Donnybrook Revitalisation Project


Through the Royalties for Regions program, the Shire has been successful in securing $2,000,000 of project funds towards revitalising the precinct containing the dilapidated Goods Shed in the Donnybrook Town Centre.

The project will be approached in two separate stages with Stage 1 being for the refurbishment and possible extension of the ‘Goods Shed’ in the Railway Heritage Precinct in Donnybrook to create a historical interpretive centre and the development of the adjacent vacant land as a high quality precinct inclusive of landscaping, a significant public art piece, and pedestrian linkages to neighbouring facilities including the Apple Fun Park and the Donnybrook main street.  To guide the future development of the project the Shire will be preparing a Master Plan, which will be informed through a process of public and stakeholder consultation.

To guide the future development of the precinct the Shire is seeking your feedback, ideas and innovations towards this revitalisation project. In doing so we will be focusing on five main concepts as follows:

1.  Options for the refurbishment of the Goods Shed;
2. Public Space and Landscaping;
3. Pedestrian Connections;
4. Public Art; and
5. Possible temporary use of land identified for Stage 2.

There are 12 questions in this survey which is expected to take you approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

Alternatively if you may send through your submissions to

The consultation period ends Sunday 11 August 2019 at 10pm.

For more information please contact Leigh Guthridge (Project Manager) 9780 4206 or

The Shire thanks you for your interest in this important project.



Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Visit – 1 August 2019

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre is supporting rural communities by providing convenient access to Australian Government payments and services.
This specialised vehicle offers a wide range of face to face and self service assistance for rural families, older Australians, students, job seekers, people with disability, carers, farmers and self-employed people.
Information about Department of Veterans’ Affairs programs and support services for veterans and their families will also be available.

You can visit the Mobile Service Centre at:

Near Community Resource Centre, South Western Highway, Donnybrook
Thursday 1 August 2019, 9am – 4pm

Experienced staff travel with the Mobile Service Centre and provide friendly, face-to-face service, information and support.

Staff can also help you create a myGov account.

myGov is a simple and secure way to access government services online.

For more information, go to

Click Here to view the Government Mobile Service Factsheet

Driver and Vehicle Services centre moving in 10 July 2019

The Department of Transport Driver and Vehicle services will no longer operate from the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup Administration Office after Wednesday 10 July.

Department of Transport services will be temporarily unavailable in Donnybrook on 11 and 12 July.

The Driver and Vehicle services will resume in Donnybrook on Monday 15 July at the Donnybrook Licensed Post Office, 54 South West Highway.

For more information regarding licensing services go to



Shire of Donnybrook Balingup
Monday 22 July 2019
Shire of Donnybrook Balingup Council Chambers
Collins Street, Donnybrook

The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup advises that a Special Council Meeting will be held on Monday 22 July 2019 commencing at 5.00pm to consider the Draft 2019/20 Budget. The meeting is open for the public to attend and will be held in the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup Council Chambers, Collins Street Donnybrook.

Benjamin (Ben) Rose
Chief Executive Officer    


The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup would like to advise the commencement of the annual Road-side Vegetation/Weed Control Program. The program is scheduled to commence in late July 2019 (weather permitting). A contractor will be engaged to undertake works on rural roads whilst the Shire’s Parks and Gardens staff will be managing urban roads. If landowners do not wish for the roadside adjacent to their property to be sprayed, please contact the Works and Services Department on 9780 4209 or via email to prior to 4.00pm Wednesday 10th July 2019.

By opting out of the program, landowners will accept responsibility for vegetation/weed control adjacent to their property.

If you require more information regarding the annual Road-side Vegetation/Weed Control Program please contact the Shire’s Environmental Officer, Jasmin Culverwell, on 9780 4209 or via email to The Shire would also like to take the opportunity to remind landowners of their legal responsibility to manage declared weeds (such as Blackberry, Cotton Bush and Pokeweed) within their property.

Benjamin (Ben) Rose
Chief Executive Officer