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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.

TENDER RFT 02/2018

TENDER RFT 02/2018

The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup is seeking to engage a suitable qualified Contractor to undertake upgrades to Collins Street, Donnybrook.

Tender documents can be obtained by contacting 9780 4209 or email

Deadline: Tenders close at 3.00pm Thursday 22 February 2018

Tenders shall be submitted in accordance with the general conditions of tenders (refer to documents for full details).

Canvassing of Councillors or Council staff will automatically disqualify tenderers.

Benjamin (Ben) Rose
Chief Executive Officer



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, UPPER CAPEL – Road widening for 1.8km from Goodwood Road Intersection. Works have commenced and will continue through February. Traffic management will be in place.

SHARP STREET, DONNYBROOK – Installation of new footpath. Works scheduled to take place mid-February 2018. Traffic management will be in place.

SANDHILLS ROAD, DONNYBROOK – Minor vegetation clearing. Works scheduled to take place February 2018. Traffic management will be in place.

SOUTH WESTERN HIGHWAY, DONNYBROOK – various works. Works are scheduled to take place throughout February 2018, including maintenance of street furniture, gardens and reticulation

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

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