Community Thank you
24-9-1948 ~ 7-10-2018
Nicki, Darren, Natalie and family
With much love and gratitude we sincerely THANK family, friends, neighbours and acquaintances for the overwhelming support and help in our transition from our farming life to the city.
To one and all for the beautiful flowers, cards, letters and calls on Ric’s passing. Forever In Our Hearts. Bless You All and Thank You!
Dumbleyung Netball Club AGM
The Dumbleyung Netball Club will be having their AGM on Saturday December 1 at 10am at the CRC/along came Henry Cafe, kids are welcome. All are invited to discuss the 2019 Netball Season. Inquiries or apologies to Amanda at email@example.com
EOI – Walking Group
Lovely summer weather means beautiful morning and/or afternoon walks. If you are interested in joining the CRC on a casual walk once a week or once a fortnight, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9863 4829. With enough interest we will register with the ‘Heart Foundations Walking’ Program. Did you know? A study of 1800 walkers in 14 countries showed outdoor walking groups improved their members’ blood pressure, resting heart rate, cholesterol, body fat and mood.
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Happy Birthday to Sophie Bennett (November 29), Jamie Dare (December 1) and Chelsea Mott (December 4). We hope you all enjoy your day!
Wuddi Cultural Tours and shop Closed until end of November
Due to renovations Wuddi Cultural Tours and shop will be closed until the end of November and will reopen in December. Grant and Anne Riley apologise for any inconvenience.
The community garden is back in full swing with the weather warming up. The part time watering roster is as below and volunteers are still needed for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Monday – Marlene
Tuesday – Claudia
Wednesday – Sue
Thursday – Working Bee
If you can help in any way that would be appreciated. Watering only takes approx. 15 minutes. Please call Gwen if you can lend a helping hand, 9863 4236. Can’t help with the watering? Maybe you can assist with setting and digital water timer, any assistance is appreciated – please contact Murray Lathwell. Further, the community garden are after horse manure, if you can help please drop off at the garden located behind the Dumbleyung CRC on Dawson Street.
Kukerin Bowling Club
Owing to the break in pennants and the Ladies Inter League round robin pairs being played last week-end, no organised bowls were played last week-end, however four men braved the elements for a short rollup on Sunday afternoon.
At the time of writing the pennant game scheduled for next Saturday is maybe in doubt therefore players will be contacted by Captain Ross as to what will be happening.
With luck there will be a break in the wet weather and harvesting can be completed soon.
Article by P. Adams
Kukerin Dumbleyung Cricket Club
Saturday afternoon saw another home game for the KDCC against Williams.
After something very unusual happened (Heady winning the toss) we were set to bat first on a fine sunny day.
The opening partnership started with a few boundaries, but an early wicket saw it broken with only 15 runs on the board. Matt Gilfellon was still stroking the ball very well as Kal Joyce strode to the crease and they kept the score ticking over until Matt was bowled for 29. Small partnerships were the order of the day as wickets were falling quite often. The score steadily managed to make its way to 166 after our 45 overs. One particular highlight of the innings was a well compiled “0” from Pete Joyce.
Top scorers- Kal Joyce 57 & Matt Gilfellon 29.
Afternoon tea was enjoyed by all thanks to our wonderful WAGS once again and then the boys were back in the field. A cautious start was taken by the Williams openers as David Head and Scotty Gray bowled some good early overs. The first wicket wasn’t far away as Heady picked up an LBW and then Scotty got one through the defence of a Williams batsman. With a few more quick wickets taken the task was getting tough for the visitors and the Cougars could smell victory. We would have been into the cans a bit earlier if some of us could catch, but we eventually finished the job to bowl Williams out for 94.
Bowling- Scotty Gray 3-35 & Matt Gilfellon 2-11.
Great win for the boys and it goes to show we can beat most sides on our day. Also, good to see another good crowd enjoying a nice relaxing arvo in the sun and lots of little kids getting around too. (A few more boys would be nice!)
Next week we are off to Narrogin as we take on Towns.
Article by D.Leo
Pictured above left L-R: John Williams & Ryan Taylor enjoying some refreshments after the win
Pictured above right L-R: Kelsie Adams and Tori Denn
Successful LCDC at the recently held Landcare Zone AGM held at the GODI
This year the Grand Olde’ Dumbleyung Inn was the venue chosen to hold the Annual General Meetings for both the Landcare Groups.
It was pleasing to see a good turnout of Community folk as well as members and after the meetings there was time for members to enjoy delicious snacks and refreshments, courtesy of the LCDC.
The LCDC hold an annual meeting and this membership is gazetted under the Land and Soil Conservation Act 1945. There are nine members, including Grant Lukins and Marilyn Haselby as Shire Reps. Jon Adams, the sitting Chairperson has held this position since 2006 and was happy to continue in this role. Kevin Powell has been the Honorary Treasurer for the past five years and was also happy to continue with this role.
An initiative this year was to distribute funds from the LCDC account to Landholders, particularly for fox and rabbit control and revegetation.
Allocation of funds will be distributed on a need to basis to assist farmers with the cost of 1080 baits and pindone rabbit poison.
Additional to this the LCDC will offer a 50% subsidy on seedlings up to a maximum of 10 trays per farm order.
The members also agreed to make a $100 donation to the two schools. Kukerin will use their donation to purchase reference books for the library and Dumbleyung will put the donation towards School Awards which will be presented at the end of year School Assembly.
The Zone Committee meet three times a year and have seventeen elected members representing Catchment areas, two State Government Reps and the Shire managers the project financial matters.
There being no resignations, the Committee remained as; T. Gray as the Chairperson, H. Bairstow as Deputy Chair, Shire as the Treasurer and the administration and secretarial duties are carried out by the Landcare Zone Manager.
Several reports were presented and the current Chair, Todd Gray commenced by thanking members and the public for supporting Landcare and indicated he was pleased to see a renewed interest in community support. The Shire was acknowledged and thanked for managing the project finances and supporting the employment of the Landcare Officer.
Rod Frost reported on regenerative farming as being a new initiate being heavily promoted by the Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development. Several forums specifically targeted at regenerative farming have been held with the Minister giving the opening address.
Mel Capper, Primary School Principal, informed the meeting that the School is planning towards an overnight camp at the Dryandra Village in 2019 and will be happy to work in partnership with Claudia towards this event happening. Mel also thanked the LCDC for their donation towards the end of school year book awards.
Hayden Gossage reported that he has been managing the Zone face book page for seven months and informed the meeting that face book has 218 followers and over 1000 people have viewed the page looking at events and happenings. Hayden was thanked for his efforts in keeping the page up to date and relevant.
Cr. Julie Ramm reported on behalf of the Council reminding rate payers to utilise the Landcare service to full capacity. After some discussion, it was resolved that a survey be sent to farmers asking how they wish to utilise the Landcare service and propose activities which will increase awareness and participation across the Shire. As Shire budgets become under closer scrutiny it is important to maintain a level of service that Farmers are happy to support.
John Paul Collins as the DPIRD Rep, gave a comprehensive report on the current situation with the DPIRD Office and Research Station in Katanning. There are 16 staff in Town and 7 at the Research Station. Funding of $900,000 has been granted to build a feed in-take shed to measure feed conversion efficiency with sheep at the Research Station. Funding has also been secured to focus on the Station becoming a “data-farm”.
In conclusion, the Chairperson indicated that it had been a good year, with good community support and thanked everyone for being involved.
If any community member wishes to receive a copy of the Zone AGM minutes please contact Claudia at the Landcare Office.
BITUMISING WORKS ON BENNETT STREET TUESDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2018 (SUBJECT TO WEATHER)
Bitumising works will be carried out along Bennett Street in Dumbleyung on the 4th December between McIntyre Street and Absolon Street. Sections of the road will be closed for short periods of time while the works are carried out.
Please remember to refrain from street parking on Bennett Street from Monday night 3rd December until works have been completed on Tuesday the 4th December 2018.
We realise this is an inconvenience however for us to complete the task efficiently and safely
we ask that you please assist us with the below:
• No street parking on Bennett Street
• Do not walk through closed work areas as works require the bitumen to be at high temperatures.
• Be mindful of heavy machinery operating in the area.
• Please access shops via the laneways and the General Store via their carpark accessed from Absolon Street.
If you have any questions, please contact the Shire of Dumbleyung on 9863 4012.
We thank you for your cooperation.
Resealing Works Tuesday 4th – Friday 7th December *Weather Permitting
Bitumising works will be carried out on Tincurrin Rd, Fence Rd, 129 Gate Rd and Adams Rd from Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th December 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact the Shire of Dumbleyung on 9863 4012.
DUMBLEYUNG MINI MALL ‘GRAND OPENING’ 1ST DEC AT 10AM
EXCITING NEWS! The Dumbleyung Mini Mall is opening 10am Saturday 1st December 2018 starting with six brands!! Come and celebrate with them 😄🎉🎉The Dumbleyung Mini Mall is a small business incubator providing a safe space to inspire hobbies to grow into something more. We are always seeking expressions of interest for Shopkeepers or Displays. If you would like to be involved or are just curious, please contact us on 9863 4012. This is an Economic Development Initiative from the Shire of Dumbleyung. More information here:https://www.facebook.com/dumbleyungminimall
LICENSING CLOSURE 20/12/2018 – 14/01/2019
The Shire of Dumbleyung Driver and Vehicle Services Agency will be closed from the 20th of December 2018 until the 14th January 2019.
During this time please call 13 11 56 for all Driver and Vehicle Services enquiries (Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm) or visit www.transport.wa.gov.au
Thank you for your co-operation
Manning of Waste Sites
Commencing on Friday 30th November, the waste sites in Kukerin and Dumbleyung will be open each week at the following times:
Dumbleyung – Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm and Sunday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Kukerin – Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Wednesday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Passes will be required for free entry to the waste sites (unlimited free visits with a pass) or charges will apply without a pass.
A mail out with more detailed information will go to local PO Boxes however if you do not receive this please get in touch with the shire for more information, if you have lost your pass, or your landlord if you are renting.
Illegal Mobile Boosters
Please be aware that using an illegal mobile phone booster affects the signal of other users. Telstra have also been in the district, searching for illegal boosters, and fines do apply for their use. Please be kind to your neighbours and purchase a legal booster instead.
DUMBLEYUNG TOWNSCAPE, TOURISM & TIDY TOWNS COMMITTEE VACANY
Council is seeking nominations for a vacancy which exists on the Dumbleyung Townscape, Tourism & Tidy Town Committee. If you are interested in nominating for this committee please advise Zoey Eyre in writing at PO Box 99, Dumbleyung WA 6350 or email@example.com by 4pm on Wednesday 12th December 2018. Please contact the Shire on 9863 4012 if you require further information.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST COUNCIL CHRISTMAS CATERING
The Shire of Dumbleyung is seeking expressions of interest to supply food and catering services for the Council Christmas Dinner in December.
When: Thursday 20th December 2018 at 7pm
Where: Shire of Dumbleyung Council Chambers
Numbers: 30-40 people (numbers confirmed closer to date)
Budget: Maximum $40 per head
3 Course Meal comprising of Appetisers,
Main Course and Desserts required.
To register your interest please submit a menu to Zoey Eyre by 4.00pm Monday 3rd December 2018 by post to: Shire of Dumbleyung, Attention – Zoey Eyre, PO Box 99 Dumbleyung WA 6350, dropped in to the administration office or emailed firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact Zoey Eyre on 9863 4012 or email@example.com
We are transitioning to having a Landcare mailing list to ensure that Landcare Information is getting to those that need it. To ensure that you receive this information, please sign up here http://eepurl.com/dL9Juc or contact Claudia at the Landcare office on 9863 4225.
Community Assisted Transport Scheme (CATS)
The car has arrived and the drivers are ready to go! Following successful application to the Bain Estate, Helen Gooding and Bob Bray, in conjunction with the shire, have been working to get the CATS to the point of being ready to operate. The scheme pairs volunteer drivers with a client to ensure that services outside of our area can be accessed. All it costs the client is a $50 fee in addition to their PATS reimbursement which goes to ensuring the scheme remains viable in the future.
Who can use the service?
The service is available to ALL residents of the shire;
Are you interested in volunteering to be a driver?
We are on the look-out for more drivers. If you are interested, simply contact the Coordinator, Helen Gooding, to find out more. To be eligible you must:
Dumbleyung Swimming Pool NOW OPEN
Open 7 days unless otherwise advertised
Monday 6.30am - 8.30am
12.00pm - 6.00pm*
Tuesday 12.00pm - 6.00pm*
Wednesday 6.30am - 8.30am
12.00pm - 6.00pm*
Thursday 12.00pm - 6.00pm*
Friday 6.30am - 8.30am
12.00pm - 6.00pm*
*Pool may close early if weather is cold. Please call if you are travelling after 5:00pm
If a large group (10+ people) are interested in visiting the pool outside of opening hours, please contact the Pool Manager for possible opening
EARLIER CLOSING DATE! Bain Estate Future Fund 2019/20
The application closing period for the Bain Estate Future Fund 2019/20 has changed to May. With the new closing date approaching the application form is accessible on our website NOW! Download application form here:https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/bain-estate-future-fund
SEE Something? WANT Something? SAY Something..
We rely on residents of the shire reporting faults to us, as we don’t have the resources to ensure that every road, building, park and garden in the shire is free from defects. If you see something, please report it keeping in mind the following:
1. Reports are to be made via the shire website,www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au. If you don’t have access to a computer, or prefer not to, you can make a report via the front counter of the shire, either in-person, by telephone, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Reports are not to be made to the Manager of Works, staff not working the front counter or any staff member in their private time. We are trying to ensure every works request receives the appropriate response, but if you choose to go outside the process, we may not provide a response.
3. Works requests simply need to report what and where the fault is. If you have further helpful information please include it, but we do not require a story behind the fault. From the report, we can determine the correct treatment and if we require further information, we will get back in touch.
Following your report, we will respond to acknowledge receipt of the report as soon as it is received, and then let you know what action we plan to take within ten days. If applicable, we will then let you know when the work has been carried out.
Houses For Rent
There are currently two well aged units available for rent in Kukerin.
• 42 Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
• 23 Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
There is currently one low income unit available for rent in Kukerin.
• 34B Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $145 per week
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 her
Pictured above: Leschenaultia tubiflora - this photo shows a plant that is partially pollinated.
It turns from white to red after pollination.
Hello everybody living locally to Tarin Rock Nature Reserve. I hope that you have been able to visit the reserve this spring. Both September and October were excellent for viewing wildflowers and have kept me really busy with processing all my plant samples and photos.
I have lodged 78 plant species with the Western Australian herbarium to date and there are probably the same number to be lodged at a later date. That means that I am finding plants in the reserve that have not been recorded from there before. I am also making some exciting discoveries of plants that are classed as priority species. These are plants from which there are not many locations in Western Australia that they have been recorded from. It is my intention that I will provide photos of these priority species in the book.
So, in October I recorded more than 100 flowering plant species in 5 days, and a frog. My last visit to the reserve was shorter as the spring flowering season is mostly over. There are still many flowering plants to be found especially within the groups of the eucalyptus, melaleucas, goodeniaceae and verticordias. The trigger plants were also flowering at this time and some are really tiny. They catapult pollen onto the back of any visiting insect. The ‘catapult’ resets itself in order to repeat the action with the next visiting insect. This month I was also fortunate enough to get a close-up view of a young wedge-tailed eagle.
My next visit will be 15 to 18 December. If anybody wants to come along, let me know and we can meet up on site. You can reach me by email at email@example.com or by phone on 0439978550.
Article by Jolanda Keeble
Pictured below: Stylidium amphora (trigger plant). This photo of the trigger plant shows the ‘catapult’ and if you look close, there is an insect flying towards the left hand flower.
Pictured below left: Jacksonia capitata Pictured below right: Wedge-tailed Eagle
Pictured above: Eric Leslie Wallis
24/9/1948 - 7/10/2018
Eric Leslie Wallis
24/9/1948 ~ 7/10/2018
A Ric Factor (Brave Heart)
Was Born in 48
Never liked being late
And didn't like shutting Gates
School in 53
Loved to be Free
Fought for his country to be Free
1960 became quite shifty
Stealing milk he got the 6's
Swimming the Swan
He got the gong
For stealing Pedro's Melons.
He sat his Junior in 63
With flying colours he did pass.
Leaving school "at last!"
Thought he left Guildford with a bit of Class.
Late 60's headed east of the farm
He and his Brother bought more Land
Camped and cleared
Giving each other a hand
A farm in Nyabing on the go
Didn't they there put on a show!!
To the Pubs they did go!!!
1968 He had a date with a girl.
She lived at the 129 Gate
And she was often late!!
In 1969 he was Forlorn
Out of a Barrel his number was drawn
National Service he did go
East he headed and did his training
Not one to complain
He gritted his teeth
Got on with the Job
And did the Best he could.
1970 was quite scary
Getting Engaged to a Farmer’s Daughter
As a support group he headed to Nam
Joined 8RAR firing guns and mortars
Called to 2RAR 3 Months later
Into the Jungles he went support for the S.A.S
71 he was in for a spin.
Home from Vietnam with the biggest grin
A few days later on the 10-7-1971 he married the Farmer’s Daughter.
There was quite a hum
They started a new beat
With a new drum
1972 A Son was born
' 74 a Daughter too
Proud as Punch of his Pigeon Pair
What more could he want
Being so Proud 4 Grandchildren around
And acting as Granddads and Uncles do.
Picnics & Fires!
Bikes and Ute driving too
or sneaking a Chocolate or two.
Not forgetting his Bog Laps or 10 !!!!
7 Boats over the years he had
Of various shapes and sizes.
He loved the ocean
the Lake and the Land.
And always loved giving a Hand.
Living Life with Ric was never Bland
I would still take him by the hand
A stronger man you would never meet
He got to 70 and never missed a beat.
A Friend for Life.
I'd watch him playing cricket
and football from the Grand Stand.
Fishing with his mates of course he loved the most
He was always off Fishing down on the Coast
or heading to Leeman to catch the big one.
5 Fathoms he told us he was at til the end.
A Storm is coming he said
No more Fishing then.
Eulogy Poem for Eric Wallis by Nicki Wallis
Pictured above: Participants and children with Pia Lambert, at a Circle of Security session
Local child health nurses, Pia Lambert of Wagin and Di Poultney of Lake Grace successfully completed the six week, Circle of Security workshops at the Dumbleyung CRC from October 9 til November 20.
Six ladies attended each week learning and discussing the tools to help parents make sense of what your child is really asking from you and how to strengthen the parent-child relationship. An opportunity for reflection the program aimed to help parents understand and learn to read their child’s emotional needs, support their child ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self-esteem and ensure their child feels secure.
Each two hour session included a delicious morning tea and was made possible thanks to crèche services offered by Paige Morris. Further, thanks to funding by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development who provide (via CRC’s) free meeting room hire for local and state government staff (up to 48 hours).
If you were interested in these workshops but couldn’t attend please contact the CRC on 9863 4829 or Pia on firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured above: Emily Gray competing on 'Jocular Vision'
From last to first place all in one day! It was a big weekend of eventing for Kukerin local and equestrian athlete, Emily Gray and horse ‘Jocular Vision’ at the 21st Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 day event (Aus3de). Horses, rider and support crew made the annual trip across the Nullarbor to compete in this prestigious event. It was held in the heart of Adelaide city parklands from November 15th to 18th – the pinnacle of equestrian eventing in Australia. There are only six events at this Olympic level in the world and of these six the Aus3de is the only one held in the Southern Hemisphere. This is the main qualifying event the Australians use for Olympic Games selection.
Eventing, includes three disciplines dressage, cross country and show jumping. Dressage was held on day one though unfortunately at the end of this event, Emily and Jocular Vision held last position on the CCI 4 star leader board. Though, day two saw Emily and Jocular Vision jump to first place, completing the cross country course in the fastest time and with the least penalties – well done Emily and Jocular Vision! A well designed and challenging course, the cross country event saw 11 riders eliminated from the competition. Many Olympic riders described it as the toughest cross country track they have ever come across.
An awesome ride and exciting day for Emily and horse Jocular Vision, however two riders contested their cross country rides (New Zealand’s Amanda Pottinger and Australian Hazel Shannon) which resulted in a change to the leader board. This saw Emily move from first place to third place going into show jumping on the third and final day of the competition.
Another well designed course saw all riders attract penalties as they completed their show jumping event. Emily and Jocular Vision had two rails fall in the show jumping which saw them just knocked off the final podium (by two seconds = 2points), coming home with fourth place at the end of the 2018 Aus3de.
Emily and Jocular Vision not only finished in fourth place, but were also awarded the Jubilee Cup (closest to optimum time) and finished second in the teams challenge – congratulations!
Australian rider Hazel Shannon finished in first place, New Zealand rider Amanda Pottinger finished second and third was won by a former Australian Olympic Rider (and fellow West Aussie) Sonja Johnson.
Emily also travelled and competed in the CCI 2 star event on horse, Rio Tonto and was unfortunately eliminated on day two after the Cross Country.
Congratulations to Kukerin local Emily Gray and Jocular Vision for all your efforts at this year’s event, an awesome achievement!
Pictured below: Emily Gray competing on 'Jocular Vision' and with her ribbons and Jubilee Cup trophy
Staff and committee of the Dumbleyung CRC along with community members and volunteers contribute to the weekly Quack Chat Newsletter.