news - january 2010

West Gidge Fire Brigade · News and Fire Advice

What a season so far. Gidge Brigades have so far probably attended more incidents than the past 2 seasons combined, with a number of fires in Gidgegannup and assisting at many fires in other parts of the City of Swan including at Brigadoon. While not part of the initial response to Toodyay, each Gidge Brigade did send units as requested later. The Tooday fire resulted in the greatest loss of property from bushfire in WA since the 1961 Dwellingup fires and with the Dandaragan/Badgingarra fire occurring simultaneously really stretched resources.

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Horse & Pony Club · Toodyay Bushfire Fundraiser

Gidgegannup PC are going to run a dressage and showjumping day on Sunday January 24th at the Gidge Pony Club where all proceeds will be donated to Toodyay PC who lost equipment and their entire cross country course in the recent bush fires.

Fundraiser Intro & Entry Form..

Jensen Family · Horse Float Stolen

Stolen from Clenton Road in Gidgegannup overnight on 2 Jan 2010 - Longreach JR Easytraveller Horse float.

Rego 1THO 150. White with green side graphics. Float yards on left (verge) tack box on right. JR Graphics on tail gate. Orange Search & Rescue decals on both front doors and one on the rear (evidence of their presence should still be visible if they have been removed). Please contact police if sighted on 131 444 & myself on 9574 7257 or email me at

Thanks, Jean Jensen

Councillor Darryl Trease · What facilities are needed in your community?

The budget process is about to begin and although as we are all aware times are tough at the moment, I am seeking your input into what facilities you want to see in your community.

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City of Swan · Kulcha on Swan / Beats in the Bush

Saturday March 6th 2010 Beats in the Bush, Gidgegannup. Dunumba perform at 5pm, followed by Beats in the Bush, an evening of local musical acts. Dunumba is a percussion, dance and vocal ensemble covering a vast repertoire of styles utilising traditional African instrumentation.

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City of Swan · School Holiday Activities

Fun activities for children. There are oodles of fun activities to do in the City during the school holidays, which is why the City of Swan issues a School Holidays Activities Poster at the end of each term. There's no excuse to be bored!

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FESA · Total Fire Ban for Wednesday 6 January

Total Fire Ban for Perth Metropolitan Area and surrounding Shires for Wednesday 6 January 2010.

From 7am until 7pm on Wednesday 6 January 2010 any activity that could start a fire is banned. You could be fined up to $25000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you ignore the Total Fire Ban.

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Please keep track of Any FESA Alerts for your area.

FESA Alerts..

WA Minister for Energy · Public consultation on State’s energy future

Energy Minister Peter Collier is inviting comment to help shape Western Australia’s energy future. He has released the Strategic Energy Initiative (SEI) Issues Paper, Energy 2030, which will help develop a co-ordinated direction for the State’s energy future.

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City of Swan / EMRC

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