Community

The Shire of Kulin is located in the heart of the WA Wheatbelt and covers an area of 4,700 square kilometres. The Shire encompasses the towns of Kulin, Pingaring, Dudinin, Jitarning and Holt Rock.

Industry

Agriculture

The Kulin Region is one of the most agriculturally productive districts in the WA Wheatbelt. Agriculture in the Kulin region relies on an annual rainfall of 350mm, of which 75% falls during the growing season. Soil types are very mixed – from sandplain and sandy duplex soils, through to loamy gravels and grey clay. Cropping occupies approximately two thirds of the land use though this can vary from 50% through to 100%. Wheat is by far the major crop grown, followed by barley. Canola, lupins and field peas are also grown in rotation to provide improved soil nutrition and weed control.  Pasture for stock grazing is the other major land use which provides benefits for cropping as well as diversification of income.

Agricultural Calendar

Seeding: Mid April - June

Harvesting: November - December

Main Shearing: Mid January – March and July - October

Lambing: April-May (Autumn) and May-June (Winter)

Hay Baling: September – October

Natural Resource Management, Conservation and Landcare

Natural Resource Management (NRM) is the sustainable management of Australia's natural resources (our land, water, marine and biological systems). NRM is vital to ensure our ongoing social, economic and environmental wellbeing. Many landholders and community members in the Kulin Region are very proactive in helping to care for the environment which supports the main industry for the region – agriculture.

The Shire of Kulin falls under both the Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management and South West Catchments Council regions. There are many NRM organisations who can offer a range of support services and resources for individuals, groups and organisations involved in NRM or looking to undertake an NRM/conservation project. They can also assist in funding applications and grants.

Useful Contacts

Holt Rock Group - The Holt Rock Group works to improve the sharing of information within the agronomy group to help it's members improve their farming business. The group is interested in agronomy, grain marketing, community welfare, sustainability and business structure. For more information visit http://holtrock.gga.org.au/ or email- holtrockgroup@gmail.com

Wheatbelt NRM (Northam)
PH: (08) 9670 3100
EMAIL: info@wheatbeltnrm.org.au
WEB: www.wheatbeltnrm.org.au

South West Catchments Council (Narrogin Office)
PH: 08 9881 0202
EMAIL: danielle.short@swccnrm.org.au

Department of Parks and Wildlife

DPW Narrogin District Office
PO Box 100
Hough Street
Narrogin WA 6312
PH: (08) 9881 9200
EMAIL: narrogin@dpaw.wa.gov.au

 

WWF Australia

WWF Australia is an independent conservation organisation which works with the community and land mangers to sustainably manage and protect wildlife. 
PH: 08 9387 6444

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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