Firstly, Congratulations to our Waroona Cricket Club on your success this year. The grand final by all accounts was a great game and you managed to come through at the end and seal a victory. Well done to all involved and enjoy your time as the premiers of A Grade cricket team in the Peel region till next season. The Memorial Hall renovations are complete and were ahead of schedule. All the work on the building including the ceiling, painting, floor sanding and window treatments have given the hall a welcome freshen up and it was nice to see the Farmers’ Markets return to our town hall. The Waroona Recreation and Aquatic Centre held their Triathlon recently and congratulations to the organisers. Well done to all the competitors and I sincerely hope more events like this can be held in the future. I would like to encourage everyone to look at all the activities the Rec Centre offer from very young participants right through to our special seniors. I realise everyone seems to be busy but some innovative programmes are on offer at the Rec Centre and exercise at any level of fitness can be catered for by the staff and fitness instructors. Please have a look at what is on offer. Our Community has been blessed with some special volunteers over many years. All our Fire Brigades are fortunate enough to be led by some very special people and I thank Greg, Steve, Macca and our extraordinary Captain John. John Twaddle was the focus of a heartwarming personal story on Channel Nine recently and what an inspiration he is for volunteering in a community. We have as a Shire, been very fortunate to have had the commitment and leadership from Captain John for over 50 years. John Twaddle, our community is very proud of you and thanks you for all you do. At our March Council meeting we had a briefing from the Peel Biosecurity Group. This group formed a few years ago to focus on strategies and plans to help eradicate pests in our region. While the main target may be trying to control the virulent spread of really invasive plants like cotton bush and arum lillies, they also recognise the threat of foxes, rabbits and feral pigs. They are proposing to establish a $30 rate on all landowners in the peel region that own property that is greater in size than 1 hectare. The State Government is matching this proposed contribution on a dollar for dollar basis. Comments on the proposal are being sought shortly and I encourage anyone who wishes to have an input into this proposal to do so. It was heartening to see quite a lot of activity over the Easter Break. The main street in town had foot traffic and interested shoppers looking at what several businesses had to offer. Thank you for your endeavours in trying to revitalise the CBD with some retail and the colourful display you all offered. Please don’t forget that there are two ANZAC Day Services in Waroona on the 25th April at our War Memorial. The Dawn Service commences at 6am followed by a gun fire breakfast at the Hall. The Traditional late morning Service starts with a march at 10:45am from the Memorial Hall. All are welcome. I hope you all had a safe, happy and enjoyable Easter break spending time with family and friends. To all our school children, enjoy your holidays and stay safe.