Community News - Ballajura

Parks and playgrounds

Revamped Kingfisher Basin is a pleasure for all ages

A well-known trouble spot for antisocial behaviour has been transformed into a native oasis.

The project involved filling in the basin and landscaping the swale area with reticulated lawn and native garden beds. The planting was undertaken by the members of the community, contractors and City staff.

On National Tree Day, children from the local childcare centre, Meerilinga Ballajura, donated and planted a tree as a gift to the community. The children conduct regular visits to their tree and the area which is located adjacent to their centre, helping them to appreciate the elements of nature and water wise behaviours.

Friends of Emu Lake also braved rainy weather to take part in the planting on June 6 when approximately 700 planted were planted.

Kingfisher Basin before completion Kingfisher Basin after completion
Before construction After construction

 

Supporting the community

Model off-road buggy club world championships

Model Off-Road Buggy Club

Tucked away in Whiteman Park, the Model Off-Road Buggy Club (MORBC) will take its place on the world stage to host the 2018 IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road Championships from 1 – 10 November. The club have been awarded an event grant from the City to provide workshop facilities for competitors.

The event is expected to attract hundreds of international drivers and their mechanics to compete for the title of world champion on the clay track.

Drivers ages range from 11 to much older, with some family members working together to vie for the title. WA is well represented with drivers from Armadale to Kalgoorlie.

17 year old Brady Piggott, from Ballajura, has been racing remote controlled buggies and truggies for several years and competed nationally. Brady and his father have been working towards this event for two years.

The event is free and is certain to be plenty of fun for all the family. Spectators welcome!

 

Club spot

Beachcomber Angling and Boating Club 

The Beachcomber Angling and Boating Club is fish-friendly and designed for all ages and for all the family. They encourage children (and adults) to learn about the conservation of the recreational fishing industry.

The club promotes the "catch and release" technique, allowing the fish to live another day!

Learn from their many experienced members who have a wealth of knowledge to improve your fishing. There are so many activities to enjoy:

  • Monthly meetings - third Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm at the Community Centre, Ballajura (South).
  • Field Days - every third weekend at local points for fishing to a bi-annual 2-week safari to Exmouth or similar! Travel to Cervantes, Bluff Creek, Emu Springs and many other areas.
  • Monthly Dry Casting in Guildford.

Activities are guided by the Beachcombers Angling and Boating Club Rules and Constitution. Visit their website for further information.

 

 

Don’t forget to check our events page and the community noticeboard for current events and activities for all ages. If you have anything to share with your community, email us at stories@swan.wa.gov.au.