Red Cross has appointed a company to assess their performance following the fires in January 2016 and invites your comments. Following is the text of the email:
In response to the bushfires in January 2016, Red Cross has been working with the communities in the Shires of Harvey and Waroona to implement a bushfire recovery program. As a resident of the Shire of Waroona or Harvey during the fire, we would like to invite you to contribute to an important evaluation.
Red Cross is undertaking an independent external evaluation of their ongoing recovery Program to better understand what is working well and what areas of the Program could be strengthened. SDF Global has been commissioned to undertake this twelve month evaluation and is seeking your assistance through completion of a survey in the below link. The objectives of the evaluation are to:
By participating in this survey you will be contributing to the continuous improvement of Red Cross programs. In addition, your feedback through answering these questions will assist Red Cross to improve response for communities just like yours into the future.
The survey in the below link will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete, depending on the amount of comment you wish to add. The answers are mainly in a simple tick box format asking your opinions of Red Cross support and whether it has been of benefit to you. Please note that you may skip any questions at any time, however, we really would appreciate you putting time aside to contribute comments if at all possible.
Please also note that all responses are 100% anonymous and confidential.
Please click here to commence survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RedCrossBushfireRecovery_CommunitySurvey
The survey closes on Friday 31st of March.
We would greatly appreciate you circulating this email and link to your family, friends and networks within the Shires.
If you would like further information on the evaluation or the survey please feel free to contact Maria, Dorothy or Charlie at SDF Global Pty Ltd on Phone: 08 9582 9228 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following is an announcement from the Department of Agriculture and Food
SEEKING MORE MEMBERS!
Are you between the ages of 12 and 25 years old?
Do you have an interest in what opportunities are provided for youth in the community?
Join Waroona Youth Advisory Council (YAC) today!
YAC provides a forum for young people to get together and discuss youth issues, initiatives and projects. We also advise the Shire of Waroona on a wide range of Youth Issues.
Waroona’s YAC consists of a group of young people from a variety of backgrounds who represent their community/area. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 4.30pm at the Shire of Waroona Administration Office.
To ensure a diverse representation, we would like members from Waroona, Preston Beach, Lake Clifton and Hamel aged between 12 and 25 years, who attend local and outside schools.
If you are interested in joining, please contact the coordinator below, or apply by completing the Application Form, and returning to the Shire of Waroona
For more information, please contact Brad Vitale on 9733 7800 or at email@example.com
The information I posted yesterday was specific to Lake Clifton. In Herron you are not permitted to light any fire before 1st April and after that a permit is required. As with Lake Clifton, the date could be extended and we will try to let you know if that happens.
This is a reminder from your local friendly bushfire brigade that we are still in a prohibited burning period. You must not light any fire until 14 March and between 15 March and 26 April you must have a permit.
With the burst of hot weather and no rain in sight, it it very likely that these dates will be extended. You can get the up to date information here.
There was a smell of smoke after some showers recently. Possibly just a pile of leaves but if it gets into the dry grass even this can cause a disaster. So please observe the rules and save our volunteers from dealing with yet another major fire.
Another very successful Australia Day breakfast! Pat and Peter Brown raised the flag and Jenny Rose told us a bit about them.
“Pat and Peter are among the very early residents of Armstrong Hills, having moved into their home in 1989. There were four other homes either occupied or being constructed in the subdivision and there were no telephones. Even if they had invested in what were then very expensive (and clumsy) semi mobile phones, they would have been useless because there was no signal.
Pat and Peter’s block was impacted by the fire in January 2011. Very fortunately, their house was not burnt but they lost their fences and much of their garden. Even that traumatic experience could not dampen their enthusiasm for living in this beautiful locality.
They have been on the committee of the Association since about 2005 and most importantly have always been here to lend a hand. Whether it is cooking sausages, hanging pictures, working in the kitchen, delivering newsletters or whatever else has needed doing, they have always been first to offer help and have never complained or sought recognition.
These people embody all of the attributes that make us Australians and it is very appropriate that they raise our flag this morning.”
Total fire bans have been declared for Australia Day, 26th January 2107, in the shires of Armadale. Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Chittering, Collie, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gingin, Gosnells. Harvey, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Toodyay and Waroona.
The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) Green Army team graduation, on the 30th November 2016, was held at Cantwell Park Pinjarra.
This Green Army team was “donated” by the PHCC to help with the Lake Clifton-Herron Landcare Group’s re-vegetation work around Lake Clifton. Without this help the 2016 work would not have been achieved.
The Landcare Group’s project —3R’s for Lake Clifton – Restore, Re-habilitate, Re-Vegetate— funded by the State National Resource Management programme, is ongoing and continues the work done over the past 5 years.