HERRON QUARRY WORKS APPLICATION

Hi Everyone

Recently PMR Quarries (WA Limestone) put an application in for Works such as Screening and Crushing for the Herron Quarry.

If this affects you in any way, please read the information below and reply as soon as possible as we only have about.  Individuals can send information as well.  You only have until the 6th January 2012. The more people the better, let your neighbours and friends know.

This is the postal address that you send your individual submission too.

 

 

Works Approval Application
Pt Lot 5 Old Coast Road, Lake Clifton
October 2011
W.A. LIMESTONE
41 Spearwood Avenue
Bibra Lake 6163
PO Box 1404
Bibra Lake 6965
A.C.N 008 866 448
A.B.N 67 478 411 404
Telephone : (08) 9434 2299
Fax : (08) 9434 1513
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CONTENTS
1.0 BACKGROUND ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3
1.1 Location ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3
1.2 Ownership …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3
1.3 Company Overview ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
2.0 PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6
2.1 Project Objectives …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6
2.2 Mining Operations ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6
2.3 Ore Processing ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7
2.4 Tailings Storage ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7
2.5 Transportation Corridors ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7
2.6 Crushing and Screening Plant …………………………………………………………………………………………. 7
2.7 Additional Plant & Equipment ………………………………………………………………………………………… 8
3.0 STAKEHOLDER AND COMMUNITY CONSULTATION …………………………………………………. 9
3.1 Local Government Authority ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9
4.0 EMISSIONS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10
4.1 Air Emissions ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 10
4.2 Dust Emissions ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10
4.3 Odour Emissions …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10
4.4 Noise Emissions ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10
4.5 Light Emissions ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11
4.7 Discharges to Land ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
4.8 Solid/Liquid Waste ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
4.9 Hydrocarbon/Chemical Storage …………………………………………………………………………………….. 11
4.10 Native Vegetation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12
4.11 Rights in Water Irrigation Act 1914 …………………………………………………………………………… 12
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1.0 BACKGROUND
1.1 Location
Pt Lot 5 Old Coast Road, Lake Clifton is located approximately 25km south of Mandurah at approximately 375673E, 6374035N (GDA94 MGA 50) within the City of Mandurah jurisdiction.
Address: Part Lot 5, Old Coast Road, Lake Clifton
Volume: 2144
Folio: 135
Diagram: 12441
Area: 90.7332ha
The site contains an existing limestone quarry, which has operated since 1981. The remainder of the site has historically been used for agriculture however is considered low value due to the widespread presence of limestone rock.
The site and project has been comprehensively assessed by independent consultants:
• Flora and Vegetation Survey, Landform Research (2005)
• Fauna and Tree Habitat Survey, Western Wildlife (2006)
• Noise Assessment, Herring Storer Acoustics (2006, 2007 & 2008)
• Peer review of Noise Assessment, Lloyd George Acoustics (2008)
• Kart Assessment, Lex Bastian (2007)
• Hydrology and Water Balance Assessment, Landform Research (2007)
• Black Cockatoo Habitat Survey, Tony Kirkby (2010)
The consultant reports and extensive community and stakeholder consultation were considered in the development of a site specific Excavation and Rehabilitation Management Plan. This plan was further subject to extensive independent review and revision during the previous approvals processes.
1.2 Ownership
The property is owned by PMR Quarries Pty. Ltd T/A WA Limestone.
Their contact details are:
41 Spearwood Avenue
BIBRA LAKE WA 6163
Phone: 08 9434 2299
Fax: 08 9434 1513
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1.3 Company Overview
The WA Limestone group of companies, which includes WA Limestone, WA Bluemetal, and WA Premix, is a local (Perth based) family business which has been operating for more than 30 years.
WA Limestone is the largest limestone company in Western Australia. The WA Limestone group of companies currently has 9 operating and 10 dormant sites predominantly around the Greater Perth Metropolitan Area.
The Western Australian Government recognizes the experience and environmental credentials of WA Limestone and has awarded many large contracts and tenders including:
• New Perth Bunbury Highway
• Perth Mandurah Railway Line
• Reid Highway extension (West Swan Road and Great Northern Highway)
• Great Northern Highway extension – Bullsbrook
• Kwinana Bulk Terminal project
• Perth Airport redevelopment
• Mitchell Freeway extension
• Kwinana-Bunbury Rail Line re-laying project
• Fremantle-Perth Rail Line re-laying project
• Roe Highway Stage Seven
Some of the larger WA Limestone breakwater and seawall projects include:
• Australian Marine Complex: Jervoise Bay Island Breakwater and Seawalls
• Dawesville Cut
• Mindarie Keys Marina
• Hillarys Boat Harbour Marina
• Ocean Reef Marina
• Exmouth Boat Harbour
• Geraldton: Batavia Coast Marina, Northern Breakwater, Eastern Breakwater and Reclamation Bunds
• Jurien Bay Marina
• Fremantle: Fishing Boat Harbour, Success Harbour, Challenger Harbour, Rous Head Harbour
• Onslow Foreshore Protection
• Ledge Point
• Finucane Island revetment
• Bandy Creek
• Port Dennison
• HMAS Stirling: Submarine Base
WA Limestone is ISO 9001 certified for quality management. WA Limestone utilize ISO 14001 certified environmental consultants for the preparation and compliance of site specific environmental management plans. Given the variety of sites and operations, a site specific model to environmental management has been adopted. All sites and operations are conducted to the relevant industry and national codes of practice.
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WA Limestone does not actively seek out awards or recognition however our operations are recognized as industry leading in environmental management. The Department of Minerals and Petroleum (DMP) consider WA Limestone’s Pickering Brook operations to be a showcase of best practice. The site is regularly used by the DMP as an example to other mining companies in sequential mining and rehabilitation practices.
In September 2011 WA Limestone was awarded the Cement Concrete and Aggregates Association’s (CCAA) WA Environmental Health and Safety 2011, Environmental Best Performance Extractive Award. This award was in recognition of WA Limestone’s innovative environmental management of their Flynn Drive limestone quarry, at Neerabup.
The Southern Gateway Alliance of which WA Limestone is a member received the 2010 Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) National Earth Award (Category 5).
WA Limestone is a member of the following industry organizations:
• Chamber of Commerce & Industry,
• Civil Contractors Federation
• Quarrying Institute of Australia
• Cement Concrete and Aggregates Association
• Sand Producers Association of Western Australia
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2.0 PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION
WA Limestone is seeking works approval to operate a Parker 30”x42” Mobile Jaw Crusher within the subject site.
Based on anticipated production levels, approval is sought for the following Premises Component Classifications:
Category
Capacity
70 – Screening, etc. of material
More than 5,000 but less than 50,000 tonnes per year
2.1 Project Objectives
Quarrying for limestone has occurred at the subject site since 1981 on an intermittent basis. The quarry has been dormant since 2004. WA Limestone intends to re-open the quarry to provide a resource of strategically located limestone suited to a variety of end products. The crushing and screening of limestone will produce various sized aggregates, used for a variety of purposes.
WA Limestone has more than 30 years experience in limestone excavation and operating crushing and screening plants.
Production levels are dependent on market demand. It is anticipated that annual production will be in the order of 10,000-15,000 tonnes of crushed material.
There will be no waste rock produced, only overburden, which will be stockpiled for later use in rehabilitation. Historically the subject site was considered low value agricultural land due to the widespread presence of limestone rock.
Following the completion of excavation and in accordance with the approved Excavation and Rehabilitation Management Plan, the land surface will be reformed and soils improved to a condition suitable for parkland pasture.
2.2 Mining Operations
Mining operations will be conducted in accordance with the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 and Regulations 1995, and the approved Excavation and Rehabilitation Management Plan. Section 5.1 of the approved management plan describes the excavation process in detail.
Limestone will be extracted by bulldozer. No blasting will be used. The extracted raw material is then fed into the crushing and screening plant by front end loader.
The crushing and screening plant will crush and screen the raw material into a variety of sized aggregates, which are stored in stockpiles as final products. When required the final product is loaded into trucks by front end loader and dispatched to the client.
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The quantity and specification of aggregates produced is dependent on project and market demands. Crushing operations are anticipated to be campaign based. I.e. the crusher will be operated periodically to maintain stockpiles or to supply for a specific project. Between campaigns the crushing plant and supporting equipment will be relocated to one of WA Limestone’s other appropriately licensed operations.
2.3 Ore Processing
This will consist of crushing and screening only. There will be no waste products or emissions.
2.4 Tailings Storage
There will be no tailings.
2.5 Transportation Corridors
Access, transportation corridors and traffic management will be undertaken in accordance with the approved Excavation and Rehabilitation Management Plan. Section 5.5 of the plan describes the approved access and transport management.
Access to the site is from Old Coast Road. The existing entrance and access road for the quarry will be upgraded to Main Roads requirements prior to the recommencement of operations.
The primary transportation corridor will be Old Coast Road.
The rate of excavation and required traffic are expected to be approximately 20 truck cycles per day when the site is actively working. Based on current market demand these active periods are anticipated to be intermittent and infrequent. For the majority of the time, little or no traffic is anticipated.
2.6 Crushing and Screening Plant
The mobile crushing plant will only be located at the premises periodically. When not required to produce material at the subject site, the plant will be relocated and utilised at one of WA Limestone’s other quarries, which are appropriately licensed to operate crushing plant.
2.6.1 Maximum Plant Design Capacity
The crushing plant to be operated at the premises is a Parker 30”x42” Jaw Mobile Crusher. It has a design capacity of 150 tonnes per hour.
2.6.2 Expected Plant Operating Capacity
Based on anticipated market demand the expected operating capacity of the plant will be 10,000-15,000 tonnes per year.
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2.7 Additional Plant & Equipment
Additional plant and equipment will be used to support the crushing and screening plant. This will consist of a front end loader, bulldozer, service/fuel truck, water truck and associated light vehicles.
All plant and equipment will be maintained to a high quality to ensure efficient, safe and environmentally conscious operation of the site.
The ancillary plant and equipment will only be located on the premises periodically on an as-required basis. When not located at the subject site the equipment will be utilised at WA Limestone’s other operations.
Figure 1: Parker Mobile Jaw Crusher
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3.0 STAKEHOLDER AND COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
Extensive stakeholder and community consultation has occurred.
Through the planning approvals process the excavation plan, which includes the operation of a crushing plant was advertised to local residents. Following extensive consultation with local and state government, planning approval was granted.
The project was further advertised during the clearing permit application process. The clearing permit was approved in 2010 however was the subject of an appeal by local conservation groups. This appeal was dismissed by the Minister for the Environment although further conditions were imposed upon WA Limestone.
Through the approvals processes, the project has received considerable community interest. Significant time and resources has been invested by WA Limestone to develop an Excavation and Rehabilitation Management Plan that considers both the interests of the local community and WA Limestone.
WA Limestone maintains a complaints management system for all its operations as part of an ISO 9001 certified quality management system. All complaints received are thoroughly investigated. If a complaint is found to be substantiated, appropriate and immediate measures are undertaken to address the issue.
3.1 Local Government Authority
The subject site is within the jurisdiction of the City of Mandurah. WA Limestone has extensively consulted with the local authority in relation to this project.
Following a comprehensive approvals process, the local authority granted planning approval and an extractive industry licence.
The planning approval places 37 conditions on the operation regulating the operations, environmental management and reporting requirements. WA Limestone is required to provide an annual report to the local authority on the progress of the excavation and compliance.
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4.0 EMISSIONS
4.1 Air Emissions
Diesel fuel is burnt and released into the atmosphere through approved exhaust systems fitted to all plant and equipment, including the crushing and screening plant.
No other atmospheric emissions are produced.
4.2 Dust Emissions
A site specific dust management plan has been prepared by independent consultants for the project. The plan is described in section 6.4 of the approved Excavation and Rehabilitation Management Plan.
Stringent conditions have been imposed on the project relating to dust management by the planning approval. Given the comprehensive dust prevention and management measures to be implemented, and experience of the operator, no significant dust emissions are anticipated as a result of the operation of the plant.
4.3 Odour Emissions
The operation of crushing and screening plants do not produce any significant or discernable odour.
The quarry location and distance to sensitive receptors was considered during the project design and planning approval process and found to be sufficient for all potential emissions. It is highly unlikely that any odours produced will be noticeable by neighbours or passing public.
4.4 Noise Emissions
Noise generated on site has been found to comply with the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 through an independent and peer-reviewed assessment conducted by Herring Storer Acoustics. The assessment confirmed that the quarry operations, including the operation of a crushing and screening plant will comply with the noise regulations. The report recommended the construction of screening bunds around the quarry. The recommendations of this report have been adopted in the approved Excavation and Rehabilitation Management Plan. The screening bunds will be constructed prior to the commencement of operations.
Stringent conditions have been imposed on the project relating to noise management by the planning approval.
Operations will be conducted in accordance with the approved Excavation and Rehabilitation Management Plan to ensure compliance with the regulations and approvals. Section 6.3 of this plan details the premises compliance with noise requirements.
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4.5 Light Emissions
The approved operating hours of the quarry are 7:00am – 7:00pm Monday to Saturday inclusive. However no crushing operations are to be carried out on Saturdays.
Therefore the plant will be operated predominantly during daylight hours, on a single shift basis. The crushing and screening plant will be located below natural ground level within the quarry pit. This combined with the surrounding topography, native vegetation and perimeter bunds will completely screen the plant from nearby properties.
It is highly unlikely that any light emitted will be visible to nearby properties or the passing public.
4.6 Discharges to Water
The crushing and screening plant will not discharge any emissions to water.
Water quality and separation to groundwater has been considered and is discussed in section 6.5 of the approved Excavation and Rehabilitation Management Plan. The approved excavation plan and final ground surface levels are designed to maintain the required separation to groundwater.
4.7 Discharges to Land
The crushing and screening plant will not discharge any emissions to the land.
4.8 Solid/Liquid Waste
The operation of the crushing and screening plant will not generate any significant quantities of solid or liquid waste.
Small quantities of oil, fluids, and solid waste will be generated from the maintenance of the plant. This waste will be handled and removed from site by a service truck and disposed of at appropriate licensed waste disposal facilities.
4.9 Hydrocarbon/Chemical Storage
Fuel is not proposed to be stored on site. A fuel/service truck will be used to provide fuel and servicing. All oils are removed from vehicles by a sealed E-vac system and stored on the service truck. A fuel spill system is carried on the truck for minor spills during re-fuelling. The service truck will dispose of all used fluids at an appropriate licensed facility.
Fuel management and servicing is addressed in section 6.5 of the approved Excavation and Rehabilitation Management Plan. All operations will be conducted in accordance with the approved management plan.
Only routine servicing of plant and equipment will occur on site. All major mechanical work will be undertaken off site as required.
No chemicals or dangerous goods will be stored on site.
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4.10 Native Vegetation
Comprehensive flora and fauna habitat surveys have been conducted by independent consultants.
The crushing and screening plant will be located within the existing quarry, which is already cleared. As quarrying operations progress some native vegetation will be required to be cleared. The mining operations will be staged and sequential. The site will be progressively rehabilitated as the quarry progresses in accordance with the approved Excavation and Rehabilitation Management plan.
The native vegetation within the subject site and the potential impact of the project was assessed by the Department of Environment and Conservation and subsequently approved. A clearing permit (CPS 3956/1) was granted for the clearing required for the quarry operations. The clearing permit was subject to an appeal by local conservation groups. The appeal (Appeal number C006-C009 of 2011) was dismissed by the Minister for Environment although further conditions were imposed on the project.
In accordance with the approved Excavation and Rehabilitation Management Plan a significant tree planting program will be undertaken to improve the quality of vegetation along the southern and eastern boundaries of the site prior to the commencement of operations.
4.11 Rights in Water Irrigation Act 1914
Historically a bore and windmill were used to supply water to the subject site for agricultural use (cattle grazing). This bore is now disused.
An application to construct a new well and a water allocation is currently under consideration by the Department of Water (DoW).
A search of the DoW Water Register identifies the subject site as being within the South West Coastal – Island Point Subarea, above the Perth – Leederville aquifer, and that further allocations are available.
The primary purpose of the water allocation is for dust suppression.

 

December Road Safety Newsletter

Message from the Chair

Dear All,

At a recent symposium with the Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia, it became evident to me that our road engineers are just as much heroes of the front line of road safety as our Police force.

Thanks to champions in the profession in WA, people like Menno Henneveld and Sarkis Petrossian, who were among the first to realise that construction standards were just the beginning when it comes to road safety, Safe System road engineering is now an established discipline in our State.

In possessing this knowledge and insight, the new generation of road engineering champions are to be congratulated for taking up the challenge of going beyond the ‘normal’ standards to save lives.  And even better – we now understand that Main Roads engineers have the track record and know how to include crucial safety feature in their new designs, often at little or no additional project costs.

However, retrofitting will require significant additional resources and that, in particular, is where the Safer Roads Program and part of the enlarged Road Trauma Trust Account should be sharply focussed.  In line with the State’s road safety strategy, Towards Zero, the results of safe system road engineering show cased at the symposium were consistently outstanding.

For example, to achieve a 20% reduction in killed and seriously injured (KSI) on the treated areas of Perth to Bunbury Forrest Highway is a great result and we know from other evaluations that reductions as much as a 50% in KSI are achievable with measures as simple as audible edge lining and widened, sealed shoulders on regional roads.

This year, in closing the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, I made the remark that we need to just “get out there and do it”!  We have the evidence and the experts in the field, and so I implore these champions of road engineering to do this as well and continue the life saving work.

It is appropriate that we often see our front line heroes of road safety enforcement, namely our Police, feature prominently in media coverage and public debate, but we very seldom see comment made by the road engineering profession about the crucial benefits that their profession can also offer.  This needs to change because design engineers are road safety heroes too.

In fact, it concerns me that our Police are the public face of road safety alone while our engineers remain publically silent.  The imbalance leads to a distorted and narrowly conceived impression in the minds of the public about the full range of effective measures available to reduce road trauma.

Road safety engineers have the knowledge and the power to shape the physical road environment to a form that compensates and forgives inevitable human error.

WA’s Safe System treatments and engineers behind this work are leaders in their field.  Now’s the time for our engineering heroes to speak out and to help us influence the social environment as well, through better education of the general public as to what’s possible.  At the symposium I heard of sometimes perverse political barriers that stood in the way of safety engineering solutions.

The road engineering profession needs to be seen and heard to develop the public support for to overcome such obstacles.The Road Safety Council  knows of the life saving work in the profession of road safety engineering and knows these champions have important perspective’s to express and highly effective interventions to offer.

The WA public need to arrive at this same appreciation.  WA’s road engineers are unsung heroes of road safety, so I urge them to blow their trumpets a little louder!

I look forward to 2012 as a time to throw the limelight onto recent successes in all cornerstones of the Towards Zero Safe System strategy.

The recent advances have been small wins compared with where we need to be by 2020, but they show us that advances are possible and have been achieved.  Road safety engineering is a crucial column on that advancing front.

I look forward to bringing you more news and topics in the 2012 editions of the Road Safety Council’s Network News e-newsletter.

Regards,
Professor D’Arcy Holman.
Independent Chair of the Road Safety Council.

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Community Education

• Street Smarts – Weekly advertising in Wednesday’s edition of The West Australian. Topics include driver distraction, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings, double demerits, back to school, drink driving, fatigue, merging lanes and other road rules and road craft skills. Advertising also appears each month on Saturdays and in the Sunday Times.

• Regional Billboards – Advertising supporting for Drink driving enforcement began on end of November and will run until mid January 2012.

• A new Drink Driving behaviour Community Education Campaign; Drink Driving, It’s Never OK’  launched on the 27 of November 2011 and ran through to mid December, the campaign will run again in January 2012 through to May 2012 alternating the media placement schedule with ‘You Deserve It’

• Aboriginal Road Safety – Including television, radio and outdoor signage. This annual campaign aims to raise awareness of the range of road safety within aboriginal communities.

• Speeding – Enjoy the Ride campaign will be back on air in mid December on television, outdoor billboards and in cinemas. The new Speed Enforcement advertising is currently under development.

• Double Demerits – Community members will be reminded of double demerit weeks prior to long weekends or holiday periods.

To find out more about campaigns click here.

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New Drink Driving Campaign Launched 

A new education campaign targeting drink driving has been launched, sending the strong message: Drink Driving, It’s Never OK.
Drink driving contributes to more than 30 per cent of fatal road crashes each year in Western Australia.
The $1,400,000 campaign, which uses television and outdoor advertising across WA, began on Sunday 27 November 2011.
“The overall goal of the campaign is to support the community’s attitudes around the social unacceptability of drink driving,” Executive Director of the Office of Road Safety, Iain Cameron said.
“In Western Australia during the 2010/11 Christmas period* alone, 887 of the drivers tested by police were found to exceed the lawful alcohol limit for driving.

“That’s an average of almost 50 people a day. This is not OK.
“Consuming alcohol prior to driving impairs driving ability and increases the risk of crashing, too often resulting in death or serious injury on our roads.”
Targeting young males, the campaign is inspired by the classic Monty Python films and shows a range of extreme situations in which a male is injured but claims to be ‘OK’ when clearly not. The final scene has a young male leaving a BBQ after a few drinks and claiming to be ‘OK’ to drive home.

“We need to educate and remind all people of the risks and consequences associated with drinking alcohol and driving,” Mr Cameron said.
“It is important to view drink driving on any level as unacceptable, it is never OK.
“The best advice for all drivers is if you plan to drink, plan not to drive.  Nominate a skipper before going out, take a taxi or public transport rather than driving, ask a friend or relative who has not been drinking to pick you up, or arrange to spend the night.
“Think of the consequences of drink driving – not only the penalties, but the effects that death or serious injury can have on yourself, your friends and your family.”
To find out more about the campaign and others from ORS, click here.

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IDDL Kit now Available 

Year 11 students at Clontarf Aboriginal College – many of whom are in the processing of learning to drive or gaining their licence –took part in the launch of The Indigenous Drink Driving and Licensing (IDDL) resource kit recently.

“The students tested a range of interactive resources specifically developed for Indigenous Western Australians,” Senior Policy Office, Julie Dalla-Costa said.
“They  include a board game, discussion cards, a streetscape mat with model cars, and a Q&A CD containing practice Learner’s Permit theory tests.  The resources have options for people with low literacy levels to listen along and a questionnaire to help people prepare for the licence application process.”

Other educational materials in the kit include a DVD starring Mary G that explores the issues surrounding unlicensed and drink driving, a poster that encourages alternatives to drinking, and a DVD of Road Safety Council TV campaigns created by Goolarri Media.

It also contains several booklets including the Drive Safe handbook, a facilitator’s guide containing easy to understand factual information on the licensing process and drink driving, and a Strong Spirit Strong Mind booklet by the Drug and Alcohol Office containing information on Aboriginal ways to reduce harm from alcohol and other drugs.

The Kit is now available and if you would like to know more please contact Julie Dalla-Costa at the Office of Road Safety on 9323 4690

 


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South West Road Safety Alliance Campaign Launched 

The South West Industry Road Safety Alliance (SWIRSA) has launched its Christmas campaign in an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries during the holiday period

“The Making the Right Choices campaign includes a series of three television and radio commercials which raise awareness within the community and reinforce the consequences of making the wrong decision when driving,” Inspector Lysle Cubbage, Chairman of SWIRSA, said.

The three concepts rolled out state wide on WIN TV this month. Radio spots broadcast on Hot FM and Radio West (Bunbury, Collie and Narrogin) compliment the TV campaign.

“The wrong decision is choosing to drive whilst impaired by  alcohol or other drugs, driving whilst fatigued, exceeding the speed limit and choosing not to wear the proper restraints,”  Inspector Cubbage said.

In addition to the advertisements the Alliance will ensure key messages are adopted in workplaces, reinforced at tool box and safety meetings combined with strategically aligned road policing and enforcement.

“Police will concentrate their efforts in areas where we believe people will make the wrong choices,” Sgt Mark Smith, South West District Traffic Coordinator said.

“Our officers will adopt a no tolerance and unapologetic approach to those road users.”
The South West Industry Road Safety Alliance was formed in 2009 and comprises of major industry and road authorities around the Collie, Boddington and Peel regions.

Inspector Cubbage is confident that with the support of the community, no Police Officers will be required to conduct the heart breaking ‘door knock’ to relatives of those who made the wrong decision.

For more information contact Sharyn Jer, Partnership Manager- 9323 4868 / sharyn.jer@mainroads.wa.gov.au

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2012 Road Safety Planner

The 2012 Road Safety Planner is now available for download from the Office of Road Safety website.  The planner is produced to assist stakeholders in planning activities with road safety initiatives in mind.

This year, the planner highlights the priority areas of Towards Zero and what is required to achieve the cornerstones and ultimately reduce death and serious injury on WA roads.

To access the downloadable versions, click here.

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10 Year Anniversary of 50 km/h Speed Zones in WA 

Just one minute has been added to people’s average travel time to work but has saved lives and serious injuries, according to Main Roads estimates as a result of the 10 km/h speed reduction on WA roads since 2001.

This month, the Road Safety Council marked the 10 year anniversary of 50km/h speed zones in built up areas.

“Any decrease in speed is a proven measure in reducing road trauma,” Independent Chair of the Road Safety Council, Professor D’Arcy Holman said.

“The reduction from 60km/h to 50km/h led to 20 per cent fewer crashes, with 8448 fewer crashes reported in the first two years after implementation.”

Driving at safer speeds could save 3,200 people from being killed or seriously injured alone, if fully implemented.

“Speeding is a major factor in serious and fatal traffic crashes with 65 people killed and 410 seriously injured on average, each year due to excessive speed,” Professor Holman said.

“The life savings benefits far outweigh any concerns about delays in travel times as the reduction in crashes is evident.

A 2004 state-wide evaluation of the 50 km/h initiative in Western Australia also indicated a 16 per cent reduction in crashes in regional Western Australia.

There were also decreases in the average crash frequency on 50 km/h and 60 km/h roads for crashes involving bicyclists and motorcyclists.

For more information about speed in WA, click here

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DON RANDALL’S E-NEWSLETTER

E-News – December Edition

With 2011 drawing to an end it is interesting to reflect on what has certainly been an eventful year. From the catastrophic tsunami in Japan and the resulting nuclear meltdown at Fukushima to the uprisings throughout the Middle East, several events in 2011 have ensured it will be a year that is remembered for generations.

Domestically it has been an especially divisive year in politics with several large policies being pushed through the Parliament against the will of the majority of Australians, marking a particularly undemocratic time in our history. Prime Minister Gillard’s breaking of her pre-election promise not to introduce a carbon tax was the first sign that her government would be willing to do anything in order to hold onto power. It certainly wasn’t the last.

There is little doubt that 2012 will be a very busy year, with much planned for the Parliament and with global economic uncertainty set to continue. The implications that a global downturn would have on our economy are largely unknown, however what is certain is that now is a time for stable, confident and competent governance. Instead, Australia is burdened with a Labor Party that can’t choose between the failed experiment that is Julia Gillard, or the power hungry leadership-wrecker that is Kevin Rudd. Labor’s addiction to spending is offset by a rampant addiction to taxing, both undermining Australia’s reputation as a desirable place to invest and hurting the forgotten Australians who are struggling with the ever-increasing cost of living.

I thought I would leave you with two great articles by Australia’s leading journalists. The first is by Miranda Devine and discusses the precarious position Australia now finds itself in as a result of moving too far ahead of the rest of the world on pricing carbon emissions. Perhaps more concerning is the evidence that suggests climate scientists have engaged in manipulation of data, routine alienation of scientists who dispute the theory of anthropogenic global warming and the overall culture of climate change science that encourages group think and silences dissent.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/opinion/gfc-chills-carbon-tax/story-e6frg41u-1226213135279

The second article is written by Piers Akerman and is an excellent summary and analysis of the implications of the Federal government’s illogical, knee-jerk decision to halt live cattle exports to Indonesia in May. This has now led to the Indonesian government slashing future quotas of Australian cattle, perpetuating the damage being inflicted on thousands of Australians dependent on the industry for their livelihood.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/more-bull-from-gillard-govenrment-on-cattle-catastrophe-as-indonesia-decides-to-slash-live-cattle-imports/story-e6frezz0-1226224684908

I hope that you and your families have a great Christmas break and a relaxing New Year. We all seem to be working longer hours these days and time with our loved ones has become a precious commodity for many of us. We are some of the most fortunate people in the World to be living in this wonderful spot in WA and I consider it a great honour to continue to represent the people of Canning.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas,

 

Don Randall MP

Federal Member for Canning

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LONG TABLE LUNCH IN BUNBURY

2012 Chefs Long Table Lunch

Alfresco Gourmet Food & Wine Experience

Pat Usher Foreshore, Bunbury

(Opposite Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre)

Sunday 26th February 2012: 1.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Major Beneficiaries:

South West Youth Driver Development Program &
Riding for the Disabled – Mornington Centre

Live Entertainment & Charity Auctions

$175 Per Person. All inclusive. NO BYO

 

 

Please contact me if you are interested in attending as I have four tickets available. The Youth Driver Development Program is a beneficiary of the lunch so your attendance will go towards providing support for this program.

 

 

Kind Regards.

 

 

Gavan Hayllar
Regional Road Safety Officer – South West Region
Western Australian Local Government Association
City of Bunbury
4 Stephen Street, Bunbury WA 6231 | PO Box 21 Bunbury WA 6231
Tel: (08) 9792 7078 | Mob: 0438 982 563 | Fax: (08) 9792 7184
Email: roadwise@bunbury.wa.gov.au
Website: www.roadwise.asn.au

White Ribbons™ for Road Safety
20 November 2011 – 2 January 2012


CHILD CARE RESTRAINT FITTERS COURSE

WALGA RoadWise Program is running a free


Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitters Course

 

You will be provided with the knowledge and skills to competently fit child restraints in vehicles and

be part of a state-wide network of qualified and approved Type 1 Fitters.

Where: BUNBURY – venue details to be provided closer to the date

When: Thursday 9 February  9.00am – 5.00pm

To register, complete the attached registration form by Friday 13 January 2012

(registration closes on this date, or when maximum registration numbers are reached)

 

 

To allow as many organisations to attend as possible, a maximum of two registrations per organisation will be accepted. Additional registrations may be sent through and will be allocated to any remaining positions.

 

 

More information about the Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter’s Course:

 

The WALGA RoadWise Program is running a Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter’s Course to enable people in the region to become trained fitters. The aim of this training program is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to competently check and fit child restraints in vehicles and to be part of a state-wide network of qualified and approved Type 1 Fitters.

 

The course covers theory and practical so participants can run their own checking and fitting stations for their clients and community. This is a nationally accredited course funded by the Road Trauma Trust Fund and supported by the Road Safety Council.

 

Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitters are then provided with ongoing advice and support available via the Child Car Restraints Road Safety Project Officer and other appropriately experienced and skilled practitioners, access to website information, news bulletins and networking opportunities.

 

As a Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter you will be able to correctly fit child car restraints to an approved standard and give advice and consumer information regarding different types of child car restraints and their suitability for use according to a child’s size and weight.

 

You can offer your services to those in need of a Type 1 Fitter to your clients or people in your community. You can volunteer your time or charge your clients a fee for your services. There is also an opportunity to apply for Community Road Safety Grants to establish regular child car restraint fitting stations with your organisation or a combination of organisations in your community.

 

To register, fill out a registration form attached by Friday 13 January 2012.

 

Visit the Child Car Restraint website on www.childcarrestraints.com.au for more information or contact myself or Tammie Deshon on (08) 9213 2070.

 

LAKE CLIFTON RESIDENTS

Hi, Just a friendly remind that your feedback/input to the Shire of Waroona Community Strategic Plan is due by this coming

Monday the 12th of December.

 

We would appreciate you circulating the attached feedback sheet to your friends and networks.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Development Facilitation Global (SDF) has been contracted by the Shire to work with Councillors, Shire staff and the broader community to develop a new COMMUNITY STRATEGIC PLAN.  The purpose of this project is to develop a 20 year Community Strategic Plan for the Shire of Waroona using the Council’s Strategic Plan 2005-2025 as a basis for review.

 

The plan will form part of the Council’s integrated planning framework and is to provide a platform for the Council to report and respond to the Community’s priority issues and to identify and set out short, medium and long term objectives.  The plan will also assist the delivery of services, strategies and policies that will respond to the community’s changing needs.

 

We would like as many community members as possible to contribute to the development of the new COMMUNITY STRATEGIC PLAN to ensure it truly reflects the VISION of the Shire’s community.

 

We would appreciate you circulating the attached feedback sheet to your friends and networks.

 

Feedback is required by Monday the 12th of December.

 

Kind regards

 

Maria Price

 

Project Officer

Sustainable Development Facilitation

92 Aclare Road

Barragup  WA  6209

Phone: + 61 (08) 9582 9228

Fax: + 61 (08) 9582 9226

Mob: + 61 (0) 418 958 862

Email: sustain@southwest.com.au

Feedback sheets for Shire of Waroona Community Members – Community Strategic Plan