Australian Rustic Farm Art Awards

Submissions were displayed at the Gidgegannup Agricultural Show on 29 October 2022 with prizes awarded to winners on the day.  

The project was kindly supported by the Wooroloo Bushfire Community Recovery and Outreach Program, jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement. 

Visit the Rustic Farm Art Awards Facebook page for further information.

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  

CRAFTernoon@ Wooroloo Hall

Held every Tuesday at the hall from 1pm to 3pm. Bring your own craft project or join in the mosaic 'madness'. Contact woorolooconnected@gmail.com for further information.

Wooroloo Connected Community Meal

This is an opportunity for a casual catch-up with neighbours and fellow community members.  

When:  Every fourth Thursday each month

Where: Wooroloo Hall

Contact woorolooconnected@gmail.com for further information.

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.

View the 12 Months on Gallery here.

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.

In the words of the community, it was felt a shared garden 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.”

On 11 June 2022 the community held their first workshop in the newly revitalised space.