Connect Dardanup Podcast

“What are we but our stories”
– American novelist James Patterson.

Inspired by the unique and interesting stories of community members that emerged during its Front Porch Project earlier in 2020, the Shire of Dardanup has launched a region-leading project to celebrate its quiet champions while fostering connection and local pride.

The Connect Dardanup project is an eight-part podcast series called ‘My Place, My People’.

From Friday, August 7 a 30-minute episode will be released each week and feature the personal stories of a community member.

Each episode dives deep into our guests’ unique journey and experience of connecting, working and living within the Shire of Dardanup.

Listen to their stories below and find out how you can contact with them

presented by: Richard Stacey

EPISODE 1 Jill Cross
Community champion
August 7

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2 Kim Grant
Wildlife Warrior
August 14

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3 Jake Harvie 
Star hockey player
August 21

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Dylon Newport

August 28

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Cheryl Rourke
Tourism Ambassador

Sept 4

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Kahlia Murray
Community champion

Sept 11

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7 Les Wallam
Chief Executive Officer – Roelands Village
Sept 18

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Shelby Irene
Founder of Happy Little Cacti

Sept 25




All these records were done on traditional lands of the Noongar nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodianship of these lands, and pay our respect to the Noongar people for their care and stewardship of these lands for more than 40,000 years and to the elderly of the Noongar Nation past, present and future.

Bunbury Community Radio

This podcast series has been made possible thanks to Bunbury Community Radio which kindly supplied recording equipment for the interviews. Visit them on Facebook.

Thank you

Sincere thanks also to Dylon Newport for the podcast music and Barrie Wilson for his expert assistance with sound and post production.