President's Report

January 2021 - Happy New Year!


Moort Wabiny Park

The power is now connected to the park with evening lights coming on as the sun goes down and staying on till approximately 9.30am. The BBQs are now also operational.

 The Official Opening will be on the morning of Friday 12 February 2021. Full details will be in the February Blarney, but please save the date if you would like to attend.


Christmas Lights

There were some great displays of Christmas Lights around town. Congratulations to the following winners:

Best New Entry: Carol Allen, Great Southern Hwy

Best East Side: Rachel Lucas, Dempster Street

Best West Side: Stanfield Family, Smith Street

Beverley’s Biggest and Best Christmas Tree: Mick Heavy, Great Southern Hwy


Community Grants

The second round of Community Grants open Monday 4 January 2021 and close 4pm, Friday 29 January 2021. Community Groups need to be incorporated. Small Individual grants for state and national representation in your field are also available. Forms are available from the Shire Office or on the website. Speak to Ash or Ali if you have any queries.

Road Program

Maintenance grading of gravel roads will recommence after harvest.


Councillor Resignation

Council has regretfully accepted the resignation of Cr Darryl Brown. Cr Brown served on Council for 7 years and was a strong advocate and champion for Beverley Youth, and in particular the Youth Activity Area. His commitment to Council and the community will be missed.


Reconciliation Action Plan

Council are seeking to commence planning for the Shire’s Reconciliation Action Plan in February. Expressions of Interest to join the Committee will be advertised in the February Blarney.


LRCI Funding Updates

The Old Courthouse Roof Sheet Replacement, Platform Theatre Green Room painting and Platform Theatre Artificial Turf Replacement projects are now all completed under the LRCI Funding. The Town Hall flooring has all been replaced with the sanding and waxing to be completed early in the new year.


2021 Council Meeting Dates

Council meeting dates are as below. They start at 3pm in Council Chambers.  Under the current  COVID-19 restrictions the number of visitors is restricted. It is preferred that you email any questions (up to 3) for Council to no later than 12noon the day of the meeting. Answers to your questions will be emailed the following day. If you still must attend in person, please arrive at 2.50pm to register.


No meeting in January


Tuesday 23 February 2021


Tuesday 23 March 2021


Tuesday 27 April 2021


Tuesday 25 May 2021


Tuesday 22 June 2021


Tuesday 27 July 2021


Tuesday 24 August 2021


Tuesday 28 September 2021


Tuesday 26 October 2021


Tuesday 23 November 2021


Tuesday 14 December 2021



Beverley RSL Sub-Branch 100 Year Charter

Congratulations to the RSL who celebrated their 100th year Charter of the Beverley RSL Sub-Year on Wednesday 16 December.

Cr Don Davis

Shire President