The following “90 second statement” was read into the Lower House of State Parliament today by the Member for Kalamunda, Matthew Hughes
MR M. HUGHES (Kalamunda) [12.58 pm]: I was honoured to attend a ceremony held recently by Lesmurdie Girl Guides to acknowledge the conferring of the Queen’s Guide Award to three very impressive young women. I congratulate Brianna Grant, Krystal Adriano and Tamzin Bowe for their dedicated, hard work to achieve this distinction. I commend the longstanding volunteer work of Colleen Grant and Meredith Kinsella, the guide leaders,
who are instrumental in ensuring that the guides flourish in our community.
I have had the opportunity to meet with, listen to and discuss work of the volunteer bush fire brigades across my electorate. I recently attended the very successful Falls Road Street Meet of the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and I saw firsthand the energy and commitment that these men and women put into public education regarding fire risk mitigation to keep our communities safe and informing and preparing the community for the bushfire season ahead. Thank you to organisers Chris Grubba and Eddie van Rijnswoud, and to the many volunteers who were rostered for the event.
The City of Kalamunda recently opened the new Bibbulmun Track northern terminus. The project was supported by Tourism WA through the tourism demand driver infrastructure program. Elder Neville Collard opened the proceedings with a formal welcome to country and a fascinating story from the history of the people of the Kalamunda district. This project creates a link between the start and finish point of the Bibbulmun Track and the Perth Hills Visitor Centre. The new Bibbulmun Spirit Poles sculptures at this landmark are a conceptual interpretation of the six language groups of the south west, as created by artists Aurora Abraham, Sharyn Eagan and Gordon Mitchel. This is a fantastic way to highlight Kalamunda as a tourist destination.