Weeds and pests

Cotton bush is still a problem. Cotton bush is classed as a C3 pest by the Dept of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA). If you have any plants on your property please destroy/poison and burn them (a brochure is included with this newsletter).  cotton_bushDAFWA is conducting a programme to eradicate the sulphur crested white cockatoo which is a feral pest. If you see any of these birds in the Herron/Lake Clifton area please notify Lindsay Strange at DAFWA at Waroona on 9733 7777.

WANTED HELPERS

We need a few new people to deliver the newsletters.
Some of our volunteers are getting older and would appreciate some help. If you could deliver 40-50 newsletters in your local area six times a year it would be much appreciated.

Walk trails etc

Your Progress Association has been trying very hard to establish some walk trails and tourist attractions to make it easier for visitors and locals to see the many points of interest in our area. Like all things these days, you can’t “just do it”. Consultants have to be employed to ensure that any such development complies with all the the standards and specifications of various government departments. All of the land where we want these things is under the control of DPaW (Department of Parks and Wildlife) and we are talking to them, Lotterywest and others regarding funding and “in kind” support.
The old lime kiln is the first point of interest that we would like to develop and we have a number of walk trails proposed, particularly in areas where there are lots of wild flowers. This will be a long process with lots of steps and hurdles but DPaW is very supportive of the proposals and we are quietly confident that it will happen when funding becomes available.

Southern Estuary Road

The saga continues. As you may know, Main Roads has agreed that there should be a reduced speed limit but they cannot implement this because there is no line marking on the Waroona section of the road. We are having trouble getting responses from anyone so we recently met with Murray Cowper MLA who has written to the Minister on our behalf.
There is evidence that a significant number of people are speeding and we believe that this is extremely dangerous given the width of the road, the number of curves and the fact that there are numerous intersections on curves, some of which have extremely poor visibility.
Another slow process but we will continue to lobby the authorities and our local members. If you feel like writing to your Shire about this matter, it might help the cause.

Australia Day Breakfast

Our tenth breakfast was almost too successful with 50 people, about twice as many as last year. Fortunately, we had catered for exactly that number so we did not run out of food but there were a few anxious moments. The flag was raised by Ken and Glenys Barker, long term contributors to the Progress Association and victims of the fire. It is wonderful that these great people keep their contact with the local community.

Kofukan Karate is coming to Lake Clifton

As we all know, there is a serious lack of organised activites in our area and it is with great pleasure that we bring you the following announcement.
Kofukan Karate is a traditional style Karate, focusing on the study of martial arts and self-defence in a positive family friendly environment.
Kofukan has direct links to traditional Japanese masters, and has been in Australia for over 20 years. Sensei Glen Baker has been studying Karate for over ten years, and has been running a successful Dojo in Mandurah for the past three.
He is now expanding to include Lake Clifton on Thursday nights, from 6pm to 7pm during school terms. This club is run as a not for profit organisation and fees are kept to a minimum to cover running costs. Anyone wanting to try Karate is welcome to a two week free trial before joining up.
Opening night is Thursday the 23rd of April. For more information please contact Glen on 0408 351 900 or email glenbaker76@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/KofukanKarateAustraliaMandurahDojo