Community Noticeboard

This community noticeboard is provided to inform you about what is happening in and around your area. Content provided is supplied by community groups and supporting organisations. While care is taken, the City of Swan cannot be held accountable for information presented that is incorrect.

If you have concerns or queries directly related to any of the information provided, we encourage you to contact the relevant group directly.

Events and activities

Volunteer Retention, Recognition and Volunteer Management – Part Two

The City of Swan, in partnership with the Town of Bassendean, would like to invite your organisation to attend a free workshop on the recruitment, management and retention of volunteers.

Volunteer Retention, Recognition and Volunteer Management – Part Two

9.00am - 1.00pm, Monday, July 2.

Old Midland Courthouse, 49 Helena Street, Midland

  • Now you have your team of volunteers, how can you retain them? 
  • This part two workshop covers working with your volunteers to maximise relationship retention - the best way to keep your volunteers for longer.

Morning tea and a light lunch provided for all sessions. Bookings essential for all sessions (maximum of two per organisation). 

Please RSVP for the workshop: swan.volunteers@swan.wa.gov.au / 9278 9690

Sing and Grow Australia

Sing and Grow provides music therapy services in the community for families with young children. Groups usually meet for about an hour once a week, for 8-10 weeks.

They use percussion instruments, drums, ribbons, balls and parachutes. Every family receives a set of Sing and Grow's key parenting messages and a CD. Families have fun making music together, learning new ways to support child development. 

A total of 10 families with children aged 0-4 can join this program. 

Located at Pickett Park, Marouba Avenue, Bullsbrook. 10.30am - 12.00pm Wednesday's up to June 27. 

To register, please contact: Caroline Morris-Brown 9250 6335 or 0450 252 784.

Brockman Community House

Term two program is now out for an array of community support activities from Brocky Baby Club, playgroup, childcare and much more. The program has the intention of helping to grow healthy, active and empowered communities. http://www.brockmanhouse.net/

Rollerzone – Malaga - Get your Skates On

Come along and support our Family Rollerskating Event Fundraiser  3.00 - 5.00pm, July 8. Proceeds direct to the Homeless Support Group for the purchase of items for our Care Packs. 

Two hour Roller Skating Session $15, includes a Drink and Hot Chips. Adults and Children can participate.

$3 Skate Hire payable direct to the Rollerzone on arrival. 

Door Prize and Raffles on the Day.

Try Booking tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/UMPG

Circle of Security - Parenting Program

Circle of Security is an eight week early intervention parenting program to assist you to become more aware of and responsive to your children's emotional needs. This free event runs 12.00 - 2.00pm June 26 at Brockman Community House.

Creche is available. Afternoon tea provided. Bookings are essential. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions.

Contact Brockman Community House on 9279 1588 or email admin@brockmanhouse.net to register.

Street Basketball Workshops

Are you aged 11-18? Do you want to improve your Basketball skills, have fun and meet new people in your community? Altone Youth Services holds a FREE street basketball workshop on Monday afternoons from 3-4pm. (excluding public holidays)

Food and drinks are provided on the day. All welcome!

Want more information? Why not give us a call on (08) 93774022 to find out more?

Prime Movers

Prime Movers provide aerobics classes which are suitable for any fitness level at the Kingfisher Hall (opposite Ballajura Library) on a Friday from 9.30 to 10.30am.  Come and join the fun and stay afterwards for a coffee and chat.

Early Learning Program

Pre-kindy ages 2.5 - 4 years. Choose the better alternative to childcare for your child! Get your child school-ready and learning through play in our, quality nature-based Early Learning Program. 

Session days: Monday to Friday. Choose which day/s suit your family. Session times: 8.00am to 4.30pm. 

Payment plans available, please discuss your options on enrolment. Apply now for 2018!

Contact 9249 6980 or email ballajura@meerilinga.org.au

Little Sunshine's Playgroup

A fun place to meet new families and play with your children in a supportive, friendly, child focused environment. 

Every Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am at 2 Community Mews, Ballajura. From $30 per term. Bring fruit and a hat.

Contact 9249 6980 or email ballajura@meerilinga.org.au

Bullsbrook Rocks - Recreational Opportunities for Creative Kids

Bullsbrook Community Art Classes for Kids! 

Class 1 Grade 1 - 3, Class 2 Grade 4 - 6, 15 kids per class, $5 per child and insurance.

At Ethel Warren Community Centre on a Tuesday during the school term, 3.00 - 5.00pm.

Bookings are essential, contact 0417 941 514 info@ezereve.com

Thai Food Fair in Perth

The Thai Food Fair in Perth offers a great variety of Thai food from every part of Thailand. Our food is well-priced and most importantly, very tasty. If you like Thai food, this is the place to be for Sunday lunch, catching up with family and friends. There’s also Thai dance, boxing and other activities to entertain you.

This event is held at the South Perth Community Centre, Sandgate Street, South Perth from 10.30 - 2.30pm, on one Sunday, each month; July 22, August 12 and September 16, 2018.

We are delighted to bring Thailand to your door step. Contact 0401 071 864.

Car Battery Recycling Day

A group of supporters of Swan City Youth Service will be holding a recycling day for car, boat and truck batteries. Batteries will be recycled and money earned donated to the Youth Service. SCYS helps severely disadvantaged young people to lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty and disadvantage. 9.00am - 1.00pm, Saturday, August 4 at Centrepoint Shopping Centre.

A trailer will be parked at the western end of the Centrepoint car park. People who bring a battery will have a chance to win a $150 voucher for new batteries. 

Visit www.scys.com.au for more information. 

Communication In Relationships

Communication is much more than imparting information or seeking answers. In relationships, effective communication is the avenue through which partners connect, thus enhancing intimacy. 

Communication is always a two-way process – both sender and receiver need to be actively involved. 

This one-night session looks at:

  • components of communication, both verbal and non-verbal; 
  • barriers and roadblocks – why communication can break down; 
  • new skills in communication which include a shift in attitude; 
  • problem-solving techniques and opportunities to practice them. 

**This session is another starting point for the six-week course Communicate Effectively and/or the eight-week course Building Better Relationships.

Where:                 Relationships Australia, 27 The Crescent, MIDLAND

Date:                    Tuesday, August 28 2018

Time:                    6.30pm to 9.00pm

Cost:                    $30 pp (concession available)

Capacity:             10 places available only

Please call (08) 6164 0239 to enrol and complete payment information.

Bullsbrook Free Trail Walking Group

9:30am Wednesday's weekly starting June 13 with Vasbyt Fitness run by Neline. Location: The Bridle Trail, meeting at Chittering Rd, crossing Meadowbrook Ramble in Bullsbrook. Contact number is 0475 888 712.

To register click on the following link:

https://walking.heartfoundation.org.au/walking/

Type in Bullsbrook’s post code of 6084 under “Find groups in” and click search.

Click on Bullsbrook Trail Walking Group

Click on REGISTER and then fill in your details.

You will receive rewards in the mail for your achievements!

Make sure you register and invite your friends!

Screen Skills for Young People

Filmbites Screen Academy in Malaga is Perth's own screen skills training specialists for young people. This July, choose from half, full and multi day workshops in Screen Acting, Film-making, Gaming, 2D and 3D Animation and Screen Presenting. Filmbites are multiple Australian Teachers of Media award winners. Full workshop details at www.filmbites.com.au/holiday or phone 9209 2689.

Psychology Research - Children's Activity Program

The research team at the Neurocognitive Development Unit will be hosting their popular Children's Activity Program during the July school holidays (July 2 - July 13) at The University of Western Australia. Throughout the day, children complete a range of computer tasks, word games and puzzles. We will also be using brain wave technology to examine the activity of the brain whilst children perform computer tasks. Children who have attended our previous holiday programs have had a fantastic time, whilst contributing to important developmental research. If your child is aged between 7 and 9 years and you are interested in participating, please contact Anna Jorgensen for an information pack. Contact Details - Email: anna.jorgensen@research.uwa.edu.au Phone: 6488 4652

Ellenbrook Board Games Night

Ellenbrook Games Night is a monthly community event where we gather to play a variety of board and other table top games at the GraceLife Community Centre (near the Woodlake Shopping Village). Entry is free and a variety of games are available, from beginner to enthusiast levels. You're welcome to bring your own group or games, or join in ours. 

Please visit www.ellenbrook.games for dates and more information.

Yoga Magic

Yoga cultivates health and well-being. Through a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breathing exercises, relaxation, concentration and meditation. Yoga is an approach to life that values appropriate effort, based on balance and harmony, within each person and with eachother. 1.00 - 2.00pm, June 29 at Brockman Community House. $5 per session. 

Survival Kit for Separating Dads

Separation presents many challenges for men, especially fathers. If you are going through a separation or divorce, this workshop will provide a supportive place to acknowledge the challenges you are experiencing through the process. We will assist you to identify some practical coping strategies so that you can feel more positive about yourself and your future. This workshop will look at:

  • Separation and men's experiences;
  • Helpful ways for you to cope with the separation;
  • What is resilience and why it is important;
  • Choices you can make to enable you to feel positive about yourself and the future.

*We strongly recommend all separating Dads attend this course prior to any other course, particularly parenting courses.

6.30 - 9.00pm, June 26 at 27 The Cresent, Midland.

Fee: $30 per person (concession rates available) Please call (08) 6164 0239 to enrol and complete payment information.

Bush Food In My Garden

Join Dale Tilbrook and take a wander in her garden to learn how Noongar people use plants in their daily lives. Find out which native plants you can grow to create your own bush food garden. Bush tucker talk and tasting included. 10.00am - 12.00pm, July 10 at Maalinup Gallery, 10070 West Swan Road, Henley Brook. To register please email BS4Y@emrc.org.au. Suitable for 10-15 year olds (accompanied by a parent/guardian). Bring a hat, water bottle and clothing to suit the weather as some of the event is outside. Optional camera or device with camera.

Pool Comp and Acro Dance

It’s that time again and the annual Bullseye Pool comp has returned to the Youth Centre. Bring your skills and challenge your friends to be 2018’s Pool champion! Following your morning game, grab a sausage sizzle for lunch before the main event. Dance up a storm with the Bullseye’s Acrobatic Dance workshop. Learn to tumble, spin and roll as you sweat it out with a professional dance instructor and the latest tunes. Bring along your dancing pants and a pool cue (optional).

When: 9am - 12pm, Wednesday, July 11 Pool Competition, followed by lunch 1pm - 2pm Acro Dance

Where: The Bullseye Youth Centre, Maroubra Ave, Bullsbrook

Registrations Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Registrations close Saturday, July 7 or sooner if places are full. Pool registrations can be as an individual or as a pair.

Contact Trevor Bly, Senior Youth and Community Project Officer Bullsbrook, Lifespan Services. Email trevor.bly@swan.wa.gov.au or Phone  9207 8674.

Indoor Rock Climbing

Come along and flex your muscles as you climb, stretch and reach over the purpose built indoor rock climbing centre. Chalk up your hands and problem solve the grips as you scale the wall while your safety buddy anchors you to the safety equipment. After climbing the group will have a take away lunch at their own cost, before heading home. Bring along some lunch money, your muscles and an attitude to give things a go.

When: Friday, July 13, 9.15am - bus will leave The Bullseye Youth Centre, Maroubra Ave, 3.00pm - bus will return to The Bullseye Youth Centre.

Where: The Bullseye Youth Centre, Maroubra Ave, Bullsbrook

Registrations Limited places are available for this activity and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis! Registrations will close on Saturday, July 7 or sooner if places are full.

Registrations essential and can be made at Bullsbrook Public Library, Ethel Warren Bullsbrook Community Centre, 3 Maroubra Ave, Bullsbrook.

Trevor Bly, Senior Youth and Community Project Officer Bullsbrook, Lifespan Services. Email trevor.bly@swan.wa.gov.au or Phone 9207 8674.

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Swan/Mundaring Australian Breastfeeding Association: welcomes all mothers and their families to join us for a cuppa, good company and mother to mother support. Every Monday during the school term, 9.30 - 11.30am, Koongamia Child Health Centre.

Free School Holiday Activities

Pearce Community Toy Library and Social Group are running free school holiday activities. Be treated to Craft activities, games and plenty of toys to play with. Tea and coffee for Mum and Dad. 

  • 10.00am - 12.00pm, Tuesday 3rd July
  • 9.00am - 12.00pm, Friday 6th July
  • 10.00am - 12.00pm, Saturday 7th July
  • 10.00am - 12.00pm, Tuesday 10th July
  • 9.00am - 12.00pm, Friday 13th July 

At activity room 2, Ethel Warren Bullsbrook Community Centre, Marouba Ave. RSVP by the day before each session. Email pctlsg@gmail.com or SMS 0408 879 478.

Ellenbrook Sports Hub

Get involved and active at the Ellenbrook Sports Hub! Our term 3 programs start from Monday July 16, check out www.swan.wagov.au/esh for all the details and to register.

High Tea Party

Ballajura Lions Club invite seniors to join them for a high tea party to be held at South Ballajura Community Centre, 15 Hamelin Drive, Ballajura. 2.00 - 4.00pm, Saturday July 21. Please RSVP by July 17 to Richard Tunmer on 9209 1356 or 0415 089 938. Email richardjill@bigpond.com.

Karaoke and Buffet Night

Join in the fun for a night full of fun and food at the Bullseye Youth Centre, hosted and organised by the Bullseyes committee. 7.00 - 9.00pm , Friday, June 29. Cost is free. 

 

Community Groups

Seeking Community Garden Committee members

Do you have a passion for community gardens, marketing, finance and/or being a dynamic involved member of our community contributing at events and busy-bees? Committee members bring a large number of formal and informal skills that make a committee increasingly dynamic and of greater value to the community. We are seeking new members for our existing Whittome Community Gardens Committee. Meetings are monthly 5:30 - 6:30pm and aim to support and drive the very new garden to further community involvement and use. We will be delighted to hear from you soon. Please email steve.franklin@workpower.asn.au or call Steve Franklin on 0438 992 379. 

Probus Club

 New Horizons, New Adventures and New Friends in Retirement.

 Probus provides you with the opportunity to join a social club with other retirees to enjoy social interaction and activities in your local community.  We are forming a new club in Midland-Guildford. 

Interested? Find out more by contacting Chris Gaggin 0422 270 140, gaggin@optusnet.com.au.

Ballajura Walking Group

Come for a chat and walk; meet new people or bring a friend! No cost!  Just bring a smile! 

  • Tuesday 8.30 - 9.30am

All ages - everyone's welcome! For more details contact on Monica 0421 582 236

A Mates Place for You

Fellas, are you over 65 and looking for a Mates Place to relax with a cuppa and share a yarn?  Perhaps you just want to get out of the house and mix with some mates?

Located right next door to the Altone Community Mens Shed, our Mates Place is where you can meet up and socialise each Wednesday.

If you enjoy gardening we have a lovely space that you are welcome to potter around in or even become involved in some cultivation of vegies or herbs. The alfresco area overlooking the park is a great space to enjoy the outdoors or cook up a barbie lunch. Members can take it easy or participate in a variety of activities at a level to suit them. Perhaps a chess or dominoes challenge takes your fancy, challenge a mate to a darts or team up for a table tennis or indoor bowls. The day’s activities will be guided by you, the member.

City of Swan also offer other clubs for men on Wednesdays including the weekly Altone Community Mens Shed or monthly Blokes Bus outing group to interesting venues and lunch. 

All our Mens Groups are open to men who are eligible for community care services.  Fees cover door to door transport and morning tea with members paying for lunch.

Our fully accessible community bus will transport you to and from home arriving for morning tea about 10am and departing about 2.30pm.

We invite you to call our team on 9267 9055 to check your eligibility or find out more about our Men's Clubs anytime between Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Swan View Community Garden

Please come join us to meet new friends, share new ideas and produce healthy food.

Tuesday 9.30 -11.30am followed by a light lunch and good conversation.  

  • July 3rd, 17th & 31st
  • August 14th & 28th
  • September 11th & 25th
  • October 9th & 23rd
  • November 20th
  • December 4th

For more details contact Rosemary swanviewgarden@hotmail.com or 9294 1531.

Seniors of Stratton

All Stratton seniors are invited to the Stratton Community Hall (Jecks Place, Stratton) for Seniors of Swan. Activities, fun, socialising, outings, friendship and support for all seniors. 

We meet every Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am. (except during school holidays)

All Seniors are welcome. Wheelchair access. Tea, coffee, morning tea provided. Have a fun morning relaxing with friends and neighbours. For further information contact Bernice 0418 415 200 or follow their Facebook Page.  

Crobs' Coffee and Chess Club

Crobs' Coffee and Chess is an initiative founded by local resident, Chris Roberton, that aims to connect community members through chess to reduce social isolation.
Much like an artfully made cuppa, Crobs' Coffee and Chess offers participants the perfect blend of challenging, mental stimulation and friendly, social interaction, topped with a dash of fun, all served in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

When: Every Sunday
Where: Cafe Di Mondo, 10 Old Great Northern Hwy, Midland WA
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Cost: Free

Suitable for all ages and experience levels. Chess instruction available if required.
Please drop in and join in anytime or email us at crobschess@gmail.com for more information

ReFood

Take part in the City of Swan's new Food Sharing Network.

Are you a Food Business or a Not-for-profit organisation in the City of Swan? Help us redirect good food from landfill to those who need it. ReFood is an electronic food sharing platform that operates through a mobile application. Food that is safe to consume, but not able to be sold, can be uploaded to the app by food businesses. This food can then be claimed and collected by community organisations to use for their members.

To register your interest or for further information, please contact Eleonora on 0411 398 185 or via email estojano@our.ecu.edu.au

Chamber of Commerce and Community

The new voice for business in Aveley, Brabham, Bullsbrook, Ellenbrook, Henley Brook, Swan Valley and The Vines. 

Advocacy Platform, Stakeholder Engagement, Networking Events, Training and Workshops, Support and Advice.

Ask us how you can get involved. Find us on Facebook

Thank A Volunteer Day Grants Program

The Department of Communities is currently seeking applications for the Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grants Program 2018.

Funding assistance of up to $1,000 will be available to communities throughout Western Australia to hold an event or display on Thank a Volunteer Day/International Day of Volunteers, Wednesday December 5, 2018.  The aim of the Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grants Program is to support both metropolitan and regional communities to celebrate Thank a Volunteer Day as a whole of community event. 

Communities that receive a Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grant are required to hold their event or display on Tuesday, Wednesday, December 5 2018, as part of Western Australia’s Thank a Volunteer Day and the International Day of Volunteers. If this date is not convenient for regional applicants, because of local area issues such as harvest time or bush fire season, communities may hold their celebration any time in the three months following December 5, 2018. Please note, applications for metropolitan events not held on December 5 2018 will be ineligible for funding.

Please find a copy of the application form and guidelines https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/GrantsFunding/Pages/Thank-A-Volunteer-Day-Grants-Program.aspx.

Applications close at 4:00pm, Thursday June 21 2018.

If you require further information about the program or assistance in completing an application form, please do not hesitate to contact the Department of communities on 6551 8412 – Letty Durkin JP, Grants Officer.

The Shree Swaminarayan Temple 

The Shree Swaminarayan Temple (Mandir) Perth, located at 211 Marshall Road, Bennett Springs was completed in December 2012 and officially opened in January 2013.  The Organisation was formed in 2006, in October 2011 the foundation stone laying ceremony took place and in January 2012 the building work commenced.  Year 2012 was an extremely busy year for the organisation with over 250 people involved on a volunteering basis, who gave their precious weekends and evenings in the construction of the Temple.

During the period of January 8 - 15 2018, the Temple celebrated its 5th Anniversary, in the presence of esteemed Saints, Sect’s leader and religious devotees from all walks of life from Perth and around the globe.

The Temple was adorned with thousands of lights in various colours and all displayed in sequence, each day the ladies came in co-ordinated colourful sarees.

Each evening featured exciting and different cultural dances, plays and vocal performances by community members and finished with mouth-watering feast of vegetarian food for all the attending devotees. One evening was attended by Hon. Rita Saffioti, Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands.  It was an absolute pleasure for us to receive and host the Hon. Rita Saffioti.  See photo.

On a regular basis, the Temple with generous donations from devotees provides non-perishable food donations to charitable organisations that distribute food to those in need to avoid hunger. On this event, a sum of $12,600 was generously donated by the devotees and used to buy non-perishable foods. The Sect’s leader along with Saints and devotees assisted in loading the food items onto the Lorries of a charitable organisation; Foodbank WA.   

During the past five years the Temple community has grown and flourished holding cultural and religious activities, where people of all cultures are welcome to attend festival celebrations throughout the year and take part on a voluntary basis. The Temple has become a focal point of gathering for the community of Hindus living nearby, providing a place where they can pray, meet people and find solace.   

For further information please contact Temple Secretary on info@sstperth.org and refer to our website: www.sstperth.org

Givit

Give your pre-loved quality items directly to those who need them most.

Givit are a national not-for-profit connecting those who have with those who need. Through our website, you can support others in need by giving exactly what is required in your local area. 

In times of natural disaster, Givit will be on hand to help manage offers of donated goods to support the impacted community. 

To see what items are needed in your community please visit givit.org.au

Room Hire

Meerilinga are offering room hire of the Meerilinga Children and Family Centre, Ballajura. It features natural outdoor play areas, great for all weather, child friendly and safe, office rooms available, kitchen facilities and large rooms. Contact 9249 6980 or email ballajura@meerilinga.org.au

Voices Of The Valley

Voices of the Valley is a community choir based in Guildford, Perth, and has been running for about 18 years. The choir is four part harmony (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) and sings a vast variety of music, from traditional choral music to contemporary arrangements - every musical taste is catered for! Each year the choir is involved in a number of performances. In 2013 the choir won the G. J. Waters Shield at the North of Perth Music Festival. 2017 saw us performing at the Guildford Songfest. All levels of ability are welcome and there are no auditions. While effort is made to develop musical knowledge and skills and achieve high levels of performance, the primary goal is to have as much fun as possible.

We practice once a week during the school term on Mondays at the Guildford Primary School, 125 Helena Street (7:30 – 9:30 pm). 

Contact Neil Simmonds 0466 312 558 or swanvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com or visit https://voicesofthevalley.weebly.com.

Swan City Titans Gridiron Club

The Swan City Titans Gridiron Club are recruiting now.
We welcome both male and female players from the age of 5 to join our Pee-Wee, Youth, Junior & Senior Teams.
No experience is required. Contact Layke Rossiello, 0433 298 278 or email swancitytitans@gmail.com.

Bullsbrook Community Kindy

2019 enrolments are now open. Children turning four before June 30 2019 are eligible to attend kindergarten in 2019.

Enrol before July 20 2018 to secure a position for your child. Give the friendly teaching staff a call on 9571 1392 or email bullsbrook.c.kindy@bigpond.com or pop into 25 Caporn Street, Bullsbrook and pickup an enrolment form. 

Community Kindergartens are purpose built stand-alone facilities away from school grounds. They are staffed by Department of Education teachers and education assistants and follow the early years learning frameworks. 

They focus on play-based learning and create a safe environment to allow the children to develop their ability to apply their knowledge and skills independently. Bullsbrook Community Kindergarten have been providing a fantastic start to the educational experience of children in the Bullsbrook area for over 40 years!

Beachcombers Angling Club

Are you or your family keen on fishing? Why not join the Beachcombers Angling Club in Ballajura? Focusing on shore-based fishing promoting fish conservation with their catch and release techniques, but you can still keep fish if you want. The Beachcombers meet on the 3rd Wednesday each month at 7.30pm where you can get tips from experienced members. Field Trips are generally held on the 3rd weekend of the month to places such as Cervantes, and Reef beach, and various venues in between. Also, once every two years they organise longer fishing safaris to places further afield like Exmouth, Steep Point, Albany etc. To improve our casting distance and accuracy, we also have a monthly Drycasting competition at a large oval in Guildford, usually on the 1st Sunday morning of the month. So, come along and meet the Beachcombers or try out a couple of trips where experienced members can help you to improve your fishing. For more information call John 0407 594 574. Visit beachcombersanglingclub.com.au.

We Get You There

If you are frail aged or have a disability and live in the City of Swan then Community Care Services may be able to assist you to access community transport for the basics of shopping or attend medical and other appointments at an affordable cost.

Bookings are taken for Monday to Friday trips with city appointments possible between 9.30am – 3pm.  Weekly shopping buses offer a door to door service to your local shopping centre with the bonus of meeting new people. Our friendly volunteer drivers provide a friendly smile and a relaxing trip in one of our accessible and comfortable vehicles. This service is suitable for people using wheelchairs or walkers and if required your carer can accompany you free of charge.

Depending on your situation you can be informed about eligibility criteria and assessment process by contacting My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 www.myagedcare.gov.au or alternatively NDIS on 1800 800 110 or www.ndis.gov.au

A little help from community care transport services can support you to retain your independence and keep you connected to your community. Feel free to contact staff on 9267 9055 to find out more about services available.

 

 

 Safety on NorthLink WA construction site

NorthLink WA is a $1.02 billion jointly funded Federal and State Government initiative being delivered by Main Roads Western Australia.

In the road reserve behind Ellenbrook, as well as the Hepburn Avenue area at Ballajura and Whiteman Park, there have been significant changes since construction started earlier this year. Clearing is almost finished, and fencing and signage are in place wherever possible along the site boundary.

Not long ago, members of the community may have been able to walk ride and drive through these areas quickly. Now construction for NorthLink WA central section has begun, heavy machinery, bulk earthmoving equipment and trucks are operating along the entire length of the corridor.

Unfortunately, members of the community are risking their safety by entering the site. When people visit the site to walk their dog or take a short-cut, not only are they endangering their own lives, they're putting the safety of our construction workers at risk.

Everyone who works on NorthLink WA goes through a rigorous site and safety induction to ensure they are prepared for the serious risks involved with working close to dangerous construction machinery. Stringent procedures are carried out to manage these risks, which all workers adhere to every day. A member of the public doesn't have this training. A quick shortcut or a leisurely stroll could have dire consequences.

Readers are urged to think of themselves, their family and friends, and the safety of our workers before entering the construction site. Let workers do their job, assured in the knowledge they're not going to cause injury or worse to a member of the community.

Please follow all signs around the construction sites. If you are unsure about where you can and can't go, please contact our community team on 1800 874 998, or email info@gncjv.com.au