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Free Summer Skateboarding Clinics

We’re re-launching our FREE summer skateboarding clinics with all new professional coaches lead by none other than an Olympic skateboarding scout!

Tail Tap are South West locals and members of the Australian Skateboarding Federation.

As well as awesome new coaches, you’ll find our skateboarding clinics are run a little differently,  there will be four different levels to pass with set goals to achieve for each stage.

So even if you’ve been to one of our skateboarding clinics before, it would be well worth coming along to meet the guys from Tail Tap and let them help you reach that next level. Clinics are suitable for ALL ages an ALL levels- first timers through to advanced.

At least two coaches attend each clinic to make sure students get the most out of their time and are able reach the top faster!

Students are welcome to bring their own skateboard but if they don’t have one- don’t worry, Tail Tap can provide them.

Students MUST however bring and wear their own helmet to participate, these will not be provided.

Bookings are ESSENTIAL and you can book into as many clinics as you like.


Where Date Time Bookings
Burekup Skatepark Sunday 19th November 10am-12pm BOOK NOW
Eaton Skatepark Sunday 26th November 2pm-4pm BOOK NOW
Eaton Skatepark Friday 8th December 4pm -6pm BOOK NOW
Dardanup Skatepark Monday 18th December 4pm-6pm BOOK NOW


2018 clinics roster coming soon!




Green waste collection starts Monday, Oct 2

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

Monday, October 2 – Thursday, October 6, 2017

We will collect:

  • Tree and shrub cuttings up to 2 cubic metres
  • Maximum length 1.5m
  • Maximum diameter 200mm

We cannot collect:

  • Lawn clippings or roll on turf
  • Green waste placed in bags or boxes
  • Hard waste including timber
  • Stumps
  • Excessively large piles of green waste (greater than 2 cubic meters)

Council reserves the right to refuse to collect unsuitable materials. 

All green waste must be placed on the verge prior to 7.00am on October 2. Council is unable to provide exact collection days or times.

100 per cent of the green waste collected is recycled into compost.

Please keep all waste clear of reticulation, water mains, electrical domes, footpaths, street signs and street corners.

The property owner is responsible for maintaining the waste piles in a safe condition and in a manner that does not cause litter.

Waste shall only be placed on the owners property.  Uncollected material remains the responsibility of the property owner/occupier to remove.

Streets will only be serviced once.  Green waste placed out AFTER the collection date or not collected remains the responsibility of the owner to remove.

We’re leading the way: Let’s be plastic free!

A campaign to reduce community use of plastic bags has been launched by the Shire of Dardanup in the lead-up to Keep Australia Beautiful Week – held nationally between August 21 and 27.

And the campaign launch comes with an invitation for neighbouring local governments to climb aboard and help spread the BYO Bag message.

The Shire has created an eye-catching BYO Bag logo with the tagline ‘Let’s be plastic free!’.

The logo will appear on the Shire’s website and social media platforms, accompanied by information designed to raise community awareness about the problem with plastic bags.

There is also a new dedicated BYO BAG Facebook page where interested residents can keep up with recycling tips and information.

Council requested the campaign as part of a resolution at its meeting on July 19 to advise Environment Minister Stephen Dawson and Local Government Minister David Templeman of its support for a state-wide ban on plastic bags.

Single-use, plastic bags have already been banned in South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the ACT.

According to the Plastic Bag Free NSW website:

  • Australians use more than four billion plastic checkout-style bags per year;
  • Australians throw out more than 7,000 plastic bags per minute;
  • Lightweight plastic bags are used for 12 minutes on average;
  • They take up to 1,000 years to break down;
  • Each year an estimated 50 million plastic bags do not make it to landfill, instead entering the environment… and they never leave
  • Plastic bag litter kills tens of thousands of animals every year including birds, whales, seals and turtles.

Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett said plastic bags couldn’t go into Yellow Top recycling bins and instead needed to be dropped in special bins specifically for soft plastics recycling found at Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.

“These soft plastics are then recycled into products like outdoor furniture, bollards, signage and decking.

“The Shire of Dardanup has been purchasing these environmentally-friendly, recycled products for the past two years because of their superior resilience to termites, rotting and cracking.”

Mr Bennett said he hoped the new BYO Bag logo would provide a visual cue, reminding residents to:

  1. Bring their own enviro bags when they went shopping
  2. Drop off their soft plastics at participating supermarkets for recycling
  3. Participate in litter clean-up events to help prevent the amount of plastics entering the environment.


Project Update: Treendale Bridge

Click to enlarge. Pictures courtesy of Paul Freeman.

The deck to support the new Treendale Bridge over the Collie River is taking shape with the first and second concrete pours successfully completed on June 13 and 20.

Progress is on schedule, with other key milestones completed by Main Roads WA contractor BMD Constructions including installation of all bridge piles and concrete pile caps.

There are between 20 and 40 workers onsite at any one time, with more than 20 local subcontractors and businesses being used.

Stay tuned for further updates as the project progresses…

A Night at the Races

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 6:00pm – 10.00pm

Eaton Bowling Club


FROCKS, fillies, bookies and bow ties! A Night at the Races will be a night to remember!

The Eaton Bowling Club will be transformed into a warm and cosy trackside venue with real horse races being held on the big screen.

Money will not be needed at this racing event – punters just need to be lucky enough to pull the winner out of the hat!

There’s plenty of prizes to be won and not just on the track!

Skills, knowledge and wit will be put to the test in many of the evening’s fun competitions!

And it wouldn’t be the races without donning your finest racing attire, fascinators and hats!

Or maybe something a little more silly? Jockeys, horses, bent bookies you name it! Those who come dressed to impress will be in  the running to take out the Fashions on the Field prize.

This is not just a night to look the part, but to feel the part!

For $27 per person enjoy dinner at the races. The grand ‘Black Caviar’ buffet will be sure to satisfy and there will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available to purchase at the bar.

When the races are all over the fun won’t stop there. Get ready to dance the night away.

We are bringing the horses, the prizes, the food and the fun; you bring the fashion, the dance moves and a lucky streak!

This particular event is best suited to an adult’s night out and is not BYO.

Please phone 9724 0323 if you have specific dietary requirements by no later than Monday, June 19.

Entry to ‘A Night at the Races’ is FREE but numbers are strictly limited and BOOKINGS are essential.

If you can no longer attend please contact us to cancel your booking.

Phone: 9724 0323  Email:

Keep a close lookout to find where the magic of The Looking Glass will pop up next.