City of Joondalup budget highlights

City of Joondalup budget highlights

PARKS, sporting, leisure and community facilities will see the biggest proportion of funding from the City of Joondalup’s 2018-19 budget.

Approved last week, the budget will see the sector receive $48.5 million, while the next biggest is roads, streetlights and landscaping with $34.4 million.

Waste and recycling has been allocated $26 million, libraries, community services and events $13 million, planning, compliance and health $7 million and rangers and community safety $4.5 million.

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Highlights include $5.7 million to implement the three-bin system, $2.7 million for the dual use path from Burns Beach to Mindarie, $2.7 million for the Joondalup Men’s Shed and $467,000 to advance the Joondalup CBD development and other significant projects.

Percy Doyle Reserve has been allocated $1.4 million for upgrade works including refurbishment of Mildenhall, the tennis clubrooms and Duncraig Leisure Centre, extension of the Sorrento Bowling Clubrooms and utilities upgrades, while $1.7 million is earmarked for refurbishment works at other City-owned buildings.

Park improvement projects will receive $3.8 million including floodlighting upgrades at Kingsley Park, refurbishment of the toilets and changerooms at Mawson Park in Hillarys, irrigation works at Juniper (Duncraig), Manapouri/Windermere (Joondalup) and Prince Regent (Heathridge) parks, renewal of existing play equipment at Juniper, Cockman (Greenwood), Tuart (Edgewater), Faversham (Heathridge), Alfreton (Duncraig), Nagresco (Currambine), Gascoyne (Woodvale), Cadogan (Kingsley) and Wedgewood (Edgewater) parks, and significant drainage upgrades at Timberlane Park (Woodvale).

Funding of $1.4 million will go to street lighting, including $500,000 for the Joondalup city centre lighting project, and $1.6 million is for streetscape enhancements and landscaping, including the Leafy City program, while $860,000 will go to landscaping and conservation of natural areas.

Road projects have been allocated $12 million including blackspot projects at Whitfords, Marmion and Hepburn avenues and Burns Beach Road and Joondalup Drive intersection upgrades.

Funding has also been allocated for the development of a fenced dog exercise facility and to progress the health and wellbeing project including exercise staircase at Whitfords Nodes Park in Hillarys.

The Kaleidoscope festival will also receive $400,000 for the final year of its three-year contract.

In 2018-19, the City will also transfer $7.8 million into various reserve accounts including $2.5 million into the Strategic Asset Management Reserve, $1.6 million into the Parking Facility Reserve, $1.2 million into the Tamala Park Land Sales Reserve and $350,000 into the Waste Reserve.

It will also draw out $11.4 million including $3.8 million to implement the three-bin system, $3.6 million for capital works in various stages of progress that will be carried forward from 2017-18, $1 million to fund loan repayments for the multi-storey carpark, $231,500 to fund the re-scoping of the Joondalup performing arts centre project and $150,000 for a public art project.

The City is not proposing any new borrowings in 2018-19.

Budget highlights by suburb

Burns Beach: Burns Beach to Mindarie dual use path $2.7 million, Burns Beach Park/Beachside Park irrigation $172,000

Craigie: Warrandyte Park clubroom refurbishment $25,000, Adelaide Park irrigation $26,000, Perilya Road upgrades $30,000

Currambine: Nagresco Park playspace renewal $110,000, Moore Drive/Marmion Avenue intersection treatments $60,000

Duncraig: Percy Doyle Reserve upgrades and refurbishments $1.4 million, Juniper Park irrigation works and playspace renewal $615,000, Alfreton Park playspace renewal $60,000, Readshaw Road/Marmion Avenue intersection upgrade $120,000, Gilbert Road traffic management and Chessell Drive improvements $200,000, Wandina Place/Park drainage upgrade $40,000

Edgewater: Tuart Park and Wedgewood Park playspace renewal $170,000, Emerald Park community facility upgrade $35,000

Greenwood: Kanangra Park irrigation renewal $25,000, Parin Pioneer Park heritage precinct $350,000, Cockman Park playspace renewal $110,000, Warwick Road/Allenswood Drive intersection works $72,000

Heathirdge: Prince Regent Park irrigation upgrade $130,000, Faversham Park playspace renewal $110,000

Hillarys: Marbella Park landscaping upgrade $30,000, Whitfords Nodes Park playspace renewal $350,000, Flinders Avenue/Marmion Avenue intersection upgrade $75,000, Hillarys Animal Beach parking improvements $200,000, Mawson Park toilets and changeroom refurbishment $60,000

Iluka: Burns Beach Road/Marmion Avenue intersection works $30,000, Sir James McCusker Park path lighting $95,000

Joondalup: Joondalup city centre streetscape renewal program/lighting $800,000, Manapouri/Windermere parks irrigation upgrades $110,000, Windermere Park clubroom refurbishment $228,000, Boas Avenue/McLarty Avenue intersection upgrade $50,000, Burns Beach Road/Joondalup Drive roundabout works $884,000

Kallaroo: Whitfords West Park irrigation renewal $50,000, Whitfords Avenue/Dampier Avenue intersection pedestrian improvements $96,000

Kingsley: Cadogan Park playspace renewal $60,000, Kingsley sump beautification $50,000, Kingsley Park floodlighting upgrade $480,000

Kinross: Macnaughton Park clubrooms works $60,000

Mullaloo: Blackboy Park drainage improvements $60,000

Ocean Reef: Beaumaris Park irrigation upgrade $20,000, Prendiville Drive/Marmion Avenue intersection modifications $345,000, Ocean Reef Road LED lighting conversion $70,000, Mirror Park toilet refurbishment $100,000

Padbury: Hepburn Avenue roadworks $252,000, Simpson Park sump beautification $20,000

Sorrento: Albacore Park irrigation upgrade $20,000, The Plaza/West Coast Drive intersection upgrade $20,000, Sorrento North toilets refurbishment $50,000, Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club works $50,000

Warwick: Churton Park sump beautification $80,000, Hillwood Catchment drainage upgrade $40,000

Woodvale: Timberlane Park drainage outlet upgrades $125,000, Chichester Park clubrooms redevelopment $100,000, Gascoyne Park playspace renewal $110,000