Joondalup council hosts daytime meeting for students

Joondalup council hosts daytime meeting for students

THE City of Joondalup held its annual daytime council meeting on Tuesday.

The noon meeting, held each August, allows local high school students to attend a council meeting to see firsthand how local government works.

About 100 students and 13 staff members attended the meeting from Belridge Secondary, Greenwood , Kinross and Lake Joondalup Baptist colleges, Montessori, St Mark’s Anglican Community, St Stephen’s and Warwick Senior High schools and Belridge and West Coast Secondary education support centres.

During public question time, six students asked questions of the council including what the City was doing to support the Indigenous community and engage youth in the local area, how China’s decision to cut back on processing recycled materials would affect the City and if the City could address a lack of suitable bike racks and safe storage facilities in Hillarys.

The “traffic chaos” outside West Coast Secondary Education Support Centre at 3pm and plans for more BMX tracks were also raised.

Mayor Albert Jacob thanked the students for their attendance, interest and “many relevant questions and contributions”.