Community announcements

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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 the accuracy of the information below. If you have queries related to any of the information listed, please contact the relevant group.

Represent your community on waste

Have your say about the future of waste management in the City. Expressions of interest are open to City of Swan residents and business representatives to form part of a new voluntary Waste Advisory Group. The Group will be made up of three elected City Councillors, eight selected community representatives and City of Swan staff who together will make recommendations to the City to help the community reduce waste. Experience and knowledge in waste management is not essential.

Applications close Monday, September 24. More information here.

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 and the Hepburn Avenue area at Ballajura and Whiteman Park, there have been significant changes since construction began earlier this year. Clearing is almost complete, and fencing and signage are in place wherever possible along the site boundary.

Construction for the NorthLink WA central section has brought heavy machinery, bulk earthmoving equipment and trucks operating along the entire length of the corridor. Members of the community are now 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.

Please follow all signs around the construction sites. If you are unsure about accessibility to the area, contact our community team on 1800 874 998 or email info@gncjv.com.au.

Food sharing network

Are you a food business or a not-for-profit organisation in the City of Swan? Help redirect good food from landfill to those who most need it. ReFood is an electronic food sharing platform that operates through a mobile app. Register food that is safe to consume, but unsaleable via the app. This food is then collected by community organisations for their members.

Contact: Eleonora on 0411 398 185 or via email estojano@our.ecu.edu.au

Free tax return assistance at Brockman Community House

Tax assistance volunteers help to prepare and lodge individual's tax returns at no cost. They help people with straightforward individual tax matters to lodge their tax returns online with myTax, make amendments, and claims for refunds of franking credits. Volunteers can also help clients create a myGovExternal Link account and link to their online tax account.

Located at Brockman Community House, 27 Hull Way Beechboro. To book an appointment with our Tax Help Volunteer, call 9279 1588 or email admin@brockmanhouse.net.

Transport assistance

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. A little help from community care transport services can support you to retain your independence and keep you connected to your community.

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.

For information about eligibility criteria and the assessment process, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit the myaged care website, or contact NDIS on 1800 800 110 or visit their website.

For bookings, contact City of Swan Community Care Services on 9267 9055.

Chamber of Commerce and Community

The new voice for business in Aveley, Brabham, Bullsbrook, Ellenbrook, Henley Brook, Swan Valley and The Vines offering advocacy, stakeholder engagement, networking events, training and workshops, support and advice. Find us on Facebook and see how you can get involved.