Shire swaps names of two parks after error
Dandaragan Shire has moved to swap the names of two new parks.
The former Dibbler Park in Jurien Bay’s Middleton Boulevard will become Djidi Djerdalak Park, while the old Djidi Djerdalak Park in Beachridge Drive will be known as Dibbler Park. Shire minutes say someone had made a clerical error, resulting in the parks being named in the incorrect order.
“This is of importance as the Djidi Djerdalak winning name proposal was submitted by an immediate neighbouring landowner,” the minutes say.
“The fairy white-winged wren which the name represents in Aboriginal language is commonly seen within.”
Meanwhile the council has resolved to call the park in Alva Way Cervantes “Tranquilo Park” because that is what Cervantes people have always called it. DANDARAGAN NEW FIRE CONTROLLER Shane Elliss has been appointed Fire Control Officer for the Shire of Dandaragan. Mr Elliss is employed as the Shire’s community emergency services co-ordinator. UPPER GASCOYNE ROAD STILL CLOSED Ullawarra Road in Upper Gascoyne Shire remains officially closed as funds are not yet available to repair the surface after heavy vehicles damage.
Traffic on the road increased considerably as Hastings Technology Metals Limited began developing its Yangibana Rare Earths project.
Hastings executive chairman Charles Lew said the company was not solely responsible for the damage to the road because it was not its only user. Mr Lew said the company did, however, accept responsibility for any damage caused by its vehicles or that of its contractors.
In his report to the council, Shire chief executive John McCleary said the road remained closed to certain types of traffic and would not be reopened until works started on repairing the damage.
“The repairs are contingent on the Shire receiving the required compensation as identified by an independent engineering consultant,” he said.
Ullawarra Road is also the access road to Kennedy Range National Park. CARNARVON UNMANNED AIRPORT BOWSER Carnarvon Shire council has granted development approval to World Fuel Services to construct a 24-hour “unmanned” fuel bowser for planes at Carnarvon Airport.