What's Happening in our Shire?

Local Roads Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI)

The Shire of Kondinin has now completed all projects allocated in Phase 1 and 2 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program receiving $534,234 for Phase 1 and $384,684 for Phase 2. The objective of the LCRI Program is to stimulate additional infrastructure construction activity in local communities across Australia to assist communities to manage the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Below is the list of projects completed under Phase 1 and 2 across the Shire, which where possible, local contractors were engaged to complete the works and did a terrific job in doing so.

Phase 1

  • Resealing of Kondinin and Hyden Sporting Precinct Carparks
  • Bush Tucker Garden and Boardwalks and associated signage at Wave Rock, Hyden
  • Landscaping of Marshall Street Median Strip, Hyden
  • New footpaths in Hyden, Karlgarin and Kondinin
  • New Toilet Block at Kondinin Information Bay, Kondinin
  • Screening of Toilet Block at Wave Rock, Hyden
  • Standpipe Controller at Tolland Road, Karlgarin

Phase 2

  • Standpipe Controllers at Kondinin Lake Road, Bendering Road and Aylmore Road
  • New Shelter and Play Equipment at Kondinin Community Garden
  • Drainage works and tack coat seal of Hyden Swimming Pool Car Park
  • New BBQ’s at Hyden Swimming Pool, Kondinin Swimming Pool and Stafford Park, Karlgarin
  • ·New Footpaths in Karlgarin, Hyden and Kondinin
  • Upgrades to the Kondinin Caravan Park

The Shire is now working through Phase 3 Projects, as summarised below.

  • Upgrades to Hyden Swimming Pool Building – awaiting final plans prior to tender
  • New Roof to Hyden Tennis Club Building – awaiting final plans for request for quote
  • Asphalt of Hyden Swimming Pool Car Park – preparation work completed, asphalt laid and kerbing to be completed by the end of September
  • Ceiling Replacement at Hyden Golf Club – Completed
  • New Bin Enclosures for Karlgarin, Kondinin and Hyden Town Sites – designs completed and orders placed
  • CCTV Cameras for key public places – ordered and scheduled to be installed by September 2022.

LASER TAG - HYDEN (6th July 2022)

We had Laser Corp come to Hyden in the first week of the school holidays and we had 35 kids participate in the laser tag fun. The kids had a blast playing against each other and can't wait for Laser Corp to come back next year.

Huge thank you to Nigel and Vanessa for running the event on behalf of Laser Corp.

All the kids had a great time.

KIDS FUN DAY- KONDININ (13th July 2022)

We had the Kids fun day in the second week of school holidays and we had 24 kids through out the fun day. Starting with team games such as marshmallow and spaghetti towers and newspaper dresses, then painting animal sculptures. After some lunch we played the kids favourite game dodgeball!

It was a great day with kids from Kondinin, Hyden and outside of the Shire participated.

ANZAC DAY - (25th April 2022)

KONDININ

In the early morning on the 25th of April, the Kondinin Dawn Service was held at Yeerakine Rock. Many visitors and locals attended the service with the beautiful sunrise as a backdrop.

A huge thank you to Allen Smoker on leading the service and behind the scenes. Thank you to Shaun Franich as the sound engineer & Tory Young in all their efforts to make the morning special. Also thank you to everyone else that helped with organising this event.

Special mention to Ronelle Tyson & Helen Crane for riding their horses up to Yeerakine Rock and your part in making the service one of a kind.

Thank you to the Kondinin Primary School for creating beautiful art work that was displayed for the Gunfire breakfast.

Special mention to Jacinta Holmes for creating beautiful wreaths for both services.


HYDEN 

In the early morning of Monday the 25th of April, Hyden Progress Association and the Shire of Kondinin held the Hyden Dawn Service at the Hyden Memorial Rose Garden. Many visitors and locals attended the service with the beautiful sunrise.

Huge thank you to Tyron Utley for leading the service and the behind the scene work. Thank you to everyone else that helped with organising this even

Thank you to the Hyden Hotel for providing a beautiful breakfast after the service.

 Kids Fun Day in Hyden - 13th of April 2022

Wednesday 13th April, We had Tricia from Arty Brellas come down for the day to paint some arty brella with the kids.

This was a great day thank you to all the kids that came along and the parents that help during the day. Huge thank you to Tricia that spent the day with the kids and teaching them the art of painting umbrellas

Also a huge thank you to Heathways and Go for 2 (fruit) & 5 (veg) for supporting this event.

Kondinin Triathlon 2022 - 26th of February 2022

What a great day it was Saturday. We had 40 very excited competitors ready to go Saturday morning.
Starting with a quick briefing then it was time to start the long and short course adults. The under 12s and 12-16 groups were next and ready to go.
This event was really great from the competition coming from far and wide and to the volunteer which events like this can’t be done with out you guys.
Huge thank you to Tory and Shaun who put in a lot of time behind the scenes and help make the day go smoothly.

Kondinin Hockey Field Renovation  - 15th of February 2022

With the Shire being successful in receiving $40,000 of grant funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to upgrade the Kondinin Hockey Field with a new grass playing surface, New Ground were engaged to undertake the works. Additional deep ripping and soil conditioning was added to the original scope of works to ensure the longevity of the playing surface. Whilst there has been a few sprinkler and water supply issues to contend with along the way, these were able to be rectified and the new surface is now complete.

The new turf seems to be taking well and will be ready to play on in the 2022 hockey season. With the additional works, the actual project cost was increased from the estimated $120,000 to $143,892.22. The Shire had budgeted for a shortfall in grant funding and/or variations in its 2021/2022 financials to ensure that the project remained within budget.

A huge thank you to the Kondinin Community Recreation Council who contributed $47,964, a full third of the total project cost. We look forward to hockey games being played in Kondinin this season.


More Information

kndcdo@kondinin.wa.gov.au and  hycdo@kondinin.wa.gov.au Community Tourism Economic Development Officers