The Kulin Shire Council exists to sustain, improve and develop the Kulin region through the provision and facilitation of infrastructure, services and opportunities in a manner which will instill community pride while giving a vibrant, socially and economically sustainable environment for businesses and families.

Kulin Stormwater Capture and Re-use

The Shire of Kulin has recieved $314,738.00 of grant funding to assist in drought proofing the Kulin town site.

Not only have the funds been used to reduce the reliance on scheme water for maintaining the town’s ovals, public open space and recreation areas but the project provides an example of how rural towns can successfully harvest surface water to maintain required community facilities.

What has been done

  • Reconstruct roaded catchments to maximise storm water runoff into town dam.
  • Improve townsite drainage to divert and capture water.
  • Increase water storage capacity of town and oval dams
  • Installation of infrastructure (e.g. tanks, pumps, piping) to ensure effective transfer of water.

Community benefits

  • Reduce the reliance on scheme water for maintaining the town’s ovals, public open space and recreation areas, including the district high school facilities.
  • Reducing reliance on standpipe water for emergency purposes, including water use for stock and fire fighting purposes.
  • Reduce pressure on comprehensive water supply scheme and current infrastructure.
  • Drought proofing of Kulin townsite 
  • Educate the community, both urban and rural, young and old, that water is a precious resource.

The funding has come from Wheatbelt NRM, through the Department of Agriculture and Food WA and the WA Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

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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:

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 -

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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