Wanneroo Council covers speed limits, playground upgrades and library lease

Connolly Drive in Butler.
Connolly Drive in Butler.

PETITIONERS have called for the speed limit on Connolly Drive to remain 60km/h when the Butler section is widened.

A 33-signature petition asked the City of Wanneroo to keep the same limit between Lukin Drive and Benenden Avenue when the road is upgraded to a dual carriageway.

Construction is due to start later this year and a council report said the $3.2 million project included several at-grade pedestrian crossings, as well as upgrades to the warden-controlled crossing near schools on McCormack Boulevard.

The report said Main Roads was responsible for setting speed limits.

City advocates for water security in north Wanneroo

WANNEROO Council agreed to write to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan seeking assurance recycled water for growers will be part of a study to establish an agri-precinct in State Forest 65.

The decision related to a report on issues facing growers in north Wanneroo, and council also supported a submission to the Upper House public administration inquiry into private property rights.

Playgrounds set to to get makeovers

TWO companies will share in more than $1 million worth of contracts to upgrade 10 playgrounds in the City of Wanneroo.

Dalvik Park playground in Merriwa.

The council accepted Miracle Recreation Equipment’s $565,070 tender submission to upgrade equipment at Dalvik, Deeside, Nannatee, Las Ramblas and Ferrara park at its July 30 meeting.

It also accepted Active Discovery’s $532,108 tender for upgrades at Nankeen, Wilkie, Covent, Wishart and Beelara parks.

Circus animal policy reviewed

THE City of Wanneroo has reviewed its circuses and performing animals policy, reaffirming circuses and events with wild animals are not allowed.

The policy said applications from circuses that used domesticated animals would be considered on an individual basis, and the policy did not apply to farms or petting zoos that only featured domestic animals.

The council approved the updated policy and revised deductible gift recipient status policy for donations to Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, including to Wanneroo Regional Museum.

Library lease supported

Alkimos pop-up library recently relocated across Turnstone Street.

A POP-UP library with more than 1000 books for loan will cost Wanneroo ratepayers $8000 in rent over the next year.

Wanneroo Council has approved a commercial sub-lease from Alkimos Beach developer Lendlease to use a 110sq m of its tenancy in a property owned by Marmion Network until June 2020.

Lease for bin storage backed by council

CLEANAWAY has received in principle support from Wanneroo Council to lease part of a Wangara property for six months at $416 a month plus GST.

The waste management company will use the site to store clean, empty waste bins as part of its bulk verge collection contract with the City of Joondalup.

Mobile service upgrades proposed

OPTUS mobile users could get better reception around Ashby following Wanneroo Council’s support to lease land to the provider.

The deal could earn the City $20,000 a year for two decades with Optus proposing to build a mobile base station with 26m tall monopole on the north-western corner of 1204 Wanneroo Road, which is the City’s main operations centre.

Students sponsored for sports trips

ELEVEN sports groups and schools will share in $15,600 worth of sponsorships approved by Wanneroo Council.

The recipients include School Sport WA, O’Brien Academy, Shobukan Martial Arts, Goalball WA, West Coast Gymnasts, Landsdale Christian School, Perth Metro North junior and intermediate leagues, Rugby WA, Smart Centre for Excellence and St Anthony’s Catholic Church.

The next council briefing will be on August 20, with a meeting ‘on the road’ planned for August 27 at Splendid Park in Yanchep.

More council news:

Plans highlight neighbourhood values

Concert canned for Australia Day festival

Wanneroo looks at buying third golf course

School a step closer to expansion

Council seeks funding for crash hot spots

Move to ban childcare centres in special residential zones

Park upgrades planned for sports clubs

Ovals delayed over environmental concerns

Extra funds needed for clubrooms