Community and Recreation News

Shire of Harvey Honours and Awards

Applications have been deferred until further notice.

Every year in June, the Shire of Harvey holds a special dinner to celebrate the achievements of our local communities. During this event, awards are presented to Shire residents and groups who have made an exceptional contribution to their community. This year’s annual dinner and award presentation will be held at the Yarloop Community Centre and nominations from the Communities of Yarloop and Cookernup area are particularly encouraged.

The award categories are as follows:


  • Meritorious Service Award (26 years and over).
  • Volunteer Appreciation Award (26 years and over).


  • Shire of Harvey Youth Award (Youth aged 12 to 25 years).

Community Group

  • Community Group Award.

Nominating and Addressing the Selection Criteria

If you wish to nominate someone, you must read the Guidelines and complete the relevant Nomination Form for either the Adult Award (Meritorious Service Award and Appreciation Award), Youth Award (12 to 25 years) or Community Group Award.  All nominees will be assessed by the Awards, Honours and Prizes Advisory Group during a special meeting. The awards to be received are decided by the Committee depending on how the selection criteria have been addressed.


Golden Giselles Ballet Program

The seniors’ ballet program improves coordination, posture and muscle tone and is a great way to socialise with like-minded people in the community. The ballet program is led by Shire Community Development Officer Stella Johnson who started the program last year after she received expressions of interest from community members.










Term 1 2020


Where: Leschenault Leisure Centre, Rutherford Function Room.

Days:   Tuesdays 4 February to 7 April.

Time:    8 to 9am  Lento – a slow class for beginners and those who want to deepen their knowledge and proficiency with time to think.

9 to 10am  Andante – a moderately paced Ballet Class for those that have done some ballet before, or who are coming back after a break.

Cost:    LLC members and over 80 free. $10 per class/$80 per term non- members.


Where: Bianca Panetta Dance Studio, Uduc Road Harvey.

Days:   Mondays 3 February to 6 April.

Time:   1pm to 2pm.

Cost:   $7 per class. Free for 80 years and over.