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What's Happening March - May 2018


YANCHEP COMMUNITY WELCOMES NEW FACILITIES There has been plenty to celebrate in Yanchep lately, with the eagerly anticipated completion of three new community facilities. Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club The Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club (YSLSC) moved into their new building, overlooking Yanchep Lagoon, during the first weekend in December. YSLSC President John Heesters said he was extremely happy with their new building and surroundings. “It’s very exciting to finally be in our new ‘home,’ in a spot which we believe is the best location to help ensure the safety of our community,” John said. “The club had certainly outgrown the old building, but now we have a new facility which is modern and purpose-built specifically for our club and our operations. “For example, we now have a dedicated medical treatment room, which is the biggest and best of any I’ve ever seen. “Best of all, we’ll be able to grow our membership, recruit more senior patrol members, and offer our community a better service.” Council approved a $7.9 million budget for the project, with the final cost still to be confirmed. The City would like to acknowledge the financial contributions of the following landowners for these three projects, via the Yanchep Two Rocks developer contribution fund: Frasers Property Australia, Peet, Yanchep Beach Joint Venture, Capricorn Village Joint Venture, Pindan Capital Two Rocks, Landcorp, Primewest, Fini Group, Australand, Zebra Properties and Townstyle. The Yanchep playing fields have been eagerly awaited by many sporting clubs. Yanchep Playing Fields The Yanchep playing fields opened in March, much to the delight of local sporting clubs. Members from Yanchep Redhawks Football Club, Yanchep Redhawks Cricket Club, Yanchep Junior Football Club, Yanchep United Soccer Club and Yanchep Little Athletics are all benefiting from the new fields. A children’s playground with shade sails is expected to be in place next month. Council approved a $5.5 million budget for the project and the City plans to host an official opening of the playing fields in autumn 2018 once user groups have settled in. Mary Lindsay Homestead At the time of going to print, the redeveloped Mary Lindsay Homestead building and public open space was expected open to the public in mid-February. The building has been redeveloped primarily as an art facility, with local artists, schools and the Two Rocks Yanchep Community Arts Network (TRYCAN) expected to make full use of the facility. Pam Annesley, TRYCAN Chairperson, said the group was thrilled that the Mary Lindsay Homestead has been developed for the cultural arts community. “We’re planning workshops in painting, drawing, polymer clay, writing, journaling, photography, print making and jewellery,” Pam said. “We hope to have at least three Artists’ in Residence as well as children’s school holiday workshops throughout the year, and we will have a heritage display area so school children can learn about the history of the area. “We will also hold solo and mixed exhibitions for everyone to enjoy. “A thank you must go to the vision of the late Russell Perry and to the City of Wanneroo for providing this cultural centre for our community.” The new Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club building has been welcomed by club members. Images courtesy of Martin Kennealey, North Coast Times. ( 10 ) CITY OF WANNEROO

SOCIAL A HAPPY AND INCLUSIVE CITY The City of Wanneroo asked residents how we can help support our community so everyone is accepted, welcomed and encouraged to participate and contribute. The City has three plans that guide this work - Public Health Plan, Access and Inclusion Plan and Reconciliation Action Plan. These plans are being reviewed and will be further developed based on community feedback. We asked people to consider the topics of health, diversity, reconciliation and disability. We asked for feedback on what they thought were the top three issues in the City, and the top three things that would address these issues. More than 600 responses were received through online surveys and jar-polls at recent City events (the City of Wanneroo Presents Concert and Dogs Breakfast.) Here’s what we learned: Disability The things that would make the biggest improvement to disability are: employment opportunities, accessible buildings and facilities and accessible services and events. Diversity The things that would make the biggest improvement to diversity include: improving communication about programs and services, promoting multiculturalism though events and improving job readiness. Reconciliation The things that would make the biggest improvement to reconciliation are: cultural learning sessions, celebrating significant events, and public art and signage. Health The things that would make the biggest improvements to health are: affordable exercise options, mental health support and walking or cycling friendly neighbourhoods. The City thanks everyone who participated in these surveys. Your valuable feedback will help inform the City’s work on public health, access and inclusion and reconciliation. Please visit the City’s website for more details. ACCESS AND INCLUSION - DISABILITY 51.5% 46% INCREASE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDE MORE ACCESSIBLE BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES RECONCILIATION HOST CULTURAL LEARNING SESSIONS CELEBRATE SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DISPLAY PUBLIC ART AND EDUCATIONAL SIGNAGE 34.5% PROVIDE MORE ACCESSIBLE SERVICES AND EVENTS 51% 45% 44% DIVERSITY 43.5% Improve job readiness skills 46% Celebrate more culturally significant events 68% Better communication about programs and services HEALTH 24% Support community gardens and street trees Progress cycle and walking friendly neighbourhoods 38% 45% Facilitate affordable exercise options 39% Provide greater mental health support ( 11 ) WANNEROO.WA.GOV.AU