DPaW “committed” to Marine Park?

The July 1, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • The Department of Parks and Wildlife​ (DPaW) responds to the Weekly‘s queries regarding the probable axing of the Walpole & Nornalup Inlets Marine Park coordinator position;
  • Mobile coverage set to improve?;
  • Jenny Willcox shares her disappointment with Silver Chain’s Community Bus service;
  • Walpole Nornalup St Johns fights above its weight with a new ambulance;
  • Michael Filby suggests the time has come for container deposit legislation;
    And much more … Download the July 1, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4MB).

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DPaW “committed” to Marine Park. However …

The Department of Parks and Wildlife​ (DPaW) has responded to the Walpole Weekly‘s queries regarding the possible axing of the Walpole & Nornalup Inlets Marine Park coordinator position as follows (attributed to “a Parks and Wildlife spokesperson”):

“The department is committed to a full time marine park ranger to ensure ongoing effective management of the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park.

“However, the challenging financial climate requires Parks and Wildlife to examine staffing structures around the State to avoid duplication and overlap between roles.

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Marine Park to be rudderless?

The June 24, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Walpole & Nornalup Inlets Marine Park Coordinator position rumoured to be terminated and stakeholders are unimpressed;
  • Walpole Town Jetty opening delayed;
  • Gerner’s first Black Périgord truffle;
  • Molly Smith honours Walpole’s first Visitor Centre manager, Doreen Whale;
  • Lower Great Southern Women’s Golf Association Zone Championship 2015 forced to “swing or swim” at the Walpole Country Club.

    And much more … Download the June 24, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3MB).

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GP service won’t change—for now

The June 17, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Denmark Medical Centre CEO Chris Swarts says the GP medical service his organisation provides won’t change but that its sustainability is “under threat”;
  • Joel Pedro of North Walpole checks in from a fast-flowing Greenland ice stream;
  • Walpole CRC trainee Mimma Thompson describes her adventures on the high seas with the STS Leeuwin II;
  • Department of Parks & Wildlife staff describe how a message in a bottle made its way from Rottnest Island to the beach at Blue Holes;
  • Local artists Liz Edmonds and Penny Jewell will headline the Tree Top Walk exhibit as part of the Southern Art and Craft Trail;
  • More than 85 women wielding clubs will descend upon Walpole this weekend;

And much more … Download the June 17, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).

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Walpole without doctors?

The June 10, 2015, Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Healthcare services in Walpole may be drastically cut back from July 1;
  • The Shire of Manjimup on Monday discovered the illegal clearing of a hectare of land along the Walpole foreshore;
  • The Department of Parks & Wildlife (DPaW) is radio-tracking pigs in the Walpole Wilderness;
  • “Juggy” Jim Love has retired after 14 years with DPaW;
  • The BTH Ladies raised $1,150 for cancer research;
  • Local footballer Cohen Taylor was adjudged best on ground as Nyoogar Country thrashed Yamatji Sharks in the Stephen Michael Cup;

And much more … Download the June 10, 2015, Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).June-10-2015-cover

Shooting up the highway

The June 3, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • “Litter hero” Michael Filby has found used hypodermic needle containers in highway park-bays and rest areas. And he’s not impressed;
  • Winter is here and Jodie Whitfield of the Department of Agriculture & Food WA has some tips for small landholders;
  • Diane Beckingham goes cuckoo in her Nature Notes column;
  • Walpole Police is inviting locals to a coffee and chat on Thursday;
  • Walpole Primary students do well at the Albany Music Eisteddfod;

And more … Download the June 3, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3 MB)June-3-2015-cover

Redman: No foreseeable fracking

The May 27, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Terry Redman is unaware of any applications for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) activity in his Warren-Blackwood electorate;
  • The Walpole Wilderness gets a slice of new investment in camping and caravanning facilities;
  • The Walpole Nornalup Tourism Association has quietly launched its new tourism website;
  • Rates may rise thanks to the State Government raising borrowing charges, according to the Shire of Denmark;
  • It’s National Reconciliation Week, May 27-June 3, and a massacre has been memorialised near Raventhorpe;
  • Perth’s “grandfather of blues” Rick Steele will perform live in Walpole on May 30;

And more … Download the May 27, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3 MB).

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DeCampo praises burning budget

The May 20, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Manjimup Shire President Wade DeCampo urges the public to show “tolerance and compassion” for prescribed burning;
  • The Walpole & Districts community raised nearly $3,000 for Dianne Pickersgill’s adopted Nepalese orphanage;
  • El Niño could provide a welcome relief for Western Australia’s oceans;
  • A free event in Albany will focus on research, case-studies, and management of the plant disease phytophthora dieback;
  • The sun powers the Walpole Sport & Recreation Centre;
  • Junior football was a hit in Walpole on Saturday;

And more … Download the May 20, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).May-20-2015-cover

 

$20 million more for prescribed burns

The May 13, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • $20 million of Royalties for Regions funds are being funneled into a prescribed burning program in WA’s South West;
  • Manjimup Shire President Wade DeCampo has condemned the abuse of 417 visa holders;
  • Michael Filby has found another dumping site in the Walpole Wilderness;
  • Diane Beckingham discusses fungi in her Nature Notes column;
  • Seniors are going digital at the Walpole CRC;
  • Footy fever is coming to Walpole town oval this Saturday;

And more … Download the May 13, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).

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