Donnybrook Recreation Centre – Temporary Closure – 20/5/2017

To allow for staff training and re-accreditation the Centre will be closed on Saturday 20th May, 2017.

Thank you for your support and patience while we work to improve the standards of safety within the Centre.

Temporary Centre Closure May 2017

Local Emergency Management Arrangements – Community Consultation

The Shire of Donnybrook – Balingup has recently reviewed and updated its Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA).

The Local Emergency Management Arrangement is a comprehensive document which will be used in times of emergencies. This document details the Shire of Donnybrook – Balingup capacity to provide resources in support of an emergency, while still maintaining business continuity. Additionally, these arrangements are to ensure the community is prepared to deal with the identified emergencies should they arise.

A copy of the draft LEMA can be viewed here.


Suggestions and comments from the community and stakeholders can help improve these Draft Arrangements.

Feedback can include:

– What you do or don’t like about the Arrangements;

– Unclear or incorrect expression;

– Out of date information or practices;

– Inadequacies; and

– Errors, omissions or suggested improvements.


Feedback is required by 31 May 2017, and can be forwarded to:

Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup

PO Box 94


Or alternatively you may email to:






2017 Balingup Art & Craft Affair

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Saturday 13th May 2017

With over 30 artists exhibiting and demonstrating their art and craft, there is something of interest for everyone! Spend the day wandering through the quaint town of Balingup, talk the artists and enjoy the entertainment.

10am – 4pm

Free Entry

Check the Balingup Art & Craft Affair flyer – 2017 for more details .

Advice of Shire Works – May 2017

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.

BALINGUP-NANNUP RDShoulder and drainage maintenance works along sections of Balingup-Nannup Rd.  Works have commenced and will continue for approximately three weeks.

DONNYBROOK SKATE PARK – TEMPORARY CLOSURE for approximately two weeks for resealing and painting works from Monday 1st May 2017, however dates may change due to weather conditions. 




IRISHTOWN BRIDGEIrishtown Rd – Bridge maintenance repairs.           Works scheduled to commence Monday 8th May 2017 and will continue for approximately two weeks.

DONNYBROOK MAIN STREET – Gardening, pruning and median strip maintenance works along South Western Highway, Donnybrook scheduled for mid-May 2017.

BROOKHAMPTON BRIDGE – TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF BROOKHAMPTON ROAD DONNYBROOK approximately 650m south west of the Sandhills Road intersection, to all through traffic from 24th May 2017 until late June 2017.  The closure is required to undertake various bridge maintenance tasks including a concrete overlay. Traffic Management with detours will be in place throughout the closure.

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 97 804 209.


The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup would like to advise the commencement of the annual Rural Road-side Vegetation Control. The spray program is scheduled to commence in late May/June  (weather permitting).  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 97804209 or email (preferred option) 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 (including Blackberry, Cotton Bush and Apple of Sodom). 

If you require more information regarding the vegetation control spraying or weed control on your property please contact the Shire’s Environmental Officer, Debbie Brace, by email or phone as above.



Shire’s Email – Fault

The Shire’s connection to external emails is currently interrupted and we are unable to receive or send emails externally.

The system has been down since mid afternoon on Wednesday 19th April, 2017.

We apologise for the inconvenience, and are working to have the system up and running as soon as possible.

For urgent queries please don’t hesitate to phone the Shire – 9780 4200.