2019 Federal Election: Polling Place Locations

The 2019 federal election is on Saturday 18 May.

Electors can vote on the day at:

Balingup Primary School
cnr Brockman & Steere St

Donnybrook Memorial Hall
1 Bentley St

Kirup Hall
39 South Western Hwy

Yabberup Hall
5 Yabberup Rd

Can’t make it on polling day?

Information on early voting options including postal voting are available on the AEC website

Push to improve safety through town centres

Shire of Donnybrook Balingup President Brian Piesse and Chief Executive Officer Ben Rose welcomed the Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA Minister for Police; Road Safety and Mick Murray, Member for Collie-Preston last week to discuss road safety and the speed limit through the town sites of Donnybrook and Balingup.

The campaign to reduce the speed limit was initiated in May last year when the community petitioned a request for the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup to appeal to Main Roads WA that the speed limit on South Western Highway be reduced from 50km/hr to 40km/hr.

Shire President Brian Piesse said “the forecast increase in traffic flow through Donnybrook from a current 8,000 vehicles a day to over 11,000 in three years’ time cannot be ignored. The reduction of the speed limit by 10km/h will encourage people into the town centres and significantly improve the safety of our road users and pedestrians without any significant delay to travel time.”

The Minister for Police; Road Safety Michelle Roberts and Mick Murray have both agreed to advocate the proposal to reduce speed limits through the town sites of Donnybrook and Balingup.

Image: (from left) Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA Minister for Police; Road Safety, Mick Murray Member for Collie-Preston, Shire of Donnybrook Balingup President Brian Piesse and CEO Ben Rose.

Healthy Sporting Club Program – applications open!

Healthway is offering funding of up to $4,000 to Western Australian sporting clubs competing in a recognised competition over the 2019 winter season.

This is a great opportunity for your local club to increase the number of healthy food and drink options available through the canteen or club-run kiosk and overall, promote a healthy environment (through nutrition education, as well as purchasing a commercial grade blender, soup warmer or sandwich press).

Applying for grants is simple and there is help for you every step of the way. Check out the application guidelines and example budget that shows just how valuable this cash could be for your club.

Email Cassandra Bordin (or call 9264 5320) today with questions about your application and advice for making the most of the opportunity and money.

Apply online by 12 noon, Friday 17 May, 2019.

UPDATE: Sundowner Information Session: Bridge Street Housing Project



‘Sundowner’ Information Session for Suppliers and Contractors: Bridge Street Housing Project
Shire of Donnybrook Balingup and Donnybrook Balingup Chamber of Commerce

5.30pm Friday 3 May 2019
Shire of Donnybrook Council Chamber (Collins Street, Donnybrook)

The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup, in conjunction with the State Government and Alliance Housing (WA), is developing a site at Bridge Street, Donnybrook, for seniors housing.  There will be a minimum of 11 Independent Living Units, made up of a mix of two and one-bedroom units.

In keeping with the Shire’s local employment focus, we are seeking expressions of interest from suppliers and contractors local to the Donnybrook Balingup district who may be interested in quoting/supplying for elements of this project. The project is currently under a planning and approvals phase, with works to commence later this year.

We would like to hear from building services contractors such as:

  • Structural engineers
  • Hydraulic engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Climate Assessors
  • Building Certifiers
  • Interior Designers

As well as commercial building contractors and civil contractors such as:

  • Civil Works Contractors
  • Registered Builders

We are also interested in hearing from local building trades for the following:

  • Limestone retaining walls
  • Concrete
  • Bitumen
  • Brickwork
  • Carpentry
  • Tiling
  • Roofing
  • Cabinetry
  • Electrical
  • Painting


Local businesses and the public are invited to learn more about the project and register their interest to quote/tender for works at an information session at the Donnybrook Balingup Council Chamber at 5.30pm on Friday 3 May 2019. Contact the Project Managers – Veens Design Group by email on admin@veensdesign.com.au or phone Roger Veen on 9721 2526 to register your interest.

Unrestricted Burning Period

The unrestricted burning period has commenced. This means that you can burn without a permit until October 31, 2019 as per the Fire Break Order.

Remember: Your fire. Your Responsibility. Call 000 for all Emergencies.

Thank you to the community for their commitment to bushfire safety this past season. And of course, thank you to the emergency service volunteers across all the brigades in the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup for their contribution.

For more information on burning during the unrestricted period go to: