New landcare buggy

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Laurie Schleuter, Deputy Mayor John McCallum and Jeremy Warren with the new Yallingup land conservation district comitttee buggy.
Camera IconLaurie Schleuter, Deputy Mayor John McCallum and Jeremy Warren with the new Yallingup land conservation district comitttee buggy.

The Yallingup Land Conservation District Committee has bought a new “mule” buggy for landcare work and emergency services responses, with the help of the City of Busselton Community Bids program.

The off-road vehicle will assist in maintaining the dunes at Yallingup Main Break and Smiths Beach and help build infrastructure for those who wish to enjoy the beach.

Yallingup LCDC deputy chairman Laurie Schleuter said the old “mule” needed re-placing after almost a 10-year lifespan.

“The Yallingup LCDC wishes to acknowledge and thank all those who assisted in raising funds for the purchase of this vehicle, especially the Yallingup Residents Association, who underwrote the funding and organised a fundraising drive,” he said.

City of Busselton Deputy Mayor John McCallum said the volunteers at the Yallingup land care committee gave up thousands of hours and were invaluable contributors to the community.

“The City of Busselton work closely with the land care committee — we are proud to support this investment,” he said.

“People love coming to this area to walk the Cape to Cape trail and the Yallingup LCDC keep that trail clear.”

The vehicle is housed at the Yallingup emergency services building, allowing quick access to the beach.

It is also used to transport those who are injured to safety or to an ambulance.

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