Letter to Editor of The West Australian from Local Helen Fidge

Great to see Helen Fidge’s Letter to the Editor making it in today’s West Australian.

Click here to read what she had to say!

We need to keep the support flowing in for this service in our community.

Please remember to write your letter of support for the Narembeen CRC.


Asbestos Awareness – Get to Know Asbestos this November

It’s Asbestos Awareness Month!

If you are thinking about renovating, you must be aware of asbestos. It is important for home owners and renovators to be aware of how to safely manage asbestos in and around the home.

Importantly, if you suspect you have asbestos in your home, Don’t cut it! Don’t drill it! Don’t drop it! Don’t sand it! Don’t saw it! Don’t scrape it! Don’t scrub it! Don’t dismantle it! Don’t tip it! Don’t waterblast it! Don’t demolish it! And whatever you do… Don’t dump it!

For more information – click here




New Councillors, Shire President, Deputy President

Prior to commencement of the Special Meeting of Council, held on Monday 30th October 2017, newly elected Councillor’s Scott Stirrat, Alan Wright and Peter Lines were officially sworn in with returning Councillor Rhonda Cole. The Swearing In Ceremony was conducted by ex Councillor Stephen Padfield JP.

The election of Shire President and Deputy Shire President was conducted during the special meeting, with Cr Rhonda Cole elected unopposed as Shire President and Cr Kellie Mortimore elected unopposed as Deputy Shire President.


The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

Round 1 for 2017/18 Athlete Travel Subsidy is now open.

The Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) assists talented regional athletes with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation costs associated with competing at regional, state and national championships or events that fall within the performance pathway controlled by the recognised SSA / NSO.

Regional athletes apply online through the Department of Sport and Recreation website for Round 1 of 2017/18 from Monday 16 October 2017 to Friday 17 November 2017 for eligible events with start dates from 15 May 2017 to 15 December 2017. (http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/individuals/athlete-travel-subsidy-scheme).

Please note that Category 2 (national squad attending national team selection events) is no longer eligible for subsidy support.

Please refer to the Department’s website for further details, the Guidelines and sport specific pathway mapping documents to assist you understanding which of your sport’s squads/events are eligible.

Please direct enquiries to Wheatbelt Office – wheatbelt@dlgsc.wa.gov.au or 9690 2400 or contact the dedicated ATSS enquiry email: travelsubsidy@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

DFES Fire Chat

This bushfire season Fire Chat will be the new ‘branding umbrella’ for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) community engagement and communications around bushfire.  This will be supported by the Are You Ready Campaign. Fire Chat replaces DFES previous bushfire communications known as Prepare. Act. Survive.

A suite of new bushfire planning and preparation tools have been developed, consisting of 5 minute Fire Chat, and supported by Your Bushfire Preparation Toolkit, which are two simple steps aimed at helping residents to be better prepared for bushfire.

For more information visit https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/firechat/