Community and Recreation News

NAIDOC Week In Harvey 2019

Australind Skate Park Upgrade Skateboarding Event

Despite the uncertain weather, over 50 skateboarding enthusiasts came to the Australind Skate Park for free Skateboarding Clinics run by Skateboarding WA, funded by the Shire of Harvey Community Safety and Crime Prevention program.

The event was opened by Shire President, Cr. Tania Jackson who welcomed Robyn Clarke MLA, Member for Murray-Wellington, who through the State Government Local Projects, Local Jobs program, provided $100,000 for the Australind Skate Park upgrade. The program encourages the employment of local companies and employees and due to the diversity of the project, eight local businesses were engaged and 27 local people employed.

The Lions Club of Australind cooked up a tasty sausage sizzle, kindly sponsored by Robyn Clarke.

Additional funds for the upgrade have been received from Alcoa Community Partnership. As a result of this funding, the Shire has added a small BMX track, a pergola, new pathways, fencing and eco planting.

Skateboarding WA provided boards, helments and protective wear for new skateboarders and all participants had a great experience.

Banners in the Terrace 2018 – Winning Banner

WA Local Government Association’s annual exhibition of banners along St Georges and Adelaide Terraces in Perth allows Local Governments throughout Western Australia to promote their towns and communities to thousands of people travelling along the Terrace each day. The Shire of Harvey has entered Banners in the Terrace for many years. Each year different community groups are offered the opportunity to submit their art work to be considered for the banner which will represent the Shire of Harvey.

The Shire of Harvey Banner will be flying in the Terrace from July 22 to July 28 2018. The winners for the City of Perth Banners in the Terrace Competition will be announced during the 2018 WA Local Government Conference in the first week of August 2018.

Banners in the Terrace Awards 2018 – ‘Ready and Relevant’.

This year the Shire of Harvey had a Banners in the Terrace competition open to community artists within the Shire. Judging was held on May 3 and the winning banner was painted by Harvey artist Yvonne Chapman and the runners up were Yarloop Primary School and Elena Castro of Australind.

Shire President, Cr Tania Jackson awarded the prizes on Wednesday 16 May at the Harvey Art Gallery.  The winners were awarded a cheque of $500 and the runners up each won $50.

Thanks go to the  Harvey Art Society and Gallery Committee who set up the Gallery and supplied morning tea.


Disability Access and Inclusion Awareness Program for High Schools

To raise awareness for people with a disability the Shire of Harvey hosted two wheelchair workshops for High School Students at the Leschenault Leisure Centre and the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre on Tuesday 5 December.

Amber Merrit, who is a Paralympic Silver Medalist for Basketball, facilitated fun and action-packed workshops for students of Australind High School and Harvey Senior High School. The students not only had a great time but learnt hands on what it was like to be confined to a wheel chair.  There was a multitude of questions asked and the students found stories of the Olympic Village and all the injuries Amber has sustained through training fascinating.


   For more information click here:  – 2017 Industry Road Safety Alliance South West Calendar Competition


For more information click here: Harvey Play Expo 2017 – 

This event was 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 FreshIn celebration of Children’s Week,  the Harvey Early Years Network organised the Harvey Play Expo.


For more information click here: Australind Skate Park Opening July 2017

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