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Big cash prizes in recycled art competition

If you live in the shires of Dardanup, Capel, Harvey, Donnybrook-Balingup or Collie you can enter the Scrap Battle Art Competition in a group or as an individual.

There’s amazing CASH PRIZES up for grabs:

First Prize Primary School Age Group: $2000
First Prize Secondary School Age Group: $2000

First Prize Primary School Age Individual Entry: $300
First Prize Secondary School Age Individual Entry: $300

People’s Choice Award: $200
Highly Commended Prizes: $100 each

Get a jump on the competition with your entry by attending our workshop with a professional artist.

Just be sure to book your place via Shire of Dardanup Library Services website.

You can download a competition entry form here.

Scrap Battle! Art Competition is a joint project of the Bunbury-Harvey Regional Council’s Waste Education Program.

The competition culminates in an exhibition of works at the Stirling Street Art Centre in May.

Workshops are free but places are limited and must be booked via our Library website.

Burekup Workshop (please note, a professional artist will not be in attendance for this workshop):
Friday, January 19
9.30am to 1.30pm

Eaton Community Library Workshop:
Monday, January 22
9.30am to 1.30pm

Scrap Battle! Art Competition has received funding assistance from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions program.

Teens set to depart on sailing adventure

A group of six teenagers from Burekup, Dardanup and Eaton will embark on the adventure of a lifetime after being awarded a Leewuin Scholarship by the Shire of Dardanup.

The group will depart on a 6-day voyage from January 19 between Bunbury and Fremantle aboard the STS Leewuin II.

The voyages are operated by the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation on the sailing vessel STS Leeuwin II, which is a full working ship.

During the trip the participants will be involved in most aspects of ship operations, from sailing, steering, setting the sails, navigating and scrubbing the deck to climbing 35m masts.

The program is designed to help young people build skills such as self-confidence, communication, teamwork and leadership.

To receive the scholarship, applicants were required to undergo an interview with a selection panel of three Dardanup Shire Councillors and Culture & Community Services Officer Melanie Serra.

Congratulations to the winners. They were:

  • Ruby Gregg – Burekup
  • Kyarnee Rodda – Burekup
  • Cole Sawyer – Dardanup
  • Dylan Snibson – Dardanup
  • Samuel Fox-Slater – Dardanup
  • Whitlam Tyrrell – Eaton

The Shire of Dardanup would like to thank scholarship sponsors:

  • Cristal
  • Doral
  • Lions Club of Eaton
  • Lions Club of Dardanup

Bulk Greenwaste Collection

The kerbside collection of green waste will be carried out in the residential areas of Eaton, Millbridge, Dardanup and Burekup on:

Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27, 2018

It is noted that Wednesday, April 25 is the ANZAC Day Public Holiday.

Our contractors have advised they will work around this to complete the collections, working Saturday if required.

For more information about what can be collected by our kerbside collections, visit this page of our website.

Glen Huon Oval drainage update

Installation of subsoil drainage at the Glen Huon Reserve Oval is now complete.

Council agreed in August to allocate $135,000 to the project – an interim measure for addressing waterlogging issues experienced at the oval during winter.

Attempts will be made to source Government funding for assistance with a full oval renovation in the future.

Under last month’s project, 25 100mm drains were installed below the surface at 6m spacings.

The system can be expanded in the future as part of further redevelopment works.

Shire of Dardanup Acting CEO Phil Anastasakis said he was hopeful the upgrade would provide a significant improvement to turf quality and playing conditions during the upcoming 2018 South West Football League season.

“Shire staff will continue to monitor the ground conditions over coming months and the performance of this interim measure in addressing the problem”, Mr Anastasakis said.

In his August report to Council, Director of Engineering and Development Services Luke Botica said full redevelopment of Glen Huon Oval could be up to five years away and as well as being dependent on funding availability, and would be subject to final plans for the Eaton Town Centre and Eaton Fair expansion.

New Library number

In case you have had trouble reaching staff at our Eaton Community Library, they have a new phone number.

New number: 9724 0470