Narrogin prepares for business

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Shire of Narrogin senior ranger Guy Maley and chief executive Dale Stewart at the newly improved George Brockway Tree Picnic Area.
Camera IconShire of Narrogin senior ranger Guy Maley and chief executive Dale Stewart at the newly improved George Brockway Tree Picnic Area. Credit: Shire of Narrogin/Shire of Narrogin. Picture: Shire of Narrogin

Public works are continuing in the Shire of Narrogin while the town waits to get back to business as usual after COVID-19.

The Shire has progressed two small projects in the town, including improvements to Yilliminning Rock and the George Brockway Tree Picnic Area.

The other project involves the installation of two promotional TV screens in YMCA Narrogin Regional Leisure Centre carpark.

New promotional tv screens installed in the YMCA Narrogin Regional Leisure Centre car park.
Camera IconNew promotional tv screens installed in the YMCA Narrogin Regional Leisure Centre car park.

Shire of Narrogin senior ranger Guy Maley, development and regulatory services manager Azhar Awang and chief executive Dale Stewart oversaw the final touches to the small improvement projects last week.

The picnic area includes free gas barbecue facilities, an information shelter, and seating built using local recycled wandoo and granite.

A hot spot for orchids, Yilliminning Rock is 17km from Narrogin an visitors can enjoy a short hike up the 48m high rock for panoramic views of the farmlands below.

Yilliminning Rock is home to a salmon gum named the George Brockway Tree, in honour of one of WA’s most famous foresters.

Shire of Narrogin senior ranger Guy Maley and development and regulatory services manager Azhar Awang at the new shelter and barbecue area.
Camera IconShire of Narrogin senior ranger Guy Maley and development and regulatory services manager Azhar Awang at the new shelter and barbecue area. Credit: Shire of Narrogin/Shire of Narrogin

In recent times, Mr Brockway has become known as “the forgotten conservationist” because of his significant, but mostly unsung, contributions to the conservation of WA woodlands and the promotion and propagation of our native trees.

His other achievements included the development of the first nurseries in Australia that focused on growing native trees, and the designation of conservation reserves in the Wheatbelt.

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