Top three reads in this week’s Harvey-Waroona Reporter

Staff ReportersHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Noongar elder Lesley Ugle
Camera IconNoongar elder Lesley Ugle

In this week’s Harvey-Waroona Reporter, Noongar elder Lesley Ugle has called for more support for Indigenous people looking for work and already employed in Harvey, Shire of Waroona president Mike Walmsley has announced he will again throw his hat in the ring when he is up for re-election later this year and Australind based not-for-profit Grow, Cook, Eat, Create has received a $40,000 State Government grant to buy a new vehicle to help with service delivery, grocery collection and mobility aid.

Elder calls for work mentors to guide Indigenous youth -

Noongar elder Lesley Ugle
Camera IconNoongar elder Lesley Ugle Credit: Picture: Luke McPherson

A Noongar elder has called for more support for Indigenous people looking for work and already employed in Harvey.

Lesley Ugle, who is an Aboriginal outreach worker in the town, said young Indigenous people needed more mentors to guide them through any problems they faced at work.

“The main thing is getting these mentors in place and making sure they are followed up and checked in on any time they have a problem,” she said.

Walmsley puts hands up for re-election -

Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke, Waroona Shire President Mike Walmsley, Premier Mark McGowan and Councillor Naomi Purcell discussing future plans for Waroonas town precinct
Camera IconMember for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke, Waroona Shire President Mike Walmsley, Premier Mark McGowan and Councillor Naomi Purcell discussing future plans for Waroonas town precinct

Shire of Waroona president Mike Walmsley has announced he will again throw his hat in the ring when he is up for re-election this year.

Cr Walmsley, pictured, is among four elected members whose seats will be up for grabs during local government elections in October — but only he and his deputy president Naomi Purcell plan to challenge for council again.

Grant cooks up a better future -

GCEC admiring the groups new car
Camera IconGCEC admiring the groups new car

An Australind based not-for-profit may still be “on a mission” to find their own space, but a State Government grant has given the group some hope.

Grow, Cook, Eat, Create, which operates an inclusive community kitchen, provides daytime activities aimed at developing creative skills through crafts, gardening, cooking and dance.

The $40,000 State Government grant was used to buy a new vehicle to help with service delivery, grocery collection and mobility aid.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails