A message from our Shire President Cr Paul Omodei
The festive season is upon us again and I wish all residents and visitors fun, laughter and happiness throughout the holiday period and always.
November and December always sees a full calendar of school graduations and end of year concerts. Congratulations to all students who have graduated this year, enjoy your break before heading into the next stage of your life’s.
2018 in reflection
Throughout 2018 we have seen some significant projects completed and have again been recognised with some well deserved awards. Pemberton drainage study was completed and Guppy Street and Hospital Avenue were resealed. Middleton Road was resealed near Northcliffe and in Walpole the Recreation Centre was fitted with a new playground and the Pioneer Park redevelopment is progressing. Earlier in the year we had the Queens Baton travel through the Shire, carried by some very deserving community members, and culminating in an enjoyable evening in the Heritage Park. Also in the Heritage Park we saw the opening of the Sandra Donovan Sound Shell, the Volunteer Hub and the re-opening of the State Timber Museum. The Wellness and Respite Community Centre opened its doors in April and is wonderful facility for the community. The new northern roundabout was opened in August and in November we turned the sod for the new SWEE building. The Shire of Manjimup in conjunction with East Manjimup Primary School were the winners of the Junior Primary School Category of the Banners in the Terrace competition held annually during Local Government Week. Also at Local Government week we picked up an award in the Children’s Environmental and Health Local Government Policy Awards, the award was presented to Sharon Wilkinson for her outstanding contribution to the organisation of the Young Women Empowered expo. In October the team at Manjimup Home and Community Care were recognised as finalists in the prestigious Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Awards.
Merry Christmas…. Paul