Around West Arthur - July 11

Blooming talent: Kerryn Chia and Pam Wales enjoying the recent Wildflower Workshop by artist and biodiversity educator Angela Rossen. Photo: Supplied.

Blooming talent: Kerryn Chia and Pam Wales enjoying the recent Wildflower Workshop by artist and biodiversity educator Angela Rossen. Photo: Supplied.

Wildflower Workshop: Artist and biodiversity educator Angela Rossen, who recently spent a week at Darkan Primary School as artist-in-residence, also held an adult painting workshop during her Darkan week.

The event was enabled by a grant from Australia Post organised by Darkan Post Office manager Lehua Chiswell.

Seventeen people were inspired to produce some wonderful small paintings of native flora and the results were absolutely lovely.

Works and Projects: With moisture from recent rains, winter grading has commenced.

Bokal North, Howie, Bunce King, King and Carymunna roads have been recently graded.

Dardadine South, Shield, Strickland, Noble and Burnett roads will be graded in the near future.

Other recent works have included, patching and shoulder grading on Bowelling Duranillin Road, repairs to two failures of the gravel sheeting on Bokal North Road, and culvert repairs on Airlie Road.

Tree pruning has been completed on Bokal North Road. Cuthbert, Cordering North, Rajander, Horley, Lloyd and Boyup Brook Arthur roads will be pruned in the coming weeks. A patio has been installed at the front of the change rooms at the Darkan oval.

The concrete slab has been extended and infill steps constructed. A new ceiling and lighting has been installed in the change rooms.

The improvements at the change rooms and oval are being funded by the Australian Government's Sport Australia program with the support of the Shire of West Arthur.

Darkan CWA News: The Darkan CWA members very thankful to the West Arthur community for their support of the recent Bring and Buy stall.

They raised $1,089.05 from the sale of goods and donations and can now can go ahead and get the plumbing done they need at their centre.

Oppy Shop News: June takings of $400 was sent to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Proceeds from July will go to Month for Diabetes Research.

Thank-you to all Oppy Shop supporters who all help the "War on Waste".

Council Meeting: The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on July 30 in the Council Chambers, commencing at 6pm.

Members of the community are welcome to join the Council Meeting as an invited guest. Please register by contacting Nicole Wasmann at the Shire office on 9736 2000.

Bunbury Bus: The Shire of West Arthur is proposing a bus service from Darkan to Bunbury (dates to be confirmed).

There will be various drop off/pick up spots in Bunbury. You could use this service for appointments, shopping, movies, etc.

The Shire is seeking expressions of interest and can only run the service with at least six passengers. Cost $15 per person.

To express interest and preferred dates contact the Shire office on 9736 2222.