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VALLEYReporter YOUR Region. YOUR Magazine. YOUR Valley Reporter.

No.90 – Jan/Feb ‘12

Preparing to let go Read how a local resident showed compassion for her much loved pet, page 11.

If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness. Marjorie Garber

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Community Contacts Roleystone Community Youth Workers Stuart Hight and Joyce Arnott 0408 956 559 Email: youth@roleycommunitychurch.org 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 in2cricket Jnrs 5-9yrs Mike 0448 878 257 Roleystone Jnr Football Club rjfc.org.au Roleystone Snr Football Club Jason Hammond (Pres) 0411 702 504, Jocelyn Jones (Sec) 0437 887 930 ww.roleystonessfc.org.au Roleystone Gymnastics Melanie Berson (Pres) 0437 057 642, Email: roleystone@gymnastics.org.au. 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, Andy Leal 9291 6451, kdclub@bigpond.com 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 Armadale PCYC 2 Townley St 9399 1091, armadalepcyc@wapcyc.com.au The Rivercare Group Pat Hart 9496 1634 Armadale-Kelmscott Swimming Club info@akswimclub.org.au, Patty Blackwell (Pres) 9497 8197 (8am-8pm) The House of Bamboo Carol 9397 7679 City of Armadale - Roleystone Ward Councillors Caroline Wielinga 0488 900 307, Cr.CWielinga@armadale.wa.gov.au Grant Nixon 9397 6939, 0418 449 611, grandem@iinet.net.au 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, peter_law56@hotmail.com Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre 9291 3900 Kanyana provides advice & assistance 24hrs a day, 7 days a week DEC’s Department of Environment and Conservation WildCare Hotline 9474 9055. WildCare hotline operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, diverting to after hrs numbers at nights & weekends, to provide immediate assistance Roleystone Guides Suellen Mackay 9496 1375 Art Classes RNFC Mon-Tues & Thur 9496 1115 www.roleyfamilycentre.com.au Landscape Painting Tues 6.30-9.30pm Ian 9496 0034 Roleystone Lawn Bowls Gerry Chapman (Pres) 9397 5730 ISADD Intervention Services for Autism & Dev Delay Darryl Cooper 9397 5970 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, Greg 0402 252 230, Marylena 0422 108 711 Bushfire Ready Groups Bedfordale-Ian Thompson 9399 3006, Kelmscott Hills-Peter Jago 0439 997 373, Roleystone-Chris Cairns 0417 983 019, Robert Littmann 0427 977 190, Craig Popperwell 0438 904 485

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YOUR Region. YOUR Magazine. YOUR Valley Reporter. Fiona Newland – EDITOR/PUBLISHER It seems that the topic of bush fires is still ever present in the issues of The Valley Reporter, which isn’t surprising considering the time of year we’re now in. You tend to keep your eyes and ears open for any severe fire weather warnings when you know there are going to be hot conditions with strong and gusty winds. People should have decided by now what they would do in a bush fire situation. If you are not prepared to the highest level, leaving bush fire risk areas as early as possible is your safest option. Homes that are prepared to the highest level and are actively defended may provide safety. You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions. For further bushfire advice and information on total fire bans go to www.fesa.wa.gov.au. As part of the National Youth Week celebrations, Youth Resources in Armadale will be hosting a Evolution @ Jull Street event. The event will have a range of activities on offer, and will be a great chance to showcase Armadale at its best, hopefully encouraging further investment in stimulating our own arts culture. It may even become a regular fixture on WA’s cultural calendar if it’s

successful. If you need to know more or wish to register your interest, then turn to page 5 for further details. With so many people going away on holidays at the moment, it’s important that we all have adequate home security. This may also be a good time to review your home security by starting at the basics with no-cost options, and examining your family security habits. Do you lock the doors when you are home? Do you lock your vehicles? Have you removed all the valuables from view in your car? John Bouwman Senior Sergeant, Officer in Charge at the Armadale Police Station has an interesting article on page 6, and covers these topics and more, so make sure you have a read. 2012 will see the start of something wonderful for new Karragullen resident Jessie Barbour. Jessie is already well known in the world of horses for founding the Second Chance Horse Rescue, but she is finally realising a dream by opening Halcyon Stables. It will be a centre of Equine Education and will be offering riding, horse care and management lessons to horse lovers of all ages and abilities. The school will be offering

lessons and conducting an Open Day, so turn to page 12 for all the details. With the start of the new year also comes the start of many interesting courses at our local Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre. Page 24 has two such courses on offer, so if you want to take the opportunity to be creative and try something different, enrol now for the drawing and painting classes, or the felting workshop. You can log onto their website at www.roleyfamilycentre. com.au for the full list of courses offered in the Term 1 Program. As we near the end of January, we also get closer to the annual City of Armadale Australia Day fireworks celebrations. It’s the City’s biggest community event, so why not stay close to home, as Armadale’s Minnawarra Park lights up with a spectacular pyrotechnics display on Thursday 26 January, 2012.

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The Perth Hills Planning Bill 2010 At the request of Perth Hills residents, Giz Watson MLC developed a draft Perth Hills Planning Bill in 2007 to better protect and plan for the future of the Perth Hills. Public consultation on the draft Bill showed strong support, and resulted in a number of suggestions for improvements to the Bill. As Member for East Metro, Alison Xamon has taken on the Bill since entering the Legislative Council in 2009, which has included amending the Bill based on the feedback from the various public consultations.

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The aim of the bill is to preserve the unique biodiversity and way of life that exists in the Perth Hills region. It aims to promote sustainable, appropriate and integrated land use, planning and development in the Perth Hills area.

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The meeting will be addressed by Alison Xamon MLC, who introduced the Bill into the Legislative Council in May 2010. Ms Xamon will be pleased to discuss the bill with the people of Roleystone and surrounding districts, as well as to answer any questions.


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• Massive Markets where youth artists, craftsmen and fashion designers will be selling their wares • Unveiling of Stage One of the Telstra Exchange Art Project • Big Help Mob-Youth paparazzi welcome at the Armadale Train Station with red carpet and applause to visitors arriving by train • Local youth bands playing on the forecourt of the train station • Interactive DJ/Singstar Karaoke, Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution • Local Indigenous performances and artworks • Local schools and young people working all year creating art, jewellery and metal work to sell and raise funds for local charities • City of Armadale Youth Services and Community Development team organising a range of activities • Street performances of Hip Hop, Drumming and Circus skills • Muso’s Swap Meet • Exhibitions of Youth Art and displays of Youth Programs by local agencies • Extensive media and promotion of the event will take place throughout WA and via a range of media to attract a diversity of visitors and stall holders. This will be a great event to showcase Armadale at its best and to encourage further investment in stimulating our very own arts culture and making this event a regular fixture on WA’s cultural calendar. Register your interest now by phoning 9497 1722 or email: evoatjullst@ youthresources.com.au.

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UNIFORM PACKAGES COLLECTION DATES The uniform packages will be available for collection at the following times: Wed 25th Jan 10-3pm and Sat 28th Jan 9-11.30am at the new College. Parents are asked to park on Brooks and Raeburn Roads and then follow the signs to the pick up point. The uniform shop will also be open during these pick up times. If you have any queries regarding uniform you can send an email to: rccuniformshop@hotmail.com. PICK UP AND DROP OFF Don’t forget that when you pick up your new uniform you can drop off items of the old uniform. Please ensure they are in good condition. These uniforms are being collected for Donation in Kind who will ensure they get to children who need them. TOURS OF THE COLLEGE Mr Thatcher will be conducting tours of the College at the following times in January: Tuesday 24th Jan 10am and 3pm, Wednesday 25th Jan 10am, 2pm, 5pm and Saturday 28th Jan 10am. The session will comprise of a tour and information presentation. It was hoped that we could run these tours during Term 4 however due to the builders still being on site we have a restricted access to some areas until the new year. oshc moves to the college The Mulberry Tree approached Mr Thatcher to discuss the possibility of them relocating to the College to run their OSHC (Out of School Hours Care) service. After a period of negotiation and sourcing a suitable building the move was confirmed in mid November. This is a very positive arrangement for both the Mulberry Tree, who will not have to manage the logistics of transporting children from the family centre to the College, and the College who can use the income to fund programs in the school which will benefit all of the students. The service will open at the College at the commencement of Term 1 2012. If you are interested in finding out anything more about the service offered by The Mulberry Tree then please contact Kim Sarti on 9496 1664.


Recently we have seen a significant drop in burglaries across the City of Armadale with most being in the suburbs of Armadale and Kelmscott. Entry into the homes were varied with the top business support three being, open doors or windows, Julia Berkhout and smashing glass. We have also ® MYOB Certified Consultant seen an increase in residents reporting 0409 203 512 suspicious behaviour, this was great Fax: (08) 6311 7220 Email: julia@jewelsbizsupport.com.au and contributed to the low burglary rate. www.jewelsbizsupport.com.au Two 13 year old boys were charged with PO Box 418 Kelmscott WA 6991 a burglary at a local primary school, even though this was the first time they had been apprehended for burglary, I ewels bus b-card.indd 1 15/12/08 6:44:40 PM have no doubt from their attitude that this may not have been the first offence that they have committed. The increased reporting by residents focused some of our resources to patrol certain streets and We are the experts in speak to various people of interest, which ultimately deterred them from the area as they felt they were being watched. (reverse cycle, splits, ducted, evaporative) Please continue to report any suspicious behaviour to 131 444. Your call may help solve a crime that occurred against your neighbour. With many people going away on holidays for the festive season I thought I would include something about home security. If you haven’t done so Call your local representative for the hills; already please consider talking to your neighbours and joining Neighbourhood Nigel Bray Watch – you can access the NHW website for advice www.nhw.wa.gov.au mobile or the WA Police website www.police. office wa.gov.au. Review your home and car security – start at the basics with the Use our Online Booking Form to book your car in for a service today, go to no cost options, what habits agrademechanicalservices.com.au does your family have - Do you lock the doors when you are home? Do you lock your vehicles? Have you removed all the valuables from view in your car, this includes the GPS and coins in the console. Secure ladders and tools so that they cannot be used by offenders to break into your home. Some cheap options include windows locks, so you can secure the windows partially open when we have hot nights. Consider installing sensor Comprehensive Vehicle Maintenance lights to deter people from ✓ Maximise Fuel Efficiency ✓ Maximise Safety ❍ ❍ your home at night. Other options include ✓ ✓ ❍ Minimise Breakdowns ❍ Maintain Existing Warranties installing alarms systems and / or security screens MECHANICAL REPAIRS, BRAKES, STEERING, SHOCKS, EXHAUST, TYRES & WHEEL ALIGNMENTS and doors – often your insurance company will reduce your premiums if Motor Vehicle you install their approved Industry Board Repairers & products. Business Nos: This year many burglaries Lifetime Warranty Tyres MR1776 & occurred by offenders MRB2417 walking through open front or back doors, or climbing through open windows, 11 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone (United Service Station) some were while the occupants were home or Eddie Worsnop Servicing Roleystone Since 1999

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Pam from Rainbow Yogis has her baby at home by Simon Gray At 6:38am, in our very own Roleystone home, my wife gave birth to our daughter, making us immediate members of a rogue subculture. I always imagined myself in some sort of rebel minority group, but I never imagined that my golden ticket to one of society’s niche groups would be my participation in something that people have been doing since the beginning of time. Home birthing and independent midwives are contentious topics among the medical community, but after our experience I find it hard to see why. Clare Davison, our registered independent midwife, is one of the most highly educated people I know, decorated multiple times as one of the top performing nurses and midwives in the state. All I can put it down to is that doctors don’t like making house calls any more. Scans and blood tests aside, Clare handled all of our antenatal care from the comfort of our own home. She even arranged for a backup midwife, Liza Kennedy of the Conscious Conception and Birth Centre, to be available, and sorted out all the normal outpatient checks you’d expect if we’d attended hospital. Pam’s first contractions came at around 5:30am in the morning. When Clare arrived at 6:15am, it was apparent that Pam was further along than we’d thought. Twenty minutes later we were holding our daughter, Sequoia Fae, a new sister for our other two children, who were lucky

enough to be present as she was born. Our fantastic friends and the Roleystone community have been with us all the way. We’ve had help and well-wishes from all over town and more warmth directed towards one thing than I’ve ever seen in my entire life. If you’re considering a home birth with an independent midwife, I honestly can’t recommend the experience enough. These women are practitioners of a higher art and as much as I love the idea of a rogue subculture, I look forward to the day that this can once again be considered part of the mainstream.

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Bushfire Information for Residents The City of Armadale has produced a new booklet on how to protect your property against bushfire. Find out about burning permits, Bushfire Ready Groups, hazard reduction programs and when and how to burn. If you have any queries, please contact one of our Rangers to discuss. The City of Armadale is rated as one of the highest fire risk areas in the State. Both permanent and volunteer fire and rescue brigades together with the City’s own volunteer bushfire brigades co-operate to ensure maximum fire protection for our City. The innovative co-location of bushfire and, fire and rescue volunteer brigades at the Roleystone Fire Station is unique and is indicative of Council’s proactive approach to fire safety. There are three volunteer fire brigades within the City of Armadale, they are; Roleystone Volunteer Fire Services, Bedfordale Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and Armadale WA Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service.


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Thanks to a win in a Victoria Park Baseball Club raffle Jason Newland from Roleystone won the right to throw the first pitch at the Perth Heat v’s Melbourne game at Barbagallo Ballpark on Friday 16th December. The raffle was organised by Gary Arnell from Pilpel Print, it was a fund-raiser for Victoria Park Baseball Club Juniors and included a corporate box, six pizzas and six drinks as well as the first pitch. Jason’s mum Loma (or Nan) actually won the raffle and allowed Jason to throw the pitch which was by the way a strike. Victoria Park Baseball Club and the Newland family would like to thank Gary Arnell for organising the raffle tickets and the great prize. Perth Heat are currently at the top of the Australian Baseball League ladder winning 23 games and only losing 6.


If you or your child are interested in trying gymnastics or cheerleading, please contact the club at roleystone@gymnastics.org.au.

The Roleystone Gymnastics Club celebrated the end of 2011 with their annual display night. The performance was a great success featuring clowns, rockstars and lot of jungle animals! The coaches also joined in the fun by performing individual routines on each apparatus, giving the crowd a real treat! The members of the club have come a long way since the club’s 10 week hiatus in 2011, and the display night was a great opportunity for them all to show off their new skills. The club would like to thank all of its members for their continued support, and would like to wish them all a very happy new year. We can’t wait to see all our members and many new faces in Term 1, starting on the 6th of February. Kiri Penter - Head Coach.

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Armadale Aquatic Centre is a great place for families this summer. You can come along for a swim, have a barbeque or picnic on the expansive grassed areas or simply relax by the pool. The newest and most entertaining addition to the centre this summer is Splash Town. It’s a brand new, innovative water area for children, it has a zero-depth water playground and a slip resistant surface, making it the safest way to play in the water. It also has the latest in water entertainment including interactive water sprays, water cannons, spray grounds and large over head tipping buckets. It is a contemporary water playground that allows kids to splash, play and spray, keeping them entertained for hours. The recent upgrades to the pool’s pipe work, plant and operations systems are now complete and fully operational. The new filtration and heating systems in place are in line with current modern water circulation processes and ensures the highest water quality.


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NEXT FIELD DAY: February 19 Is to be a Dieback treatment day to be held at Stonegate Reserve, Stonegate Road, (turn off Peet Road), Roleystone. Treatment will commence at 9am and will finish at 12noon. Participants will be able to borrow the equipment to treat their own trees against die back. New volunteers will be welcome. If you require any further information please visit our website: www.roleybushcare.com.au. This and other information is also shown on the notice board at the Roleystone Shopping Centre. Morning Tea will, as usual, be provided. Hope to see you there. Roleybushcare would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy 2012. Horst Seecamp.

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Just over a month ago, I came to the point of having to prepare myself to let my dog go peacefully to Rainbow Bridge. I have always advised my clients in the same situation to tell their pets its OK to go, to give them that consent, but I found it very hard to say it myself to my very faithful girl who I have loved for over 14 years. I had been telling her that I couldn’t do it, and she would just have to live to be the oldest dog in history. I kept looking through the highs and lows of her condition each day for some hopeful signs, but in the end I knew I had to tell her in words, I had to make sure I gave her that permission. So, amongst heartfelt tears and choked words, I told her she could go if she needed to. Around this time, I had been giving her reiki and red light therapy on various acupoints, feeding her with her favourite treats, and I had even written a poem which I posted on Facebook as she lay near my chair in the early hours of the morning. This is my poem for Amy: Amy is my special dog - so faithful always by my side showing the love in her smiles and soft eyes  the happiness when she sees me  brings joy to my heart and calmness to my mind She has been the only dog I have ever called my own  so blessed am I that with this gentle dog,  a loving bond has grown. I had also arranged at short notice to have some photos taken by a professional photographer James Garbutt from JG Photographics. I was hoping that I could have some lovely photos to immortalise her beautiful face and her loving eyes, which thankfully James was able to do for me, for

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Roleystone Netball Club, proudly  sponsored by Roleystone Real Estate, will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday February 18 at the Roleystone Country Club, starting at 4pm. All committee members, players, parents and coaches are encouraged to attend. The committee can always do with fresh ideas and by sharing the jobs around, no person is overloaded! Your children will benefit from any role you are able to fill and the club will be most appreciative. For more information about Roleystone netball or the AGM, please contact Vice President Heather Quinlan 0419 204 870 or email: heatherm.quinlan@bigpond.com or Registrar Amy Boughton 9397 5559 or email: boughtons@westnet.com.au.

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Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group receives annual funding The Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group has received significant funding support to continue its bushland management and renewal efforts in 2012. The AGLG has received over $290,000 for ongoing ground works to assist with current and future revegetation, native planting and the continual protection and preservation of the local bushland and reserves. In 2012 it is planned more than 160,000 native seedlings will be planted and more than $130,000 will be injected into invasive species control management. This will be the largest native bushland management project in AGLG history. Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones commends the achievements of AGLG and anticipates the future developments of the program, “In its thirteen years of operation, the AGLG has planted more than a million seedlings and revegetated over 30 sites across the

Armadale – Gosnells area. “Armadale has greatly benefited from the continual bushland and vegetation management and is reaping the benefits of having such an extraordinary natural landscape. “The City proudly supports the efforts in managing and protecting our bushlands and reserves,” said Cr Zelones. The Cities of Armadale, Gosnells and AGLG would like to thank the generous funding bodies for their support - Caring for Our Country Program, Swan River Trust, Perth Region NRM, Alcoa, Department of Environment and Conservation, SERCUL, Landcare Australia, Western Australian Planning Commission, Main Roads WA and Water Corporation. For more information please visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au or contact the Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group on 9399 0111.

Armadale completes checks on bush verges

Armadale has accelerated its bushfire inspection process this year to assess fuel loads on all its hills road verges. Armadale CEO Ray Tame said the City was not happy with comments made to the Keelty Inquiry early this year and had pulled out all stops to complete a typical three year assessment in one year. The Council is working with FESA and Department of Environment and Conservation to systematically manage fuel loads in all bushfire prone areas within the City. The City undertakes fuel loading assessments between July and November, allowing recommended remedial work to reduce fuel loads to be completed before the start of bushfire season.

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the City has conscientiously worked in the lead up to the bushfire season towards addressing the Keelty Report Recommendations and reducing fuel loads and the fire risk. “Fuel reduction involves reducing fuel loads to a point where any potential fire can be controlled by fire fighting crews on a normal summer’s day,” said Cr Zelones. “Once assessments are completed and works are prioritised, a number of treatments including, hazard reduction burns, tree/shrub removal or fire break install or upgrades, are considered. For more information please visit www. armadale.wa.gov.au or contact 9399 0111.

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Funding for Goolamrup Reserve Goolamrup Reserve, Kelmscott has successfully received $11,390 through the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. The Caring for Our Country Community Action Grant will be used to plant more than 3,000 native plants and undertake a weed control program to help in the recovery of the bushland following the RoleystoneKelmscott bushfire. This includes the regeneration of the bushland, increasing fauna habitat and reducing the threat of invasive weed species. Post-fire rehab for Lloyd Hughes Park Lloyd Hughes Park, Kelmscott has received $17,500 for post fire rehabilitation works through the State NRM (Natural Resource Management) Program Community Grants. The project aims to address native vegetation loss and weed invasion through a native species planting program and an intensive weed control program. If you would like to take part in the revegetation of the Park, the City will be holding a community planting day during winter. Environmental Working Groups seeking members

The Armadale Settler’s Common, Bungendore Park and Bushcare and Environmental Working Groups are seeking new members with an interest in environmental matters. If you have an interest or expertise in environmental matters, put yourself forward to be part of an Environmental Working Group. Assist with the protection, rehabilitation and conservation of the natural environment whilst promoting awareness and encouraging community involvement. Contact the Environmental Officer at the City of Armadale to find out more. Forrestfield Bushland Management Plan community feedback Following a six week community consultation period the management plans for six valuable bushland reserves, including Bob Blackburn, Kendal Court Flora Reserve and John Dunn Bushland, has been finalised. Copies can be downloaded from the City’s website. For further information on the aforementioned please contact the City of Armadale on 9399 0111 or visit www. armadale.wa.gov.au.


EXTRA HELP FOR FAMILIES WITH TEENAGERS IN SCHOOL “This will be a big help to those families under financial pressure, who are finding it hard to support older teenagers to stay at school or in training.” Senator Sterle said that, although the exact amount of benefit would vary for every family, most families with a teenager in full-time secondary study who is currently receiving Youth Allowance, would be better off on Family Tax Benefit. “I will continue to make sure that families have the support they need to encourage their teenagers to stay at school, get an education and get ready for work,” Labor Senator for Western Australia Glenn Sterle said. Families already receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A for children aged 16 to 19 years in full-time secondary study will have their entitlements automatically adjusted from 1 January if they are entitled to the higher rate. “This is good news for families in Canning who will be better able to meet their cost of living, its good news for our teenagers who will have a better chance at getting a good job, and, as a result, it’s good news for Australia’s economy,” Senator Sterle said. For more information, visit www.fahcsia.gov.au.

proposals invited through caring for our country The Gillard Government is inviting applications for natural resource management and sustainable agriculture projects through the Caring for our Country 2012-13 business plan. Labor Senator for Western Australia Glenn Sterle said up to $64 million would be available in the fifth year of Caring for our Country. “I encourage people to apply for this important program that supports natural resource management organisations and community groups in their work,” Senator Sterle said. “Caring for our Country is all about providing local community members with real support to help us care for our unique natural environment. “Often it is local people who have the best knowledge and practical solutions to help better protect and conserve our natural environment or improve the ways we can

sustainably manage our farmlands. “This is our opportunity to propose projects that will benefit our local communities and help achieve a healthier, better protected and more resilient environment.” The Gillard Government is inviting applications for projects that address six priority areas, including: • natural resource management in northern and remote Australia; • community skills, knowledge and engagement; • the National Reserve System; • biodiversity and natural icons; • coastal environments and critical aquatic habitats and; • sustainable farm practices. Eligible projects must be able to be completed by June 2013. More information on the Caring for our Country 2012-13 business plan and how to apply for funding is available from www.nrm.gov.au or by calling 1800 552 008.

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Labor Senator for Western Australia Glenn Sterle recently said around 4,400 local families stretching from Roleystone and Armadale, right out to Waroona may benefit from an increase of up to $4,200 per year in family payments, if their teenager stays in school. From 1 January, Family Tax Benefit Part A will increase for families with teenagers aged 16 to 19 years who are still in full-time secondary school or equivalent vocational training – this means families may receive a total of up to $214 a fortnight for each teenager still in full-time secondary study. “All the evidence shows that young people who finish their education or get a trade are better off,” Senator Sterle said. “The Gillard Labor Government understands the importance of education in making sure young people get the best chance to get a good job. “We want to encourage teenagers in the electorate of Canning to return to school next year or get school-based apprenticeships, if that’s what they want to do. We know that a quality education or training will open doors and give our teenagers a big leg up in life. “This extra financial support for families will help them keep their kids in school – and get their kids better jobs and higher incomes in the long run.


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carbon tax compounds housing stress Canning MHR Don Randall recently said housing stress felt by Mandurah and Armadale renters and homebuyers was only going to get worse when the carbon tax commenced in mid-2012. Mr Randall said new statistics from Australians for Affordable Housing showed residents in Mandurah and Armadale were suffering from some of the highest levels of housing costs across Perth; and that homebuyers could expect to see about $16,000 added to the cost of a new home with a carbon tax. “Originally it was thought that first homebuyers would pay more than $5,000 extra for a new home with the carbon tax set at $23 a tonne,” he said. “However, Ross North from Ross North Homes has done the figures on an average home he builds and found it will actually cost about $16,000 more per home with the added price of a carbon tax.” Mr Randall said carbon tax compensation didn’t cover all Australians. “There is no compensation for low and middle income earners looking at buying affordable housing,” he said. “The carbon tax will add $36 per month, or $432 per year, to the cost of servicing the average mortgage on a new owner-occupied dwelling of $340,600, based on the average standard variable mortgage rate of 7.8 per cent. “Rents will also rise as investors pass on the costs of servicing larger mortgages, compounding the shortage of affordable rental properties. “In addition to this, the residential building sector is dominated by independent subcontractors who will also receive no compensation under the Labor-Greens carbon tax arrangements.”

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HOLIDAY INTERNET SAFETY WARNING School holidays have started and WA Police would like to remind parents and young people of the dangers posed by social networking, both online and via mobile phones if steps are not taken to stay safe. Officer-in-Charge of the Online Child Exploitations Squad, Detective Senior Sergeant Lindsay Garratt reminds parents that they need to take an active interest in what their children are doing online if they are to assist in protecting them from possible harm. “The internet can be a fun place for socialising and learning, but it can also be used by adults to exploit children in a sexual way,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Garratt. “We encourage parents and young people to negotiate a set of ground rules for engaging with others on social networking sites such as Facebook. One of the rules should

be that young people agree never to meet with anyone that they have only met online; always tell a trusted adult before meeting anyone; and always take another person with you. “Young people should never send naked images of themselves to anyone online, not even friends, boyfriends, or girlfriends. In the last week, the Online Child Exploitation Squad has arrested two men in separate incidents, which serves as examples of the ways the internet and mobile phones are being used to exploit children and young people.” The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA), Australian Federal Police in conjunction with Microsoft, provide further safety tips and information online at: http://www. cybersmart.gov.au/ and http:// www.thinkuknow.org.au/site/ index.asp.


Community Noticeboard Fair. Expect lots of free activities for the whole family and a concert by the fabulous All Star Showstoppers with tributes to The Beatles, Blues Brothers, Rolling Stones and much more. Venue: Bakers House. Event Contact: 9399 0642 Email: events@ armadale.wa.gov.au. City of Armadale Concerts in the Park Roleystone Musicians Club take the reins to present an eclectic mix of music from folk, to rock and everything in between. Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful oval of Roleystone Primary School. Date: Sun 19 February Time: 5pm-7pm Venue: Roleystone Primary School Popular music to tap your feet and sing along to, played by the multiple award winning Armadale City Concert Band. They are one of the top three community bands in WA. Their 40 musicians play music to suit all ages ranging from Broadway to swing and salsa. Date: Sun 4 March Time: 5pm-7pm Venue: Memorial Park Event Contact: 9399 0642 Email: events@ armadale.wa.gov.au. Kalamunda Farmers Market On every Sunday morning until 29.7.12 at the Central Mall, Kalamunda. Fresh local produce, top quality, grower direct. Need more information then contact the Market Manager Steve Harrap on 0425 890 146, 9257 1190 (a/h), email: farmersmarket@ kalamundachamber.com. Kalamunda Water Park 26th January – Australia Day Family Pool Party Come on down to our pool party for Australia Day! You and your family can enjoy n the park and surrounds in a relaxing and safe atmosphere for the Australia Day holiday n with fun and entertainment for all ages for the entire day. n For more information go to www.kalamundawaterpark. ymca.org.au. Spontaneous Watercolour Exhibition 13 Jan - 29 Feb held at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre Art Gallery, 50 Railway Rd Kalamunda Artists: Richard Bristow, Stephanie Boyle, Rod Brown, Pauline Gill, Penny Maddison, Susan Payne, Sue Cross, Sandy Robertson, Pam White, Aurelie Yeo, Lucy Papalia, Lorri Roberts, Jan Pittman and Ian Kallas. Gallery opening hours: MonFri 9-4, Sat & Sun 10am4pm, Ph: 9257 9993, www. zzcc.com.au.

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PERTH ZOO You’re invited to Tricia’s 55th Birthday Party! January 24 9am-5pm Our beloved Tricia the Elephant is turning 55 on the 24 January and we would love for you to come down and join in the celebrations. There will be heaps of FREE fun activities including: join Tricia on a walk around the zoo, Tricia eating her enormous birthday cake (12pm), elephant keeper talk, elephant painting demonstrations, elephant bath time, face painting, giant jenga, giant connect 4, scavenger hunt and more! (Standard admission prices apply). For more information go to www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au. Come and try Synchro Swimming Calling all girls ages between 6-16 who want to have a go at synchronised swimming, a fun and healthy sport. SynchroWA is a volunteer organisation and is staging a number of free sessions conducted by qualified coaches. These sessions are open to absolute beginners and all are welcome. The free workouts are offered due to the generosity of Healthway and their ‘Go For 2 and 5’ campaign. Head to the Armadale Aquatic Centre on Tuesday January 24 between 2pm-4pm or call Brian Miller, Synchro WA Secretary on 0422 227 489 or email: info@synchrowa.com. The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer® is a unique, two-day bike ride that will take place on October 20-21 During this incredible bike ride, you will ride for two days. The money you raise will go directly to support cancer patients and families throughout Western Australia. Fill out the form to learn more about cycling in The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer! Your epic, two-day bike ride will have a life-changing impact for those battling: bladder cancer, brain cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, childhood and children’s cancers. Why wait? Sign up today! go to www.conquercancer. org.au. Movies by Burswood is Perth’s familyfriendly affordable outdoor cinema. Screenings are held in the Burswood Parklands near the Causeway. Lying back watching a movie under a starry sky is one of the magical joys of our lifestyle. Knowing that you are helping out local children’s charities is a bonus. All of this comes together at Bankwest Movies by Burswood. From 8 December until 14 April 2012 Bankwest Movies by Burswood in the Burswood Parklands returns for its eleventh season. Organised and run by a team of over 400 volunteers the event benefits local children’s charities seeking to improve the quality of life of children in a health or physical ability crisis. The 18 week program runs every night with gates open at 6:30pm and screenings at 8pm. For more information go to www.moviesbyburswood.com. Heron Park Fair Sunday, 12 February 2pm-6pm The City of Armadale and Satterley Property Group bring local residents - the Heron Park


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What’s the smartest and most cost-effective way to reach home owners in “ Fire Risk Zones”? There are two main types of property valuation used by banks, buyers, and sellers, which are: • Market Value - The prices struck between willing buyers and willing sellers, neither of whom have been forced by third parties or each other to do other than what they are willing. • Summation Value - The total cost to buy the land and obtain approvals, including replacement costs for all existing improvements including fit-out. When market value exceeds summation value by, say 25%, developers could spend up to $1million to buy land, build and deliver a completed property to the market, in the anticipation that it will realise $1.25million. If the margin is less than 20%, most will not speculate. Adverse Affectation is a major factor in the property valuation process. When residential properties are positioned nearby properties such as shopping centres, they can enjoy a higher market value than those much further away, whereas properties that are in positions such as directly opposite the entrance to a shopping centre can suffer Adverse Affectation up to 25%.

All of the above brings me to the recent classification of “Fire Risk Zones.” In my opinion, this negative labeling of an area delivers an Adverse Affectation factor against those properties, which I suspect could be as high as 20%. When my family and I moved here 10 years ago, we became aware of a subliminal fear of fire in the collective mindset of buyers from Perth coastal suburbs considering the purchase of dwellings along the Darling Scarp. With the recent “Fire-Risk Zone” classification, that fear is no longer just subliminal. To extinguish that market perception, it is my opinion that all dwellings along the escarpment must install powerful firefighting equipment plumbed to an on-site independent supply of water (perhaps a swimming pool or stand-alone tanks) to fight any approaching fires or embers. A standard garden hose delivers 20 litres of Water Corp water per minute. With a 60 PSI pump driven by an independent motor plumbed to an independent reserve of water, there are water jets available that blow 200 litres per minute, each in 30 metre diameter circles. That system can also include a fire reel with a 40m long

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hose, plus a 25mm hose mounted to the full perimeter of dwellings, positioned just below the guttering, with up to 100 or more short shaft garden misters which can drench verandahs. Once the market comprehends the value of such widespread fire-extinguishing equipment in the hills residential area, I believe the factor of fire risk Adverse Affectation will likewise be extinguished by the market, possibly approaching 20%. Changes in just one, two or even a few houses will not be able to alter the market perception, whereas the installation of powerful fire-fighting equipment across an entire area of dwellings probably will. Paul Clune, Roleystone.

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Enjoy the environment in all its splendour during summer. Hot days and balmy nights are here and casting a magical glow on nature. During the summer holidays, the team at Nearer to Nature are providing you with an activity program that will ensure you enjoy this amazing time of year. Lots of bush activities will be on offer. Getting into the theme of this magical time of year, join Faerie Cara on a journey of mystical discovery into our enchanted environment. Grab a torch and join in on an evening of nocturnal delights at the Perth Hills Centre or go ‘behind the scenes’ at Chidlow Marsupial Hospital, where you could come face to face with some of Perth’s most enduring creatures. Bookings are required for all activities, so please call 9295 2244 or for more information visit www. dec.wa.gov.au/n2n.


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The Armadale CBD will be a hub of festivity as the City celebrates Australia Day from 2pm on Thursday 26 January. There will be plenty of live entertainment, Skin & Beauty Shop1/198 Shop1/198Brookton Brooktonhwy hwyKelmscott Kelmscott6111 6111 activities, performances and a spectacular Om Veda Skin Care • Creative Nail Design firework display for residents in the City. Ph: 9390 0583 Waxing-tinting-makeup-facials-massagePerth’s own 96fm will host the Great Acrylic nails-manicure-pedicure- Gift vouchers Aussie BBQ at Frog Hollow Park from Shop1/198 Brookton hwy Kelmscott 6111 2pm. There will also be entertainment Small friendly centre including whip-cracking, Henry the SPecialiSinG in 2-6yr oldS red kelpie and a showcase of amazing 28YRS Same qualified Owner/CO-OrdinatOr SinCe 1983-26yrS horsemanship by iconic outback • experienced, caring staff • first aid police clearance • food safe/ entertainers Sydney or the Bush. nutritious meals • Safe, loving & fun environment • High quality care accredited • educational program and Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones, equipment, safe and secure adventure playground “Memorial Park will be transformed and garden hidden from view of public • away into a family friendly zone from 4pm from traffic fumes Phone linda 9399 1838 as bouncy castles, roving Ladybird for a time to visit and see for yourself 101 Forrest road armadale Entertainers and Dream State Circus workshops and performances take over for the day. “Minnawarra Park will be

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the musical centre with the main stage hosting renowned musicians including Barney ‘n’ Dave, indigenous female trio Moana Dreaming, the legendary DomNicks and Armadale’s own reggae, blues star Gerard Maunick. “Armadale will also have its very own sideshow alley with carnival rides, show bags and entertainment at Sanctuary Lake.” “A spectacular fireworks display will kick-off at 8:30pm at Minnawarra Park featuring an all-Australian soundtrack and a live simulcast by 107.3fm. “Come down early and make the most of the free entertainment and activities at the City of Armadale’s largest community event.” For further information contact 9399 0642 or visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au.

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The City of Armadale is preparing a new Planning Policy to vary the Residential Design Codes of Western Australia (RD Codes) and allow for reduced setbacks for patios, carports and walls without major openings for residential developments. If adopted, the policy will establish new Acceptable Development Criteria and dispense with the need for builders and residents to formally apply for Residential Design Code Variation (RDCV) applications for variations outlined in the policy. Acting Armadale CEO Ian MacRae said that, “The City received approximately 200 RDCV applications last year

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proposing such variations to the RD Codes. Whilst relatively minor in nature, these applications still take up considerable administrative resources and are a cost to the applicant. “Once the policy is adopted, those applications will no longer be required and most importantly this will assist residents and the building industry with more timely approvals and reduce fees” said Mr MacRae. The draft policy is currently out for public comment until 10 February 2012 and is available on the City’s website at www.armadale.wa.gov.au.

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GOSNELLS – AGGRAVATED BURGLARY AND ASSAULT PUBLIC OFFICER Armadale Detectives are calling for witnesses to an Aggravated Burglary where a serving police officer was assaulted at his home in Gosnells early in the morning, on Tuesday 3 January, 2012. About 4.20am, the 42 year old victim was awoken by a noise in the rear yard of his home. He went outside to investigate and disturbed a man walking out of his shed. He attempted to arrest the offender and after a brief struggle, another man – armed with a piece of timber, struck the victim to the back of his head. Both offenders then ran from the home. The officer was treated in hospital for bruising and swelling to his head and was later released. The first offender is described as dark skinned, in his early twenties, approximately 180cm, stocky build and has short black wavy hair. Anyone who can assist in the identification of the man or can provide further information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


ROUND 2 FOR COMMUNITY GRANTS NOW OPEN Does your community group need funding for a special project? The City of Armadale makes available up to $1,000 for initiatives that benefit local residents. Applications for Round 2 of the 2011-12 Community Grants are now open. Not-for-profit organisations such as sporting clubs, educational (school P&Cs only), welfare, arts and cultural, children and families, youth, seniors, and disability groups based in the City of Armadale can apply for grants. Funding can be used for a variety of purposes including costs associated with staging events, workshops and community based activities. The City’s grants help community groups provide important services and activities for local people, said

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones. “Many of these organisations are reliant on volunteers and require some external funding to get their projects off the ground,” Cr Zelones said. ”Your group is eligible to apply for a community grant if it services residents in the City of Armadale; is incorporated, or can be sponsored by an incorporated group, and can demonstrate a matching contribution, either cash or in-kind.” Applications for the current funding round must be received by 4pm on Friday 17 February. Application forms and more information are available from the Community Support page on the City of Armadale website www. armadale.wa.gov.au or by contacting 9399 0642.

McFarleane House Learning Centre mornings is enjoyed by all who attend. Just bring your own project and enjoy the company, or perhaps try your hand at making your own personalised cards in our cardmaking class on Wednesdays. Our tutors all volunteer their time to McFarleane House to run these courses for the public, so McFarleane House can operate the courses at a reasonable cost to the members. We are always asking for new tutors to offer their services, even if it’s just a couple of hours during the week or on Saturday mornings. If you have an interesting hobby or skill you can share with us, please let us know. If you would like any more information about our courses, please phone the Centre on 9394 0233 or via email at mcfarhouse@netspace.net.au.

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McFarleane House Learning Centre will be taking enrolments for the 1st term of 2012. Enrolments will be held on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th January, from 101pm, with courses commencing the following Monday 30th January. McFarleane House Learning Centre is now located at 27 Wheatley Street in Gosnells (close to the bus and train station). If you want to get out of the house for a break, meet some like-minded people and learn a new skill, then pop down to McFarleane House and see what we are all about. This term we are offering a range of computer courses, and are also continuing with all the popular patchwork, sewing and French classes. Embroidery is also being offered this term. Our Craft and Chat class on Friday


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Sound is an invisible yet powerful tool which you can use to connect directly with your baby, starting when your baby hears your voice while in utero, and continuing right up to the time he or she is in your loving arms, and even beyond... No one can cut the invisible sound cord that you create between you and your baby. Alongside the sounds of your heartbeat, placental blood flow and stomach gurgles, your voice is the predominant sound your baby hears while they are in the womb. According to sound researcher, Alfred Tomatis, your baby is aware of this “sonic world” four and a half months prior to birth. To ensure that your baby has a smooth transition from an in utero sonic world to the new outside world, you have the opportunity to provide sounds that he or she will be familiar with and in return be comforted by after he or she is born. The most powerful, natural, simple tool to use is your voice. Your sounds are their world.

The more you talk and sing to them now, the more likely you will be able to soothe your baby once they are born. You don’t need to be an opera singer or the next Enya, because your baby wants to hear YOUR voice. Sing in the shower, sing while cooking and cleaning, sing to your favourite songs, sing nursery rhymes, make up tunes “la la la”, it really doesn’t matter what you sing, or how you sing… just that you choose to SING! “Nothing is as pleasingly stimulating to your baby’s brandnew ears and growing neuronal network as your own voice – no matter what your friends and relatives think of it” – Don Campbell. If you would like to enjoy singing to your baby with other mothers, Soundbirth is presenting weekly “SONIC NUTRITION” sessions for pregnant Mammas or Mums with babies in arms at the new Conscious Conception and Birth Centre in Mt Nasura. On Tuesday February 7th, there will also be a free Soundbirth Information Session from 7-8:30pm. For bookings & enquiries, call Nicole on 0419 285 500.

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Simply Music Teachers Join Forces To realise Simply Music’s vision of “a world where everyone plays”, Roleystone music teacher Emma Milanese and Karragullen’s Theo Den Haan will be collaborating to run piano workshops this year. “Students can expect to learn 4 songs from 4 different genres including pop, blues, classical and an accompaniment. They will even learn to improvise! With Simply Music, it’s Laminating not uncommon for 500 With from students to walk Comp Slips $4.00 away from their first $150 lesson playing their first song with both 250 hands. It’s a much more natural and fun approach to learning how to e Flyers h t t r a St play piano.” $185 Theo adds “Beginner students, with no experience in reading music, are 500 year off free to relate directly to the piano, and within months they can easily Stickers ig with a b and naturally begin to establish a hands-on, personal feeling for the $150 instrument as they build a playlist.” After building a repertoire of 30 to 50 pieces, covering a broad range of musical styles, students go on to learn how to read music. Their ability 500 Colour to play so well provides a powerful foundation for learning the more Magnets P-Copies formal aspects of music education. 500 $220 from In addition to the workshops, Theo and Emma have undergone training B-Cards $3.50 to be able to deliver the “Play-a-story” program to 4-6 year olds. This $185 innovative program will have young children playing the We also piano expressively 500 do P-Order, through their Invoice & L-Heads imagination, using Quote Bks stories as a guide. $220 For more details about the workshop, or to enrol your child in the Play-a-story Mobile: 0400 428 119 program, check the Office Hours: 8am-4pm 5 Days Mon to Fri advertisement.

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Two weeks before Christmas, the residents of Rivergardens Aged Care in Kelmscott enjoyed a Christmas piano recital arranged by Emma Milanese, a Roleystone teacher who instructs in the Simply Music piano method. Emma organises these mini concerts every year to give her students the chance to experience performing. “Not only do the students get a buzz out of performing and receiving applause, but the residents also get to experience some Christmas cheer”, she said. Jordan Saciuk, who at the time had only done 4 lessons, played a song with great confidence and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Jacob, Isaac and Joshua Attwater also played some Christmas carols for the residents to sing along to. All in all, a jolly festive time was had by all.

Weekly lessons start 7th Feb 6pm Ages 12-112

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www.roleystonerealestate.com.au Most sports involve an element of risk and skateboarding is no different. In fact, the element of risk-taking is partly what attracts people to skateboarding. Statistics show, however, that skateboarding may not be as dangerous as perceived. A 2002 US report found that skateboarding is a relatively safe sport when compared to other sports like baseball and basketball, in terms of number of injuries. These injuries can be limited by wearing protective equipment at all times when skating. The study also states that a third of injuries occur in new skaters who have been skating less than a week, highlighting the importance of full protective gear, including a helmet, knee/elbow pads and wrist guards. Whilst the incidence of injuries in skateboarding is no more than most other sports, the severity of injuries should be considered, as common injuries include abrasions, misalignment of joints and fractures. 80% of these injuries are a result of falls, which often occur due to loss of balance, failed trick attempts or irregularities in the skating surface. It is important that skaters know their limits and skate within them (i.e. increase difficulty of tricks gradually, don’t try to jump down stairs before you can jump a curb) and should check the skating surface for rocks/water/other surface abnormalities to limit occurrences of falls. Collisions, either with another person or object, also contribute to injuries, so educating skaters about skate park etiquette and the use of safety equipment can help reduce the incidence of serious injuries and lower probability of collisions. For more information, please contact Joana on 9328 3221 or email: joana. partyka@ymca.org.au. Ref: www.hq.org.au.


Jack’s Brick & High Pressure Cleaning Cleaning of Limestone Walls • Driveways • Pavers • Concrete & Colorbond Fencing Free Quotes, All Areas, Competitive Rates

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Is proud to announce it’s 2012 Season: Boston Marriage April Much Ado About Nothing July Blithe Spirit September Avenue Q (Musical) November / December Bookings: The Chapmans - 9397 5730 tickets@roleystonetheatre.com.au or book and pay on the website www.roleystonetheatre.com.au The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports the ROLEYSTONE THEATRE

If you suspect someone of bushfire arson, call Crime Stoppers confidentially on 1800 333 000. If you are suspicious of a person or a vehicle, write down the following details: For vehicles: • registration • make • model • colour and any damage to vehicle. For individuals: • age • height • hair colour • build • facial hair • clothing and ethnic appearance.

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YOU ARE IN AN AREA OF BUSHFIRE ARSON RISK. What is bushfire arson? A bushfire caused by a person intentionally or recklessly. Arson is a Serious Offence The maximum penalty for bushfire arson in Western Australia is life imprisonment. If you see something Western Australia Police, FESA, DEC and Crime Stoppers urge everyone in the community to report any suspicious behaviour they see to 1800 333 000. If you know something People who commit bushfire arson are not always strangers, they often live and work in local communities. If you have concerns about a member of your family, a friend, or a colleague, they might need help. Say something If you do know something, say something. You can provide information confidentially to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. BUSHFIRES RUIN LIVES REPORT AN ARSONIST. Strike Force Vulcan Western Australia Police, as part of Strike Force Vulcan will be conducting regular, highly visible patrols in your area to prevent and apprehend arsonists. • Arson places an enormous financial burden on the community. It has the potential to destroy the environment and property, as well as injure or kill people. • Western Australia Police will concentrate on bushfire arson prevention and detection to apprehend bushfire arsonists and investigate suspicious fire activity. • Strike Force Vulcan is a state wide coordinated initiative and will intensify during periods of fire danger. • During this year’s Strike Force Vulcan, police patrols will be boosted in 7 bushfire arson hotspots, to detect and investigate bushfire arson persons of interest. HELP CATCH BUSHFIRE ARSONISTS BEFORE THEY STRIKE. If you observe any suspicious behaviour, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.


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Open: Mon-Thur 9-5.30, 2, 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone Phone: 9397 5244 on 0400 428 119, 23 Dingo Guru Fri 11-5.30, Sat 8.30-4, Sun 10-2 CABINETMAKER Lino’s Mobile Wygonda Rd, Roleystone Ph: Colin 9397 5769 HIGH PRESSURE WASHING Mechanical Services Cabinetmaker-Frank REAL ESTATE Mobile: 0429 383 275 (HOT & COLD) 0425 125 207 9496 0037 (after 5pm) Maggie Burke Real Estate F & M.J. 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What’s On A SAFE, FUN PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. SESSIONS MONDAY TO FRIDAY REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL contact our new registrar CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR ROBYN DAWSON 9397 7116 kym graham 9397 9158 CAROLYN BATHGATE 9498 1968

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Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone Ph: 9496 1171 www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, Roleystone Ph: 9397 9000 www.araluenresort.com.au Brackenridge Village & Roleystone Village Corner of Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone. Enjoy great food, wine, jewellery, giftware, unique arts & crafts, KOFUKAN organic food, beauty and an art gallery KOFUKAN KARATE-DO KARATE-DO INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL Karragullen Expo October 2012. Showcasing the latest ROLEYSTONE DOJO in Horticultural Machinery. Gates open 9-4.30 Adults $10, Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Pensioners & Children over 12yrs $5, Children under 12yrs Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Confidence, Respect & Discipline FREE. Karragullen Oval, Old Station Rd Karragullen Confidence, Respect & Discipline Improve your personal well being & 113th Kelmscott Annual Show October 2012 Improve your personal well being & Improve your social awareness Rushton Park, Kelmscott. General Enquiries 9495 4001 Improve your social awareness email: info@kelmscottshow.com.au Enquiries Ph. 9397 5688 KIDSEnquiries Ph. ADULT Enquiries 9397 9397 5688 or5688 0419 946 661 or 0419Ph. 946 661 Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2012 CLASSES KIDS ADULT Ph: 9293 8263 Email: pbsclub@bigpond.com Qualified Karate NCAS Accredited CLASSES www.karateroleystone.com.au or Instructor 0419 946& 661 CLASSES Qualified Karate FreeInstructor créche available & NCAS Accredited CLASSES Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Highway Roleystone. For Bookings Ph: 9397 5730. www.roleystonetheatre.com.au Free créche available NewTraining TrainingDays Times for Tuesdays Training & Thursdays Times2012 Roleystone Hall Jnrs 5.30-6.30pm 6.30-8pm & Thursdays(up to 12yrs), JnrsSnrs (5-12yrs) 5-6pm Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah Tuesdays Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge (13yrsTraining & up), Jnr Beginners & WhiteTraining Belts Tuesdays only Days Times Roleystone Hall Closed during school holidays Snrs (13yrs & older) 6-7.30pm Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone. Ph: 9397 7899 Rds, Roleystone during schoolJnrs holidays Thursdays (5-12yrs) 5-6pm Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah Tuesdays & Closed The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports roLEYstonE kArAtE Rds, Roleystone Closed during school holidays Snrs (13yrs & older) 6-7.30pm Kalamunda District Bridge Club holds weekly day & evening sessions for both competitive and social bridge. The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports roLEYstonE kArAtE A beginners’ course commences on Oct 3rd 7pm. Contact Andy Leal 9291 6451 or email: kdclub@bigpond.com 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 Email: thevalleyreporter@ iinet.net.au.

KARATE-DO ROLEYSTONE DOJO

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

We are an energetic group of “Over 50’s” and some of our regular activities for members are: • Mahjong • 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

Roleystone Toy Library

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

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joinNOW! now! JOIN

we Sat Weare areopen openTues Wed1.45-2.30pm 11.30-12.15 &&Sat 9.30-10.30am the school term. 9.30-10.30am during school term. ALL ENQUIRIES PLEASE PHONE Any enquiries please call 9496 1115 or HEATHER WHITEHEAD 9496 0119 email roleystonetoylibrary@yahoo.com.au

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EVIE MOLSON

Community Coordinator E: Evie.molson@hotmail.com

Mobile: 0418 956 519 Phone: 08 9496 0035

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JANE HAWKINS

Co-Community Coordinator E: prjmhawkins@bigpond.com

Mobile: 0407 445 473 Phone: 08 9397 6534

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

www.onelifewa.com.au Supporting a Community that supports each other This printing has been proudly supported & reproduced by FN GRAFIX – www.fngrafix.thevalleyreporter.com.au.

A Church of Christ

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

For enquiries phone Gerry 9397 5730

ROLEYSTONE COUNTRY MARKETS

• And many more....

ROLEYSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH

THE CLUB IS NOW OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY – REFER TO CALENDAR FOR ACTIVITIES

RKETS HELD ONMA THE 1ST SUNDAY 2012??? OF EVERY MONTH ll We are sti this! 9am 12noon ng on workitill aceSchool sp s thi h Watc Primary Roleystone on s ate -d for• up • Plants • Toys Gift Ideas •fol Sausage Sizzle at may un d wh • Music • Clothes • Cakes rke • Jams, Pickles & for the ma ts Chutneys • Bric-a-Brac next year • Books

Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade Jarrah Rd every Monday 5-8.30pm or phone

Noel 9397 6370 Rob 9397 5406

ROLEYSTONE TENNIS CLUB (EST. 1944)

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

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

COURTS FOR HIRE DAY OR NIGHT

Bookings and and keys for public court hire are available through Bookings through the the Roleystone Video Network Store, Jarrah Shops - 9496 Roleystone VideoRoad Phone: 9496 16161616. PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. Email: roleytennisclub@iinet.net.au PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. E: roleystonetennisclub@yahoo.com.au. Wendy Shearwood (Sec.) 9397 5305 WendyTucker Tucker (Pres.) (Pres. &9397 Club6620, Capt.)Graham 9397 6620, Tracey Backhouse (Sec.) Helen Mantle (Treas.) & Virginia Bird (Club 9496 0053,9390 Myles2335 Hay-Hendry (Treas.) 9390 Capt.) 4740 9390 7668

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