MurrE-news Monday 29 April, 2019

MurrE-news Monday 29 April, 2019
April 18, 2019 Katherine Stevens

Riders Hit the Ramps of Dwellingup

Dwellingup is on its way to becoming a key Western Australian trails town with the first two deliverables of its national trails town project, officially open.

On Wednesday 17 April, hundreds flocked to the site of Dwellingup’s new Pump Track and Skate Park, to celebrate the opening of the amenities and be among the first to test out the town’s new offerings.

Following official proceedings including a welcome to country by local resident Elder Maitland Hill and a ribbon cutting, riders and skaters dropped-in to the new facilities negotiating the asphalt circuit of the Pump Track and carving the rails, ramps, half and quarter pipes, banks, ledges and curbs of the Skate Park.

The opening was an Easter treat for locals and visitors, with the new, central features offering an enjoyable, productive outlet for enthusiasts and supporting town trails activity.

While both amenities encourage increased participation in and uptake of the disciplines, the Pump Track especially offers a fit-for-purpose warm up facility for competitive and non-competitive bike trail users and supports mountain biking and trails events held in Dwellingup.

The Shire has worked closely with community representatives in the delivery of this significant project, and the opening of the amenities was a festive celebration for this exciting milestone.

The Skate Park and Pump Track project was supported by the State Government through the Local Projects Local Jobs Fund and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries as well as Lotterywest and Alcoa.

Other key deliverables of the wider national trails town project include the expansion of the current Visitor Centre as well as landscaping and upgraded parking and pathways.

he wider project is further aligned with trails infrastructure development projects including the Murray Valley Mountain Bike Trails Network and Dwellingup Adventure Trails.

For further project information click here.

Photography – Josh Cowling

2019 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival 2019

Gather the family and head to Pinjarra this WA Day long weekend for the 2019 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival.

Murray’s largest, free community event, is set to entertain the whole family with an exciting line-up of acts, activities and attractions including live music, 100+ market stalls, vintage car and machinery displays, wine tasting shed and licensed area, woodturning demonstrations and food trucks.


Keep the little ones occupied with The Bubble Party Show by Team Bubbly, camel and pony rides, the EcoFaeiries Energizer Zone, amusement rides and showbags as well as free laser tag, face painting and art and crafts.

Together with a number of other exciting events taking place over the course of the weekend including the Alcoa and Pinjarra Rotary Art Exhibition and Sale, and Celebrate WA concert on the Saturday evening, Pinjarra’s unique history, vibrancy and lifestyle are set to shine.

The 2019 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival is proudly supported by the Shire of Murray, Healthway promoting the LiveLighter message, Lotterywest, Tourism WA, Alcoa, Pinjarra Community Bank Branch, MZI Resources and Cleanaway.

Murray 2030 – Have YourSay!

The blueprint that will guide the way forward for Murray and its people to 2030, is currently open for comment on the Shire’s consultation portal, with submissions closing on Friday 3 May.

Resident feedback is imperative in securing a future for Murray, within which all community members and business owners will be proud contributors.

Copies of the plan can be viewed online via the Shire’s YourSay! Portal as well as at the Shire of Murray Administration Office and Murray Library.

National Youth Fest Success

The Pinjarra Skate Park was abuzz on Saturday 13 April, for the Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Fest, with over 300 local and visiting youth enjoying the opportunity to express themselves through art, adrenaline and sport!

Event highlights included the Freestyle Now Skate, Scooter and BMX competition, an urban art workshop facilitated by Graphite Crew, rock painting with the myVoice Youth Reference Group and boomerang painting with the Bindjareb Reference Group.

The event was proudly supported by the Department of Communities, Alcoa, Lions Club, Bendigo Bank and Shire of Murray.

Murray Volunteer Sundowner and Awards

Tuesday 21 May, 2019 | Pinjarra Civic Centre | 4:30pm – 6:30pm 

The Shire of Murray’s Volunteer Sundowner and Awards evening celebrates and recognises the district’s volunteers for their efforts, dedication and invaluable contribution to life in Murray.

Community groups and local sporting clubs are encouraged to nominate their exceptional volunteers for recognition in one of the following award categories:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Organisation of the Year

Certificate of Appreciation Nominations:

To recognise the invaluable contribution of longstanding volunteers within community organisations, the Shire of Murray will also award a Certificate of Appreciation for volunteers who have reached a 10 or 20 year milestone. Community organisations are encouraged to nominate their longstanding volunteers.

Nominations close Sunday 5 May, 2019.

To submit a nomination, download a nomination form below.

Restricted Burning Time

The district’s Restricted Burning Time remains in effect until Wednesday 15 May 2019 inclusive, unless varied. During the Restricted Burning Time, a permit to burn is required, and is obtainable free of charge from:

  • Local Bush Fire Brigade Fire Control Officers
  • Locality Permit Issuing Officer

Please note:

  • No permits will be issued during the Prohibited Burning Time
  • Permits to Burn will not be issued in relations to properties < 4,000m2
  • Permit holders are required to adhere to all conditions on the permit
  • Special conditions may apply
  • Even when a Permit to Burn has been issued, no fire is to be lit when the fire danger rating is Very High or above

Permit Issuing Officers:

For further bushfire information including outdoor cooking and the burning of garden refuse or rubbish, click here.

Murray Library Events – (Click on each image to book or to find out more)

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