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

Balingup-Nannup Road -Clearing of fire damaged trees

Clearing 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.

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

Lewana Fire Recovery Information -Damaged Plantations

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 aloisfilho.zator@fpc.wa.gov.au.

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme – Round 2 of 2018/19

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) assists talented regional athletes with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation costs associated with competing at eligible regional, state and national championships or events that fall within the performance pathway controlled by the recognised SSA / NSO.

Regional athletes apply online through the link below for Round 2 of 2018/19 from Monday 11 March 2019 to Friday 12 April 2019 for eligible events with start dates from 15 November 2018 to 15 June 2019.

Please refer to the Department’s website for further details, the Guidelines (which includes a summary of all information required to complete the application) and sport-specific pathway mapping documents to assist you understanding which of your sport’s squads/events are eligible. (http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/individuals/athlete-travel-subsidy-scheme)

Please direct enquiries to 97926944 or tim.hutchison@dlgsc.wa.gov.au or contact the dedicated ATSS enquiry email: travelsubsidy@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Round 4 Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program Funding

The WA Government has opened Round 4 of the Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program. Round 4 was announced by Ministers Kelly and MacTiernan on 28 February 2019.

The program offers grants of up to $20,000 to people working in agriculture and aquaculture to research world-leading innovations and how to apply them in Western Australia. Applications close April 28, 2019.

You can find out more about the program and whether you are eligible to apply by reading the Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program Applicant Information Document. In addition, you will need to fill in a completed Budget Template, found here.

You can also take part in an information session in person in Perth at 1 Adelaide Terrace or by phone. To find out about sessions and to register, please email science@jtsi.wa.gov.au .

For your application to be eligible, you must apply online at https://entrepreneurshipround4.awardsplatform.com. It is a good idea to contact the Department to talk about your project and eligibility before you apply.

For more information please contact:
Email: science@jtsi.wa.gov.au

Contact officers:
Jane Gilligan Phone: +61 8 9222 0755
Helen Hitchcock: Phone: +61 8 9222 0740

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