Inland South West

Surrounded by old growth forests, rolling hills and winding rivers, the Inland South West area is the centre of the South West’s beauty and natural wonder.  Scenic drives from Perth along the Balingup-Nannup-Bridgetown connection guides tourists to picturesque views, encircling charming country towns that continue to prosper in their agriculture heritage.  Cattle and dairy farming, fruit orchards, wineries, horticulture and floriculture are all active sectors in the area.

Gaining access to the coast leads through the Manjimup shire, home to the rapidly growing black truffle industry.  Additional travel will also lead through Pemberton towards pristine shorelines and the Bibbulmun Track, the spot where it marks its first connection with the ocean.  Unquestionably, conservation is an important feature for this beautiful area with many groups such as the WA Forest Alliance and the South-West Forests Defence Foundation campaigning to protect old growth forests while also maintaining the intrinsic value of the Warren, D’Entrecasteaux and Shannon National Parks.

Active issues in this area include:

  • Saving Barrabup Forest
  • Advocating for a rail solution at the Greenbushes lithium mine
  • Investigating the Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme
  • Supporting regenerative agriculture
  • Preserving our forests
  • Examining additional means to reduce fire risk

More issues are arising on a regular basis. To find out more about a specific issue in your area or to notify us of an area of concern, contact the office at southwest.evers@mp.wa.gov.au

Farmers Markets

Manjimup

Manjimup Farmers Market, the first and third Saturdays of each month, 8.30am – 12:30pm. Mottram Street, Manjimup.

Boyanup

Boyanup and Districts Farmers Market, 4th Sunday of each month, 8:00am – 12:00pm. Boyanup Memorial Park, South West Highway Boyanup.

Bridgetown

Bridgetown River Market, fortnightly on a Sunday morning, 7:30am – 12:00pm. South West Highway Bridgetown.

Walpole

Walpole Artisan Markets, 20/10/18; 17/11/18; 1/12/18; 29/12/18; 6/01/19; 26/01/19; 16/02/19; 2/03/19; 21/04/19, 9:00am – 1:00pm. Pioneer Park, South Coast Highway.

Nannup

Nannup Markets, Every second Saturday, 8:30am – 12:00pm. Main street of Nannup.

Donnybrook

Donnybrook Station Market, every third Saturday, 9:00am – 1:00pm. 17/43 National Route 1, Donnybrook.

Balingup

Balingup Night Markets, Fridays of November and December, 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Lawn opposite Balingup Visitor Centre.