Strategic Community Plan

The latest Strategic Community Plan is now available to view and download.

The new plan reflects the community’s aspirations for the future of our Shire. It was developed with input from the local community via surveys and three community workshops.

The Strategic Community Plan is Council’s principal 10-year strategy and planning tool.  Together with the Corporate Business Plan, it constitutes the Shire’s Plan for the Future.



Free Webinar for Prospective Councillors

Ever thought about nominating to become a Councillor, but you aren’t sure if the role is for you? Then be sure to register for this free webinar to have all your questions answered.

Topics will include:

  • an overview of Local Government
  • the Roles and Responsibilities of Council and Council Members
  • behavioural expectations of Elected Members
  • an overview of the skills required to be a successful Councillor, and
  • impacts on Home Life

The target audience for this webinar is anyone who is thinking about nominating for Local Government election. You will have an opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A Session at the end of the presentation.

Date: Thursday, 17 August

Time: 5:00pm – 5:45pm (including presentation and Q&A session) Be quick to register as places will fill fast!  To register for this free webinar please Click Here


Expressions of Interest – Tourism Advisory Working Group

In recognition of the important role that tourism industry operators play in the development of tourism, the Bunbury Geographe Tourism Partnership (BGTP) Steering Committee is creating a working group to provide advice on tourism development and marketing in the region.

This is an opportunity for a local tourism operator to have direct input on the Bunbury Geographe Tourism Partnership decision making process, and Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now invited for a Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup representative.

The EOI period opens Wednesday 19 July 2017 and closes 5pm Monday 31 July 2017.

Full details are available in the attached – Bunbury Geographe Tourism Advisory Working Group – EOI – Donnybrook-Balingup Representative

Please also refer to the Working Group Terms of Reference – BG Tourism Advisory Workgroup TOR 2017

For more information and to discuss your application please contact Deb Vanallen, Community Development – Team Leader by phone on 9780 4234 or email

Disposal of Surplus Equipment

The following items are being offered for sale as a set :

  • 1 x Sports Art Stationary Bike – 5005
  • 2 x Sports Art Stationary Bikes – 5200

The equipment can be inspected on site at Donnybrook Recreation Centre, Steere Street, Donnybrook. An appointment to inspect the equipment can be made by contacting the Centre Manager, Jill McLean on 9731 1822.

Offers over $150 incl gst will be considered. Offers are to be made directly to the Centre Manager in writing, stating the item names and the price offered. The offer should be addressed to the undersigned, and marked to the attention of Jill McLean, Centre Manager, and delivered to the Donnybrook Recreation Centre, Steer St, Donnybrook 6239.

All goods are offered ‘as is, where is’ and must be collected/removed within 7 days of acceptance of the offer. Payment must be made at the time of collection.

Offers close at 3pm on 28th July, 2017. The Shire may reject any or all offers.

Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Donnybrook Balingup
PO Box 94

Don’t Dump it, Recycle it


You can now recycle common problem household waste items at more locations within the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup.

What problem waste items can I recycle?

1. Mobile Phones                           Disposal Locations                

  • All types of mobile phones
  • Mobile phone accessories
  • Chargers & cables
  • Batteries

Shire’s Administration Building

2. Batteries                                     Disposal Locations    

  • Small handheld batteries
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, 6V
  • Button/watch batteries

Shire’s Administration Building,  Donnybrook Waste Management Facility, Balingup Transfer Station

 3. Light Bulbs                                 Disposal Locations

  • Compact fluorescent globe
  • Fluorescent tubes

Shire’s Administration Building, Donnybrook Waste Management Facility, Balingup Transfer Station

As the more inefficient incandescent light bulbs are phased out and the use of fluorescent lights which contains small quantities of mercury increases, we’ll have to get smarter about the way we dispose of them. By keeping the above hazardous items out of landfill you are helping our environment and saving valuable resources.