Fire Brigade AGM
Monday June 11, 2018
6pm at the Dumbleyung Fire Station. All welcome!
Please contact Skye for more information 0458 547 967
Car Assisted Transport Proposal
Responses needed - whether you agree or disagree, we need to hear from you!!
Thank you to all those people who have already responded, but for those who are still to do so please leave your form at the Kukerin General Store or the Dumbleyung CRC.
Contact Bob Bray: 0407075777
Helen Gooding: 0427 530 204
Kaye Cook: 0428 993 445
Any comments you would like to add are more than welcome.
Regards, Bob Bray
Message from St John Dumbleyung/Kukerin Subcentre
We are interested in up skilling your sports club/ community group on using the Defibrillator.
Recently the Shire has purchased new Defib machines and we now have them located locally at the:
We would like to make sure everyone has the skills and confidence to know how to use the Defibrillator (It’s not difficult!). We would like to offer one of our friendly, skilled, local volunteers to up skill you and your club/ group.
If you or your club would like a session (could be run as part of your training) please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Alex Adams 0409 310 732 or Rod Frost 0487523476.
FYI. We are applying for Bain Funding in this round to hopefully run FREE St John First Aid (Provide First Aid) Courses throughout the year. Stay tuned.
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Public Holiday Opening Hours
The Dumbleyung CRC will be closed Monday June 4, due to the WA DAY Long Weekend.
along came Henry Cafe will be closed Saturday June 2 and open Sunday June 3 and Monday June 4 from 9.30am.
There is one day left to donate! For the month of May we have asked the community to donate to charity/the CRC to see either Chloe McDougall, Peter Joyce or Howie Ward complete a Wuddi Bush Tucker Challenge. Make sure you donate by Thursday May 31.
You can donate as little or as much as you like via these three methods:
CASH – Pop into the CRC or the Kukerin General Store and place your donation into the chosen person’s donation box.
EFT – Call the CRC on 9863 4829 and donate over the phone via credit card. We’ll keep a record at time of phone call of who you are donating to. Please note a 2% surcharge applies.
DIRECT DEBIT – Donate online with the following details, BSB 302 162 and Account Number 083 0520. Please reference the name of the person you would like to donate to.
Licensing Closed - 15th to 25th of June 2018
The Shire of Dumbleyung Driver and Vehicle Services Agency will be closed from the 15th until the 25th of June 2018 due to technical upgrades and staff training. During this time please call 13 11 56 for all Driver and Vehicle Services enquiries (Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm) or visitwww.transport.wa.gov.au . Thank you for your co-operation
THE MONTHLY SHIRE OF DUMBLEYUNG NEWSLETTER 'LAKE EXPRESS' IS OUT NOW!
Want to receive it by post or email? Call us now 9863 4012.
Read all about our latest happenings in the Lake Express online here: https://mailchi.mp/2d536c5f07cd/shire-newsletter-lake-express-volume-twenty-seven-may-2018
Houses For Rent
There are currently three houses available for rent in Kukerin. These houses are available for all renters.
• 34B Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $168 per week
• 27B Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
• 2/32 Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $160 per week
Dumbleyung Mini Mall – EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Shire of Dumbleyung is seeking expressions of interest for a Dumbleyung Mini Mall concept, where three small shops (Both permanent and pop ups) operate out of the vacant shop on Absolon Street.
The concept will create a constantly changing hub which will also act as a small business incubator. This allows these businesses to experiment and learn with minimal risk, gaining confidence to develop their business into the future.
Affordable & Low Risk
• $17 per week each shop space inclusive of water and electricity costs! (If less than three shops apply, rent will be calculated for the shared price to equal $50 per week)
• Sharing the time (Potential roster 2 days per week)
• Request your desired rental period, 1 week, 1 month, 3months or more
We envisage that either:
1. Two spaces would house small permanent shops, while one space would be made available for pop up shop bookings. The pop up space could be booked/utilised by individuals, community groups and touring shops.
2. Three spaces house three permanent shops.
Shop display spaces would be approximately 3x3m with the additional space shared for counter and access ways (flexible depending on interest).
Have you always wanted to have a shop but are short on money and time? The Dumbleyung Mini Mall could operate on a shared arrangement where as well as sharing the weekly rent, you can also share the time. For example if the Mini Mall is open Tuesday to Sunday with three shops inside, you could potentially choose to work together and roster two days each per week (This will depend on applicants). More information here:https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/localopportunities
Interested? All we need to know is if it will be products or services that you want to sell/offer and if you are looking for a permanent or pop up shop. Contact Nicole at the shire on 9863 4012 or email@example.com by 30th June 2018.
Tidy Towns competition 2018 – Dumbleyung judging 25-29th june 2018
Do you think we have a tidy town? Dumbleyung has been registered to enter the “Project” category for the ‘Bluebird Precinct’ in the 2018 Tidy Towns Awards. We have also entered the general appearance category which then expands to the town site. Judging will occur in town sometime between 25th and 29th June 2018, therefore if you were planning on tidying your yard soon, timing it for just before the 25th June would be a great help toward our competition entry. Thank you
Bain Estate Future Fund - APPLICATIONS OPEN
Thank you to everyone that participated in the review of the Bain Estate Future Fund. There was a great turnout at the meeting, 23 surveys returned from those that attended and another 37 surveys from those that could not make it. There was a fairly even split between keeping the fund operating for 20 years, 30 years and forever for those that attended the meeting with a 10 year timeframe also being popular for those that did not. A large part of the feedback was that people were not set on these timeframes, provided that the money was not wasted. An overwhelming majority of the respondents were happy for funds to be spent on Playgrounds, the Pool, Halls and Community Facilities and Sporting Facilities.
Taking the feedback into account, Council approved the following changes to the Guidelines and Application Form:
• Any undistributed funds will be added to the lifespan of the fund. This will extend the fund past 30 years if not all the funding is used each year.
• Community consultation is to take place every few years regarding the future fund distribution.
• Principle 5 has been amended to say “The fund is not to be used for shire capital or maintenance costs of roads, plant and equipment, footpaths, depot and administration buildings, housing, shire employee costs, overheads or operating costs.
Three additional changes that had already been made were:
• If required, applicants must be available to attend the Council Meeting where the Bain Estate Future Fund applications are discussed.
• Applicants must seek at least one local quote for each material or service.
• The in-kind component was clarified
If you are thinking of applying for Bain Estate Funding in 2018, you should already be planning your project. As part of this, you should get in touch with Mary-Ann Davidson to discuss your project. https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/bain-estate-future-fund
From the CEO
Like everyone else, for the past month we have been waiting for the rain to arrive. Rain is integral for our road maintenance program. Although roads can be graded during summer or winter, it is really only effective during the winter months when there is moisture in the ground. The moisture allows the road to be re-shaped, corrugations taken out and most other deformities fixed. Summer grading does not have the same effect and most of the time, two weeks after a summer grade the road is back in the same condition, except with less gravel on the road, reducing the lifespan of the road. For these reasons we try to avoid summer grading where possible.
We have 730km of Gravel Roads within the shire. For a winter grade, two graders can perform 8km of grading per day, which means that 91 days is required to cover the whole shire once. We have classified 102km of roads that we classify as Category 4. These roads we only try to grade once every two years, as opposed to every year for the rest of the gravel roads, which reduces it down to 85 days to get around the whole shire. Due to the moisture needing to be at the surface, this can be a difficult task in a year where there is limited or inconsistent rainfall as there just isn’t enough days to get done what we need.
Currently there are a number of roads throughout the shire that do require maintenance, but we require moisture in the road to perform the required works, so please stay patient while we all wait for the rain to come so that we can get on with our business.
If you wish to discuss any matter with me, or have any questions, I encourage you to come and see me at the office, send an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 0429 634 012. There are already some community members that come in and we have some great discussion, so don’t be afraid to get in touch.
PHOTOS NEEDED: North Kukerin, South Kukerin, Merilup, Tarin Rock, Jinarnin, Falcondale, Duggan & KukerinPLEASE HELP BY SENDING US HISTORICALPHOTOS BY 31ST MAY 2018.
We are seeking school, sport, social, farming and family photos of our pioneering days to include on the signs for North Kukerin, South Kukerin, Merilup, Tarin Rock, Jinarnin, Falcondale, Duggan, and Kukerin. To date we have no historical photos submitted for these localities.
- Photos can be brought into the shire office to be scanned or emailed to Nicole,email@example.com. Please share this with anyone interested to ensure it reaches our community and we can progress with creating signs for these Localities.
- The aim of this project is to document our history in a way that is also interesting to our future generations and tourists as part of a drive trail.
- Don't forget we now have a new history site where you can help by uploading your family photos and information, visit https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/history
Thank you to those who have assisted so far and we look forward to hearing from more people
Lakeview Golf Club
Well... rain, wind, cold weather, injuries to ribs, breakdowns, sheep in gullies, football (Richmond was playing) and holidays deterred some from attending golf, with one member, naughty boy that he was, getting a serve from his concerned mum, Liz, to slow down. One is never too old to be told!
But it was great to see sponsor Matt Hitchcock of Afgri, playing at the Lakeview Dumbleyung Golf Club on Saturday 26 May 2018. Not often do we get our sponsors to play, but Matt, who hasn't played golf for a while, really enjoyed the day, even with the bit of rain, and hopefully will be out next week bringing his wife Sjaan for a game. We look forward to them becoming avid golfers. Thank you for the great sponsorship, it is really appreciated by all.
Winner for the women and making it 2 in a row, was the ageless Elizabeth Dare, obviously still keeping to the fairways, with an improvement on her last Stroke round by 23 strokes with a 78nett/116 off the stick. Runner-up was Tamara Bartram with 79nett/96 gross. Gross was won by Margie Ward 108 and her comment was that her putting was absolute rubbish with 40 putts, certainly not the winner of the putting comp.
Like the last stroke round, that honour this time went to the President Eric Gossage, who was obviously put out, from not winning before having only 24 putts this week. Eric was also the men's winner with an incredible score of 78 off the stick/66nett with his only blemish being a 7 on the last hole. Runner-up was Dave Wall with a 94/78 nett and Gross went to Howie Ward 98. Novelties were won by Eric Gossage, Daniel McDougall and Tamara Bartram x 2. There was only one birdie for the day and that honour went to Bob Hannah.
Next week is a Par event with sponsors Kukerin Rural Supplies, K&M Gooding. Names in by 12noon.
Article by T.Bartram
Kukerin Golf Club
Golfing Weather Returns
On Saturday afternoon the Kukerin Golf Club held a stableford competition sponsored by RSM. A smaller field of six men and three women took to the course, the much needed rain may have deterred a few fair weather golfers. It ended up being a good golfing weather afternoon with just a couple small showers and wind to contest with, but there were no complaints.
After a good stroll, all the groups made it in with plenty of light to spare. Therese King brought her ‘A game’ and was the winner for the ladies bagging 33 points closely followed by Jenny Joyce with 30 points. For the men, Scott Gray came out on top having a good day with 38 points, Tim Adams was runner up with a good 36 points.
All KGC members are to get their Subs in ASAP to be eligible for trophies. This Saturday is a Par competition sponsored by Cambinata Yabbies. Names in by 12.
Article by S.Gray
Dumbleyung Men's Hockey Club
The Dumbleyung Men’s Hockey Club (picture right) travelled to Narrogin on Saturday May 26 to play against All Blacks on the turf. From a spectators point of view it was a fantastic game to watch! The first half saw plenty of play in the attack. Fifteen minutes in and Dumbleyung were awarded a short corner, which saw Jake Angwin able to get a shot on goal - the first goal of the game was scored!
All Blacks fought back hard but Dumbleyung defence kept up the great work and even managed to prevent any goals in an open goal - after some ‘specky saves’ from goalie Owen Wigg!
The team managed another goal as a result of a nice pass from Mark Smith to Courtney Bairstow - who scored a successful shot in the back of the goals!
At this point the lead was looking good although not long after, All Blacks fought back and snuck a goal in bringing the score to 2-1 and motivating the men to keep up defence.
With some play in the attacking D, All blacks were proving desperate and were pulled up on a deliberate chop on our sticks. The umpires called a penalty flick. After some quick team discussions Courtney Bairstow took the flick and with a beautiful shot going past the goalie - final score 3-1.
Better players were unknown this week but the spectators were very impressed with the whole team effort and especially by the work of goalie Owen Wigg.
There is a bye this week due to the Junior’s carnival.
Article by Y.Shepherd
Dumbleyung Netball Club
Winners are grinners!
The smiles cannot be removed from our Ducks who scored their first win for the season! Our Ducks went into this game against Cardinals Force 1 feeling confident and had set the task of achieving 12 goals per quarter for the game. The game started with our Ducks gaining the first Centre pass, of which was converted to a goal quickly.
Following suit, our defence in Clare Smith, Ro Ball, Amanda Gilfellon, Jenny West, Hayley White and Pip Gooding worked hard to secure rebounds and take advantage of turnovers to safely get the ball down to our goal end. Alison Peters set the pace as Centre for the majority of the game, keeping the ball free flowing and finding space across the court, ensuring the ball made its way to goal shooters in Chloe McDougall and Tegan Hall who converted to perfection.
Our Ducks, who were looking set for a good win, kept their composure throughout the game with a few knocks being felt across the court. One Duck in particular, has a pretty big bruise on her wing as a result!
The final score was Dumbleyung (63) to Cardinals Force 1 (26). Best players for Dumbleyung included Amanda Gilfellon, Chloe McDougall and Clare Smith. Congratulations Ducks on your first win of the season and for smashing your own goal for the day! It was a brilliant game and one all players should be proud of!
Our next game is Round 6 Saturday 9th June versus Broomehill at the Katanning Leisure Centre, Court 4 at 1.30pm. This is very much our derby match and will be a great game to come along to support our Ducks!
Article by P. Gooding
Kukerin Dumbleyung Football Club
On Sunday May 27 the Cougars travelled to and played against Boddington! Though cold all teams played well! See below the result for D, B and A Grade. No long weekend break for our footy players as the Cougars play at home (Nenke Park Kukerin) against Brookton/Pingelly. Bounce down for D Grade is at 11am – all welcome and encouraged to come down and support the Cougars!!
Following D Grade training this Friday (June 1) all are welcome to join the footy club for a pizza dinner. An open invite to all AusKick families, Perth families (that have children home for the long weekend) and any community members! Come down to catch-up and/or have a kick! Cost is $5 per person.
D Grade Results
The Cougars came home firing in the last quarter to win against Boddington, final score 1.6-12 to 2.4-16. Best players went to J.Clifford, S.Shotter, J.O’Neill, E.Bairstow and K.Astbury.
B Grade Results
The Cougars held the held the lead all game to win by 11 points! Final score, 6.4-40 to 7.9-51. Goals by C.Davidson (5), A.Gray and L.Hansbury. Best players went to C.Davidson, K.West, R.Brandis, B.McDougall and C.Doney.
A Grade Results
The Cougars were ahead at quarter time and followed by only 4 points at half time. Though Boddington’s home ground advantage prevailed in the last half to defeat our Cougars by 12 points. Final score, 9.5-59 to 10.11-71. Goals by K.Patterson (3), A.Davey (2), D.Joyce (2), J.Ward and K.Gooding. Best players went to J.Ball, R.Taylor, S.Pearce, K.Patterson and D.Ryan.
Message from WA Landcare Network - “When is a landcare group not a landcare group? When it’s an LCDC of course”
"You may be aware Land Conservation District Committees (LCDC’s) were notified recently that they were deemed ineligible after applying for the National Landcare Program’s Environment Small Grants. Their ineligibility was a result of their status as Unincorporated and/or State bodies and not incorporated groups in the application process.
LCDC’s that applied for the Environment Small Grants have been shocked by the news. For over thirty years they had been successfully applying for Federal environment funding and while the small one off 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants in 2015 was a precedent to these guidelines, most were unaware of the new changes”.
The local message is to inform everyone the LCDC had previously been registered as a State Government Entity in January 2013. This will be rectified immediately to reflect the correct Entity Type and solve issues of ineligibility for future Federal environment funding.
Progression Planning is about retaining family relationships in the progression/succession process by looking at the people issues before dealing with the financial and business aspects. It is often the unspoken expectations of family members that can lead to the difficulties experienced. If farming families looked at the relationship aspects and people issues of their business as part of the progression plan, there would be less stress and misunderstanding.
Why Progression? Mixed messages are received and given using the word “succession”. For most it means “the king is dead” or “who is the next king”? Progression is not just a business transaction, it is primarily about relationships. One of the greatest risks to a farming family’s viability, in the long term, is about relationships and we often don’t see it coming. Progression shifts the focus to how we move the family owned business (especially farming) into the next era or generation and how the older generation can successfully make the transition to the next phase of their lives. “Progression” encapsulates these options.
Effective communication allows for awareness, understanding and a basis to reach agreement on issues. Communication must be maintained to both reduce distress and for our positive wellbeing. In fact, many people don’t talk about progression until it’s too late and/or put it off because it is too difficult. The following key topics in progression planning need to be canvassed in detail:
We need to make Progression Planning discussions part of normal conversation in our business. Only the minority, amongst family owned businesses, have any documentation around farm and/or business succession. Families must lead the way and own the process, no one can do it for us. Some simple rules that influence good progression planning are:
Remember not all businesses will be able to have a successful progression/succession outcome, for a variety of reasons. Maintain those relationships first, to give it the best shot. “Don’t do what others say, just listen to them, and do what you feel good with” a quote from Warren Buffett that fits in well with progression/succession matters.
Owen and the Team
The Regional Men’s Health Initiative delivered by WMH (Inc.)
PO Box 768, Northam WA 6401
Phone: 08 9690 2277
You may have heard of BABs at the 2018 Taste of Dumbleyung when BBQ Master Winners Skye Beacall and Lyn Wilson donated their prize money of $500 to the BABs cause, the Cancer Council.
Who is BABs? Butterflies and Boots is their full title and the faces behind the team are locals Christine Bairstow and her daughter Amy. Christine and Amy have signed up to participate in the 7th annual Mystery Box Rally to be held this October. The rally will begin and end in Mildura, Victoria but where they will travel each day during the five-day adventure is a mystery!
Each team sources their own vehicle (which must be 25+ years old) to compete in the rally and also fundraise a minimum of $3,500 for the Cancer Council. With little to no creature comforts, the adventure includes camping along the way!
A unique five-day challenge, the event raises money for cancer research. You can help the BABs team fundraise money for this great cause! The BABS team has raised over $3,000 so far and let s help them reach their minimum plus much more!!
How can you help?
To keep up to date and follow the ladies take on the mystery box be sure to follow their Facebook page ‘Team Babs – Mystery Box Rally 2018’.
Good Luck team BABs! We can’t wait to see where this adventure takes you
Who doesn’t love a bargain, discount or saving?! Sometimes we can forget how convenient it is to have a variety of great services and goods available on our back doorstep. With this in mind, the Dumbleyung CRC have teamed up with 22 businesses across the Shire for an end of financial year (EOFY) shop local campaign! The campaign will be in place for the month of June and there are great savings in both Kukerin and Dumbleyung.
From beauty savings, every day shopping to electrical and freight savings! There’s something for everyone! Participating businesses include – Dumbleyung Foodworks, Kukerin Shade Sheds, The GODI, Kukerin Beauty Therapy, Emu Essence, Kukerin General Store, along came Henry Café, Christine Bairstow Photography, T&S Freight, Skye’s Cakes, Scally Art, Hall Electrical, Kukerin Hotel, Olde Village Wares, Sniptrix Hair and Beauty, Dumbleyung Ag Supplies, Dumbleyung District Club, Wuddi Cultural Tours, Kukerin Rural Services, Dumbleyung Roadhouse, Dumbleyung Engineering and Dumbleyung CRC.
Please see below or in the classifieds, all the deals and savings you can access in the month of June. Each time a discount is redeemed the sale will be recorded to track the success of the campaign. Conditions do apply to individual deals so please see the flyer for more information.
Happy saving and shopping!
Over fifteen ladies attended WANSLEA/Parenting WA workshops on May 9, 16 and 23 at the Dumbleyung CRC. The three week program covered behaviour and emotion in children aged 2 to 12 years with lots of discussion and questions each week. The workshop included discussion on a variety of topics from, using emotion coaching to encourage good behaviour to, how to discipline without arguing, yelling or smacking.
Thanks to WANSLEA the workshop was a free event to attend and the CRC was a buzz each Wednesday morning as the ladies filled the large meeting room. Everyone also received a certificate upon completion of the three week program. Feedback from participants included ‘very informative’, ‘appreciative of opportunities like these close to home’ and ‘great opportunity to meet new people and learn new things’.
Thanks to local, Briony Adams who hosted a crèche service during the workshop - a valued service making it possible for many ladies to attend. Further thanks to all who participated! Watch this space for similar workshops or children’s activities coming in the term two school holidays.
Staff and committee of the Dumbleyung CRC along with community members and volunteers contribute to the weekly Quack Chat Newsletter.