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Wedge Fishing Shirts have been received and shirts are being prepared for sale. Β An option now provided for nominating pickup or postage with indicative costs.

 

The distinctive design incorporates a typographic map of Wedge Island, and the shirts are available in two colour schemes – Sand and Blue.

 

Refer to the Size Chart for applicable sizing for children and adults shirts. Β Note that half chest dimensions are approximate, and it is suggested that next size up may be a better fit.

 

The shirts are $60 for adult and for child sizes

 

Once an order has been received AND payment made, the order will be processed and prepared for collection or posting.

Order Now!

 

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Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer

It has a big host range; it is a wood borer which spreads a fusarium fungus that causes dieback in a large range of trees.

In America it attacks Corymbia and Eucalypt spp; in Africa it attacks Acacias; it also loves avocadoes, citrus, ficus species, hibiscus trees and European ornamental trees like plane trees and elder trees.

It can use any host tree that has a trunk / branch diameter of 2.5cm +.

If it becomes established it could have a detrimental impact on horticulture, orchards, and native plants. A quarantine zone has been established to help prevent it spreading any further.

This is the current quarantine zone.

There is a quarantine notice in place for this area, which prevents the movement of wood, garden waste, tree branches (eg brushing) from the QA.

More info is available at https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/borer, including the quarantine notices (see menu on rhs of page).

It is really important that people in the quarantine area don’t move wood outside the quarantine zone – ie don’t take firewood or tree branches or potted plants to wedge!

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$10.00 eachΒ 

 

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The Wedge Island Protection Association

2022 Calendar is filled with gorgeous photographs capturing stunning scenery, community spirit and most of all precious memories of times spent enjoying all of what Wedge Island has to offer.

Never miss another community event, this calendar will keep you up to date with a full list of community events & holidays.

Thank you to all of the families and visitors of Wedge Island who contributed by sending in these wonderful photographs.

 

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Why not beat the rush and have your calendars posted directly to your door prior to Christmas, they make perfect Christmas Gifts Email:Β π™’π™šπ™§π™˜π™π™–π™£π™™π™žπ™¨π™š@π™¬π™šπ™™π™œπ™šπ™¬π™–.π™˜π™€π™’.𝙖π™ͺ

 

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Pick up directly from Wedge option is available, pre order & pay now to secure your purchase.

Email:Β π™’π™šπ™§π™˜π™π™–π™£π™™π™žπ™¨π™š@π™¬π™šπ™™π™œπ™šπ™¬π™–.π™˜π™€π™’.𝙖π™ͺ

 

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Welcome and thank you to the following sponsors for their support & generosity, we look forward to working with you throughout 2022.

 

* Associated Tyre & Wheel

* Jurien Bay Hotel Motel

* EnviroPlumb

* Advanced Mobile Tune

* Track Star Campers

* Cervantes Hardware & Marine

* PTM Partners Charted Accountants

* Slide-it Solutions Australia

* Container Refrigeration

* Kali Self Defence

* AAA Fire Safety

* Battery World – Balcatta

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On Saturday 16 October 2021, Wedge Island Protection Association and fellow volunteers successfully completed its annual Beach Clean-Up at Wedge Island in support of Tangaroa Blue Foundation.

Wedge Island Protection Association would like to acknowledge our amazing volunteers who assist in removing tonnes of marine debris from our environment every year, documenting the hundreds of thousands of items removed for the Australian Marine Debris Database, and work tirelessly in our community to prevent marine debris and litter by stopping it at the source.

β€œThe heart of a volunteer is not measured by it’s size but by the depth of their comments to make a difference in others lives”

Hope to see you all again next year!

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Facebook Event Link:Β https://fb.me/e/10mNPyPR1

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SUNDAY 26 September 2021

 

Wedge Island Protection Association is holding it’s Annual Fundraising Auction.

WIPA Auction Day is fun for the whole family, jam packed with loads of banter, bartering, community activities, Wedge Merchandise, 100’s Club Raffle & the ever so popular Sausage Sizzle!

 

As a member of the community, supporter or sponsor this is your opportunity to really pitch in and help us make a difference.

All donations are welcome, if you have any unwanted items that are in reasonable/ working condition, please don’t hesitate to donate them to the auction.

 

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Business owners are also encouraged to donate to the auction. This can be in the way of new or used products, your services or in the way of vouchers that can be auctioned or raffled off. Your business and contributions will be promoted on our social media feeds.

 

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The auction is open to all, so if you’re a creatively minded person that would like to donate your creations we would be more than happy to auction them.

 

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Wedge Island Helicopter Pad – adjacent to the WIPA First Aid Post.

 

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We encourage drop off to be prior to this weekend. Please β€˜PM’ the Facebook page or email WIPAΒ admin@wedgewa.com.auΒ and we will allocate a suitable drop off point.

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Please be advised of the urgency required to pay all outstanding licence renewal payments for Wedge and Grey.

Wedge – 4

Grey – 1

If you have any questions or queries as to your payment status, please don’t hesitate to contact: Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions, Jurien Bay.

Barb Green / Senior Project Officer – Wedge and Grey Shacks Ph (08) 9688 6000. wedgeandgrey@dbca.wa.gov.au

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EASTER SUNDAY FUN RUN

Sunday 4 April 2021 (WIPA) Wedge Island Protection Association will be hosting its annual Easter Fun Run at The Point, Wedge Island.

Registration Time:Β 11.00am

Fun Run Start Time:Β 12.30pm

We will be holding 11 races for various age groups

  • TINY TOTS – 1 – 3 years
  • PEEWEES – 4 – 7 years
  • NIPPERS – 8 – 11 years
  • JUNIORS – 12 – 16 years
  • MIDDIES – 17 – 30 year
  • SENIORS – 31 – 40 years
  • VETERANS – 41 & Above

All participants will receive a β€˜Participation Certificate’ and β€˜Medals’ will be awarded to the lucky winnersΒ πŸ…

We’ll also be providing β€˜FREE’ face painting & Icy poles for the kids.

Don’t forget to bring along the essentials on the day, drinking water, sun screen, hat and most importantly a great community attitude.

Our ever so popular Community Information Van will also be there on the day, pop over and see the girls for any of the following;

  • Community Information
  • Membership Information
  • 100’s Club Raffle
  • Save Wedge Stickers
  • Sausage Sizzle

100’s Club Raffle Drawn:Β 3:00pm

We look forward to seeing you all there!

OUR COMMUNITY THANKS YOUπŸ™

Wedge Island Protection Association would to thank DFES, the Shires of Dandaragan and Gin Gin, DBCA and all other volunteers and agencies involved in fighting the Red Gully fire. The Wedge Island community acknowledges and is extremely grateful for the fantastic work and efforts of everyone involved, particularly given the extremely trying conditions. WIPA also acknowledges and thanks our community volunteers who enacted out community emergency fire plan and coordinated training of community members in the use of our fire tenders.

 

COVID-19 PAYMENT EXTENSIONS – 2019/2020 Licence

A friendly reminder to anyone who opted for the 6 month COVID-19 licence payment relief extension, the outstanding payment is due 31 October 2020.

2020/2021 Licence Invoices will be issued by DBCA onΒ 1 November 2020

If you have any questions or queries as to your payment status, please don’t hesitate to contact Zoe Moon – Senior Project Officer Wedge & Grey Shacks, Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions, Jurien Bay. Ph 9688 6000

DBCA Director General Letter – Licence Agreement and FeesΒ 

Prior to the deadline for the May licence payment, WIPA requested a letter be drafted by legal firm Mason Ledger to the DBCA Director General, Mark Webb.Β  This letter summarises WIPA’s position that the licence fee increase has not been adequately justified by DBCA, nor is the fee fair and reasonable.

Letter to DBCA

Payment of the full licence cost is not seen as acceptance by WIPA for the licence fee increase.

WIPA has invited the DBCA Director General to continue this discussion regarding the licence fee increase so this matter can be resolved to the acceptance of WIPA’s members.

URGENT ATTENTION REQUIRED

OVERDUE DBCA SHACK LICENCE RENEWAL PAYMENTS

Please be advised of the urgency required to pay all outstanding licence renewal payments, If you haven’t already done so.

Due date was 31 May 2020.

Licencees that fail to pay or request an extension, will be issued with a proposed notice of cancellation in line with licence conditions.

If you have any questions or queries as to your payment status, please don’t hesitate to contact: Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions, Jurien Bay.

Zoe Moon / Senior Project Officer – Wedge and Grey Shacks Ph(08) 9688 6000.

REGIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO BE EASED – UPDATED 28/05/2020

WA’s Premier Mark McGowan has announced the next phase of easing restrictions in Western Australia, which has taken effect on Monday 18 May 2020.

During the current pandemic, Western Australians have done an incredible job in stopping the spread of the virus.

Thanks to that hard work, and the measures that had been put in place, we are now ready to take the next step.

The Western Australian State Government has now released Phase 2 Regional Travel Restriction Update.

From Friday 29 May 2020 regional travel restrictions will be lifted, excluding travel toΒ biosecurity zones within the Kimberley region, parts of Shire of East Pilbara and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku andΒ remote Aboriginal communities.

He also released our roadmap for the easing of restrictions in Western Australia over the coming weeks and months.

To see the roadmap and for more information on the upcoming changes, please visitΒ http://www.wa.gov.au/covid19roadmap

OVERFLOW CAMPING RESTRICTIONS EASED – AS PER CURRENT LICENCE CONDITIONS

WIPA would like to advise all Wedge shack owners, at that overflow camping, as per your licence conditions will also be reinstated.

SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HYGIENE

This is a friendly reminder to all shack owners/uses and visitors to the area. Please remember to follow good social-distancing protocols at all times.

Every Western Australian needs to play their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means following good hygiene habits and social distancing.

  • Stay home if you’re sick. Do not go to work or school.
  • Keep 1.5 metres away from others.
  • Don’t make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
  • Use tap and pay instead of cash.
  • Wash your hands regularlyΒ for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitiser.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue;β€―if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.

For more information seeΒ Australian Government advice for social distancing.

WA remains in a State of Emergency, and various restrictions are enforceable by fines of up to $50,000 for individuals and $250,000 for businesses. Police officers also have the power to issue $1000 on-the-spot fines.

A little about Wedge
Welcome to Our Community

Wedge Island is located north of Lancelin and south of Cervantes on the Western Australian coast some 180 km north of Perth. The island itself lies within the Turquoise Coast islands nature reserve group, a chain of some 40 islands. The settlement is now home to approximately 350 beach shacks which were built on Crown land at Wedge Island and Grey settlements between the 1950s and 1980s by fishermen and pastoralists.

These shacks have been home to WA holiday makers for the past 70 years who have visited the area to enjoy the pristine beaches and engage in a variety of activities including four wheel driving, sand boarding, surfing, kitesurfing, fishing, swimming and snorkeling.

The Wedge Island Community consists of a diverse range of people from all walks of life who have enjoyed and appreciated Wedge Island as a holiday destination. Generations of Western Australian kids have grown up holidaying in this healthy environment.

Due to it’s previously remote location a strong sense of community has developed amongst the inhabitants and regular visitors to Wedge Island.

The community has autonomously and democratically addressed the many issues a community has to face to survive in such a remote location. Issues such as harvesting water and power, protection from the elements, first aid and fire-fighting to name a few.Β 

The community is strongly committed to protecting the wildlife, natural fauna and local environment and preserving the natural beauty of Wedge for future generations of West Australians to enjoy in the years to come.

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Heritage Launch
WIPA/GCCA Media Key Points

Both Wedge & Grey Shack Associations are delighted with the findings of the Wedge & Grey Shack Settlements Cultural Heritage Assessment and strongly support the recommendations of the consultants to progress listing onto the WA Register of Heritage Places.

This represents the classic WIN – WIN situation for everyone involved

A WIN for WA families and the general public as it ensures they can continue to gain access to the unique shack community recreational lifestyle as well as enabling public facilities being established

A WIN for the shack communities as it creates certainty for the future to protect the Wedge & Grey sense of place

A WIN for the government as it identifies a way forward to produce a sustainable management plan

A WIN for the Shire of Dandaragan as formal site controls can proceed and the iconic shack settlements can be added to the tourism assets in the region leading to economic growth

The National Trust of WA is to be commended for commissioning the professional report undertaken by Godden Mackay Logan in collaboration with Context Pty Ltd.

We look forward to working with the Heritage Council of WA, NTWA, the Minister and the Shire to develop a sustainable Conservation Management Plan to protect the documented cultural heritage values and create public access.

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