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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The June 24, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:
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).
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).
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)
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).
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).
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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The May 6, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:
- Dianne Pickersgill is calling on the community to help her support her adopted orphanage in the aftermath of Nepal’s devastating April 25 earthquake;
- Walpole will enjoy the return of allied health services until the end of June;
- The Department of Parks & Wildlife is planning to dredge Coalmine Beach;
- David Edmonds of the Walpole-Nornalup National Parks Association updates us on a project to rehabilitate peat swamps;
- The CropLife Australia boss counters a letter from last week that expressed concern about genetically-modified farming;
- Molly Smith looks back at the 1983 plans for the Town Jetty, which is now being replaced after 32 years;
And more … Download the May 6, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).