City now slicker

Wanneroo Times cofounders Bernice and Bill Marwick (right) join Mayor Troy Pickard for the launch of the City of Joondalup Facebook page. Picture: Emma Reeves d400940
Wanneroo Times cofounders Bernice and Bill Marwick (right) join Mayor Troy Pickard for the launch of the City of Joondalup Facebook page. Picture: Emma Reeves d400940

It officially launched its Facebook page this week in the presence of Wanneroo Times co-founders Bill and Bernice Marwick.

Mayor Troy Pickard said communities now demanded quicker interaction, communication and engagement with their local government.

‘Using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the City wants genuine and meaningful feedback and discussion with its community on issues important to them,’ he said.

‘There has already been an impressive response from members of our community who have taken the time to post questions, provide feedback and share City information with their own social networks.

‘The communication dynamic between the tiers of government and its |citizens has changed forever; our communities want instant information and interaction, and to be part of the conversation.’

The City’s presence on |social media follows the|recent launch of its free wi-fi service in the Joondalup City Centre.

The City’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages share photos, city news, event updates, videos, public notices, employment vacancies and weekly features.

Residents can search for the City of Joondalup on each medium to have their say.