Welcome to the Shire of Dandaragan
The Shire of Dandaragan comprises of four townships; Jurien Bay, Cervantes, Badgingarra and Dandaragan. Situated approximately 200 kilometres north of Perth and covering an area of 6,716 square kilometres, the Shire of Dandaragan has a lot to offer both residents and visitors.
The Shire is the pinnacle of the Turquoise Coast, with pristine beaches ideal for swimming, snorkelling, diving, fishing and windsurfing within Jurien Bay and Cervantes whilst the towns of Badgingarra and Dandaragan offer beautiful national parks with native flora and fauna, bush walks, unique Australian wildflowers and farming land.
With its Mediterranean climate, the area offers a relaxed lifestyle capturing the best of both the beach and inland landscapes. The summer months (December, January and February) are hot and maximum temperatures can reach 40c. Rainfall in the district ranges from 600mm in the coastal areas to 350mm in the inland area in the winter months (June, July and August) when the temperatures drop considerably.
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NACC Hidden Treasures Bushland Field Day
The NACC Hidden Treasures Workshop will be held on the 25th of September. The day will give an overview to protecting remnant vegetation on properties and the NACC Hidden Treasures funding incentive for fencing off bush. We have organised some great speakers to discuss key flora and fauna species in the area; landscape features, soils and geomorphology and how this supports what species are in the area; creating corridors and linkages for wildlife; plant ID, weeds, management issues etc. Should be a great day.
West Midlands Group - Serradella Bus Tour
The West Midlands Group have their Serradella Bus Tour coming up on Wednesday 24 September. A bus will be departing at 8.30am from the Badgingarra Research Station on the morning of the tour.
The cost is $20 which will incorporate guest speakers presenting on all matters relating to Serradella. The bus tour will conclude with a refreshing beer tasting.
To reserve you seat on the bus, please RSVP the West Midlands Group on (08) 9651 4008 by the 18th of September.
'SPRAY THE GREY' YOUTH FESTIVAL
It's happening.....the inaugural 'Spray the Grey' youth festival. 12 October 2014
Please call the Shire of Dandaragan on 08 96 52 0800 and register interest for a youth bus services to be run from Cervantes, Dandaragan and Badgingarra. Register interest for buses by the 3rd of October to avoid disappointment.
EatPlayThrive is a preventative program that assists parents and carers of children aged 1-12 years in creating a healthier lifestyle for their family. The program consists of three 2.5 hour workshops conducted over a three week period. Each parent will also receive a follow-up phone call 1-2 weeks after the final workshop. Workshops will cover topics such as the importance of healthy eating and regular activity for child development, how to identify healthy foods, practical meal solutions on a budget, how to avoid family mealtime conflicts, how to incorporate movement into daily life and much more. The final workshop will conclude with parents cooking a healthy meal together, using skills learned over the program’s duration.
EatPlayThrive is funded by the Department of Health until mid-2015 and is free for all participants. The Child Health Promotion Research Centre will be evaluating the program. Workshops are typically run at host agencies such as schools, playgroups, child care centres and community centres. An on-site crèche can be provided for children aged 0-4 for the duration of the workshops if necessary.
Better Beginnings Baby Rhyme Time is undergoing some exciting changes!
Its FREE to attend and goes for half an hour, starting at 9am each Thursday at the Shire of Dandaragan Library.
Calling local youth for Urban Art Project
As part of the Inaugural 'Spray the Grey' Youth Festival, we are calling for people aged 10 - 18 years, to assist Urban Artists with painting the Jurien Bay Skate Park. The project will run over two days, 11 - 12 of October, with the festival aligning with completion of artwork.