Invitation to Declared Pest Rate Information Session

The Leschenault Biosecurity Group (LBG) will be hosting a series of information sessions during June.  The sessions will provide the community with a progress report and options for the future of the group, including raising a Declared Pest Rate which will enable the group to assist landholders with declared pest management and to coordinate community programs, increase awareness and education.

Sessions will be held from 4.30pm – 6.00pm. The date and locations are as follows:

Donnybrook Library – Tuesday, 19 June
Ferguson Valley Hall – Wednesday, 20 June
Boyanup Community Centre – Tuesday, 26 June
Burekup Hall – Thursday, 28 June

The LBG would like to extend an invitation to Councillors and landowners from the Shires of Capel, Donnybrook-Balingup, Dardanup and the City of Bunbury to attend one of these sessions in your respective areas.

More information about the sessions can be obtained by contacting the LBG Executive Officer, Chris Howe, on 97914773 or by emailing

Traffic Management for Major Local Events Workshop

As the events held within the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup grow and attendance increases, they impact on the volume of vehicle and foot traffic that enters and passes through our towns.  To ensure the safety of all those who attend our unique and fantastic local events, traffic management has become an integral part of the planning process.

To assist with changing requirements of traffic management the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup invites all major event committee members and interested parties to attend a Traffic Management Workshop.  The workshop will be presented by Mr Alan Roberts, Network Operations Manager for Main Roads WA.

The Shire is hosting this workshop to help committees understand the regulatory requirements as well as provide an understanding of how the process works and how traffic management can be successfully implemented into your event planning.

When:                 Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Time:                   5.30pm (no longer than 1 hr) Presentation and question time
Where:                Donnybrook Recreation Centre, Steere St Donnybrook.

RSVP:                  By COB Monday 2nd July 2018

Please contact Bronwyn Hodgson on 9780 4234 or email for any queries and to RSVP.

Sport & Recreation Club Development Workshop

The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup has teamed up with the staff from the South West office of Sport and Recreation, a division of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (formerly Dept. Sport and Recreation) to present this workshop.

We have invited  the South West office of Sport and Recreation to visit Donnybrook to meet with representatives from our local clubs and associations to discuss ‘all things sport and recreation’ including funding options, current and future projects as well as any other relevant topics which the Department might be able to assist with.

Date:              Thursday 28th June 2018
Time:             11am – 12pm
Where:          Council Chamber (Old Church) Shire of Donnybrook Balingup Administration Centre
                         Collins Street, Donnybrook

The session will include a Q & A, and all sport and recreation clubs and associations are welcome to attend

Please RSVP’s to or phone myself of Bronwyn on 9780 4200 by Wednesday 27th June 2018 to confirm your attendance.

AND . . . if you or your club have any specific issues/questions you would like addressed in this session please do let us know in advance so that we can ensure we have appropriate resources available to assist.

Toddler Drowning Prevention Info Session – 21st June

Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of  preventable death in children aged 0-4 years old?

Attend a free Keep Watch toddler drowning prevention  presentation to find out why children are at risk, what you can do to keep kids safe around water and how to respond in an emergency.

Thursday 21 June 2018
Donnybrook Recreation Centre

The presentation covers:

  • Drowning statistics
  • Where and why toddlers drown
  • Strategies to keep your children safe around water
  • Demonstration of infant CPR 

For more information or to register please contact the centre  on 9731 1822 or

RLSSWA Water Safety Presentation – Donnybrook


Powderkeg at Yabberup Hall

Powderkeg present a joyful and uplifting repertoire of vintage swing, hard-bitten blues, rollicking rags and gypsy-infused jazz
tunes. Hot Club acoustic guitar and violin, New Orleans trumpet & trombone meets swinging double bass and sassy vocals.

When:      Sunday 15thJuly
Where:     Yabberup Hall
Time:        3pm

Tickets $25 Presale, $30 @ Door. Available at Donnybrook Newsagency,Preston Valley Store or Beer & Wine Bar, Kentucky Smoker

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