|Vice President||Chris Boyce|
|Social Media Officer||Kevin Chu|
|Neighbourhood Watch Representative||Shaun Kader|
Community Garden Representative
|Events Coordinator||Karen Diaz|
|Membership Officer||Thushani Adhukorala|
All the residents in Calleya, Treeby knows the nightmare of having adequate movile signals. Sometimes we need to walk out to our front door just to get one bar! TCA has been working tirelessly with the Cockburn council and local telcos to get this rectified for over 2+ years and this is still on the agenda for most meetings.
Here I would like to provide some update on the enquiries that our MP Josh Wilson has came back to us regarding the mobile signals.
Following enquiries with Telstra concerning a suitable mobile tower site in Treeby, Josh has received a response advising that a preferred location has been identified and Telstra is currently preparing the necessary documentation and working through the Council application process. They have advised that the process will take some time to progress but the details and location will be released for community consultation in the next step. Please keep an eye out in local newspapers for advertisements for when the consultation process opens and closes. Josh has asked Telstra to also keep us informed of these dates. This is good news that there is progress with a real solution for mobile phone coverage for Treeby residents.
There was also a reply to Josh from MP Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications
While Josh appreciates the Minister’s office referring the concerns of Treeby residents to Mobile Network Operators and asking for assistance in investing in further mobile infrastructure in Treeby, we find suggestions from the Minister such as purchasing smart antennas and calling using Wifi impractical solutions, particularly for elderly residents. It is also disappointing to read that Treeby is ineligible to receive funding from the Morrison government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.
Further to Josh’s letter in May, a second letter was sent to the Minister on 22nd July enquiring about the Morrison government’s announcement Peri Urban Mobile Program (PUMP) designed to improve mobile phone services in bushfire prone areas on peri-urban city fringes and to enquire about eligibility for Treeby. A copy of this letter is also attached and we are waiting for a response from the Minister.
Here are the letters from MP Wilson's office for your perusal.
Sadly, this will be an ongoing issue until the cell towers are built. Currently, most of Treeby resisdents are using Wifi-Calling features (Voice over Wifi) within their home. Purchasing legal repeaters and smart antennas are an option but an expensive one if you choose to go down that path. Otherwise, we will need to continue to wait!
On Wednesday 9th June 2021, we had the privilege of having Steve from MetroNet coming to update us about the Cockburn-Thornlie link. It was an informative evening where he has shown the progress and some conceptual drawings of what the station will be like once it is completed in late 2022.
One of the main takeouts is that there will be some major disruption on the Mandurah Line from late December for up to 25 days to widen the track for the future Cockburn-Thornlie Link.
The Thornlie-Cockburn Link will be Perth’s first cross line connection, making travel around the city by train more flexible and providing a higher level of public transport service to Perth’s southern suburbs.
The 17.5-kilometre project includes new stations at Nicholson and Ranford roads, changes to Thornlie and Cockburn stations and relocating 11 kilometres of freight railway.
Prepare for major disruptions
Major disruptions will take place on the Mandurah Line from late December for up to 25 days to widen the tracks, making way for the future Thornlie-Cockburn Link.
During this disruption the Mandurah Line will:
- Close between Aubin Grove and Elizabeth Quay stations.
- Run a reduced schedule between Mandurah and Aubin Grove stations.
Information on the details of the disruption will be available on this page in the coming months. In the meantime, you can find out more here.
If you travel on the Mandurah Line regularly please start to prepare.
Currently, they are seeking feedback on the disruption via https://www.buildingfortomorrow.wa.gov.au/projects/thornlie-cockburn-link/
Cockburn Central Station changes
Cockburn Central’s existing island platform will be extended at the northern (Perth) end to create the terminating platform for the Thornlie-Cockburn Link.
The platform will be extended by 150 metres and will offer at least 50 per cent platform coverage with an on-platform
building to house electrical equipment and staff facilities. Associated services will include security and passenger information systems.
More information can be found via MetroNet website.
When you drove past our Calleya Oval you can see there are two major projects underway, one is for our Treeby West Primary School and the other is the Treeby Community and Sports Centre!
TCA is excited to see the construction is progressing nicely as in the future we can host many community events there and bring all the residents together.
Progress shots of the new Treeby Community and Sports Centre which will be ready in early 2022.
The new centre will have activity, function and meeting spaces, an enclosed play area, kitchen and canteen, clubrooms and change rooms.
This is the project page of the Treeby Community and Sports Centre.
Below are the concept renders based on the community feedback back in 2019.
Great news for all residents in Treeby as our local primary school is now open for enrolment for the 2022 intake.
Here is the short message from the Principal.
Treeby (Banjup West) Primary School planning name is looking forward to welcoming new students and parents. If you are currently living in Treeby, moving to the area or building your dream-home, we would welcome Applications to Enrol for your children to commence Kindy-Year 6 in 2022.
Kindergarten applications close on Friday 23 July, 2021 and are prioritised according to the Enrolment in Public Schools Policy.
Pre-Primary to Year 6 students are guaranteed a place at our school if they will be residing within our local intake area in 2022.
Application forms and further details are available from the Atwell PS website at https://www.atwellps.wa.edu.au/treeby-ps-enrolments.
Please contact us with any queries at Treeby.BanjupW@education.wa.edu.au
We also have the primary school prospectus for your perusal.
Our local Primary School is coming along nicely. Many mainframes are already erected with insulation and roofs to be installed next! 🏫
But first, a most important line of business. 👩🏫
We have an incredibly important decision to make as a school community, as the time has come to name our school.
Please vote for your preferred choice here ✔️The three approved names on the list meet the rigorous and detailed requirements for naming new schools. Our choices are:
- Treeby Primary School (named after the suburb)
- Treeby Gardens Primary School (named after the suburb and the link to its market garden history)
- Torwood Primary School (named after the street address)The poll will stay open until Tuesday 20 April 2021. After review by the Steering Committee, the most preferred name will be submitted to the Minister for Education and Training for approval.Thanks
WHAT A TURNOUT!! 👏
Thank you all for attending our Aussie Day breakfast and connecting with your fellow neighbours. We have a large group of seniors from Aspire coming here early to join us, and we even enticed in a few joggers with free bacon and egg breakfasts (vegetarian options were available too!) 😂
Great to see families bring out their children and participate in many lawn games and mingling with other members. This is what a community event is about!
In total, we cooked 115 eggs, 100 sausages, 6kgs of bacon, 14 loaves of bread, 2 huge watermelons! A shoutout to our community garden crew for donating many fresh produces from the garden for our vegetarian friends and more.
Approximately 120-130 people turned up for the event Well done!
A big thanks to all the TCA volunteers to make this happen and see you on the next one! 😊
My name is Jane Wescott, and I am both excited and privileged to be the Foundation Principal of our new school in Treeby.I truly believe that every child will learn and reach their full potential, when they are supported by adults who care for them, when they are connected to each other; and when there is a deep sense of belonging to our school and community.My vision for our school, is of a community proudly united in the belief that we are better when we are together; and when our decision-making has students at its centre. I have a deep commitment to learning for all; children, teachers and the wider community and believe that by holding learners accountable to the highest standards and providing them with academic and social support they will rise to the challenge. At our new school, all children will dream positively about their futures, connect their passions to their learning and be provided with the opportunities and resources they need to reflect on and reach their goals.As a leader, I am passionate about ensuring that research-proven strategies are embedded in our school and I continue to enjoy learning through post-graduate studies. During my teaching career I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching in both country and metropolitan schools, including as a Level 3 Classroom Teacher. Having then worked as a Deputy Principal in two schools, I have relished the opportunity to have been a Principal of three schools. Most recently, this has been at Charthouse PS.In 2021, I will be seeking volunteers within our school community to be part of the consultative Steering Committee to help choose our school’s name, logo and uniform. Please follow our new Facebook page to see how you can be involved. Until our name is finalised, and our website has been developed, I’ll be regularly posting updates on the Facebook page, using our planning name.Whilst our school is being built, I will be based at Atwell PS and I would like to thank them all for welcoming me to their school. Please feel free to contact me via email at Treeby.PS.BanjupW@education.wa.edu.au to say hello or ask any questions you may have.I am looking forward to our adventure, as we ready our school to welcome students in 2022.ThanksJane
Treeby Community Association wishes you all a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.
The TCA Committee has held our first meeting of 2021 where we made plans for 2021 events. If you have any further ideas we would love to hear them. Also, if you would like to assist at any of these events please let us know.
January 26th (@ 8am) >> Australia Day Breakfast. Go visit our Facebook event page and put your self down for this yummilicious event.
February 10th (@ 6pm) >> Infrastructure Information Session, at our Community Garden. Visit our Facebook event page for more details.
March 21st (@ 4pm onward) >> Harmony Day Community, Picnic in the Treeby Park – wear a national dress & bring a plate
April 4th >> Easter, School Holiday activity for children at the Community Garden.
July >> Family Olympics, family fun events during school holidays.
October 31st (@ 4pm) >> Halloween Trunk or Treat. Piggyback off last years success 😀
November 4th >> We would like to hold an appropriate event to celebrate Diwali - we would welcome ideas.
December >> Christmas Breakfast and maybe a special visit from Santa *shhhh*
Mark them in your calendars!
We are also hoping to have a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle during the year, however, we have no date yet.
Let us know what you think?
Also, let us know if you would like to help out in our events! More the merrier. 🙏
A big thank you to everyone that turned up to our TCA Christmas Breakfast 🎄!
It was a blast to see so many families coming out enjoy some Aussie breakfast, mingling with neighbours and playing some lawn games!
We also got a surprise visit 🎅 while we are there!
A special shoutout to all our sponsors Stockland (for our 100 cups of free coffees), Coles and Woolworths (for all the ingredients and supplies) and Jandakot Bush Fire Brigade (for serving our community and brought Santa along).
We are blessed to have 13 new members that joined TCA on the day. This enabled us to organise more community events such as this every year! If you are interested in joining TCA please email email@example.com or send us a message on Facebook.
See you at our next event! 👋