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Community Contacts Roleystone Badminton Club Trudie 9397 6920 Roleystone Hall Tues 9.15-11am, Wed 7.30-9.30pm Roleystone Girls’ Brigade Yvonne 9397 5153 RK Snr Cricket Club Graham Fuller (Pres) 0400 195 061 RK Jnr Cricket Club Donna 0402 221 448, Cathy 9397 5942, in2cricket Jnrs 5-9yrs Mike 0448 878 257 Roleystone Jnr Football Club Sean Ashby (Pres) 9496 1421 Roleystone Snr Football Club Sean Kenworthy (Pres) 0407 768 020, Email: Roleystone Gymnastics Melanie Berson (Pres) 0437 057 642, Email: Phone (Gym) 9496 1484 Roleystone Women’s Hockey Club Sue 9398 7426, Helen 9397 5939 / 0438 923 477 Roleystone Tee-Ball & Baseball Club Inc. Craig Edmonds (Pres) 0409 114 683, Sandy (Reg) 0419 875 277 Organic Growers Assoc. meets 2nd Wed of the mth Lisa 9399 2312 Roleystone Redback’s Little Athletics Club Boys & Girls U6-U17’s Ph: Sarah 0408 959 436 or Alyce 0430 835 047 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 Joanne Meuli 9496 0290 St Christopher’s Anglican Church 9293 8273 Child Health Nurse Thurs & Fri by appointment 9397 5813 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Weekly Day & Evening Sessions, Contact Andy Leal 9291 6451 or email: Roleystone Gumnut Playgroup Kym Graham (Reg) 9397 9158 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 The House of Bamboo Carol 9397 7679 City of Armadale - Roleystone Ward Councillors Pat Hart 9496 1634, Caroline Wielinga 0488 900 307, Roleystone Netball Club Vanessa Mason (Pres), Amy Boughton (Reg) 9397 5559 and Diane Bunten (Sec) 0404 012 462 Roleystone & Districts Basketball Chris Webb 0414 166 401, Kirk Allnutt 0423 433 449 Training @ Roleystone Basketball Crts Fri 5pm Darling Range Wildlife Shelter 9394 0885 Armadale Toastmasters meets every Tues 6.30pm Armadale PS Peter Law 0408 936 623, email: 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. The WildCare telephone hotline operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, diverting to after hours numbers at nights & weekends, to provide immediate assistance Roleystone Guides Suellen Mackay 9496 1375 Zumba Thurs 7-8pm held at the Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre, Anne Marie 9397 7005 Landscape Painting Tues 6.30-9.30pm Ian 9496 0034 Roleystone Lawn Bowls Gerry Chapman (Pres) 9397 5730 ISADD Intervention Services for Autism & Development Delay, Darryl Cooper 9397 5970 Kelmscott History Group meet at the Congregational Church Rundle St Kelmscott, Colleen 9496 1817 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 Pearl Sibley 9496 1243 Cat Sterilisation Society 9397 5062 9-4pm Mon-Wed Parents Without Partners Foothills Branch, Weekly Activities organised, enquiries call Greg 0402 252 230, Marylena 0422 108 711


YOUR Region. YOUR Magazine. YOUR Valley Reporter. Fiona Newland – EDITOR/PUBLISHER As you can see from the cover of this month’s magazine, the latest Valley Reporter is all to do with SPRING! The fine weather has finally begun to arrive, so why not get into the great outdoors and enjoy some of the walks planned for around our area, or soak up the sunshine at one of the Araluen Botanic Park’s School Activities with the children. There should be no excuses, there’s something for everyone to do out in the nature. Don’t forget, Christmas is just around the corner, and The Valley Reporter has some great Christmas gift ideas inside this bumper issue for you to consider. Make sure you mark down St Christopher’s Christmas Fair on Saturday 25th of November in your calendar. There will be plenty of home-made goodies on offer at the stalls for those keen to grab a bargain. Don’t forget that September is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to coincide with this, there are some fantastic fundraising events to look out for

in your neighbourhood. Please show your support and give generously. Inside this issue you’ll see some local accomplishments that are sure to inspire and motivate you. Local artist, illustrator and author Katy Jiang has just self-published her own illustrated children’s book, and has plans to publish more in the future. Read about her story on page 9. If you are thinking of updating your current motor vehicle, or just want some friendly words of advise, then you’re sure to find what you’re looking for from Ian Owen’s friendly and honest team at Range Ford Maddington. Turn to page 13 for his contact details. Our Roley Riders have been at it again at the Rainbow Riding School, so make sure you get a chance to read about all of their successes and farewells on page 26 and 27. This issue sees some new advertising faces coming to The Valley Reporter, including Carly Storey for Beginner Guitar Lessons, Genesis in the Hills


for all articles, pictures and advertising for “The Valley Reporter’s” next issue is set for no later than 12 noon on Thursday 13 October Delivered at your door 3rd WEEK of Every Month Issue dates: 20 October 17 November 15 December 19 January

Vegetarian Restaurant and Café, Rosharne’s Unique Giftware, Darling Range Tree Services, Grime Scene Clean, Armadale Mower World, Pure Water Systems and CliniCare Hearing Solutions, who are now offering their services at Roleystone Family Medical Centre. Please show your support to them, and remember to shop smart, by shopping local. For all those who are still unaware, the Valley Reporter is very excited about our expansion into the online world, which will allow our valued readers to still enjoy reading our issues even if they miss their copy or get a wet and soggy magazine. Please log onto our website for the current and past issues if you feel like it!


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The VALLEY Reporter considers its “Inbox Letters to the Editor” section to be a very important public forum. We make every effort to publish all letters, with those from persons in our readership area taking precedence. All letters to the editor must contain the writers full name, home address and daytime telephone number so the editor may contact the writer if there is a question or concern. For The VALLEY Reporter’s “Inbox Letters to the Editor” full list of guidelines go to;

Response to Cr Hart’s letter I was disconcerted by ex-Cr Hart’s letter (VR #85 Aug/Sept‘11 pge 10). She seems to be insinuating a youth-vs-aged paradigm about this important issue which not only does not exist, but is inappropriate in our caring community. I know of many Roleystone residents who are extremely appreciative of the efforts and contributions made by our senior members over the years. I also note that many supporters of the retention of the Robin Road green and treed surrounds are members of our older demographic. The current movement towards retaining the oval and treed perimeter, whilst developing the larger parcel of rear land for seniors’ independent living, is neither selfish nor greedy. It is instead a fair and equitable compromise that would benefit our entire community, including our aged population. The site is of significant cultural, historical, environmental and social importance to Roleystone as a whole. I do not consider that the numerous uses for the oval are limited or restricted to a minority demographic. Quite apart from the oval’s current use as a site for community markets, concerts, junior sporting activities and family recreational activities, we need to remember that the Robin Road oval was a vital mustering

point for emergency services and media during our bushfire crisis earlier this year. As a parent, I also note that our Roleystone kids have enjoyed playing there for decades and would like to think that their children will have the same opportunity. There are currently few areas in Roleystone that are grassed, level, shaded, set back from busy roads and are not regularly utilised by sporting groups, where young children can safely and imaginatively play. From an historical and environmental aspect, the perimeter contains several oldgrowth resilient jarrahs and significant plant species that would lend themselves well to successful revegetation. Many bird species, including Tawny Frogmouths and endangered Black Cockatoos, are regularly observed at the site. The land also features significant evidence of some of the first logging carried out in the area, with these huge old stumps utilised by current school children as beloved and unique ‘bases’ for imaginative play. In terms of a seniors’ development on the site, surely retention of the green and surrounds would not only increase the ambiance of the area and add value to individual property prices, but would also provide a privacy envelope from Robin Road for future residents. The leafy canopy provides a peaceful and unique setting that is almost cathedral-like. All of this is located in the very heart of our town centre and is easily accessible by the entire community. There is no doubt that a calm and informed approach is required in order to resolve this important community matter to the benefit of all Roleystone residents. Karen Fouweather, Roleystone.

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What a pleasant surprise to read that Foundation Students are to receive uniform packages for 2012. As a parent of two children who will be attending the Roleystone Community College in 2012, this will mean huge savings. Thanks to the Parents Consultative Group for offering a package that will be a benefit to every student. It’s greatly appreciated. Petra White, Martin.

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Millbrook Winery... a Jewel in the Perth Hills Millbrook is a boutique Jarrahdale winery situated within the idyllic hills of Perth, nestled among virgin jarrah forests, boasting stunning vistas of the surrounding rolling landscape. The tranquility and beauty of Millbrook Winery make it the perfect venue for a special function or wedding reception. The winery’s beautiful grounds, which incorporate sparkling lakes and treelined walkways, provide the perfect backdrop for exquisite photography. The highly acclaimed Millbrook restaurant and function room is located on the second level of the winery, which features a high timber ceiling, blackbutt floor, and glass bi-folding doors which open onto a jarrah deck with spectacular views of the vineyard and Serpentine National Park. The air-conditioned restaurant can accommodate up to 120 guests seated or 180 for a stand up function. A large deck on the lower level overlooking the lake is also an ideal setting for guests to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés.

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Jake Snadden, WACA Game Development Officer for the South East District recently conducted a cricket session with the Roleystone Primary School students. Anyone interested in registering with the Roleystone-Karragullen Junior Cricket Club can call Katie Ross on 0414 528 190. Photograph courtesy of Mr Blaker.

PutTing the warmth back into hairdressing By taking out the suffocating trend of seriousness that most salons follow, the team at Billy Shears have put warmth and life back into hairdressing. Only a year on from their opening, the salon has garnered a reputation as a relaxed environment that is the place to go to for polished yet natural hair. Whether it’s funky and stylish, Steve’s Unique bold and out there, a standard cut or colour, maintenance advice or tips on how to care for your hairstyle, the team at Billy Shears has gone beyond the realms of traditional Eco Handmade salon service. The salon started off with internationally renowned and highly demanded David, who trained his own son Javier to become a Art & Handycrafts competent haircutter for the team. Joining them was Lauren, a very experienced stylist who has worked in all facets of the hairdressing 0418 916 366 industry, giving her excellent skills in haircutting and colouring. 2/2 Soldiers Rd Roleystone “We have some truly dynamic individuals on board, each with their own confident style. They are all still united, though, by their shared understanding of hair and their clients. It’s this philosophy that forms REpaiR woRk specialising in the basis of both the salon’s decor, and the creative people within it”, wrought iron, wood, mosaics, says David. small steel fabrication, sculpture, The team are ambassadors for Landoll Milano, a very exclusive brand fences, gates, balustrading, of hairdressing products from Italy, the products of which are used handrails, lighting & security doors in the salon. Lauren and Javier commented on their clients’ attitudes towards their products, saying “We have noticed that clients are more aware of what they want from a salon and the products used. Consumers today research the products, therefore their expectations are higher. Currently our clients are very All Types of Earthmoving focused on the finished look, and are more aware of creating an individual All Materials Supplied style to their hair.” With a slight boost of initiative Specialising in all and imagination, the salon feels as types of Earthmoving though it has evolved organically. It Including: • Sand Pads is a fine hairdressing experience with • Construction of Driveways a core goal of putting a spring back – Gravel, Brickpaving, into your step, and into your hair. Hot Mix, Concrete and That is the Billy Shears – 2 Coat Spray Seal Hair Club experience! • Retaining Walls • Site Consultation

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We are once again holding our Christmas Fair on Saturday 25th November, from 9am to 2pm. We expect to have a great variety of stalls for everyone. There will be a $50 prize for the best decorated Christmas Tree. The children of Mulberry Tree, who won last year, are sure to defend their coveted title, but we challenge you to see if you can beat them in this year’s competition. Bring your tree early on the day of the fair (around 8:30am) and make sure that you keep them to a metre in height. There will be power points available if you decorate with lights.

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We also have THE GREAT PIE COMPETITION, where you can attempt to make mince-meat of our unbeatable butcher with your homemade meat pie. We encourage everyone to try winning the trophy and the fame, so get cooking! Start saving as well, because just wait until you see what home-made goodies we’ll be selling in our stalls. Father Christmas himself may even make an early appearance at the fair with some lollies for the kids! We also have some great talent to watch on stage, music from Classic Sounds and lots more entertainment for all to enjoy. More details about stalls will be featured in next month’s issue of the Valley Reporter. If you have any queries or requests to have a stall, please phone June on 9497 5047.

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The Baseball and Tee-Ball season is about to kick off, and with games starting from the 8th of October, some teams have already commenced training. We still have places in our U8’s and U10’s teams (Kindy-Yr 3) so if your child is interested in playing, please contact me on 0419 875 277. Tee-Ball is a fun game with emphasis on enjoyment and family involvement, with games played on a Saturday morning for only an hour. If you’re looking for a summer sport that will keep your child occupied without monopolising your weekends, Tee-Ball may be ideal for you. Fees are reasonably low, with no further outlay for uniforms, and all new U8’s players receive a free starter pack containing a glove and other goodies. RTBC would like to take a moment to congratulate our Tee-Ball Supersquad nominees Dylan Taylor and Liam Olesen. Well done! We would also like to once again thank

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all our ongoing team sponsors, including Sam and everyone at Roleystone Real Estate, who have once again agreed to be our major sponsor. Their sponsorship towards our club’s purchase of a new pitching machine is also greatly appreciated. The new machine will be of huge benefit to both our Little League and baseball teams at training. We still have vacant positions on our committee as well, so if you have a small amount of time to contribute to our club, please contact us. We will be very happy to hear from you. Sandy Johnson, Registrar.

Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 NEWS RELEASE ROLEYSTONE INDECENT ASSAULT Police are looking for a man who indecently assaulted a 14 year old teenage girl as she was walking along Orchid Drive in Roleystone on 29 August. The man forced her to the ground before the girl managed to break free and run from the area. The man is described as being approximately 18-19 years of age, of fair complexion with some pimples on his skin, medium length dark brown hair, of slim build, around 175cm tall and with grey/green eyes. He was wearing black track pants with a single white stripe down each side, with a dark blue polo shirt. Anyone who can help identify the person is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


6 September 2011 To Whom it May Concern: In May 2011 we listed our Mt Nasura home for sale with Maggie Burke Real Estate and had our first home open on 14 May with a very good response. One week later we signed a contract for the sale of our property, having had three offers to purchase following our second home open. We cannot thank Maggie Burke and her team enough for the extreme effort they put into selling our house for a price we were happy with. We feel that had it not been for Maggie’s help, guidance and attention to detail in preparing our house for sale, we may not have achieved such a great result. At all times during the preparation of the house for sale and after the contract signing, Maggie and her PA, Jo, kept us informed of every detail of the proceedings. After the sale was finalised, Maggie kept in touch. We can truly say that the sale of our house with Maggie Burke Real Estate has been a positive and easy process, thanks to Maggie and her team.

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HERITAGE WALKS – 18th September 1.30pm The Kelmscott History Group is planning a series of heritage walks that will take place on the 18th of September. The first walk will explore 2 of the oldest churches of the district; the Congregational Church and St Mary’s Church of England, and its surrounding cemetery. Kelmscott, as one of the first settlements in the colony, boasts a very rich heritage. The walks are planned to showcase the places of significance in the historic precinct, which was recently recognised by the City of Armadale.

Visitors on the walk will learn of the lives of local pioneers buried in the graveyard, and their contribution to the growth and development of the district. If you wish to be a part of the Heritage Walk, meet at the Kelmscott Hall on River Road (opposite the Deli near Orlando Street) at 1.30pm on September 18th. You’re welcome to join us for a friendly cuppa afterwards. For more information, call Kath Coulthard from the Kelmscott History Group on 9390 0804.


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Local artist, illustrator and author Katy Jiang has just self-published an illustrated children’s book called “Sandy and the Magic Chinese Book”. Katy has been drawing, painting and writing since her early childhood, but this is her first published book. She was born and raised in Shanghai, China and became an Australian citizen in 2008. The book idea originated 3 years ago, starting off with a series of traditional hand drawings and the birth of her first child Thomas. Over time, and with much encouragement from her friends, she’s been able accomplish what she set out to do. The book is aimed for the 4+ age group and is suited for both boys and girls. Katy’s book focuses on a young girl called Sandy, who starts out having a fun afternoon with her friends, which soon changes into a magical journey through a Chinese wonderland. Will she find her way out? And who is the mysterious Winter Girl? It’s a beautifully illustrated story, filled with all the ups and downs of a classic fairy tale. Katy would like to get more books published in the future, and already has some illustrations on paper. The next proposed series of books would have a chinese proverb or meaning behind each one, and would still be bright, appealing and easy for children to read and understand. If you would like to know more about Katy’s book, you can contact her by email: or you can order a copy online at www. Congratulations Katy on a great achievement!

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After four years and several tumultuous centuries in the making, a fascinating and comprehensive book detailing the history of the City of Armadale is about to be released. “Settlement to City - A history of the Armadale district and its people” brings to life the events, people and stories which shaped the region as we know it today. Researched and written by respected historians and authors, Jennie and Bevan Carter, the book contains many photos, images, documents and anecdotes taken from oral histories. Starting with the area’s original landowners and the relationship between local Indigenous people and the new English settlers, the history covers every period up to and including the devastating February bushfires. A civic launch for “Settlement to City - A history of the Armadale district and its people” was held on Tuesday 13 September with invited guests from Federal, State and Local Government, along with noted authors and other special guests. This will be followed by a public launch at Armadale Library

on Thursday 22 September, from 10am. Authors Jennie and Bevan Carter will give a brief talk and be available to answer questions and conduct book signings. Armadale Mayor Linton Reynolds said the City commissioned the new history book in 2007 and that it had been a mammoth project for the Carters. “This book follows the first history of the region, ‘First Stage South’, by Daphne Popham, in 1980 and really expands on its research and coverage of significant events and issues,” Cr Reynolds said. “Jennie and Bevan’s well-indexed source documentation verifies the authenticity of this history and we believe it will be an invaluable tool for future historians.” The book will be on sale from the City’s Administration Centre, the City’s libraries at Armadale, Kelmscott and Seville Grove, Armadale Visitor Centre and History House Museum from Wednesday 14 September. It retails at $88 for a hard bound copy (limited numbers available) and $55 for a soft bound copy.


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Just an hour from Perth – yet worlds away, Araluen Botanic Park, Roleystone is the perfect location for indulging the kids in a fun, wholesome, educational and environment-friendly adventure during the spring school holidays. “In addition to the attraction of exploring Araluen’s natural environment throughout the holiday period, two specific educational and fun programs will be staged,” says Araluen Botanic Park Foundation General Manager, Rod Ross. These programs are as follows: 1. ‘Echidna’ themed Activities From 10am to 2pm on the Thursdays of 6th & 13th October, our dedicated team of qualified volunteers will conduct a range of “Echidna” themed activities, including Discovery Trails, Clay Modelling and Craft. “The fantastic value remains with fees at just $4 adults and $3 children. This includes Park entry and all materials,” says Ross. No booking is required, simply pay on arrival. This popular program features: Between 10am and 11.30am – the opportunity to participate in discovery trails; After lunch – clay modelling and craft; Educational activities to explain important environmental issues; The Araluen Train will run during the break. Children are required to have their own adult supervision and it is strongly recommended that closed shoes, hat and sunscreen be worn. 2. ‘Nearer to Nature’ (N2N) Program Nearer to Nature is an initiative of the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC), which provides the community with interactive, nature-based activities, designed to enhance enjoyment, knowledge and interest in the natural environment. ‘Nearer to Nature has been running its programs for approximately 9 years from a variety of ecosystems including forest, woodland, wetland and marine and the hills location of Araluen has recently been added to its venue portfolio. Two sessions, each of two separate programs will be conducted on Monday 3rd October and both activities are designed to suit most ages. Adults can join in and pay for the activity. Bookings are essential. Program details are as follows: ‘Wildlife Ark’ (Suitable for 3+ years) Participants get to touch and hold some extra special creatures such as ‘Monty’ the python, ‘Adelaide’ the blue-tongued skink,

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My name is Laurie Scidone, and I am nominating for the Jarrah ward at the forthcoming elections. Shortly after the 2009 election, I decided that I enjoyed the challenges of representing my community and wanted to do it all again. I believe that there are many public projects that I want to see completed by Council, and four years on, my desire to represent my community is still strong. This enthusiasm has driven my nomination for this year’s local government election. I believe it would be an honour to once again represent the people of Jarrah. I am currently involved with the steering committees that are endeavouring to establish a Men’s Shed and a Community Garden. I am also actively involved with the working group seeking to rezone the Roleystone Primary School site for seniors’ accommodation. I have maintained regular contact with my former colleagues and I am aware of the pressures facing council. As a well-liked and respected former member of council, I will be able to tackle those pressures effectively and immediately, whilst providing valuable representation if elected. Having managed budgets in excess of $26 million, I have the skills and abilities to ensure that the City maintains sound and sustainable financial management practices. These skills stood me in good stead as chair of the City’s Audit Committee during my first term. A mixture of residential, rural and regional parks, the tranquil beauty of the Darling escarpment makes it the unique place that we call home. This particularity also means we have different needs to the rest of the City. Much more can be achieved if we work together to continue making our neighbourhood a special place to live in. With your help, I have the drive, commitment, the networks and the ideas to make these aspirations into reality. Together, we can build our futures!

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Three days later, on my request; Could the parents of people Holden Road, an unlicensed pale green/yellow 9 Wygonda Rd who own an unlicensed trailbike/motorbike and white trail bike went up the hill, followed Roleystone please consider your parental responsibility by a licensed twin headlight bike with a r WA 6111 for the safety of that person, and your scooter type front faring. In almost perfect e Ph: 9397 6337 g Den civil responsibility for the safety of your unison, the second rider and pillion passenger ta l S u r Fax: 9496 2563 community. Forbid, yes, I say forbid the bike gave me “the finger”. They obviously must rider from leaving your property unless they have recognised me or were told about my car from the service station incident. Two weeks are loaded onto a registered vehicle. Any day of the week, (especially during school prior, only an hour or two apart, on that spot holidays) the air in the centre of Roleystone on Holden Road, two separate vehicles lost is abuzz with the squeals of unlicensed control and crashed, one rolling over the exact motorbikes riding to and fro, visiting the spot where the “finger-bearers” crossed over. shops, service stations, main streets and bush Had they been there two weeks earlier, they reserves. This is illegal, and if you think that might have made a very interesting 4WD it’s just a bit of teenage freedom because it’s bonnet adornment. in a semi-rural area, then consider the freedom I live and work in Roleystone all day, every of a $20,000 fine and/or a 12 months jail day, and I now carry a camera and mobile sentence for riding machinery through bush or with police on speed dial with me, wherever I go. I know some other responsible adults paddocks on a declared total fire ban day. To the parents of these mostly underaged are doing the same, but it would be great if (and therefore unlicensed) maybe a few more could help to guarantee riders, let me tell you that the complete removal of these hooligans from it is rare for me to see them our streets and nature reserves. The houses I observing the road rules or have already located, which have frequently safety procedures once they used unlicensed bike entries and exits, will be are out of your sight. That is, reported to police and the shire ranger the next of course, unless you consider time I see them being used. And yes, rangers any of the following to be safe: do have jurisdiction in this situation. exceeding designated speed So, to you adults at those addresses, not taking  ■ Sand Supplies Rock pitch limits, often without helmets; my advice, you can expect a “please explain” ■Rock doing wheel stands; standing visit from someone who is able to question the Supplies Landscaping on the footpegs while legality of the bike rides’ actions. I can’t help ■  Rock Site works/sand pads upright Retaining Walls riding; doing u-turns in front of but wonder why a parent would allow a minor buses without looking (that kid to have an unlicensed motorbike without was lucky to get away alive); access to authorised riding areas and transport riding naked from the shopping to get there? Council nature reserves and state centre, in the view of young forests all have “no motorbike” signage, but kids, no less. Forget decency, I have watched these dieback spreaders drive where was the safety gear? straight past them, traversing council/main Then again, it was winter, so roads to get there. ■ Drainage ■ Leach Site Works / Sand drains Pads he only would have required The Africans have a proverb that says “It takes ■ Firebreaks ■ Driveways a very, very small amount of a village to raise a child”, in my eyes, it takes  Drainage  / Leach Drains Landscaping a parent to raise a child, and a community protection. ■ Rock ■ Limestone  Driveways  Firebreaks  Pools breaking walls On Tuesday 16th of August, to raise a citizen. I’m putting my version of two unlicensed mini-bikes ‘Community Worker’ into action, but I hope (those ridiculous looking, the parents, guardians and carers that I’ve For Hire with Operator knees-to-your-ears sized addressed this to will act accordingly before ■ Bobcat ■ Tip Truck  Bobcat  Tip Truck pocket rockets) zipped down I have to. The last thing I want this summer ■ 20 Tonne Excavator Holden Road to the Wygonda is to be battling a blaze started by a spark or  20 Tonne ■ Rock Breaker service station for “air in the hot exhaust from a trailbike in an adjacent Excavator ■ 3.6 Tonne tyres”. Two dark haired lads, paddock, bush area, or grassy road reserve. both wearing NO HELMETS, Goodness knows, we have plenty of lush road Excavator thought it was none of my reserves that will be completely lost if we have business asking them if it was another fire. Plus, the Armadale courthouse illegal to do so, since I wasn’t a doesn’t need any more cases involving total policeman. After waving them fire bans or machinery operation. a cheery farewell, I rang it in to Name and address supplied.

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Name: Kiara Davin Year: 5 Room: 17 Teacher: Mrs Lewis PEAC Teacher: Mrs Griffiths School: Roleystone Primary School Steve Irwin I am a conservationist, I am a man, I love all animals, I have short brown hair, I work at Australia Zoo, I wear big boots and khaki t-shirts and shorts. Questions How did you change the world? What do you consider as your gifts and talents? Were you famous in life or only after death? Who were your biggest influences? What did your parents do? I picked Steve Irwin because he likes animals and he is a Zoologist. I like that he is a conservationist and he is determined and doesn’t give up. I learnt from him to be calm around animals. Age: 43, Lived: Queensland, Famous: Because he was a conservationist. Remember him: He taught the world about conservation. Interesting facts: He caught a scrub python at age of six. I learnt that Steve had a dog called Sui, and his favourite crocodile was named Bindi.

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Happy ending for a little ‘wanderer’ A few months ago a she thought he was beautiful big tabby her cat. Apparently turned up at my door, he was due to go in wet, hungry and for a ‘little operation’ lost... or so I thought. (sterilisation) when “Mr Prettykins”, as he went missing. His I nicknamed him, sixth sense must have decided he liked kicked in, and sent the towel rub and him out to see a bit of chicken wing I gave the world first. him, and ended up After further spending the night investigation by in a cardboard box his owners, it was with an old jumper I discovered that put on my verandah. Mr Prettykins or I have a ‘senior Mew Mew (his real citizen’ cat myself, name) had been who lives indoors visiting various and only goes out for residents around the occasional walk the area, accepting Mew Mew now home and safe! around the garden pats and tidbits! when the sun is out, so I couldn’t bring Unfortunately, a life on the road can be this little newcomer inside. frought with peril, proven by the nasty The handsome puss was still there scar on Mew Mew’s nose from a scrap he the following morning and enjoyed got into. The cheeky cat has now had his breakfast with me. He continued to turn ‘little operation’, and is enjoying being up at night and in the mornings for his back home with his very relieved family, dinner and breakfast, but I was sure that who have curtailed his excursions. someone must be missing him, so I put Although I miss his friendly, furry face, up a “Found” notice with his photo and I am so glad that this story had a happy my phone number up at the local shops. I ending, with Mew Mew home where he also put notices in the local weekly paper, is safe and very much loved. but had no response. Finally, after a few Jo Douglas. weeks I got a call from a lady who said

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In this, the final year of Roleystone Primary School, we have been looking at ways of While Stocks Last marking, remembering, commemorating and celebrating the school. The P&C was approached by Lyndal (a parent at the school) who suggested putting together a recipe book of recipes supplied by families of the school and the wider community. The P&C were delighted to support the idea, and have worked over the last 6 months with Lyndal to produce this wonderful book. Carolyn Bathgate also collaborated on the photography of the book, giving it a very professional look. The result is this wonderful, colourful recipe book which the P&C are selling for just $15. It is available at both schools as well as at a range of venues in Roleystone. T H I S F U N D R A I S I N G I N I T I AT I V E I S P RO U D LY S U P P O RT E D B Y T H E VA L L E Y R E P O RT E R A N D F N G R A F I X

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Recently I sent a letter to the CEO of the City of Armadale, detailing my concerns regarding the new proposed “Fencing Local Law”. My concern is that this new law will be put in place without local residents being aware of the possible impact it will have on them both environmentally and financially. In many cases, the cost of complying with the new ‘sufficient fence’ law for just acre blocks could be as much as $20,000, thanks to the requirements of the proposed new legislation. Typically, an acre block would have a boundary of approximately 240m, and since new fencing would cost at least $90 per metre, that’s $21,600 gone instantly. That doesn’t even include the cost of removing the existing fence if it doesn’t comply with the new laws. Many neighbours in Roleystone have coexisted for over 30 years without any dividing fence, or with a post and rail fence or a cyclone or metal post and chain link fence. In

many cases, these conditions have existed from before the City of Armadale brought in its 1988 Local Law (amended in 1992) or Local Laws Relating to Fencing in 2000. With the new laws, I can foresee a situation where a new neighbour might attempt to use the Local Law to insist that their neighbour share the cost of providing a new fence from the residential schedule. Before visiting the office of the CEO, I had called into the library, but there was no copy of the Fencing Local Law to view. Since sending the letter, the only response I have received is verbal confirmation that the request for the new laws to not be retrospective is being considered. I had hoped that by raising these issues, it would give the authorities the opportunity to address the situation appropriately, but the lack of a considerable response doesn’t make me very confident that any real action will be taken. GN Jackson, Roleystone.

Please remember that the opinions expressed by our readers in the “Inbox Letters to the Editor” section do not necessarily reflect those of The VALLEY Reporter. Please feel free to submit your letters highlighted as “Inbox Letters to the Editor” so we can include them in for the next monthly issue of “The Valley Reporter”. Email: or Fax: 9397 5136.

I am a Roleystone resident and some months ago, I entered an International Christian Poetry Writers’ Competition. The poems were sent to Canada from all around the world as part of an ongoing search for Christian poets. To my amazement, I soon received an email notifying me that I had won a prize for one of my poems. Since it did not state which prize, I assumed that perhaps I had been fortunate enough to win, at best, a $50 Honourable Mention. However, a few weeks later, a letter arrived from Canada, delayed by the volcanic ash which had grounded so many flights. When I opened it, I was overcome to see that I had won First Prize in this International Competition - and that there was a prize of $300 enclosed. In the letter, the Executive Director of the Utmost Christian Writers’ Foundation congratulated me on my success, describing my poem as an “outstanding piece” brought about by the gift given to me by God. My poem is now on the website of the Foundation for those who wish to read it, but here it is for all my fellow Roleystoners’ to enjoy. Christine Nash.

HOW CAN LOVE BE SEEN IN NOTHING? Upon His foot, a darkened hollow, Empty, where the nail pierced through. How can love be seen in NOTHING? There is no flesh - but love for you. Within His hand, there is a hollow. “Thomas, Come and feel within.” How can love be felt in NOTHING? This nothing heals me from my sin. His side is pierced, a gaping wound, A hollow, full of bleeding love. Can God’s love be where there is NOTHING? There’s nothing - but His holy love. These NOTHINGS are so far from empty, These NOTHINGS are etern’ly full. From His breaking heart, Our Saviour’s Father Pours love on us - so bountiful.

the City, so I am delighted with the first publication of this brand new program.” A true community collaboration, We are Champion Children has been published with assistance and input from the City of Armadale, the Department for Communities, The Complete Advantage, Full of Beanz and students from Polytechnic West. Each family involved will receive a copy of the book, with more books available to loan at local public libraries (Armadale, Kelmscott and Seville Grove). Creating Books in Communities is a partnership project between the Better Beginnings program and Kids’ Own Publishing. Better Beginnings - funded by the State Government through Royalties for Regions and local governments, in partnership with Rio Tinto - has successfully distributed reading packs to more than 120,000 WA children.

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Local Indigenous children have become the first authors in a pilot Western Australian literacy program aimed at engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse families to create pre-schoolers’ books. We are Champion Children features photos, artworks and fun text inspired by 17 children from Armadale’s Challis Early Childhood Education Centre and the Department for Communities Best Start children’s program. The City of Armadale is one of six WA communities participating in the Creating Books in Communities pilot project, as part of the State Library of Western Australia’s Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program. Armadale Mayor Linton Reynolds launched We are Champion Children – which is the first book produced by the state-wide pilot – at Seville Grove Library on Wednesday 7 September. “This is a wonderful book for pre-schoolers which just begs to be read over and over again,” Cr Reynolds said. “It contains artworks and photographs of the children and text drawn from the fitness activities, story times and art sessions they participated in this year at the City’s Champion Centre and Seville Grove Library. “The book will obviously be special for the children and families who contributed to it, but I believe it has a wider appeal for our local community and schools. “Literacy and encouraging a love of books and reading among children are priorities for our libraries and

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By the time this issue of The Valley Reporter goes to print, I will have completed my 6 “How to Drug Proof Your Kids” sessions, facilitated by Roleystone Community Youth workers Joyce Arnott and Stuart Hight. Drug abuse burdens us both socially and TEL: (08) 9497 2554 economically each year. A recent study estimated FAX: (08) 9497 2949 that tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use costs Australia $55.2 billion a year. The National Drug Policy has two prominent approaches towards 9TA 00639 ARMADALE harmful drug use - zero tolerance and harm minimisation. Travel and Cruise CenTre the Cindy, Santo, George and Sarah who have As parents, most of us would love to somehow Introducing Introducing the staff: Cindy, Santo and Melissa who Introducing thestaff; staff: Cindy, Santo, George and Danielle who ahave combined 65 years experience. Specialists in the areas UK, combined 65 years “drug proof” our children without having to lock have aa combined 65 experience. Specialists in theofareas Italy, South Africa, Asia and Cruising. of UK, Italy, of UK, Italy, South Africa, Asia and Cruising. them away. It is important to educate our kids to make wise, healthy choices when they encounter 182 JULL JULL STREET, STREET, ARMADALE, ARMADALE, W.A. 22//182 W.A.6112 6112 Email: EMAIL: the many temptations laid before them. The “How Web: to Drug Proof Your Kids” program seeks to reduce demand by empowering parents to steer kids away from drug use. Each of the sessions I participated in focused strongly on the prevention rather than the cure, and the research clearly shows that a healthy family environment, with high levels of interaction and connection between parent and child can reduce the risk of harmful drug use. When it comes to parenting, I have learnt that communication, honesty, trust and respect are the key. As parents we can offer our support, learn to not be so judgemental and not to ask so many questions. After all, everyone has the right to their own space and privacy, including our children. The sessions have taught me that here are 3 keys to unlock happiness, 3 different styles of parenting and 5 keys to communication. Through the Australian Guidelines, I have also learnt how alcohol can be safe when in moderation, and that as parents we are not alone. There is so much information out there for us to find if we just look for it. I have thoroughly enjoyed the small interactive group, where we have all been comfortable enough to willingly and openly ask questions, get involved in THIS FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY THE VALLEY REPORTER AND FN GRAFIX the discussions, whilst still respecting one another’s requests for discretion and confidentiality. These sessions have reaffirmed my belief that a parent’s responsibility is to help build their children’s identities, beginning with positive feedback that affirms their value and worth, and helps them identify, enjoy and develop their unique strengths, so they can move forward in all areas of life. There are some useful reading sources available at the sessions, which I would recommend having a look at when you have the time. They include: “The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers” by Gary Chapman “The Great Brian Robbery” by Tom Scott & Trevor Grice “Golden Haze - Jade’s Story” and “Under Your Influence” by Jade Lewis “Boundaries with Kids” by Dr Henry Cloud & Dr John Townsend “The Running Rapids” by Dr Kevin Leman “Boundaries with Teens” by Dr John Townsend “The New Dare to Discipline” by Dr James Dobson.

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More than half of West Aussies could pay higher premiums The Gillard Labor Government is again under pressure to fix another broken election promise as petitions with almost 35,000 signatures opposing the Government’s proposed cuts to private health insurance rebates were presented at Australian Parliament House recently. The signatures came from HBF members in Western Australia – with 1,928 of those coming from the Canning electorate. Canning MHR Don Randall said, it sends a strong message to the Labor Government that the rebates are essential to encouraging the take-up of private health insurance. He said, the Government

was undoing the good work of the Coalition where private health insurance coverage increased significantly from 34 per cent in 1996, to 44 per cent by 2007. “Despite Nicola Roxon making a promise at the 2007 election that, Federal Labor has made it crystal clear that we are committed to retaining all the existing private health insurance rebates’ – here we are debating this legislation for a third time,” he said. “The Gillard Government’s proposed changes will force people to drop private health insurance and push more people into an already overstretched public hospital system.

“These changes will increase insurance premiums by up to $935 a year at a time when many families, seniors and students are struggling to pay the bills. More than half of Western Australian’s have private hospital cover and would feel the impact of these changes. “In fact, it’s expected more than $3.8 billion in extra costs will be directed to the public health system under these measures, and I receive regular contact from people in my electorate who just don’t understand why the Government would want to do this. All Australian’s should have a choice in healthcare, and have affordable healthcare.”


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nominatION for apprentice of the Year Local Roleystone apprentice carpenter Brod Slaney has recently been nominated for the Apprentice of the Year Award. Along with two other state finalists, Brod has been nominated for third year Skill Hire Apprentice of the Year in his trade of Carpentry and Joinery. The criteria for the nomination was a combination of Brod’s results during the year at the Australian Trades College, his performance gauged onsite by the employer and his potential recognised by the Skill Hire state supervisor during regular onsite visits. Brod has been working with local host/employer/builder David J. Willis Building Pty Ltd for the past three years, and has worked on many projects within the Roleystone area. The extensive experience Brod ranges from small and large decking projects, medium to large renovations and/or extensions to existing homes, as well as some large two-story additions most recently. According to builder/carpenter David Willis, Brod’s attention to detail, genuine love of the trade, reliability, honesty and polite respect for his clients’ homes are what make him worthy of the prestigious nomination. The awards night is to be held this month at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle. We wish Brod all the best of luck and will keep you posted on the results.

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Cr Jeff Munn, Deputy Mayor of the City of Armadale, has opened what’s believed to be the very first clinic of its kind in Australia. In August he had the honour of cutting the ribbon and declaring the Southern Suburbs Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Clinic open. Cr Munn said, “I’m very pleased to be invited to help launch this business here in our area. Cigarette smoking costs 6:44:40 PM Australian families, Australian businesses and the Australian Government.” The social costs of tobacco abuse in 2004-5 totalled just under $31.5 billion, more than 56% of the total estimated social costs of drug abuse in Australia in that year. The negative impact that smoking has on workforce labour is valued at $4.5 billion per year. In the same year, the net healthcare costs of smoking to the government were estimated at $249.3 million (including $21 million lost due to cigarette-caused fires and smoking paraphernalia.) The cost to smokers and their families for loss of unpaid household labour in 2004-5 was valued at $9.8 billion that year. Smokers and their families also bore an estimated $11.8 million in healthcare and nursing home costs, plus a further $16.4 million in costs caused by smoking-related fires.

“I thoroughly dislike what smoking does to people and their health, to their families, and to our collective wallets. I can only wish Stefan, Nikki and Glenn the greatest of success at the Centre. Practitioner Stefan Galamaga, speaking on behalf of himself, Nikki Taylor and Glenn Coppin, thanked Cr Munn and encouraged everyone who smokes to give themselves the gift of life and save a few thousand dollars a year as well. “We offer a tried and true system that has a proven success rate. Over 95.6% of people quit cigarettes in a one hour session. Nikki, Glenn and I are trained in this method, which makes quitting cigarettes easy and permanent, without pain, pills, or patches. It’s just a relaxing hour in our lovely comfortable chairs and we offer a lifetime guarantee on the results our clients will walk out with” he said. The three practitioners in the Southern Suburbs Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Clinic celebrated the launch with around sixty invited guests from the local community, including colleagues, friends and family. For further information please contact Stefan Galamaga on 1800 991 108, Nikki Taylor on 0422 605 241, or Glenn Coppin on 1800 QUITWA (1800 784 892).

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CSIRO publication “Landscape and Building Design for Bushfire Areas” (Armadale Library and pid/3461.htm). To help residents prepare, the City of Armadale is considering an additional Green Waste collection in November (with provisions for leaf litter collection). Prescribed burning is one of the better ways to reduce the fuel load in bushland, so the City will be making the “Permits to Burn” more accessible, by issuing them over the phone, fax or email. To learn more, go to the website at www.armadale. Caroline Wielinga.

My Grandad in the UK contributed several poems to your magazine under the name ‘Hicky’. He sadly passed away on June 5th at the age of 89. Before he died, he compiled a booklet of poems to raise money for the ‘Contact the Elderly’ charity in the UK. It is published by Poetry Space and even has a mention of having been published in ‘The Valley Reporter’ on the acknowledgments page. It can be purchased through or for approximately $10. It is entitled ‘Poems and Cartoons with Age On Their Side’ and with that in mind I shall quote from one of the poems entitled: Father Time Father Time should take a break, a nice long holiday, for he’s been working much too hard, passing time away, he should be given a slower watch, to relieve him from the strain, and give us all some peace of mind, and relief from aches and pains. RIP Hicky, you are missed by many including your ever loving Grandaughter who lives in the Country you never got to visit, but would have loved to have come to live in all those years ago. Father Time will let you rest now. Stephanie Glasgow, Roleystone.

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The public inquiry “A Shared Responsibility” ( au/perthhillsbushfirereview) aims to encourage cooperation between agencies and residents. Very few of the houses in our region meet the fire building standard “AS 3959”, predominantly due to their age. Residents can retrospectively make their houses safer for themselves by introducing boxed eaves, evaporative air conditioners, ember screens, and metal wire fly-screens, which can all prevent “ember attack” in the home. Similarly, gaps in the walls, roof or under the home need to be blocked. FESA recommends forming a circle of safety around the home to reduce the fuel load, specifically by removing the fine, dry flammable matter. In their “Prepare, Act, Survive” brochure (www.fesa. bushfire/Pages/default.aspx), FESA recommends cleaning up gutters, weeds, long grass, excess leaf and twig litter, as well as pruning the lower branches of ‘bushy’ trees and branches that overhang the home. It’s not rocket science, just a bit of work. In FESA’s “The Homeowner’s Bushfire Survival Manual” they cover landscape planning for directly around the home, discussing non-flammable or low



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The Roleystone Gymnastics Club has reopened to a great reception from all the new and old ring steve on 0419 854 587 or members. Many of the classes have already filled up very quickly, which is great to see. 18 Thompson Rd Roleystone The position of head coach has been filled by Kiri Penter, an ex-gymnast from the club. Kiri has been coaching for 7 years, with Roleystone Gymnastics Club and Star-Mites Gym Sports. She recently travelled to Orlando, Florida, to compete at the Cheerleading World New Consultants Championships. In October Kiri will also be travelling to Geelong to represent wanted for our WA at the Acrobatic Gymnastics National Championships. “It is great to be back Spring/Summer at the club I grew up in. The members have really accepted me and made feel Range, begin your like I never left.” own business for We would like to thank everyone for their support in getting the club back up and running after closing mid term 2. The class times have changed since then, only $399 but this doesn’t appear to be a problem for our loyal gymnasts. There are still Size range 6-28 mostly Australian Made Garments places available for people of all age groups and abilities. For class information, contact Kiri at the gym on 9496 1484 or email: Kiri Penter, Head Coach/Administrator. Dianne Owen 9397 7884 Email:

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Community Noticeboard RNFC AGM – 27 September 7.30pm Followed by a light supper and general meeting at 8.30pm. If you would like to be involved with this great facility, come along and offer your support. Why not nominate for a position on the committee. New members always welcome. For further information please contact the Centre on 9496 1115. Shire of Kalamunda ZIG ZAG CULTURAL CENTRE The Centre was designed as a multi purpose facility and has been developed to encourage greater community involvement and to assist with the growth of visitation to the Shire of Kalamunda and the Perth Hills as a tourism destination through the following key areas: Visitor Centre, Art Gallery, Meeting Facilities and the Zig Zag Café. The Centre is expected to open on 17 September, opening hours MonFri 9-5pm, Sat & Sun 10-3pm, 50 Railway Rd Kalamunda, phone: 9257 9998, email: zzcc@ secret women’s business Presented by Women in Business Come and have lunch with Rosalie Evans and hear this women’s inspirational story of her journey from serious health issue to successful business woman, sportswoman including winner of the Avon Descent on a number of occasions in different categories. World traveller and currently in training to race the Fish Marathon in South Africa this October. Rosalie is also on various committees, Marriage Celebrant and a JP plus being a mother and grandmother to 6 grandchildren all while enjoying life in her 60’s. If you want to be inspired by this exceptional woman, reserve your seat by the 19 September for the best 2 hours you will have this year. Date: 21 Sept Where: The Manse Restaurant Time: 122pm Cost: $40 ARBA Members/Guest $45 Non-Member RSVP: City of Armadale dog’s day out Sun 9 October 10am2pm, Rushton Park Kelmscott Treat your beloved family pet to a Dog’s Day Out, full of fun and exciting activities. These include some of the following: Agility Course, Dog Training Groups, Dog Wash Service, Animal Rescue Groups, Free vet Advice, Micro Chipping, City of Armadale Rangers Services. Fun for all the family: Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Merchandise Stalls, Food and Beverage Stalls. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. 10.30am: Best Dressed Dog Competition, 12noon: Best Dog Trick Competition, 12.15pm: Sausage Sizzle. RNFC Soy Candle Making Friday 16th September 1-3pm ($20 + $20 for supply kit) Bring the warmth of scented candles made of soy wax into your life and feel uplifted and renewed. Environmentally friendly and nontoxic. Making your own candle is easier than you may think, and you will leave this class with some beautiful creations that infuse your home with the fragrance of your choice. Gifts for your friends and family or simply treat yourself. For enrolments please contact the Centre on 9496 1115. RNFC Save-A-Child First Aid Course Sat 17th & 24th Sept 2-5pm ($70) This first aid course is widely regarded by many parents as the best first aid course available in WA. The 2 three hour sessions

covering: choking, burns, CPR, poisoning, convulsions and allergic reactions. This course is over on the two Saturdays. For enrolments please contact the Centre on 9496 1115. COA Spring family bush walks Trails range from 2.5km to 6km, with some being one-way and shuttle buses provided to take walkers back to their cars. Participants are advised to wear loose comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes plus bring a water bottle, hat and sunscreen. Wungong Dam Takes in some historic sites along the gorge on a five kilometre easy walk one way to South West Highway from the Wungong Dam. When: Sunday 18 September Time: 8.30am to 12 noon Address: Wungong Dam’s lower car park, Admiral Road, Bedfordale. Settlers Common Night Hike NEW to 2011 you will see amazing views of the City as the lights are turned on and nocturnal fauna on this fully guided tour. Starts: Monday 1 August When: Saturday 1 October Time: 5.30pm Address: Field Study Centre, Bedfordale; parking Cnr Carradine Road and Albany Highway. Pre-registration essential. Places are limited, Contact 9399 0840. Bungendore PARK Bedfordale Bungendore Park is situated on the edge of the Darling Scarp, with sweeping views to the Swan Coastal Plain and beautiful wildflowers. When: Sunday 16 October Time: 8.30am to 12 noon Address: Armadale Christian College car park, Admiral Road, Bedfordale. PERTH ROYAL SHOW Discount Tickets Are available from your local Roleystone Supa IGA (while stocks last) CHILDREN 12 and under FREE. ADULT: $22, CHILD: $10, FAMILY: $54 PENSIONER: $10, SENIOR: $16, check out Roleystone Action Group Important Information Please Read TREEs, trees, trees It’s ON again! Are you unhappy, do you feel that the work orders from Western Power to lop trees on your property have been excessive or unjustified? There are many issue that concern all with this policy, LOCALS have had enough. Be vocal show your support. All concerns will be lobbied to the Minister of Energy. Visit our web site to log complaints with us, http:// Roleystone Country Club Melbourne Cup Luncheon Tuesday 1st November Cold Buffet Lunch, Melbourne Cup Sweeps, Watch it on the big screen TV, Best Hat Prize, Complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, raffles and live music. Tickets $35 per head, doors open at 10.30am race starts at 12noon. Book early to avoid disappointment. 6 Wygonda Road Roleystone. Phone: 9397 5665. Roleystone Tennis Club Annual Open Day Sunday 18th September 1.30pm. Further enquiries call Wendy Tucker (Pres.) on 9397 6620.

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Jill Lowe is organising a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Saturday 22 October 2011 at the Roleystone Community Church Hall from 9.30am to 11.30am. Tickets will be on sale on the 1st of October outside the Roleystone Supa IGA at $5 each. Anyone interested in supporting this great cause can contact Jill Lowe on 9397 5332.

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“After what seems like months of wintry weather, the unmistakable signs of early Spring are now emerging at Araluen Botanic Park,” according to Araluen Botanic Park Foundation General Manager, Rod Ross. “The world renowned Camellias are at their best right now, with Magnolias, Rhododendrons and many, many more exotic and native spring blooms bursting into floral splendour… including the everpopular tulips,” he adds. “Araluen is a living legacy of a special bygone era and just the perfect place to spend quality time with family and friends especially at this time of year,” says Ross. With spectacular waterfalls and flowing streams, beautiful scenic bush walks, stunning gardens,

idyllic picnic and BBQ areas, heritage structures (including the ambient Chalet Healy Tearooms and Roundhouse Gift Shop) as well as the ever-popular Araluen Train (weather permitting), there’s plenty to do and see. Intending visitors are encouraged to consider coming Monday to Saturday to avoid potential heavier traffic and parking loads on Sundays. Araluen Botanic Park is open every day from 9am to 6pm. Modest entry fees apply. Like to learn more? Simply phone 9496 1171 or visit the website – www.araluenbotanicpark. Araluen Botanic Park is proudly supported by the Department of Environment and Conservation.

(We are talking about this because the housing market is the most interest rate sensitive sector of the economy) Christopher Joye – the Joint Managing Director of Rismark International (a global advisory business that has expertise in the execution of sophisticated real estate research) has commented in the Sunday Times dated 4th September 2011 with regards to the potential effect of overseas economies on the WA property market. Fundamentally he stated that if there is a global economic growth collapse the Reserve Bank of Australia will be forced to cut interest rates and the housing market will be the chief beneficiary (if it is cheaper to borrow it will open up the market to more buyers). If there is a strong recovery in the global economy plus an increase in commodity prices – interest rates will head higher (placing constraints on the demand for housing as the cost of borrowing increases) Fraser’s thoughts……..No matter what happens, Roleystone and the Southern Hills will continue to be a unique place that will perform well in the future due to its geographic location, lifestyle opportunities and strong community values.. For further Real Estate Market News please see on Facebook: Fraser Williams – Property

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At the Roleystone Primary School assembly on the 19th of August we were visited by Mrs Dee Marlow the CEO of Friends of Autism. We presented Mrs Marlow with two wheelbarrows full of 5c coins. Mrs Marlow was amazed with the effort made by everyone and presented the school with a certificate which is now on display in the office. I would like to thank everyone for making a fantastic effort for such a worthy cause. Jill Hudman. Pictured: Jill Hudman, Dee Marlow, Lyn Hunt and students Tia MelroseHorton, Finn Swenson and Catherine Bishop.

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Mothers, who are usually their son’s primary female role model, play a vital part in developing their son’s identity, including their ability to be nurturing.

Parent-Teen Connection Saturday 12 November 2011. Time: 9.30 – 4.30pm. Fee: $50pp or $75 per couple Remember, you were young once… adolescents can be challenging, and living alongside them can be confusing and worrying. This course reduces stress and teaches parents how to communicate, negotiate and minimise conflict. Relationships Australia is approved by the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department under the terms of the Marriage Act to conduct our programs. This approval requires us to meet prescribed standards of training and practice. All our facilitators are fully trained in group facilitation skills.

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Members of the Roleybushcare Group recently carried some much needed maintenance on the planting trailer, which was very much appreciated. Shown here, carrying out the work, are Peter Blaney-Murphy, David Ward and John Horgan. Many thank’s for a job well done! Roleybushcare’s next field day will be a Dieback Treatment Day to be held at Boulder Rock, Leslie on October 16th. Boulder Rock is approximately 8.5km’s east along Brookton Highway from the intersection of Chevin Road, Roleystone. Treatment will commence at 9.00am and finish at 12 noon. Morning tea will be provided as usual. Participants will be able to borrow the equipment to treat their own trees against dieback, and new volunteers are always welcome. If any volunteers require a lift to the site please email: If you require any further information please visit our website www.roleybushcare. Hope to see you there! Horst Seecamp.

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HAVE-A-GO at lawn bowls! If you’ve played Community or Corporate Bowls in the past, here’s your chance to get out there again. If you’re a new or prospective player, get out here and give the sport a try, or just come for an outing on the green. Anyone is welcome. Registration can be made at the Roleystone Shopping Centre on Saturday 8th October between 9.00am & 12 noon. Play will take place on Sunday 9th October commencing at 1.00pm, including a coaching/teaching session for newcomers.

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major award for armadale gosnells landcare group A long-term commitment to improving the environment, backed by the dedication of many local volunteers, has resulted in a major state award for Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group. AGLG won the Urban Landcare category of the 2011 Western Australian Landcare Awards held last week in conjunction with the State Natural Resource Management Conference. AGLG secretary, Councillor Pat Hart and AGLG Coordinator, Crystal Gillam, were presented with the Urban Landcare award by the Governor of Western Australia, Malcolm McCusker and the CEO of Landcare Australia, Heather Campbell. The community-based landcare group, which is supported jointly by the Cities of Armadale and Gosnells, will now represent WA in the 2012 national landcare awards in Sydney next year. Armadale Mayor Linton Reynolds said the achievements of AGLG deserved to be officially recognised. “This group was established 13 years ago in response to community concern about the declining health and degradation of the Canning and Wungong Rivers,” Cr Reynolds said. “The hard work of their 30 active members

and their volunteers - numbering around 1,000 annually - has produced increased habitat and biodiversity, new wildlife corridors, improved water quality, reduced invasive weed species, control of erosion and sedimentation and increased environmental education in the community. “It has been tremendous to see the gradual rehabilitation of various sites around the City of Armadale and the Why not Let way in which community Jason from members have been actively engaged in AGLG projects. Once Over “This urban landcare award Car Detailing is a win for AGLG and all local people who volunteer bring it back with them and take pride in to life with the beautiful environment in a bumper which we live.” The biennial WA Landcare to bumper For just $220.00* your seats and carpets Awards celebrate individual can be cleaned up like new with your DeTAIL and community volunteer paintwork polished back to that original shine projects that have made engine and engine bay degreased, all windows are significant contributions to cleaned inside and out, all plastic and vinyl surfaces the environment in local communities around Western are cleaned and protected. Australia.

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An Interview with Pat Hart by Petra White, 23.08.2011

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I read in the Valley Reporter that Pat Hart was intending to retire. I have always respected and admired Pat for her committed involvement in local issues, as well as her status as a positive role model for women. I was delighted that Pat was willing to meet with me and I thoroughly enjoyed talking to her, hearing about her humble beginnings, experiences, projects and visions. She is certainly someone who can see outside the square. In her own words, “My experience and qualifications are my knowledge and relationships with the community”. Q: Who was your greatest role model when you were young? A: My dad. He was a returned serviceman from WW2 who I am very proud of. He always said “You can do anything you want to”. He inspired me. Q: How do you transform your ideas/visions into reality? A: You need to have a strong belief in yourself and others. Wait for the right moment. Don’t rush into things and everything will fall into place. Q: What drives and challenges you? A: If I see something that I and others agree is needed, but isn’t being provided, then it challenges me to try and get that need addressed. Most challenges can be met if you have a positive attitude, respect for peoples’ points of view and good communication. Everything happens for a reason and you have to be open to new challenges and changes. The Roleystone Golf Course challenged me with my concerns with the possible impact on the river – it’s what led me to becoming a Councillor. I have been involved with many local community groups and organisations in the City of Armadale for many years. My first involvement was about 37 years ago, when I and a friend set up the first toy library in Armadale. We funded it by selling fresh strawberry and cream sponges, along with $100 we successfully gained from the City of Armadale. Soon after this I became secretary for the Armadale Primary School P&C – and from then on I have had involvement with numerous community organisations. As I previously said, the path that led me to becoming a Councillor really began with the proposal to build the Araluen Golf Course Estate. Living on Croyden Road, I and other residents of Croyden Road were worried about the impact we believed it would have on us. I was also very concerned with the possible impact on the Canning River. I organised community meetings and wrote many letters and submissions, but eventually it was approved. The local councilor then resigned her position the night the development was approved and this created an extraordinary election for the position. I had never

Pat with grandchildren Casey and Whil Hart. considered running for Council, but on the Tuesday I decided to take up the challenge. I nominated on the Wednesday, was elected unopposed on the Thursday and was sworn in on the Friday by the Mayor Ian Blackburn. I attended my first Council meeting on the following Monday evening, despite having never been to a Council meeting before. Twelve months later I was elected to Deputy Mayor, which was a position I held for three years till I resigned in 1996 to further my work in environment. During my role as Deputy Mayor, I had the occasion to chair a Council meeting where I became the first woman in 100 years in the City of Armadale to chair a full Council meeting. Q: How did you cope and fit in with mainly male councilors? A: No problems - we are all on the same team, working for the same purpose Q: Who is your greatest supporter? A: The “wind beneath my wings”, as the song goes, was and still is my husband Graeme. He is my greatest supporter, and has been for many years. Q: What future do you see for the City of Armadale? A: The current rapid population growth makes the future look both exciting but challenging. As long as there is strong investment at all levels, combined with a very positive community spirit, I am sure the future will be great for all involved with the City of Armadale. Q: What about your personal future? A: The environment has always been important to me. I was brought up near the river in Mosman Park, so I’ve always felt a close connection to the river and land. My leadership role in regards to the environment came when I was challenged by the possible impact on the Canning River by the Roleystone Golf course. I called a meeting at Armadale Council and formed “Armadale River Care’”. From there, it expanded to “Armadale Gosnells Landcare”. This eventually led to the creation of SERCUL, (South East Regional Centre of Urban Landcare) which has become one of the largest community landcare organisations in Australia. My main focus for now is to continue my role with SERCUL, and I look forward to whatever else the future holds. Trees, plants, rivers and animals have no voice. We must all be advocates for their welfare and survival. It is satisfying to think that when I do finally hand the baton over to others that I will have done as much as I could to care for and nurture our natural environment.

In Praise of Robin Road (Primary School) Bushland down on your hands and knees and count, you’ll find about 80 species (not too bad for degraded bushland!) A significant proportion of these species are ones that rarely produce seed, multiplying instead by spreading their own root systems. These species are not available from commercial nurseries, but are keenly sought after by mining companies who have to use expensive micropropagation methods to grow them. Its feel This is difficult to quantify or describe but I believe that the ‘feel’ of this bushland is something truly special. When I am in the Jarrah Road bushland, (which I also enjoy), I tend to focus on the understorey plants and the green warmth that is present. On the other hand, when I wander through the Robin Road bushland, I focus on the trees, which make the bush seem more stately. Both pieces of bushland have their many individual merits and we are fortunate to have two such contrasting forests in the centre of Roleystone. I was motivated to write this “In Praise of” article, so as to put my two cents worth into the local debate regarding the future of the school grounds. It is my personal opinion that it would be wonderful to retain this bushland, which I would love to be able to wander through when I’m living in a seniors’ unit in my golden years. Ian Colquhoun. Top: Old jarrah tree with large fire scar Above Right: Hovea trisperma Centre Right: Lomandra species growing athe base of a jarrah tree Right:Water bush Bossiaea aquifolium Below:Panorama of Robin Road bushland.

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There is a small piece of bushland near the centre of Roleystone that holds a special place in the heart of many residents who attended the Roleystone Primary School or had children at the school - it is the bushland in the school grounds on the corner of Robin and Jarrah Roads. As a local resident with interests in botany, ecology and tree pathology, this bushland fascinates me. A recent consultant report classified the bushland as degraded, but even so, it is still a wonderful piece of nature that is unlike any other in Roleystone. Why do I think it is so wonderful? Its resilience Over the last fifty years, thousands of children have swarmed over this bushland, making cubby houses, playing chasey, and many other energetic games. Despite this enormous level of ceaseless trampling, reminiscent of a herd of mammoths, most of the trees have survived to this day. As a bushcare person who is committed to protecting trees from dieback, the resilience of these trees has always amazed me. I am sure the dieback pathogen is on the site and has been for many years, but tree deaths are still a rarity. Extraordinary! Its history There are some very old trees here. The oldest stumps are those of trees that were logged in the mid to late 1800’s. When you look at the site through a historian’s eye, you can see a stump, see where the original tree fell, see the huge branches of the tree, and see the gap where the sawlog was removed. And now, you can see the emergence of a newer tree growing in that gap, fulfilling the forest’s regeneration cycle. It is difficult to age the larger trees, but it seems likely that the big ones are over 200 years old. Some have huge fire scars from blazes that occurred about 100 years ago. But not only do these trees hold the secrets of the past, they hold the promise of tomorrow - many of the larger trees act as nesting sites for the black cockatoos which have been classified as rare. Its plants A cursory look at the bushland would suggest that there are very few plants species present. However, if you get

SOUND ADVICE by Jonathan Constantine

Of all the five senses, our hearing is perhaps the most precious. Helen Keller once said that “Hearing loss is a worse misfortune than being blind. When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things, but when you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people”. An estimated 1 in every 6 Australians currently suffers from hearing loss, a frightening statistic that is expected to increase to 1 in every 4 by 2050. Hearing loss is an increasing health problem in our society, but less than 20% of people who have hearing loss choose to do anything about it. The weight of this problem costs the Australian economy almost $12 billion a year. There are a few reasons why we choose not to do anything about our hearing loss. Firstly, hearing loss often occurs gradually, which makes it difficult for people to identify and recognise the change. It can be easy to make excuses such as “they don’t speak clearly” or “I hear everything I want to hear”, rather than accept the truth. We can also choose to do nothing due to a sense of embarrassment from having to wear hearing aids. As Owner and Audiologist at CliniCare Hearing Solutions, one of the most

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challenging and rewarding parts of my job is helping people who have given up hope on their hearing because of bad experiences with hearing aids. Today’s technology has radically changed the face and practicality of hearing aids. You can now wear a hearing aid that is virtually invisible to the naked eye. Not only are they more discreet, but they can also be connected to your mobile phone, telephone, television, radio and other bluetooth compatible devices. I founded CliniCare Hearing Solutions because I saw the need for hearing services that put the patient first, with service that is specifically tailored to the patients’ needs and concerns. We aim to ensure that every patient has a personal audiologist and clinical consultant who journeys with them throughout their hearing care. CliniCare Hearing Solutions is an independent and local family-owned hearing clinic visiting the Roleystone Family Medical Centre. We are also accredited to provide fully subsidised services to pensioners and veterans. Call 9330 7005 to make an appointment today! Ref: Access Economics, Listen Hear! February 2006.

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While I was reading “A Shared Responsibility the Report of the Perth Hills Bushfire”, I was very interested to see a section that quotes from the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience that I must share with you all. The strategy has an explicit focus on building disaster resilient communities and goes on to say: People understand the risks that may affect them and others in the community. They understand the risks assessed around Australia, particularly those in their local area. They have compressive local information about hazards and risks, including who is exposed and who is most vulnerable. They take action to prepare for disasters and are adaptive and flexible to respond appropriately during emergencies. I am sure that this is a description we would like to have for our community and all those in fire-prone areas. We can help develop this ideal by undertaking our own ‘bushfire ready’ requirements, getting involved in local Bushfire

Ready Groups, addressing the risks on our properties and having an action plan. We need to receive regular up-to-date information from the State Government and Council as to how and when recommendations in this critical report on the February bushfires are being implemented. We need to have community awareness forums where we, as a community, can learn more about things like retrofitting homes, and have the opportunity to ask questions on the various aspects of things we may not be sure of. All the questions often queried by community such as SMS and radio alerts, and evacuation procedures are identified in this report with the appropriate recommendations. If we all make a commitment to fully embracing this idea of “shared responsibility”, with all the information and support we have, we will be able to successfully identify, accept and fulfil our individual roles within our community. Cr. Pat Hart.

Season Makers Call Nigel Bray now on 0400 074 844 AIRPORT TRANSFERS Roleystone Transfer and Charter Call David Mackey on 0412 953 638

ANTENNAS AAA TV Antennas When quality & service matters 20Yrs Exp Andrew 0413 779 537 Roleystone Antennas Ph: 0411 536 883 Antenna Home Theatre Install/Repairs ARTIST Susan Angwin Classes to be held at the Old Church Hall Cnr Croyden Rd & Brookton Hwy. Phone: 0400 037 818 AUTO-MECHANICAL A Grade Mechanical 11 Wygonda Road Phone: 9397 5244 WJ & KS Automotives 447 Chevin Road Phone: 9397 5666 BANK Roleystone-Karragullen Community Bank® Open M-F 9-5pm Sat 9-12pm 9397 7466 BEAUTY THERAPISTS Holly’s Skin & Beauty Shop 1, 198 Brookton Hwy Kelm. Ph: 9390 0583 Pure Indulgence Unit 6 1 Soldiers Rd Brackenridge Village 9496 2922 blinds / trimming All Out Blinds Paul Liva 0408 721 937 BOBCAT & TIP TRUCK Roleystone Bobcat 0418 625 925 Call Joe Dirt 9397 9860

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CHIROPRACTOR ELECTRICIAN Roleystone Chiropractic Darling Range Electrical Josh Morton 0451 675 100 Call Glen Weaver 19 Wygonda Rd Roleystone 0421 567 423, 9397 6015 COMPUTER REPAIRS High Point Electrical Bigsi Computer Solutions Call Marius 0419 004 475 Fax: 9497 8596 call Simon 9397 9046 Roleystone Property Mobile: 0433 838 394 Maintenance CONCRETE Call Alex 0401 979 866 Decorative Concrete FENCING Resurfacing System Armadale Fencing Transforming Crete Designs Call Pete now 0438 979 582 Ph: Marcel 0408 957 987 or Ph/Fax 496 3142 K & K Concrete Rural Fencing Call John Kevin Campbell 0418 953 591 or Mobile: 0433 728 478 Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 CONFERENCE VENUE GARDEN SUPPLIES Waterford Executive Karragullen Gravel & Conferencing Garden Supplies Phone: 9399 7272 Phone/Fax: 9397 6854 dentIST GIFTWARE Roleystone Dental Surgery Ph: 9397 6337 Rosharne’s Unique 9 Wygonda Rd Roleystone Giftware Open Wed-Sun 10.30-4.30, 0404 908 399 DOGWASH guitar lessons It’s A Dogs Life Carly Storey Call Monique on Phone: 6396 3022 0413 261 352 Mobile: 0422 616 316 DREAM CONSULTANT HAIRDRESSING Jenifer’s Pillow Talk business solutions Billy Shears The Hair Club Mobile: 0417 945 988 Yes U Can 4 Business Unit 2a Brackenridge Village Solutions 28 Yrs Exp. Cnr Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd DRIVEWAYS Susan 0430 118 733 9397 9219, 0431 908 074 Creative Driveways & BUTCHERS Catabree & Magnolia Fencing Call John Ph/Fax: 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Roleystone Family Meats 9397 6854 or 0418 953 591 Phone: 9399 2992 Phone: 9397 5580 EARTHMOVING Karizma Hair Studio 2, 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone Dingo Guru 2, 198 Brookton Highway CABINETMAKER Ph: Colin 9397 5769 Phone: 9390 7506 Cabinetmaker-Frank Mobile: 0429 383 275 HARDWARE 9496 0037 (after 5pm) F & M.J. Armenti Roleystone Hardware CANVAS Phone: 9397 6372 17, 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone Phone: Fax: 9397 6374 Custom Canvas & Tonneau 9397 5643. Open: Mon-Thur 9-5.30, call Anita Ph: 9497 1596 EATERIES Fri 11-5.30, Sat 8.30-4, Sun 10-2 Mob: 0421 545 536 Genesis in the Hills HEARING CLINIC CAR DEALER 124 Croyden Rd Roleystone Clinicare Hearing Range Ford Phone: 9397 7799 Solutions 9330 7005 Call Ian Owen 9452 5619 Kim Valley Restaurant Roleystone Family Med Ctr, 1882-1888 Albany Hwy Madd 4, 198 Brookton Hwy Kelm Unit 1/9 Wygonda Rd CAR DETAILING Phone: 9495 1188 HIGH PRESSURE WASHING Roley’s on the Ridge Once Over Mobile Car (HOT & COLD) Cnr Soldiers Rd & Detail Jason 0411 654 119 Grime Scene Clean Brookton Hwy CARPENTRY 0447 905 500 Domestic, Phone: 9496 0666 Industrial, Commercial Hills Lifestyle Carpentry The Manse Restaurant Services call Mick Beech jewellery designer 31 Church Ave Armadale 9397 9838, 0413 148 460 Olil Jewellery Design Phone: 9399 6078 CHILDCARE 4, 2 Soldiers Rd Roleystone 9496 1100, 0415 692 322 Magic Moon Childcare Phone: Linda 9399 1838 101 Forrest Rd Armadale

kitchen renovations Kitchen Updates Phone David 0407 162 855 or 9496 0790 LAWNMOWING Bee Jay’s Garden Services 9397 6264, 0412 509 526 LAWNMOWERS Armadale Mower World 79 Champion Drve Seville Grove Ph: 9497 1399 massage therapist Mensana Professional Massage Service Steven Rouse 0438 955 419 MEDICAL CENTRE Roleystone Family Medical Ctr Ph: 9397 7122 Unit 1/9 Wygonda Rd ORGANIC PRODUCTS Catabree & Magnolia 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Phone: 9399 2992 PAINTER Brush Worx Terry Griffiths 0430 115 178 PARTITIONS & CEILINGS Jacmo Partitions & Ceilings Mob: 0418 943 320 Ph/Fax: 9496 1015 (Rod) pest control SWAT*A*PEST Daniel Bremer 9313 8484 0411 808 383 PIANO TUITION Simply Music Emma 0488 630 811 plastering Garry’s Plastering Obligation Free Quote 0438 399 464 PLUMBING ABM Plumbing Call Andy 0419 986 923 Office: 9293 7524 Findlay Plumbing & Gas Phone/Fax: 9390 1940 Mobile: 0409 297 939 postie fashions Dianne Owen 9397 7884 E: PRINTING FN Grafix, Call Fiona on 0400 428 119, 23 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone

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TRAVEL AGENTS Travelways Ph: 9490 2100 Fax: 9490 3622 1, 2223 Albany Hwy Gosnells Travelworld Ph: 9497 2554 Fax: 9497 2949 2/182 Jull St Armadale TREE SERVICES Darling Range Tree Services Free Quotes Dale - 0408 399 922 JMC Tree Services Phone: 9497 1596 Mobile: 0409 118 912 WA Treeworks Phone: David 9496 0306 Freecall: 1800 088 733

water purification Pure Water Systems Call David 0415 470 011 water tanks Waterwise Tanks Phone: 9495 2828 Mobile: 0417 171 998 WROUGHT IRON/REPAIRS McAuliffe’s Wrought Iron Metal Art 9496 1348, 0417 966 599 Steve’s Unique Eco Handmade Art Shop 2, 2 Soldiers Rd 9496 2099

CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE TEAC Portable CD player $15, Sony Walkman CD Player $10 0400 428 119 Chrohn’s disease – WE NEED YOUR HELP We are looking for a support group for people affected by the disease to share information and knowledge. What worked for you and what didn’t, in the Roleystone - Kelmscott - Armadale and areas. Can you help us? please call 0433 338 401, we’d appreciate all feedback FREE Cardboard boxes, A4 size, strong, sturdy, clean, ideal for packing or when moving 0400 428 119 Lost Pandora Bracelet with 12 Charms has the initials RJJB on the bracelet, lost sometime after 9am on 12th August if you or you know of anyone who may have found this precious and irreplaceable piece of jewellery please Phone 0408 120 766 Wanted Law of Attraction Life Coach wants approx. 5 people for 2 free 1hr sessions each over phone or skype to finish accreditation. Must be ok with being recorded. Email: Phone: 9496 2059

volunteers wanted Radio Lollipop urgently requires volunteers for the Armadale Hospital Children’s Ward. If you have a spare 2hrs p/wk, are over 18 & would like to bring some happiness to a child’s hospital stay. Ph: Helen 9390 8850, 0458 888 498 or Radio Lollipop on 9340 8835 Have you recently celebrated a special occasion? Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary, Christening, then let everyone know by putting it in The Valley Reporter Agistment NEeded Paddock agistment for quiet pony mare wanted urgently in Roleystone area or close. Owner willing to feed if necessary. Please ring 9397 5224 cleaner req’d Roleystone Primary School. Cleaner required on a temperary basis until the end of 2011. We are looking ideally for 3hrs per day starting at 5.30am, however this is negotiable. If you’re interested, plse contact Angela 0435 164 121 for further details

other IMPORTANT NUMBERS: Armadale Police 9399 0222, Healthdirect Hotline 1800 022 222, Poison Information Centre 13 11 26, Fire & Emergency Services 1300 657 209, SES 132 500, Western Power 131 351, Alinta Gas 13 13 51, Telstra 132 203, 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 131 375, FESA Information Line 1300 657 209, 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 Info 1800 069 700, Gamblers Assist 1800 633 635, Mens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 000 599., For passenger assistance on Transperth train services call 1800 800 022 (Freecall)


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Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone Ph: 9496 1171 Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, Roleystone Ph: 9397 9000 Brackenridge Village & Roleystone Village Corner of Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone. Enjoy great food, wine, jewellery, giftware, unique arts & crafts, KOFUKAN KARATE-DO INTERNATIONAL organic food, beauty and an art gallery Karragullen Expo Saturday 15th October. Showcasing the ROLEYSTONE DOJO latest in Horticultural Machinery. Gates open 9-4.30 Adults Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, $10, Pensioners & Children over 12yrs $5, Children under Confidence, Respect & Discipline 12yrs FREE. Karragullen Oval, Old Station Rd Karragullen Improve your personal well being & 113th Kelmscott Annual Show 21st & 22nd October Improve your social awareness Rushton Park, Kelmscott. General Enquiries 9495 4001 Enquiries 9397 Enquiries Ph. 9397 Ph. 5688 or5688 0419 946 661 email: KIDS ADULT or 0419 946 661 CLASSES Qualified Karate Instructor & NCAS Accredited CLASSES Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2012 Ph: 9293 8263 Email: Free créche available Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Highway Roleystone. Training Days Training Times Roleystone Hall For Bookings Ph: 9397 5730. Jnrs (5-12yrs) 5-6pm Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah Tuesdays & Thursdays Rds, Roleystone Closed during school holidays Snrs (13yrs & older) 6-7.30pm Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone. Ph: 9397 7899 The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports roLEYstonE kArAtE Kalamunda District Bridge Club holds weekly day & evening sessions for both competitive and social bridge. A beginners’ course commences on Oct 3rd 7pm. Contact Andy Leal 9291 6451 or email: If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section please feel free to submit your contact details to


Roleystone Karragullen Seniors Club (Inc) 46 Jarrah Road, Roleystone Phone : 9496 3166 E-mail:

We are an energetic group of “Over 50’s” and some of our regular activities for members are: • Mahjong • Bingo • Book Club • Lunches • Whist • Indoor Bowls • Cards • Members Lending Library

If you would like a stall at the markets, call Juliette on 9397 5037

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Meetings are held every month (can be every 2nd) on Monday nights with a 7pm start time. Attendees are not limited to committee members as a public interest is warranted. Anyone wishing to attend can call Evie Molson on 0418 956 519.

Roleystone Community Alive Group Supporting a Community that supports each other This printing has been proudly supported & reproduced by FN GRAFIX –

SUNDAY SERVICE 9.30am Youth Group, Sunday School, Craft Group, Bible Study, Prayer Group, Missionary Support

For enquiries phone Gerry 9397 5730

Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade

• Plants • Toys • Gift Ideas • Sausage Sizzle • Music • Clothes • Cakes • Jams, Pickles & Chutneys • Bric-a-Brac • Books • And many more....

Roleystone Toy Library

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Roleystone Primary School




Jarrah Rd every Monday 5-8.30pm or phone

Noel 9397 6370 Rob 9397 5406



TenniS played aT The club • SocialSocial Tennis Monday nightsiS7-8.30pm • Wednesday mornings 9am adulTS; morningS from(run 9am onwards (10am inWedneSday Winter time) • Friday mornings 9-11am through Family Centreand with Creche) • Sunday afternoons 2-4pm Junior TenniS


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. PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. Email: PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA Wendy Shearwood(Sec.) (Sec.)9496 9397 5305 WendyTucker Tucker(Pres.) (Pres.)9397 93976620, 6620,Graham Tracey Backhouse 0053 Helen & Brendan Virginia Diss Bird (Club Capt.) Capt.) 9397 93906280 7668 HelenMantle Mantle (Treas.) (Treas.) 9390 2335 &

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