Pioneer Park dump pump grump

The October 21, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:

  • The Shire of Manjimup has fixed a RV dump problem in Pioneer Park that saw an overflow of raw sewage;
  • The results of Saturday’s Denmark and Manjimup council elections are in;
  • Multiple perspectives on a land search situation that took place in bush around Walpole last week;

And more … Download the October 21, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB).


Boronia Ridge landowner fined $200K plus costs for illegal clearing

Local environment activist Jess Beckerling called the Weekly office yesterday afternoon (after today’s Oct 14 edition of the newspaper had gone to print) to tell us of this news.

Soon after the Shire of Manjimup released the following media release:

October 13, 2015: A magistrate has today [Tuesday, Oct 13] ruled that a penalty of $200,000, plus costs, be paid by Walpole landowner Sunland Pty Ltd for an act of unauthorised clearing works.  The ruling is in favour of the Shire of Manjimup.  This landmark case resulted when the Council voted to commence legal proceedings against the company, for direct contravention of clearing provisions established within the Shire of Manjimup Local Planning Scheme No. 4.

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Rick Wilson: A conservative ‘L’/’l’ liberal

The October 14, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:

  • Part two of the Weekly‘s two-part interview with Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson;
  • There’s something smelly in Walpole and Ivan Gardner, Penny Bird, and Ian Tarbotton are unhappy about it;
  • The Walpole, Nornalup & Districts Community Development Group have endorsed Rick Wilson’s local priorities (as revealed in part one of the Weekly‘s two-part interview);
  • Local recreational fisher Jim Love saved a hungry albatross;
  • Walpole Primary School students inspired the Phytofighter dieback cleaning station reveals Gary Muir;
  • Former Walpole Weekly editor Mike Murphy has published a novel, some of which was written in Walpole;

And much more. Download the October 14, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).



Coalmine Beach Boat Ramp to remain open

Contrary to what was advertised in the October 7, 2015 Walpole Weekly, the Department of Parks & Wildlife (DPaW) wish to advise that the works in the vicinity of the Coalmine Beach Boat Ramp, October 12-16, have been postponed until further notice.

Please note the boat ramp and lower car park will remain open over this period of time

DPaW apologises for any inconvenience.

If you require further information please contact DPaW on 9840 0400.

Local priorities according to Rick Wilson

The October 7, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this issue:

  • The first installment of a two-part email interview with Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP. Mr Wilson talks about his background and the priority issues for Walpole & Districts;
  • Kate O’Brien speaks up for the Walpole & Nornalup inlets;
  • Local St John Ambulance volunteer Dennis Hall clarifies confusion around a September 13 ‘000’ call out;
  • Bernie Clark is bestowed Life Membership of Walpole Volunteer Marine Rescue;
  • Walpole celebrates 85 years;
  • Thomas Gerner wins Walpole’s first 3D Art Awards;

And more. Download the October 7, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB).October-7-2015-cover


Walpole ready to celebrate 85 years

The September 30, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:

  • Historical Society President Elizabeth Shaw reports on the arrangements made for the 85th Anniversary & Reunion Celebration of the Walpole Land Settlement Scheme to take place this weekend;
  • Walpole Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service (VFRS) Captain Rhonda Perpoli appealed for new recruits at a community networking event last week;
  • The majority of attendees at the same event said they supported the controversial clearing of the Walpole Inlet foreshore;
  • Alex Williams lends his support to Cr Kelli Gillies of the Shire of Denmark’s Kent/Nornalup Ward despite differing views on a rates-payer funded pool;
  • Michael Filby says the rubbish in a Shire of Denmark parkbay is a disgrace;
  • Molly Smith looks back at what happened at Walpole’s 50th anniversary celebrations in October 1980;
  • The Walpole Blue Wrens are the 2015 Denmark Riverside Ladies Darts League champions;

And more. Download the September 30, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 6 MB).September-30-2015-cover

Controlled Wood certification is not a tick

The September 23, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:

  • The Forest Stewardship Council and Forest Products Commission both respond to last week’s Walpole Weekly cover story in very different ways;
  • Walpole Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) member and VMRWA South Coast Commander Alex Williams has been presented with the Department of Fire & Emergency Services Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution;
  • The Walpole Police Report by Jason Calleja features a cloud of bulldust;
  • Six Walpole & Districts representatives brought home gold and silver from a regional gymnastics championship on the weekend;

And more … Download the September 23, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).