Before I lose too many loyal readers, I’ll bring it back to a local level. This year has left the gate running and we’re unbelievably already two of twelve down. It’s been hot, it’s been cold, it’s been dry and it’s been gosh darn wet (which even if you had been living under a rock you’d be well aware of!).
We’ve been chipping away here at the CRC with many pots on the burner. A couple of fun things coming up are the reveal of our Inside Out Project (more sneaky details on page 11), a Business After Hours on Thursday 9th March (hey farmers, it’s at Ag Implements so you should all come along too!) and the Tour de Quairading on Sunday 19th March (pretty poster on page 22).
The Shire have got a couple of important things coming up. You may or may not be aware that our shire has a 15 year vision documented in a Strategic Community Plan. This plan gets updated every few years, and right at this very moment is your prime opportunity to have your say on the performance of our shire to date, and to tell them what you think their priorities should be for the next few years. You can (and you should!) do this in a couple of ways. First, complete the survey, you can find a link on the homepage of the website (www.quairading.wa.gov.au) or you can grab a hard copy from the Shire or CRC. Second, come along to the Community Open Day on Wednesday 1st March and have a chat in person (more info on page 10). I haven’t met a person in this town who doesn’t have an opinion or a story to share about our shire (positive, negative or everything in between) but until you direct those thoughts in a constructive manner towards this review right now, you’re not helping anyone.
I feel like I’ve said this a few times over the past year, but we’ve made a few changes to the Banksia Bulletin! The Banksia Bulletin is a labour of love; with literal blood, sweat and tears going in to every edition. The heart of a local paper is without a doubt the local content, so thank you to those who contribute reports, stories and articles month after month. I strongly encourage any budding writers, or deep thinkers who need an outlet for their thoughts to put fingertips to keys and write me something! We have a few handy proof readers in our midst so fear not if your spelling and grammar isn’t up to par.
Drive safe, be cool and bring on March.
How bow dat.
Coordinator, Quairading CRC
Editor, Banksia Bulletin
You can read the full version of the March 2017 Banksia Bulletin for free online right here: http://www.quairading.crc.net.au/banksia-bulletin.html