Do we want a community transport service for our seniors and those, who for some reason, may find it difficult or are unable to transport themselves to their medical appointments in Perth or other regional centres?
The concept moving forward would be in prospect of a 2017 Bain Estate Application but to first assess if this service would:
- Be utilised by those in need
- Attract a variety of volunteers
The Shire is building more and more aged home and more local people are choosing to stay in their home towns rather than live in coastal cities as they feel, in my view, safer. Some are still near family. As ages take over, drivers licences are lost and if not lost, driving in and to cities becomes difficult. With this in mind we have had a number of requests from community organisations to support them in researching the implementation of an affordable community transport service. The requests have been in the form of a car, which is easy for any volunteer to drive, without needing additional license classes or to undertake major training.
One of the concerns highlighted by the requesting organisations is our community’s reluctance to put strain on our volunteers, meaning people may not feel comfortable or think they are inconveniencing others by utilising the service. Education and marketing of this service could see a number of new volunteers established including those who already take a drive weekly or sporadically. Coupled with access to a reliable vehicle, this service may not impose the “perceived” inconvenience to volunteers, and may provide those who can’t commit to stringent volunteering with an alternate, flexible way to contribute to the community.
A survey will be circulated however a simple email, phone call, Facebook comment, message or visit to the shire to record your interest as a volunteer or prospective client, would be a great benefit to the assessment process. Bain Estate Applications close 4th August 2017, meaning we will need feedback submitted prior to this date.
Contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org, (08) 9863 4012 or www.facebook.com/dumbleyungshire
BAIN ESTATE FUTURE FUND APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
2017/2018 Application Period
Open Date: 01 July 2017 at 12.00am
Application Closing Date: 04 August 2017 at 12.00pm (noon)
Projects need to be completed by 30 June 2018 to be eligible for funding.
Application form and Guideline can be found on the Shire Website.
Grant applications can vary in monetary value. The minimum shire contribution is $500. The level of matching funds required will be dependent on the ability of the applicant to pay. Applicants must contribute a minimum as per the following guide but not restricted to these amounts.
Total Project Cost Applicant contribution percentage guide
Less than $5000 50%
$5001 - $15000 40%
$15001 - $30000 30%
Greater than $30000 20%
Applicants who will also be applying through Department of Sport & Recreation will be rewarded with an additional 5% on top of the 33% of the total project cost.
If you have an idea of a project or activity that you would like to request to be funded and would like to discuss this with a staff member, please phone Mary-Ann Davidson or Emily Edwards on 9863 4012 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Land Holders Affected by Storm Damage – Funding Relief
Local land owners recently affected by erosion or storm damage to fencing may be applicable for funding relief. Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA) applications for primary producers should be lodged online through the Department of Agriculture Food (DAFWA), using the Department's Online Grant Management System before 13 August 2017. Please refer to websitewww.agric.wa.gov.au/wandrra for current support measures to assist in meeting the needs of primary producers affected by the recent weather events. Primary producer enquiries for WANDRRA should be directed to DAFWA’s Rural Business Development Unit on 1800 198 231 (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday). To report impacts of the recent rainfall and flooding, primary producers should contact DAFWA’s hotline on 08 9690 2022 (8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday) or email@example.com.
Further information in regard to the funding can be found here: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/sites/gateway/files/WANDRRA%20Information%20-%20Measures%20to%20Assist%20Primary%20Producers_1.pdf
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Dumbleyung Town Hall Keys
If you or know of anyone that has a Dumbleyung Town Hall Key could you please return it the Shire Administration Building immediately. Currently ALL our town hall keys are on loan to the community and have not been returned, we are unable to access the building ourselves as we have no keys. Return of keys includes schools and or community groups that use the hall frequently, as a shire asset, it is not acceptable for persons to hold onto keys for their use.
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