Kulin Bush Races Giving Trail

Next time you walk through the new ‘Discovery Zone’ you will notice some shiny new ‘coins’ scattered along the trail which runs through the area.

On Saturday 13 September 2014, a group of happy volunteers installed the 94 coins which make up the new ‘Bush Races Giving Trail’.  The trail aims to celebrate the 20th year of the Kulin Bush Races and acknowledge the positive impact which the event has had on our community. It will also continue to be added too each year. The Giving Trail will also provide an additional and interesting visitor experience for the town as tourists wander through the Discovery Zone.

Over the past 20 years the Kulin Bush Races has put close to $1 million dollars back into community initiatives, facilities and projects including a new aquatic centre, giant water slide, Bush Races infrastructure, medical services, education programs and the RFDS. The Bush Races even built a house to attract a few family to town!

But what dawned on me as we were installing the coins, is that the Bush Races has created so much more than just income for Kulin – a strong, united community identity exists here and something which economists would find very hard to put a dollar value on.  So as you take a walk along the Giving Trail, take time to stop and read each one. Each has a very special story to tell and as a community we should all be very proud of what has been achieved so far.

We hope you enjoy this informative new addition to the discovery zone!  

Photo:  Kulin Bush Races Giving Trail volunteers (L-R) Gen Whisson, Robbie Bowey, Katheryn Wilson, Tricia Robertson and Annette Lewis.

Freebairn Recreation Centre Employment Opportunity

The Freebairn Recreation Centre is seeking capable and enthusiastic staff to undertake the following positions associated with running the bar and function components of the FRC. These include:

  • Permanent Part-time Bar Attendant
  • Casual Bar Staff
  • Part-time Facility Cleaner

Primary duties include hospitality responsibilities, bar service, as well as cleaning and maintenance of the bar facilities in the centre’s function areas. Hours for each position are negotiable with an ongoing requirement for at least 30 hours per week across an individual role with another 30-50 hours across casual roles dependent upon facility bookings.

Applicants must possess RSA certification and ideally have experience within the hospitality industry.  On the job training will be provided.

This is a multi-faceted role and we are seeking applicants who have the desire to become involved and be a key-player in the operations of the FRC.  Weekend work will form a significant component of the role.

Key Points:

  • Employed under Local Government Industry Award 2020 (salary negotiable dependent upon final role and responsibilities)
  • Must be adaptable, possess great time management skills and exhibit initiative.
  • RSA certification is required.
  • Uniform provided.
  • A vehicle would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Accommodation potentially available via negotiation dependent upon final role.

The position is available on an ongoing basis with a starting date to be negotiated.

For further information and to apply, please email: reccentre@kulin.wa.gov.au

In order to apply for this role please forward a covering letter outlining experiences and motivation for your application as well as a copy of your current Resume to:

 Freebairn Recreation Centre Manager - reccentre@kulin.wa.gov.au

PO Box 125

Kulin WA 6365

 Applications close Wednesday April 7, 2021.

* Please note, there are other opportunities for cleaning and maintenance of the wider FRC amenities.  Please contact the Centre Manager via email to discuss if you are available for casual hours.

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