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SHARING AND CARING IN OUR COMMUNITY
Cr John Logan
John Logan BA (UWA)
Term Expires: October 2019
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- Audit and Risk Committee
- Major Projects and Finance Committee (Chair)
- North West Metropolitan Regional Road Sub-Group
- WA Local Government Association North Zone (Deputy Chair)
- Friends of Yellagonga Regional Park
- Greenwood Primary School Board
- Greenwood Primary School P&C
- Kingsley Amateur Football Club Committee
- Kingsley and Greenwood Residents’ Association
- Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club
- St Vincent de Paul Society
- West Perth Football Club
Joondalup Times, August 6, 2020
Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren relocating to Warwick with help from City
GRANDPARENTS Rearing Grandchildren has been given a reprieve with the Joondalup council unanimously voting to help with some of its hire costs.
The not-for-profit group, which currently helps 102 grandparents and 112 grandchildren, had previously utilised a small office space within Mildenhall under a licence agreement.
However, this year had not booked any City facilities, preferring to use their members’ private residences to meet.
The City has since identified they could relocate to the Grove Child Care facility in Warwick, which is currently vacant, but according to a council report, they are not in a financial position to afford the hire costs.
As a charitable organisation, they are eligible for up to 10 hours of 100 per cent subsidised facility use per week, which would be $7202.
However because the group averages 30 hours per week, they applied for an additional subsidy of 20 hours per week, which would be another $14,238.
According to a council report, “the club meets the eligibility criteria” and so City officers recommended to waive the hire fees for the group to use the Grove Child Care facility in 2020.
As per the City’s policy, a new application needs to be made each year.
According to a council report, the cost to the City across all levels of subsidised facility use is about $1.3 million.
In 2019, the council approved $112,047 of additional subsidies and waivers of fees, and so far this year has approved $40,389.
This includes $24,616 for the Whitford Senior Citizens Club, $6071 for University of the Third Age, $5942 for the Kingsley Seniors Group and $3760 for Greenwood Tennis Club juniors.
Cr John Logan said the group needed as much support as it could get and it was “a small price to pay for the work they do”.
“Without them, we could be paying all sorts of social costs,” he said.
Mayor Albert Jacob agreed, saying the grandparents were “some of the most unsung heroes in the community”.
He also said the Grove Child Care facility was a perfect location for the group, with a playground, fenced area and more room than it had in Mildenhall.
While Cr Christopher May also voted in support, he said going forward he would be “a lot more stringent” on the waiving of fees given the current financial environment.
City of Joondalup to help at risk youths get driver’s licence
DISADVANTAGED young people in Perth’s north can soon benefit from a program to help get their driver’s licence.
The Regional Youth Driver Education (RYDE) program helps financially and socially disadvantaged learner drivers to undertake 50 hours of supervised driving with a trained volunteer mentor.
It is aimed at 17 to 25 year olds, providing a suitable vehicle and qualified mentor at $15 for a 90-minute session, compared to a private driving lesson that costs on average $60 for 45 minutes.
Participants, who will mostly be referred by youth support agencies, must live in the north metro region and have already completed at least five formal driving lessons.
The idea for the City of Joondalup to introduce the RYDE program was first raised by Cr John Logan in 2018, with councillors unanimously supporting its implementation subject to a vehicle being donated.
However, at a council briefing, planning and community development director Dale Page said the City had approached “numerous organisations” but none were able to help provide a car.
Since then, the City has received a $7500 Federal grant, which is only available until the end of the year and contingent on the balance of the cost being provided.
Therefore the balance of $15,000 was listed in the 2020-2021 budget for set-up costs including buying an automatic car, fitting it with dual pedals, registration and insurance.
Cr Logan acknowledged that “most businesses have been struggling for some time” and even more so now because of COVID-19, meaning “sponsorship dollars are few and far between”.
He said the City could still benefit from providing the vehicle with the opportunity to use it for mobile advertising.
It is estimated the program would have an annual operating cost of $6000, with the potential to generate some revenue if there is a good take-up, and the City is expected to partner with the Joondalup Volunteer Resource Centre to recruit mentors.
“RYDE gives young people desperately needing a driver’s licence for employment, job programs and education opportunities the chance to be mentored by trained, enthusiastic volunteers who have had years of valuable driving experience,” Cr Logan said.
Youth Futures chief executive Mark Waite also gave his support at the council meeting.
“The return on our social investment in youth will far outweigh the investment made at any other time in a person’s life,” he said.
Mayor Albert Jacob said youth unemployment was at alarming levels, especially among young people who found it difficult to get their 50 hours of driving experience.
“They may find it difficult to access a suitable driving supervisor, family support or a suitable vehicle,” he said.
“It is not a statutory requirement that local government provide driver education programs but, as the tier of government that most closely affects the daily lives of citizens, local government is well placed to coordinate a response to this identified local community need.”
However, Cr Russell Poliwka said he could not support the City being involved in the control and management of the program or adding to the City’s operating costs.
“Others can do it better than us. It is not our core business,” he said.
He also asked what the impact would be on local small businesses.
Ms Page said it was “a different market” with the program “not aimed at youths who have the means to engage a private driving instructor”.
Cr Christopher May said he also was not supportive of the City funding the program and believed the State Government should “come to the table” to fund something that “falls in their area of responsibility”.
Cr Tom McLean said while he would also prefer funding from the State of Federal governments, they had “not put their hands up”.
“It is petty thinking to think we can’t or shouldn’t do this. If we don’t, who will,” he said.
Cr Suzanne Thompson also believed the program was “not a space we should be in” and she was “not convinced ratepayers want to spend on this”, while Cr John Raftis said he would rather see the City help a local business such as a struggling driving school by subsidising lessons for at risk youths.
Cr Russ Fishwick said the City had more than 14,000 residents aged 18 to 24, which was close to 10 per cent of the population, and 52 per cent of young people found it hard to get their driver’s licence.
He said local government needed to be “at the forefront of assisting its community”.
“A local government that only provides the core functions of the three Rs – roads, rates and rubbish – would be considered as being dinosaurs by its community,” he said.
Implementing the program was approved 8-5 with Crs Poliwka, May, Thompson, Raftis and Nige Jones against.
The RYDE program was developed by the Town of Bassendean, with numbers increasing so much so a second vehicle has been acquired.
It has also been successfully implemented in Cockburn, Mandurah, the south-west and the Pilbara.
PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE ON HOLD
Joondalup Times, June 18, 2020
UPGRADING LOCAL PARKS
Joondalup Times, June 11, 2020
City of Joondalup to roll out more defibrillators
DEFIBRILLATORS will be installed outside more community facilities in Perth’s north to help save more lives in emergencies.
The City of Joondalup plans to install another 27 automated external defibrillators (AED) at 21 of its facilities over the next two years.
The portable, battery-operated electronic devices can diagnose potentially life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias when connected to patients and treat them through defibrillation.
A March council report said there were 115 AEDs registered with St John within the City but only 25 were publicly available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 000 for a pin code in an emergency.
Councillors supported the recommendation to roll out more of the devices, which would cost $68,500, and Cr John Logan’s additional request that it consider allocating funds to install more at other facilities in future budgets.
Once installed, all units will be registered on the St John Ambulance community first responder program, which aims to connect AEDs to cardiac arrest victims prior to the arrival of an ambulance.
Cr Logan first requested the initiative in March 2019, with the council agreeing to investigate locations last November.
He said for every minute someone was in cardiac arrest, their chances of survival decreased, so the sooner first responders could get a defibrillator to them, the better their chances of survival.
As part of the program, St John maintains the ‘First Responder’ app which includes a map of all publicly accessible AEDs that have been registered in WA and contact details for the AED owner.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the City had consulted with other local governments who had undertaken similar AED rollouts and their feedback was that the units had been widely welcomed by their community and community groups.
“Data shows that for every minute someone is in cardiac shock, their chance of survival reduces by 10 to 12 per cent,” he said.
“The use of an AED during a cardiac incident has been shown to improve that outcome.
“While council makes many important decisions, it is not often we are charged with making a decision that has the potential to save a life – or lives.”
The first stage of the rollout in 2020-21 will include Heathridge Park Clubrooms, Iluka Sports Complex, Kingsley Memorial Clubrooms, Penistone Park Community Sporting Facility in Greenwood, Seacrest Park Community Sporting Facility in Sorrento, Warwick Bowling Club, MacNaughton Park Clubrooms in Kinross, Currambine Community Centre, Admiral Park Community Sporting Facility in Heathridge, Forrest Park Community Sporting Facility and Gibson Park Community Facility in Padbury, Mildenhall in Duncraig, Connolly Community Centre, Rob Baddock Community Hall in Kallaroo, and Warwick Hall.
The second stage is planned for 2021-22 at another 12 facilities, including Beaumaris Community Centre in Ocean Reef, Flinders Park Community Hall and Whitford Senior Citizens Centre in Hillarys, Ellersdale Park Clubrooms in Warwick, Sorrento Community Hall, and Calectasia Hall in Greenwood.
Others will be installed at toilet facilities at Burns Beach Park, Iluka Beach Park, Ocean Reef Beach Park (boat harbour), Hillarys Foreshore Reserve (Whitford Dog Beach), Hillarys Beach Park (Whitford Nodes), and Marmion Foreshore Reserve, adjacent to Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club.
JOONDALUP COUNCIL SOUTH EAST WARD ELECTION OCTOBER 2019
|Candidates||Votes||Percentage||Expiry of Term|
|LOGAN, John||44.89%||21 October 2023|
|Total valid votes|
HERITAGE PRECINCT BEGINS WITH PARIN PARK REDEVELOPMENT
Check out the redeveloped Parin Park in Greenwood, the start of the first dedicated City of Joondalup heritage precinct. If re-elected as a local councillor, I’ll continue working to complete the heritage precinct, acknowledging European and indigenous forefathers, while upgrading local parks and providing a unique Lake Goollelal heritage trail.
DEFIBRILLATORS SAVE LIVES
If re-elected to continue to represent you as a City of Joondalup councillor in the South East Ward (Kingsley-Greenwood), I aim to see that defibrillators are available at the City’s key community facilities.
VOTE JOHN LOGAN
In the lead-up to the Joondalup council elections, I’m sending you snippets about what I’ve been working on as your local councillor and as a volunteer for many groups.
My achievements would not have been possible without community support.
When you receive your ballot papers in the mail shortly, I ask you to re-elect me for another four-year term on the Joondalup council.
Whether you’re a ratepayer or renter if you’re on the electoral role you’re eligible to vote, as are the owners of businesses in our community who employ the vast majority of local working people.
I’M COUNTING ON YOUR VOTE TO CONTINUE TO BE A VOICE FOR YOU ON THE COUNCIL.
PENISTONE PARK UPGRADE
Penistone Park has been transformed from an ordinary City of Joondalup asset to one of the most modern, functional parks in the northern suburbs. Football, cricket, lacrosse, softball/baseball, tennis, little athletics and many other sports groups are benefiting from the Penistone Park upgrade. The feedback has also been positive from passive recreational users. But the children’s playground needs shade in summer…..which I will deliver in the form of shade sails if re-elected to the Joondalup council.
GEORGE SEARS PARK UPGRADE
After being approached by local residents to look at ways to improve George Sears Park in Greenwood, the City of Joondalup has now completed upgrades to this beautiful local park.
Thank you to all of those living nearby who instigated this initiative – the final product is a great recreational and environmental improvement to this unique reserve.
KINGSLEY PARK LIGHTING UPGRADE
Our latest lighting upgrade project is now complete and operational – at Kingsley Oval.
I want to thank the Kingsley Football Club for putting on a great day last Saturday – and for their support for this project which will enable people from across our community to better utilise this popular local oval.
Joondalup Times, July 11, 2019
UNANIMOUS APPROVAL FOR SHEPHERDS BUSH TOILET
Joondalup Weekender, April 11, 2019
REGIONAL YOUTH DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM
Joondalup Times, December 27, 2018
NEED FOR TOILET AT SHEPHERDS BUSH PARK
Joondalup Weekender, November 29, 2018
PEACE AND REFLECTION
Joondalup Weekender, November 8, 2018
PEACE AND REFLECTION
Joondalup Times, October 23, 2018
WAR MEMORIAL VISION
Joondalup Times, April 24, 2018
PEACE AND REFLECTION
Joondalup Times, April 24, 2018
Joondalup Weekender, April 19, 2018
FIGHT THE MIDGE
Joondalup Weekender, August 24, 2017
KNOW YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL
John Logan speaks to Tracey Roberts, Wanneroo Mayor and WA Local Government Association deputy president, about knowing your local council and what they do. (Movers and Shakers program on 89.7fm 09/08/2017)
Joondalup Weekender, April 6, 2017
AUSTRALIA DAY CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY
Joondalup Times, January 31, 2017
ROAD SAFETY BIN STICKER PROGRAM
The City of Joondalup has stepped up its participation in the “Please Slow Down, Consider Our Kids” bin sticker program. This follows John Logan and fellow Kingsley-Greenwood councillor John Chester promoting the program’s safety benefits with local schools in 2015.
Joondalup Weekender, November 24, 2016
SHEPHERDS BUSH RESERVE KINGSLEY
Local councillors John Chester and John Logan support a City of Joondalup management plan for Shepherds Bush Reserve, Kingsley. They encourage people to join Friends of Shepherds Bush. John Logan catches up with local environmentalist and naturalist, David Pike, during his Movers and Shakers program on 89.7fm. ( 12/10/2016)
COMMUNITY VERGE GARDEN
Councillors John Logan and John Chester worked with the Greenwood community to ensure the Ranleigh Way verge garden’s success.
Joondalup Times, October 4, 2016
Joondalup Times, October 4, 2016
THE LINK – LOCATION, INOVATION, NETWORKING AND KNOWLEDGE
An interview from community radio Movers and Shakers show, hosted by John Logan and Clive Haddow. Steve Marmion, economic advisor for the City of Joondalup, talks to Clive Haddow about The Link – a strategic collaboration between the City of Joondalup and Edith Cowan University committed to developing strong relationships with industry, academia, local, state and federal government to enable business growth.
Joondalup Weekender, July 07, 2016
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY CEO SLEEPOUT
A young self-funded retiree (I’m 56), I was elected to the Joondalup council last October. I put up my hand to be a councillor in a bid to build a better City of Joondalup community, including caring for people less fortunate than me, people like the homeless. I encourage other community leaders, including councillors and State and Federal MPs, to consider participating in the Sleepout. (23/06/2016)
COMMUNITY POLICE FORUM
Local councillors join local MP in fight against crime by inviting all Kingsley, Greenwood and Warwick residents to a community police forum.
WALGA Western Councillor, April/May, 2016
Joondalup Times, April 26, 2016
Joondalup Weekender, April 21, 2016
Joondalup Weekender, March 3, 2016
AUSTRALIA DAY 2016
It was a beautiful morning at Central Park, Joondalup, for the 2016 Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony. About 350 people took the oath as new citizens and a number of awards were presented to outstanding residents for their selfless contribution to the community.
Joondalup Times, October 27, 2015
JOONDALUP COUNCIL SOUTH EAST WARD ELECTION OCTOBER 2015
By now many of you will be aware that I will be standing for a seat on the Joondalup council at the October local government elections. An active member of the community through the local residents association, schools, sports, charities and an environment group, I have been door-knocking to introduce myself to fellow Joondalup South East Ward residents. What matters to you matters to me.