Culture and Community

Culture and Community is a Sustainability Pillar in our Sustainability Strategy 2021 - 2031. The relevant key principle is: 'We value our community's cultural knowledge and sharing this with future generations'.  Our objectives related to this pillar are:

  • Build a skilled, confident, and knowledgeable workforce who can positively respond to the challenges of sustainability and climate change
  • Commit to a culture of sustainability embedded into all Council activities led by the Shire Executive
  • Promote sustainable best practice within the broader community
  • Work collaboratively with the indigenous population and develop best practice indigenous engagement and recognition strategies
  • Work with our young people to develop a vibrant youth space in our community
  • Embrace inclusivity and ensure availability and access of infrastructure and services to all minority groups including disadvantaged, and people with disabilities
  • Promote partnerships with not-for-profits to deliver Shire activities and assist with infrastructure requirements that support sustainable principles
  • Establish a community volunteering model that will provide long-term support to community groups

On this page:


What We're Doing

Some current projects related to the Culture and Community pillar include:

  • The Shire of Denmark is a proud member of Reconciliation WA
  • Community engagement began in 2023 for the first stage of the concept designing for the revitalisation of Berridge Park.
  • In 2023/24 a major review of our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan will be carried out. More information about Inclusion is available on our Access and Inclusion page.
  • In 2024, we will be developing our first Youth Strategy
Partial Funding Secured for Berridge Park Revitalisation
Posted 26 March 2024 Partial Funding Secured for Berridge Park Revitalisation

Construction to begin in 2025 thanks to $697,666 State Government grant

Garage Sale Trail 2023: Impact Report Released
Posted 26 March 2024 Garage Sale Trail 2023: Impact Report Released

Nearly 20 tonnes of reusable items prevented from ending up in landfill locally

New iPads a Win for Accessibility at Denmark's Library
Posted 08 February 2024 New iPads a Win for Accessibility at Denmark's Library

iPads available to borrow for library members to boost accessibility to online resources

Ocean Beach Closure: Long Awaited Project Begins
Posted 22 January 2024 Ocean Beach Closure: Long Awaited Project Begins

Works to begin on 12 February, with contractors to close site until further notice

Kwoorabup Festival: Events from 5pm at Berridge Park
Posted 09 January 2024 Kwoorabup Festival: Events from 5pm at Berridge Park

Join the festivities on Friday 26 January with activities, markets, food and more

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Review Update
Posted 21 December 2023 Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Review Update

Accessible engagement a top priority as part of the DAIP review

School Holiday Fun at the Denmark Public Library
Posted 14 December 2023 School Holiday Fun at the Denmark Public Library

Fun and activities for kids and young families these summer holidays

Denmark Christmas Festival This Saturday 16 December
Posted 11 December 2023 Denmark Christmas Festival This Saturday 16 December

Join us at Berridge Park from 5-9pm for Christmas Pageant, carols and more

International Day of People with Disability 2023: Family Fun Walk
Posted 29 November 2023 International Day of People with Disability 2023: Family Fun Walk

Shire and Kwoorabup Community Markets co-host 3 Dec all-abilities event

Upgrades to Nornalup Jetty and Launch to Begin Soon
Posted 19 October 2023 Upgrades to Nornalup Jetty and Launch to Begin Soon

Work to start on 1 November, due for completion in time for peak summer visitation period

Community Grants 2023/2024 Recipients Named
Posted 18 October 2023 Community Grants 2023/2024 Recipients Named

Seven community projects funded in this year's Community Grants round

Save the Date: Denmark's 2023 Christmas Festival
Posted 12 October 2023 Save the Date: Denmark's 2023 Christmas Festival

Community invited to join the festive spirit on Saturday 16 December at Berridge Park

Local Youth Careers Advanced to Centre Court
Posted 11 October 2023 Local Youth Careers Advanced to Centre Court

Local trainees recently completed training at Denmark Recreation Centre

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Review Kicks Off
Posted 11 October 2023 Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Review Kicks Off

Community consultation begins for major review of DAIP, focused on inclusion

WOW Factor Coastline Trail Expansion Complete
Posted 28 September 2023 WOW Factor Coastline Trail Expansion Complete

Stage 2 of Denmark's popular WOW Trail completed, joining Ocean and Lights Beaches

Step Towards Housing Availability Options in the Heart of Denmark
Posted 26 September 2023 Step Towards Housing Availability Options in the Heart of Denmark

Proposal for multiple dwellings in Strickland St building conversion

Kids Sensory Kits Join the Collection at Denmark's Library
Posted 07 September 2023 Kids Sensory Kits Join the Collection at Denmark's Library

Relaxation, Focus, Movement and Emotion & Feeling Sensory Kits Added to Library Collection

Shire of Denmark CEO Recruitment Finalised Yesterday
Posted 06 September 2023 Shire of Denmark CEO Recruitment Finalised Yesterday

Shire President pleased to announce CEO position has been offered to David King

Access and Inclusion Funding Boost in 23/24 Budget
Posted 09 August 2023 Access and Inclusion Funding Boost in 23/24 Budget

More than $30,000 allocated to Access and Inclusion projects and deliverables

Applications Now Open for 2023/24 Community Grants
Posted 08 August 2023 Applications Now Open for 2023/24 Community Grants

$25,000 worth of funding available to eligible community group applications

Council Focuses on Youth Services and Facilities
Posted 02 August 2023 Council Focuses on Youth Services and Facilities

Funding and support to deliver on youth services community priority

Council Adopts Budget to Fund Community Priorities
Posted 02 August 2023 Council Adopts Budget to Fund Community Priorities

Renewed focus on areas such as roads and youth in line with community feedback

Public Consultation: Berridge Park Revitalisation Project
Posted 06 July 2023 Public Consultation: Berridge Park Revitalisation Project

Youth Precinct design workshops Wednesday 9 August 2023

Dual Naming of Iconic Landscape Sites to Progress
Posted 03 July 2023 Dual Naming of Iconic Landscape Sites to Progress

Shire receives support from Indigenous community on dual naming project

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Sundowner
Posted 01 May 2023 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Sundowner

Come and celebrate! 5pm Saturday 20 May at Denmark Riverside Club

Youth Fest 2023: Activities and Engagement for All
Posted 14 April 2023 Youth Fest 2023: Activities and Engagement for All

Come and join the fun from noon til 4pm, Wednesday 19 April at McLean Sports Precinct

New Beach Volleyball Courts a Hit at McLean Precinct
Posted 28 February 2023 New Beach Volleyball Courts a Hit at McLean Precinct

Latest addition made possible by community groups, volunteers and donations

Shire of Denmark Joins Membership of Reconciliation WA
Posted 11 January 2023 Shire of Denmark Joins Membership of Reconciliation WA

Shire President Ceinwen Gearon is delighted to share news of latest milestone

International Day of People with Disability 2022 at Rec Centre
Posted 29 November 2022 International Day of People with Disability 2022 at Rec Centre

Recreation Centre to host Something for Everyone on Saturday 3 December

2022 Community Grants Recipients Named
Posted 17 November 2022 2022 Community Grants Recipients Named

Nine community groups named as grant recipients to a total value of $25,000

Voice Campaign Welcomes Shire of Denmark's Support
Posted 07 November 2022 Voice Campaign Welcomes Shire of Denmark's Support

"It's encouraging to see the depth of support from across the community"

Shire Acknowledges Uluru Statement from the Heart
Posted 28 October 2022 Shire Acknowledges Uluru Statement from the Heart

Denmark Shire Council acknowledges and accepts invitation of Uluru Statement

Pump Track Comes to Life Thanks to Community Spirit
Posted 24 October 2022 Pump Track Comes to Life Thanks to Community Spirit

Exciting new community asset with youth focus takes shape in Denmark

Connection Through Planting for National Schools Tree Day
Posted 15 August 2022 Connection Through Planting for National Schools Tree Day

Kwoorabup Nature School and Shire of Denmark collaborate to revegetate bushland

Cultural Burn Trial Completed in Denmark
Posted 11 May 2022 Cultural Burn Trial Completed in Denmark

Important precedent set for incorporating cultural practice into mitigation work

Shire Supports Community Environmental Education
Posted 21 March 2022 Shire Supports Community Environmental Education

Variety of programs receive support to encourage environmental education

Community Propagation Workshop a Success
Posted 21 July 2021 Community Propagation Workshop a Success

Revegetation Officer Mark Parre shared his knowledge with participants on Saturday

1 

Back to Top


Other Local Initiatives

Information about relevant Shire supported and community-led initiatives related to the Culture and Community pillar will be listed here.

Back to Top


Related Documents

There are no documents to display for this category.

Search All Documents and Forms Back to Top 


Useful Links

Back to Top


Contact

Our Sustainability Officer and Community Development Officer can be reached at (08) 9848 0300 or enquiries@denmark.wa.gov.au. 

Back to Top


Page Feedback

We want our new website to be as easy as possible to navigate for community members. Your feedback will help us to continue fine-tuning until we have a user-friendly website. If you have some feedback to share about this page - positive or negative - we want to hear it! 

Was this page helpful?

 
Get Audio Code