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No.114 – Jan/Feb ‘14

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Roleystone Community Youth Workers Joyce Arnott Mob: 0408 956 559 or Stuart Hight Email: youth@roleycommunitychurch.org Roleystone Badminton Trudie 9397 6920 Roley Hall Tue 9.15-11am Wed 7.30-9.30pm Roleystone Girls’ Brigade Yvonne Waddell 9397 5153 Roleystone Girl Guides 4.30pm For girls 7-up Roxy Devlin 0412 657 166 RK Snr Cricket Club Graham Fuller (Pres) 0400 195 061, email: info@ roleystonekarragullencc.com.au, web: roleystonekarragullencc.com.au RK Jnr Cricket Club Katie Ross (Pres) 9496 2150, Tim Clarke (Sec) 9397 7313, Mike Cirillo (Treas & Reg) 9397 7604 or 0448 878 257, Julian Gonzalez (in2CRICKET co-ord) 9397 9101 www.rkjcc.org Roleystone Jnr Football Club Adam Hancock (Pres) 0429 353 019, Connie Saffioti (Reg) 9397 5191 www.rjfc.org.au Roleystone Snr Football Club Matthew Walkley (Pres) 0430 509 441, Lisa Casotti (Sec) 0400 980 116 www.roleystonessfc.org.au Roleystone Gymnastics Nicole Smith (Admin) 9496 1484 Email: roleystonegymnastics@hotmail.com, www.roleystonegymnastics.myclub.org.au Roleystone Womens Hockey Sue 9398 7426 Helen 9397 5939, 0438 923 477 Roleystone Tee-Ball & Baseball Club Inc. Sandy Johnson (Pres) 0419 875 277, Tanya Taylor (Reg) 0409 112 373 Organic Growers Assoc. meets 2nd Wednesday of the month Lisa 9399 2312 Roleystone Redback’s Little Athletics Club Boys & Girls U5-U17’s Train Mon & Wed 4.30pm - 5.30pm at RCC, Julie Jackson (Sec) 9496 0559 Roleystone Community Church 1 Croyden Rd Roleystone Minister David Bardsley Wk: 9397 5955 Hm: 9397 9303 Roleystone Schools P&C Amy Boughton (Sec) 9397 5559 1st Roleystone Scout Grp Karragullen Hall, Neil Munslow-Davies 9496 1998, Mark Thompson 9397 9185 St Christopher’s Anglican Church 9293 8273 Vishrant Buddhist Society weekly buddhist teaching meetings, for more info contact Dakini Williams 0438 831 883, email: dakini@vishrant.org or visit www.vishrant.org Community Garden Forum & Men’s Shed For more info call Chris Johnston 6396 0756 Child Health Nurse Thurs & Fri by appointment 9397 5813 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Weekly Day & Evening Sessions, Garth Scotford 9296 1497, kdbclub@bigpond.com Alcoholics Anonymous Meet every Sat at 7pm 9325 3566 Australian Sewing Guild Southern Hills Neighbourhood Grp meet 2nd Sun of the mth, Karen Anderson 9354 7806 Patchwork Quilting Friendship Days Lyn 9397 5207 The Rivercare Group Pat Hart 9496 1634 Armadale-Kelmscott Swimming Club info@akswimclub.org.au, Patty Blackwell (Pres) 9497 8197 (8am - 8pm) The House of Bamboo Carol 9397 7679 City of Armadale - Roleystone Ward Councillors Caroline Wielinga 0488 900 307, Cr.CWielinga@armadale.wa.gov.au, Grant Nixon 0418 449 611, grandem@iinet.net.au Roleystone Netball Club Vanessa Mason (President) 0437 779 927, Diane Bunten (Secretary) 0404 012 462 and Sharlene Warnes (Registrar) 9496 0452 Roleystone & Districts Basketball Registration open for all ages from 5.7.13. For Enquiries please contact Chris Webb 0414 166 401, Kirk Allnutt 0423 433 449 Darling Range Wildlife Shelter Hayward Rd Martin 9394 0885 Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre 9291 3900 Kanyana provides advice & assistance 24hrs a day, 7 days a week DEC’s Department of Environment and Conservation WildCare Hotline 9474 9055. WildCare hotline operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, diverting to after hrs numbers at nights & weekends, to provide immediate assistance Art Classes RNFC Mon-Tues & Thur 9496 1115 www.roleyfamilycentre.com.au Landscape Painting Tues 6.30-9.30pm Ian 9496 0034 Roleystone Lawn Bowls Gerry Chapman (Pres) 9397 5730 ISADD Intervention Services for Autism & Dev Delay Darryl Cooper 9397 5970 Kelm History Grp Congregational Church Rundle St Kelm Colleen 9495 4963 National Seniors Armadale Branch meet on the 1st Thurs of the mth RSL Hall Commerce Ave Armadale 10-12noon. Lots of interesting speakers all old & new members welcome.Ph: 9397 5880, 9390 2230 Hants & Dorset Social Club Iris Milton 9397 5449 Cat Sterilisation Society 9397 5062 9-4pm Mon-Wed Parents Without Partners Foothills Branch, Weekly Activities organised, Greg 0402 252 230, Marylena 0422 108 711 Bushfire Ready Groups Bedfordale-Ian Thompson 9399 3006, Kelmscott Hills-Peter Jago 0439 997 373, Roleystone-Chris Cairns 0417 983 019, Robert Littmann 0427 977 190, Craig Popperwell 0438 904 485 Black Cockatoo Preservation Society Wildlife Assistance call Louise Hopper 9390 2288 or email: louise@kaarakin.com Armadale Reptile Centre 308 South Western Hwy Wungong Ph: 9399 6927 Unplugged Acoustic Folk Roots & Blues Mel Young 9399 8493 Roleystone Child Health Centre 19 Wygonda Rd Thurs 11.30-12.30pm Ph: 9397 5813

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YOUR Region. YOUR Magazine. YOUR Valley Reporter. This month’s front cover is a reminder to be ever so careful with extreme and possibly catastrophic weather conditions predicted for Roleystone and our surrounding areas. The government’s televised “Are You Bushfire Ready” campaign should also be a prompt for you to have everything in place so you know what to do if a fire starts near you. Holiday events and celebrations are exciting times for family and friends to get together. However, don’t let your special occasion turn into a tragedy. Our roads are more crowded at holiday times so be mindful of others and have a safe and happy journey wherever you’re going. Have you wanted to start a new hobby for a while? Have you been in awe at what some people have made or done as a result of their hobby? Then learn something new and get started. It’s easier than you think at McFarleane House Learning Centre Inc. They have a range of classes on offer that are suitable for anyone. Give them a ring on 9394 0233. Also, the local Roleystone Family Centre has many interesting and worthwhile courses on offer for all ages. For more information, go to www. roleyfamilycentre.com.au. The Valley Reporter has had the opportunity to feature some very special and successful people within our community this month. Kelsie Anderson has gone from strength to strength in

pursuing an acting career, and soon you will get the chance to see her in action. Turn to page 5 for further details. Lily Campbell is another champion. She is just the second local Roleystone Gymnastics girl to be accepted into the Western Australia Institute of Sport. But, unfortunately this achievement comes at a price. Sponsors are required to help make her achievements that little bit easier, so if you think you may be able to help, go to page 11 for full contact details. What’s your New Year’s resolution? With all that turkey, trimmings, alcohol and confectionary it really does broaden the waistline at this time of year. So most would say “I want to get fit in 2014”, and thankfully Joanne James from GoFigure Pilates may just have what you are looking for. Shop Smart, Shop Local! and give her a call today (featured on page 14). Also, Pam Bailey will be running a workshop focusing on how to achieve your health and fitness goals this year. Go to page 3 for more information. Alternatively, you could lend a hand to the crew at Roleybushcare and participate in their next Dieback field day on the 9th of March. Do you know someone who has a hobby or special interest? Then the Valley Reporter would love to feature them, but we need you to tell us who they are. Any age counts. Who is our community legend? Fiona Newland, Editor and Publisher.

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“Nutrition in Balance” is a new clinic based at Yes2Life in Armadale, and Roleystone resident Pam Bailey is running a workshop to help you set and achieve your health and fitness goals for 2014. At this time of year we can be very enthusiastic about getting fit, losing weight or simply getting healthy, but keeping those resolutions going is another matter. This workshop will provide tips and hints to help you achieve your goals. Healthy snacks will be provided along with free recipes and the tools you need to succeed. Pam is a Clinical Nutritionist focusing on the link between health and diet, with an emphasis on identifying the root cause of a health problem. Once the cause has been identified, she works with her clients to develop a plan to address the situation. “The body has an amazing ability to heal itself; you just need to provide the right conditions to facilitate that healing. My goal is to help you create the right conditions,” says Pam. She provides personal consultations and regular workshops at Yes2Life. Pam is also available to talk to community groups and people in the workplace about health and nutrition. “Most people are surprised at how their health can be improved, just by making changes to their diet and general lifestyle. It’s about taking a holistic approach and it’s definitely not a one-size-fits-all approach.” For workshop bookings, call Yes2Life on 9498 3788. Contact Pam for general information on 0452 464 818 or email: nibalance@aapt.net.au, Facebook: www. facebook.com/nutritioninbalanceperth.

The next field day will be held on March 9th, 2014. It is to be a continuing of the Dieback treatment that started in September at Warwick Savage Reserve, Simons Drive, Roleystone. Entry to the Reserve will be via Simons Drive. Signs will indicate the location of the trailer. Treatment will commence at 9.00am and will finish at 12.00pm. Participants will be able to borrow the equipment to treat

their own trees against die back. New volunteers are always welcome. If you require any further information, please visit our website at www.roleybushcare. com.au. This and other information is also shown on the notice board at the Roleystone Shopping Centre. Morning tea will, as usual, be provided. Hope to see you there. Horst Seecamp

NEW YEARS RESOLUTION = LEARN SOMETHING NEW For over 35 years, McFarleane House Learning Centre Inc. has enabled men and women in the community of Gosnells and surrounding areas to join together in mutual friendship, learn basic computer skills and enjoy one-on-one laptop sessions. From gift card making for all occasions, sewing, creating a wall hanging or stitching a heritage quilt to learning a new language and relaxing at Craft and Chat, our tutors are here to assist you and make your stay enjoyable. We are offering 3 new classes in 2014: • “Sew-n-Sew”: BYO project. • Knitting and Crochet: Make yourself an original design jumper.

• Craft: Recycling – amazing ideas. Classes fill quickly and our enrolment days are 4th; 5th and 6th February between 10am – 1pm at 27 Wheatley Street, Gosnells. All fees payable on enrolment. Cash or cheque only. If you have any questions or require more information, please phone 9394 0233 or e-mail mcfarhouse@ netspace.net.au.

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in order to avoid a repeat of the 2011 Roleystone-Kelmscott fires. In the event of a fire: • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings. • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames. • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible. • Read through your bushfire survival plan. • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse. • Be extremely careful when driving through the area. • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly. • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions. • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears. • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222. • Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209 or listen to news bulletins to keep up to date. References: www.ses-wa.asn.au and areyouready.wa.gov.au.

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s easy to book a memorable celebration for you and your loved one at local restaurants Views 101 and Roley’s on the Ridge. Below is a taste of their mouth watering menus that will serve as the perfect backdrop for your special night. At Views 101, the set menu begins with a shared platter of shaved calamari and caper jam, soft shell crab with watermelon and goat curd, pork belly with citrus salad salsa, chicken liver pate with smoked eggplant dip and garlic crostini. To follow, you have the choice of a gorgeous Chicken Roulade consisting of parma ham, asparagus and goats cheese served with piped truffle polenta finished with Jerusalem artichoke foam sauce, or a Beef Trio of fillet mignon, braised cheek and beef croquette served with celeriac and leek puree on bacon dill rosti topped with port jus and toffee onion. The three-course meal ends with a shared dessert with these three things on the platter; a Grand Marnier chocolate mousse with candied orange, a Raspberry pavlova crumble or a Baileys white chocolate brûlée. The price is $75 per person. However, for something more relaxing, you can try their special picnic basket on the lawn: antipasto with lamb ribs, arancini balls, pate, smoked salmon, tomato chutney with garlic and chive loaf and smoked Danish cheese, brie and vintage cheddar with strawberries, raspberry chutney and crackers. The price of $60 per person is based on a picnic basket for two (Fully Licensed, BYO rug).

There will be live music by Victoria Corcoran on the terrace from 6pm. To book your table, please call 9397 9969 before they run out. At Roley’s on the Ridge, your Valentine’s Dinner menu begins with a choice of saffron and lime tiger prawns with avocado salsa and crisp Parmesan wafer, or pumpkin and spinach arancini with tomato and herb sauce. Next, there is a delicious chicken breast served with Israeli couscous, green beans and an orange butter sauce, or you can indulge in a pistachio crusted lamb rump on saffron mashed potato, broccolini, creamy rosemary sauce and spiced carrot fritters. For dessert, there will be a rich chocolate tart with vanilla cream and flambéed strawberries. The price is $75 per person (Fully Licensed, no BYO). Please advise of any special dietary requests upon booking. Seats are limited, so get in fast and email roleysontheridge@ hotmail.com.

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in a mess, as well as report persons that dump rubbish on another verge without permission. If possible the reports should provide the City with information, including a vehicle description and registration, time, date and details of items dumped, to enable the City to take action. “I would remind residents that unsorted piles or unsuitable junk will not be collected. There are many things we can collect, but some rubbish is just not suitable, so it is important that people follow the guidelines set out in the Junk Collection flyer. “If the junk is properly sorted, the City is able to recycle about a third, which keeps collection costs down and reduces waste to landfill. “By working together, we can all help keep our City tidy during the verge collections that we all find so useful,” said Mayor Zelones. Residents without a verge should contact Waste Services to register an alternative site. For further information call the City’s Waste Services team on 9399 0124.

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In response to feedback and comments received from residents regarding the sometimes unsightly state of streets during junk collections, the City of Armadale has introduced changes to collection time frames, which will be effective immediately. Residents are to only place junk on the verge during the weekend immediately prior to their junk collection date. Rubbish is to be placed on the householder’s verge according to the instructions contained in the Junk Collection flyer, which will be delivered to residents prior to the collection. As always, Litter infringements can and will be issued if junk is placed on the verge prior to the specified date, is placed in an area not allocated for junk collection, contains unacceptable items or is placed on another verge without permission of the owner. Televisions and computers are not accepted in the junk collection. These may however be disposed of for free at the Armadale Landfill Site in Hilbert. Mayor Henry Zelones said the City is urging residents to act as eyes on the street and report any scavengers leaving piles

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from various ethnic groups synonymous with New Zealand culture, for example, Hangi, Chop Suey, Pani Popo, Pineapple Pies and Cook Island Donuts. We also had craft and apparel stalls,” explained Pettania Hohaia, Stalls Coordinator. Because approximately 70,000 Kiwis have made Western Australia their home, these events are in high attendance. They give ex-pat Kiwis the opportunity to get a taste of the home that they sorely miss and showcase their culture to Perth friends and family. “We believe these events help Kiwis settle because it gives them a sense of identity and belonging, especially around this time of year” said Tanya Leituala, Volunteers coordinator. “We were overwhelmed by the support from sponsors and the community which brought the event to life. We would like to thank Chris Ellison from the New Zealand Consulate for making a personal donation, sponsorship from businesses including Helping Kiwi’s Buy Perth, HalfKast Design, New Zealous Music, Creative Marquees, Adventure Time Bouncy Castles, Kalamunda IGA as well as local Federal MP Ken Wyatt for all their support,” said Cat Brown. To keep up to date with more KIWA events, please visit the following web sites: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kiwisinperth/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/BrownBrosEvents/345381568930335


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Does 50+ sunscreen give more protection? Choosing a sunscreen for the whole family is not always easy. Factors impacting on choice of sunscreen are length of time in the sun, age of user, skin allergies and physical activity levels. The new 50+ sunscreens are simply the old 30+ sunscreens repackaged. Old sunscreens were always 50+ but companies could not advertise as such. These new sunscreens still need to be applied every 3-4 hours. Sunscreens are classified as either broad or narrow spectrum according to their sun protection Factor (SPF). Broad spectrum sun screen protects from both UVA and UVB radiation. The SPF factor measures how good a sunscreen is at providing protection from UVB rays. SPF 50+ simply means the sunscreen will give you 51 times your normal protection. The amount of UVB radiation required to produce the first signs of reddening on fair unprotected skin is compared to the amount of radiation required to produce the first signs of reddening with sunscreen applied. The comparison is the SPF factor. In reality an SPF 15 blocks about 94% UV, and SPF 50 about 97% UV. Sunscreens contain both chemical and physical agents to block UV radiation. The physical agents used are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. These agents are not broken down or chemically altered by the radiation therefore can be used long term. An example of this is cricketers plastering their lips thickly with white Zinc Oxide cream. There are many different chemical

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SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS CONNECTION Roleystone has a local connection to the Sochi Winter Olympics with local residents Graeme and Pat Hart’s son Michael attending as the Catering Manager for CNN. The involvement with CNN (Cable Network News) began with the Sydney Olympics, making this Michael’s eighth Olympics. Michael arrived in Sochi early January to begin the task of overseeing the set-up preparations. Sochi will have 5 locations for ice sports, while the Krasnaya Polyana Mountains in Georgia will have 6 locations for snow and sliding sports. At this time of the year, the temperatures are not quite cold enough for the Russian resort location to have ice or snow. Sochi is located on the edge of the Black Sea and has a population of about 400,000.


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and fun. BOOST Summer Improv Intensive for Teens runs 10am to 4pm, January 20 to 24, and helps empower 15 to 18-yearolds with improv skills and games, culminating in a live improv show, to develop a mindset that will help with all aspects of their lives. For those who cannot commit to the whole week, participants can choose to do one or more days of the program. “Very often, teenagers have an enormous capacity for creativity, but is not recognised by adults who want good marks and conformity above all,” said BOOST trainer Chris Bedding. “The program is so valuable because it’s designed to help young people overcome the hurdles in their mind that get in the way of them trying new things,” added fellow trainer Esther Longhgurst. Another program, DEUCE: Improv Duos Course, runs 7pm to 9.30pm February 3, 10, 17 and 24 and helps creative partners develop structures, formats, styles and depth of character while exploring the nature of their partnership through improvisation. For more details on courses and to book, go to www.justimprovise.com.au. The Mount Lawley Bowling Club is on the corner of Storthes and Rookwood Streets, Mount Lawley.

Connect Armadale app online Connected Communities Armadale (Inc) invites you to be part of the growing, progressive and modern City of Armadale. What better way to support your community than by using the services in your community. The App is free to download for iPhone and iPad users from the Apple App store. Our target audience is the 70,000 residents of the City of Armadale and the 200,000 residents of the Southeast Metropolitan region. You can find it by scanning the QR code below or searching the Apple App store for ‘Connect Armadale’. The value of the App will grow as more businesses join the only Smartphone App serving an entire LG community. So download the App now and start using it today. Business enquiries can be made to Ccai-info@ bigpond.com. Scan QR code for Connect Armadale:

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If you’ve ever wanted to be more spontaneous, Just Improvise has special summer classes at Mount Lawley Bowling Club to help adults and teenagers with improvisational skills. Headed by national improvisation champion and WA Academy of Performing Arts improvisation lecturer Glenn Hall, Just Improvise is Perth’s premier improvisation training provider. After training and performing with some of the world’s best in Germany, Hall recently returned to WA. “Just Improvise is passionate about applying improv skills to all stages of life because the skills are definitely transferable,” Hall said. “I have been teaching improvisation to actors and non-actors for 20 years. When I teach adult courses for non-actors, I always ask why they’re here. Invariably, most participants will respond with ‘I want to get out of my comfort zone’. The JUMP: Intro to Improv Masterclass from 10am to 3pm, January 19, is designed to help adults develop the attitude, approach and mindset required for effective improvisation. It gives individuals the chance to experience ideas such as failing happily, being obvious to seem creative and trying less to achieve more, while encouraging fearlessness, collaboration, commitment, positivity

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2pm to 5pm, the younger visitors will be the focus, with a number of activities on the planning board. With the potential sale and redevelopment of the old Primary School site, there is much discussion and negotiation underway to obtain a new permanent home. However, the location of the first market will be Cross Park. The Market Committee is looking forward to continuing the fantastic community support they enjoyed in 2013, but don’t be surprised to see more non-locals visiting: the reputation of our Market is spreading! If you are a local artisan interested in having a stall, or a not for profit organisation interested in managing a stall to raise funds, then check out our Facebook page, email us on roleystonemarkets@outlook.com or contact Lorraine on 0400 258 681.

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The Roleystone Market Committee said farewell to the highly successful inaugural year of the Markets with a sundowner at the Roleystone Country Club, thanking all those individuals and community groups who supported them so magnificently during 2013. The success of the markets has significantly exceeded the expectations of the small group of ladies on the Committee, and stall holders and visitors alike clearly demonstrated their appreciation with increased numbers of visitors, and stall holders wanting to sign up for 2014 half way through 2013. The first twilight market of 2014 will be held on Sunday 2nd March from 2pm to 8pm. Once again it will be a marriage of music and market, with the Roleystone Musicians Club stepping on to the stage to entertain us from 5pm to 8pm. From

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• State’s aerial firefighting fleet has largest ever water capacity • $12million invested to support firefighters on the ground Western Australia’s aerial firefighting ensure they are bushfire ready.” fleet will have a greater water bombing Investments in WA’s aerial firefighting capacity than ever before as the State fleet are made in partnership with the enters a predicted severe bushfire season. State and Federal Governments. Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan recently welcomed the fleet’s ‘heavy said the Commonwealth contributed artillery’, the Erikson Aircrane, which $2.6million this year to Western Australia arrived in Perth for its third season. through the National Aerial Firefighting “The aircrane is part of a new-look fleet Arrangements. that now has a total water bombing The arrangements are an example of the capacity of 48,600 litres, making it more co-operative approach taken between effective than ever,” Mr Francis said. the Commonwealth and the States “The investment in the aerial firefighting and Territories in sharing specialised fleet reinforces the ‘Are You Ready’ resources and addressing the nation’s message to the community and the bushfire risk. Government’s commitment to bushfire Fact File preparedness. Last bushfire season the • The State Government contributes fleet protected more than 250 homes.” $9.4m and the Federal Government The aerial firefighting fleet, which is contributes $2.6m to the aerial fleet. jointly managed by the Department of • The fleet includes the Erickson Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Aircrane, six Bell 214B Helitacs, eight and the Department of Parks and Wildlife fixed-wing water bomber aircraft, six (DPaW), comprises 22 rotary and fixed Air Attack Supervisor platforms, and wing water bombers. one Air Intelligence helicopter. The DFES/DPaW State Operations • Last season, the rotary fleet completed Air Desk, a dedicated unit at the DFES 2,500 drops and protected more than Emergency Services Complex, has 250 homes. been enhanced to help dispatch and co- • The fixed wing water bombers ordinate water bombing operations. completed 2,200 missions including Acting Environment Minister John Day water drops and fire detection missions. said the air desk, which operated seven • More information to prepare days a week during summer, helped fire for bushfires can be found at agencies respond to bushfires across www.areyouready.wa.gov.au. the State with aircraft based in Perth, Ref: www.dpaw.wa.gov.au. Published: Bunbury, Busselton, Manjimup and Wednesday, 18 December 2013. Albany. (below) DPaW uses American Champion “The eight fixed wing water bombers, Scouts for bushfire detection and which are also used to spot potential suppression support. bushfires, will be assisted by a new $70,000 sponsorship from Western Power to enable rapid detection and response to bushfires,” Mr Day said. “The fire detection services of these aircraft are essential resources to help overcome the challenge of WA’s size and varied terrain. “While State Government agencies are doing all they can to prepare for the bushfire season, people need to play their part and


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Each month between February and June, a new culture will be on display and a new gourmet recipe will be cooked in front of a live audience. The first workshop is on Thursday 27 February with a fusion of Indian cooking and cultural delights. City of Gosnells Mayor Dave Griffiths said the City was proud to celebrate its cultural diversity and the World on a Plate series was a great platform. “With more than one third of the local community born overseas, this is a great opportunity to explore some of the many cultures that make up our multicultural City,” said Mayor Griffiths. These free cultural exchange workshops share insights into different cultures and cooking traditions and equip participants with the skills to cook a new international dish at home. World on a Plate has a new home in 2014 at Southern River College on Southern River Road, Gosnells. The college has fantastic amenities including a well-equipped kitchen, spacious eating areas and convenient parking. Future dates for the World on a Plate series include Thursday 27 March (Mexican), Thursday 10 April (Austrian), Thursday 29 May (Sudanese) and Thursday 26 June (Japanese). Bookings are essential and will be taken from Monday 13 January 2014. Due to the popularity of the series, only one workshop booking per person is allowed. Residents are urged to choose their favourite cuisine or a dish they would love to learn to cook and book early to avoid disappointment. To secure your place, please call the City’s Community Development office on 9397 3121 or email afinch@gosnells.wa.gov.au. Ref: www.gosnells.wa.gov.au. Published on Monday 30 December, 2013.

AMALGAMATION OR BOUNDARY CHANGE: KEEP THEM IN THE DARK It’s interesting driving down Armadale Road and seeing signs expressing concerns from the City of Cockburn residents who have been told they will be amalgamated into the Town of Kwinana. Meanwhile, Serpentine-Jarrahdale residents, City of Canning residents and residents in other areas are expressing similar concerns. However, all is quiet from the top as we wait for the Government appointed committee to make their recommendations. All is extremely quiet at the City of Armadale after making their submission to the appointed committee unavailable to ratepayers. So, I presume they decided that if you don’t tell anyone the implications then there is nothing for them to be concerned about; keeping them in the dark is the best way to manage this situation. This is 2014, not 1914. Councillors who represent us know what is in the submission, but they are sworn to secrecy. Why? I have asked questions formally through a Council meeting but have had very little satisfaction in the responses. Some may agree with how the City of Armadale is managing this proposal, but I find it very affronting. It shows disrespect to all ratepayers who have a right to know what the implications, both positive and negative, will be for us all.

ANSTEY- KEANE WETLAND CHALLENGE FINAL STAGES The threat of having the Anstey-Keane Wetland in Forrestdale dissected by a road is entering its final stages with a Public Environmental Review out for comment by the EPA. For the last 7 years, the Friends of Forrestdale Lake have undertaken a prolific and detailed awareness effort to heighten the values of this outstanding wetland and outline the implications that will arise if the

City of Armadale creates a road through it. Personally, I believe there are no real grounds to proceed with this road. The original case put forward by the City talked about saving greenhouse gases by reducing 4 minutes of travel time, hence encouraging Piara and Harrisdale residents to shop in Armadale. They are now stating that it will attract more people to the large light industrial area currently being constructed in Armadale. I encourage you to go to the web site www. forrestdalefriends.com.au and see the map of the wetland and proposed road. Note the four-lane Ranford Road one side and Armadale Road the other side. Look up a larger map and see how close these residents are to Cockburn Central Shopping Centre and their light industrial park, how close they are to Livingston Shopping Centre, Ranford Road Shopping Centre and Bunnings. Why would this road make any real difference? If the environment is not your concern, then consider the financial implications for the City. In a recent article, Cr. Wielinga quoted $2Million – this is mainly money collected from our rates. There are many other areas that this huge amount of money could be spent, such as lowering this year’s rates. The original Council item for this road was not supported by the then Environmental Officer Ron van Delft for numerous environmental concerns. The majority of councillors who approved the road are no longer serving as Councillors. In my opinion, the need for this road is not substantiated and the environmental consequences are of real concern. I do not believe the City of Armadale has given any substantial reasons to proceed with the road, and our Councillors should voice their concerns to not proceed. Your support through a submission or signing the Friends of Forrestdale petition would be of great assistance. Pat Hart.


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house cleaner uses your cleaning products and vacuum cleaner Dianne 0403 731 007

Prices subject to change without further notice. ©Kiwi Enterprises (WA) P/L as the Trustee of the Newland Family Trust t/as The VALLEY Reporter

FOR SALE Painted Saws with Australian scenes, make gd presents $30ea 9390 4953

babysitter Available. Reliable & mature 17yo Roleystone area, call Verity 0468 825 596, 9397 5087

other IMPORTANT NUMBERS: 000 Fire or Life Threatening Emergencies, 13 25 00 SES Assistance,1300 657 209 Emergency Information, Armadale Police 9399 0222, Healthdirect Hotline 1800 022 222, Poison Information Centre 13 11 26, Western Power 13 13 51, Alinta Gas 13 13 51, Telstra 13 22 03, Roleystone Volunteer Fire Services (Robbie van Uden) 9397 5406, CoA Ranger Services 9399 0111 or 1300 886 885, Smoky Vehicle Reporting 1800 076 659, Synergy (faulty street lights) 1800 622 008, Water Corporation 13 13 75, Mensline 1300 789 978, Family Helpline & Domestic Violence 1800 643 000, Samaritans 9381 5555, Life Line 13 11 14, Relationships Australia 1300 364 277, Quitline 13 78 48, Prostate Cancer Foundation 1800 220 099, Suicide Helpline 1300 362 787, Cancer Helpline 13 11 20, Drug Information 1800 069 700, Gamblers Assist 1800 633 635, Mens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 000 599, Womens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 007 339, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800, For Passenger Assistance on Transperth Train Services 1800 800 022, Illegal Dumping Hotline 1300 766 541, Main Roads Road Closure Information 13 81 38, Education Department Security SchoolWatch 1800 177 777, Ngala Helpline for families with babies & young children 8am-8pm 7 days a week 9368 9368 WA country access 1800 111 546, CoA Hotline for reporting anti-social behaviour 1300 597 076


What’s On

– your local community calendar

Your not-for-profit event or activity can be listed here FREE and is open to local community and sporting groups courtesy of The Valley Reporter 

 Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull St, Armadale

Ph: 9399 0410 www.visitarmadale.com.au

 Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone 

A FANTASTIC WAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN  TO ENJOY A VARIETY OF FUN AND SAFE TOYS, PUZZLES & GAMES

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ROLEYSTONE GUMNUT PLAYGROUP

A SAFE, FUN PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. SESSIONS MONDAY TO FRIDAY REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL contact our new registrar Call Registrar Marie Hoffmann CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR ROBYN DAWSON 9397 7116 kym graham 9397 9158 BATHGATE 9498 1968 onCAROLYN 0404 996 670

Roleystone Karragullen Seniors Club (Inc) 46 Jarrah Road, Roleystone Phone : 9496 3166 E-mail: rksc@iinet.net.au

We are an energetic group of “Over 50’s” and some of our regular activities for members are: • Mahjong • Book Club • Indoor Bowls • Cards • Members Lending Library THE CLUB IS NOW OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY – REFER TO CALENDAR FOR ACTIVITIES

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we are 1.45-2.30pmand & Sat Openopen WedTues 11.30am-12.15pm 9.30-10.30am during the school term. Sat during school term. ALL9.30am-10.30am ENQUIRIES PLEASE PHONE Any please call 9496 or Callenquiries BelindaWHITEHEAD Bloxsome 0438 8841115 601 HEATHER 9496 0119 email roleystonetoylibrary@yahoo.com.au email roleystonetoylibrary@yahoo.com.au

Ph: 9496 1171 www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, Roleystone Ph: 9397 9000 www.araluenresort.com.au Brackenridge Village & Roleystone Village Cnr of Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone. Enjoy great food, wine, jewellery, giftware, unique arts and crafts, organic food, beauty and an art gallery Karragullen Expo October 2014 – 9293 7132, 0418 939 134, www.karragullenexpo.org.au SmokeFree WA Kelmscott Annual Show October 2014 Rushton Prk, Kelm 9495 4001, info@kelmscottshow.com.au Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2014 Ph: 9293 8263 Email: pbsclub@bigpond.com Roleystone Sunday Markets 8:30am-12:30pm New & PreLoved items, held out the front of the RK Seniors Club 46 Jarrah Rd Roleystone. Come along & support this monthly event (2nd Sunday of the month) For stall holder details please give Christine Kent a call on 9397 5047 Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Hwy Roleystone. For Bookings Phone: 9397 5730 www.roleystonetheatre.com.au Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone Ph: 9397 7899 Kalamunda District Bridge Club holds weekly day and evening sessions for both competitive and social bridge. A beginners’ course commences in October 7pm. Contact Garth Scotford 9296 1497 or email: kdbclub@bigpond.com Armadale Society of Artists meets on the first Thursday of the month, starting 7pm at Creyk Park Pavillion Waltham Rd, Armadale. All welcome Ph: 0407 249 565 Roleystone Community Alive Group meetings held at the Roleystone Family Centre, 19 Wygonda Rd Roleystone. For further enquiries call Joyce Arnott 0434 727 470 Vishrant Buddhist Society, Vishrant holds weekly public meetings, Thursday evenings 8-10pm, Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre. Call Dakini Williams 0438 831 883 If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section feel free to submit your contact details E: thevalleyreporter@iinet.net.au

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ROLEYSTONE TENNIS CLUB (EST. 1944)

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

Social TenniS iS7pm-8.30pm played aT The club • Social Tennis Monday nights • Wednesday mornings adulTS; WedneSday morningS from 9am 9am onwards • Friday mornings 9am-11am (run through Family Centre with Creche) • Sunday afternoons 2pm-4pm and Junior TenniS

COURTS FOR HIRE DAY OR NIGHT

Bookings and and keys for public court hire are available through Bookings through the the Roleystone Video Network Store, Jarrah Shops - 9496 Roleystone VideoRoad Phone: 9496 16161616. POBox Box172 172Kelmscott KelmscottWA WA 6991. roleytennisclub@iinet.net.au PO 6991. E: Email: roleystonetennisclub@yahoo.com.au. Wendy Tucker Shearwood(Sec.) (Sec.)9496 9397 5305 Graham Boase(Pres.) (Pres.)9397 94966620, 3220,Graham Tracey Backhouse 0053, Helen Mantle (Treas.) Virginia Bird (Club (Club Capt.) Capt.)9397 93906620 7668 John Meharry (Treas.)9390 9397 2335 6536,&Wendy Tucker

Old Primary School - Robin Road 9am - 1:30pm Tues, Thurs & Sat Chris: 0427 462 921 Phil: 0429 688 844 www.roleymensshed.com.au

KARATE-DO KOFUKAN KARATE-DO KARATE-DO INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL KOFUKAN

ROLEYSTONE DOJO DOJO ROLEYSTONE Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Confidence, Respect & Discipline Confidence, Respect & Discipline Improve your personal well being & Improve your personal well being & Improve your social awareness Improve yourPh. social9397 awareness Enquiries 5688 Enquiries Ph. 9397 or 0419 946 6615688

KIDS ADULT KIDS Qualified Karate ADULT CLASSES CLASSES or Instructor 0419 946& 661 NCAS Accredited

CLASSES Qualified Karate & NCAS Accredited CLASSES FreeInstructor créche available Free créche available

Training Days Roleystone Hall Training Times & Thursdays Cnr Roleystone Wygonda &Hall Jarrah Tuesdays Jnrs (5-12yrs)Times 5-6pm 6-7pm Training Days Training during school holidays Snrs Snrs(13yrs (13yrs&&older) older)6-7.30pm 7-8pm Rds, Roleystone Closed Tuesdays & Thursdays

Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah

Jnrs (5-12yrs) 5-6pm

Check the Website for January Date

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testimoniAl 2 December 2013 Dear Maggie, I would like to thank you and your team at Maggie Burke Real Estate for the efficiency with which you sold my house. You were a pleasure to work with at every stage, from your initial suggestions on what needed to be done to improve presentation, through to visiting after the sale was completed to ensure I was completely happy. The photography was superb because you took the trouble to employ an experienced photographer and I was delighted to find your service even included supplying some pieces of furniture to ensure every room was displayed to its full potential. The house sold far more quickly that I expected and for a price I was satisfied with. Throughout the process I was kept fully informed of developments by you or by a member of your friendly, efficient team. I couldn’t have asked for better service. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone

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considering selling their home. Kind regards, Keith Roberts Rd, Kelmscott

We carry no more than 8 listings and service them with 3 qualified reps

t: 9496 1122 f: 9496 1120 m: 0419 939 110

“Always impeccable service”

538 Brookton Highway Roleystone WA 6111 email: office@maggieburke.com.au web: maggieburke.com.au


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