Vol 19 No 20 Newspaper of the Frankland River Community Est Circ Oct 2016

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2 Page 2, 3 Oct 2016 Rainfall Figures C o m mun ity Lunc h A reminder that we will not be having our usual Community Lunch this month due to a shortage of cooks and such a busy month in our rural community. Our next lunch will be on Thursday 10th November. Are you new to town and want to meet others in the community? Maybe your children are off to school and you have a bit more free time? Why not join us on the 2nd Thursday each month for Community Lunch? Enjoy a lovely two-course meal and great company for just $5. There are only two more lunches this year so think about joining us next year. We are also looking for more people to join our cooks' roster. Our cooks work in pairs to cook a two-course meal for up to 20 people, once a year. All costs are covered by Community Lunch and it's a great way to catch up with neighbours and friends. September mm Total Tunney Cranbrook Rocky Gully Bokerup Frankland River Gordon River If you are interested or have any questions please call me on or Lunch coordinator Pereena McGuirk WEDNESDAY 10am - 12noon except school holidays FREE Federation Park Frankland 4th Wednesday each month Shire of Cranbrook Emergency Number OPENING Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm HOURS Cellar Door Sales & Tastings 8.30AM Cheese platters, coffee, tea to and muffins now available. Art, gifts, local preserves & oil 276 Ferngrove Rd, Frankland Ph: Available from Frankland River Primary School, Foxy s General Store or the Frankland River CRC. Great gift idea - grab a copy today! SHIRE WITH A VIEW $22 Packed with recipes for delicious starters and lunch dishes, perfect for the cooler weather AWARD WINNING WINES Support the Frankland River Primary School P & C s 2016 fundraising project. 4.00PM Like us on Facebook

3 Page 3, 3 Oct 2016 OPENING TIMES Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:00pm Phone/Fax (08) Our Services Government Information Westlink Broadcasts Computer Hire Wi-Fi Internet Hotspot Centrelink Access Point Desktop Publishing Printing Laminating Binding Business Courses Public Library Photocopying Videoconferencing Room Hire Tourist Information Faxing Lifestyle Courses Job Board Souvenirs Craft Newspaper From the Managers Desk The photo exhibition has been going really well, with lots of visitors from out of town stopping by to look round and to vote for their favourites. The exhibition will be on every day - including weekends - until Sunday the 9 th of October, from 9.30am until 5pm. We will announce the winners in each category once the judge has made her decision and we ve had all the votes in for the People s Choice award. We will have calendars for sale featuring the winning photos after the competition wraps up. We will be screening a school holiday movie at 2pm on Thursday the 6 th of October in the Frankland Hall. This week s film is Zootopia, a Disney animated movie released earlier this year about a rookie bunny police officer in a city of various animals. It is a comedy/adventure film rated PG and has a running time of 108 minutes, so we should finish a little before 4 o clock. Bring your own snacks and drinks and either drop the kids off or come along and watch too. It s AGM season, and if you still need a venue for your club/society/company s AGM don t forget that we have a range of facilities at the CRC. Our lecture room is a popular and very affordable choice it can comfortably sit around 20 people as a roundtable event, or even more with a different layout. We have a large screen and can provide a laptop or teleconference facilities, and there is a blank wall ideal for using with projectors. Hot drinks come as standard, but we can also arrange catering or morning/afternoon tea. We have a large heavy-duty portable carport/marquee which is available for community events/projects or for sale please contact Laura on (08) / if you have a need for it which would benefit the community, or if you d like to make an offer. It was bought from Shelter Station and the model is Le Petit Garage ; check online for photos and the specification, or pop by the CRC. We are excited to have received confirmation of the next visitation dates for Skin Cancer specialist Dr Ray Cockerill. This will be another two-day visit on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th November 2016 from 8.30am to 5.30pm. If you have previously reserved an appointment you will receive a call from the CRC confirming your appointment time during the next week. If you have not booked an appointment and wish to, please contact us asap as appointments are filling fast! AGM The Frankland River Community Resource Centre will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday 17th October 2016 (time to be confirmed). This is an excellent opportunity to come along and see how the CRC has been progressing during the past 12 months and hear about all our plans for 2017.

4 Page 4, 3 Oct 2016 Cranbrook Sub Centre AGM Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 10 October 2016 commencing at 7pm in the Cranbrook Sub Centre. We have had expressions of interest in an event that we are running in early November with Main Roads about avoiding liability when transporting agricultural equipment around harvest time. The seminar will cover the following topics: Agricultural Vehicles: what they are, statutory limits, permits required and general information Restricted Access Vehicles (RAVs) what they are (Road Trains, B Doubles etc.) and access approvals to use on the road Towed Agricultural Vehicles Requirements for on road use (where permitted), pilot requirements and general information Chain of Responsibility legislation what it is and who is a party in the chain. If you are involved in these kinds of transport then come along to make sure you re covered. The seminar will be on the morning of Wednesday 2nd November more details to follow. Enquire about advertising your business with us Visitors Welcome Open weekdays am to 4.00 pm Weekends and Public Holidays by appointment Frankland Rocky Gully Road Ph: Nominees sought for GSDC Board Nominations are being sought for a community appointment vacancy on the Board of the Great Southern Development Commission (GSDC). The nine appointed members of the Board include three nominated by the community. GSDC Board members are appointed for terms up to three years. The Board guides the GSDC s work in coordinating and promoting economic and social development in the Great Southern. Suitable applicants will display decision-making ability at an executive level, a demonstrated involvement in the economic and/or social development of the region and the ability to work cooperatively to achieve agreed goals across a wide range of social and economic issues. Nomination forms and further information are available on the GSDC website at by to or by phoning Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 7 November. Article deadline for the next edition is 12 noon Friday 14 October We look forward to receiving your news. FRANKLAND RIVER SHEARING SERVICES Crutching & mulesing services For a professional, clean and reliable team effort call us Keeping it local Lance Grinham PO Frankland River WA

5 Page 5, 3 Oct 2016 Women in Ag Dinner a winner On Saturday the 24th of September, the catering firm Fevor presented a beautiful meal of local and native produce which was enjoyed by 50 attendees to the Women in Ag Dinner. This night was a celebration of four women and their role within their own agricultural industry businesses. The first lady to speak was Maud Bonshore, a Community Elder who was awarded and OAM in 2004 for her work in indigenous education. Maud is a lady who is passionate about the betterment of our indigenous population through education. She spoke about her career and then her return with her husband Dudley to the land at Dowrene Farm. The second speaker was our very own Suzanne Watkins who farms with her husband Ron at Payneham Vale in Frankland River. She spoke of her roots in the city and then realising her passion for sustainable farming and organic food production. Wendy Bradshaw who is a consultant in Biodiversity Restoration and Education Services and operates her family farm in Tambellup along with her husband Peter, talked about her venture into Biological farming and the trials and tribulations of starting from the beginning to improve the outcomes from their soils by utilising natural processes rather than artificial inputs. The last speaker was Georgie Kruse who is a lady originally from Albany but has since moved to North Queensland where her and her husband Kim, have established a business in developing biological farm inputs. She talked about their role in training other farmers how to create their own biological system and drastically increasing on farm fertility by utilising readily available ingredients and reducing input costs by up to 80% each year. presentation. The dinner was part of the Food for Thought Festival week that began with the three day bio fertiliser course at Australian Mineral Fertilisers, followed by events with the Cranbrook Primary school with their sustainable vegetable garden, a salt bush and perennial field day at Walsh s farm, the Women in Ag dinner and culminating in the Food for thought Festival at the Frederick Square Sports Club in Cranbrook on Sunday 25th. It was a very busy week which bought new people to our town and was certainly a great show case event for the Shire of Cranbrook. Rates 2016/2017 Rates Final and Second Instalment Notices will be raised and posted early October. If you have not received your instalment notice by 14 October 2016 please contact the Shire on Paying your Shire Accounts? Did you know that BPay reference codes are unique; a different reference code is issued to every debtor and assessment. Please take care to change this reference code to the correct one, listed on your invoice or rates notice when paying rates or invoices via BPay. This will ensure that your payment is correctly allocated. Nunijup Patchwork & Craft Group Meeting Dates Thursday 20 October Thursday 3 November It was an interesting and inspiring evening with a five course meal of amazing ingredients, and five star

6 Page 6, 3 Oct 2016 Blackwood Basin Group Named Australia s Best Its s official! The Blackwood Basin Group is the best community based landcare group in Australia! At the recent National Landcare Awards the BBG took out the Fairfax Media Community Group Award, which was judged against similar groups from across the country. After winning the Western Australian Community Group Award in 2015 the BBG was then pitted against the winners from the other states and territories and was ultimately judged as the best in the country. I felt extremely proud to be standing on the stage at the National Landcare Awards representing the Blackwood Basin Group as the Fairfax Media Community Group Winner. Said BBG Chairman Per Christensen who travelled to Melbourne to accept the award. The award is recognition of many years of hard work and dedication shown by the group s employees and community volunteers over the past 25 years. It also recognises the innovated work being undertaken under the Priority Bittern and Waterbird Diversity Enhancement Project where the group has been working to convert historical mining pits to habitat for threatened wetland birds near Greenbushes. The Western Australian Landcare Community was well represented at the awards with 5 of the 9 awards coming to the west including the Landcare Facilitator, Young Landcare Leader and Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practises Awards all going to individuals and organisations within the Blackwood River Basin. SHIRE SNAPSHOT MOSQUITO FOGGING The Shire informs all residents that the fogging of mosquitos in Cranbrook, Frankland River and Tenterden will commence shortly. BAITING PROGRAM The Shire of Cranbrook wishes to advise that there will be a baiting program commencing soon in Cranbrook, Frankland River and Tenterden, targeting rabbits. Should you have any queries or concerns, please contact the Shires Manager of Works Jeff Alderton. Club Health Checks The Club Health Check is an online self-assessment tool assisting State Sporting Associations and clubs with overall management, governance and planning. The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recommends two or three club committee members complete the check together. You'll receive a report broken down into an action plan with six priority areas, a summary report and a summary of priority responses. Any sporting club within the Shire of Cranbrook wishing to apply for financial assistance from the Shire for their project MUST have completed a Club Health Check within the last 2 years. If you would like assistance to complete this check please contact the Shire of Cranbrook Club Development Officer on or via Head to Assessment/ASCHealthCheck to complete the check. DOG & CAT RENEWALS Dog & Cat renewals have been sent out. If you have not received your renewal, have a dog or cat that has recently passed away or you have changed your address please contact Jasmine on so we can update our records. Frankland Rural Rural Merchandise Agronomy Livestock OPEN 7.30am 5.00pm Mon-Fri 9.00am 12.00pm Sat Nathan, Chloe and Bronwen P M F E

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10 Page 10, 3 Oct 2016 RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD 1/10/16 TO 31/10/16 (all dates inclusive) The law requires that a person shall not set fire to the bush during the Restricted Burning times unless he has: 1. Obtained a permit in writing from a Bush Fire Control Officer. 2. Notified all neighbours and a Bush Fire Control Officer. 3. Notified a Department of Environment & Conservation officer if the fire will be within 3km of a Department of Environment & Conservation Reserve. The following conditions must be complied with when burning is carried out: 1. At least three able bodied persons must be in attendance. 2. The fire may not be lit on a day which a catastrophic extreme severe or very high danger forecast has been issued for the district. 3. At least one fire unit must be in attendance. 4. Any other conditions that are prescribed by the Fire Control Officer. PHYSIOTHERAPY at Frankland River Community Centre Ruth Bigwood Bch App Sc Physiotherapy Back pain Sports Injuries Mondays from 1.30 pm & Thursdays from 9.00 am For appointments please call or ALKOOMI WINES 1141 Wingebellup Road, Frankland River, WA 6396 FINE WINES & OLIVE OIL Visitors Welcome OPEN 7 Days - 10am to 5pm Picnic Facilities, Chalets & Function Room Hire Available Telephone: (08) Fax: (08) Neck pain Aches & pains IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER 1 OCTOBER 2016: Commencement of Restricted Burning Period (Permit Required). 1 NOVEMBER 2016: Commencement of Prohibited Burning Period (No Fires Permitted). 15 NOVEMBER 2016: IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO OWNERS AND / OR OCCUPIERS OF LAND IN THE SHIRE OF CRANBROOK PURSUANT to the powers contained in Section 33 of the Act, you are hereby required on or before the 15th day of November 2016, to plough, burn, scarify, cultivate, chemically spray or otherwise clear firebreaks or fuel free areas and thereafter maintain them free of all flammable materials until the 15th day of April, 2017 in the positions and of such dimensions as detailed in this document. PENALTIES WILL APPLY

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15 Page 15, 3 Oct 2016 SHIRE SNAPSHOT Phone: Fax: IMPORTANT INFORMATION: BUSHFIRE WARNING ALERT LEVELS Due to some confusion regarding bushfire alert terminology in the local community, as a result of the Cranbrook townsite being put onto high alert during a bushfire incident last year, the Shire of Cranbrook Evacuation Working Group and Local Emergency Management Committee further investigated the use of the alert terminology used by DFES / DPAW during fire incidents, to see if it can be utilised by the Shire also. These agencies issue alerts for bushfires that threaten lives and property. The alert level changes to reflect the increasing risk to life and the decreasing amount of time you have until the fire arrives. The Shire of Cranbrook Chief Bushfire Control Officer (CBFCO) will now also be using this terminology when issuing Shire SMS fire alerts during fire season. Please educate yourself and your family on what these alerts mean. Should a bushfire be managed by DFES they will also use these alert levels when sending out alerts to the community. With the Shire SMS fire alerts now using the same terminology as other agencies, it is hoped that it will alleviate confusion in the community, should an emergency bushfire event occur into the future. PLEASE REMEMBER Communication systems are not fool proof, you may not get a message or it may be delayed due to infrastructure failure in an emergency event, as was the case in the recent Waroona / Yarloop / Esperance disasters. ALWAYS use your common sense and Leave Early if that is your family plan. If you plan to Stay and Defend ensure that you are WELL PREPARED PRIOR to fire season. BUSHFIRE ALERT LEVELS Advice (BLUE) A fire has started but there is no immediate danger, this is general information to keep you informed and up to date with developments. Watch and Act (YELLOW) A fire is approaching and conditions are changing, you need to leave or prepare to actively defend to protect you and your family. Emergency Warning (RED) You are in danger and you need to take immediate action to survive as you will be impacted by fire. An emergency warning may be supported with a siren sound utilised by the media called the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS). All Clear (GREY) The danger has passed and the fire is under control, but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes. It may still not be safe to return home.. NO COOKING OR CAMPFIRES ALLOWED 1 OCTOBER APRIL 2017 NO CAMPING OR COOKING FIRES The Shire of Cranbrook wishes to advise that: Camping and cooking fires are prohibited within the Shire of Cranbrook from 1 October 30 April each year or unless written permission has been expressly given by the Shire of Cranbrook as is pursuant with the Bush Fires Act 1954 Section 25.1(a) through to 1(d).

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17 Page 17, 3 Oct 2016 SHIRE SNAPSHOT Phone: Fax: SPORTING CLUBS - FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUEST CHECKLIST The Shire of Cranbrook requires all sporting clubs who will be applying for a CSRFF grant or any grant in which the Shire will be providing a financial contribution, to have completed a Financial Support Checklist Form available by contacting the Shire - Club Development Officer (CDO) on or Non compliance with this checklist will mean that your club will be ineligible for financial support from the Shire. If you are having any difficulties completing or meeting the requirements on the form, please contact the Club Development Officer no less than 1 week prior to the Shire due date to discuss your application further. Community Participation Funding Are you a not-for-profit organisation or a club? Do you have a new project idea that will help to encourage low participation groups (e.g. Aboriginal people, multicultural groups or people with disability) to get involved in sport and active recreation? Community Participation Funding is open year round and grants are limited to $1000 $5000. Projects need to increase participation in sport and active recreation or develop the skills of the people involved in your organisation or local community. Call WeiQi Ng at the Department of Sport and Recreation for more information, or to discuss your project, on Grant guidelines can be found at If you have any queries please contact Nicole Selesnew, Shire of Cranbrook Club Development Officer on or via DRIVING TESTS ***BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL*** The Practical Driving Assessor will next be in Cranbrook on the 6th October between 1.30pm and 3.00pm. Please note there are no vacancies for October and only two vacancies for November. Call Jasmine at the Shire on to make a booking. If you have moved please remember to change your postal address with the Shire. This allows us to send you your rates notices and other correspondence on time. We do require changes of address to be put in writing and this can be done either in person, post or via to CRANBROOK/FRANKLAND EAST ROAD (NORTHERN TWO MILE) & ROCKWELL ROAD HEAVY VEHICLE ACCESS RESTRICTION The Shire of Cranbrook advises that the restricted access to the Cranbrook/Frankland East Road and Rockwell Road for Heavy Vehicles will remain indefinitely. Condition CV17 applies not to be used as a through route, local deliveries and pick up s only. The alternate route is via the Albany Highway and Great Southern Highway intersection. If you require access to Cranbrook town for deliveries or pick ups, you require approval from the Shire. The majority of Heavy Vehicles have been using the alternate route. This has made a massive positive impact on the safety concerns of the residents and the maintenance requirements for these roads. For any queries or concerns, please contact the Shire s Manger of Works Jeff Alderton on Peter Northover Chief Executive Officer

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19 Page 19, 3 Oct 2016 CLASSIFIEDS Charges: $5.00 for 15 words, 20c every 4 words thereafter. Cash payment required with advertisement before edit day please. Minimum cost $5.00! Forms available at Frankland River Community Centre. Receipts will be issued when payment is received. Accounting fees will apply to any Invoices mailed. Classifieds rates quoted are for individuals only. Minimum cost for Corporate advertising is $15. Subscription and Letters to the Editor is available locally at Foxy s General Store, the Community Centre, Frankland River Café and the Country Club free of charge. 26 issues are published per year. Annual subscription via mail is $45.00 (GST Inclusive), or via ed PDF is $17.50 (GST Inclusive) PDF is free for Cranbrook Shire residents. Contact the Editor for further information. Letters to the editor are welcome at any time, either written or via . They must be accompanied by name & contact number of the writer (for verification purposes, not for publication). We reserve the right to decide on publication and to edit for purposes of space RECYCLING DATES Monday 10 October & Monday 24 October Church Announcements Anglican Cranbrook: 1st & 3rd Sunday 2nd & 4th Sunday Tenterden: On a 5th Sunday of the month 8:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am Churchwarden: Susan Gillam Baptist Each Sunday at 8:30 am at Frankland River Contact Jeff Jackson or Catholic Parish priest Father Domingo Manalo Contacts: Clarissa Devine Debbie Coole rd Sunday of the month at the Frankland Catholic Church at 3.00pm. All new community members warmly welcomed. Community Health Service Registered Nurse at Frankland River Community Centre Thursdays 1-2pm Appointments are not required as the service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Community Health liaises closely with GPs in Mount Barker and Albany. This service is yours to use. If you have any query as to whether your needs can be met in the clinic, please leave a message on and we will answer your enquiry as soon as we can. Child Health Clinic Monthly Clinic held on the second Wednesday at Community Centre Next visit Wednesday 12 October Appointments EMERGENCY NUMBERS Ambulance 000 Primary Number for ALL Emergency Assistance 000 Hospital Mt Barker Hospital Albany Poisons Info Centre Cranbrook Police Crime Stoppers Fire Brigade: Frankland Town Frankland Chief Fire Control Officer Butch Packard FESA Vet Mt Barker Vet Kojonup Southern Agcare HACC - Mt Barker Mechanical Force Reeds Welding & Fabrication

20 Page 20, 3 Oct SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Waste Station 7:30am - 11:30am Baptist Service 8:30am 10 Physiotherapy Recycling Waste Station 1:00pm - 5:00pm 4 NO Doctor OCTOBER Playgroup Child Health Clinic Physiotherapy Community Nurse Waste Station 1:00pm - 5pm Nunijup Patchwork & Craft Movie 2pm 13 Physiotherapy Community Nurse Waste Station 1:00pm - 5pm CWA NO Community Lunch 7 Waste Station 7:30am - 11:30am 14 Article deadline 12noon Waste Station 7:30am - 11:30am Waste Station 7:30am - 11:30am Baptist Service 8:30am 17 Physiotherapy Waste Station 1:00pm - 5:00pm 18 Doctor 19 Playgroup 20 Physiotherapy Community Nurse Waste Station 1:00pm - 5pm 21 Waste Station 7:30am - 11:30am 22 Nunijup Patchwork & Craft Frankland River Public Library is proudly compiled and published by Monday - Friday 9:30am to 5:00pm. Phone or TO THE RESIDENT Frankland River Community Resource Centre 55 Wingebellup Road Frankland River 6396 Phone: