Change of Shire Road Name Walters Track, Balingup – Call for Public Comment

The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup has been approached by a property owner on Walters Track, Balingup asking that the road be officially named through Landgate, due to potential addressing problems with emergency and other services.

Currently the road is Shire named and sign posted as “Walters Track”, however Landgate has informed us that we are unable to use this name due to duplication with “Walter Road” in Balingup and have advised we recommend a new name for the road.

Prior to a new road name being approved, it needs to satisfy all requirements of Landgate’s “Policies and Standards for Geographical Naming in Western Australia”; a copy of this document can be found on Landgate’s website.$FILE/Geographic-names-policies.pdf

Road name suggestions put forward to us from members and groups of the Balingup community are:

  • Nelson Road – many years ago the road was signed Nelson Road.
  • Culity Road – in honour of previous landowners in the area.
  • Pigram Road was suggested however, Landgate do not support road/locality naming after living persons.

Should you have any objections to these proposed names being put forward for consideration, please respond to this letter either in writing or by email to by the 10th of August 2018. If no objections are received by this date, these names will be put forward to Geographic Names at Landgate.

Benjamin (Ben) Rose
Chief Executive Officer

Special Council Meetings

The Special Council Meeting scheduled for 13 July 2018 has been cancelled.

The Special Council Meeting scheduled for 31 July 2018 to adopt the 2018/19 budget, will be rescheduled – date to be advised.

Don’t Dump Them, Recycle Them

Residents are increasingly dropping off their household batteries for recycling.  In fact, in the past nine months alone the Shire’s residents have recycled over 173kg of batteries through our recycling stations.

The recovery and recycling of these batteries assist in reducing pollution from landfill sites.  As batteries start to break down in landfill, particularly in an acidic environment, heavy metals can leach into surface and groundwater.  Additionally, recycling of batteries assists in conserving valuable non-renewable resources such as nickel and lead-zinc-silver ores.

Batteries can be deposited at the Shire’s Administration building, the Donnybrook Library or the Donnybrook and Balingup waste facilities, giving everyone the ability to conveniently recycle their household batteries. 

The types of batteries accepted include:

• AA and AAA cells (single use & rechargeable batteries)
• C and D sized batteries
• Button batteries (e.g. from watches)
• 9V batteries
• 6V batteries (e.g. lantern/torch batteries)


Proposed Bicycle Path Link to Meldene Estate – Call for Public Comment

The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup is seeking public comment regarding a proposed bicycle path link to Meldene Estate, Donnybrook.

Please click here for details and a map of the proposal as well as information on how your comments can be submitted by Wednesday 15 August 2018.




Donnybrook Recreation Centre Pool Shutdown

To enable upgrades to Donnybrook Recreation Centre’s indoor pool plant room we are required to close the pool. 

The pool will be closed from Monday 16th July and will re open on Wednesday 1st August, 2018. The remainder of the Centre will be ‘open for business’.

The upgrades  will involve:

¨ Extensive maintenance work in the pool plant room,
¨ Replacement of the main pool circulation pump,
¨ Relocation of the pool heat exchangers, and
¨ Replacement of the two heat exchanger pumps.

 This maintenance program will improve energy efficiencies and water quality. Thanks for your support.

For more information contact Donnybrook Recreation Centre Manager on 9731 1822.