Rylington Park Launch

Published on Thursday, 9 June 2022 at 10:42:10 AM

The Shire of Boyup Brook and Edith Cowan University recently held an event at Rylington Park to officially launch a new partnership, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the 29th October 2021.

Rylington Park was gifted to the Shire of Boyup Brook by Mr Eric Farleigh in 1985 to be used for agricultural training and research as this will benefit the town and district as a whole.  A quote from Mr Farleigh’s last will and testament dated 8th June 1988 states:

“Without creating any specific trust it is my wish that my farming property be retained by the Shire of Boyup Brook for the benefit of persons within the Shire and for research purposes and that my farming records and other records are kept with my farming property.”

The transfer of the farm was officially announced on 2nd November 1985 in order to coincide with a visit to Boyup Brook by the Governor of Western Australia.

After gifting the farm to the Shire, Mr Farleigh continued to live on Rylington Park until his death on 11th November 1988.

The Shire owns and operates the Rylington Park Institute for Agricultural Training and Research (Rylington Park) and through the institute is engaged in agricultural trials and research, industry-based training, and events such as field days and expositions.

The Parties recognise that collaborative efforts will be of mutual benefit and may contribute to an enduring institutional linkage for research and education, co-operation and mutual assistance.

The Parties agree to continue discussions as opportunities arise to ascertain how co-operative activities could be implemented in the future.

Picture from left to right: Chief Executive Officer - Dale Putland (Shire of Boyup Brook), Cr Richard Walker - Shire President (Shire of Boyup Brook) ECU Professor Kerry Brown, Vice-President Cobie Rudd and ECU Director Anthony Marceddo. 

Picture: ECU vice-president Cobie Rudd

Picture: Jane Kelsbie MLA - Warren Blackwood

Picture: Cr Richard Walker - Shire President

Picture: Local produce was on display.

Picture: Rylington Park Farm

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