Invitation to Westport update

Invitation to Westport update

City of Rockingham residents are invited to join the Independent Chair of the Westport Taskforce, Nicole Lockwood, at a free community event for an insight into Westport’s scope, process and latest findings.

Come along if you are interested in the port and transport infrastructure required to handle the freight demands of Perth’s growing population for the next 50-100 years.

  • When: Thursday 16 May 2019
  • Time: 9.30am–11am
  • Where: City of Rockingham Administration Centre, Civic Boulevard, Rockingham

Westport’s strategy will focus on the ports at Fremantle, Kwinana and Bunbury along with their associated road and rail links; this means that the City of Rockingham will be at the centre of the final strategy. This is an opportunity to learn the accurate details from the Chair of the project, ask her questions directly, and provide your input into the Westport Strategy by completing a community survey.

As this is a free event and seats are limited, registration is essential. Register online now. Registrations are open until 12 May.

For more information, contact Westport directly on 6551 6525

 

 

Round One of 2019/2020 Community Grants Program Now Open

The City of Rockingham is pleased to announce that applications for round one of the 2019/2020 Community Grants Program are now open.

The Community Grants Program provides support for incorporated not-for-profit organisations, including those limited by guarantee (community groups and clubs), to assist with the delivery of programs, projects, initiatives and events that benefit the wider Rockingham community.

Residents can apply for the following:

  • Major Grants: applications between $3,001 and $10,000
  • Major Event Sponsorship applications: up to $20,000
  • Infrastructure Planning and Development Grants: 50% of the total cost, to a maximum grant amount of $30,000.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged eligible residents to apply.

“The City operates the Community Grants Program to consider all requests for funding, donations, sponsorships and grants,” Mayor Sammels said.

“As directed by Council policy, the program provides financial assistance to community groups and individuals that will build capacity within the community, stimulate volunteering and youth development, and deliver sustainable, accessible and demonstrated social, environmental and economic benefits.”

Applications for round one of the 2019/2020 Community Grants Program close on Friday 3 May 2019.

For more information visit Community Grants program or contact the City on 9528 0333.

 

Exhibition to Highlight Importance of Wetlands to Aboriginal Culture

Exhibition to Highlight Importance of Wetlands to Aboriginal Culture

As part of celebrations for the Australian Heritage Festival, the City of Rockingham will host an exhibition from the WA Inspired Art Quilters at the Rockingham Central Library throughout April and May.

Running from Monday 29 April to Friday 24 May 2019, the Rockingham Central Library will feature the Noongar Country: Wetland Glimpses exhibition, which will include a collection of 16 quilts that highlight key aspects of wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain and their importance to Aboriginal people.

The WA Inspired Art Quilters are a group of quilters based in Perth, whose purpose is to make art quilts for major exhibitions and galleries across Western Australia.

The exhibition at Rockingham Central Library will begin with an official opening on Thursday 2 May 2019 from 10am–11am. Members of the WA Inspired Art Quilters will be on hand to speak about the exhibition and to answer any questions. Bookings are preferred for this opening.

On Thursday 16 May 2019 from 6pm–8pm community members will have the chance to experience the Rockingham Central Library after dark as the City hosts the Noongar Country: Wetland Glimpses: Library Up Late event. The focus of the presentation will be the quilts and their relation to wetland resources and Noongar culture at the time of early European settlement. Bookings are essential for this event.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged residents to visit the exhibition throughout April and May.

“The WA Inspired Art Quilters are a talented group that has created a range of quilts that highlight the importance of the wetlands to Aboriginal people,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Depicting aspects of the wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain, they acknowledge the wetland network was prevalent and abundant on Whadjuk Noongar country prior to colonisation.

“There is much to be learned from the quilts so I encourage all residents to head down to the Rockingham Central Library and immerse themselves in the Noongar Country: Wetland Glimpses exhibition.”

For more information or to book contact the Rockingham Central Library on 9528 8683

 

New Mobility Scooter Charging Stations Now Available

New Mobility Scooter Charging Stations Now Available

Four new mobility scooter charging stations are now available in the City of Rockingham thanks to an exciting partnership between the City and RECHARGE Scheme.

The recharge points allows users of alternative forms of transport, like mobility scooters, to recharge their batteries at various locations. The new charging points are located at Rockingham Centre, with two points available near Target and two charging points near Specsavers.

The charging stations were installed by Vicinity Centres and are part of a wider RECHARGE Scheme network across the City, which also includes a charging point at the Autumn Centre.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the additional recharge points would give users of alternative forms of transport the freedom to travel further.

“The new recharge points are a fantastic addition to the community and will give mobility scooter users the opportunity to travel further distances without the fear of being stranded with a flat battery,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Users of the RECHARGE Scheme charging points in other locations have reported that they feel increased safety, social connection and improved wellbeing. This will be of particular benefit to seniors who are keen to leave their homes and connect with the community more often.

“The City is pleased that Vicinity Centres recognises the importance of providing these free charging stations for mobility scooter users to give them the peace of mind that they can charge their equipment if the need arises.”

The RECHARGE Scheme provides a national database of locations where electric mobility scooter users can safely charge their mobility vehicles.

To view other RECHARGE Scheme locations across WA and Australia visit the RECHARGE Scheme website.

 

Dates for Green Waste Verge Collection Round 2 of 2018/2019

The next round of green waste verge collections begins in May to June 2019.

​Placement:

Maximum of three cubic metres per residential property, placed neatly on the kerb not more than the weekend prior to the scheduled collection date for the area.

Acceptable items:

Tree and shrub prunings to a maximum of:

  • 1.5 metres in length
  • 350 mm in diameter

Collection Dates:

Visit Near Me on the City of Rockingham website for your area’s scheduled collection date.

 

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