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Annual Report 2015-2016 - Our Performance


Aspiration: Healthy, safe, vibrant and active communities

Children and seniors playing

Strategic Objectives:

  • Great Places and Quality Lifestyle
  • Healthy and Active People
  • Safe Communities


  • Council adopted a revised Local Planning Policy 4.3: Public Open Space and the City’s Active Reserves Master Planning report was endorsed by Council for public comment
  • A draft Streetscapes Policy has been completed
  • The final approval of Amendment No.109 to District Planning Scheme No 2, was published in the Government Gazette
  • Live, Work Play: Wanneroo Recollections, was released in November 2015. Written and designed by City staff, the book showcases treasures from the Wanneroo Regional Museum
  • Completion and opening of the new Koondoola Community Centre, Kingsway Baseball Clubrooms and the Kingsway Olympic Clubrooms upgrades
  • Completion of the Oldham Reserve Multi-Purpose Room extension
  • Completion of building modifications and upgrades to Kingsway Indoor Stadium including redevelopment of kitchen, installation of basketball facilities, roadside signage, upgraded storage facilities, air conditioning in rooms, and CCTV facilities
  • Kingsway Indoor Stadium hosted the INBA Body Building Event and the Bevan Badminton Tournament - 2016 Australasian under 17 National Championships
  • Construction of the new community facility at Pearsall is in progress
  • Stage 1 of the development of the Mary Lindsay Homestead Building and public open space, including car parking has commenced during 2015/16
  • Construction of Fishermans Hollow Toilet Change Block was awarded during June 2016
  • Works are in progress at the Wanneroo Showgrounds Skate Park and scheduled for completion in August 2016
  • Implementation of a centralised floodlight control system trial at the Wanneroo Showgrounds
  • Installation of swipe card functionality and CCTV at major community centres
  • The City hosted Western Australia’s biggest citizenship ceremony on Australia Day 2016
  • The City finalised Amendment No. 119 to District Planning Scheme No. 2
  • Part of the City’s Local Housing Strategy has now been implemented with the approval of Scheme Amendment No. 119
  • Partnering with Edith Cowan University’s ‘Pregnancy to Parenting’ clinic
  • It’s All About Play initiative completed
  • Council endorsement of a new service model for financial counselling services
  • Refocus of Adult Day Centres to wellness and enablement for customers
  • Successful grant application to develop Age Friendly Strategy for Wanneroo
  • Initiated discussions with service provider agencies and completed provision of office fitout to support a new integrated community services hub in Girrawheen
  • Consultation completed for the development of the Youth Service Strategy
  • Renewed partnership with Edmond Rice and Youth Futures to deliver services for young people
  • Two Community Funding rounds were completed during 2015/16, provided approximately $90k to various community groups across the City for activities and events that contribute to the growth and enrichment of community life in the City
  • The Community Skills Bank concept was borne from the increasing number of enquiries received by the Wanneroo Volunteer Centre from community members wanting to volunteer in a variety of ways. The Community Skills Bank is a place where community members can learn a skill, share a skill, link in to other opportunities and share experiences and passions
  • A celebration event was held in December 2015 to acknowledge the outcomes of year one of the Public Health Plan
  • Seven of the 21 Public Health Plan actions were completed during the 2015/16 financial year
  • Launch of the RAC E-bike Trial in partnership with RAC and the Department of Transport
  • Two successful Asset Based Community Development initiatives, known as ‘Wannabeinspired’ events, were delivered
  • Adoption of the City’s first Access and Inclusion Plan
  • Reconciliation Action Plan Actions - various programs have been undertaken including Art and Dance workshops with local students, Aboriginal Dreamtime Storytime in City of Wanneroo Libraries, participation in Jamie’s Ministry of Food program and, stories to local schools from an Aboriginal elder
  • As part of the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) the City hosted an Aboriginal cultural awareness training session for staff
  • Working in partnership with North West Metro Regional Managers Forum to commence a focus group on targeting improved outcomes for youth at risk
  • Commenced work with the City of Joondalup for development of a joint regional strategy to tackle homelessness
  • Out of nine black spot submissions, the City was successful in securing State and Federal Government funding for eight
  • Conducted Bush Fire Awareness Community Fun Day in October 2015
  • The City was commended for the fire prevention and hazard reduction burning program
  • Joint District Emergency Management Exercise held in June 2016
  • Implementation of a Residential Aged Care Emergency Arrangements for Emergency Evacuation and Reception of Residents between Aged Care Facilities. Memorandum of Understanding subsequently adopted by Aged Care and Independent Aged Care Facilities throughout the City, forming an integral part of the local emergency management arrangements
  • Successful inclusion into Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Minister for Police of the provision of a coordinated State CCTV network
  • Implementation of coastal Rangers during the summer months


  • State Government release of draft North West Corridor Sub Regional Framework, Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan, and the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015 has a major impact on the preparation of the City’s draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3 and Local Planning Strategy
  • New legislation that has come into effect including the implementation of regulations under the Planning and Development Act and separate regulations for planning in bushfire prone areas. Both of these new regulations have introduced significant changes to various statutory procedures to the manner in which applications are dealt with while also maintaining business continuity
  • Maintaining adequate presence at community centres to ensure successful activation of local places
  • Federal Government restructuring of the funding model for disability services (NDIS) and aged care
  • State Government reduction and restructuring of funding model for financial counselling services
  • Determining the role of Youth Services within a local government environment in a growth region where external services are lacking to align with new youth strategy for the City. The City is currently reviewing the service model in line with feedback received from community and stakeholder engagement to draft a new youth strategy
  • A total of 731 non-compliant swimming pools were identified in an infra-red audit. As at 30 June 2016, 59% of the unauthorised swimming pools were resolved. It is anticipated that 100% of the unauthorised swimming pools will either be removed or authorised by December 2016
  • The introduction of the revised AS1926.1- 2012 for swimming pool barrier compliance
  • Implementation of mobile working approach by rangers was delayed due to technical issues that are in the process of being resolved
  • CCTV Strategy 2016-2020 developed to draft stage, looking to amalgamate and integrate various functions into a coordinated implementation plan
  • Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Station upgrades to alleviate OSH related issues. Proposed outstanding works (ablution and decontamination area) currently in consideration

Future Projects

  • Progress planning for East Wanneroo
  • Deliver a Place Strengthening Community Strategy, Early Childhood Development Strategy, Access and Inclusion Plan and a Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Plan for library services provision
  • Consider future delivery of services at Wanneroo Aquamotion and Kingsway Indoor Centre
  • Investigate the options for managing the City’s Animals Local Law
  • Design and construct: sports amenities building and carpark at Riverlinks Park Clarkson; Yanchep District sports amenities building; Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club; Yanchep District Playing Fields; Quinns Mindarie Community Centre; Mary Lindsay Homestead building and public open space including car parking; Quinns Rocks Caravan Park site
  • Delivery of Passive Park Development, Community Buildings and Street Landscaping Capital Works sub-Programs
  • Promote and manage volunteering opportunities in the City
  • Deliver community funding opportunities
  • Develop and deliver a Community Facility Planning Framework
  • Deliver the Sports Facilities, Parks Furniture and Golf Courses Capital Works Sub-programs
  • Yanchep Acitve Open Space Oval Groundworks
  • Deliver safety initiatives and programs in the community
  • Explore partnership models for emergency management
  • Deliver the Community Safety Capital Works Sub-Program
  • Installation of a shark barrier at Quinns Rocks