The youth plaza is due to be complete by Junel 2017. It will be built on Tranby drive at the bottom of the settlers oval area.
There are plenty of sporting groups for you to join. See the activity guide
There are 116 reserves in Baldivis, there is the children's forest, there are walking trails and there are plenty of clubs they could join, see the activity guide for more info
First of all make contact with the owners, perhaps they do not know that their dogs bark and there may be a reason. Give the neighbours the opportunity to address the situation. If you have attempted this then contact the Ranger Services at the City on 9528 0333.
The City of Rockingham may not be responsible for the road works (the electricity board and water corp also do works) but they co-ordinate the works and issue approvals. Contact the city directly at 9528 0333 or email through at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email the city directly at email@example.com or call them at 9528 0333
Hooning is a criminal offence and the police are responsible. In non emergency situations contact the police on 131 444 and in emergencies always use 000.
Unfortunately there will always be the minority who ruin things for law abiding residents. Many people see speeding drivers on their streets and request that action is taken. Speeding is a criminal offence and the police are responsible for upholding the law. If you see the same vehicle speeding then please report that to the police 131 444 and with a witness statement investigations may be able to commence and action could be taken.
Speed humps are an inconvenience to many residents who have larger vehicles, buses or trailers and are really a last resort. Should you feel that your street is a 'drag strip' then in certain circumstances the city may be able to put down devices to measure speed and usage and feed back that information.
This $4m facility is due to open May 2017, this date was later than originally advertised. This facility will mainly house the Soccer Club and the Little Athletics club.
Council elections are held every two years. There are 10 councillors in total and half of those positions become vacant every two years. The next council election will be October 2018
No. There are no current plans for a cinema and this is because there are already two cinemas within the City of Rockingham and no cinema chain would see the business sense in a third. However should one of those close then.............................!
We are policed by Kwinana Police Station and the stats show that it is better to have more police on the streets rather than another building. Police Stations do nothing to deter crime, officers are what deter crime.
Mandurah Road heading south after Safety Bay Road, if you get to the Vernon Arms you have gone too far
A more detailed answer can be found in the search engine showing the zones and what can and cannot be collected. However the quick answer is that General Waste Verge Collection starts being collected on the 12th September. The two green waste verge collections start on the 14th November and then the 12th June in 2017
There are currently 8 schools (full details and contact info can be found by putting 'Baldivis Schools' into the search engine) 2 of which are secondary schools.
Baldivis Events is a not for profit association set up by Councillor Matt Whitfield in 2014. This community based group has a full board structure and their core function is to provide entertainment throughout Baldivis to help foster a closer community spirit. Head to www.baldivisevents.com.au for more info. Volunteers always needed and we welcome good ideas to benefit the community and work with any groups to achieve their goals of providing entertainment.
Approximately 34,000 although the 2016 Census will cast a more accurate light on those figures.
Exact figures are unknown as there are a lot of properties under construction. However as of July 2016 there were 10,565 properties that were paying rates.
There are two papers locally. The first is the Weekend Courier which comes out on a Friday and the other is the Sound Telegraph which comes out on a Tuesday. Delivery Coverage is quite poor in Baldivis with so many new suburbs and so few willing delivery people.
The majority of information in Baldivis seems to be conveyed electronically and facebook appears to be the main medium.
There are a few facebook sites to consider joining and these include - Baldivis Chat, Baldivis Free Chat and Baldivis Friends.
Historically City Councillors were older members of the community or retired people who wanted to give something back to the community.
Now though there is a good mix across the local government elected member base and business owners, teachers, police officers with varying ages and experience.
The City of Rockingham has 10 councillors and those councillors then elect the Mayor. Every 2 years half of the council is up for election.
Councillors guide the policy for the city, answer to the ratepayers, make decisions on behalf of the rate payers, create strategy and employ only one person and that is the CEO who then employs the rest of the City Staff.
Councillors do not get involved in operational matters as that would be illegal.
Councillor Whitfield chooses to work full time as a Councillor and believes that information sharing is the most vital part of the relationship between himself and residents.
Reece Whitby, our MP, will be earning around $260,000 per annum.
Base salary is $156,000 (will be more likely $167,000 as most are on standing committees) plus $15,000 for every parliamentary secretary position.
Base electoral allowance of $78,000 which covers mobile phone use, prizes for community groups and entertainment.
Member is entitled to a leased private plated motor vehicle for parliamentary and private use or can receive $25,000 a year instead for using their own car.
The Premier, Mark Mcgowan earns a base salary of $355,000 per annum.
The Leader of the opposition, Mark McGowan earns the base salary of $277,000 per annum.
Roger Cook and Paul Papalia both currently have different pockets of Baldivis.
Roger is the MP for Kwinana and he covers Baldivis north of Safety Bay Road (generally as there are a few pockets outside of this).
Paul is the MP for Warnbro and he covers Baldivis south of Safety Bay Road (again generally speaking)
Both Roger and Paul are Labor MP's.
Madeleine King of the Labor party won the 2016 election as the candidate for Brand. Brand is federal area that Baldivis falls into.
Every local government has an obligation under law to reveal full transparent accounts and detailed information so there is nothing to hide at all.
The full 2016/17 budget can be accessed by following the link below to the City Website but general highlight figures -
- Rate yield approximately $80m
- Total revenue approximately $150m
- General operating expenses $44m
The Three Bin System is being rolled out currently. Please head to the City of Rockingham website for FAQ.
Only joking, yes there are plenty and there are plenty of facebook pages where baldivis residents will help with some hidden treasures!
Anything that gets people out and about is a good thing.
This Centre will be a Large facility (think of Lark Hill style scale) and will be built along Eighty Road. For more info type sports complex in the search engine.