Notice of Special Council Meeting

The City of Joondalup gives public notice of a Special Council Meeting to be held in Council Chambers, Joondalup Civic Centre, Boas Avenue, Joondalup on Tuesday 5 July 2022, commencing at 5.45pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider:

  • The appointment of an Elected Member to perform the duties of Mayor.

This meeting is open to all members of the public. Questions and Statements must relate to the purpose for which the meeting has been called.

For further information, please contact the City’s Governance Coordinator on 9400 4369.

Chief Executive Officer

Plastic Free in the City of Joondalup

The City of Joondalup is excited to announce that WA Plastic Free will be providing free assistance to local food retailers as they adapt to the single-use plastic free future.

From 2022 onwards the WA State Government is introducing a single-use plastic item ban as part of a national effort to combat plastic pollution. WA Plastic Free will be providing free assistance to City businesses as part of that transition, through funding provided by the WA State Government.

Food retailers such as cafes, bars, restaurants, kiosks and vans are eligible for the program. The focus will be on single-use takeaway items where sustainable practices and alternative products already exist.

The global packaging industry is changing fast, which is fantastic for communities and the planet, but many local businesses are not yet fully prepared. City of Joondalup businesses will be able to receive free on the ground support with WA Plastic Free to help in this transition.

Local businesses can register their interest at

Joondalup Library celebrates 25 years

On 13 July 1997, Joondalup Library opened its doors for the first time after 20 months of construction. This July the City celebrates your Library’s 25 year milestone. To commemorate the occasion, Joondalup Library is offering a stylish new library card for members who join at Joondalup Library. This is a limited edition print run, so cards will only be available for a short time.

The card features the work of local artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers who designed and painted the beautiful mural in the Joondalup Library Children’s area.

Members who join at other branches during the celebrations can choose from four membership card designs plus a brand new card featuring the Western Australian native, Eucalyptus Kruseana (Bookleaf Mallee).

About Kyle Hughes-Odgers

Kyle Hughes-Odgers is a multi-disciplinary Australian Visual Artist. You may have seen his wonderful silo artwork in Merredin.

His work is inspired by nature, the built environment, human behaviour, and how these subjects intersect. Kyle expands on these ideas by exploring colour, abstraction, form, line, and incorporating narrative where relevant.

He has been exhibiting his work since 2005 including solo exhibitions in Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, The United States and Austria.

In addition to his exhibition works, Kyle has created artwork / murals in 12 countries and has 6 children’s books published in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, China and Turkey. Explore his gallery of work here.

July School Holidays at the Libraries

There is a lot to celebrate in July! This month marks the 25th birthday of both the Joondalup Library and the book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” In July we also celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during NAIDOC week.

Free activities – no bookings required

Harry Potter Treasure Hunt – for kids

All Libraries
Visit the Libraries any time during the school holidays and find all 12 Magical Objects hidden amongst the shelves in the Children’s Library to go in the draw to win a special prize.

Harry Potter Treasure Hunt – for older kids and adults

How well do you know your Harry Potter facts? There are 12 Quiz Questions located throughout the Library that will test your knowledge of the series. Answer them all correctly to go in the draw to win a special Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone pack.

Toddler Time

Woodvale Library, 10.00am
Thursday 7 July and Thursday 14 July
Come along for stories, songs and rhymes with lots of action for your toddler. Ages 18 – 30 months.

Story Time

All Libraries
Come and enjoy animal stories, songs and creative play at our regular story time sessions. Ages 2 – 4 years. More information.

The events below are now fully booked.

Tragic Magic Show
Tuesday 5 July, 10.00 – 11.30, Joondalup Library
Ages 4 – 8 years
Come and celebrate the 25th Birthday of the Joondalup Library with the hilarious Tragic Magic Show. Featuring the antics of Jelly Kelly the mischievous clown, and the great Count Glennybean, the show is filled with lots of surprises, games, giant bubbles, and plenty of audience participation. And it wouldn’t be a party without cake!!
Book online

Yarning session
Tuesday 5 July, 10.00 – 11.00am, Duncraig Library
All ages
Gather your mob together for a traditional Nyungar storytelling experience with Justin Martin. Blend in with the animals, plants, and family life as Justin weaves these stories and memories throughout the six Nyungar seasons.
Book online

Mindful Mandalas
Wednesday 6 July, 2.00 – 3.30pm, Whitford Library
Ages 8 – 12 years
You are invited to calm the mind with a creative workshop focused around the power of the Mandala. Experiment with colour and shapes with Jess from the Sand Card Company to create sand and scratch art Mandalas, and design your very own masterpiece to take home.
Book online

Traditional Art Activity
Friday 8 July, 10.00 – 11.00am, Joondalup Library
All ages
Join Justin Martin in a traditional Nyungar art workshop, learn about the symbols, stories and colours used in Nyungar art and create a small artwork to keep.
Book online

Party Planners
Friday 8 July, 2.00 – 3.30pm, Woodvale Library
Ages 5 – 10 years
These school holidays are all about celebrating, so you are invited to join in the fun of planning a party! Make your own book bunting, create awesome party hats, and enjoy playing party games like musical balance and pin the tail.
Book online

Muggle Magic
Tuesday 12 July 2022, 2.00 – 3.00pm, Duncraig Library
Ages 8 – 12 years
Use science to improve your wizardry skills in this hands-on workshop inspired by the ‘Harry Potter’ series. Einstein’s Australia will help you explore some classic Hogwarts spells and potions with fun and exciting science twists.
Book online

Magical Cupcakes
Wednesday 13 July, 10.00 – 11.00am, Woodvale Library
Ages 8 – 12 years
Come along to a modelling and cupcake decorating workshop, where you will work with fondant to make colourful toppers and figurines inspired by the Harry Potter series. Learn the art of decorating and reward yourself at the end by indulging in your edible cupcakes.
Book online

Whitwarts Library of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Thursday 14 July, 10.00 – 11.30, Whitford Library
Ages 8 – 12 years
If you’re still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts, then here’s the next best thing…
At Whitwarts Library of Witchcraft and Wizardry you will attend a sorting ceremony and discover your House using science, battle it out in duelling club, attend a Herbology class, and create your own baby mandrake out of clay. Enter as a muggle, leave as a witch or wizard!
Book online


Arts and Cultural Guide 2022-23

The City of Joondalup is proud to present the 2022-23 cultural program celebrating all the visual and performing arts activities on offer throughout this upcoming season.

The City’s cultural program provides an opportunity for the community to access world-class events, exhibitions, workshops and programs across every art form.

After two seasons of COVID-19 impacting programming and disrupting public event delivery, the 2022-23 season endeavours to represent a new chapter and return to adventurous artistic programming and hosting local, national and international artists in Joondalup. What underpins the artistic program is our intention to present work by our local community, produce performances and exhibitions for the community and co-design work with the community.


To keep up to date, sign-up to the Arts in Focus eNewsletter.

To ensure we are delivering COVID Safe events, the City will take direction from the State Government on any restrictions that may be in effect at the time.

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Calling all knitters, young and old! Join in at Joondalup Library for World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday 11 June at 1.00pm. Bring your current knitting project or start something new on the day.

The purpose of World Wide Knit in Public Day is to show that knitting is for all ages and that it’s a fun and enjoyable social activity, especially in a large group. Let’s join in the fun as events are held in different locations all over the world such as Germany, the United States, Sweden, South Africa, Poland, Norway, Ireland, France, Finland, England, China, and here in Australia.

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 and takes place on the second Saturday of June each year. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knit in Public Day is the largest knitter run event in the world.

Join a regular group

Joondalup Libraries host regular knitting and crochet groups that provide further opportunities to get together and socialise. Meet new people, create community craft projects, knit for charity or simply complete your own knitting work in the company of fellow knitters. All welcome. No bookings required. Find details of all sessions and more activities here.

Mural project with Sioux Tempestt

The Whitford Library foyer is being transformed by artist in residence, Sioux Tempestt. Sioux creates abstract, mural, sculptural and digital art and several of her large-scale murals can be found throughout Perth.

Community workshops were held with seniors, schools and children throughout June to develop concepts for the mural. In the next phase of the project, Sue will set up her workshop as Artist in Residence in the Whitford Library meeting room from Monday 27 June to Tuesday 12 July.

You are invited to drop in and visit Sioux every Monday and Tuesday between Monday 27 June and Tuesday 12 July. Sioux will be developing the ideas from the workshops into her distinctive style. See how the project goes from a concept to the finished piece, and what it looks like ‘in the middle’ when the magic is being created. The  developing designs of the project will be on display as well as some examples of her previous work in an impromptu gallery.

Sioux will be holding a free Discovery Session to share the creative process she engages, her inspiration and artistic achievements.

Book Discovery Session

About Sioux Tempestt

Transcending creative disciplines Sioux creates abstract, mural, sculptural and digital art which meaningfully contributes to its context. Her work aims to create a narrative and connection as Sioux believes art plays an intrinsic contribution to our wellbeing, health, and happiness – more so now than ever.

Sioux is passionate about working with the community – young people in particular, mentoring and facilitating creative workshops for local governments and schools. She constantly pushes the boundaries of her practice to communicate and share her tremendous positivity and energy for life.

Large scale murals form part of Sioux’s practice and you’ll find several painted throughout Perth. Among other clients, Sioux has produced artistic projects for Curtin University, the City of Perth, the City of Melville, the City of Stirling, the City of South Perth, the City of Vincent, the Town of Victoria Park, the City of Subiaco, the Town of Claremont, Coles, Dale Alcock and Hawaiian.

Sioux has delivered 10 solo exhibitions and exhibited in numerous group shows. Among other achievements Sioux’s ‘Dirty Beats’ music video is an official selection of the 2022 Revelation Perth International Film Festival. Sioux received a Highly Commended, City of Bayswater Art Award, 2021; was a Finalist, City of Busselton Art Award, 2021; Finalist, Perth Royal Art Prize, 2019; Finalist, City of Rockingham Castaways Sculpture Awards, 2019; Finalist, Minnawarra Art Awards, 2021; Finalist, Town of Claremont Art Awards, 2021; Highly Commended, City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award 2018; Highly Commended, Town of Bassendean Visual Art Award 2018; Finalist, City of Joondalup 2018 Community Invitation Art Award.

Sioux is curator of the Darlington Arts Festival Sculpture on the Scarp 2022. Her work is held in public and private collections.


This project was made possible with assistance of DLGSCI and Lotterywest.

Ever wondered where your waste goes? Event Workshops

Many people have asked the City ‘where does our waste go?’ and ‘how can I reduce the amount of waste generated at home?’

If you are also interested in finding the answers out to these questions, come along to these workshops:

Title of Workshop Date Location Time Register your attendance
Where does waste go? Sunday 5 June Duncraig Community Hall, Duncraig 2.00pm – 3.00pm Register
Reducing waste at home Sunday 12 June Duncraig Community Hall, Duncraig 2.00pm – 3.00pm Register


For other upcoming waste events and workshops, please visit the Plastic Free July page.

For more information please call 9400 4255.

National Simultaneous Story Time

National Simultaneous Story Time is back for its 22nd year on Wednesday 25 May.

Every year a picture book, written by an Australian author, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places across Australia.

Last year was the biggest and most successful NSS to date, with over 1.98 million participants at over 33 thousand locations.

The book chosen for 2022 is Family Tree, written by Josh Pyke, and illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh. The book is a heartfelt celebration of family, community and the seasons of life.

Get involved – Monday 23 May to Saturday 28 May

City of Joondalup Libraries will be celebrating National Simultaneous Story Time all week, so come along for Story Time to listen to this wonderful story. All sessions begin at 10.00am.

Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Duncraig Joondalup Joondalup Whitford Whitford
Duncraig Woodvale (STEAMing into Stories)


Seniors Lifestyle Roadshow 2022

Seniors Lifestyle Roadshow

Seniors Lifestyle Connection Point
Friday 10 June 2022
9.30am – 1.30pm
Westfield Whitford City
Cnr Marmion and Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys

It’s time to explore your local services and discover new social connections for older adults within the City of Joondalup. Browse the services and be inspired by local artist Joanna Webber as she works on her latest creation.
No bookings required. Visit Ticketbooth for more information.

Explore Joondalup
Wednesday 22 June 2022
9.30am – 12.30pm
Whitford Library
Cnr Marmion Ave & Whitfords Ave, Hillarys

Get on board with Transperth to build your confidence and independence using public transport. This guided tour starts from Whitford Library using buses and trains to arrive at Joondalup Library for a special event with historian Richard Offen and includes morning tea. This is a great opportunity to meet station staff, learn how to plan your journey and understand senior entitlements.
Bookings essential via Ticketbooth.

A Place to Call Home
Monday 27 June 2022
10.00am – 11.30am
Woodvale Library
5 Trappers Drive, Woodvale

Housing needs can change over time. What are your housing options as you get older?
The Seniors Housing Advisory Centre will provide information on housing options that may better meet your present and future needs, followed by a morning tea and an opportunity to make new connections with service providers.
Bookings essential via Ticketbooth.

For more information, please call 9400 4503 or email.

Premier attraction at City Business Forum

The Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia, will provide the keynote speech at the City of Joondalup’s first business forum of 2022 at Joondalup Resort on Thursday 2 June.

Mr McGowan will address the forum theme: Growing the global economy through local communities, speaking about the importance of economic diversification for the State and how strategic growth centres like Joondalup will play a significant role in WA emerging stronger from the pandemic.

The Premier will then discuss these issues in a conversation session with City of Joondalup CEO James Pearson.

It is the second time the Premier has attended a City of Joondalup business forum, having previously delivered a keynote speech at the City’s June 2019 forum. Premier McGowan and his Cabinet met in Joondalup in 2020.

A sold-out audience of 320 is expected.

“Setting up our State for the future is one of my Government’s key priorities and the most fundamental way to achieve that is to diversify the economy,” Mr McGowan said.

“We are investing across a range of industries and economic infrastructure projects in Perth’s north and beyond to drive deeper economic diversification and generate jobs.

“My Government’s Diversify WA strategy and WA Jobs Plan are enabling us to build a resilient economy as Western Australia continues to reconnect with the world.”

Also speaking at the forum will be Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) Chief Economist Aaron Morey.

Mr Morey will provide an update on the WA economy, bringing to light some of the challenges and supply chain vulnerabilities that have emerged during COVID-19 and highlighting the impact the pandemic has had on housing markets and local communities.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said it was testament to the high regard that the City and its business forums are held that Mr McGowan had again put aside time to address the Joondalup and northern metropolitan business community.

“This is an opportunity for key City stakeholders to hear directly from the Premier of our State about the Government’s strategy to boost and sustain economic growth and the opportunities it offers to people and businesses in Joondalup, and the northern region we serve, as WA emerges stronger from the COVID-19 challenge,” he said.

“Supply chain disruption, the global pandemic and the changing workplace affect our community, families, employment and businesses.

“As Perth’s northern growth and innovation hub, with capabilities in education, health, cyber, tourism, AI, robotics and digital, the post-pandemic world presents major opportunities for Joondalup.”

Those interested in attending can register online via Ticketbooth by Friday 27 May.

For more information, contact the City’s Economic Development team on 9400 4564 or email

Percy Doyle Youth Facilities Take Another Step Forward

The provision of youth recreation facilities at Duncraig’s Percy Doyle Reserve has taken an important step forward after the Joondalup Council endorsed the recommended scope of works and progressed the project to a concept design stage.

The proposal includes a skate park (with bowl), BMX facilities, a multipurpose court, nature play elements, climbing frames, barbecue and picnic areas, spectator spaces, CCTV and lighting.

The preferred site for the infrastructure is the old tennis courts site on Ron Chamberlain Drive.

The estimated capital cost of the project is between $4.3 and $5.7 million, and the scope of works is consistent with similar, contemporary play and skate spaces delivered by other local governments across Perth, including the City of Stirling’s Bina Parkland, Briggs Park in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, the City of Perth’s Wellington Square and Mills Park in the City of Gosnells.

The Council has agreed to list $200,000 for consideration in the City’s 2022/23 budget to fund the concept design.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said that many people will benefit from skate and BMX facilities for youth in the City’s southern suburbs.

“There are lots of young families in the Duncraig area, and more facilities for our youth is among the most important issues for local residents,” Mayor Jacob said.

“Percy Doyle Reserve provides the ideal location as the City’s premier sporting and recreation open space, and these facilities will help to fill a critical gap in skate facilities for young people in the southern suburbs, as identified in the City’s Outdoor Youth Recreation Strategy.

“Council’s decision will allow the City’s administration to develop a concept design, including conducting community consultation, and this will confirm the specific nature of facilities and the scope of works required at the site.

“The City will also explore the potential of grant funding to help contribute to capital costs of the project.”

Following the preparation of a concept and community consultation more detailed costings of the project will be undertaken.

The project will then be brought back to Council for a decision on whether to proceed and funding to be included in the five-year Capital Works Program.

City of Joondalup – Fencing Amendment Local Law 2021

Under the powers conferred by the Local Government Act 1995 and under all other powers enabling it, the Council of the City of Joondalup resolved on Tuesday 15 February 2022 to adopt the Fencing Amendment Local Law 2021.

The purpose of this local law is to amend certain provisions within the City of Joondalup Fencing Local Law 2014.

The effect of this local law is to better clarify the sufficient fence provisions and other requirements within City of Joondalup Fencing Local Law 2014 and to ensure information is current with prevailing legislation.

The Fencing Amendment Local Law 2021 was published in the Government Gazette on Tuesday 29 March 2022 and will come into effect on Tuesday 12 April 2022.

Copies of the adopted Fencing Amendment Local Law 2021 can be found on the City’s website and at all City of Joondalup Public Libraries and the Administration Centre.



Chief Executive Officer



City News Autumn 2022

Special Meeting of Council

In accordance with regulation 12(3) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 and clause 2.6 of the City of Joondalup Meeting Procedures Local Law 2013, a Special Meeting of Council will be held in the Council Chambers at the Joondalup Civic Centre, 102 Boas Avenue, Joondalup, on Tuesday 29 March 2022, commencing at 7.00pm.

The purpose of the meeting is for Council to:

  1. Consider the Development Agreement and Land Transfer Deed between the City of Joondalup and DevelopmentWA associated to the Ocean Reef Marina Development;
  2. Consider authorising the Chief Executive Officer to sign a Form 1A (Application for Approval of Freehold, Survey-Strata, Leasehold (Survey-Strata) or Community Titles (Land) Scheme Subdivision form) in order to facilitate the lodgement and processing of the first stage subdivision for the Ocean Reef Marina Development;
  3. Consider a contribution from the City towards the proposed Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club (ORSSC) building.

This meeting is open to the public and will be subject to COVID-19 requirements and protocols.

Chief Executive Officer

April School Holidays at the Libraries


A to Z of Animals

There is so much happening at the Libraries in the April school holidays! Join in the fun and discover something new as we celebrate the wonderful world of animals.

Bookings open online on Monday 28 March, 9.30am with a cost of $4.00 per child per activity. Bookings and online payment are essential. Please note, there will be no refunds issued. Parents/carers of children under 12 are required by library policy to remain in the building while their children attend the event.

The Power of Poop Show
Monday 11 April, 10.00 – 11.00am, Joondalup Library
Ages 4 -10 years
Join award-winning author Chris Collin for a lively and interactive show, featuring his latest book The Things you can do with Blue Whale poo. This environmentally – themed picture book is his funniest (and stinkiest), and believe it or not, blue whale poo is really important to the environment! In this celebration of all creatures great and very small, children will be entertained by funny sea creature puppets, singing, dancing, drawing, stinky fun facts, and giant inflatable whales!

Origami Animals
Wednesday 13 April, 2.00 – 3.00pm, Duncraig Library
Ages 7 – 12 years
Join local origami extraordinaire Sanny Ang and learn how to make a variety of amazing animals and insects, like Flutterflies and Blowing Frogs.

Wednesday 20 April  
Ages 5 – 12 years
Session One: 11.00 – 12.00pm, Woodvale Library
Session Two: 1.00 – 2.00pm, Whitford Library
Get up close and personal with some furry, feathered, and scaly animals from Ranger Red’s Zoo in Peel. In this hands-on wildlife experience, children will discover the wonderful and weird world of these animals and learn about wildlife conservation and the programs that are helping to protect our most treasured animals.

Free activities, no bookings required

Chick Hatching
Whitford Library
Tuesday 19 AprilFriday 29 April
Come into Whitford Library from the second week of the school holidays and watch the baby chickens hatch and grow, it is going to be egg-citing!!

Treasure Hunt
All Libraries
Visit the Libraries any time during the school holidays and join in the A to Z Animals Treasure Hunt hidden amongst the shelves. Find all 26 and go into the draw to win fabulous prizes.

Story Time
All Libraries
Come and enjoy animal stories, songs and creative play at our regular story time sessions. Ages 2 – 4 years. More information.

Toddler Time
Woodvale Library, 10.00am
Thursday 14 April
Thursday 21 April
Join in the special animal-themed sessions, with singing, movement and active play. Ages 18 – 30 months.

Waste Service Changes

The City’s waste collection contractor, SUEZ, is continuously reviewing service continuity and pandemic response plans in line with the WA Governments evolving COVID-19 protocols. The SUEZ Operations Centre covers approx. 161,000 properties across the Cities of Bassendean, Stirling, and Joondalup.

With WA now operating under high caseload protocols and the expectation of widespread COVID-19 cases in WA in the coming weeks, Suez has implemented split shift starting times for all collection drivers based at their Wangara Operations Centre.

Collections will commence from 5.00am for a limited time. To minimise disruption, original starting locations have been maintained with only very small number of bins not being presented at 5.00am with the City returning to pick up the missed bins.

This move is to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19 between staff interacting in groups at the commencement and end of collection shift. This action greatly reduces the possibility of cross infection within waste collection teams.

Whilst WA is under a ‘state of emergency’, section 74 of the Emergency Management Act 2005 (WA) states “rubbish and refuse can be collected without any restrictions on the time when that delivery or collection can occur.”

The City will strive to ensure collections are maintained as much as possible in the coming weeks.

Stories in the Park

Do you like to get outdoors with your children? 

On Tuesdays throughout the month of March, in addition to regular story time sessions, City of Joondalup Libraries will be heading out to popular local parks. 

Invite your friends for a morning of stories, adventure and nature craft. There will be some fun games and activities, making the most of the outdoors. 

Come along on Tuesdays at 10.00am. 

Date Park Suburb
Tuesday 1 March 2022  Neil Hawkins Park Joondalup
Tuesday 8 March 2022  Barridale Park Kingsley
Tuesday 15 March 2022  Robin Park Sorrento
Tuesday 22 March 2022  Camberwarra Park Craigie


Feel free to bring a picnic blanket or cushion to make you more comfortable. If the weather is inclement, Story Time will relocate to the closest library. 

This is a free family event and bookings are not required.

City receives Water Sensitive Cities Award

The City was very pleased to be awarded the third Water Sensitive Cities Award for its water sensitive practices at the final event of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities on Friday 17 December 2021.

The City received the award due to its water sensitive city benchmarking results from a workshop assessment undertaken in May 2021. The benchmarking was conducted using the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities Index tool with input from the City and stakeholders through a workshop funded by the Water Corporation.

The City has received a report which outlines the findings of the assessment and actions to consider to further progress towards a water sensitive city which states:

  • That the City of Joondalup has been actively working to address water efficiency and water quality for a number of years and has implemented some highly innovative monitoring and irrigation systems.
  • The City recognises that its next challenge is to address infill development and the impacts of climate change including greater use of fit-for-purpose water (including reuse), as well as strengthening partnerships across the municipality to provide a more coordinated and comprehensive response.

The City recognises the vital importance of sustainable water management and the need to balance the provision of water services for the community with the protection of water resources in the context a drying climate and looks forward to continuing on the journey to being a water sensitive city.

Get involved in the 2022 Joondalup Festival

Do you have a food and beverage business in Joondalup City Centre, Hillarys Boat Harbour, Westfield Whitford City, Kingsley, and Greenwood?

The Joondalup Festival has been revamped to 2022 and the City would like to invite your business to be involved.

The City is inviting local businesses to register a discount/offer/special to be promoted to the Joondalup Festival audience.

The 2022 Joondalup Festival will be held over three weeks from Friday 11 March until Saturday 2 April 2022 at various locations across the City of Joondalup.

The Joondalup Festival is the northern corridor’s premier cultural event and has attracted crowds of up to 50,000 over one weekend in previous years.

Benefits for your business

  • Be included in the Festival Deals marketing campaign which includes website, social media and signage
  • Exposure to the festival audience which includes both the local and regional visitor markets
  • Listing on the Joondalup Festival website

Register your interest below and one of our team will get in touch.

2022 Joondalup Festival Deals Registration

Enter the business trading name.
Enter the business trading address.
Provide one contact person for the campaign.
Provide details on the Festival Deal you propose to offer to Joondalup Festival attendees.
Provide any known terms and conditions for your proposed offer.

Further details

  • The 2022 Festival Deals campaign will be delivered through the Litt app during March and April 2022.
  • The target market for the Joondalup Festival is families and people aged over 25 years. Businesses can tailor their Festival Deal to appeal to these markets.
  • The Festival will spread across the City of Joondalup with programming in Joondalup City Centre, Hillarys Boat Harbour, Westfield Whitford City, Kingsley and Greenwood.
  • Offers will be redeemed using the Litt app and the Festival audience will be encouraged to download the app to access these offers.
  • Registrations close Thursday 10 March 2022.

To see the full programming of events head to the Joondalup Festival Website

For further information contact the City’s Economic Development team.

Advanced Care Planning Workshops

My Future Care

Introduction to Advance Care Planning workshop

We all want to have a say in what happens in the last part of our lives. By making plans that cover your future care, lifestyle, health and finances, you’re not only working out what you want, you are also making things easier on those around you. This process is called Advance Care Planning.

These FREE workshops we will cover information on what’s involved in Advance Care Planning, how to get started, and how to talk about your wishes for the last stage of your life with your family, loved ones and health care providers. The workshop is suitable for all members of the community. You can be any age or have any level of health.

Come along to one of the free Advance Care Planning Workshops hosted by Palliative Care WA.

Tuesday 22 February 2022, 9.30am – 12 noon
Beaumaris Community Centre
66 Constellation Drive, Ocean Reef
Bookings essential

Friday 25 February 2022, 9.30am – 12 noon
Duncraig Library
Cnr Warwick Road and Marmion Avenue, Duncraig

Family Time at Woodvale Library

Get the Saturday morning wiggles out at Family Time, an action-packed program full of stories, songs, rhymes and making noise in the library!

Aimed at children from 18 months to 4 years, the songs and actions will grab the attention of younger children, while the older children will be entertained by the fun-filled stories.

Siblings, parents, grandparents, carers and all the family are invited to participate as we promote literacy and fun in the Library.

Join us at Woodvale Library every Saturday morning at 10.00am, commencing on Saturday 5 February 2022.

Check out the complete list of Story Time and Toddler Time sessions at all of our Libraries.

City Announces New Director

The City of Joondalup has announced the appointment of Chris Leigh as the new Director of Planning and Community Development.

The appointment was endorsed by the Joondalup Council at its December meeting earlier this week.

Mr Leigh replaces Dale Page, who left the City last month to take up the position of General Manager, Planning and Economic Development at the City of Perth.

Mr Leigh has served as the City’s Manager Planning Services since November 2016, and prior to this was a Senior Associate at CLE Town Planning and Design and a Senior Planner at the City of Stirling. He is also the current President of the Local Government Planners Association.

He will lead the City’s Planning, Community Development and Library, and Regulatory Services business units.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said Mr Leigh’s appointment followed a rigorous selection process involving a highly competitive field of candidates.

“Chris brings strategic nous, experience and skills to this position,” Mayor Jacob said.

“His knowledge and familiarity with our processes and people, and the issues we are dealing with, will stand him in good stead.”

Mr Leigh commences in the role on Monday 20 December 2021. The City will begin the process of appointing a new Manager Planning Services early in the New Year.

Summer Reading Quest

Summer Reading Quest – Epic Adventures Await

During the summer school holidays, Western Australian Public Libraries are running an exciting new Summer Reading Quest.

The Quest is open to children of all ages and runs from 18 December 2021 – 31 January 2022.

Children can participate in a number of ways:

  • Adventure Cards (for ages 6 and up)
    A range of different cards inspiring children to complete fun literacy activities
  • Reading Log (for ages 6 and up)
    A calendar-style reading log to record the number of days and time read over the holidays
  • Summer Steps Card (for ages 5 and under)
    A thirty day quest with fun literacy activities for little ones to do with family and friends.

How to participate:

  • Pick up a reading log or card from your local Library.
  • Collect rewards from the Library as you complete challenges.
  • Submit your entry by Friday 11 February 2022.
  • Every card and log submitted goes into the draw to win amazing state-wide prizes.

No matter how you read, where you read, what you read or whether you’re big or small, you can join this awesome quest.

Christmas at Joondalup Libraries

Joondalup Libraries have changed operating hours in the lead up to Christmas.

All branches will be closed on  Friday 17 December 2021 from 12.00noon, City Libraries will open at the usual times on Saturday 18 December 2021.

Christmas and New Year

City Libraries will be closed Friday 24 December 2021 from 5.00pm and will remain closed until the New Year. Libraries will reopen at as usual on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Items on loan can be returned through the after hour chutes during this time or renewed online according to borrowing conditions.

Your Online Resources are accessible seven days a week. This means that thousands of eBooks, magazines, audiobooks, films and other online resources can be accessed with your library card and login.

View all the Library hours.

Book for January School Holidays

STEAM into Summer

Get creative this Summer with a range of fun and engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) activities.

Bookings open online on Monday 20 December, 9.30am with a cost of $4.00 per child per activity. Bookings and online payment are essential.

Please note, there will be no refunds issued. There is a maximum of three January events per child, and parents/carers of children under 12 are required by library policy to remain in the building while their children attend the event.

How to book

  1. Click on the link for the activity you would like to book into below, or open the Events Calendar
  2. Click on ‘register’ to add your child’s details
  3. To register another child, click Add More Attendees, and add the next child’s name details
  4. Payment at time of booking is required.

Places are still available for the following activities (as of 11/01/2022):

Stop Motion Animation
Friday 14 January 2022, 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Duncraig Library

Lights! Camera! Action! Use stop motion animation techniques to create your very own movie masterpiece. Participants will need to bring their own iPad or tablet with the Stop Motion Studio app preinstalled. For ages 8-12 years.

Breathing, Blood and Boogers
Tuesday 18 January 2022, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Woodvale Library

Let’s explore our awesomely gross bodies! In this hands-on workshop about our circulatory and respiratory systems, you will listen to your lungs with stethoscopes, create a zoomed in version of our blood and discover why we produce snot! For ages 8 – 12 years.

Muggle Magic
Thursday 20 January 2022, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Whitford Library

Attention all Muggles! Use science to hone your wizardry skills in this potions workshop inspired by J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series. For ages 8 – 12 years.

Free activities throughout the school holidays – ages 5 to 12 years
Visit the Libraries anytime during the school holidays and participate in the STEAM Treasure Hunt – you could win a Dymocks book voucher! You can also create a colourful stick creature out of wool and sticks at the DIY Maker Space.


The following activities are fully booked:

Native Wildlife Encounters
Tuesday 11 January 2022, 10.30am – 12.00pm, Duncraig Library
Join Native Animal Rescue and get up close to some amazing native wildlife. Share interesting facts, funny stories and learn what to do if you find injured, sick or orphaned wildlife in your backyard or local park. For ages 5 – 12 years.

Just Add Slime
Wednesday 12 January 2022, Joondalup Library
Session one: 10.30am – 11.30am, ages 4 – 7 years
Session two: 12.00pm – 1.00pm, ages 8 – 12 years
Its oozy, it’s stretchy, it’s wonderfully gross and that’s why we love it! Bring out your inner scientist and make gooey slime to take home.

Marble Run
Thursday 13 January 2022, 10.00am – 11.30am, Woodvale Library
Calling all engineers, problem-solvers and creative thinkers. Join in for some challenging fun using boxes, cardboard tubes, paper plates and other recycled materials to design and build your ultimate marble run. For ages 7 – 12 years.

Lego Build and Putt Putt
Wednesday 19 January 2022, 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Joondalup Library

Build, pitch, putt and swing your way through unique holes featuring your creation of landscapes and obstacles. Together we will build a ‘Holey Moley’ style course from Lego and test your golf skills as we transform Joondalup Library into our very own mini golf course. For ages 5-12 years.

Sea Creature Glass Mosaics
Friday 21 January 2022, Whitford Library

Session one: 10.30am – 12.00pm, ages 5 – 8 years
Session two: 1.30pm – 3.00pm, ages 8 – 12 years
Explore the different techniques, tools and materials used in the ancient practice of mosaics, and create your own amazing sea creature mosaic to take home.

Curious Chemistry
Monday 24 January 2022, 10.30am – 11.30am, Woodvale Library

Inspire your child to love science with this hands-on reactive workshop. Take a few ingredients to make a super cold bag, experiment with slime-making, and feel the fizz of sherbet on your tongue – combining chemicals is so much fun! For ages 5-8 years.


Book for Christmas School Holiday Activities

Celebrate Christmas 2021

Celebrate the festive season at your local City of Joondalup Library and create a variety of Christmas crafts to decorate your home and tree.

All activities are for children aged 5 to 12 years and bookings open online from Monday 6 December, 9.30am with a cost of $4.00 per child per activity. Bookings and online payment are essential.

Please note, there will be no refunds issued. There is a maximum of one Christmas event per child, and parents/carers of children under 12 are required by library policy to remain in the building while their children attend the event.

How to book

  1. Click on the link for the activity you would like to book into below
  2. Click on register to add your child’s details
  3. To register another child, click Add More Attendees, and add the next child’s name details
  4. Payment at time of booking is required.

What’s on offer

Christmas Craft – Santa Stockings
Monday 20 December, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Joondalup Library
Decorate and sew a felt Christmas stocking to hang on your tree and make a Christmas card for someone special.

Book Santa Stockings

Christmas Craft – Gingerbread Christmas Trees
Tuesday 21 December, 10.30am – 11.30am, Woodvale Library
Decorate a gingerbread tree with icing and lollies and make a Christmas craft for someone special.

Book Gingerbread Trees

Christmas Craft – Reindeer Gifts
Tuesday 21 December, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Duncraig Library
Make a washcloth reindeer and soap gift to give to someone special and decorate a Christmas treasure box.

Book Reindeer Gifts

Christmas Crafts – Gingerbread-gineers
Wednesday 22 December, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Whitford Library
Have fun constructing and decorating a cardboard gingerbread house. For those up for an engineering challenge, test the strength of your house against earthquakes, avalanches, and dinosaur attacks! There will also be yummy gingerbread cookies to decorate with icing and lollies.

Book Gingerbread-gineers

Non-Fiction Book Club

Woodvale Library is starting something new – a book club for those who prefer fact over fiction. If you love biographies, history, science, creativity, food and more, then this is for you.

Unlike other book clubs, the same book is not read by everyone. You get to choose the book you want to read based on a monthly topic. Select a book from the suggested reads or browse the library shelves for that special book.

Every month you get to share how that book may have inspired or challenged you, and hear what other’s thought about their book.

If you’re looking for something new to try in 2022, then call Woodvale Library on 9400 4180 to register your interest.

Woodvale Library Celebrates 30 Years

This month Woodvale Library is celebrating its 30th Anniversary.

When Woodvale Library was built in 1991 it was surrounded by bushland and stood alone on Trappers Drive. It was officially opened on 13 November 1991 by the City of Wanneroo Mayor, William (Bill) Marwick. It became the seventh library in the then City of Wanneroo, and within six months of opening became one of the busiest public libraries in the state. Woodvale Library has issued over seven million loans to date.

Over the years, Woodvale Library has been adept at developing and changing to the needs of the community by not only providing books for loan, but a wide selection of services and programs for all ages. In 2006 the children’s area was refurbished into a fantasy theme featuring the popular dragon named Dewey.

The Library has a strong digital literacy focus and played a vital role during the recent lockdowns by providing a Digital Helpline to support community members navigating new digital demands. The Helpline, Keystrokes, Libraries Online, Digital Drop-In and other community events and programs continue to be well supported making Woodvale Library a vibrant community hub.

Birthday Celebrations

Saturday 13 November 2021, 10.00am
The whole family is invited to help Woodvale Library celebrate its 30th Birthday on Saturday 13 November. It will be a day to remember with local well known storyteller Glenn Swift as he shares his favourite stories and songs. Let’s make a wish – come help blow out the candles and eat birthday cake.

Book Online

City News Spring 2021

Completion of Visual Art Commission 2020/21 by Paul Kaptein

Sculptor Paul Kaptein has completed his commission for the City of Joondalup’s Visual Art Commission program.

The finished artwork is a beautifully crafted, carved timber bust featuring nautical imagery in detailed relief designs.

As a starting reference point for his artwork, Paul researched the ‘Centaur’ shipwreck (located in Marmion Marine Park) as he explored the themes of marine symbology, ancient mythology, international manufacture, global transits, as well as local shipwreck history and coastal sites.

Paul’s sculptural practice is largely expressed through woodcarving. For this commission, he was interested in the relationship of his contemporary arts practice and its relationship with the ship building tradition – specifically carved figureheads and how they are used to reveal something about the identity of the ship, it’s crew and purpose.

In 2019, Paul was the Overall Winner of the City of Joondalup Invitation Art Prize. The new commission will be a fitting accompaniment to his 2019 winning artwork Mute Figure #10 (Sunset Selfies at The Great Attractor) in the City’s Art Collection.

The artwork will be installed in the foyer of the Council Chambers before being rotated to City Libraries and other City Buildings later in the year.

Title: Mute Figure #11 (the tide to the stars and back again), 2021

Artist: Paul Kaptein

Medium: Laminated hand carved wood and graphite

Size (H x W x D): 51cm x 48cm x 27cm

Food sensations for Adults

Food sensations for Adults

Want to learn more about healthy eating, food budgeting, and how to prepare healthy meals for you and your family?

The City of Joondalup in collaboration with Foodbank would like you to join their FREE four week Nutrition and Cooking Program.

The program will be held at Dorchester Hall, corner Dorchester and Dugdale Avenues, Warwick, 10.00am – 12.30pm.

Please note numbers  attendance at all sessions is required. Numbers are limited.

Session One – Tuesday 5 October – Healthy eating and cooking

Session Two – Tuesday 12 October – Label reading and cooking

Session Three – Tuesday 19 October – Meal planning, budgeting and cooking

Session Four – Tuesday 26 October – Various options – group preference

For further information call 0439 982 810.

Completion of Visual Art Commission 2019/20 by Dr Helen Pynor

The recently completed visual art commission by Dr Helen Pynor has been installed in the Woodvale Library.

Titled Capacity 1,2 & 3, the photographic lightbox series explores the transformation of the body through different states, and the body’s capacity for change and transformation. The work is in-part autobiographical but harks to broader themes about the human experience.

The series was prompted by the artist’s own hip condition and recent hip replacement surgery. It was developed after the artist undertook a seven-week residency at the City of Joondalup in 2018. The artist observed, researched and engaged with individuals and organisations experiencing / supporting those with spinal chord injuries and other mobility disabilities during her visit.

This connection with the community provided the artist with new understandings of how to live in and make a relationship with, a ‘non normative’ body. A powerful theme that emerged from these dialogues was the creative and resourceful ways that individuals integrate their disabilities into new and innovative social, cultural and creative identities.

This artwork builds on the artist’s previous creative exploration of the ontology of human and non-human bodies. Imagery draws on the artist’s own personal X-Ray and CT scans, qraphic elements such as text (technical and graphic language used in medical scans), dashes (referencing the act of surgery itself), smoke (symbolising the transformational processes of change, incorporation and healing) and black space (defining spatial qualities of the medical imaging process). The lightboxes emanate their own internal glowing light source to reiterate the idea of ‘translucency’.

Capacity 1,2 & 3 are part of a larger series by the artist that will tour nationally in the exhibition Experimenta Life Forms: International Triennial of Media Art 2021-2023 which opened in Hobart, Tasmania in April 2021.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

As at 2 July 2021, 6.15pm

City Update on Easing of Restrictions


Due to the 20-person capacity limit in gyms, swimming pools and recreation facilities, the Craigie Leisure Centre will remain closed until Tuesday 6 July, when the advance to the transitional restrictions come into effect.

At this stage, from Tuesday 6 July, there will be a maximum capacity of 150 throughout the centre. From this day, only limited facilities will be available.

An update will be provided on Monday 5 July regarding what facilities and services will be available and how patrons will be able to access the facility.


The City’s four community libraries resume normal operating hours on Saturday 3 July. The 4sqm rule and a 20-person capacity limit will be in effect. All library programs and events have been cancelled.

From Tuesday 6 July, Library operations will recommence as per Phase Four of the State Government roadmap to relax COVID-restrictions (more information at, including the resumption of library programs and events.

Masks are to be worn at all times inside the City’s Libraries and patrons must register their attendance via the Safe WA app or paper form.


All hireable community facilities will remain closed until midnight Monday 5 July. This decision has been made due to the 20-person capacity limit announced today by the State Government as part of post-lockdown transition restrictions.

It is expected that facilities will reopen on Tuesday 6 July in accordance with State Government directions. Facility hirers must ensure they remain within the 2sqm State Government capacity limit, as well as ensuring attendees register via the Safe WA app or a paper contact register form, masks are to be worn at all times when indoors and other COVID-19 Terms and Conditions of Hire are adhered to.


Park bookings, including sporting club bookings and regular use of sports floodlighting, will recommence on Saturday 3 July.

In line with post-lockdown transition restrictions announced by the State Government, community and sporting groups will be able to conduct training sessions (without spectators) and have access to toilet and change room facilities.


The City’s playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment, the staircase at the Whitfords Nodes Health and Wellbeing Hub, along with tennis courts and the Mirror Park Skate Park (Ocean Reef), MacNaughton Park Skate Park (Kinross) and Shepherds Bush Park pump and jump track (Kingsley) will reopen on Saturday 3 July.

Facility users are reminded masks must be work except when undertaking vigorous exercise, as well as the need to practice good hygiene before and after using equipment, everyone is required to continue to adhere to physical distancing by remaining 1.5m apart from others.


Kerbside waste collections and processing, hard waste collections and processing and bulk verge green waste collection will all continue as scheduled.


Until Tuesday 6 July, the City’s Youth Centres, Truck and Outreach will remain closed, and Youth Programs and the Community Transport program will be cancelled. This includes the Youth Winter School Holiday Program scheduled to take place on Monday 5 July.

These services will recommence from Tuesday as per Phase Four of the State Government roadmap to relax COVID-restrictions. Masks must be worn; attendance must be registered via the Safe WA app or paper register and physical distancing is required.

The Anchors Drop-In program (Friday 2 July, 5.00pm – 7.00pm) and Music EDGE program (Monday 5 July, 3.30pm – 7.30pm) will be delivered online. For more information, visit the City of Joondalup Youth Services Facebook page.


The City of Joondalup’s Emerge Stronger initiative continues to be available as a resource as local communities continue to feel the effects of the Coronavirus emergency.

During this period of isolation and as this situation changes, these initiatives will be updated as work is done toward achieving positive outcomes for the community.

View the Emerge Stronger webpage.


The City will continue to support businesses through the Business Engagement Program as well as the Joondalup Business Catalogue. To access these services call 9400 4298 or email

Should you have any questions, please contact the City via email at or on 9400 4000.

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Visual Art Commission Awarded to Christopher Pease

The City of Joondalup has awarded a major art commission to leading Minang/Wardandi/Bibbulmun artist, Christopher Pease, to create a new artwork for the City’s art collection in 2021/22.

Pease’s painting practice examines library records, archive documents and colonial imagery, as the foundation for work which compares and contrasts historical documentation with contemporary Nyoongar narratives. His paintings often comprise references to western culture superimposed over scenes of traditional Indigenous ways of living and interacting with nature.

Pease has received national and international recognition for his work which is held in major national art collections. For the Joondalup commission, Pease proposes to develop a work based on research of historical documents, maps and imagery of the Joondalup area, looking at the importance of country to Aboriginal inhabitants to facilitate a meaningful dialogue with viewers about the rich and contested history of the region. The completed artwork will be a significant addition to the Art Collection, placed on display within City of Joondalup public buildings.

National Simultaneous Story Time

National Simultaneous Story Time is back for its 21st year on Wednesday 19 May. Join us as we blast off into space.

Every year a picture book, written by an Australian author is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places across Australia.

The book chosen for 2021 is Give me Some Space! written and illustrated by Philip Bunting.

This year is extra special because the book is read by the astronaut Dr Shannon Walker from the International Space Station.

Watch the broadcast of  Dr Shannon Walker reading from space.

Get involved – Monday 17 May to Saturday 22 May

Come along to Story Time at Duncraig, Whitford and Woodvale Libraries to listen to the story and then watch the broadcast from space. All sessions begin at 10.00am.

Monday Thursday Friday Saturday
Duncraig Duncraig Woodvale Whitford Whitford
(STEAMing into Stories)


Can’t make it to Story Time?

You can enjoy Story Time at home, at any time with Story Box Library. Your library membership gives you access to hundreds of free story books for children read as a story time presentation.

You can also check out storytimefromspace and watch Astronauts on board the International Space Station conducting science experiments and reading space-themed stories.

Books by Design

Books by Design is a fresh approach aimed at offering customers a new and exciting way of selecting books of interest.

Our experienced and knowledgeable team at the City of Joondalup Libraries will design and curate topical and popular collections, presenting them in a convenient and attractive manner.

If you’re short on time, then browse the themed Book Bundles range for junior to adult readers.

Whether you choose to grab one of our Book Bundles and go, or take your time to browse our Curated Collections, we’ll have something of interest for young and old.

This new concept is now available at all City of Joondalup Libraries and is a fabulous way to discover something new and different on your reading journey.


Ocean Reef Marina – Breakwater Construction

Construction on the Ocean Reef Marina breakwaters is due to commence in the coming weeks.

Stretching for two-kilometres, each breakwater is up 18.5 metres high from the ocean floor and will include approximately 650,000 tonnes of limestone and 300,000 tonnes of granite, being delivered to site from late March.

Construction of the new breakwaters and removal of the old breakwaters is expected to take up to 18 months.

For more information on the breakwater construction and truck movements in and around the site, visit or contact DevelopmentWA on 1800 943 121 or email


COVID Response and Recovery Summary 2020-2021 Report

The purpose of the City of Joondalup’s Response and Recovery Summary 2020-2021 (the Summary) is to outline the actions being undertaken by the City of Joondalup (the City) in responding to and recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

These actions aim to support the City’s community, local businesses and stakeholders to see all “Emerge Stronger”.

The Summary outlines initiatives/actions undertaken from March 2020 in response to COVID-19 and is current as at September 2020.

View the Response and Recovery Summary 2020-2021 (the Summary) below.