March 20th, 2013
Community News of Walpole,
Nornalup, Peaceful Bay & Bow Bridge
Proudly published in Litter Free Walpole
Marty Makes it Three
Submitted by Rhonda Perpoli on behalf of
Walpole Country Club
There were big celebrations at the
Walpole Country Club on Sunday night
when the winners of the 26th Pioneer Cup
Martin Anning with his partner Neil
McDonald enjoyed the top honours, this
being the third time Marty has won this
prestigious golfing tournament. A great
Local lads featured in the first three
Pioneer Cup Winners: Martin Anning and
Runner’s Up: Steele Harkin and Russel
Third Place: Nigel Fry and Luke Anderson
Fourth Place: Chris Slynn and Malcolm
Over one hundred players toughed it out in
the misty, gloomy weather on Friday and
two hundred and twenty six took on the
challenge for the Pioneer Cup over Pictured above
Saturday and Sunday. An impressive array top; Martin Anning with Norm Hawkins
of prizes was an added incentive to play middle; Steele and Russel Harkin with Norm Hawkins
well though most were happy to enjoy good food, good friends, good stories and great
entertainment. Continued on page 9...
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March 20th 2013 — 2 Walpole Weekly
Community Events Calender Shire of Denmark
Where the Forest meets the Sea –
Month Date Details South Coast - Western Australia
March 22 Black Swan Theatre simulcast of “The
Importance of Being Ernest” at CRC Community Visioning
25 Aquatic Facility Referendum Workshops
28 Precision hearing in Walpole Wednesday, 3 April 2013
29 Good Friday At the Peaceful Bay Community Hall
From 10.00am to 1.00pm
29 Shire of Manjimup Community Grants
close Wednesday, 10 April 2013
31 Easter Sunday At the Council Reception Room
1st Session – From 10.00am to 1.00pm
31 Easter Markets
2nd Session – From 6.00pm to 9.00pm
April 3 Community Visioning Workshop @
Light lunch or supper & refreshments provided
The Shire of Denmark is developing a new
4 Invasive Weeds Workshop Community Strategic Plan and seeks your views on
4 Feral Animals Workshop the future direction of the Shire and the priorities for
7 Beyond Gardens-seminar in Hall
In essence, Council wants to know how you would
9-11 Holistic Grazing Workshop like the Shire to grow and develop into the future out
11 Munda Biddi Inaugural ride to to the year 2031.
What do you like or value about living in the
14 Silver Chain Garden Party—Tree Elle Shire?
17 Independent Living Van at CRC What do you dislike or value about living in the
What do you believe may change (by 2031)
Walpole Community Resource Centre that will require the community planning for?
Will be closed What is your Vision for the Shire by 2031?
Good Friday March 29th
Reopening 9am Council invites you to attend one of the above
Tuesday April 2nd workshops and give us your views, vision and
aspirations! The forums will be light and engaging
Please note this includes: and if you simply wish to attend, listen and take
Bendigo Bank Agency and away a form to fill out for return to us later – then
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Walpole Weekly March 20th, 2013 — 3
Federal Government to take money from inactive accounts
Recent reports on the May 31st changes to federal laws There is hope-
regarding inactive bank accounts have been raising The public can check for unclaimed money including
concerns within the community at large. dormant or inactive accounts
This change will see inactive accounts be them bank by visiting
accounts or superannuation accounts will be transferred www australia.gov.au or
into the Federal Government coffers after just three www.asic.gov.au websites.
years. Previously such transfers took place after seven Alternatively your accountant
years. These new laws also changed the amount of may be able to help.
money which can be collected from inactive
superannuation funds by the Federal Government from
$200 to $2000. According to the website
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time” is just three years. One must wonder about the PROFESSIONAL THERAPEUTIC MASSEUR
accounts of people who have put money aside in an 27 years experience
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March 20th 2013 — 4 Walpole Weekly
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Alex Williams (“Shire of Denmark Ratepayers hard for a flat cost per rates assessment notice
Beware”) raises some good questions for all ratepayers regardless of its size. A levy similar to the ESL charge
- whether in the outer rural areas or closer to the town would be a fairer solution. Council has argued that the
of Denmark. Local Government Act would not allow this … but it
has conceded that there are ways of achieving a fairer
The first of these is the perennial question “why should outcome. DACCI would lend its wholehearted
I pay more rates to subsidise something that I won’t support to any pressure group determined to pursue
use … or at least may ‘hardly ever’ use”? Well, I think this strategy.
that applies to many facilities already built or planned.
Think of the Recreation Centre, the Library and the Finally, two comments on the pictures that
Youth House, all of which are centralised “in town”. accompanied Alex’s letter. William Bay is indeed a
Think of the Parks, Gardens and Reserves – not quite magnificent swimming hole for those fit enough to
so centralised. Think also of the 891 kilometres of handle the climb and hardy enough to ignore
Roads, 689 km of which are unsealed and therefore inclement winter weather. And … any pool as
certainly rural rather than urban. In the last financial crowded as the one shown (downtown Tokyo?)
year (2012/13) the Shire spent more on roads than on wouldn’t need a subsidy!
all other capital works put together.
Cyril Edwards, Vice President,
Most ratepayers rarely (or never) use these roads but Denmark Aquatic Centre Committee Inc.
they are nevertheless essential for those who have
chosen a rural lifestyle. Such a choice comes at the
cost of remoteness from certain centralised community
facilities. I chose to live in Denmark fully aware that
I’d be trading easy access to many pubic assets in the
city for the advantages of life in a small country town. Letter to the Editor
Others have been more adventurous and bypassed the
township to seek truly rural environments. That’s their Walpole – a Community in Unity?
choice. I admire it and, believing we are one Submitted by an anonymous critic of anonymous
community, I’m happy to pay for the network of rural critics.
roads that enable that choice.
Do we need dissatisfied people in order to achieve
The proposed pool in Denmark is just another piece of change? (Yes)?
social infrastructure. Sure, it’s not next-door for those If all the dissatisfied, negative people actively got
out west … but nor is the MRI machine that we may all involved in working hard to improve the local
need when we have a serious medical problem. environment, then maybe we would all benefit.
On the question of the uneven cost to individual I heard on the street recently a number of differing
ratepayers, I agree with Alex. DACCI has pressed criticisms regarding the lack of benefits that exist in
Walpole. These people were members of various
groups – religious, clubs, associations and the
like. Hiding behind their own depressed state of
mind, expressing negative thoughts and ideas only
helps to sour the community in unity ideals.
My own thoughts are that as Walpolians, we have
the most wonderful community and environment in
which we live. We should all work harder together
to keep it that way rather than sit back in a depressed
state spreading negativity and dissatisfaction.
It can be expensive and time consuming to employ
qualified counsellors to lift us out of
depression. Maybe set up a refugee camp in
Pictured above; proposed Denmark Aquatic Facility. Manjimup for the dissatisfied ?
Name and address supplied and withheld by request.
Walpole Weekly March 20th, 2013 — 5
Energy Auditing made easy TERRY REDMAN MLA
Thanks to the Warren Districts Renewable Energy To everyone who voted for me and all the volunteers and
Group the Walpole Public Library now have three supporters who assisted me during the election campaign.
“Energy Audit Packs” for loan to their members. The
I look forward to continuing to
pack contains instructions, a guide and an Arlec serve the people of Walpole as the
electrical Energy Cost Meter. This is a fantastic way Member for Warren Blackwood.
for you to identify any “energy guzzling” appliances
around your home and DIY your own energy Terry Redman MLA
Member for Warren Blackwood
Freecall: 1800 644 811
Tel: 9851 1544
The Warren Districts Renewable Energy Group Inc. Fax: 9851 1912
(WDREG) is an active, incorporated, non-profit Email: Terry.Redman@mp.wa.gov.au
community body that aims to support householders
to reduce their energy consumption, demonstrate
the availability and feasibility of various renewable
energy options and display the practical value of
wastes as a resource at the local level. The main
target group is the residential and business
community in the Shire of Manjimup, South West
It is also in the process of conducting a survey of Please note
energy opportunities related to land care, is actively
engaged in testing the use of domestic wastes as There will be
an energy source and is implementing a
Commonwealth-funded community-wide energy-
saving project (Cool Communities).
no Nurse on-call
this weekend from
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March 20th 2013 — 6 Walpole Weekly
The Wedding of Jason Benson and Alison Ebbett
Saturday 9th March, a fine Autumn day saw a
special occasion as Jason and Ali shared their
Wedding vows on the Banks of the Bow River.
Their union was witnessed by 200 family and
friends. Ali and her bridesmaids Carol, Bec, Angie
and Whitney made their journey to the venue by
boat. It was a truly spectacular scene as Jason and
his groomsmen Dan, Dean, Jamie and Ethan
waited for them to arrive.
A special performance during the ceremony was by
Ethan (Jason's youngest brother) as he sang
"Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" and "Rest of my
The reception was held at Ray and Julie's home up
on the hill. This was a casual affair, but we are not
sure if the MC's opening speech was a welcome or Jason and Ali have so much to look forward to, a little
a stand up comedy skit but it certainly entertained family already started and memories of their great
everyone. day. The hard work was well and truly worth
The Benson and Ebbett families have lived in the it. Many thanks once again to all who played their
Bow Bridge area for many years and this is the part big or small, in making this the very special day it
first union of the families. was.
A wonderful day was enjoyed by all.
Proud parents Ray, Julie, George & Deb would Pictured above; Jason and Alison Benson
like to thank all those who helped make this a day Photograph courtesy of Nic Duncan,
to remember. Article submitted by Ray and Julie Benson.
Shire of Denmark
Where the Forest meets the Sea – South Coast - Western Australia
AQUATIC FACILITY REFERENDUM
Members of the community are invited to attend an information evening on the Aquatic Facility Referendum
to be held on Monday, 25 March 2013 in the Council Reception Room, 953 South Coast Highway, Denmark,
commencing at 7.00pm through to approximately 8.30pm.
The purpose of the evening is to provide members of the public with answers to some of the more frequently
asked questions about the proposed Indoor Heated Aquatic Facility as well as providing the opportunity for
any other questions relating to the proposal.
Electors are advised that detailed referendum information with the accompanying Ballot Paper has been
sent to the first registered owner of every rateable property of the Shire via post on Friday, 15 March 2013.
One vote per rateable property is therefore permitted, resulting in some 3848 eligible voters. Please note
that the referendum ballot papers have been sent to ratepayers only and not electors.
Completed Ballot Papers are required to be placed in the Ballot boxes located at the Denmark Recreation
Centre, Denmark Library or Shire Office during normal opening hours or alternatively posted in the reply paid
envelope prior to 4.00pm, Friday 5 April 2013.
Detailed information relating to the proposed referendum and the proposal are available on Council’s
website, however please contact Claire Thompson (for general information) or Jason Young (for queries
regarding voter eligibility) on telephone 9848 0300 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walpole Weekly March 20th, 2013 — 7
Rest Point hosts Veterans week of fun
Submitted by Ian Bell
The Mandurah Murray Vietnam Veterans group for the third
year in row elected the Rest Point Caravan Park, Walpole for
the clubs annual getaway. This year’s gathering took place
between March 7th to the 13th. Forty odd caravans and
personnel occupying chalet accommodation saw a total of 92
people involved. The group focus is to provide a forum for
veterans from not only Vietnam, to associate and enjoy the
ex-service personnel and their wives or husbands. Their motto
is to have fun, look after your mates and no Politics. The
activities enjoyed whilst in Walpole included kayaking,
cycling, fishing, darts, bocce, walking, eco tour and night tree
walk. The annual dinner catered for by Mal and Barb was
enjoyed greatly, the theme this year of bad taste caused great
hilarity. Lionel Morris the group’s President entertained
everyone with great dance music and songs from the 60’s era.
The group throughout the week were subjected to fines for
ridiculous infractions. This year’s fines will benefit the
Walpole Parents and Citizens Association as chosen by the
group. Before leaving, the group thanked the people of
Walpole for their hospitality and friendship. Plans are to return
next year for the fourth year.
Menshed nearer to having own home
discussion with members about the importance of
The Walpole Menshed could have its own permanent being aware of the signs and symptoms of ill health
home by the end of next year, Manjimup Shire and being prepared to act promptly when they
Council CEO Jeremy Hubble told the AGM last occurred.
Tuesday. He discussed the reasons for men in regional areas
He outlined plans for the local branch of the SES to dying younger on average than men in urban areas and
vacate its present building near the town jetty and stressed that with the problems of being far from
move to a new building in the industrial estate. medical facilities it was much more important to know
Tenders for this will be called shortly and building is what to do before the ambulance could reach you.
expected to start about October and take a year to If you had already had heart problems or other illness,
complete. it was most important to have the appropriate medicine
The Menshed will then share the present building with you at all times, not to leave it at home or in the
with the RSL. car.
Jeremy said that while there had been some Several members raised medical questions with Cedric
discussion about who owned the building it was on a and he offered to come back to talk to the Menshed at
Council reserve and was a public building. It made any time.
sense for the Menshed and the RSL to share it The new committee will meet on Thursday, March 21st,
instead of building new premises. to finalise its programme for the next six months which
At the AGM, which was the Menshed’s first, Peter will begin with a demonstration of knife making by
Newton was elected president after retiring president Thomas Gerner on Thursday April 16th. There will also
Bob Quin said they had had a very successful first be a visiting speaker on men’s sexual health in May,
year of operations with several interesting projects, regular open days for existing and new members at the
speakers and outings. Menshed room and on-going woodworking and other
Guest speaker Cedric Saldanha, the diabetes educator projects.
with Amity Health in Albany, held an informal
March 20th 2013 — 8 Walpole Weekly
Pioneer cup continued...
The Pioneer Cup currently maintains its
popularity on the golfing calendar because of
the significant sponsorship from Mount
Barker Community Bank, Bendigo Bank Committee Meeting
Branch, IGA Pioneer Store, Walpole 9 am Thursday March 21 in
Hardware, Engel and many local and regional our room at the Community Hall
All members welcome to attend
Walpole Country Club sincerely thanks these and take part in discussions
sponsors. Just as important is the
appreciation to the members and the Walpole
community for their support and many
volunteer hours. During the weekend the
players are always “blown away” and envy
the way everyone pulls together in our special
community of Walpole.
Pictured top; Nigel Fry with Norm Hawkins
Pictured below; Chris Slynn
Walpole Weekly March 20th, 2013 — 9
Free Workshops Solu-
Workshop 1: Invasive Weeds of the South West
Workshop will be held on Thursday 4th April
9am—12noon at the Nornalup Community Hall
Nornalup Learn how to identify common local weeds and about the
different methods of their control
Find out which weeds are declared weeds and Weeds of
2368 Shaw Road, Nor- National Significance and what that means to you
nalup Bring along your own plant sample and have it identified
Find out what local control works are been undertaken by
Department of Environment and Conservation and
Contact Department of Agriculture and Food
Includes a short site visit so please bring suitable
footware and hat.
Wilson Inlet Catchment Commit-
Email: wic- Workshop 2: Feral animals of the South West
Phone: 0427198038 Workshop will be held on Thursday 4th April
Note: Officer works part 1pm—4pm at the Nornalup Community Hall
time so please allow a
Know your enemy; learn about feral animals in the local
few days for response.
area, both present and potentials.
Find out about your native flora and fauna and how they
RSVP Essential are at risk from feral animals
RSVP by Thurs March Find out what local control works are been undertaken by
28th Department of Environment and Conservation and
Morning tea and after- Department of Agriculture and Food
There will be information on how you can help control
noon tea provided.
these ferals and also about available feral animal control
Come to one workshop or come to both!
Presenters from DEC, DAFWA
and local Weed Action Group
This project is funded by
the Government of Western
Australia through the State
March 20th 2013 — 10 Walpole Weekly
Walpole CENTRAL Building, Latham Avenue, Walpole
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Limited places, so get your name on the list as it is
already partly filled.
How can the Best Beginnings
& Parent Support Program help you?
Presented by Prue Ward–
Senior Practice Development Officer
WHEN: Thursday March 28th 10am to 11.30am Walpole CRC will host this Simulcast—FREE
Gold coin donation towards nibblies, BYO drinks.
WHERE: Walpole Community Resource Centre
Doors open from 7:00pm
RSVP: Tuesday March 26th 2013, to 9840 1395
Behind the scenes starts at 7:20pm
Main show starts at 7:30pm
Walpole Weekly March 20th, 2013 — 11
Coming to Walpole!
When : Sunday 7th April
Where : Walpole Community Centre
Time : 10am—1pm
Seminar covers a wide range of topics from ornamental gardening to growing food and even a little on
growing bushfoods at home. Time will also be provided for people to ask questions.
FREE with light refreshments provided
RSVP for catering purposes to Walpole CRC 9840 1395
March 20th 2013 — 12 Walpole Weekly
Cigarette butts lead the pack of 2013 Act-Belong-Commit
preventable fire causes Volunteering Competition
The careless disposal of cigarettes have started more Mentally Healthy WA is on a
preventable grass, scrub and rubbish fires this summer mission to expose the mental
than any other cause. Health benefits of volunteering
Since 1 December last year, at least 320 grass, scrub by inviting Western Australians
and rubbish fires were the result of discarded butts, to describe how their volunteer
prompting the Department of Fire and Emergency role helps to keep them mentally
Services (DFES) to urge smokers to properly dispose healthy.
DFES Fire Investigation and Analysis Unit Manager The competition is being
Gary Baxter said people were threatening community coordinated by Yolexis Hernandez,
safety by failing to give a second thought to the a 22 year-old volunteer at Mentally Healthy WA.
bushfire risk cigarettes pose. Yolexis says “Volunteering provides the opportunity
“Cigarettes are on fire so when you toss them away to feel part of the community, and meet like-minded
into the bush or mulch while taking a walk or sitting in people with similar interests and goals. This helps to
your car at traffic lights you are effectively holding a give you a sense of belonging which in turn boosts
match to bush,” Mr Baxter said. mental wellbeing. There is something naturally
“No matter what time of the year or weather conditions satisfying about learning new things and knowing I
always put your cigarette out properly and make sure it am making a difference in the community” she said.
“While it may be the last thing on your mind, small Yolexis and the team at Mentally Healthy WA are
careless actions like flicking your butt can cause major encouraging Western Australian volunteers to share
bushfires. Don’t be the one to get a guilty conscience.” their volunteer stories by submitting a 150 word
While cigarette butts are the leading cause of story or a 45-second video clip telling how
preventable grass, scrub and rubbish fires, latest volunteering keeps them mentally healthy.
statistics show other causes this summer include sparks Entries close 19 April 2013 at 4pm. There are two
from hot works tools (14), embers from barbecues categories: youth aged 12 – 25 and adult. There is a
(12), and fireworks or sparklers (7). $100 iTunes voucher to be won for each category.
Mr Baxter said people needed to use their common
The public can vote for their favourite entry via the
sense when handling any item or appliance that could
Act-Belong-Commit Facebook page from Tuesday
start a fire.
23rd April. Winners will be announced on 15th of
“If you are using a barbecue, wood fired pizza oven or
May 2013 during National Volunteer Week.
hot works tools make sure you have cleared a
perimeter and always have a fire extinguisher nearby,” To find out more about the competition or to
Mr Baxter said. download an entry form, visit
“Children need to be properly supervised when they www.actbelongcommit.org.au or phone (08) 9266
are using sparklers, and fireworks are actually illegal 4648. To find out about volunteering in your local
and can be extremely volatile and dangerous. area, contact your local volunteer resource centre or
“Fires are unpredictable and given the right conditions visit www.volunteeringwa.org.au.
can spread very fast.
“If it’s a very hot and dry day then you need to think
twice before using hot works tools or appliances such FOR SALE
as lawn mowers, and if there is a Total Fire Ban in
place it might even be banned.” Jayco Pop Top 18ft
Careless disposal of cigarette butts could now attract a Full annexe, triple bunk
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If you see someone carelessly dispose of a cigarette Phone: 9840 8368 Mobile: 0437 1661 121
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For bushfire safety and Total Fire Ban information $4250
visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au. Phone: 9840 1444
Walpole Weekly March 20th, 2013 — 13
Manjimup Shire Grants closing Information for
The Manjimup Shire Community Grants residents of Walpole
close in just two weeks. about the Satellite
Every year the Shire of Manjimup Subsidy Scheme
reserves 2% of the prior year's rates
revenue and gives it back to the community
in the form of grants. On 25 June 2013 analog TV signals will be switched
off across Regional and Remote WA and free-to-air
Funding is available under three categories; TV will be broadcast in digital-only. Analog TV
Events Grants, Youth Project Grants and General services in Walpole are provided from a self-help
Grants. retransmission site located at Allen Road and is
operated by the Manjimup Shire Council. This site will
Application forms can be downloaded from the
not be upgraded to broadcast digital TV services and
Shire’s website or picked up from the Shire
will be switched off on 25 June 2013. This means that
Administration Centre or Manjimup, Pemberton,
people who are relying on this site to receive analog
Northcliffe and Walpole public libraries and the
TV signals will lose access to TV.
Walpole Community Resource Centre.
All households in the Walpole area that receive analog
Applications close at 4pm on Friday 29 March. TV services from the local self-help retransmission site
Yes, this is Good Friday. Applications post and do not have adequate reception of all digital TV
marked before this date will be accepted. services from another transmitter site are eligible for
Applications submitted by fax or email by 4pm on assistance under the Australian Government’s Satellite
this date will be accepted. You will not be able to Subsidy Scheme.
submit an application in person on this date as the
Administration Centre will be closed. The Satellite Subsidy Scheme provides financial
assistance to help eligible households move to the
government-funded Viewer Access Satellite Television
(VAST) service. Under the Scheme, households
receive a high definition VAST set-top box, satellite
dish and cabling, supplied and installed by a
government-contracted installer for a one-off
household contribution of $250. The VAST service
provides a minimum of 17 free-to-air digital TV
channels from ABC, SBS and commercial
Previously, only part of Walpole was eligible for
assistance under the Satellite Subsidy Scheme.
However, the eligibility area has now been
expanded and all households in Walpole should
check their eligibility and apply for the Scheme.
Kerry Halse 0427 482 437 Households in the Walpole that receive adequate
A/hrs Ph/Fax 9848 2437 digital TV reception from a terrestrial transmission
site do not need to do anything.
Households should check their eligibility for the
Satellite Subsidy Scheme by entering their address in
mySwitch on the Digital Ready website at
www.digitalready.gov.au or by calling 1800 20 10
13.Eligible people in the Walpole area are advised to
opt-in to the Satellite Subsidy Scheme as soon as
possible to ensure that their VAST installation can be
arranged before switchover on 25 June 2013. To opt-
in to the Satellite Subsidy Scheme, call the Digital
Ready Information Line on 1800 20 10 13.
The Satellite Subsidy Scheme will remain open across
the Regional and Remote Western Australia
switchover region until 25 July 2013.
March 20th 2013 — 14 Walpole Weekly
Holistic Grazing - sustainable Holistic Grazing -
productivity, environmentally sustainable productivity,
friendly environmentally friendly
Livestock are blamed for the desertification of
large tracts of land globally. Allan Savoury contends
Three day workshop from 9th – 11th April
that a management practice which mimics nature is on planning holistic grazing
the solution to arresting increased desertification, management.
indeed will heal degraded landscapes.
Mr Savory’s recent presentation "How to Green The venue for the course is
the Desert and Reverse Climate Change" at the TED Boyup Brook’s Rylington Park,
2013 global conference can be viewed online and
has received more than 400,000 hits since the talk
ideally set up for theoretical and practical
was posted on TED’s website this month. components and with on-site
Allan Savoury, Savoury Institute founder and accommodation available.
President, believes it is the mismanagement of the For more information, contact Andrew
use of livestock that is the problem. If stock such as Pound at Warren Catchments Council
cattle, sheep and goats were used to mimic the by phone 97718180 or
historic mass herding and continuous movement of
grazing animals then not only would these problems
disappear but damaged landscapes will be returned
to sustainable productivity.
Holistic management of grazing requires a shift in
thinking from what can my pasture do for my
livestock to what the livestock can do for my
pasture. This change has encouraged Boyup Brook
beef producer, Warren Pensini, to now call himself a
grass producer rather than a beef producer. At a field
day on his property last October, Mr Pensini
explained how his revised management strategy
enabled him to increase turn-off, reduce the need for
supplementary fodder and eliminate standard worm
control treatments. Precision Hearing will be in Walpole
Participants were enthusiastic for more detailed on 28th March 2013 at the
information so Warren Catchments Council has
secured Savoury Institute trained Holistic Silver Chain Nursing Post.
Management educator, Brian Whelburg from Inside New clients welcome.
Outside Management, to conduct a three day Please call 98 416122
workshop from 9th – 11th April on planning holistic to book an appointment.
grazing management. Mr Whelburg has used his
knowledge of holistic management to use grazing as
a tool to improve the environment with resultant
increased stocking rates, significant pasture
improvement and regeneration of water seeps.
“The venue for the course is Boyup Brook’s
Rylington Park, ideally set up for theoretical and
practical components and with on-site
accommodation available,” said Andrew Pound,
WCC’s project officer.
To register for the subsidised course or for more
information, contact Andrew Pound at Warren
Catchments Council by phone 97718180 or email
Walpole Weekly March 20th, 2013 — 15
Carbon Farming Initiative for
the South West
Landholders, advisors and natural resource
management groups interested in gaining a deeper
understanding how the Carbon Farming Initiative
Want to find out more about the (CFI) works, what impact it may have on their business
or land management, and opportunities for
Carbon Farming Initiative? involvement can come along to free information
sessions on Monday 25th March (9am Bunbury, 2pm
SWCC’s Regional Landcare Facilitators are hosting a Kojonup) and Thursday 28th March(9am Pemberton).
series of free information sessions for farmers, The information sessions will be hosted by The
landholders, advisors and natural resource South West Catchments Council’s Regional Landcare
management groups interested in how the Carbon Facilitators on behalf of the Australian Government.
Farming Initiative (CFI) works. Ben Keogh from the Whether landholders are interested in setting up a
Australian Carbon Traders will share his in-depth project now or perhaps in the future, they should come
knowledge and involvement and will cover the along to understand how it may apply to them and how
following: they can incorporate it into their current of future
Overview of the CFI and how it has developed According to Kate Scott, SWCC’s Regional
Current methodologies, processes and relevance to Landcare Facilitator, “This is still a fairly new
the South West initiative, launched by the Australian Government less
A step by step guide on how to become involved than fifteen months ago; our information sessions are
The costs of being involved valuable to landholders who may be interested, but not
A WA case study – how it happened, the hurdles sure what considerations they need to take into account
that had to be overcome and where they are now. before signing up. We aim to provide an example of a
Opportunity to workshop potential project ideas WA case study as a way of sharing on-ground
Monday 25th March - 2pm Kojonup experiences.”
Kojonup Lesser Hall, Albany Highway These information sessions will be presented by Ben
Keogh from the Australian Carbon Traders. His in-
Thursday 28th June - 9am Pemberton depth knowledge and involvement with the CFI will
Pemberton Sports Club,1 Club Road provide a strong basis for people to have their
Registration Essential: questions answered and build up their understanding of
For further information or to register please contact: CFI in farming practices.
Kate Scott on 9780 6102 or The sessions will include information on:
Amy Clifton on 9780 6177 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org the South West
– how it happened,
the hurdles that had to be overcome and where they are
Surprise visitor at WCRC Registration is essential by 22nd March. To register,
Walpole’s CRC became a tourist check point on Friday.
please contact Amy Clifton on 9780 6177 or
Suzanne Reeves, Lake Grace CRC Coordinator took the
opportunity to drop in for a chat whilst her husband email@example.com.
played golf, at Pioneer Cup. For more details, please contact Regional Landcare
As always the WCRC team were happy to show off Facilitator Kate Scott on 9780 6102 or
Walpole’s facilities and Kate.Scott@agric.wa.gov.au.
share the tale of their
humble beginnings in a two This project is supported by the South West
room shack in the old DEC Catchments Council, through funding from the
single mens quarters to the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country and
purpose built Walpole the Government of Western Australia.
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Tidy Towns joins forces with the What was St Patrick’s Day
CDG all about?
At its last meeting the Walpole Tidy Towns committee
made the decision to partner with the Walpole Nornalup Saint Patrick's Day
and Districts Community Development Group. The or the Feast of Saint
reason behind the move was that the members had Patrick ("the Day of
primarily joined the group in order to support the ideals the Festival of
of Keep Australia Beautiful and not be bogged down
Patrick") is a
with the legalities of running a committee.
The Community Development members agreed to
accept the Tidy Towns group under its umbrella of
management. Chairperson Adele Brown and Secretary/ celebrated on 17
Treasurer Haylee Hawkins assumed roles on the CDG. March. It is named
It is expected this merger will provide greater strength after Saint Patrick
of numbers for both organisations. It is also anticipated the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of
that closer connection to most community groups and Ireland.
projects will allow for a more comprehensive Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast
submission for the Tidy Towns Awards, to be day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by
developed. the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion
The Tidy Towns concept is not just about rubbish and (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern
keeping the place litter free. It is about creating a
Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. The day
sustainable future and working in partnership with each
commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of
other. DEC works with Michael Filby whilst the Op
Shop supports various community groups. These are
Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrates the
just a couple that are reported on, but there is a need to heritage and culture of the Irish in general.
know of other collaborations so the submission can be Celebrations generally involve public parades and
more representative of the community. Any photos or festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or
written documentation of what local groups have been shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and
up to would be most appreciated, and can be left at the the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol
Walpole CRC. are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and
propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol
The categories for the 2013 Awards are; consumption
1. Community Action and Partnership Many Australians remember the Irish settlement and
2. General Appearance culture on St Patrick’s Day. The Irish were among the
3. Waste Management and Litter Prevention first Europeans to settle in Australia. They comprised a
portion of the convict settlement population in the late
4. Natural Environment Conservation
1700s. More than 300,000 other Irish settlers (not
5. Heritage and Culture convicts) migrated to Australia between 1840 and
6. Water Conservation 1914. Many Irish immigrants came to Australia to
7. Energy Innovation escape famine in their homeland. About thirty percent
8. Young Legends of Australians are believed to have some Irish ancestry
One way of preserving Irish traditions and customs in
Australia is celebrating St Patrick’s Day each year. St
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Many people wear the colour green on St Patrick’s
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a brooch in the shape of a shamrock or a harp. Images
of leprechauns or a pot of gold are seen in promotional
material for St Patrick’s Day. The Irish flag and
balloons in flag’s colours (green, white and orange) are
also visible during events and activities on the day.
Walpole Weekly March 20th, 2013 — 17
What are they thinking? Hairball Theatre invited to the
Would later start times for school students really solve
the rising behavioural issues in young people? In 2003 National Folk Festival
then prime Minister John Howard thought so and now it Local street performance group Hairball Theatre,
seems that todays politicians are getting on the have been invited to perform at the National Folk
bandwagon– or should that be school bus? Festival in Canberra over Easter 2013.
This topic would be laughable except for the obvious The invitation reflects the popularity of this local
evidence that young children up to the age of 12years Denmark group and follows performances at the
old tend to be more active and engaged earlier in the day Nannup Folk Festival, Fringe World in Perth and the
where as teens and young adults prefer to sleep later Fairbridge Folk Festival later in the year.
and get more active and engaged later in the day. Hairball Theatre was formed as part of Brave New
Perhaps such a large shift in education times is not what Works in 2008 and has taken their coloured costumes
is needed to curb the adolescent behavioural issues but and zany antics to many parts of Western Australia.
the return of consequences for actions. Less softly softly The National Folk Festival is a big step forwards for
and more accountability. Even toddlers understand the the troupe of eight.
difference between right and wrong and it’s some of According to Artistic Director, Deb Edmondson, it
these toddlers who somewhere between learning to use takes a lot to get the group together let alone the time
a knife and fork and graduating high school become self to rehearse new pieces. We are all working full time
centred, dispassionate and sometimes abusive adults. and have young families however Hairball provides an
There is no sure-fire remedy but surely a united stance avenue for us to have fun and learn new skills.
from all quarters of the community, parents, siblings, The diversity of ages is one of the keys to the success
teachers, extended family and other members within a of Hairball Theatre according to Deb. We are quite
community must be a place to start. Tolerance of bad multigenerational with ages ranging from 18 to 50.
behaviour surely only leads to more extreme cases as This not only makes for interesting conversations but
the boundaries are explored? Is the solution to todays also ensures we learn from each other.
rising adolescent issues to bring back the discipline of Members of the team include Deb Edmondson, Don
yester year? Would the cane help?- barbaric though it Anderson, Liz Jack, Gareth Andersson, Jamie
was, it sure was effective. Faulkner, Ali McNamara, Declan Brown and Ilan
In Canberra we will aim to pitch ourselves at other
Festival promoters around Australia and the world.
Whilst we recognise the challenges of being in
regional Western Australia, we still aim to promote
Hairball Theatre, Denmark and the Great Southern
across the country!
Performance pieces such as Pot Heads and the
Denmark Country Women’s Teaspoon Reading
Society are all being well received amongst Festival
We believe street performance legitimizes the
importance of diversity in our community as well as
giving permission for chaos and silliness to be part of
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