To the Residents of the Shire of Dumbleyung
As we have been successful in the tender process and now have the contract to service both the recycling and waste bins in the shire we thought it was a good time to introduce ourselves to the community and explain what happens to the material you place in your bins.
Warren Blackwood Waste is a family owned business which was formed by my father, Paul Webb and has been operating in regional WA since 1999.
Each week we pick up the waste bins in Dumbleyung, Moulyinning and Kukerin and then transport and empty this waste to the waste site in Dumbleyung. Each fortnight on recycling day, we pick up the waste bins first, empty the waste material at the waste site and then start the recycling. We reverse the route, pick up the recycle bins and transport the recyclable material back to our Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Kojonup. Please wave to our driver Giles if you see him.
We have three fulltime workers who work at our MRF who sort all the recyclable material by hand. The Shire of Dumbleyung recycling takes approximately 5 hours to sort. It is very important to have your recyclables loose and relatively clean in your yellow lid bins. As our workers sort it by hand and recyclables in plastic bags won’t be sorted as unfortunately we do get some nasty stuff in bags with the recycling e.g. food scraps, nappies, needles etc. Although it sounds very unpleasant, sorting by hand optimises the amount of recoverable material collected from each load.
Recyclable material includes- paper, cardboard, plastic containers, bottles, cans and glass. Common materials we get that aren’t recyclable include- styrofoam, clothes, UHT containers (long life milk, juice boxes), ceramics and yes, nappies! We would like to encourage anyone to call in at our facility at 54 Tunney Road in Kojonup to have a look at what happens to your recyclables and to see that “no” the same truck does not do two laps of town and then take both bins to the dump… Trust me, it would be a total waste (pardon the pun!) of our time, fuel and wages.
Warren Blackwood Waste prides itself on our exceptional service and communication with its shires and its residents. If you would like any further information, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Warren Blackwood Waste will also be sponsoring a golf day at Lake View Golf Course on Saturday 27th July so please come down and have a chat with me.
Mat Webb, Company Owner
There are currently three well aged units available for rent.
42A Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
23 Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
1/32 Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
2/32 Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
27B Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
2/501 McIntyre Street, Dumbleyung: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
13/501 McIntyre Street, Dumbleyung: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
There is currently one low income unit available for rent.
• 17B McIntyre Street, Dumbleyung: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $145 per week
SHOPKEEPERS WANTED – DUMBLEYUNG MINI MALL
The Mini Mall is cranking so we want to open more hours to meet demand and extend our product range! So we are looking for more shopkeepers with product to join us at the Mini Mall & we all help sell for each other!
Little time commitment, low risk…. now the question is “what could you sell at the Mini Mall?”
YOUR TIME: 4HRS PER WEEK
RENT COST: $8 PER WEEK*
* Weekly rent $50 currently shared between 7 shopkeepers costing approximately $8 each per week, subject to change. Minimum 4 shopkeeping hours per week to ensure shop is open regularly. More info call 9863 4012
The Minister for Women’s Interests recently announced the development of a plan to address gender inequality in Western Australia. The plan will be launched in 2020 and will set the agenda for advancing gender equality over the next 10 years.
All Western Australians are encouraged to have a say and we particularly want to hear from people who are vulnerable or marginalised in the community.
We hope that you can help us to connect with people in your community to give them an opportunity to have their voices heard.
Individuals can have their say online by:https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/wa-have-your-say/womens-plan/
Completing a shortonline survey by 30 June 2019 (to request a copy of the survey in an alternative format or language, please email@example.com) or
Completing the ‘electronic postcard’ on theCommunities website and submitting their response.
Further information is available fromThere is no obligation on Local Governments or individuals to participate and any identifying information shared with us will remain confidential.
SEE Something? WANT Something? SAY SOMETHING.
We rely on and encourage residents of the shire to report faults, 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, or 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 and Services, 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.
REMINDER -Manning of Waste Sites
The waste sites in Kukerin and Dumbleyung will be open each week at the following times:
Dumbleyung – Thursday 9:00am to 1:00pm and Sunday 8:00am to 12:00 noon
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.
Community Assisted Transport Scheme
By now you have hopefully received information in the mail about the Community Assisted Transport Scheme. The service is available to all residents of the shire, you can read more here:https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/health
COORDINATOR & AFTER HOURS CONTACT| Helen Gooding 0427 530 204
BOOKINGS| Dumbleyung CRC, (08) 9863 4829
10th annual Australian Farmer of the Year Awards.
Kondinin Group is encouraging all farmers and rural community members to nominate for the 10th annual Australian Farmer of the Year Awards.
Nominations can be made atwww.farmeroftheyear.com.au and are open until 30 June.
The Australian Farmer of the Year Awards are an opportunity for people across the country to tell their story about farming and life in rural Australia. To celebrate their success, resilience, innovation and commitment, and share the integrity and enduring nature of our agriculture industry.
All category winners will get the opportunity to part in a one-day leadership program held in Canberra the day before the announcement ceremony. Supported by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, this workshop will assist award recipients to clarify and guide their leadership journey.
The 2019 award categories include:
The Kondinin Group and ABC Rural 2019 Australian Farmer of the Year
Young Farmer of the Year, sponsored by McDonalds
Farming Legend of the Year
Community Leader of the Year, sponsored by Market Check
Rural Consultant of the Year, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience
Agricultural Student of the Year *NEW*
Award for Excellence in Innovation, sponsored by Telstra
Award for Excellence in Technology, sponsored by New Holland
Award for Excellence in Diversification, sponsored by Decipher
Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience *NEW*
Winners will be announced at a special ceremony on 16 October 2019 at Parliament House, Canberra.
The 2019 Australian Farmer of the Year Awards are supported by Platinum Sponsors WFI; Award Sponsors McDonalds, Market Check Corteva Agriscience, Telstra, New Holland and Decipher; Leadership Program by Department of Agriculture and Water Resources; Industry Supporters the National Farmers’ Federation, AgSafe, Goldacres and Blundstone; and Media Partner RM William’s OUTback.
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