The Great Eastern Highway Road Safety Alliance (GEHRSA) is collaborating with Farmsafe WA Alliance to organise a Wheatbelt Road and Farms Safety Forum in the third week of July 2017. Many of the road users in the Wheatbelt region are from farming and rural communities. Goods and services are transported in many different combinations, regularly travel along the Wheatbelt Highway as a major transport route in Western Australia.
Chair of the Great Eastern Highway Road Safety Alliance, Mr Cam Dumesy said “We are excited by the opportunity to work with the Farmsafe WA Alliance, to develop a joint approach to road safety within the Wheatbelt community." Mr Dumesy has a long association with road transport and logistics across Australia in a number of industries. He added “GEHRSA recognised that the Farmsafe WA Alliance play a unique and very important role supporting the farming industry with information, combined with long term commitment to rural communities.
GEHRSA was formed following on from the Wheatbelt Highway review as an important collaboration of organisations to bring together road users including local shires, transport industry groups and road safety authorities to help develop effective local road safety solutions along this major transport route. GEHRSA is working hard to lead change and embed safer road use.
The 2017 Wheatbelt Road and Farm Safety Forum will provide up to date important information on your responsibilities, with practical take-home solutions that participants
can implement the next day. We will be learning how to respond to an accident or emergency, as well as presentations about general road laws such as Chain of Responsibility Legislation, Dangerous Goods, Farm Safety and First Aid.
Mr Dumesy said “This Road and Farm Wheatbelt Safety Forum is not going to be a Talk Fest! The ‘take home’ for anyone attending is information and practical tips that they can pick up and use straight away.”
Farmsafe WA has been providing leadership and support regarding on-farm safety to the Western Australian farming industry since 1994. Farmsafe WA is committed to working with GEHRSA on this very worthwhile initiative.
Chairman of the Farmsafe WA Alliance Mike Norton said “We are committed to working together to provide leadership and practical solutions for everyone in the farming industry and rural communities. Farmsafe WA ran a pilot workshop in 2016 with more than 180 attendees. The feedback received was that the 2016 Wheatbelt Safety Forum was very valuable, so we are teaming up with GEHRSA to make it bigger and better in 2017.”
FARMSAFE WA ALLIANCE
Contact: Maree Gooch Mob: 0438 374 136
Contact: Cam Dumesy
Mob: 0481 064 371
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is encouraging future leaders in the agricultural industry to apply for the 2018 Nuffield Scholarship program.
Mr Redman said the awards afforded primary producers scholarships to research a topic that would add value to the Australian agricultural industry by supporting their overseas travel and study.
“The Nuffield Scholarship program has proven to be a launching pad for scholars from Australia and across the world who are passionate about growth and innovation in the agricultural sector,” Mr Redman said.
“The program has enabled scholars to make a significant impact at a regional and local level, both in their communities and in farm management.”
Mr Redman said Warren-Blackwood boasted many talented and passionate agricultural professionals and noted the opportunities that often arose from participating in the program.
“Scholars produce a written report and communicate their knowledge and experience to others in the industry,” Mr Redman said.
“This knowledge builds the capacity of industry, enabling farmers and agriculture professionals to remain competitive in an ever changing global landscape.
“Ongoing communication, networking and events with fellow Nuffield scholars ensures the learning experience continues even after their participation in the program concludes.”
Applications for the 2018 program close June 16, 2017.
For more information visit: http://nuffield.com.au/scholarships/
The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced person to fill the role of Manager of Environmental Health.
Under the direction of the CEO the position is to be offered as an initial ‘3 year contract’ with a negotiated salary between $80,000-90,000pa depending on qualifications and experience, restricted private use of a work vehicle, four weeks annual leave and up to 12.5% superannuation in accordance with Council Policy. The employer is prepared to structure the position on a 4-day per week basis pro-rata if desired by the successful applicant.
A full Employment Package can be downloaded from http://www.bridgetown.wa.gov.au/your-shire/employment
Further enquiries can be directed to the HR Officer via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
“Free showerhead swap – closing 31 May 2017
Simply take a copy of this letter and up to two old fixed arm, wall mounted showerheads to your nearest exchange point at the Greenbushes CRC. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, go to watercorporation.com.au/community”
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is encouraging people to nominate an inspiring and successful businesswoman in their community for the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Award.
The Awards are now in their 23rd year and recognise and reward the courage, leadership and creativity of Australia’s most inspirational business women.
“In Warren-Blackwood we have some amazing women who are leaders in their communities and achieving outstanding results with their businesses,” Mr Redman said.
The Awards play a vital role in raising the profile of women in business and celebrate their successes. Business women may share their story by nominating themselves, or may be nominated by a satisfied customer.
“These prestigious awards empower women to be proud of their achievements, and to encourage them to set bold new goals for the future,” Mr Redman said.
“No business achieves success without hard work and dedication, so it is inspiring to celebrate excellence in the region and the contribution these businesswomen make to our economy and our community.”
Nominations for the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards are now open.
For more information visit: https://www.telstrabusinesswomensawards.com/
The Greenbushes Community Resource Centre has been serving the community of Greenbushes since 1995.