Congratulations Henry Delbridge – Frank Arbuthnott Memorial Scholarship

Frank Arbuthnott Schlarship Presentation – L-R Shire President Brian Piesse congratulates recipient Henry Delbridge with CEO, Ben Rose

Every year, the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup invites Year 10 students to apply for a Frank Arbuthnott Memorial Scholarship.

Frank Arbuthnott was a music teacher in Donnybrook who, back in the 1950s, inspired many people, young and old, to get into music. He died, sadly, while still young and the local community set up a scholarship fund in his memory to help talented young people from the district to pursue their interests in music and performing arts.   The first scholarship was awarded in 1958.

At a Shire function on Wednesday 14th February, 2018, Shire President Brian Piesse presented Henry Delbridge with this year’s Scholarship. Henry is the 59th recipient of the Frank Arbuthnott scholarship.

Henry is a very talented young man, who is well known in the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup. He has a passion for music and the performing arts, and plays several instruments including the piano and trumpet. Henry has participated in many school and community orchestras, ensembles and bands. Henry’s academic record is also exemplary. This year he commenced Year 11 at Manea Senior College having been awarded a Gold Academic Scholarship.

Congratulations to Henry Delbridge, the 2017 recipient of the Frank Arbuthnott Memorial Scholarship.

Kerbside Bin Collection During the Festive Period

Please be advised that the regular kerbside bin service will not take place on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Residents who normally have their bins collected on the Monday will have them collected on the Tuesday and those residents whose bins are normally collected on the Tuesday, will have them collected on the Wednesday.

The Donnybrook Waste Management Facility and Balingup Transfer Station will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

A Merry Christmas to you all.

Benjamin (Ben) Rose





Christmas Closures – Shire Office, Libraries and Rec Centre

Notice is hereby given that the Council Administration Office will be closed from close of business on Friday, 22 December 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

The Balingup Library will be closed from 12.00pm on Saturday, 23 December 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday, 2 January, 2018.

The Donnybrook Community Library will be closed from close of business Friday, 22 December 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday, 2 January, 2018.

The Donnybrook Recreation Centre will close for the following:

  • The Christmas closure will take place from close of business on Saturday, 23 December 2017, reopening on Wednesday 27 December 2017; and
  • The New Year closure will take place on Monday, 1 January 2018, reopening on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

Apple Fun Park Maintenance

The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup, with the assistance of the Donnybrook Mens Shed Inc., will be undertaking maintenance to the wooden seating and picnic settings.

Works are expected to commence on Tuesday 12th December and are expected to take approximately 1 week to complete. The Park will operate as usual, with a few minor inconveniences to various pieces of furniture.

Park users are requested to please obey any signage, especially whilst the oil dries.

The Shire thanks you for your support and understanding whilst these works are completed. The Shire also thanks the Donnybrook Mens Shed Inc. for their assistance in completing these works.

Please contact the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup on 9780 4209 or visit the Shire’s website for further information.

Benjamin (Ben) Rose
Chief Executive Officer

Pepperjacks – Yabberup Hall – Sunday 3rd December, 2017

Come see the Pepperjacks, in a superb concert featuring the brilliant Lara Norman on violin, Craig Sinclair on Dobro, Bob Lipinski on Harmonica, Rod Vervest ‘guitar player extraordinare’, and Margie Crossin on Double Bass!

Sunday 3 December 3pm
Yabberup Hall
Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Road, Yabberup


Tickets – $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door. Kids on laps free.

For more information contact Chris – 9732 1258

Have a listen on or

Featuring Bakkheia wines this time around and Lowden Volunteer Fire Brigade is running the beer bar.
Cheese n crackers as well as a sausage sizzle are included.