WHATS HAPPENING AT THE SHIRE
Posted on: Wednesday, 1 February 2017 at 5:07:55 PM
WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING........
Works Managers Report February 2017
Well a happy New Year to all, most of the “outside” staff had a break over the New Year –Christmas period apart from a small number performing essential duties. Unfortunately there was also a bushfire on Christmas Day and a few days either side that some of our crew had to contain. I take my hat off for these men, working in unpleasant conditions and missing out on all the festivities.
Work on the Airstrip has come to a halt as we are waiting for the haul road to the aerodrome from the Esperance –Coolgardie Highway to be approved by Main Roads Western Australia. In the meantime the crew have been working on the Mort Harslett Drive reducing the vertical alignment. For safety reasons we have closed the road, however you can still access the Lake Cowan lookout and the gem fields. If you require to get to Hyden or beyond access the road from the Coolgardie – Esperance Highway 8 km towards Kalgoorlie.
The above photo shows a cutting where approximately two metres of the top of the hill had to come out, however there was a seam of rock that was too tough for the excavator to dig it out. We are now waiting for a rock breaker to come to complete the job.
There has been quite a number of houses in Norseman that have been earmarked for demolition as the buildings themselves are unsafe, and an eyesore. Once the appropriate formalities have been achieved the town crew can come in and remove the building.
A steady stream of local residents and tourists kept the BBQs busy during the Australia Day Big Aussie Breakfast.
The morning included a short ceremony where two special ladies from our community were acknowledge for their dedication to making where we live a welcoming, friendly and caring community. The front page article goes into more detail about these women’s humble contributions however I would like to add my appreciation and acknowledge the very special gift it is to a community to have people who, quietly in the background with no thought for recognition of themselves , go about doing good things. Thank you Flora and Gayle.
Suicide Prevention Workshop
Wesley LifeForce will be conducting a Suicide Prevention Workshop at Norseman, Dundas Shire Council, Sports Complex, on Fri 17 March 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm. There is no charge to attend the workshop.
This workshop is open to community members aged over 18 years.
The program helps participants recognise when a person may be having thoughts of suicide, and provides simple strategies to intervene and assist them.
Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance as well as support materials. Morning tea will be provided.
Please register your interesby going to: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wl-3149-wesley-lifeforce-suicide-prevention-4hr-workshop-norseman-wa-tickets-3082484995
Or leave your name and number at the Shire offices.
Spirit of the ANZAC Tour
HACCS and Community Development provided bus services to the Spirit of the ANZAC Tour which was based in Kalgoorlie between 30th January to 5th February 2017. This national tour was an amazing tribute to the men and women who served and continue to serve in our armed forces.
The interactive exhibition followed a chronological timeline starting from pre-First World War Australia to the present day. The displays of visuals, artefacts, audio and film where excellent and in some areas confronting, but it really did give you a personal feel into the lives of those soldiers.
Community Development looks forward to supporting seniors to attend such events for minimal or no cost. If you identify an event that is out of town that you think may be of interest to our senior please forward your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to see many of our community members at the Community Workshop held at the Norseman Town Hall Saturday 11th Febrauary 3-5pm. This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas about our community. There will be a number of topics discussed and the workshop session will be hosted by Puzzle Consulting.
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