City e-News January 2019

City e-News January 2019

Australia Day in Armadale

Carols by CandlelightIn an annual Australian tradition, celebrate an alcohol and smoke free Australia Day, with a jam-packed evening of festivities and fireworks in the Armadale City Centre.

Secure your spot early with a picnic in either Minnawarra or Memorial Parks, and celebrate with our wonderful community in a hassle free carnival atmosphere.

There are plenty of activities for all ages including carnival rides, a Water Fun Zone, lots of food stalls to tempt your tastebuds and a full program of live music showcasing incredible local talent!

At 8.30pm the highlight of the evening is the spectacular fireworks to the all Australian soundtrack collated by our very own Heritage FM local radio and broadcast on 107.3 FM. Don’t forget to stick around for even more fabulous entertainment and performers following the fireworks.

Please note, for the safety of your furry friend and young children, dogs are not permitted at this event unless they are service dogs.

This is a family friendly, smoke and alcohol free event proudly sponsored by major partner, Lotterywest.

Make a splash at AFAC this March

Carols by CandlelightCome and celebrate all the fun that can be had when living an active lifestyle when the Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre opens in March!

The much awaited opening of the centre will provide our community with a year round health and wellbeing destination including swim school, indoor and outdoor pools, gym, group fitness, Crèche, a café and so much more. The natural park like setting and barbeque facilities will provide the perfect setting for a fun filled day out with family and friends.

Whether you want to make a splash with confidence in swim school, smash your fitness goals with world renowned equipment or escape life’s stresses, the AFAC team look forward to welcoming you.

Enjoy the sweet perks of a Foundation Membership, available from 14 January 2019 for a limited time only.

Have your say on Westport: What we have found so far

Carols by CandlelightThe state government’s Westport Taskforce has released its first progress report, Westport: What we have found so far and City of Armadale residents are now invited to have their say on the report by Monday 21 January 2019.

The report also summarises the constraints facing the current port facilities at Fremantle, Kwinana and Bunbury including operational capacity, road and rail networks, land availability and environmental and social considerations.

There are eight future port scenarios - the feasible combinations of where trades can be located across the three ports have been identified and explained in the report.

Feedback on the report can be provided at mysaytransport.wa.gov.au/WWHFSF by Monday 21 January 2019.

Three ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer

In Western Australia, mosquitoes can transmit Ross River virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. Here’s how you can prevent being bitten this summer:

  1. Cover Up: Wear long, loose-fitting, light coloured clothing, covering as much of the body as you can.
  2. Repel: When outdoors and mosquitoes are present, apply insect repellent containing DEET (diethyltoluamide) or picaridin evenly to exposed skin.
  3. Clean Up: Simple changes around your home can reduce mosquito breeding. Remove, empty or cover water-holding containers.

For more information visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au/public-health

Community Grants Program opening soon

The second round of the City’s Community Grants Program for 2018/19 will open on Tuesday 5 March.

Applications are welcome from not-for-profit organisations that wish to receive up to $2000 funding for projects which benefit the local community. Applications close Monday 1 April.

The City will also host two workshops on Wednesday 20 and 27 February to assist with writing grant applications and provide information on other grants that community groups and organisations can apply for.

Limited seats are available – bookings essential, call our Community Development Officer - Partnerships on 9394 5000.

Help us improve our website for a chance to win one of two $50 vouchers

City of Armadale residents and business owners are invited to participate in sitemap testing to help the City improve its website and in return receive a chance to win one of two $50 Armadale Shopping City Centre vouchers.

This second round of online testing will test a range of changes the City is looking at making to improve the website navigation, following the results from the first round of testing earlier this year.

The sitemap test will ask participants to complete 12 quick tests, asking them where they would expect to find certain information on the City's wesbite.

The test takes five to ten minutes and involves clicking on areas of the website where they would expect to find information. For instance you might be asked where you would look to find out how to renew your cat registration.

In order to enter, entrants must first complete the sitemap testing activity and then register their full name, email address and contact phone number.

Entries close 11am Monday 21 January. Terms and Conditions of the competition can be viewed at www.armadale.wa.gov.au/out-comment

The prize draw will take place at noon on Monday 21 January.

To participate in the sitemap testing visit https://ows.io/tj/3j3lj5om

Community Calendar

For further information on these and other local events please visit the City's website or Facebook page.

Excess baggage

Story Time at Harrisdale Shopping Centre
4 January & 1 February, 10.45 - 11.15am - Free

Stockland Harrisdale
Nicholson Rd and Yellowwood Drive
Harrisdale, WA 6112

Photographer

FOCUS: How to improve your photos with Tony McDonough
Monday 7 January, 5.30 - 7.30pm - Bookings essential

Armadale Library
Shop 64 / 10 Orchard Avenue
Armadale

Untangling travel

Ikebana with Kathy Goldsmith
Friday 1 February, 1.30 - 2.30pm - Bookings essential

Armadale Library
Shop 64 / 10 Orchard Avenue
Armadale

Australia Day in Armadale

Teen Scene
Wednesday 23 January, 2 - 3pm - Bookings essential

Armadale Library
Shop 64 / 10 Orchard Avenue
Armadale