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Recycling Reminders to help reach our landfill diversion targets
Posted 12 August 2022 Recycling Reminders to help reach our landfill diversion targets

Did you know cooking oil (small amounts) can go in your Green-lidded FOGO Bin? Or that rinsed shampoo bottles can go in your Yellow-lidded Bin? Here's a range of hints and reminders to help sort what goes where...

Community & Event Grant Applications now open!
Posted 11 August 2022 Community & Event Grant Applications now open!

Are you a community group or sporting club with an idea that could benefit others? Round 1 of Council’s 2022/23 Community & Event Grants are now open.

E-waste collection service having an impact
Posted 04 August 2022 E-waste collection service having an impact

Can you imagine the weight of 21 VW Beetles? Its equivalent to the amount of waste we have diverted from landfill over the past 12 months via the E-waste Collection service...

ERC Stage 1 Upgrades now complete
Posted 28 July 2022 ERC Stage 1 Upgrades now complete

Your arrival at our Eaton Recreation Centre & 24 Hour Gym will feel just that little bit more special now our works to upgrade the front entry, foyer and reception are complete.

Council adopts 2022/23 Budget
Posted 28 July 2022 Council adopts 2022/23 Budget

Following Council’s recent adoption of its four-year Corporate Business Plan, the Annual Budget was also adopted at its meeting on July 27.

We're diverting more waste from landfill!
Posted 26 July 2022 We're diverting more waste from landfill!

EOFY analysis of our waste data from the past 12 months has revealed cause for celebration! As a community, we have taken a GIANT leap towards our goal of diverting more waste from landfill...

Council agrees to new lease template
Posted 15 July 2022 Council agrees to new lease template

Ensuring all community and sporting groups leasing Shire-owned buildings and facilities are treated fairly and equitably, while providing a system that would account for future and ongoing costs of maintaining the assets long term, was behind a decision of Council last month to adopt a new Lease Agreement Template and Lease Fee Matrix...

Council maintains timber vision for new building
Posted 08 July 2022 Council maintains timber vision for new building

Construction of a new Shire of Dardanup Library, Administration and Community Building at Eaton Fair is expected to start in January following a decision of Council at a Special Meeting held this week.

Funding boost for local childcare
Posted 06 July 2022 Funding boost for local childcare

The Shire of Dardanup has received a State Government grant to help boost access to childcare for local families...

Celebrating NAIDOC Week
Posted 05 July 2022 Celebrating NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth...

New websites designed with community in mind
Posted 28 June 2022 New websites designed with community in mind

The Shire of Dardanup has revitalised its online presence with the delivery of two new websites designed to make it quicker, easier and more accessible for community members to find the information they need and conduct business with Council.

International basketball gun takes ‘timeout’ at ERC between contracts
Posted 28 June 2022 International basketball gun takes ‘timeout’ at ERC between contracts

Members of our Eaton Recreation Centre can lay claim to training with an elite athlete over the next month as former local, now international basketball export Cameron Gliddon drops back into town for a break between contracts.

Burekup overnight Caravan Stop to re-open
Posted 28 June 2022 Burekup overnight Caravan Stop to re-open

Burekup’s Caravan Stopover facility will be re-opened at its former location but with tighter conditions of use from 1 September following a decision at Council’s June meeting.

Working to keep new civic building within budget
Posted 21 June 2022 Working to keep new civic building within budget

The Shire of Dardanup received and considered the 80% design and costings for the new Library, Administration Centre and Community Building at its May 2022 Ordinary Council meeting.

Changes to disposal of Household Hazardous Waste
Posted 16 June 2022 Changes to disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

Guidelines for the disposal in our region of Household Hazardous Waste – which includes items like paint, pool chemicals and pesticides – are being tightened by regulators to ensure improved environmental outcomes.

Vandals target foreshore trees
Posted 14 June 2022 Vandals target foreshore trees

A continuing schedule of improvements by the Shire of Dardanup to Eaton’s hidden gem – Watson Reserve – has suffered a setback following the removal without permission of six newly planted trees along the Collie River foreshore.

Eaton Drive and Peninsula Lakes Drive intersection works
Posted 09 June 2022 Eaton Drive and Peninsula Lakes Drive intersection works

An upgrade of the Eaton Drive/Peninsula Lakes Drive intersection will get underway from Monday, 13 June (weather dependent) by a Shire of Dardanup contractor.

Cricket in Burekup receives a boost
Posted 09 June 2022 Cricket in Burekup receives a boost

The 2022/23 Burekup cricket season is looking bright with a $12,500 upgrade to the town’s cricket pitch almost complete.

Preparing for storms Preparing for storms
Posted 09 June 2022 Preparing for storms Preparing for storms

When Ugg boots and Oodies are on high rotation, you know winter has properly arrived.

Wells park changerooms on their way
Posted 09 June 2022 Wells park changerooms on their way

Siteworks in preparation for $1 million new changeroom facilities at Wells Recreation Park in Dardanup are now complete with project completion expected in September.

Winter preparation underway for next fire season
Posted 06 June 2022 Winter preparation underway for next fire season

It might be winter but now is the time the Shire of Dardanup begins working on preparing members of our 8 volunteer bushfire brigades for the coming fire season.

Youth excel on bush adventure
Posted 02 June 2022 Youth excel on bush adventure

A group of six young Shire of Dardanup residents have been transformed into courageous and intrepid explorers by an innovative new Council project.

Focusing on our heritage places
Posted 26 May 2022 Focusing on our heritage places

A list of local heritage places will be created by the Shire of Dardanup as part of an upcoming review of the existing Local Heritage Strategy (LHS) thanks to a $20,000 State Government grant.

Work starts on new-look Eaton Recreation Centre
Posted 26 May 2022 Work starts on new-look Eaton Recreation Centre

Stage 1 in a series of planned upgrades to Eaton Recreation Centre & 24 Hour Gym over coming years is underway and involves renovation and extension of the front area of the building including the entry foyer and reception.

EnLighten us: What brightens your mood?
Posted 20 May 2022 EnLighten us: What brightens your mood?

Eaton’s brand new $1 million skate park will provide a unique canvas for a dazzling digital art installation in October when the Shire of Dardanup launches ‘EnLighten’ – a creative new event designed to shed light on the places, people and moments that cultivate happiness in the community.

COVID Community Care Update
Posted 20 May 2022 COVID Community Care Update

As our homes, sporting clubs, community groups and businesses are feeling the impacts of rising COVID numbers in WA, the Shire of Dardanup felt it was time to share information about our projects and services that might be of particular assistance at this challenging time.

Meet our Silent Super Heroes!
Posted 18 May 2022 Meet our Silent Super Heroes!

This week we celebrate National Volunteer Week. A time to recognise and thank all our volunteers for their ongoing efforts to keep the clubs and groups afloat!

Council Plan 2022-2032: Have we got it right?
Posted 17 May 2022 Council Plan 2022-2032: Have we got it right?

Our Council Plan 2022-32 is the result of an extensive period of consultation with our community over the past 18 months.

Rapid Antigen Tests for close contacts at Admin office, Eaton
Posted 05 May 2022 Rapid Antigen Tests for close contacts at Admin office, Eaton

On behalf of the WA Country Health Service, the Shire of Dardanup, Administration Centre, Eaton is a distribution point for new allocations of free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to community members who are considered close contacts of a person with Covid-19.

Thank you for sharing your ideas on cycling!
Posted 05 May 2022 Thank you for sharing your ideas on cycling!

We have now closed comments on our community brainstorm regarding cycling in the shire. Thank you to the more than 300 people who popped in to visit our online consultation to assist with creation of a Local Bike Plan.

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