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Hello Fellow Iluka residents.
Ocean Ridge Cricket Club- Your local Cricket Club- is looking for new players for next season 2017/ 2018. Contact Stewart Gill 042341852 if you are interested.
At the weekend (17/18 June) a dad and his son were out on scooters in McCusker park- when loading the car on Serena Way two crash helmets were left on the curb. They were left for a few days but they are now safe- please reply to this message if they belong to you so we can arrange returning them to you.
A request was made by the residents attending the Committee Meeting for the Homeowners' Association to arrange a meeting with both a senior town planner from the City of Joondalup and Satterleys project manager to discuss the development of the commercial site in Iluka.
The responses follow.
Due to the project manager having only recently taken over the responsibility of Iluka, he does not have to hand the history of the development. He is researching the details and will respond in due course.
City of Joondalup response:
I would be happy to meet with a handful of residents. A meeting could comprise a Committee representative(s) and you are also welcome to bring along a couple of community members if you wish.
If I was to meet, I could answer any questions you have of the City. I cannot represent the views of OP Properties or Satterley. I would also provide the following information:
If some representatives on behalf of the residents would still wish to meet with the planner please email us and we will respond directly to you to arrange it.
Iluka Homeowners' Association Executive Committee
Hi there. My name is Inge Gaudin and I have lost my iPhone 6 yesterday 13 June at the James McCusker park near the play area. Kindly call me on 0413 406 175 if located. A lady just called me to advise that it was located.
Residents may have noticed that the IHOA committee has been involved in negotiating extra tree planting by Joondalup council along the verge of Silver Sands at the entrance to the car park. This area of grass has long been a thorn in our side, with idiots repeatedly doing their stupid burn outs over the grass. The new trees will hopefully stop that, if not we have another couple of ideas that will stop it.
The verge along Serena way by the park has been cleared and the planting process is underway with some low height flowering trees gone in already. Mass planting will be done all along the street.
Tom (Retiring chairman of IHOA Maintenance sub committee)
I was not aware of trees being planted on Serena way. When we bought our block of land there were low shrubs planted. Our street has been ruined by the removal of those shrubs, oil all over the road and paths which I complained to the council about nothing has been done. Now I came home today to see they have planted trees which will restrict our view. I have called the council to complain why could they not plant some low shrubs instead, not happy.
I am living on Serena Way and I am disgusted with Joondalup Shire, they have destroyed our street. When they removed the planting from the park their diggers have leaked oil all over the street and the pathways and have done nothing to remove this mess. I have contacted them but nothing has been done. Now I discover that they have replaced the low growing shrubs with trees which will restict our view of the park.
Hi Jemma, The Homeowners' Association representative met with the City of Joondalup earlier in the year to discuss the planting along Serena Way with special concerns about restricting views. We are pleased to advise that the Magnolia Gems, planted as part of the winter planting program, will be pruned to a height somewhere between waist and shoulder height to encourage side growth forming a hedge. The magnolia has perfumed flowers for a greater part of the year. There will also be some ground cover on the lake side of this hedge. We have reconfirmed this with the City of Joondalup and believe that it will provide an outstanding landscape result.
I had a look at documentation I have from when I purchased my block a few years ago. Nothing specific on the development, but the Satterley sales person did tell us (I think because we asked) that the intent was to have some commercial or mixed use development there - had been talked about for many years.
I am looking at a Dec 2009 drawing which shows two lots, 1754 and 1840, that are listed as "commercial", one each side of O'Mara. Each of these is listed as "Commercial lots" having 58 and 55 residences each. The proposed development is on one of them and wants to put 150 residences where it seems less than 60 were originally envisaged. Maybe that will require rezoning?
The IHOA will conduct its monthly Committee meeting on 6 June 2017. From our website postings, it is clear that the proposed development by OP Properties has created some interest. The Committee has no more information than that which is on the OP Properties website and like most residents we have had little notice of the proposed development.
The IHOA Committee will be happy to discuss the matter in a constructive manner however it must consider feedback from all its members.
Contrary to the assertions put forward by groups like the "OP Development Opposition Group" ("OPDOG"), there is no relationship, close, commercial or otherwise, between the Iluka Homeowners' Association and OP Properties. OPDOG has made a number of assertions that the committee has some involvement with the development and implies that the IHOA Committee has in some way deceived its members. All their assertions are false and mischievous and does not assist the organisation's credibility.
Iluka Homeowners' Association Executive Committee
A homeowners association that does not have an understanding of the concerns of its members.
How do we get the IHOA to understand the following:
- The residents of Iluka, especially west of Romano Crescent are directly impacted by the proposed development.
- Those that purchased from 2012 on were told and shown stage maps very clearly stating that the land on both sides of Omara facing Burns Beach Road were residential lots with a small future shopping centre on the Omara Burns Beach corner.
- There has not been an assertion that the IHOA has a relationship with OP development, however we do state that the IHOA has not represented the views of all its members.
- If the IHOA has given feedback during the Commercial in Confidence meeting with OP Properties without consulting all its members then it falls very short of its objectives.
- We oppose a development different to what was disclosed by Satterley's sales staff when purchasing our land which was 53 residential lots.
(Not sure who your acronym refers to as our opposition is against Satterley misleading us and any development that differs from this disclosure.)
It is my understanding that the developement proposed in O'Mara Blvd will be reported on at the next meeting of the Iluka Home owners Association on the 6th June. The agenda shows there will be a developers update (item 6 General business) where hopefully the full extent of this proposal will be revealed. I urge all residents who may be either directly or indirectly affected by this proposal to attend at 7.00pm for clarification of the proposed changes to the original developement.
I went to the web page mentioned in one of the previous posts, www.beaumarisprecinct.com and I see you can register to receive updates and you can also leave feedback.
I have mixed feelings about the development - on one hand I'd like to see it developed for something but I don't like the idea of having 150 residences (60 retirement and 90 apartments) shoe-horned into such a small area. If I wanted to live in or near high density I'd buy in the city center or somewhere like Innaloo where greedy subdivision has ruined the place (in my opinion!).
I missed the two consultation sessions on this development as I was away - these were both in May - there really ought to be more. One or two a month for 3 months is more appropriate. Perhaps IHOA can push for more of these sessions to give people a chance to respond? Or is it already too late?
I think we need some new development - I used to love going to Burns Beach cafe but I rarely go there anymore because its so busy you can't get a parking, or a seat, so some new facilities might relive the load a bit!
One thing I would like to add is that you must not rely on the IHOA committee to look after your interests in this matter. Despite what the IHOA constitution says, the reality is that it has very limited powers and resources. If you want to say something then turn up at the next meeting - maybe some kind of response can be collated/coordinated through the committee. Alternatively, get onto the developers web page and give your feedback there.
PS - I am not a committee member.
The IHOA has no more information about the proposed development by OP Properties than that which is disclosed on the OP Properties website. We state it again, the IHOA is not affiliated in any way with OP Properties and therefore has no information other than that which is provided on their website. If you want information about the proposed development, we suggest you either contact OP Properties or visit their website at www.beaumarisprecinct.com. If you acquire any further information please let us know so that we can inform the ILUKA community.
The agenda item to which you refer will update meeting attendees who have no knowledge of the development and we will then refer them to the OP Properties website. The IHOA is not in a position to clarify any aspect of the development because we are not the developers and the IHOA is not privileged to any information that is not already disclosed on the OP Properties website.
We do not know how you came about your understanding however, you may have been misinformed or received some of the misinformation being disseminated by one or more of the self-interest groups.
My understanding is as follows and in summary:
I feel I have been completely mislead by the land sellers.
The tone of some of the letters on this subject has caused some angst to me. As a committee member for 7 years, now recently retired from the IHAO I am amazed that some folk have come up with so much information that I was never aware of. Where does the info stating 53 homes and a small coffee shop come from? Using basic commonsense that idea is farcical on a site that size.
I have listened to residents complaining about possible supermarkets on the site, possible single storey homes on the site, and now a retirement village and apartments.
4 storeys is apparently mooted by the developer and restricted to the corner elevation. This is not cast in concrete, and to hint that deception has occurred is a slight on the committee which must and will be defended.
I wonder when the NIMBY argument will ever agree to anything on that site. Personally,and I stress this is my personal view as a resident, a well run retirement home and adjacent luxury apartments would be a good addition to the suburb.
As for residents not being informed regarding the meeting held with IHAO and the developers, it was a matter of a few days before 2 public meetings were held and the commuter had no time to print any details for delivery to homes and even if they did, they would have had to depend on the usual elderly volunteers to deliver to all 1800 homes, without any help from those now willing to snipe from the sidelines
This is the total incompetence that is our IHOA.
Tom a sitting member for 7 years and now retired from the IHOA but who still seems to carry significant influence reply's to concerns.
Tom is "amazed that some folk have come up with so much information he was never aware of.. Where does the info stating 53 homes and a small coffee shop come from? Using basic commonsense that idea is farcical on a site that size" Where has Tom been?
Tom holds meetings monthly in the Satterley's sales office where there is a 2.5 x 2.5 metre stage board in the living room depicting just this and a similar sized picture hanging in the sales office where we signed our contracts.
In the front box where you could grab your stage maps there are stage maps also depicting 53 lots and a small future shopping centre on the NW corner of the Southern O'mara lot. Denuta also handed out a plan with the depicted lots and sizes with access lanes upon. This office has been set up for 7 years. The Developer Satterley gives the IHOA regular updates.
Brian (IHOA) stands at the meeting and says that those surrounding "rightly" feel aggrieved, that if he lived in the vicinity would be "very concerned" and how different it is going to be from what is currently earmarked for that site.
The IHOA is far from transparent on its site with minutes of its meetings and how it disperses our funds It seems to be far more interested in covenant adherence than representing those surrounding the O'mara sites concerns to a development that falls outside current structure and centre plans, let alone what was disclosed to purchasers by Satterley since 2012.
Their notice board is outdated, it takes a week for replays to be posted. They could be a lot more transparent if they used other platforms of social media, took proper minutes and posted them with financials for all to see where our funds are being spent
By way of disclosure, I was a committee member for 12 years up until 2014 (as chairman and treasurer for much of the time) and while no longer a committee member, I do currently administer the website.
I'd just like to respond in particular to Aaron & Nina but also to others who have in my view unfairly criticized the IHOA with regard to the Beaumaris Precinct development and who seem to not understand the purpose of the IHOA. Apologies for the length but I felt it was important to clear up some important points. Committee members, feel free to correct me if I get anything wrong.
Firstly the primary objectives of the IHOA, under its constitution and under the Incorporated Associations Act (1987) is to manage the area maintenance and uphold covenants throughout Iluka. That's pretty much it and was the sole reason for the associations creation.
The constitution does make reference to other objectives such as "engendering community spirit" and "liaising with estate developers" but they are what can be best described as aspirational and rather vague as far as clear measureable objectives go.
While the IHOA is able to "liaise" with developers, the reality is that the IHOA has no say and very little influence, in any way in matters regarding development or structure plans. Realistically, despite what the constitution may say about "liaising with estate developers", the IHOA has no powers vested in it under law to have any significant influence. For example, the IHOA has no influence over block sizes chosen by Satterly or the timing of new releases. To claim the IHOA is incompetent or hasn't done enough in an area outside of its influence is completely wrong and deliberately misleading.
Let us be absolutely clear about this so there is no further misunderstanding. Developers and the CoJ are in no way obliged to consult the IHOA in any way on any matters regarding development in Iluka. End of story. Nor are they obliged to act on any suggestions or opinions put forward by the IHOA. They do as a courtesy inform the IHOA of any (in their view) significant developments but as we have seen in this case, the consultation does not always occur in a timely manner (barely a week before the proposed development was made public). When it comes to developers other than Satterly, the IHOA is generally not consulted at all (in my prior experience) and in the past the committee has gone out of its way to seek consultation regarding developments deemed to be of significance to Iluka (the Dan Murphy's development for example).
The IHOA has already outlined their position on this noticeboard. It is unclear what more the IHOA is expected to do. There is likely to be a consultation period regarding this development where public responses are sought and the IHOA may choose to make a response. It's important to understand that a submission by the IHOA (be it for or against the development) does not carry any weight over and above a response by any other resident. In other words, a submission by the IHOA is simply counted as one single submission regardless of how many residents the IHOA is seeking to represent.
I can't stress enough that whether you oppose or support the development you need to make your submission during the consultation process and do not assume that a submission by the IHOA will suffice. This we have learnt the hard way through past experience.
It's also important to recognize that the IHOA seeks to represent all residents, by choosing to oppose or support the development the IHOA risks alienating residents (its own members) who may take the opposing view so the committee needs to carefully assess the strength of opinion regarding the development. In fact, the IHOA came under strong criticism for its opposition to the Currambine Tavern from residents who felt this position was not representative of their views (in hindsight, this criticism was justified in my view; and I was Chairman at the time).
Furthermore, those who have been unfairly critical of the IHOA on this matter would best be served by directing their criticism at those genuinely responsible; the developers.
As to the issue of transparency, to claim the IHOA is not transparent is completely wrong, has absolutely no basis in fact and is insulting to the current committee. The policy regarding publication of minutes and finances on a public forum has been addressed in the past so I won't touch on it again here. The IHOA and committee that administers it is not some nebulous body working for its own ends, all residents are members and all members have rights within the association should they choose to exercise them.
If you choose to, you can request full, unabridged copies of the minutes and they will be willingly provided. If you choose to, you can request and will be provided with financial details. These are also presented at the AGM and monthly meetings, should you choose to attend. If you are unhappy with how the SARS funds are being spent, you can choose to attend monthly meetings and get involved with the consultation with the CoJ where the service levels are agreed to. If you are unhappy with the administration of the IHOA, you can choose to stand as a committee member. You can also choose to petition for a special general meeting in order to change the constitution.
Or you can choose to do none of the above but still criticize the IHOA as you see fit. That's your prerogative, but if you wish to be taken seriously please ensure you do so based on an understanding of how the IHOA operates, it's objectives and the limits of its powers.
Finally, with regard to social media, we attempted twice to make use of Facebook but the uptake from residents was so low that it was discontinued. There may be some unofficial residents group using Facebook. I don't know and I don't care. As for the noticeboard, I have learnt from experience that a public forum like this needs to be moderated to ensure inappropriate or potentially libelous content is not posted. In between a full time job and study, I try to moderate the board a couple of times a week. If this timing doesn't suit you, too bad.
The Executive Committee endorses the comments made by the IHOA Web Administrator.
The Executive Committee rejects unequivocally the allegations made by Aaron & Nina and say that their allegations are baseless and mischievous.
Further, if any member of the IHOA has criticism of the conduct of the committee, they should attend IHOA meetings and provide constructive criticism and be willing to provide credible solutions to improve the operation of the Association in accordance with best practice. In addition, they should be willing to put in the time to implement their continuous improvement initiatives. Members that make no contribution to the IHOA have no grounds to make any complaints.
In spite of anything that: the Director of OP Properties, their staff, or any of their agents, may say, there is no relationship, close, commercial or otherwise, between the Iluka Homeowners' Association and OP Properties. For any party to state or imply otherwise is, in our view; misleading or deceptive or is likely to mislead or deceive.
The Iluka Homeowners' Association "IHOA" has, for many years, represented the ILUKA suburb as a whole and continues to do so.
As to the meeting prior to the public release of the information on the proposed development, the meeting was called by OP Properties in conjunction with Satterleys. Commercial in Confidence was only claimed during the meeting and not before. The IHOA provided general feedback to OP Properties on behalf of the ILUKA Community as a whole, including recommendations on how to fully disseminate information on the proposed development to the community.
All information disclosed at the meeting with OP Properties was disclosed at the usual open monthly IHOA Committee meeting the following week. The monthly IHOA committee meeting is open to all ILUKA residents and residents who did not attend that committee meeting cannot claim or imply that the IHOA withheld information from them. The onus is on residents to stay informed by attending committee meetings.
It must be again restated that; the Iluka Homeowners' Association Committee is run by volunteers who draw no rewards for the time that they invest in the community of ILUKA. Residents who make no contributions to the running of the IHOA lack standing to criticise the operation of the IHOA.
Iluka Homeowners' Association Executive Committee
I very much appreciate all the work and effort members of the Iluka Homeowners association committee do on our behalf. What you achieve on our behalf is wonderful- thank you for giving up your time for the good of our community.
Thank you for your response. We have always understood the IHOA to be made up of willing volunteers that represent the interest of residents of Iluka. We acknowledge that the meetings are for all residents to attend. However, we would like the IHOA to clarify a few issues raised in your comments.
Firstly, as volunteers representing the interests of residents would it not have been appropriate to notify residents of the meeting where the proposed Development was discussed? The reasons being: it is an important proposal that impacts the residents; it would have helped the IHOA ascertain the residents' feedback; and it would have avoided the shock to residents of such a stark contrast to what residents were sold by Satterleys.
Secondly, the IHOA should be transparent and open, and through a process of community engagement informed the residents of the proposed Development. We note that commercial-in-confidence was only called at the time of the meeting and not prior to. Several residents who are directly impacted by the proposed Development have been unaware of the size and scope of the proposed Development and were only made aware by word of mouth once the sign board was displayed.
We have taken steps to try to find out about the site. We have previously emailed Satterley's sales office to try and find out why stage 25 was not proceeding but we had no response. OP Properties Director Luke Parker stated that they have been in consultation for two years with Satterley and the City of Joondalup; questions raised at the latest City of Joondalup meeting support this statement. Where has been the community consultation? It seems that former IHOA members were aware of a development of this scale for over 12 months. Recent established residential purchasers along Santos Vista were unable to find out what was occurring on this site as well.
We reiterate our point - where has been the open and transparent process, and the community consultation by ALL Parties? We were sold that the lots on both sides of O'Mara Boulevard were to be developed as 53 residential lots and a very small future shopping development. The Satterley's land sales office still has two large stage board depicting it as this. This could be perceived as deceptive and misleading conduct by Satterleys. IHOA hold their monthly meetings in the sales office and have a duty of care to represent the interests of the residents and were aware of the stark contrast of the proposed Development. Surely this would have been enough grounds to inform the rest of the community. At the first "drop in" meeting held by OP Properties, Luke Parker said to a number of us, "he could not understand why these sign boards were still there"!
The IHOA have been aware of the proposed Development but have not been informing the residents. We have looked back through minutes and it has not been documented that you met with the Developers.
if you truly represent our interests and have willingly volunteered to do so, why were we not made aware during the previous consultation periods of such a big change in the Development from what we were sold? Many residents have tried to be informed. Even Real Estate agents selling established homes on Santos Vista have not been informed of the proposal. Residents have been to the City of Joondalup and they do not have the information as nothing has been submitted. The point is the IHOA is the only group to seem to know of the proposed Development besides Satterley who have not been forthcoming with the information.
Can you not understand our dismay and shock? Would it not have been in your interest to try to inform residents as much as possible to avoid all this angst now?
Dear Aaron and Nina, the Iluka Homeowners' Association Executive Committee would like to respond in detail to your posting.
"Thank you for your response. We have always understood the IHOA to be made up of willing volunteers that represent the interest of residents of Iluka. We acknowledge that the meetings are for all residents to attend. However, we would like the IHOA to clarify a few issues raised in your comments".
"Firstly, as volunteers representing the interests of residents would it not have been appropriate to notify residents of the meeting where the proposed Development was discussed? The reasons being: it is an important proposal that impacts the residents; it would have helped the IHOA ascertain the residents' feedback; and it would have avoided the shock to residents of such a stark contrast to what residents were sold by Satterleys".
We state again that: The meeting, which was nothing more than a briefing session, was called by OP Properties in conjunction with Satterleys. The briefing session was at Satterleys property and accordingly IHOA invitees did not have standing to invite others. It was not an IHOA meeting. Prior to the briefing session, the identity of the developer was unknown to the IHOA Committee.
"Secondly, the IHOA should be transparent and open, and through a process of community engagement informed the residents of the proposed Development. We note that commercial-in-confidence was only called at the time of the meeting and not prior to. Several residents who are directly impacted by the proposed Development have been unaware of the size and scope of the proposed Development and were only made aware by word of mouth once the sign board was displayed".
As soon as some details were clarified with OP Properties, the IHOA advertised the drop-in session on our website and encouraged all residents to attend. A web alert was immediately sent to all subscribers. The IHOA has been open and transparent and the IHOA did all that it possibly could do, to inform residents of the development. The proposed development is in a very early stage of the development process.
"We have taken steps to try to find out about the site. We have previously emailed Satterley's sales office to try and find out why stage 25 was not proceeding but we had no response. OP Properties Director Luke Parker stated that they have been in consultation for two years with Satterley and the City of Joondalup; questions raised at the latest City of Joondalup meeting support this statement. Where has been the community consultation? It seems that former IHOA members were aware of a development of this scale for over 12 months. Recent established residential purchasers along Santos Vista were unable to find out what was occurring on this site as well".
As you say OP Properties was in consultation for two years with Satterley and the City of Joondalup. How do you make the connection with the IHOA when it was not involved? You also state that "It seems that ..." on what evidence do you make that assertion? It is false.
"We reiterate our point - where has been the open and transparent process, and the community consultation by ALL Parties? We were sold that the lots on both sides of O'Mara Boulevard were to be developed as 53 residential lots and a very small future shopping development. The Satterley's land sales office still has two large stage board depicting it as this. This could be perceived as deceptive and misleading conduct by Satterleys. IHOA hold their monthly meetings in the sales office and have a duty of care to represent the interests of the residents and were aware of the stark contrast of the proposed Development. Surely this would have been enough grounds to inform the rest of the community. At the first "drop in" meeting held by OP Properties, Luke Parker said to a number of us, "he could not understand why these sign boards were still there""!
We state again: There is no relationship, close, commercial or otherwise, between the Iluka Homeowners' Association and OP Properties. The IHOA Committee only became aware of the proposed development one week prior to the drop-in sessions. OP Properties stated that the drop-in sessions would provide the same information as the meeting that the IHOA Committee received. The IHOA has been transparent and residents need to join the committee or attend meetings to be informed.
"The IHOA have been aware of the proposed Development but have not been informing the residents. We have looked back through minutes and it has not been documented that you met with the Developers".
It is false, the IHOA have NOT been aware of the proposed Development and the IHOA took all steps that it possibly could to informed all residents as soon as practicable, given the resources at our disposal.
"if you truly represent our interests and have willingly volunteered to do so, why were we not made aware during the previous consultation periods of such a big change in the Development from what we were sold? Many residents have tried to be informed. Even Real Estate agents selling established homes on Santos Vista have not been informed of the proposal. Residents have been to the City of Joondalup and they do not have the information as nothing has been submitted. The point is the IHOA is the only group to seem to know of the proposed Development besides Satterley who have not been forthcoming with the information".
It is false that the IHOA is the only group to seem to know of the proposed Development besides Satterley.
We state again: But for 1 week, the IHOA did not have prior notice of the proposed development. Prior to the OP Properties briefing session, the identity of the developer was unknown to the IHOA Committee
"Can you not understand our dismay and shock? Would it not have been in your interest to try to inform residents as much as possible to avoid all this angst now?"
We do not know where you received your information from but clearly, you have been misinformed by one or more groups or organisations.
Hi, my daughter lost her mobile approximately one week ago. It had a cover with an elephant print on it. It is an i-phone SE rose gold. If you have picked this phone up or know of someone who may have picked it up we would really appreciate it being returned as my daughter will now have to replace this phone herself. If you could contact us asap as my daughter is very upset over this loss. Thank you kindly.
4 hours still no TV reception. Fusenet do not return phone calls or emails. Ring Western Power that created this problem and told it could be 4 days before we get our TV up and running. This is the 21st-century and this is technology. Obviously this system does not work and I should be looking at property V antennas that to work .
What is going on? Western Power have done that with maintenance in our area and have no TV reception now for over four hours. Having to make several calls to get somebody to help and sort it out. Never had these problems when we all had a reliable basis TV aerial. This system obviously does not work.
I have lived in the suburb for 18 years and have always been aware that this area was ear marked for shops, cafes etc not sure why no one else seems to have know this?
I am not opposed to a development as it brings value to the area and creates a sense of community, we have one cafe to walk to! Competition in the area is healthy. I also thinks it brings more jobs for locals and young people who are looking for part time jobs to suppliment college and uni fees.
That being said I agree 4 storey's is not necessary.
There's an on line feedback form to air our views Beaumarisprecinct.com
I also believe it is way too big and will cause traffic and environmental issues with refuse and is clearly unnecessary with enough shops and cafes within a 2km radius already. And they are struggling to stay in busuness. A small upmarket resort style retirement village of say 20 single or double story townhouse would be more fitting. The current design belongs in Subiaco.
I too oppose this development. It is unnecessary. Hillarys and Mindarie are just down the road. The new Marina is coming and we have the Currumbine shopping centre that is being nicely developed.
I love the tranquility of Iluka. The Burns Beach Cafe, parks and walking paths are what makes our peaceful suburb so attractive
Obfuscation and quite possibly deception. The use of the land at the coastal end of Omara is not what was relayed to me when I bought and built in this suburb. This development is totally out of keeping with our neighbourhood and may yet morph into something further from acceptable. Greed knows no bounds.
Resident since 2014-Anyone buying in Iluka would have been made aware of the potential IGA development. A four storey monstrosity was never part of the blurb.
We have lived in Iluka on and off since 1995 for the last 10 years we have been aware that some sort of commercial type building was going to be along O'Mara Blvd. We feel the development will be great for Iluka and will bring some much needed vibrant lifestyle into our suburb the sooner the better and yes we will be looking directly at the site.
As I understand it, this location was marked for commercial development for some time but the developers were never able to generate any interest, and considered applying to have the area rezoned to residential on more than one occasion.
Any potential developers, after carrying out due diligance, determined that the site was not commercially viable, most likely due to it's location within a residential area with no ocean frontage and little in the way of passing traffic.
So what has changed? Does building bigger suddenly make a questionable location viable? My main concern is that the local patronage won't be enough to sustain any business located here and we could end up with empty and boarded up shop fronts before too long.
Businesses in superior locations are currently struggling so why would anyone open up shop at this site? Perhaps any experienced small business owners in our neighbourhood could offer an opinion.
I agree that the site has been earmarked for commercial development from the start,and that many meetings of the Homeowners committee have been minuted with discussions regarding the pursuit of interest in developing these sites.
I think that all the commercial interests that could have been interested in putting in a supermarket would have looked very carefully at this location and decided that it was unsuitable.
A lot of residents seem to think a coffee shop would be nice down there, but what about the rest of this huge space?
This development would give us a coffee shop, and I agree with others on this site that there is a definite danger of ending up with a coffee shop and a row of untenanted shops next to it, but that's a chance every location has to take, and it's up to residents to support local business, which is not something that happens generally, no matter what the perceived opinion is.
The usual naysayers will bring out the NIMBY argument ( not in my backyard) , but SOMETHING is going to be built on those blocks and I would rather see a well run retirement home and some luxury apartments than another big shed selling whatever goods.
Let's get positive and welcome the investment into our infrastructure and housing stock.
Disagreeing or being concerned about the proposed development does make one a naysayer. Similarly, I am glad for you, and I'm sure others, that you are positive and welcome this large development but just because some residents are not so positive or welcoming does not therefore automatically mean that they are opposed to anything in their backyard.
To be honest, I think that the rolling out the "if you aren't for it you are a naysayer and NIMBY proponent" argument is somewhat disingenuous. It ignores the quite valid, in my opinion, concern that the size is way out of proportion to anything anyone expected or have been led to believe will happen on the site.
I may well have missed it, however I have not seen any plans for a big shed selling whatever goods. Without actually seeing said plans I couldn't say if I was for or against it, however I suspect such a commercial endeavor would do better financially somewhere such as Currambine shopping centre and as such would never be proposed. Although, as I stated, one may have been submitted and I missed it.
Personally, I feel there has to be some sort of comprise. For example a 60 or so group of owner occupied retirement apartments and the rest home or cottage blocks. This would give a chance for a cafe or similar to survive due to the increased number of residents close by but not fundamentally change the area. Now I am not suggesting that this is what should happen but rather it's just an example of a compromise that could be reached.
Of course developers will want to put as much as they can on a site, any site, it is, after all, what they do .. develop. They can't be pillared for trying to make as much money as they can. They can, however, be held to account by all affected residents to ensure that developments are at least somewhat in keeping with the area and general community expectations.
I welcome the development on O'Mara in Iluka- the chance to leave the car in the garage and walk to get a coffee and a paper is great.
I am strongly opposed to the size of the proposed development at the western end of omara blvd. I love the idea of a small cafe strip and over 55s retirement (owner occupied) apartments but the majority will be general 1/2/3 bedroom apartments with investment appeal (therefore rentals).
I am also annoyed by the inability to get a clear number of apartments in total - they seem to dance around that. For the southern corner the proposal is 60 retirement and 90 general apartments, plus retail (150 apartments overall)?
That is only stage one of the development! Incredible density in our lovely coastal community. I am all for development and progress but this appears to be incredibly out of step with the rest of the suburb.
Is there anywhere we can view these plans and give official feedback?
At the information centre regarding Beaumaris Beach Village Precinct, OP Properties director Luke Parker stated that they had a closed and confidential meeting 2 weeks prior to the proposal being made public with the Iluka Home Owners association committee.
Since they are our representatives I would like to know the reason it was closed and confidential? Will the minutes of what transpired be made available to home owners?
We are completely opposed to a 4 story development going into our exceptionally quiet suburb, particularly one that will block the ocean views in the area. With the Currambine shopping center, the restaurant at Burns Beach, and the proposed marina in Ocean Reef, this development is completely unnecessary.
And Satterley assured us when we bought our block that only a small coffee shop MIGHT be built, NOT a four story behemoth.
I would sign a petion against this development, I understand there is one but where do I find it?
We were also assured by Satterley that the plot over the road from Calis was zoned Residential and the only commercial building was to be an IGA on tha corner of BB rd and Omara, nothing was said of creating a "Village" with 3 and 4 storey units and cafes and restaurants. We would never have bought here if we had of been informed of this. This is probably why we were not informed?
I don't even like the idea of an IGA! Not with Ocean Reef OGA, Currambine shops and Kinross IGA.
I hope I don't sound snobby, but I thinking plonking an IGA in our beautiful suburb cheapens the suburb!!
OP Properties is proposing a new development in the Iluka commercial site.
They are hosting two community drop- in session at the Satterley's land sale office, 3 Romano Crescent, Iluka.
Dates for the drop-in sessions are:
The Iluka Homeowners' Association encourages residents to attend the drop-in sessions so as to be informed on the proposed new development in their suburb.
Hi to our neighbours the new shopping precinct and 4 Storey Development at the end of Omara Bvld and Burns Beach has just been put up would love residents views on this development.
I think this will be a great facility for Iluka and am looking forward to seeing the concept plan. It is great for older members in our suburb to have somewhere to downsize. We all get older everyday. Brightwater build and run fantastic retirement villages. Diversity as a number of the apartments from what I understand are for "anyone" to buy. Hope it goes ahead
Be fantastic to have a cafe and a few shops also.
I went for a walk around the ponds at the James McCusker Park this morning and was mortified that 3 young men were there with fish nets. When I asked them what they were doing they told me they had been sent by the council to eradicate the Koi as they were eating the baby ducks ? Can someone please explain to me why this is necessary. The Koi are absolutely magical, also very valuable. So very disappointed.
I reckon they lied. I am mortified. The council would not have sent them. Call the ranger.
There was mention of this in the latest committee meeting minutes so it sounds legitimate.
I called the council as soon as I got home. They confirmed these men were contracted by the council to remove the Koi. The lady I spoke to gave me the direct number of the person to speak to regarding this issue, and he is never there to answer my questions!
We had an enjoyable morning Easter Sunday at James Mcclusker Park but unfortunately a Casio light blue band digital watch went missing.
Set of keys found in Discovery park tonight. Please contact us if you have lost yours. Thank you.
I was told by other dog owners that you have found my keys and to contact you through this website.
Can I come by to collect the key from you?
No problem at all.
Missing our big black cat - Digit since 17th April. Digit has a collar with ID on it and contact details. He is also microchipped. Digit is a large, black smoke colour. Generally he is a shy cat and won't approach just anyone but myself or my girls. I'm having a cat enclosure built for him to keep him indoors but he has slipped out and I'm desperate to find him. If anyone has info please conatct me on 0422051771..
Cat has been found - thank you.
A tame parrot has been found near Sir James McCusker Park. If you have lost one please phone 0438 518 405 or contact Vetwest Currambine after Monday 3rd.
We are building on Fontelina Parade. Last night our building site was vandalized. Understand from the neighbors that they saw people with rifling torches rifling through the site at about 9pm and noted two men who upon being questioned said they had heard noises and come to investigate. They were picked up by another man in a car and proceeded towards Venice Entrance. It would appear that these people were outsiders. Does anybody have the contact of the security company in Iluka? Do they patrol the estate? Any other suggestions are welcome. Feel outraged and sad st the same time.
We are building in Venice Entrance and have also had problems !
I noticed young teens hanging around a building site just after xmas. I notified the police and asked them to do a drive by. They arrived too late and the teens had gone. An officer called me afterwards to ask for further details and commented that "we don't usually get calls like this where neighbours are worried about the property of others" .......... strange comment, I thought.
Don't be afraid to call if you notice something, use your phone to take pics, get to know your neighbours and let's look out for each other.
This is the link you need: http://www.joondalup.wa.gov.au/Live/CityRangers.aspx
The City of Joondalup has vehicles that cruise around the streets looking out for just such things as vandalism. You can ring and they will patrol an area with more vigilance I believe...useful also if you are going away for a considerable time.
Is Fontelina Parade has fibre-optic cabling? Thanks
Toyota key with fob and another key found Manhattan Ave near junction with San Pedro. Ring 0424 915 154 to collect.
Our annual preventative bug spray is due- anyone have any local recommendations of a good service?
I am Richard from Pests Out WA and we are based in Iluka. I can definitely assist you. Don't hesitate to give me a call on 0417331879.
I have been inundated with over 20 postings all of which are regarding a loss of TV reception. I have decided not to publish each one individually as they are all basically the same - reporting a loss of signal and querying as to who to contact.
Unfortunately, despite their documented poor service and lack of response, the only option is to report any outage to Fuzenet on 1300 881 917.
Please note that the IHOA committee have no control over the TV cabling system and are unable to enforce any service level compliance. I will request the committee to contact Satterleys who, as estate managers, may be able to apply some pressure on Fuzenet. Residents may wish to do the same.
Simon (Forum moderator)
Glad to report Free to air tv is back on: Friday 27/1.
Thanks for providing Fuznet number on your contacts page which meant it was easy to call them- so many must have rung as their was a recorded message about our outage.
We too lost free-to-air service on Wednesday evening when watching the TEN news. I emailed Fuzenet within minutes and I received an automated acknowledgement seconds later. On Thursday morning our neighbour across the road asked if we had TV reception because he had lost his. I emailed Fuzenet again with that information and received an email shortly thereafter saying that the "on duty Tech is investigating...". By mid-afternoon Thursday we had our free to air service restored. We have lived in Iluka since building in 2001 and have had only 1 other loss of free-to-air signal but in fairness to the service provider they have restored the service within 24 hours of reporting it.
Lost green/red Love Bird in vicinity of Aral Crt, Iluka on 22/01/2017
We woke up this morning to eggs thrown all over our front door. Nearly impossible to get off the limestone.
Happened between 24.00 and 04.00.
Why do people/kids do this!
Hi, lost TV reception a few days ago. We've been living in Iluka for 3 years and have not paid any TV fees to anyone. Does anyone have any idea about who I should contact?
Lost today at Iluka beach a platinum and diamond Tiffany engagement ring. Single stone. Sentimental value attached to ring. If anyone is on the beach or surrounds please keep an eye open for it. Please call me if you find it.
Thank you Sam and Tony 0400969518.
You might want to try contacting local metal detecting clubs - sometimes they have arranged meetings where they will all go to a field/site for a particular treasure hunt. Maybe ask if them and their members will come and scour the area for you in hope of finding the ring - you might want to offer them a reward.
Large Earth Mother Statue was stolen from Delgado in the early hours of Monday Morning 09/01/2017.
It would appear Naturaliste Blvd is now a speed track. There have been so many near misses it's frightening. Please we must remember there are children crossing to go to the park. We would all be very sad if anything serious happened. Perhaps a few ramps would help to slow the cars down. Let's keep the children safe.
Found near corner of Burns Beach Road and Silver Sands - a set of keys with distinctive key ring. Describe it and I will be able to provide them back to you. 0459020924.
Is it just me thinking that the park, more so the "swing" attracts: shall we say; less desirables... many occasions now we have encountered youths under the influence of either drink or drugs being unruly, obnoxious or just a general menace, these people arrive by car and entertain themselves until early hours with no respect or regard to the residents.
If I dare walk my dog on the said park in the future, I'd be hopeful of some support or assistance from the association to reduce the risk of encountering the undesirables!
Suggest that the "adult" swing be replaced with something more junior to keep the crime away and attract a more family friendly atmosphere.
Hi, I have lost a single key on a black lanyard in the top section of Sir James McCusker Park.This occurred mid week
Shannon Morgan on the Iluka Residents Community Group Facebook page has found it.
Hi Dave, I picked up your key. Please contact me 0402 141 742. Thanks.
Can the people who decide to throw a party be a bit more considerate of their neighbours. Your kids might be all grown up now and ready to party but theres families with young kids who are trying to get to sleep and some morons letting off fireworks in a neighboring house (which is illegal mind u). It was so loud, my kids were terrified. Show some comonsence, and control your guests.
We have found a pair of ladies prescription glasses near our letter box. Please call us on 0420 606 880 if they are yours. We live in Miami Beach promenade. Thank you.
We are living in Iluka and need to travel to Sorrento every day for work and school. Our daughter also works at Whitfords on a part time basis. A 10 and 15 minute run in the car becomes over an hour of walk, bus, train, bus and walk. Does anyone else feel it would be worthwhile if we had a bus run along the coast road from Burns Beach to Hillarys Boat Harbour and back ? This would also benefit residents wishing to use the soon to be built Ocean Reef Marina.
Yes yes yes!!! Our son is starting high school in Sorrento and will be catching 2 buses home. One bus going from Hillarys to Burns would be beyond ideal! Where do I sign?
I like the idea. Would make it quicker, easier and more convenient to use public transport to get to Mullaloo Beach and Hillarys Marina.
Michelle, I absolutely agree, my daughter is due to start at Sacred Heart along with one of her friends who also lives on the area, a bus service for the ever increasing coastal residents would be welcome. Plus how nice would it be to be able to catch a bus to Mullaloo, Hillarys and the one day opening Ocean Reef Marina?
Might be time for a petition. I'll contact Trans Perth after Xmas and see what can be done. I'll keep you posted. Have a wonderful and safe Xmas
I'll sign any petition! My son and many others I know from the area will be at Sacred Heart - I'm actually stunned there is nothing already considering how many from around this area go there! The buses went to Warwick station 25 years ago when I was there - think it's time they broaden their school bus routes further north!
Fabulous idea. Great for kids attending schools on that route and much more environmentally friendly than everyone taking their cars.
With the beginning of the new term looming wondered if you'd like some support kick stating this bus service request into action? It really is a great idea that I'd be more than happy to support!
Thanks Kelly, I've just recently returned from Sydney.I plan to call Transperth tomorrow. Will keep you posted.
It is with regret that I wish to advise that after extensive conversations with Transperth it has been brought to my attention that we will not be getting a coastal bus service any time soon. Such a shame. Their reasoning was that the need was not great enough. They had trialed it some time ago and may review it when the new Marina is built at Ocean Reef. It was worth a try.
It is with regret that I wish to advise that after extensive conversations with Transperth it has been brought to my attention that we will not be getting a coastal bus service any time soon. Such a shame. Their reasoning was that the need was not great enough. They had trialed it some time ago and may review it when the new Marina is built at Ocean Reef. It was worth a try.
Does anyone know what is causing the strong smell of sewerage outside the homes at Santos Vista Iluka ?
All good, smell only lasted about half an hour then the wind must have changed.
From the latest (Oct) minutes, "SJ mentioned he had published a book about the History of Iluka and is available in bookstores"
Can the author please provide more details on this book, price, where to buy etc,
Karl, the book you refer to is titled "The Joondalup Story: A city and a university campus in the making" It is available at Dymocks in Joondalup, or the Coop Bookshop at ECU and if you want a copy in a hurry, I have a few at home. Cost $25.
The Joondalup Story documents the early years of an exceptional urban complex: from its distant dreams of Professor Gordon Stephenson in the early 1950s to a modern city comprising WA's largest shopping centre, its newest university campus and a unique learning precinct, with a new University, a TAFE college and the Police Academy all located within easy walking distance from the railway station and the Joondalup Central Business District. It is also a story about leadership, commitment and creative achievement in an emerging urban community.
Last night somebody stole our xmas decorations from Silversands Drive. A big inflatable santa with a surfboard and attempted to take other decorations. I now have 2 sad little girls so just be aware if you have decorations outside. Can't believe somebody could do this !!!!
On Christmas Day we briefly left the roller door open to our garage. Because we closed it with the remote in the house did not notice that the brief window of opportunity had been seized upon by a thief who stole my bicycle. It is horrible to think that just metres from where we were enjoying our family Christmas a thief was prowling.
Would like to know if anyone would know how we can request for more Play equipment of all aged children/kids at small park area located between Calis Ave, Newquay lne and Coney lane Iluka. There is only minimal equipment and some are more suitable for older kids. Would be great to have some more play equipment for kids getting out playing and getting to know where and who we live around.
This request will be added to the capital works requests submitted to City of Joondalup next March. Any other suggestions for improvements within Iluka would also be welcome.
I second more play equipment especially something at dog park (pataya pl) place please.
Please click on links below and see if you know this professional thief that has stolen from Iluka suburban private properties. The thief is brazen, has no fear, is calm and has bags of stolen goods from Iluka homes and cars.
Videos were provided to Joondalup police station, a police report was made, but but but, nearly two weeks later, no news from Joondalup police or any follow up actions from police.
Say no more to thiefs and help catch this menace. If anyone knows this person, or who has captured this person on CCTV, please inform the police and lets help put one more criminal begind bars. We can do this, I just need a little bit of your time to view the video and help us take scum of the streets.
Say no more to Thieft, Robbers, Cat Burglars, Criminals, Burglars, Crooks, Housebreakers, Bandits, Kleptomaniac, Rustler, Scum, did I leave any other names out?
Houses 169, 171, 173, 175 all have no TV reception for two days what is wrong? When can we get some service?
When there was a issue ten years under e-wire if three people rang with the same problem it would be fixed immediately times they are a changing.
I feel I must write about the good behaviour and nice manners of the children who called at our home on Monday night. It was such a delight. I had my arm in a sling and little ones as young as 4 said things like "Hope you will be better soon - Does it hurt" They ALL said "Thank you" Well done children.
I have not had TV reception for two days in the Venice Entrance area. Is anyone else having problems? I have not looked into the problem at all yet!
I contacted ACMA and they simply told me to contact an installer and get an internal aerial installed.
Almost completed our build in Iluka, and need to arrange for internet, TV and phone connections. I've seen quite a few negative comments regarding Fuzenet on here - are they really that bad? Can anyone share some positive comments? Not sure if they have recently upgraded their service, but they are offering 200GB 100/40Mbps for $79.95 which seems reasonable to me if they can deliver. I just need to decided if I want to commit to them for 2 years, or pay the connection fees for a shorter or no contract - else go with iinet... Cheers,
Dont do it Mike!- you'll regret it within weeks. there is a reason there arent any positive comments here or anywhere else for that matter.
Why the developers - Satterly Property group - allowed a single communications company to hold a monopoly on our suburb is a mystery apart from the conspiracy thoughts that kick backs were involved so once NBN arrives I'm in however I have to be content with adsl 2 and TV free to air with Fuzecrap.
Having experience the old e-wire (Furner) there is simply one choice iinet Wins hands down by a mile.
When we moved in 1 year ago we had the same concerns and could not get a clear positive answer from anyone. We decided to go with Optus Broadband which had unlimited data on a 1 year contract (we did not want a contract either but eventually had no choice), with 2 ipads streaming youtube and netflix all at the same time I can tell you that we have been very happy with our choice.
I have been with Fuzenet since building in Iluka 3 years ago. Recently they upgraded the phones and I no longer get any phone features. After numerous calls to Fuzenet, they suggested I change providers, but iinet says they can't because I have a VoIP number. Anyone else had this problem?.
Is there actually an option to connect using iiNet? I spoke to LBNCo and they said I have to use fuzenet. Can anyone tell a way around it for a new house connection please? I already have an account with iiNet and don't want to change.
Thanks all for the replies; not looking too promising then. I have Vivid Wireless with VOIP at the moment, which gives just about adequate performance - I guess I'll just stick with that until NBN arrives.
Have a look at the lnbnco website http://www.lbnco.com.au/connecting-your-home-is-easy/. There are a number of provider option for the estate fibre. I have been with ausbbs for over a year with no issue
We were also told that we have no choice but to use FUZENET. They are horrendous !!!!
Hi at 2.45am someone walked down daytona drive then at 3.00am his mate turned up in a light coloured Mitsubishi pagero old style and stole my daughters bmx racer. Not happy the bike is a grey dk hopefully it will turn up.
Hi, sorry to hear this. My son (13) also had his bike stolen this week. It was a "we the people" Silver bmx with light blue trim. Hopefully it will also turn up!! .
Hi All just wondering if there are details about any events at Sir James McCusker park for Halloween. I can see in the minutes for Sept meeting that there were talks of it, but nothing posted nor no flyer yet.
Yes there will be a Halloween event. Your newsletter giving all the details will be delivered to your letterbox this week. If you don't receive one, contact the committee and one will be dropped off to you.
At 3am this morning someone has stolen a big pot again from our front garden. We had one pot stolen on 29th Aug. After replacing this pot which is extremely heavy on its own we filled the new one with 80kg rocks but this wasn't enough to stop them. Keep an eye out for these scumbags !!!
Our squint siamese has managed to get over our wall during the night /he is not used to the outside world so may be hiding in neighbours gardens.he is shy but not unfriendly.he is micro chipped and wont wear a collar, we are worried he wont find his way home. He has lovely blue eyes and answers to the name Sange.
Very early this morning some of our pavers which were in a pack/pallet were cut open and taken from the front of our house. Fortunately our brick paver spotted them in the nearby vacant bush land on Achilles Loop. Some were somewhat visible while others were deliberately covered by large shrubs. We happened to also find a wooden bench and some pots (grey rectangular one) and a brown/copper looking oval pot. If they are yours, this is where they are, behind a small tree and up against the black material fence. Obviously these crooks decided to put them away to pick up later and will no doubt be surprised to find that we have taken back our pavers. It has been reported to the police and they will be scouring the vacant bushland for any other stolen items. They have also advised that they will increase police presence in the area. I do recall previous posts about people having items stolen from the front of their house, so just be mindful that it is still happening. Our Neighbour who has cameras around his house, checked his front camera footage and believes it occurred around 3.30am but he couldn't make out the car or plates.
2 bike helmets and one bag located at the amphitheater. I assume they have been left there. I saw them at 10:45am on Sunday 25th Sept.
Please keep an eye out, a group of youths twice in the last three weeks smashed a window on my neighbours front door and smashed the back window of his car. The group were seen running up Santa Monica Parade and the incident was reported to the police.
Just letting people know our 4 statues were stolen from our front garden today in Pattaya gardens , apparently similar thing happened elsewhere in Iluka . 2 men in a white van were seen parked outside prior to the theft . So keep an eye on your and your neighbours property as nothing seems to be safe anymore.
2 metre tall Frangipani stolen from front garden in Roman Crescent in the early hours of this morning - clearly from the other posts someone is busy taking things they perhaps to establish their own garden! The plant was clearly pulled out of the ground and we could see (by the trail of soil across the footpath) that it had then been put into a vehicle as the soil trail ended abruptly.
In the early hours of this morning some low life has stolen a large decorative pot we had in our front garden. In the process damaging our retaining wall.
The person was driving a white tradies ute. Unfortunately we didn't get the rego..
A huge thank you to the family who found my (sausage) dog on Burns Beach road and returned her to my house.... You are amazing thank you!
My mum started to feel unwell on our walk, so I let go of my dog's leash to help her. When I looked again my dog had vanished into the bush (rabbit hunting methinks!) I searched the area near the caravan park in a panic, until hubby came to tell me doggie was safely back home, due to the efforts of some really great people.
Lost male wedding ring somewhere in the Iluka area. Not sure when, but most likely in the last week or two while walking dog. Contact the Homeowners Association for contact details.
Found the wedding ring. It turned up in the vacuum cleaner after two weeks of searching everywhere.
This section of Road needs a solid white (painted) line installed ASAP to indicate it is a "2-way" road for those not familiar with this area and / or at night as it's poorly lit.
I agree 100% - this should be done soonest. Who can assist with this or who should be spoken to?
Yes Karl I totally agree the amount of people that I see via into the middle of the road is unbelievable! Definately a double white line down the middle!!
Yes, please! Hurry!
Hope this line marking will be done asap. There is going to be a tragedy otherwise.
It's great that people are using this forum to draw attention to local issues, but serioulsy has no one bothered to pursue this any further?
As it's a safety issue, have you considered contacting the council or Main Roads? Your local ward councillors can probably point you in the right direction, you can also try your local MP who'se office is just across the other side of Marmion Ave.
I'm thinking you would need to contact Main Roads or possibly the City of Joondalup to voice your concerns.
I agree about the white line being required but we all need to report it on the council website for the council to take action.
I have heard back from Joondalup council and apparently Main roads WA are responsibly for line marking the roads. Their criteria for line marking is that the road must have more than a certain number of vehicles use the road each day. the council advised that they will put counters on the road in the next few months to see if we have the numbers to meet Main Roads requirement.
Thank you Michael for following up on this matter. The response received seems predictably "red tape"? The sooner it's done, the better!
PS (Had another car recently drive "at me", in the middle of this stretch of road...)
I had a meeting with Mr Ian Goodenough MP regarding this matter. Trusting this issue will receive attention soonest.
I notice that the road is actually marked, just that the markings are badly faded and barely visible.
I have contacted the CoJ suggesting that there is no need for counters or any other measures. As the line markings are already in place it should simply require re-painting as matter of basic maintenance. Awaiting their response.
I had the same response as other residents from Joondalup council ie. That the M R D is responsible for white lines and will be undertaking a traffic count. This is completely illogical, the lines were there when there was far less traffic/population. If the lines were deemed necessary then, it follows they are even more important now.
Just following on from Simon's post. I have lived on Shenton Ave for 22 years and the issue of idiots drifting onto the wrong side of the road has always been an issue. A few years ago a police officer was knocked off his motorcycle near the Naturaliste roundabout. It's only getting worse with the inattention of people using phones while driving. Originally there were 6 broken lines painted at the Marmion end and 2 at the Naturaliste end (old Nearmap photos prove that).
It's an absolute no-brainer that either Main Roads or COJ should be maintaining those lines as visible, but the other issue of them arranging to put down another 9 or so broken lines to finish the job doesn't seem to be a big ask in the overall scheme of things. A single unbroken line isn't practical as it would be illegal to cross it to overtake a bike or stationary vehicle. Surely it shouldn't take much to get some quick action on this.
I have received the following response from the City of Joondalup.
"The City intends to not only reinstate the existing faded Linemarking for the section of Shenton Avenue between Marmion Ave and Naturaliste Blvd but to have the Linemarking installed in the 115m section that is missing. This will provide continuity and help keep vehicles to the left of the lane."
"To install the section that is missing, the City must obtain approval from Main Roads WA (MRWA). To support the City's request, current traffic data for the road must be provided hence the need for traffic survey equipment to be used. Should MRWA not support our request, only the faded existing Linemarking will be addressed."
For those that haven't already noticed, it was painted as a solid white line today (Thursday 15th). Kudos to the CoJ / MRD for bothering to listen and then act.
Dear residents of Iluka. I am not able to watch TV due to pixilation and clicking on most TV channels, Do you experience similar problems recently? Do you have any idea where to complain?
We experience it only on Channel 10. Very frustrating.
Had excactly the same problem, but only on Channel 9 (looking to escape the Olympics on CH7 for an hour).
Try adjusting (turning, replugging etc) where your TV aerial connection lead plugs into the wall socket - worked for me. Go figure!?
Also getting this issue on channel 9 but only certain times of the day. Who can we complain to?
Same for us with channel 9 but no signal at all mostly and now having issues with channel 7 as well. Seems to be worse when there is wind although we have internal antenna. ACMA website may help.
We currently have no SBS channels. They are too pixillated..
I have a block in Serena Way that has been used as a dumping site. Without approaching a neighbour to install a camera, who is the point of contact to have the area cleaned up. I appreciate that builders need somewhere to put their refuse, but not on my property.
Hi Jeff, I guess your block is the one next to the house currently being built in Serena way, If the items being dumped on your block are building materials I would suggest you contact the builder of that home.
Hi Jeff, i also live on Serena Way. Question.. when do you plan to start building?
Please can you let me know why there are no public toilets in the park?
Public toilets attract anti-social behaviour.
There could be automatic door toilets. These are not so attractive to anti social behavior. But it is really hard to enjoy this beautiful park without the toilets. I don't know how girls from boot camp do it. Or little kids.
Some toilet solution would be highly appreciated, much better than to use bush,as some parents have to use as the only option for kids on a beautiful day, it they want to stay for longer.
I initially also thought toilets would be good but after research and reflection I agree that toilets are just another point for antisocial behaviour, vandalism and graffiti.
So, Tamara and Jessi, where do you go when nature calls? What is your solution in this matter? Do you have any other suggestion?
There are many ways to deal with antisocial behaviour but more embarrassing and simply wrong is having young children being forced to use the grass as a toilet. In my opinion if you have a children's play area, provide the correct facilities. Automatic closing toilets that shut after say 18:00 are are great idea and are available at many other parks.
Perhaps a small alfresco coffee kiosk nearby any future toilet block would serve two purposes. People would deter silly behaviour in the day and the toilets could be locked at night. There quite a few locations where this could add to the park's atmosphere and solve a problem for parents.
I agree... A toilet is needed in that park. A design the same as that outside Paddy malones up in Reid St Joondalup would be good.... no one can get in there if it's locked. It could be unlocked by a ranger first thing in the morning and then locked at 6pm, earlier in winter, obviously checking there's no one in there when locked :) .... a nd made of stainless steel as the one in Reid St, I'm sure it might then withstand vandal attack?? That's my humble opinion anyway.
Agree. We have three young kids and the lack of toilets at the park is a nightmare. With the park being used for weddings etc as well I would have thought this to be a no brainer. Perhaps in a non offensive location towards the car park where residents wouldn't have to look directly upon them would be acceptable? I'm assuming the council clean the bbqs daily so it shouldn't be that much of an extra inconvenience for them. Re antisocial behaviour - auto locking toilets, sensor lighting and visible CCTV camera and warning could address this issue. How can this issue be progressed to the committee for consideration and community consultation?
Has anyone encountered problems with their emails due to the E Wire system/network? If so, what's the solution please?
Hi Nina. Best thing to do is to change to another internet provider. Fuzenet (former e-wire) is rubbish.
Yes. I have been in contact with them for the last week. Apparently they had a failure in their server that has caused the issue. From Monday, it was fixed - see how long that goes for now.
Hi, does Iluka Home Owners Assoc have a Facebook Group Page? If not, perhaps we could look into it. Burns Beach has one and is working well with the incidents that have been happening there of late. Police seem to be patrolling the area.
Hi Anabel, last year we did have a Facebook page for a while but it was not used much. We now do not have anyone on the committee who can administer it.
There is one now set up by a resident - Iluka Residents Community Group.
I have just come across this:
Might help someone.
Hi, does anyone know a great way to watch the EPL on TV whilst subscribed to AusBBS, since we cannot use Optus? No use for Foxtel anymore after they lost the contract to show games. I will contact AusBBS on Monday just thought someone may already have tackled this issue. Thanks.
Glad to report that the city are upgrading the water aeration system, they were unhappy with the work carried out with the initial installation, but the system should be working soon.
The system should be a fountain but not as big as the other fountains in the other lakes..
Hope this helps explain what is going on in the lower lake.
Iluka Home owners association
The City of Joondalup has drawn our attention to the newly released Burns Beach Master Plan and is seeking comment from residents as part of the Community Consultation process.
Full details of the plan are available on the City of Joondalup website along with frequently asked questions and an online survey form where interested residents can make their view known.
While the plan applies to a nearby suburb it is possible that future plans may affect the amenity in Iluka and we encourage residents to read the plan and mak etheir view known.
The consulation period closed on Friday 19th August 2016.
I just wanted to thank those involved in publishing the newsletter we've received this week and in the past.
It is very informative and very well put together, quite professional in fact and thank you so much for the wonderful and inspiratinal profiles of our fellow Iluka residents.
I expect it takes quite some time and effort to put his together and I assure you it's greatly appreciated.
Yes I agree you are producing a great website. Thank you.
My son has showed me an area where drug taking takes place, a used needle, employ water bottled used for snaking habituated and genial other forms of antisocial elect overs left in this of the path a ear located in the main Iluka part.
I have informed the local police but would seem after months of trying to engage the police to do something about this drug taking gathering area in a public park location, nothing seems has been done.
My son has been identified as being part of those who use the location and the police have also been informed, including the provisions of social media pictures and writings which support the purchase of drugs at the Ocean Reef Senior Heigh School by students from prearranged park and drive away local drug dealer.
As a parent who feels let down by the systems inability to do what I believe to be acceptable intervention and prevention, can anyone provide any further advice as to how this festering issue can be best managed.
Please reply with any ideas to stamp out criminal activities associated with drugs in our community.
If there is sufficient concern regarding this issue then the committee may be able to arrange a meeting with police representatives and other stakeholders. Please reply to this forum or directly to the committee if you feel this would be worthwhile.
Is this further to the "Garden Hose" posting from 10th April where I also raised the issues of this disgusting area in the middle of beautiful James McCusker Park?
Used needles lying around the park? Did I read Mark's post correctly -- part of an ear? Yeah I'd definitely say that this issue needs to be addressed by the police.
Karl, Katherine and other readers, sorry for my poor spelling and sentence structure with original post , predictive text by iPhone (grrrrrrrrrr) and hence, reading confusion/frustration by mass I am sure, please accept my apology.
Garden hoses are used for anti social smoking appliances, we found one in a known ( to me) individual's school bag. The garden hose that made up the smoking appliance did not come from my garden hose.
As for the reference to the needle, yep and unfortunately you (Catherine) read it correct and I have pictures of this needle and location should police or Iluka committee member be interested or wish to peruse the concerns further. The person who took the photo of the neddie is able to be cooperative if any investigation is initiated. Video of drug taking also able to be provided in same location.
I am happy to provide information although disappointed that police has taken a less than acceptable interest to date, maybe Iluka committee can assist in keeping the young living in the area safe, a good commitment to date provides hope.
In the warmer months, I head down to a swimming spot at the end of Silversands getting to the spot by jumping over the track fence and walking down onto a small beach. to the left of this beach is a reef overhang or small cave and I believe people use this as an area for drug taking. I havent actually seen this but some investigation into the area revealed paraphanalia so I have no doubt as to what occurs here.
In winter the high tides and storms usually clean the area of rubbish so at this point in time there wont be evidence down there. I am definitely in favour of the committee organising police meetings.
Joondalup Local Policing Team 4 are aware of your concerns and regularly patrol beach front carparks during the evenings where drug detection and prosecution rates are high.
We are working through information received at Crime Stoppers in relation to Ocean Reef High School and associated drug activity. It will help us greatly if drug activity in James McCusker Park is reported as it is happening. Photographs of persons involved, car registration numbers and any other information that could identify the perpetrators will assist us.
This problem is not unique to Iluka and we are doing our best to tackle problems in many public reserves, skate parks etc through the district.
I happy to discuss resident's concerns at any time.
Dear Sgt Brad CUTLER 9107, thanks for the response in relation to drugs and drug taking in our local communities. What is frustrating is that we screen shoot phone text messages of two adolescents and a drug dealer in discussion with intent to buy and consume drugs, this information including phone numbers and names of all three parties. However, information that gets supplied to police seems to go into a black hole.
I can confirm that information provided has yet to be acted upon by Police, so question being ask is:
What more do we have to give or do for the police to act?
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