Prohibited burning period extended again

The Shire of Waroona has extended the prohbited burnng period for all zones until midnight 11April 2015. After that date to Aprl 26, Lake Cifton residents will need to obtain a permt from the fire control officer. If you live in another zone or in Herron please ensure that you are failiar with the requirements in your area.

Can you help?

Someone has stolen a black and yellow Dingo (Bob cat) on a yellow tandem trailer from lake Clifton around 2.30 this afternoon. It was seen being towed by a light blue ford falcon late model. If anybody has seen it or has any information regarding the Dingo please contact 0419930495

Welcome to our new look

You may have noticed that our web site has been down for a few days while we were giving it a new look. It is now up and running with a clean, simple appearance and we hope you like it.
Posts like this one no longer appear in full on the front page – just the subject. We think this will make the site more attractive to tourists. The full posts are available by clicking on the headings on the left hand side so they are readily available.
And of course they will also appear on Facebook.



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 or visit

Our new Facebook group

If this works, a link to this post will appear on our new Facebook group, Lake Clifton Herron.
This is an attempt to communicate with more people through the magic of social media and we hope that you will join the group. At the moment it is a closed group which simply means that people cannot join it without approval but this will be revised as we develop our presence on social media.
Your comments would be appreciated – does it work for you, do you like it?
Our web site is also about to have a make over – just to smarten it up.