Albert Paul Jacob is an Australian politician. He is the current Mayor for the City of Joondalup, he was the member for the Western Australian Legislative Assembly seat of Ocean Reef from 2008 to 2017, the Minister for the Environment and Heritage in Colin Barnett's government. He had served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, his seat was abolished prior to the 2017 state election and he was defeated contesting Burns Beach. Jacob was born in Subiaco, Western Australia on 16 March 1980, he grew up in Wanneroo, was educated at Kingsway Christian College. Jacob was a horticulturalist before studying at the University of Western Australia and graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Masters in Architecture. Jacob has lived in the Northern Suburbs of Perth his entire life. Albert Jacob’s State Parliament career began on 6 September 2008 when he was elected the inaugural member for the Western Australian seat of Ocean Reef. Prior to this he served three years on the Joondalup City Council in the North Central Ward.
He was appointed Environment and Heritage Minister in March 2013, following the re-election of the Liberal National Government. Aged 33, his appointment saw him become one of the youngest ministers appointed in Western Australia. Jacob's other committee and community activities include having been the inaugural Chair of both the Tamala Park Coastal Reserve Community Advisory Committee and the Mitchell Freeway Extension Community Reference Group, as well as serving as a local Justice of the Peace, he was the inaugural Deputy Chair of the Ocean Reef Marina Committee and was the Deputy Chair of the Community Development and Justice Parliamentary Standing Committee for 4 years. Jacob has oversaw a number of major changes to the environment portfolio, including fulfilling an election commitment to create a dedicated department to manage the State's national parks and conservation estate and a separate regulatory department. In June 2013, the Department of Parks and Wildlife was created, along with the Department of Environment Regulation, replacing the Department of Environment and Conservation.
Jacob oversaw the successful rollout of the $81.5 million Kimberly Conservation Strategy. The strategy is for the Kimberley's long-term conservation and is investment in the protection of the region's unique animals and marine environment. Jacob is overseeing the $21million Parks for People initiative which will deliver 450 new camp and caravan sites in 16 of the State's national parks; as Heritage Minister, Jacob established an Australian-first Heritage Revolving Fund. The fund will see seed money provided to government-owned heritage buildings so they can be revitalised
Iluka, Western Australia
Iluka is an affluent suburb of Perth, Western Australia, within walking distance to the beach. It is located within the City of Joondalup to the north of Perth. Francis Jordan Catholic School is within close proximity. Iluka offers Beaumaris Beach as well as a large sporting facility. Popular surfing spots in the region include Sorrento Beach and Hillarys Beach. To the north of Iluka is Burns Beach, a fast developing suburb with a popular beach café. All owners of land in Iluka are automatically members of the ILUKA Home Owners Association; the association manages some of the local area maintenance. It maintains verges, median strips and entries into the area including shrub and general maintenance and reticulation, it does not maintain public areas such as parkland. ILUKA Home Owners Association Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club Homepage Joondalup City Football Club
2016 Australian census
The 2016 Australian census was the seventeenth national population census held in Australia. The census was conducted with effect on Tuesday, 9 August 2016; the total population of the Commonwealth of Australia was counted as 23,401,892 – an increase of 8.8 per cent or 1,894,175 people since the 2011 census. Norfolk Island joined the census for the first time in 2016; the ABS annual report revealed that there were $24 million additional expenses accrued due to the outage on the census website. Results from the 2016 census were available to the public on 11 April 2017, from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website, two months earlier than for any previous census; the second release of data occurred on 27 June 2017 and a third data release was from 17 October 2017. Australia's next census is scheduled for 2021; the 2016 census had a response rate of 95.1% and a net undercount of 1.0%, with 63% of people completing the Census online. In the period leading up to census date the Australian Government decided that the retention period for names and addresses would be increased to up to four years, from 18 months in the 2006 and 2011 censuses, leading to concerns about privacy and data security.
As such, some Australian Senate crossbenchers said they would not complete those specific sections of the census, despite the fines associated with incorrect completion of the census. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the first release of census data became available to the public on the ABS website on 11 April 2017, two months earlier than for any previous census; the second release of data occurred on 27 June 2017 and a third data release was from 17 October 2017. For the first time, the ABS favoured internet submission of census forms over the traditional paper forms, claiming it expected more than 65% of Australians would complete the census online. Reflecting this new preference, the tagline of the ad campaign for the census was the rhyming slogan "Get online on August 9". Across many regions, paper forms were no longer delivered by default to homes, households that wished to complete a paper census had to order such forms via an automated hotline. Letters were sent to each dwelling with unique code numbers that people would need to either login to the census website, or order a paper form if they preferred.
By census night, many households had still not received such a letter. Contrary to previous years where censuses were both delivered and retrieved from households by dedicated census employees, in 2016 most of the paperwork relating to the census was delivered from and to the ABS by Australia Post; the 2016 census was met by a significant controversy, which meant that many Australians could not complete the census online on the designated census day. The ABS census website shut down at about 7:30 pm AEST on the night the census was to be completed. According to the ABS, throughout 9 August the census website received four denial-of-service attacks. At 7:30 pm, when the site was being used, a software failure meant that the ABS was unable to keep blocking the denial-of-service attacks, leading to the failure of a router; as a result, the ABS decided to close down the system as a precaution. The 15th Chief Statistician, David Kalisch stated; the Australian Signals Directorate assisted the ABS to bring the infrastructure back online more than 24 hours after the closure.
The census website was restored at 2:30 pm on 11 August. On the same day Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stated his unhappiness over the event, which had "been a failure of the ABS", with his expectation that "heads will roll" once a review was complete. Leader of the opposition Bill Shorten said that the 2016 census had been the "worst-run... in the history of Australia". The ABS blamed service provider IBM for the failure in the online census, saying that IBM had advised on the preparedness and resilience to DDoS attacks and had not offered any further protections that could be employed. On 31 August, Parliament initiated an inquiry into the 2016 census, it released its findings on 24 November and found that no individual party was responsible but it was shared between the government, IBM, the sub-contractors. The census forms were able to be submitted online until 23 September. Once collection was complete, the ABS issued an announcement which confirmed that in spite of the initial online problems, there was a preliminary response rate of more than 96%.
This consisted of 3.5 million paper forms. The preliminary response rate was similar to the previous two census response rates of 95.8% in 2006 and 96.5% in 2011. An independent panel established by the Australian Statistician to quality assure the data from the 2016 census found it was fit for purpose, comparable to previous Australian and international censuses and can be used with confidence. "The Independent Assurance Panel I established to provide extra assurance and transparency of Census data quality concluded that the 2016 Census data can be used with confidence." The Census form had 51 questions relating to the characteristics of individuals, plus an extra nine questions relating to households. Of the sixty questions, the following two questions were optional: What is the person's religion? Does each person agree to his/her name and address and other information on this form being kept by the National Archives of Australia and made publicly available after 99 years? The population counts for Australian states and territories were that New South Wales remains the most populous state, with 7,480,228 people counted, ahead of Victoria and Queensland.
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Electoral district of Kingsley
Kingsley is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia. The district is located in the northern suburbs of Perth. Located in the northern suburbs of Perth, the district of Kingsley is a north–south elongated electorate bordered by four major roads, it is bounded to the west by the Mitchell Freeway, to the north by Ocean Reef Road, to the east by Wanneroo Road and to the south by Beach Road. The district covers the entirety of four suburbs: Kingsley, Greenwood and Woodvale. Kingsley was first created ahead of the 1989 state election and won by Liberal candidate Cheryl Edwardes. Edwardes held the seat until her retirement at the 2005 state election, when her husband Colin Edwardes ran to succeed her as the new Liberal candidate, but was defeated by Labor candidate Judy Hughes. Kingsley was the only seat. A redistribution ahead of the 2008 state election wiped out the Labor margin in Kingsley. Accordingly, Hughes was defeated after one term by Liberal candidate Andrea Mitchell.
Mitchell was defeated in 2017 by Labor candidate Jessica Stojkovski. ABC Election Profiles: 2005 2008 WAEC District Maps: 1996–2005 2005–2008 2008–
Sorrento, Western Australia
Sorrento is a northern coastal suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia in the local government area of the City of Joondalup. At its northwestern corner is the Hillarys Boat Harbour, built in the late 1980s. A private subdivision of freehold land known as'Sorrento' was surveyed here in 1929, it is assumed that the name was taken from the Italian seaside town of Sorrento, located south of Naples opposite the Isle of Capri. Prior to white settlement, the Whadjuk Aboriginal people, who called the area Mooro, gathered abalone and other shellfish in large numbers off the nearby reefs; the first European to settle in the area was Patrick Marmion, master whaler, who operated a whaling station in the area in 1849. There are still some remains of the old whaling station at the present-day Surf Lifesaving Club site, a monument to Marmion can be found in Geneff Park in Padbury Circle; the area was popular with fishermen in the 1930s, numerous boatsheds and shacks were built there. Residential settlement commenced in the early 1950s and until 1981, it was part of the suburb of Marmion.
In 1958, the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions bought land in Sorrento at what was the end of the West Coast Highway, in 1967, the Sisters and boarding students moved from Highgate to the new site, Sacred Heart College Sorrento. The college became coeducational in 1977, in 1989, the Catholic Education Commission took over management of the school. In preparation for Australia's defence of the 1987 America's Cup at Fremantle, the State Government commissioned the building of Hillarys Boat Harbour, the first major marina in the north metropolitan area; the retail complex on the site, called Sorrento Quay, commenced trading in December 1987 and was opened in January 1988. In May 1987, the Government declared Marmion Marine Park over a region from Burns Beach to Trigg, to which the new marina complex provided a gateway. Sorrento is bounded by Hepburn Avenue to the north, Marmion Avenue to the east, Marine Terrace to the south and West Coast Drive and the Indian Ocean to the west. At the ABS 2001 census, Sorrento had a population of 7,321 people living in 2,796 dwellings.
Sorrento's oceanside location and to Hillarys Boat Harbour has seen the suburb become affluent since the 1980s, the ABS identified many managers and professionals living within the suburb. However, many tradespeople and service employees live in the area. Sorrento is a residential suburb, relying on the Seacrest Village shopping centre for basic commercial services, Whitford City and Centro Warwick for other services. Several parks of various sizes are situated in the suburb; the Sorrento Quay retail development within the Hillarys Boat Harbour sits on the northwestern boundary of the suburb. Off the coast is the Marmion Marine Park, which provides a home for many species of marine animals. Sorrento contains a Catholic private school, Sacred Heart College, a state primary school Sorrento Primary School; the suburb falls within Duncraig Senior High School's catchment area. Sorrento is served by the 423 and 441 buses from Warwick railway station and Whitfords Train Station, operated by Swan Transit.
Sorrento is a reasonably affluent suburb with many "mortgage belt" families. The beachside part of Sorrento, together with Hillarys to its north, is the strongest base in the northern suburban region for the Liberal Party at both federal and state elections. Hillarys Boat Harbour
Lake Joondalup is a medium-sized freshwater lake in Perth, Western Australia. It is in the Perth northern suburbs of Joondalup and Edgewater, it is a nature part of the Yellagonga Regional Park. Lake Joondalup is Perth's largest metropolitan freshwater lake located in the Yellagonga Regional Park, it has several islands, a large sandbank during the dry summer months. The largest island is colloquially named "Snake Island" by locals for good reason as the wetland habitat supports a healthy population of various snakes, including the dugite and tiger snake; the lake and bush reserve is a dynamic habitat supporting much wildlife including turtles and many other birds. Most of the banks reeds. Significant natural attractions include Neil Hawkins Park and Picnic Cove, Edgewater. Neil Hawkins Park was named after a chairman of the former Metropolitan Region Planning Authority, is a popular family park for tourists as well as locals. There is a small jetty over the lake and visitors can feed birds, have a [.
Limestone caves are located on its western shore just north of Neil Hawkins Park. Edgewater is the highest point to look out over the lake, it was the site of a limestone quarry. The areas around Lake Joondalup are home including waterbirds on the lake; the reserve lies within the Northern Swan Coastal Plain Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance in supporting several thousand Short-billed Black Cockatoos during the non-breeding season. It is home to many types of frog. List of lakes of Western Australia Yellagonga Regional Park Costello, Verna. Glistening attraction, Yellagonga Regional Park. Landscope, Summer 2003, p. 20-25
City of Stirling
The City of Stirling is a local government area in the northern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth about 10 kilometres north of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 105.2 square kilometres and had a population of over 210,000 as at the 2016 Census, making it the largest local government area by population in Western Australia. Stirling was established in 1871 as the Perth Road District under the District Roads Act 1871; the district at that time included what are now the Cities of Wanneroo, Joondalup and Belmont. With the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, all road districts became shires effective from 1 July 1961; the Shire of Perth had a population of 84,000 in 1961. It was declared a city and renamed Stirling on 24 January 1971; the city has been divided into each of two councillors. Each councillor serves a four-year term, half-elections are held every two years; the mayor is elected from among the councillors. Balga Ward Coastal Ward Doubleview Ward Hamersley Ward Inglewood Ward Lawley Ward Osborne Ward The 1996 figure includes 9,703 residents who were transferred to the City of Bayswater in 1998.
The City of Stirling holds 6 libraries. They are the: Scarborough Library Karrinyup Library Dianella Library Inglewood Library Mirrabooka Library Osborne Library Official website