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Council unveils symbolic purple benches
Posted 25 November 2022 Council unveils symbolic purple benches

Encouraging change through education, motivation and advocacy to stop violence against women is the aim of active support by the Shire of Dardanup for this year’s 16 Days in WA campaign.

Applicants sought for exciting youth scholarship program
Posted 23 November 2022 Applicants sought for exciting youth scholarship program

An opportunity to learn and grow at a three-day bush adventure camp will be provided to a group of local 13 to 18 year olds through a scholarship program being offered by the Shire of Dardanup.

Traditional Owners acknowledged in new Eaton mural
Posted 23 November 2022 Traditional Owners acknowledged in new Eaton mural

A new mural artwork by local South West Aboriginal Noongar, Yamatji and Baiyungu Artist, Korrine Bennell-Yarran will be installed as a welcoming acknowledgment to country and entry statement to the new Eaton Bowling Club and Senior Citizens Building.

Shire Rangers spread kindness message
Posted 13 November 2022 Shire Rangers spread kindness message

World Kindness Day is observed internationally on November 13 and in 2022 is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Our Shire Rangers decided to help spread the kindness message...

Get excited! New playgrounds are open
Posted 04 November 2022 Get excited! New playgrounds are open

Jump for joy because, as promised, two of our Eaton Playgrounds undergoing $230,000 in upgrades over the past few months are now ready to rumble...

Celebrating ‘Great Sorts’ during National Recycling Week!
Posted 04 November 2022 Celebrating ‘Great Sorts’ during National Recycling Week!

The Shire of Dardanup will be looking for the ‘Great Sorts’ in our community during this year’s National Recycling Week so we can thank them for sorting their rubbish correctly and helping us divert more waste from landfill...

Project Update: Dardanup Civic Precinct
Posted 03 November 2022 Project Update: Dardanup Civic Precinct

Heavy weekend rain hasn’t slowed progress on a transformation occurring in the centre of Dardanup.

Milestone achievement for fire and rescue service volunteers
Posted 21 October 2022 Milestone achievement for fire and rescue service volunteers

One of the busiest emergency response crews is being recognised for half a century of service to the community...

Council sets sights on commitment to sustainable practices
Posted 20 October 2022 Council sets sights on commitment to sustainable practices

Investigating potential for an industry-leading renewable energy and green hydrogen plant in the Dardanup Shire will be the aim of a feasibility study being undertaken thanks to support provided by a $40,000 grant from the South West Development Commission...

Summer is coming! Time to prepare...
Posted 19 October 2022 Summer is coming! Time to prepare...

Did you receive your ‘Be Prepared’ postcard from us? It’s your reminder that summer is coming and it is time to prepare your property...

Casual community barbecues for a cause
Posted 19 October 2022 Casual community barbecues for a cause

A brand new series of free events involving a good old fashioned outdoor sausage sizzle and ambient live entertainment will bring people together in a relaxed atmosphere to connect and learn about topics that matter... 

Burekup stop added to new bus service
Posted 14 October 2022 Burekup stop added to new bus service

Burekup residents are being encouraged to show their support for a new daily bus service to and from Bunbury, starting from 24 October...

Project Complete: Eaton Boat Washdown Facilities
Posted 11 October 2022 Project Complete: Eaton Boat Washdown Facilities

New Boat Washdown Facilities have now been installed following a funding allocation by the State Government of $18,000 toward the project.

Project Complete: Wells Recreation Park Changerooms
Posted 07 October 2022 Project Complete: Wells Recreation Park Changerooms

Construction of our new $1 million changeroom facilities at Wells Recreation Park in Dardanup is now complete!

Council leads State discussion on improved road safety
Posted 06 October 2022 Council leads State discussion on improved road safety

The Dardanup Shire Council has ignited a state-wide local government advocacy campaign aimed at encouraging the State Government to pay more attention when community concern is raised about accident hotspots...

Addressing the region's skills shortage
Posted 29 September 2022 Addressing the region's skills shortage

Is a lack of skilled labour stifling the potential growth of your business? The South West region has entered into a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) with the Federal Government as a way to address the effects of skills shortages...

EOI sought for BORR art project
Posted 20 September 2022 EOI sought for BORR art project

Local artists are invited to express interest in creation of works to feature on the columns of Bridge 1845 on the new Bunbury Outer Ring Road.This bridge  will carry traffic over Golding Crescent in Picton, Ferguson River and Boyanup-Picton Road...

Unique art project set to light up Eaton
Posted 16 September 2022 Unique art project set to light up Eaton

Eaton’s new $1 million skatepark 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 shine light on the places, people and moments that cultivate happiness in the community.

Backyard burning? Just a reminder!
Posted 15 September 2022 Backyard burning? Just a reminder!

Are you planning to do a bit of burning off at your property? A one-minute phone call to DFES could save our volunteer bushfire brigades countless hours in wasted effort...

September 8 is R U OK? Day
Posted 08 September 2022 September 8 is R U OK? Day

This year the message is: You don’t need to be an expert to ask RU OK? Listening and giving someone your time might be just what they need to help them through.

We’re skipping ahead on a playground for East Millbridge!
Posted 07 September 2022 We’re skipping ahead on a playground for East Millbridge!

Quotes will now be sought for construction of the planned new playground in East Millbridge following Council’s adoption last month of a concept plan...

Project Update: Dardanup Civic Precinct
Posted 07 September 2022 Project Update: Dardanup Civic Precinct

Work is about to start on a transformation in the centre of Dardanup to create a Civic Precinct...

Think like a Pet Hero!
Posted 05 September 2022 Think like a Pet Hero!

Every September the Shire of Dardanup encourages pet owners to be a Pet Hero. But what does that mean and how can you be a hero for your pet?

New national Fire Danger Ratings system
Posted 01 September 2022 New national Fire Danger Ratings system

From September 1, Australia has a new, improved and simplified Fire Danger Rating system as part of a national project to ensure Fire Danger Ratings are communicated the same way, no matter where you...

The Perth Wildcats are coming to Eaton!
Posted 31 August 2022 The Perth Wildcats are coming to Eaton!

The Shire of Dardanup and Eaton Recreation Centre & 24hr Gym will host 10-time National Basketball League NBL Champions the Perth Wildcats for a pre-season clash against the Adelaide 36ers on Friday, 9 September.

Sneak a peak at our playground upgrades coming soon!
Posted 30 August 2022 Sneak a peak at our playground upgrades coming soon!

Cartwheel into spring because two of our Eaton playgrounds due for replacement, are set to receive $230,000 in special treatment...

Express yourself in school holiday workshops
Posted 23 August 2022 Express yourself in school holiday workshops

The October school holidays are shaping up to provide a range of great interactive workshops the whole family can enjoy as part of the Shire of Dardanup’s ongoing calendar of community events and programs...

Bridge works, Dardanup
Posted 23 August 2022 Bridge works, Dardanup

Emergency bridge works, Dardanup! Please be advised the Recreation Road Bridge in Dardanup has been closed for emergency repairs with a detour in place via Waterloo Road while Shire contractors complete works...

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.

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