Mayor statement – Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
On behalf of the residents and Council of the City of Joondalup, I offer deep condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom, at home and abroad, on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
As Australians, and with 17 percent of the City’s population born in the United Kingdom and others in our community having strong connections with countries in the Commonwealth, I know how many of us in Joondalup are saddened by this morning’s news.
Fittingly, the City recently held a tree planting event at Chichester Park in Woodvale to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and this tree will serve to honour the Queen for her 70 years of service to Australia and the Commonwealth, as well as creating a legacy for members of the community to enjoy.
As a mark of respect, flags are flown at half-mast outside the City’s administration building.
Rest in peace.
To honour the Queen, residents can:
- Leave flowers at either the City of Joondalup Administration building under flags or at Government House in Perth
- Sign condolence book at Government House
- Visit Government House and Gardens which are open only for mourning purposes until Monday 19 September.
- Australians are also invited to leave an online condolence message. Your condolence will be sent to Buckingham Palace and archived by the Commonwealth and may be displayed at its national institutions, such as the National Library of Australia, forming part of the lasting record of Australia’s close relationship with The Queen over many decades.