Around West Arthur: Wonderful day out to Australind

Enjoying lunch at La Rocca Café in Australind as part of the Seniors Week trip recently were Lyn White, Shirley Plank and Peter Manual.

Enjoying lunch at La Rocca Café in Australind as part of the Seniors Week trip recently were Lyn White, Shirley Plank and Peter Manual.

Seniors Week

Seniors in West Arthur had the opportunity to go to the Featured Wood Gallery and Museum in Australind thanks to a grant for Seniors Week supported by the Department of Communities, Lotterywest and COTA WA.

The bus trip also included lunch at a local café and even a little bit of shopping time. 

Participants raved about the wonderful day and thoroughly recommended the gallery as a place to visit.

Works and Projects

Maintenance graders will be working in the south east and south west sections of the Shire over the next week.

Farrell Road culvert works have been completed while a section of Boyup Brook Arthur Road is being reconstructed near Clarke Road.

Other works currently happening include preparation of the car park in order to seal it, opposite the Darkan Hall, and the back lane, behind the businesses in Burrowes Street.

Funding for Solar Power for Community Buildings

Through their Federal Member, Rick Wilson, the Shire of West Arthur has received funding approval for $9,145 from the Stronger Communities Programme towards the installation of solar power on the West Arthur Health and Resource Centre and the Darkan Sport and Community Centre.

The funding represents 50 per cent of the total project cost.

Both of these centres are high power user and the solar power will significantly reduce the power consumption costs.

Installation will take place in early 2019.

Seniors Christmas Lunch

Once again Seniors in the Shire had the opportunity of attending the annual Christmas Lunch.

Another wonderful meal was prepared by volunteers and the seniors were entertained by Year 1 and 2 children from Darkan Primary School.

Bunbury Bus Service

The Shire of West Arthur is providing a bus service from Darkan to Bunbury on December 5.

The bus will depart at 8.30am and return at about 4.30pm. Cost – $15 per person.

To book contact the Shire Office on 9736 2222 or email on

There will be various drop off/pick up locations in Bunbury.

If less then six people register the service will be cancelled.

Australia Day Awards

Do you know an outstanding community member, group or event who deserves a little recognition for their efforts?

Nominate them for the Shire of West Arthur Citizen of the Year Awards.

Nominations close November 30.

You can request a form at the Shire office or use the online form on the Shire’s website.

Bush Fire Info

The Shire of West Arthur is now in prohibited burning until February 21.

Kids Christmas Craft

Kids come along for some Christmas Craft fun at the West Arthur CRC on December 5 from 3.15-4.15pm.

Free fun with afternoon tea supplied to say thanks to all the great kids in our community who use the CRC!

Bookings required by December 4 on 9736 2000.