Community and Recreation News

Harvey Play Expo 2017

In celebration of Children’s Week, the Harvey Early Years Network will be hosting the 2017 Harvey Music, Movement and Play Expo at the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre on Tuesday 24th October 2017, from 9am-12pm.

The Play Expo is an interactive event for children aged 0-5 years and their parents/carers/families. With the theme of music and movement there will be plenty of activities for the children to try and with a variety of agencies and services being represented. It is a fantastic opportunity for parents, parents to be, carers and grandparents of 0-6 year olds to find out about local support that is available and the benefits of music, movement and play in a child’s development.

A number of special guests will be there including a local indigenous performing artist, and from 11.30am to 12pm a guest speaker from Kidsafe WA for the parents and local entertainer Miss Emma for the children. There will also be a free gift and morning tea for the first 150 children through the door.  Tea and coffee will be available for the adults.

This event is proudly supported by Shire of Harvey, WA Country Health Service, Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre, Harvey Library, Playgroup WA, Harvey Occasional Child Care Centre, Alcoa, and Harvey Fresh.

Harvey Community Radio 96.5 fm will be broadcasting live from the venue and can be heard on 96.5fm and For those of you who can’t be there in person it will also be “streamed live” via their website and clicking “Listen Live”.


Construction on the Skate Park is complete and the park is now open to the public!


There was an excellent turnout for the opening of Australind Skate Park on Saturday, 29th July despite unfavourable weather and impending rain showers.

Mrs Robyn Clarke, MLA presented a cheque for $100,000 to the Shire of Harvey for amenities for the Park before the Hon. Mick Murray, MLA formally opened the Skate Park with assistant from the Shire President, Cr Tania Jackson.

The project was funded by the Shire of Harvey, the Department of Sport and Recreation, Lotterywest, Alcoa, JAK Civil, Lake Preston Lime, public donations and community fund raising activities by the Australind Skate Park committee. The Shire would like to thank and acknowledge all the funding contributors to the project.

Freestyle Now held competitions during the day and when the weather cleared, gave inspiring demonstrations and held workshops for the scooters, skate boards and bikes. Lots of great prizes were given away by Freestyle Now owner Shaun Jarvis.

Everyone enjoyed a free sausage sizzle offered by the Shire of Harvey and cooked by the volunteers of the Lions Club of Australind. 

Photo: Shaun Jarvis Freestyle Now Squad member Dylan Schmidt

Photo: Shaun Jarvis Freestyle Now squad member Dylan Schmidt

Photo: Shaun Jarvis Freestyle Now squad member Dylan Schmidt