City of Wanneroo: October council meeting in brief

City of Wanneroo: October council meeting in brief

LEASES, developer contributions, waste education and donations were among the reports considered at Wanneroo Council’s October meeting.

Public consultation on a short-term lease of a Wangara site to Suez Recycling and Recovery will close this Friday following Wanneroo Council approval.

The waste management company wants to use part of the Motivation Drive site for four months while it rolls out the City of Joondalup’s three bin system.

The proposed lease would generate about $4250 per month.

Submissions can be made until 4.30pm on November 9 – visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au for more information.

The Suez lease was one of three approved en bloc at the October council meeting, with others relating to sites in Madeley and Alkimos.

Councillors unanimously approved to give the Defence Department another 10-year lease for Air Force Cadets to use part of Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex.

The October report said the cadet unit has used the site for at least 21 years, and the next lease would generate $42,000 a year for the City, with annual CPI adjustments.

The council also agreed to sub-let a 66sq m portion of the Gateway shopping precinct in Alkimos from Lendlease for $8000 from December 1 to June 29.

The site has been used for the Alkimos pop-up library and was previously leased by centre owner Marmion Network to Lendlease on a peppercorn arrangement.

Developer contributions drop

THE annual review of the Alkimos Eglinton Developer Contribution Plan has seen the rate per hectare drop slightly.

Wanneroo Council approved the revised 25-year plan, which aims to generate funds for future community facilities, at its October meeting.

It agreed to set the cost at $99,057 per hectare for the 605ha area – less than the $99,710 approved last year.

Council noted the overall cost for facilities, including a surf life saving club, two playing fields, two hard courts, two community centres, two libraries and two indoor recreations centres, would be about $71.2 million, down from $75.6 million in 2015.

The October report said the City had received more than $11.7 million in contributions as of September, with almost $1.8 million in interest generated.

Waste education

A WASTE education plan, approved at the Wanneroo Council October meeting, aims to raise community awareness about waste management and environmental sustainability.

The five-year plan will cost between $108,500 and $122,500 to communicate the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ message to residents, schools, businesses, tourists and City employees.

It said one target was to reduce waste from the 415.39kg per person in 2017-18 and reduce the amount of illegal dumping, which was 501.66 tonnes last financial year.

Another target was to increase participation in waste drop-off events and the amount of “problematic items” recycled such as batteries, light globes and ink cartridges, with 1382kg collected in 2017-18.

Other targets included fostering partnerships with stakeholders and developing waste education programs in schools.

Financial assistance framework

A WORKING group will help the City of Wanneroo identify ways to strengthen its community support and financial assistance.

The council approved the Community Support and Financial Assistance Framework and the working group at its October meeting.

The framework’s objective will be to “ensure the responsible, strategic and sustainable distribution of community resources” in supporting individuals, groups and businesses.

A council report said the City had provided $3.4 million in financial support in 2017-18 through subsidised use of community facilities, sponsorships and its community funding program.

Donations

WANNEROO councillors approved eight sponsorship and one donation requests at its October meeting.

The sponsorships included $525 to Wanneroo Junior Motocross Club for Josh McQuade, Isabelle Maton, Keenan Murphy, Zara Porter, Braydan Porter, Nichole McDonnell and Kiera McDonnell to take part in the ATV Motocross Nationals.

The council approved the Polish Dance Group Kukuleczka’s request for $600 so Dawid Golab, Nika Golab, Maya Milarski, Emilia Milarski, Kinga Milarski and Natarsha Augustinovic could participate at PolArt 2018 in Brisbane from December 27 to January 6.

Perth Glory Football Club received approval for $800 for U13s Manolo Veneracion, Matthew George and Aston Montgomery and U14 Kaelan Majekodunni participating in the FFA National Youth Championships.

Councillors approved $800 for Greenwood College students Kianna Arnold, Dylan Nguyen, Daniel Place and Rebecca Redmond taking part in the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup in Melbourne in December.

A $600 sponsorship for Rugby WA’s Dane Luitingh, Luke Callan and Michael Van Jaarsveld at the Junior Rugby Championship U16s also received approval.

The council gave West Coast Fury’s $1600 request a nod too for its Magnitude and Aftershock teams to compete in the AASCF Cheerleading this month.

It approved High Flyers Trampolining and Gymnastics Academys’ $1500 request for Kylie Ann De Vries, Ava Vlahov and Gemma Malcolm to go to the Prime Invitational 2018 in Singapore.

The eighth sponsorship was a $600 request approved for Indoor Sports WA for Wade Moore, Aayla Moore, Hayden Wilson and Honey Harrington to take part in the 2018 Indoor Junior Nationals in Gold Coast from November 29 to December 9.

The council also approved North Coastal Children’s Community Choir’s $650 donation request, which it will use to buy two headset microphones for the choir to perform Christmas Carols at the RAAFA Village, Merriwa on December 2.