Wooroloo Bushfire Recovery Events and Activities

Community Led Art Project (CLAP)

The Wooroloo Bushfire Community Recovery and Outreach Program seeks to ensure that residents in need, and the wider Wooroloo community, have local access to support services and resilience building activities.   

The Wooroloo Bushfire Community Led Art Project has been proposed by a group of community members under this program.  

Find out more about the Community Led Art Project, including next steps.

Cuppa Catch Up

Catch up with neighbours, meet other community members and chat with agency representatives. 

When: Every Friday, 10am to midday

Where: Gidgegannup Showgrounds, Old Toodyay Road

Facilitated by Department of Communities, Gidgegannup CWA and Feed it Forward Wooroloo  

Connect @ Wooroloo Hall

See the latest edition of the Wooroloo Connect newsletter for the dates and times that the Hall is open for community activities, and for residents to access information and support from the Shire of Mundaring, Department of Communities and Australian Red Cross. 

The kettle's on and the biscuit tin is kept topped up!  We're always there on a Tuesday afternoon, so do pop in for a cuppa, to catch up with neighbours and make new friends.  Bring the kids, they can investigate the 'toys 'n' games' box or find a quiet space for homework.

Monthly Recovery Update Dinner

Community members from Gidgegannup, Wooroloo and surrounds are invited to come along to enjoy a meal, share stories and hear recovery updates. 

When: Monthly, second Thursday of each month, 6pm to 7.30pm

Where: Percy Cullen Oval

Send an SMS to Karen on 0448 245 086 if you need a lift.

Hosted by Gidge Rec Club & City of Swan, and supported by the Shire of Mundaring, meal & refreshments provided by Bendigo Bank & Parky Care.

Community led activities

If you hear of a community-led Wooroloo Bushfire Recovery event or activity, or have any ideas relating to bushfire recovery, please contact the Shire of Mundaring’s Project Officer Community Recovery on 0448 245 086 or email karendore@mundaring.wa.gov.au

You can also visit the City of Swan Bushfire Recovery News and Events page for more information about what’s happening in the area.

12 months on exhibition of images 

The 12 months on - exhibition of community images was the result of a community proposal and the subsequent works of a number of local residents from Wooroloo, Gidgegannup and surrounds.

To view the 12 Months On Gallery

Wooroloo Community Team

A message from the Wooroloo Community Team (WCT) 

As part of the commitment to our community’s fire recovery, State/Federal funding was received to engage a Community Recovery Officer (CRO) as a Wooroloo focused Shire support person. There is overwhelming sentiment in the community that the positive local initiatives enabled through CRO assistance continue long into the future. To help make this a possibility, we need to transition from community led to community driven so the Wooroloo Community Team (WCT) was registered under the RAC supported Town Team Movement initiative.

How is this team different to a progress association?

There are no committee positions and constitutions and politics doesn’t have a place in the Wooroloo Community Team (WCT). The Town Team Movement is designed specifically to help communities who don’t have the capacity to support lots of different volunteer associations, clubs and groups.
 
It works on the concept that if a person wants something to happen in the community, they become the ‘champion’ for that idea in the community.  The WCT will do what it can to help the person achieve those goals.  It’s a way of connecting like-minded people and making it easier to get things done. 

How is WCT funded?  

Through a partnership with Parky Care, WCT is able to apply for grants to fund various projects. Parky Care can provide the insurance, accounting and reporting requirements for the grants and projects and events.

How can you get involved?

Contact the Team via wcteaminfo@gmail.com or phone Vanessa on 0417 964 330.

   

Wooroloo garden for the community 

In mid-2021, a number of community members expressed a desire to improve the fenced un-landscaped area at the rear of the Wooroloo Hall as a garden for the community, with a focus on environmental initiatives and preparedness. 

This revitalised area will provide a pleasant space to casually connect and socially share educational opportunities.

In the words of the community, it was felt that the enhanced garden space could:

  • Create social connections through gardening together
  • Offer a means to share sustainability and resilience building in the community
  • In times like these, with lockdowns occurring unpredictably, help to foster a sense of community spirit whilst also giving access to healthy vegetables close to home.
  • provide a quiet, reflective area that demonstrates regrowth and renewal
  • Showcase the best of water wise and fire wise planting.

Timeline

  • February 2022 – successful Community Gardens grant application (Department of Communities)
  • March 2022 – final planning and community engagement
  • April 2022 – initial site preparations complete (community Busy Bee #1 28/05/22)
  • May 2022 – 28 May, 10am to 2pm, Busy Bee #2 (register via https://busybee2.eventbrite.com.au)
  • June 2022 – 11 June, 11am to 2pm, Opening & Forever Project Workshop (register via https://greatgarden.eventbrite.com.au)