Hi BFR Facilitators

Due to the recent impacts to  property this bushfire season, the monthly theme for April is ‘Water Supply  and Pumps’

Please see information  attached:

•         Monthly Theme – Water Supply’s and Pumps – this theme has been  worked in partnership with DFES’s Environment Branch

Please use the blurb and link below  for Facebook pages / websites etc.

During a bushfire, mains water  and electricity supply can fail or be cut off.  Having an  independent water supply can help save your property.

To adequately defend your home and  surrounds an independent water supply of at least 10,000 litres should be  available.

Check your pump and generator are in good working order  before and during the bushfire season.

More information can be found  at  www.dfes.wa.gov.au


Please forward this information to  your Bushfire Ready Groups / Street Coordinators, other brigade volunteers,  community contacts and regional networks.


Kind  regards

Selina Young | Community  Engagement Officer | South West  Region

Department of Fire and  Emergency Services

Lot  719 South Western Highway | PO Box 1288 | Bunbury WA 6230

P: 08 9780 1902 | F:  08 9725 4230 | M: 0429 986 480

E: selina.young@dfes.wa.gov.au



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Hi Everyone

This Carer workshop will be held at the Mandurah Lotteries House.


Workshop 2 Safety Essentials 14 March 2014 10am – 2pm

Workshop 3 Maintaining Healthy Relationships 2 May 2014 10am – 2pm

Workshop 4 Carer Wellbeing 30 May 10am – 2pm

Contact HACC on 1300 227 377 to book.

All Workshops are free



Hi Everyone

Due to the recent impacts to property this bushfire season,  the monthly theme for March is ‘Ember Protection Screens for Evaporative Air  conditioners’

Please  see information attached:

  • Info Note: Ember   Protection Screens by the Environmental Protection Branch
  • DFES Bushfire Factsheet –    Evaporative Air Conditioners

Please use the blurb and link  below for Facebook pages / websites etc.

Knowing what to do to keep your  evaporative air conditioner safe from fire can help save your  property!

If you live near bushland and have a roof mounted evaporative  air conditioning unit, your home may be at risk from bushfire ember  attack.

To prevent embers entering your  evaporative air conditioning unit and to protect your home from the effect of  bushfires, DFES recommends that you install ember protection  screens.

More information can be found at www.dfes.wa.gov.au/safetyinformation/fire/bushfire/Pages/evaporativeairconditioners.aspx






Dear Colleagues The Peel Community Development Group (PCDG) has arranged a conference with great speakers to be held at Fairbridge Village on the 24th of February. This Conference is designed for Community Workers and Volunteers who give their time to improve the lives of people living in the Peel Region. We know if we don’t look after these workers and volunteers our community will be worse off. I think this Conference, with the outstanding speakers and the chance to come together, will be a source of inspiration and strength to those who attend. We have kept the cost down, understanding that budgets are tight. I would really urge you to come along to this Conference. Tell your co-workers and volunteers about it as I believe this is a great opportunity to regroup, given the changes going on at State and Federal level. As a region we have always been good at working together and finding solutions when times are tough and we can do it again. PCDG ‘Embracing Change’ Conference Where: Ruby Fairbridge Room, Fairbridge Village When: 24th February 2014 Time: Registration 8am. Start: 8:45am – 4:30pm Price: $100 General Admission; $90 Group Booking [apply here] for Community Volunteer Subsidy : [click here] to purchase your tickets online. Please go to www.pcdg.org.au for more information. I look forward to seeing you at the Conference. Warm Regards Paddi


The Community Association Fund opens THIS Monday 17 Feb.  FREE Workshops too!


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The City of Mandurah Community Association Fund grants round opens from 17 Feb – 28 March midday 2014

Applications will only be accepted using our new online system


FREE Grant Writing Workshop

Get tips about;

·         how to develop robust projects

·         what to put in a grant application and what to leave out

·         how to write the essence of your project simply

·         what other funding is available

Date:               Monday 17 February   9.30 am – 1.00 pm

Venue:             Tuckey room at the City of Mandurah

Lunch provided

FREE Support for using the new online grants system

Need a hand to navigate our NEW online application grants system?

Bring your idea and get support to lodge your application online with support as you go

17 Feb,  2 – 4 pm                    City of Mandurah computer training room

25 Feb,  5.30 – 7.30 pm          Mandurah Library NBN training room

26 Feb,  3 – 5 pm                    Mandurah Library NBN training room

To register for any session or contact a Community Development Officer or 9550 3850 or email cdo@mandurah.wa.gov.au.


More information to follow

Our grants page will soon be updated with more information www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/support.htm



Tracey Johnson  

Community Development Officer,  

Community & Social Development – Community Development

Phone: +61 (8) 9550 3846
Fax: +61 (8) 9550 3888 Address: 3 Peel St, Mandurah WA 6210
Web: www.mandurah.wa.gov.au Post: PO BOX 210, Mandurah WA 6210
e-mail: Tracey.Johnson@mandurah.wa.gov.au





Tracey Johnson  

Community Development Officer,  

Community & Social Development – Community Development

Phone: +61 (8) 9550 3846
Fax: +61 (8) 9550 3888 Address: 3 Peel St, Mandurah WA 6210
Web: www.mandurah.wa.gov.au Post: PO BOX 210, Mandurah WA 6210
e-mail: Tracey.Johnson@mandurah.wa.gov.au


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Message from the Chairman RDA-Peel Image Welcome to 2014! In 2013, iPeel began the process of exploring how we can transition our local sectors into the digital economy. Thank you to you all for you contribution over the year. To increase the engagement of individuals, businesses and other organisations in the Peel region in identifying opportunities coming from the NBN rollout, we’ve opened membership of iPeel is to anyone wishing to participate in our events. To respond to the findings of the recently released Western Australia ebusiness report the format of iPeel events will also change shape slightly. As most businesses prefer to receive business advice and information through specialist workshops and seminars and regular email newsletters, each future iPeel event will focus on a single topic, and will provide an opportunity for people to learn more about items that will help assist in their roles. iPeel events will also enable members to network informally with each other and industry experts in a relaxed setting. Through this wider membership and increased focus iPeel will continue to be more effective in “acting as a catalyst to identify and implement digital opportunities in the Peel region”. Our first event under this new structure will be: IP Telephony – benefits for business Presenter: Rachael McIntyre, NBN Product Manager, iiNet Venue: Fishtrap Theatre Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm Followed by networking opportunities and drinks provided by Regional Development Australia Peel RSVP (places are limited) to community@rdapeel.org.au Cost reductions in data services such as Internet connections and developments in IP telephony devices and applications, have resulted in an increase in the uptake of IP Telephony in many industries. Feature-rich end devices and applications bring many uses for the technology including: •Software phones: allowing laptops to be used as part of the office telephony system and giving employees the ability to work from home •Staff phone and number portability within the organisation •Feature-rich call centre applications such as interactive, self-help menus for callers/customers •Video-conferencing back to top digitalpeel.com.au now on Social Media RDA-Peel Image To enable more effective notification of information about how digital technology and high speed broadband are being used, and to encourage participation in conversations about Peel’s digital future we have set up social media on: Facebook Twitter If you come across any interesting relevant items share them with others through these media. back to top Online retailers continue to post double-digit sales growth RDA-Peel Image The latest monthly gauge of online purchasing shows sales continuing to rise at double-digit levels. National Australia Bank’s monthly online retail sales index has turnover increasing 10.7 per cent for the year to November 2013, to $14.6 billion. The bank says online spending is now equivalent to around 6.4 per cent of spending at bricks and mortar stores. To read more, CLICK HERE. back to top 12 outdated web features that need to disappear in 2014 Does your web site feature any of these? • Irrelevant Elements • Flash Intros • Photo Carousel • Large Hero Images • Stock Photos • Animated GIF Flags • Auto play Videos • Automated Popups • ‘Hello World’ Blog Posts • Sidebars • Reloading Pages • M.dot Sites According to 12 entrepreneurs these are the website features small businesses should avoid (or get rid of) at all costs. To read more CLICK HERE. back to top