Shire swaps names of two parks af­ter er­ror

Midwest Times - - NEWS - Ge­off Vi­vian

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.

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