Library News

Digital Release of
Posted 23 November 2023 Digital Release of "Don't Rhyme My Feelings" Poetry Chapbook

We are delighted to share exciting news from our "Don't Rhyme My Feelings" poetry workshop which took place in June. The heartfelt and captivating works created by the talented attendees have been compiled into our very first poetry chapbook.

Poppy Project pays tribute to Remembrance Day
Posted 09 November 2023 Poppy Project pays tribute to Remembrance Day

A colourful art trail of over 3,000 red, white, and purple handmade poppies will be a visual tribute to this year’s Remembrance Day, thanks to a Shire of Dardanup initiative.

New Councillors sworn in at Special Council Meeting
Posted 25 October 2023 New Councillors sworn in at Special Council Meeting

The Shire of Dardanup’s new team of councillors were officially sworn in at the Special Council Meeting today.

Tronox Spring Out 2023 draws 5000-plus crowd
Posted 23 October 2023 Tronox Spring Out 2023 draws 5000-plus crowd

The Shire of Dardanup’s highly anticipated Tronox Spring Out Festival transformed the Eaton Foreshore yesterday, as more than 5000 people gathered for the annual celebration.

Exciting School Holiday Program Comes to a Close!
Posted 10 October 2023 Exciting School Holiday Program Comes to a Close!

The Shire of Dardanup September – October School Holiday program has finished with a bang after delivering 10 free school holiday events over the two-week period.

A conversation could change a life
Posted 14 September 2023 A conversation could change a life

We’re supporting R U OK? on it's National Day of Action - September 14 - to remind everyone to stay connected and make asking, ‘are you OK?’ a part of our everyday.

Seven candidates to contest October election
Posted 08 September 2023 Seven candidates to contest October election

Seven candidates will compete for six vacancies on the Dardanup Shire Council during the October 21 Local Government Election.

Congratulations to our ‘Great Sorts’
Posted 30 August 2023 Congratulations to our ‘Great Sorts’

The Shire of Dardanup has still been on the lookout for ‘Great Sorts’ in our community so we can thank them for sorting their rubbish correctly and helping us divert more waste from landfill.

So much more than just a cinema!
Posted 11 July 2023 So much more than just a cinema!

Planning for a $77 million expansion of Eaton Fair Shopping Centre with inclusion of a third storey cinema has moved a step closer following a June Dardanup Shire Council decision to provide its support for conditional approval of the project and refer it onto the next stage of State Government assessments.

Project Update: New Library, Administration & Community Centre
Posted 06 July 2023 Project Update: New Library, Administration & Community Centre

Dardanup Shire Councillors donned hard hats and high vis vests this week for an inspection of progress on the Shire’s new Library, Administration and Community Centre.

Shire features in Channel 9 series
Photo Credit: Destinations WA
Posted 19 May 2023 Shire features in Channel 9 series

Dardanup and the Ferguson Valley will feature on Sunday’s Channel 9 Episode of Destination WA in a Shire of Dardanup project to draw visitors to the area.

Thank you for completing your Scorecard!
Posted 07 March 2023 Thank you for completing your Scorecard!

We’re sending out a heartfelt ‘Thank you’ to the hundreds of residents, property owners and business operators in our shire who took the time recently to complete our MARKYT Community Scorecard.

Project Update: New Library, Administration & Community Centre
Posted 23 February 2023 Project Update: New Library, Administration & Community Centre

The fenced construction site of the Shire of Dardanup’s new Library, Administration and Community Building will spring to life in coming weeks as our contractors move in to begin piling and excavation works in preparation for installation of footings.

A deep dive into a classic thriller at Mad About Movies
Photo Credit: Universal Studios
Posted 20 February 2023 A deep dive into a classic thriller at Mad About Movies

At our first Mad About Movies event, we had the opportunity to discuss one of the most iconic films of all time - Jaws.

We’re listening! Complete your Scorecard today…
Posted 31 January 2023 We’re listening! Complete your Scorecard today…

Is the Shire of Dardanup the best place to live, work and visit? What do we need to focus on improving? We’ve engaged an independent research consultant to help us collect feedback from our community and discover the answers to these questions.

Annual Reflections: CEO
Posted 05 January 2023 Annual Reflections: CEO

The following message from Shire of Dardanup CEO André Schönfeldt  is provided in the 2021/22 Annual Report adopted by Council in December.

Annual Reflections: Shire President
Posted 04 January 2023 Annual Reflections: Shire President

The following message from Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett is provided in the 2021/22 Annual Report adopted by Council in December.

Road safety reminders for the festive season
Posted 21 December 2022 Road safety reminders for the festive season

Everyone has the opportunity to directly contribute to road safety and work towards achieving zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

Christmas operating hours & waste collections
Posted 20 December 2022 Christmas operating hours & waste collections

Councillors & Staff would like to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Festive choir promotes inclusivity
Posted 14 December 2022 Festive choir promotes inclusivity

A community Christmas choir will sing and present carols in sign language as part of a festively-themed outdoor movie event in Burekup on Saturday, 17 December.

New building start opens new chapter
Posted 02 December 2022 New building start opens new chapter

A new chapter in the history of the Shire of Dardanup and its community starts next week when Shire contractors Perkins Builders takes possession of the Council Drive site in preparation for construction start of the new Library, Administration and Community Building...

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...

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.

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.

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!

1