. I have to eat<br />

popcorn when I go to the movies. And<br />

I eat a fair bit of it. And for some reason<br />

- and this is only with popcorn and not<br />

other food - I’m quite a loud chewer.<br />

I’m trying to get better though. I only<br />

eat popcorn in the loud action scenes.<br />

What do you miss most about<br />

Australia when you’re away on tour?<br />

AFL! Easily. Adam Weston and I<br />

struggle to find bars so we can watch.<br />

What do you enjoy doing when you’re<br />

back in Perth?<br />

It usually ends up being a family catch<br />

up whenever we’re back. Get to see<br />

mates from school too.<br />

What’s next for Birds of Tokyo?<br />

We’re about to finish off writing a few<br />

songs. Then the plan is to go into a<br />

studio soon and then put them out into<br />

the world. A few shows would be on<br />

the cards after that.<br />

P R E S E N T S<br />

FREE<br />

EVENT<br />


Saturday 4 <strong>November</strong> / 4pm-9.30pm<br />

Wanneroo Showgrounds, Wanneroo<br />

Tickets are free but essential<br />

and will be available exclusively to<br />

City of Wanneroo residents from<br />

9am Monday 2 October <strong>2017</strong> and<br />

then to the general public from<br />

9am Monday 16 October <strong>2017</strong>.<br />

For full details please visit<br />

wanneroo.wa.gov.au/concert<br />


UPDATE<br />


Petanque pitch provides a<br />

playground for adults<br />

The City of Wanneroo is to build an<br />

$18,000 pentanque pitch at Rotary Park,<br />

Scenic Drive, Wanneroo, after more<br />

than 150 residents signed a petition<br />

expressing interest in the construction.<br />

Residents will use the pitch to play<br />

petanque, a French game similar to<br />

boules and bocce, after the local<br />

community expressed the need for<br />

more playgrounds for adults as well as<br />

children.<br />

The pitch will be installed next to the<br />

Wanneroo Recreation Centre, and<br />

its location was decided due to its<br />

proximity to a picnic area, playground<br />

and the Wanneroo town centre.<br />

Both the design and location of the<br />

pitch is being developed following<br />

consultation with the Wanneroo<br />

branch of University of the Third Age,<br />

an organisation promoting lifelong<br />

learning in a relaxed environment.<br />

Rotary Park in Wanneroo will soon be home to a new petanque pitch.<br />

U3A member Constance O’Brien, who<br />

led the petition for the pitch, said it will<br />

be a wonderful addition to the City.<br />

“We’re very happy the pitch is being<br />

built as it will be a great addition to<br />

the community and help bring<br />

everyone together.<br />

“Petanque really is a sport for everyone,<br />

and those who don’t excel at contact<br />

sports can participate and enjoy this<br />

activity while being given an opportunity<br />

to exercise,” Ms O’Brien said.<br />

Banksia Grove Open Space<br />

Work has begun at the $2.8 million<br />

project at Banksia Grove District<br />

Open Space.<br />

Once completed, the development will<br />

see change rooms constructed and<br />

floodlighting installed at the Grandis<br />

Park ovals.<br />

The change room facilities will include<br />

a room for umpires, toilets and a<br />

multipurpose hall that will feature<br />

kitchen facilities for use before,<br />

during and after games. Expected<br />

completion is set for mid-2018.<br />

Dep. Mayor<br />

Cr Guise<br />

Cr Cvitan<br />

Cr Fenn<br />

Cr Newton<br />

Mayor Tracey Roberts officially opened the Gumblossom clubrooms ahead of the first game<br />

of the season between Quinns FC (red) and Gwelup Croatia (yellow).<br />

Gumblossom clubrooms a new<br />

sporting fixture<br />

Since opening earlier this year, the<br />

Gumblossom multi-purpose room has<br />

proven popular with the Quinns Football<br />

Club, with teams using the facility<br />

each week during training and games.<br />

“The new facility has fully met the<br />

club’s expectations, and has been<br />

positively welcomed by members and<br />

visitors alike,” according to Rachel<br />

Bryden, Quinns Rocks resident and<br />

Quinns Football Club secretary.<br />

“It has enabled us to provide members<br />

and visitors with an indoor facility to<br />

use before, during and after games,<br />

and the club has also used the<br />

building for events to raise funds to<br />

support the wider development of<br />

the club.”<br />

The clubrooms have enabled sporting<br />

groups to have extra space in<br />

which to socialise before and after<br />

games, creating a stronger sense of<br />

community in the Quinns Rocks area.<br />

The multipurpose 100m² extension<br />

cost $400,000 and opened in April.<br />

The North Coast Ball Club will also<br />

start to use the Tapping Way clubroom<br />

from October, with the facility open<br />

and available for bookings for daytime<br />

use as well.<br />

For booking enquiries, please email<br />

facilitybooking@wanneroo.wa.gov.au<br />

Coastal shared pathway<br />

A coastal dual-use pathway between<br />

Burns Beach and Mindarie is a step<br />

closer with a $2 million commitment<br />

from the State Government.<br />

The Cities of Wanneroo and<br />

Joondalup have been advocating for<br />

the project for several years, noting<br />

considerable community support to<br />

have a continuous stretch of pathway<br />

connecting the northern beaches.<br />

The design and development phase<br />

will take place during the <strong>2017</strong>/18<br />

financial year, including environmental<br />

approvals and processes.<br />

Cr Aitken<br />

Cr Driver Cr Parker Cr Sangalli<br />



Mayor Tracey Roberts with Ibrahim Kebe, Youth President of The Organisation of African Communities,<br />

Bobby Mwakichako, Representative from The Organisation of African Communities and Shane Taylor, Youth Worker for WhiteLion.<br />

Mayor Tracey Roberts with NAIDOC <strong>2017</strong> ‘Community Person of the<br />

Year’ Samuel Pilot.<br />

UPDATE<br />


Girrawheen Hub activates the<br />

community<br />

The latest addition to the South<br />

Ward, the Girrawheen Hub, is<br />

located behind the Library and<br />

Seniors Centre buildings in Patrick<br />

Court, Girrawheen.<br />

The Hub has been established to<br />

assist community members with<br />

job readiness skills and support the<br />

growth of local small businesses.<br />

The idea is that lifelong learning<br />

opportunities carried out within<br />

the centre will help promote social<br />

connection within the community.<br />

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey<br />

Roberts believes the hub is the<br />

perfect place for groups to meet,<br />

network and provide support to one<br />

another.<br />

“The Girrawheen Hub is a wonderful<br />

location for social enterprises to<br />

come together in an environment<br />

that is well-serviced with plenty of<br />

beneficial facilities,” Mayor Roberts<br />

said.<br />

The Organisation of African<br />

Communities (OAC), via the State<br />

Government’s Local Projects for<br />

Local Jobs program, was one of the<br />

first organisations to have an office<br />

within the space.<br />

The group enhances information<br />

and advocacy services for African<br />

people living in the northern<br />

suburbs, through initiatives such as<br />

its mentorship program.<br />

Joe Tuazama, Executive President of<br />

the organisation, says the group has<br />

been very happy with the facilities<br />

provided through the Hub so far.<br />

“We use the Hub boardroom for our<br />

meetings and the centre has helped<br />

us to connect with other groups that<br />

are working within the area<br />

too,” he said.<br />

The City is seeking other<br />

organisations and groups with<br />

relevant skills and experience<br />

to deliver job readiness<br />

activities, while local<br />

Paul Osei and Colin Depeiza from Akwaaba African Drumming,<br />

performing with Samuel Pilot on digeridoo.<br />

home-based businesses are finding<br />

out about the Hub’s incubator spaces.<br />

Community events run by<br />

the organisations working out<br />

of the Hub are set to bring residents<br />

together, with cultural awareness<br />

activities already having taken place.<br />

In recent months the Hub hosted<br />

both Reconciliation and NAIDOC<br />

Week events.<br />

Land Use Planners from the City’s<br />

Approval Services team are available<br />

on site every Wednesday to answer<br />

local planning enquiries, and the<br />

Hub also offers a convenient<br />

location for people to access<br />

Financial Counsellors from the<br />

Spiers Centre (by appointment only).<br />

Please contact 9405 5344<br />

or email GirrawheenHub@<br />

wanneroo.wa.gov.au for details.<br />

Cr Hayden Cr Nguyen Cr Simpkins Cr Treby<br />

Cr Zappa<br />




Market gardening and strawberries<br />

have been a part of Wanneroo<br />

history since the demand for fresh<br />

fruit and vegetables was generated<br />

by the population boom of the<br />

1890’s gold rush.<br />

By the time Western Australia joined<br />

the Federation in 1901, Wanneroo<br />

was a strong market gardening<br />

community in Perth, for both local<br />

and export markets.<br />

Pick-your- own farms in the City<br />

have become popular in recent<br />

years, and are open seasonally<br />

to pick your own strawberries,<br />

mangoes and olives.<br />

Strawberry season is upon us and<br />

the best strawberries are the ones<br />

you pick yourself, right from the<br />

strawberry patch!<br />

Bring the whole family out for the<br />

day and see who can pick the best<br />

tasting fruit.<br />

You can take home 1kg of<br />

strawberries for as little as $8!<br />

To find out more about strawberry<br />

picking as well other great family<br />

friendly activities, why not<br />

Discover Wanneroo at<br />

discoverwanneroo.com.au<br />



For the first six months of this year,<br />

the City of Wanneroo ran a food<br />

truck trading trial, offering a variety<br />

of cuisines to local residents.<br />

The trial opened up selected City of<br />

Wanneroo parks to approved food<br />

truck vendors, including Avondale<br />

Park, Warradale Park, Mintaro Park,<br />

Kingsway Sporting Complex and<br />

Neville Park.<br />

Data collected from the trial showed<br />

79 per cent of the 550 residents<br />

surveyed would like to see food<br />

trucks trading year round, with just<br />

2 per cent of residents not in favour<br />

of the initiative and 19 per cent<br />

opting for summer only trading.<br />

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey<br />

Roberts said the trial has helped to<br />

create a vibrant foodie culture within<br />

the City.<br />

“If this trial becomes a permanent<br />

fixture it could lead to food trucks<br />

trading all year round within the<br />

City, giving small businesses an<br />

avenue to gain loyal customers, and<br />

enabling our residents to have more<br />

eating options.”<br />

Positive feedback showed residents<br />

thought the food trucks had<br />

encouraged family time, inspired<br />

them to discover new parks and<br />

promoted outdoor play for kids<br />

while parents met their neighbours.<br />

Landsdale resident Joanne Rector<br />

said she would like to see more<br />

vendors offering more food.<br />

“Our family would love to see<br />

this continue during the summer<br />

months, with a variety of cuisines<br />

on offer.”<br />

The City is engaging with a range of<br />

stakeholders and feedback received<br />

will contribute to a report that will be<br />

presented to Council.<br />


REUSE<br />


Get to know your neighbours and<br />

be part of the nation’s biggest<br />

ever weekend of garage sales this<br />

October.<br />

For the second year running, the<br />

City of Wanneroo is bringing Garage<br />

Sale Trail to residents - and we would<br />

like you to be a part of it!<br />

Winning Best Newcomer in 2016, the<br />

City would like to make Garage Sale<br />

Trail <strong>2017</strong> even bigger and better.<br />

This year, Garage Sale Trail is taking<br />

place across the whole weekend of<br />

21-22 October, so there are even more<br />

opportunities to sell your unwanted<br />

items and grab a bargain.<br />

Choose one day or do both and<br />

join more than 350,000 sellers and<br />

shoppers as over two million items are<br />

set free from cupboards, garages and<br />

sheds across the nation.<br />

For sellers it’s a free, fun and social<br />

way to de-clutter, find a home for your<br />

pre-loved stuff, meet local people and<br />

make a little pocket money.<br />

For shoppers, it’s a great way to grab<br />

a bargain, find something unique and<br />

shop sustainably.<br />

Register your sale<br />

and see what’s on<br />

offer at<br />

garagesaletrail.com.au<br />


More than 750 trees have been<br />

planted to green verges in the<br />

City of Wanneroo as part of a new<br />

initiative.<br />

A variety of trees were planted along<br />

verges in Hocking, Landsdale and<br />

Merriwa, and have been added to the<br />

City’s maintenance program.<br />

Residents were invited to support the<br />

project by helping to plant the trees<br />

during planting days held in July.<br />

City staff also helped with planting,<br />

staking and watering.<br />

Hocking resident, Kylie Chapman,<br />

participated in the tree planting with<br />

her three children and nephew, and<br />

said that they all thoroughly enjoyed<br />

the experience.<br />

Kylie Chapman’s nephew Vinnie Dylan and daughter Lexi-Rose Chapman at Chesterfield Park.<br />

“My kids loved planting trees at their<br />

local park as it’s something they can<br />

always go back to and they know the<br />

trees will be there forever,” she said.<br />

NATURE<br />

“The children were so excited about<br />

planting the trees and told all their<br />

family, friends and teachers about the<br />

experience.”<br />


CLUBS<br />


Quinns Football Club secretary Rachel Bryden is thrilled with the changes at Gumblossom Park.<br />

Image courtesy of the North Coast Times.<br />

Following a successful trial of the<br />

new SMS floodlight control system<br />

at the Wanneroo Showgrounds,<br />

six sporting fields are now using the<br />

technology.<br />

Through the use of SMS, clubs can<br />

now control the lighting at the grounds<br />

they are using with the ability to turn<br />

on and off individual pitch lighting,<br />

an added feature that has been put to<br />

the test with success at Gumblossom<br />

Park in Quinns Rocks.<br />

Previously the sporting fields’ lighting<br />

was controlled through a timer<br />

system, which switched the systems<br />

on and off at the same times each<br />

week and this worked well, provided<br />

the fields were in use.<br />

However, when a club didn’t use the<br />

space at its normal time, the lights<br />

would be turned on when they were<br />

not needed.<br />

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey<br />

Roberts said the new system was<br />

much more efficient.<br />

“The new system has only been in use<br />

at the new sites for a short time, but<br />

already we can see savings in power<br />

usage,” Mayor Roberts said.<br />

“It is so pleasing that we can reduce<br />

the carbon footprint by this simple<br />

change in technology.”<br />

As well as Wanneroo Showgrounds<br />

and Gumblossom Park, the new<br />

system is in place at:<br />

Riverlinks Park in Clarkson<br />

Houghton Park in Carramar<br />

Ridgewood Park in Merriwa<br />

Kingsbridge Park in Butler<br />

Additional areas are planned for the<br />

lighting system upgrade throughout<br />

this financial year, including:<br />

Lake Joondalup Park in Wanneroo<br />

Warradale Park in Landsdale<br />

Oldham Park in Yanchep<br />

Hudson Park in Girrawheen<br />

Shelvock Park in Koondoola<br />

ROADS<br />


Local roads in several suburbs<br />

across the City will be improved<br />

thanks to a $2.6 million road<br />

resurfacing program this financial<br />

year.<br />

Resurfacing began in Alexander<br />

Heights in late August, with<br />

Girrawheen, Marangaroo and<br />

Wanneroo to follow.<br />

Every year the City undertakes a roads<br />

and car park resurfacing program,<br />

ensuring the vital assets are improved<br />

for motorists.<br />

A further $220,000 will go towards<br />

the construction of new footpaths and<br />

shared pathways.<br />

The $1.35 million Parks Asset<br />

Renewal Program will see more<br />

than 20 parks across the City<br />

revamped, giving new life to old<br />

playground equipment, barbeques<br />

and sporting facilities.<br />


Mia Wilkes enjoying reading the new Braille signage at the Dinosaur Park in Kingsway Regional Playgound.<br />


PLAY<br />

The Dinosaur Park at Kingsway<br />

Regional Sporting Complex was<br />

recently revamped, in collaboration<br />

with Senses Australia, to make it<br />

more accessible for children with<br />

vision impairments.<br />

In a first for Perth local governments,<br />

the City improved access to the<br />

park by creating a ‘training site’ for<br />

children who might otherwise have<br />

difficulties using the facilities.<br />

This training site provides a safer<br />

environment for people with vision<br />

impairment to explore, bringing<br />

about greater confidence and skill<br />

development.<br />

Nancy Wilkes, Landsdale resident<br />

and advocate for the changes to<br />

the park, said her vision impaired<br />

daughter Mia was thrilled with the<br />

adaptations.<br />

“The Dinosaur Park was where<br />

Mia started her therapy and<br />

because of these upgrades it has<br />

made accessing the playground so<br />

much easier and enjoyable.<br />

“We are so happy that this park will<br />

raise awareness regarding blindness<br />

and low vision, and we cannot<br />

thank everyone involved in this<br />

project enough.”<br />

Earlier this year, the City upgraded<br />

the play space with tactile surface<br />

indicators and directional pavers on<br />

the pathways, brightly coloured tree<br />

logs, and lines and patterns on the<br />

wooden decks.<br />

To ensure children of all abilities<br />

could read the dinosaur information<br />

within the park, alphabet Braille<br />

signage was also installed along the<br />

limestone wall.<br />

SAFETY<br />

CLEAR YOUR FIREBREAK BEFORE 15 NOVEMBER <strong>2017</strong><br />

From 16 <strong>November</strong> each year,<br />

firebreak inspections are carried<br />

out on all vacant residential<br />

land and all rural and semi-rural<br />

properties.<br />

A firebreak is a strip of cleared or<br />

ploughed land to allow easy access<br />

for emergency vehicles during a<br />

fire. Firebreaks must extend around<br />

the entire perimeter of the land<br />

immediately inside the boundary.<br />

Firebreaks are a legal requirement<br />

and property owners are required<br />

to clear firebreaks by 15 <strong>November</strong><br />

each year and maintain them until<br />

the following April.<br />

Failure to comply may result in a<br />

$250 fine for property owners.<br />

Property less than 2,000 sqm<br />

A firebreak no less than two metres<br />

wide by two metres high is required<br />

around the perimeter and the growth<br />

on the firebreak cannot exceed<br />

20mm high.<br />

Property greater than 2,000 sqm<br />

A firebreak no less than three metres<br />

wide by three metres high is required<br />

around the perimeter and the growth<br />

on the firebreak cannot exceed<br />

20mm high.<br />

For more information, please contact<br />

9405 5000.<br />

Volunteer firefighter conducting a controlled burn.<br />


Spring is the perfect time to get out and explore the City of Wanneroo. Take part in one of the guided walks or bushcare days listed below.<br />

NATURE<br />


Welcome spring by getting<br />

involved in guided walks,<br />

workshops and bushcare days<br />

across the City.<br />

Wanneroo has some breathtaking<br />

natural areas and you are invited<br />

to learn about them and help us<br />

conserve them.<br />

Get to know your neighbours, get<br />

the kids in the street together and<br />

help care for your natural bushland.<br />

Guided bush walks, coastal<br />

walks and nightstalks<br />

Come and explore the bush<br />

with an experienced guide who<br />

will introduce you to an array of<br />

plants and animals living in your<br />

local conservation reserve.<br />

For guided walks and bushcare<br />

morning activities, please bring a<br />

water bottle and wear enclosed<br />

shoes, hat and sun cream. Enjoy a<br />

morning tea with us afterwards.<br />

Guided Bush Walks<br />

Sunday 10 <strong>September</strong> / 9am-11am<br />

Marangaroo Conservation Reserve<br />

Friday 6 October / 9.30am-11am<br />

Discovery Park, Banksia Grove<br />

Sunday 8 October / 9am-11am<br />

Koondoola Regional Bushland<br />

FREE<br />

Guided Coastal Walks<br />

Friday 22 Sept / 10am-11.30am<br />

Yanchep Foreshore<br />

In conjunction with Yanchep’s<br />

Let’s Go Green<br />

Sunday 19 <strong>November</strong> / 9am-11am<br />

Mindarie Foreshore<br />

In conjunction with Quinns Rocks<br />

Environmental Group<br />

Guided Night Stalks<br />

Friday 10 <strong>November</strong> / 6.45pm-8pm<br />

Lake Joondalup Foreshore<br />

Please bring a torch<br />

Friday 17 <strong>November</strong> / 6.45pm-8pm<br />

Koondoola Regional Bushland<br />

Please bring a torch<br />

Bushcare events<br />

FREE<br />

Sunday 22 October / 9am-12noon<br />

Rufus Park, Madeley<br />

Friday 27 October / 9am-11am<br />

Koondoola Regional Bushland<br />

Friday 3 <strong>November</strong> / 9am-12noon<br />

Marangaroo Conservation Reserve<br />

To register or for further information,<br />

please contact 9405 5000<br />

or email ConservationMaint@<br />

wanneroo.wa.gov.au<br />

Oblong or Long-Necked Turtle - Chelodina<br />

oblonga. Photo courtesy of Gary Tate.<br />

Turtle Education Workshop<br />

Friends of Yellagonga<br />

Turtle Education Workshop<br />

Sunday 24 <strong>September</strong> / 9am-11am<br />

Scenic Park, Wanneroo<br />

Meet at ‘Frog Hollow’ - north end of<br />

the football oval (south of Wanneroo<br />

Recreation Centre)<br />

WA Beach Clean Up<br />

Tangaroa Blue WA Beach Clean Up<br />

Saturday 14 October and<br />

Sunday 15 October / 8am-6pm<br />

Register a beach for a clean up<br />

over the weekend or volunteer<br />

with an existing group at<br />

renee@tangaroablue.org<br />

FREE<br />

FREE<br />




The City of Wanneroo’s GOLD<br />

(Growing Old and Living<br />

Dangerously) program got off to a<br />

great start throughout the winter,<br />

with seniors participating in Zumba<br />

classes, wine tours, wildflower walks,<br />

and even rock climbing!<br />

The idea behind GOLD is to offer<br />

senior residents a variety of recreation,<br />

leisure, community and art and craft<br />

events at affordable prices.<br />

The program encourages elderly<br />

residents to stay engaged and active<br />

within the community, while giving<br />

them the opportunity to meet new<br />

people.<br />

Upcoming events include:<br />

Araluen Botanical Park tour<br />

Pottery class<br />

Butler pedal boats<br />

Tennis lessons<br />

Big quiz<br />

Mini golf at Wanneroo Botanical<br />

Gardens<br />

You will need to register as a member<br />

to participate in any activities.<br />

Contact the City on 9405 5000 or<br />

email programs@wanneroo.wa.gov.au<br />

to join. Once you are a member you<br />

will receive each new term program<br />

by email.<br />


YOUTH<br />

Get into spring and join the City of<br />

Wanneroo for two fun-filled weeks<br />

of action, exploration and creative<br />

activities throughout the school<br />

holidays in <strong>September</strong> and October.<br />

For more information and to find<br />

out what’s on, please visit the City’s<br />

website at wanneroo.wa.gov.au or<br />

Facebook.com/CoWYouth<br />

YSpeak! hitting Yanchep<br />

The City of Wanneroo has been<br />

learning more about how to meet<br />

the needs of young people living in<br />

Yanchep.<br />

Community members of all ages who<br />

live, work or socialise in the Yanchep<br />

area were recently invited to complete<br />

a YSpeak! survey.<br />

The City’s Youth Services team is now<br />

holding community workshops to<br />

explore the survey responses.<br />

The results will help shape the City’s<br />

future Youth programs and services<br />

for the Yanchep community.<br />

AWARDS<br />


Do you know someone who works hard<br />

for the City of Wanneroo community?<br />

Nominate them for an 2018 Australia<br />

Day Award. Award categories include:<br />

Australia Day Award (over 25 years)<br />

Charles Searson Australia Day Youth<br />

Award (under 25 years)<br />

Australia Day Community Group<br />

or Event Award (presented to an<br />

outstanding local community group<br />

or event)<br />

Visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au/forms for<br />

a nomination form. Nominations close<br />

Friday 17 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2017</strong>.<br />

Enquiries: 9405 5012<br />

Mayor Tracey Roberts with the <strong>2017</strong> Australia Day Award winners Carmela Sinagra, Alicia Tavani and<br />

members of the Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels Inc.<br />






It’s game on for the whole family at<br />

your local library.<br />

This is the 10th year of International<br />

Games Day, and in response to<br />

popular demand, it is expanding to a<br />

full week. Challenge your friends and<br />

family as you enjoy a great assortment<br />

of games to choose from.<br />

29 October to 4 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

10am-1pm, free entry<br />

Held across all City of Wanneroo<br />

libraries. Suitable for all ages.<br />

Clarkson 9407 1600 Girrawheen 9342 8844<br />

Wanneroo 9405 5940 Yanchep/Two Rocks 9561 1110<br />

FREE<br />


Play Then, Play Now.<br />

FREE<br />

Love playing with your grandchildren?<br />

Bring them along and follow their lead<br />

while they explore fabulous toys and<br />

activities. Share stories about your<br />

favourite games and playthings and<br />

enjoy a delicious morning tea!<br />

Tuesday 31 October <strong>2017</strong><br />

9.30am-10.30am, free entry<br />

Wanneroo Library, 3 Rocca Way,<br />

Wanneroo<br />

Bookings essential 9405 5940<br />

Suitable for grandparents and children.<br />


Our popular It’s All About Play<br />

in the Library program is now<br />

operating in Girrawheen Library.<br />

This free, multi-sensory, hands-on,<br />

active and child-centred program<br />

is designed to increase the<br />

understanding of the importance of<br />

play in early childhood development.<br />

Every Monday during school terms<br />

9.30am-11.30am, free entry<br />

Girrawheen Library,<br />

6 Patrick Court, Girrawheen<br />

Suitable for families, children 0-5 yrs<br />


Improve your computer skills.<br />

FREE<br />

FREE<br />

Get tech savvy with our free<br />

four-week course which covers basic<br />

computer, keyboard and internet<br />

skills. New courses start each<br />

month at Girrawheen, Wanneroo<br />

and Clarkson libraries. Bookings<br />

essential. Suitable for beginners.<br />

All library event bookings can be<br />

made online via the website at<br />

library.wanneroo.wa.gov.au<br />




Come to the Wanneroo Regional<br />

Museum and learn about<br />

archaeology this school holidays.<br />

FREE<br />

View our display of artefacts that<br />

have been discovered at historic<br />

Cockman House, see what you can<br />

discover in our ‘archaeological dig’<br />

area, sort items and even have a<br />

go at rebuilding some<br />

‘archaeological finds’.<br />

22 <strong>September</strong> to 7 October <strong>2017</strong><br />

Mon, Tues, Wed, Friday 10am-4pm<br />

Thur 10am-5pm and Sat 12pm-4pm<br />

Wanneroo Regional Museum<br />

3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo<br />

Free, suitable for all ages<br />

Enquiries 9405 5920<br />



Bring your family to Buckingham<br />

House for a free afternoon of<br />

hands-on heritage activities!<br />

FREE<br />

Make delicious damper, play old<br />

fashioned games and get crafty with<br />

our free activities.<br />

Sunday 8 October <strong>2017</strong> / 1pm-4pm<br />

Buckingham House<br />

10 Neville Drive, Wanneroo<br />

Suitable for all ages<br />


The City of Wanneroo presents a<br />

display honouring the remarkable<br />

Jack Le Cras OAM in the Great Court<br />

of the Wanneroo Library and Cultural<br />

Centre this <strong>November</strong>.<br />

This represents the life of a young<br />

sailor who witnessed the Japanese<br />

surrender and post war destruction<br />

to President of the Wanneroo RSL,<br />

FREE<br />

President of the WA Section of the<br />

Australian Naval Association, stalwart<br />

of the Whitfords Lions Club and much<br />

cherished community member.<br />

10 <strong>November</strong> to<br />

15 December <strong>2017</strong><br />

Great Court, Wanneroo<br />

Library and Cultural Centre,<br />

3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo<br />


L I E S H O U T H O L L A N D<br />



Photo: Alanna Kusin.<br />

Following on from the very<br />

successful inaugural exhibition<br />

in 2016, the City of Wanneroo<br />

is proud to present Yokayi<br />

Waarbiny Wer Malayin Djin-Djin<br />

Celebrate Art and Cultural Spirit.<br />

The exhibition will feature new<br />

works from Aboriginal girls<br />

from Year 7 through to Year 11<br />

including textiles, sculpture, eco<br />

dying, painting and photography.<br />

14 <strong>September</strong> to 7 October<br />

10am-4pm Monday to Saturday<br />

Conference Room, Wanneroo<br />

Library and Cultural Centre<br />

3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo<br />

Free entry, enquiries 9405 5000<br />




FREE<br />

ALAN MULLER - PERTH 360:<br />

A RETROSPECTIVE OF PAINTINGS 1997-<strong>2017</strong><br />

Known for his highly detailed<br />

and intricate paintings in acrylic,<br />

Alan’s work depicts aspects of<br />

coastal suburban living, often in a<br />

humorous way.<br />

The great urban expansion of Perth,<br />

the annual rubbish collection, graffiti,<br />

car burnouts and the burning of<br />

untrimmed palm trees are just some<br />

of a range of local themes in this<br />

FREE<br />

exhibition of 55 paintings that have<br />

been inspired by Perth, the<br />

Swan River and its ancient history.<br />

16 <strong>September</strong> to 18 October <strong>2017</strong><br />

10am-4pm Monday to Saturday<br />

Gallery, Wanneroo Library and<br />

Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way,<br />

Wanneroo<br />

Free entry, enquiries 9405 5913<br />

Derbarl Yerrigan - Swan River 1, 2011.<br />

Acrylic 120cm x 120cm - The City of Perth<br />

Art Collection.<br />


The Artspoken Summer Series<br />

is back for <strong>2017</strong> with a variety<br />

of sessions from macrame to<br />

photography.<br />

Hosted at Wanneroo, Clarkson,<br />

Girrawheen and Yanchep libraries<br />

these 90 minute evening events<br />

Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who<br />

went into hiding during WWII to<br />

escape from the Nazi movement.<br />

Together with seven others, she hid<br />

for more than two years in a secret<br />

annex in Amsterdam. This thoughtprovoking<br />

exhibition tells her story<br />

and the historical context of her time.<br />

provide opportunities to explore<br />

and discover more about African<br />

drumming, Bollywood dancing<br />

and photography.<br />

The series culminates with Artist in<br />

Residence, Janey Emery taking over<br />

the makerspace at Clarkson Library,<br />



FREE<br />

10 <strong>November</strong> to 22 December <strong>2017</strong><br />

10am-4pm Monday to Saturday<br />

Gallery, Wanneroo Library and<br />

Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way,<br />

Wanneroo<br />

Free entry, enquiries 9405 5000<br />

offering tips and tricks on painting<br />

and encouraging participants to get<br />

involved with the creative process.<br />

For further details and to reserve<br />

your place, please visit<br />

wanneroo.wa.gov.au/artspokens<br />

Kingdom of the Netherlands<br />

Bettina Dalton & Family<br />



Anne Frank. Photo collection of the<br />

Anne Frank Stichting (Amsterdam).<br />



…with free vet checks, discounted microchipping, competitions,<br />

prizes, free children’s activities and more.<br />

SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER <strong>2017</strong> | 9AM-1PM<br />


wanneroo.wa.gov.au/dogsbreakfast<br />

Proudly brought<br />

to you by<br />

Supported by<br />

P R E S E N T S<br />

Tickets available from Monday 2 October (Residents) &<br />

Monday 16 October (General Public)<br />


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