Quotes Invited – Kirup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Shed Extension

RFQ 209

Shire of Donnybrook – Balingup


Quotes are invited for the construction of the Kirup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade (VBFB) Shed Extension.

Full documentation can be obtained by contacting Leigh Guthridge on PH: 08 9780 4206 or via email leigh.guthridge@donnybrook.wa.gov.au or by collecting from the Donnybrook- Balingup Shire Office, cnr Bentley and Collins Streets, Donnybrook during office hours.

Quotes are to be submitted via email to records@donnybrook.wa.gov.au

Quotes close at 4.00pm (WST) on Friday 25th January 2019.


Ben Rose

Chief Executive Officer


PO Box 94

Donnybrook  WA  6239


Main Roads WA Works – South Western Highway, Balingup

Main Roads advises the Balingup community that weekend works will be undertaken on Saturday 1 December from 7am to 5pm.

To minimise potential noise concerns, the construction team plans to start work further from the townsite near the top of the hill and work towards the town, with a water cart to be used to minimise dust.

Works will involve mulching on batters (road slopes) along the highway on weekends while other construction machinery is not operating, maximising safety for our workers and minimising potential project delays.

The existing traffic management remains in place, so please plan ahead and allow extra travel time for your journeys.

For further information contact please Carolyn Walker on 0439 986 977 or email carolyn.walker@mainroads.wa.gov.au

Advice of Shire Works – December 2018

The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup advises that the following works are in progress or programmed to commence in the near future.  Please note all works are subject to weather conditions, therefore dates may change.

UPPER CAPEL ROAD, KIRUP – Road reconstruct, widen and seal SLK 24.5 to SLK 26.5. Works have commenced and will continue in December 2018.

TREVENA ROAD, QUEENWOOD – Bridge Construction, MRWA with the Shire will be continuing preliminary works in December 2018, for the construction of the new bridge, with works continuing into the New Year.

ANNUAL RURAL ROADSIDE VEGETATION CONTROL – The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup would like to advise the summer weed control program on road verges, is due to commence.  A professional vegetation control contractor will be engaged to undertake works on rural roads whilst the Shire’s Parks and Gardens staff will be managing weeds within the town sites.  Please contact the Shire’s Works & Services Department by phone on 9780 4209 or email records@donnybrook.wa.gov.au if you do not want your verge to be sprayed, assuming responsibility for weed control on your verge. Reminder: Weeds on private property are the responsibility of the landowner.

STEERE STREET, BALINGUP – New kerb drainage and asphalt overlay SLK 0.0 to SLK 0.17 and SLK 0.17 to SLK 0.33. Works scheduled to commence in the New Year.

Hours of operation are normally between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.  Works will be clearly signed and you are requested to exercise due care when travelling near or through these areas.  Delays are expected to be minimal. 

Should you have any further enquiries, please contact Council’s Works & Services Department on 9780 4209.


Benjamin (Ben) Rose
Chief Executive Officer

New Speed Signs Set to Help Reduce Travel Speeds in Donnybrook

The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup is continuing its commitment to creating a safe environment for all road users by installing courtesy speed display signs in Donnybrook. The signs are currently set up on Collins Street Donnybrook and officers are currently liaising with Main Roads WA (MRWA) to have the signs installed on South Western Highway over the Christmas and New Year period.

Excess speed has been an issue in this area and the courtesy speed display signs, on loan from WALGA’s RoadWise, is the latest initiative being rolled out to help reduce speeds in the Donnybrook Townsite.

By detecting the speed of approaching vehicles, and displaying the speed and/or message as feedback to the driver if they need to change their driving behaviour (using a ‘thank you’ or ‘slow down’ message), the courtesy speed display signs serve as an immediate reminder for drivers to slow down.

Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup Chief Executive Officer, Ben Rose said reducing travel speeds along Collins Street, Donnybrook adjacent the Apple FunPark was vital in order to help make the road safer for all road users.

Be aware of your own speed when travelling on our roads. Slow down, enjoy the ride.

For any further enquiries, please contact the Works & Services Administration on 9780 4209.

Yours Sincerely

Benjamin (Ben) Rose
Chief Executive Officer

Seniors Week 2018 – Day 5 Activities – Thursday 14th November

The Seniors in our community are celebrated through out the week of Sunday 11th November to Saturday 17th November 2018.   The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup has many community groups, sporting groups and services for Seniors to enjoy and utilise.


  • Donnybrook Recreation Centre: Gymstick Fitness Session. Come’n  Try  9am to 10am
  • Donnybrook CRC: IT Device Management – 30 minutes sessions through out the day, contact 9731 2177 to book your appointment
  • Donnybrook Library: Story time with Grandparents – 10.15am to 11.30am
  • Donnybrook Recreation Centre: Body Basics Fitness Session. Come’n Try 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Donnybrook Library: IT for Seniors – E Smart and Library Apps. 1.00pm to 3.00pm
  • FREE use of the Donnybrook Recreation Centre Pool for Swimming all day.

Come and try all that is on offer in our great Shire.  For further enquires or bookings please contact the host of the event or the Shire on 9731 2000.