Somebody has been putting rubbish in the bins at the Community Centre, including those that are clearly marked as being for paper only. It is bad enough that they have used the actual rubbish bins and left it to the over 70s who look after the place to take them 150 metres to the road. But when they use the paper collection bins that are used to raise funds for charity it is just not acceptable. So the bins will be removed and if you have been putting your newspaper in them, you will unfortunately have to find another way of recycling them.
The concept plan for the walk trail and facilities at the Historic Lime Kiln, Newnham Road, has been completed and the Lake Clifton-Herron Residents Association is now seeking funding to actually build these facilities. We have strong support from DPaW, Shire of Waroona, Department of Sport and Recreation, Lotterywest and others, so we are very hopeful that we will be successful in getting some funds.
This site is a very significant part of our local heritage and also an important part of WA’s history. The walk trail will include signs that tell the story and importance of the area from both the European and Indigenous perspectives. Developing the Historic Lime Kiln precinct will preserve the area and the associated history and knowledge for future generations. In addition to providing locals with a facility for walking, picnicking and bird watching, it will attract tourists and will also be used by schools and Aboriginal Elders to teach our children about our mutual heritage.
It would help applications for grant funding enormously if their was a “Friends of the Historic Lime Kiln” group and we would love to hear from you if you are interested. This would essentially be a “lobby” group of people who are prepared to support the project. No physical work would be involved, except perhaps for some volunteer landscaping/planting if we register with DpaW. So it will be a very small commitment for the members but will add to the credibility of our funding applications.
If you are interested, please leave a comment with some way of contacting you or phone Jenny on 0428 343 028.
Here is a press release from a group of organisations including the Association of Volunteer Bushfire Brigades. This group is urging the Government to implement the recommendations of the Ferguson Report. You may wish to consider adding your voice to the discussion – in their email this morning, the Association said:
“PLEASE REMEMBER – submissions to the Waroona Ferguson Inquiry close on the 12th August.
If you want to see change there needs to be many individual nominations sent into this email address WaroonaInquiry@dpc.wa.gov.au as soon as possible, as any group submission is counted as ONE submission”