The Mandurah Island Probus Club was started in February 2009, by the Rotary Club of Mandurah, to meet the high demand for Probus Clubs in the Mandurah Peel area.
The Club Name
The Mandurah Island Probus Club is named after an area of Mandurah which became, in effect, an island when the Dawesville Channel was constructed in 1994, as the only way on and off is via three bridges.
In the early 1980s, an idea was developed to cut a channel through the sandhills at Dawesville to create an artificial connection between the estuary and the ocean. This channel would increase the flushing of nutrients to the sea and increase the salinity of the estuarine water to a point beyond the tolerance of the potentially toxic phytoplankton species Nodularia. The Dawesville Channel (or Dawesville Cut as it is often known locally) was eventually built and opened in 1994. It is two kilometres long, 200 metres wide and about 6.5 metres deep at its ocean entrance. It links the Peel Inlet to the Indian Ocean, is at the southern end of “Mandurah Island” and has a bridge carrying the Old Coast Road to Bunbury. At the northern end of the island is the Mandurah Estuary with two bridges to central Mandurah.
Club membership is not restricted to this area but it does give it a focus and meetings are held “on the island” at the Halls Head Bowling & Recreation Club. (see picture above).
The club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except December) at 9:30 for 10:00 am meeting.
Venue: Halls Head Bowling & Recreation Club, 3 Sticks Boulevard, Halls Head, WA 6210, Australia
Our club is a very active and dynamic as you can see below. Our 15 different Interest Groups are listed below and meet on a regular basis.
Book Club, Book Exchange, Caravan & Motor Home Group, Boxing Group, Coffee Club, Cycling Group, Fishing Club, Golf Group, Mahjong Group, Men’s Chef Group, Romeos, LA-DI-DA’s, Singing Group, Walking Group, Wine Appreciation Group