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What's Happening March - May 2018


A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR TRACEY ROBERTS MAYOR Welcome to the first edition of What’s Happening for 2018. As we bid farewell to summer and embrace the changing colours of autumn in our City, there is once again plenty happening across our suburbs. Autumn provides a great opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the rich diversity of our community. Harmony Week (15 to 21 March), encourages Western Australians to experience, explore and appreciate our state’s wealth of cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity. At the end of May we mark Reconciliation Week across the country. This is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements. In this edition you can read about the great things the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group has delivered recently and future plans. On Anzac Day (Wednesday 25 April), we recognise the courage, mateship, skill and perseverance of those who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces. Dawn services are held across the City and I encourage all residents to pay their respects by attending an Anzac Day service. Details of services around the City of Wanneroo are documented on the following page. We also have two more fantastic community events this month with Retro Rewind at Yanchep National Park on 10 March and Global Beats & Eats at Paloma Park, Marangaroo on 17 March. Full details for each event at eventseason The Easter long weekend traditionally sees many people travelling with family and friends to enjoy the wonderful sights, attractions and beauty of our state. Please remember to be safe and vigilant on our roads and take regular breaks to avoid driver fatigue. Look out for the Driver Reviver volunteers who will be out in force across WA over Easter, providing motorists with a free cup of coffee or tea, and most importantly, a chance to stop, stretch your legs (research shows that exercise is an effective way to combat fatigue) and revive to help you reach your destination safely. Please check the City’s website and I look forward to seeing you at the activities and events happening in our community. Mayor Tracey Roberts JP NOTICE EASTER AND ANZAC DAY CLOSURES AND WASTE COLLECTIONS The City of Wanneroo’s Civic Centre will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, reopening Tuesday 3 April 2018. It will also close on Anzac Day, Wednesday 25 April 2018. Please visit for further details on the City’s other facilities, including libraries and Wanneroo Aquamotion. 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo, WA 6065 T 9405 5000 F 9405 5499 After hours 1300 13 83 93 E Cr Frank Cvitan JP T 9409 9940 M 0419 994 944 Cr Samantha Fenn M 0403 939 292 Cr Paul Miles M 0416 197 363 Waste Collections Bins will not be collected on Good Friday 30 March. Collections will occur on Saturday 31 March instead. All other waste collections, including Easter Monday 2 April, will run as normal. Bins will also be collected as normal on Anzac Day, Wednesday 25 April. Tracey Roberts JP Mayor T 9405 5440 M 0409 112 954 Cr Dot Newton JP T 9405 2824 M 0407 981 149 Cr Natalie Sangalli Deputy Mayor M 0447 712 917 Cr Denis Hayden M 0432 848 550 Cr Linda Aitken JP M 0413 755 929 Cr Hugh Nguyen M 0403 439 492 Cr Sonet Coetzee M 0414 429 936 Cr Lara Simpkins JP M 0409 198 598 Cr Russell Driver M 0414 854 173 Cr Brett Treby M 0411 209 372 Cr Lewis Flood M 0498 248 264 Cr Domenic Zappa M 0415 524 787 Cover photo: Jerome Farah from Aussie hip hop/pop-rap band Jakubi performing at Global Beat and Eats in 2017. ( 02 ) CITY OF WANNEROO

Wanneroo RSL Dawn service and gunfire breakfast. 5.50am Dawn service 7am Parade 7.15am Closing ceremony Memorial Park, corner of Sinagra Street and Civic Drive, Wanneroo Enquiries Jack LeCras 9409 1014 HONOUR ANZAC DAY IN WANNEROO A significant day for Australians, Anzac Day will be commemorated with services in several suburbs across the City of Wanneroo, on Wednesday 25 April 2018. Many are open to the public, and community members are encouraged to attend. With a mix of dawn services, parades and mid-morning tributes, there are numerous ways to pay your respects to past and current service men and women. Anzac Services across the City: (Please contact individual organisations for further details) Quinns Rocks RSL Commemoration service followed by gunfire breakfast. 5.45am for a 6am start Quinns Sports and Social Club, Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks (Two-up from 2pm) Enquiries Peter Meldrum 0421 116 599 Cambrai Village - Royal Australian Airforce Association 10am Memorial service Cambrai Village Memorial Gardens, 85 Hester Avenue, Merriwa Enquiries Bob Cotton 0409 105 147 Yanchep Two Rocks RSL 5.45am Dawn service followed by gunfire breakfast at Yanchep Sports Club, Yanchep Beach Road 11am Meet for parade and service at Yanchep National Park 11.30am Parade starts Enquiries Malcolm Gow 9561 2217 ROADS KEY TO DRIVING JOBS GROWTH IN NEERABUP Continued development of the Neerabup Industrial Area (NIA) and supporting infrastructure is an important part of the City of Wanneroo’s plan to create 100,000 local jobs over the next 10 years to support the region’s growth. According to Dr Ian Martinus, the City’s Manager Economic Development and Advocacy, the City has an ambitious target of 20 jobs per hectare for the 1,000 hectare industrial area. Neerabup Industrial Area. “Establishing strong transport links that easily connect workers, customers and suppliers to the NIA is fundamental to reaching the 20,000 jobs target and supporting the growth and success of the businesses within the area,” Dr Martinus said. “A number of projects have recently been completed or are underway to improve access to the NIA and strengthen its links to important freight routes, commercial centres GROWTH and regions including the Mitchell Freeway extension through Neerabup Road; the widening of Wanneroo Road and Marmion Avenue; and the planned railway extension to Yanchep.” The upgrade of Flynn Drive is also crucial to the area’s accessibility. Dr Martinus said the City has advocated strongly during the past couple of years through a dedicated federal government infrastructure funding scheme to highlight the importance of the Flynn Drive connection into Neerabup. “This will continue through 2018 as the City works to secure funding to deliver the project and develop an integrated economic plan that will set the vision for, and drive economic opportunities within, the NIA,” he said. The dualling of Flynn Drive will not only serve as a catalyst for better access to businesses, but will also enable the City to better formulate an inward investment strategy with its major partners in Neerabup. You can read more about the City’s economic development strategy at ( 03 ) WANNEROO.WA.GOV.AU