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Fire Season is Approaching
Posted 30 October 2020 Fire Season is Approaching

Property owners must comply with the Firebreak & Fuel Hazard Reduction Notice from 15 November 2020

Bridgetown Town Hall Redevelopment
Posted 28 October 2020 Bridgetown Town Hall Redevelopment

The project will see a complete refurbishment of the Historic Town Hall and Civic Centre.

Funding for Sport & Recreation Clubs
Posted 26 October 2020 Funding for Sport & Recreation Clubs

Applications close on Monday 9 November 2020

Retail Training Workshop Opportunity for Local Business
Posted 21 October 2020 Retail Training Workshop Opportunity for Local Business

This is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to access training and development face-to-face without taking time off work or travelling long distances.

Pitching, Investing & Networking Invite – Local Producers & Business
Posted 19 October 2020 Pitching, Investing & Networking Invite – Local Producers & Business

Are you a local producer or business interested in pitching, seeking investment or networking?

Regional Events Funding Scheme
Posted 16 October 2020 Regional Events Funding Scheme

Tourism WA's RES is an annual funding round for smaller and emerging events....

Southern Forests & Blackwood Valley Tourism Association Promotes Bridgetown
Posted 14 October 2020 Southern Forests & Blackwood Valley Tourism Association Promotes Bridgetown

Our regional tourism association continues to develop opportunities to promote our region and our towns.

Recovery for Regional Tourism Funding
Posted 12 October 2020 Recovery for Regional Tourism Funding

The Australian Government has announced a $50 million Recovery for Regional Tourism Fund

Pharmacy 777 Backs Our Community
Posted 09 October 2020 Pharmacy 777 Backs Our Community

We recently interviewed Kevin Tay from the Bridgetown Pharmacy to learn how they are giving back to the community.

Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Our Community
Posted 07 October 2020 Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Our Community

WALGA has prepared an information pack on the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy

Shire President's Video Update - COVID-19 and Economic Recovery
Posted 05 October 2020 Shire President's Video Update - COVID-19 and Economic Recovery

Shire President John Nicholas recently provided a video update

Tidy Town Judges visit Bridgetown and Greenbushes
Posted 02 October 2020 Tidy Town Judges visit Bridgetown and Greenbushes

On Friday 18th September the WA Tidy Town Judges visited Bridgetown and Greenbushes.

2021 Harmony Week Grants
Posted 30 September 2020 2021 Harmony Week Grants

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is offering grants of $2,000 to support community-led diversity and inclusion activities celebrating Harmony Week in 2021

Rural Life in Bridgetown - Small Landholder’s Group
Posted 28 September 2020 Rural Life in Bridgetown - Small Landholder’s Group

Are you a small rural property owner who is interested in land use and management?

COVID-19 Complacency
Posted 25 September 2020 COVID-19 Complacency

Late in July WA passed a significant milestone of 100 days since any unknown local transmission of COVID-19.

Best of the West Competition – Nominate Someone Locally
Posted 23 September 2020 Best of the West Competition – Nominate Someone Locally

Channel 9 and Bankwest are partnering to support people in WA who are making a real difference, who need a helping hand, or who are doing it tough.

Volleyball Takes Off in Bridgetown
Posted 21 September 2020 Volleyball Takes Off in Bridgetown

High interest in volleyball has triggered a new Wednesday night sporting activity at the Bridgetown Leisure Centre. Seventy five people turned up on the first evening of the social volleyball competition which currently has 12 teams competing. Surprisingly a large number of players come from Bunbury, Manjimup and Bunbury as well as Bridgetown.

Be Waterwise & Swap Your Shower Head
Posted 18 September 2020 Be Waterwise & Swap Your Shower Head

From 1 October 2020 through until 31 May 2021, if you are an existing Water Corporation customer, you will be able to swap your existing shower head for a waterwise option!

Bridgetown & Greenbushes to Feature in SBS Trail Towns
Posted 16 September 2020 Bridgetown & Greenbushes to Feature in SBS Trail Towns

Along with the Shires of Manjimup, Nannup, Donnybrook-Balingup we will be participating in this exciting opportunity in 2021.

Containers for Change
Posted 14 September 2020 Containers for Change

Containers for Change provides an exciting opportunity for community groups, sporting clubs and charities to raise much-needed funds by encouraging members of the community to donate their 10c refund.

Financial Assistance for Farmers
Posted 11 September 2020 Financial Assistance for Farmers

If you are a farmer, farm worker, farm supplier or farm contractor facing hardship due to drought you could be entitled to mediate financial support of up to $3,000 the second round of the Drought Community Support Initiative.

Australia Day
Posted 09 September 2020 Australia Day

As we continue to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 the need for community celebration is strong. Each year, on Australia Day, the Community Citizen of the Year Awards gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of individuals and groups within our community.

Shire Budget Adopted & State Government Investment Announced
Posted 07 September 2020 Shire Budget Adopted & State Government Investment Announced

Our budget was adopted by Council on Thursday 27 August, the same day that the State Government announced $640,000 investment in 2 key projects for our Shire.

Business Advice & Mentoring for Start Ups & SMEs
Posted 04 September 2020 Business Advice & Mentoring for Start Ups & SMEs

With communities desiring their local governments to be focused on local economic recovery and jobs, for most local governments, this is a discretionary role, and a new one that has added pressure to existing workloads during the pandemic.

State Government Funding – New Tourism Attractions
Posted 02 September 2020 State Government Funding – New Tourism Attractions

The State Government is inviting proposals for new tourism attractions, experiences and concepts for Western Australia's national (and marine) parks and conservation reserves, as part of the State's COVID-19 recovery.

Rates Notices & COVID-19 Hardship Policy
Posted 31 August 2020 Rates Notices & COVID-19 Hardship Policy

Our Shire Councillors have adopted a COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy. This Policy is designed to support the whole community in meeting the unprecedented challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the Policy is so that we can offer fair, equitable, consistent and dignified support to ratepayers suffering hardship due to COVID-19, while treating all members of the community with respect and understanding.

Shire Strategic Planning & Community Consultation
Posted 26 August 2020 Shire Strategic Planning & Community Consultation

Every 4 years the Shire engages in extensive community consultation to check in with the community on a range of issues and to seek community input into the future of the Shire.

Southern Forests and Blackwood Valleys - Promoting Our Tourism Region
Posted 24 August 2020 Southern Forests and Blackwood Valleys - Promoting Our Tourism Region

The Southern Forests & Blackwood Valley Tourism Association is our regional tourism association. The Association has been actively promoting our region as a unique tourism experience and brand. The Association was formed after years of consultation with the local and regional tourism operators and wider business community. This news article touches on some of the key opportunities that the Association has brokered in an attempt to raise the profile of our region.

The 132nd Bridgetown Agricultural Show
Posted 21 August 2020 The 132nd Bridgetown Agricultural Show

This week we meet with Colleen Russell from the Bridgetown Agricultural Show to hear about how the Ag Society Committee have been faring this year, amidst the upheaval of COVID-19 and trying to plan a significant event in the face of ongoing uncertainty.

Our COVID-19 Resilience Measured Webinar
Posted 19 August 2020 Our COVID-19 Resilience Measured Webinar

Last week we shared the preliminary findings of the state-wide survey undertaken by CATALYSE with support from LG Professionals WA and funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. This week, the Minister for Local Government, David Templeman, officially launched the results of the online survey which mapped community wellbeing and resilience across WA during the pandemic.

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