City of Wanneroo: November council meeting in brief

Belhaven Park in Quinns Rocks. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Belhaven Park in Quinns Rocks. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

APPROVING a $1.4 million concept plan for change rooms was among the decisions made by Wanneroo Council last month.

A concept design for clubrooms at Belhaven Park in Quinns Rocks received unanimous support from councillors in November.

The City plans to build the $1.4 million sports amenities building between April and November next year, using a State Government grant to cover a third of the cost.

The proposal for the 3.26ha park includes change rooms, store rooms, toilets and a kitchen or kiosk, with provision for a 100 sq m multi-purpose room to be built in the future.

An artist’s impression of the change rooms at Belhaven Park in Quinns Rocks.

A report to the council said the park was mainly used by Quinns Beach Primary School, Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club and Quinns Rocks Little Athletics Club.

“The facility is used predominantly as a training venue where the provision of toilets, changerooms, storage, etc is considered a more immediate need,” it said.

The report said the City received three submissions during public consultation, which raised concerns about the location of the building beside the car park off Santa Barbara Parade.

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Museum collection policy

WANNEROO Council agreed to incorporate its community history centre collection policy into its museum collection policy at the November meeting.

The police statement said the collections provided insight into the heritage, culture, people and places within the City.

“They tell the unique stores of Wanneroo and provide opportunities for local residents and visitors alike to reminisce, share, learn and engage with the history, culture and heritage of the area,” it said.

The policy covers collections housed at Wanneroo Regional Museum, Cockman House, Buckingham House, the old Wanneroo schoolhouse and the community history centre.

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Mindarie Marina sponsorship

WANNEROO Council approved a $60,000, three-year sponsorship deal with The Marina Mindarie at its November meeting.

The allocation of $20,000 a year will go towards two annual events – Mindarie Festival in November and A Toast to the Coast in April.

The City has provided a total of $68,000 for the marina’s festival events since 2007.

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Multicultural group

TERMS of reference for a multicultural advisory group were approved by Wanneroo Council at its November meeting.

The group will include the mayor and a councillor from each of the three wards as well as up to 12 culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) community representatives.