Balingup Public Library Closure – Small Farm Field Day

Please be advised that Balingup Public Library will be closed on Saturday 6th of April, 2019 for Small Farm Field Day. 

The Library will reopen on Tuesday 9th April, 2019 as per normal opening hours.



Benjamin Rose

Chief Executive Officer

Advice of Shire Works – April 2019

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.

TREVENA ROAD, QUEENWOOD – Bridge Construction. Works will continue throughout April 2019 on the construction of the bridge and approach roads.

GRAVEL RE-SHEETING WORKS Tassone Road and Macquarie Road. These works will be undertaken on identified sections of road. 

BRIDGE ST PATHWAY – Construct new pathway along Bridge Street from existing path (near Middleton St intersection) to Smith Street intersection. These works are scheduled to commence late April/early May 2019. 

BALINGUP-NANNUP ROADClearing of fire-damaged trees from the recent fires along sections of Balingup-Nannup Road are scheduled to commence Monday 1st April 2019 and may take some weeks to complete.  Works will be undertaken in conjunction with Forest Products Commission (FPC). Traffic management will be in place and some delays may occur.

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 require further information, please contact Council’s Works & Services Department on 9780 4209. 

Benjamin (Ben) Rose

Chief Executive Officer

Annual Black Dog Ride this Sunday

The Black Dog Ride is a registered charity raising awareness and funds for suicide prevention.

The annual 1 day ride is held in over 40 location across Australia and in WA the ride will commence in Busselton and travel through to Donnybrook for lunch.  It is expected 300 motorcyclists will be participating in this year’s ride.

Look out for them and wave for support around 12pm on the South Western Highway entering Donnybrook and turning up Marmion Street on their way to the Donnybrook Recreation Centre for lunch.

Lewana fire recovery information

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) would like to advise that post fire recovery operations will soon commence in fire affected plantation estate located within the Lewana/Ferndale area.
Operations including site preparation and salvage of the damaged and remaining pine resource will begin in 18 March 2019 and continue through to July 2019. Parts of the plantation will then be replanted in late autumn or early winter 2019. This operation will be undertaken by authorised contractors working on behalf of the FPC.

Local communities are likely to notice additional trucking traffic on local roads associated with haulage of salvaged pine logs as they are harvested from the affected plantation sites.
FPC are currently notifying plantation neighbours and local communities of the planned recovery operations. We’re mindful of further impacts on local communities during the process of recovery and we’ll be working closely with plantation neighbours especially, to ensure any potential impacts such as dust, traffic disturbance is minimised.

As we proceed with implementation of the recovery operation, staff and contractor safety, community needs and environmental aspects such as soil and water quality, biosecurity and, future fire risk are elements that are all being considered.

The FPC values your feedback on our operations, as well as any other suggestions you may have to improve the integration of plantations in your local community. For more information regarding pine plantation operations in your local area, please contact Alois Zator on (08) 9725 5240 or email

Notice of Bitumen Surfacing Works – South Western Highway, Kirup Townsite

Fulton Hogan Industries, on behalf of Main Roads WA, will be undertaking bitumen resurfacing works on South Western Highway through Kirup Townsite during Monday 18/3 and Tuesday 19/3 between 7.00am and 5.00pm. For further information please click here