Why we do what we do

Why do we do what we do at Redgum Village

Everyone knows the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

It’s a fact, to get the best value from your crew you need to feed them with extraordinary food, right? Men and woman.

After 17 years we subconsciously provide your crew with plentiful everyday home cooked meals. Prepared and cooked on site so our food not only tastes great its good for you.
Our owner operator head chef, Gaylene cooks for the starving crowd with diversification to suit the modern-day  working environment of construction and white collar workers.
What does that do for your company?

Your crew goes to work, has a productive day and looks forward to the days end with a large healthy dinner a high volume pressured hot shower and a comfy clean bed. That’s a normal routine. They will even talk about it at work and are happy when they come home, yes they call Redgum there home away from home.

What if we decided to cut costs to win a ridiculous quote by cutting back on the food quality with re heated pre- made dinners, cut back on staff and only cleaned their room weekly and put restrictors in the showers with heat controlled lower temperatures, all to save costs ?

The crew come home from work thinking what shit will be for tea tonight, skip the shower because its only warm and piddles out and shake yesterdays dirt out of their sheets.
Just about guarantee a few beers might get grudgingly drunk with a angry mindset to wake up to another day in a foul mood heading to work for an unproductive day.

Am I exaggerating? Could be, because we have never done this to a company seeking the cheapest price possible. We let them put their crew in a accommodation complex not designed with the 10 to 12 hour day blue / white collar workers in mind and they find out the hard way.

Cheapest is not usually the best option when food and accommodation are the main ingredients. 

It happens and that is unfortunate.

At Redgum we strive to be competitive and offer great value for money at a sustainable rate.
Usually above the cheapest so your crews are in the best shape possible at work, will be productive on the job, happy and help keep your project on budget.

If you want to cut costs on food and health and create a toxic work site unfortunately there are options out there for you.
They are not necessarily intentionally derailing your crew it’s just they are not all geared up to feed construction crews over a long period.

They have other important qualities and do very well in those areas, where as here at Redgum we commit to great food, a hot shower with a comfy bed .... K.I.S.S. :) 

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Dandaragan Medal Honors

Decades of service to the Dandaragan community has earned Frank Creagh a Medal of the Order of Australia.

Mr Creagh, now living in Busselton where he sits on the Novacare residents’ committee, received the award on Monday as part of the Queen’s Birthday celebrations.

Moving to Dandaragan to farm in 1959, Mr Creagh was quick to get involved with the local community and joined the local Shire council, setting about addressing infrastructure in the region, including badly-needed road upgrades.

“There was no sporting infrastructure,” he said. “Some of the areas didn’t even have schools.”

Among his achievements are 23 years of service as a councillor for the Shire of Dandaragan, including as deputy president and president.

He has also been chairman of the district planning strategy committee, the aquaculture planning strategy committee, an inaugural member of the Moore River Basin committee and a member of the Department of Agriculture’s land clearing ministerial committee.

He has also been active in sport, as president of the Dandaragan Tennis Club, and patron and secretary of the Dandaragan Golf Club, as well as being a justice of the peace since 1978.

Mr Creagh said he had been part of three communities — in Nungarin, Dandaragan and now Novacare.

“My wife was involved in organisations and I couldn’t have done all this without the support of family,” he said. “It was just one of those things everyone did.”

Mr Creagh moved to Busselton in 2013, closer to his daughter who is dairy farming near Cowaramup, while his son still runs the family’s farm in Dandaragan.

Still active in the community, Mr Creagh said he believed it was strong communities that led to strong local councils.


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Luncheon at Redgum

Gaylene keeps raising the bar for the Luncheons at the Redgum Restaurant.
As they become more popular, Gaylene digs a wee bit deeper into her creativity talents.

All for the pleasure of entertaining guests with a little bit more than just good food, Nothing wrong with a bit of presentational flair Smile

Redgum Luncheon

This is just a hint of what you can expect when making a booking for a Luncheon at the Redgum Restaurant with food cooked and presented from the heart of Gaylene's Kitchen

Menu for Redgum Restaurant here


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Redgum Restaurant feb

February has seen a gradual pick up for dining in the Redgum Restaurant here at Redgum Village.

Redgum Restaurant and Cafe and Take Away Menus Here

It has been great to see local Dandaragan and Moora people dining in the Restaurant. 
A big thankyou to you all :)

The latter part of feb and march are getting busy with confirmed bookings so we beg farewell to our quite January and look forward to busier times.

There will be an Election breakfast in March on election day, the 11th at this stage.
I know Gaylene has a few surprises for you all on that day, with cooked brekfasts from $10 and take away bacon egg rolls as well.

Coffee to stay or Coffee to go, take your pick.

After the last election in Dandaragan which was our first official opening of Gaylene's Kitchen we look to improve on selection of food and shorter time to receive it.

Dandaragan rainbow

Loving the weather, hot, cold, wet, muggy, hot whats next? Am sure the weed sprayers in town will be happy and gearing up for a weed extermination programme

Looking forward to happier days

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February at Redgum

Valentines has been and gone, was interesting to see the romantics of Dandaragan almost out numbered by the Moora love birds :) 

No matter, from the sounds of everything the night was a success and a big thankyou to Gaylene for putting on a great menu for the Redgum Restaurant. 

Redgum Restaurant Menus here

Once again we are slack on the photos but I did pinch these off facebook:

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So looking forward to the next specialised event. Maynot get around to St Patricks day as we have a cataby mine shut crew in that week and will be a bit busy.

However we will do an election day breakfast on March 11, will keep you posted on that. In the meantime keep coming into the Redgum Restaurant and let Gaylene woo her wand and dish you up another great dish from her menu

Enjoy :)

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Redgum Restaurant Jan 2017

January normally a quiet time of year in Dandaragan.

Farmers finished harvest (Hopefully) and away on holidays, well some are.

Redgum Restaurant is open as per usual, although the Sunday Brunch is now by booking, You can book early in the day.

Restaurant Menu here   

Take - Away Menu here   

Sunday Brunch Menu here

Redgum Restaurant Dandaragan

Looking forward to a healthy 2017 at the Redgum Restaurant in Dandaragan

Feel free to offer ideas on a theme for a saturday night :)

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Get Out of the City

Get Out of The City Business Conference

Marketing the Redgum Village in February is revolving around Business Conferences with a meal in the Redgum Restaurant, accommodation in a mine camp and an activity.
The activity is leaning towards a round of golf, nine or eighteen holes.

Team Building Article Here

The Redgum Village being 170km north of the Perth CBD, makes an attractive option for businesses wanting to have a team bonding session outside of the city.
But not too far away. Need to keep travel costs to a minimum.

Dandaragan is a small town set amongst rolling hills, gum-trees, green pastures, olive groves and wheat fields.

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Would you bring your business or company team members to Dandaragan for a conference, meal, golf, accommodation and a bbq breakfast? 

What will all this cost you say?..... You will be surprised. -- Pleasantly --

We don't have the overheads of a city venue.
The conference room and restaurant is all part of the Redgum Village: There are no extra operating or setup costs.

A conference at Redgum Village in Dandaragan has the benefits of required technology but the atmosphere of being off the grid.

In other words get your team out of the city into the country because you can have for a great team bonding event that is "affordable and unique".
Mid week or over the weekend. 

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BBQ under the sails for an evening meal or breakfast is a great alternative to a restaurant meal. Mind you the Redgum Restaurant is a pretty good in door option.

There are many options for your Get Out of The City Conference:

  • Redgum Restaurant: Dinner - Lunch - Breakfast
  • A La Cart'e or Buffet
  • BBQ Under the Sails: Dinner or Breakfast
  • Team Bonding Activities in the Conference Room
  • Out Door Activities: Golf - Lawn Bowls - Tennis 
  • Mine Camp Accommodation
  • Shared or Single Rooms
  • You tell us what you want.

If settling into an accommodation complex with a conference room, restaurant, outdoor entertainment area and team bonding activities outside of the city sounds appealing, Welcome :) 
Tell us what you are looking for and let us put an agenda together for you to look at, modify untill you are happy and go with it.
We can arrange a deal for you or go along with your suggestions.

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This is an exciting new adventure for the Redgum Village but not new for us as business people. 
We have done this for ourselves many of times and feel comfortable offering this opportunity for you.

Whatever your Business or Company is!

  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Lawyer Firm
  • Road Works
  • Agriculture
  • Medical Profession
  • Green Energy
  • Tax Accountants
  • Alternative Medicine

The list is endless. All you need is a team of people.

Reasons for team building

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Redgum Conference

Redgum Village Conference Room / Redgum Restaurant / Redgum Village Accommodation. 
All under one roof (so to speak). 

Businesses and companies looking for an alternative venue for team building less than 2hrs drive north of the Perth CBD. Look no further.

Redgum Conference Room

This venue built around a mine camp theme, allows you to virtually go off the grid, yet still have the facilities required for a business conference.
Add a round of golf before a meal in the barn type Redgum Restaurant or a BBQ under the sails in summer and you have the complete team bonding experience.

Why here in Dandaragan?

  • In the country, no noise or light pollution
  • Birds make more noise than cars
  • Full functional Conference Room
  • Modern Kitchen supplies Home Made Country Dishes for the restaurant
  • Barn Theme Country Restaurant, food comparable to Perth's best.
  • Mine Camp Accommodation
  • Palm Trees and Redgum's, Green Lawns, Water Features, Relax under the Sails

Redgum Village under the sails

  • Golf activity, 9 or 18 holes
  • Mid week lawn bowls
  • Bush walks
  • Light pollution Free Star Gazing
  • Wild Flowers when in season

Mine camp accommodation:

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Corporate Event Packages

Example of Conference and Accommodation Package:

Group of 20 people:

Meals: All in Restaurant:

  • Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner $100 per person

Accommodation: Shearers Quarters* or Mining "Donger"**

  • Single Room - $120 per person
  • Twin Share or Double $80 per person

Conference Room: - No Charge through March - April

Activities: from $10 pp

  • 9 - Hole Golf
  • 18 - Hole Golf
  • Corporate lawn Bowls (subject to availability)
  • Doubles Tennis

In House Activities:

Team bonding fun games in Conference Room or within the Redgum Village:

  • No Charge through March - April

 * Shearers Quarters: These bedrooms are what our shearing team used to live in. These are upgraded to suit health department regulations. 
    There are photos of on farm shearers quarters that you wouldn't have let your dog sleep in to show you how rough and tough shearers were right up to the late 80's early 90's

 ** 4 x single persons bedrooms in a de-mountable building (transportable)
       The style of bedroom used by mining companies throughout Australia


Booking Inquiries Click Here

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Christmas Functions

Christmas Functions at Redgum Restaurant

Family and Business Group Bookings taken now up to Friday Dec 23. 

Awesome reviews so far, thank-you so much for the kind compliments and glad we are making your evenings memorable :) Facebook reviews below...

Facebook pages: Redgum Village and Redgum Cafe and Gaylene's Kitchen

Ph (08) 96514 223

A La Cart'e 6 to 30 people: 3 course meal from $49

Buffet 12 to 60 people: from $44 pp

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Parkway Minerals Dandaragan

Parkway Minerals NL aims to extract essential fertilizer feedstocks, phosphate and potash, from one of the world’s largest green-sand deposits.

Parkway Mineral’s Dandaragan Trough Project is focused on exploiting a very large, shallow  deposit of green-sand, which contains both rock phosphate and glauconite.

Glauconite is a green mineral commonly containing 4-6% potash as KO as well as varying amounts of iron, aluminium and magnesium.

Studies and testwork have indicated that two projects are commercially viable:

  • Production of single super-phosphate, from the rock phosphate present in the green-sand
  • Production of potash, alum, single super-phosphate and Iron oxide, from the glauconite component of the green-sand.

The Company has a major land holding over a globally significant deposit of green-sand with exploration licenses and applications covering an area of 2,000km2.

Ten of the twelve tenements are contiguous extending for over 100km north-south with a maximum width of over 30km.

The first drilling programmes have identified sufficient resources to allow long-life operations.

Dandaragan trough

Parkway Minerals has completed an option agreement to purchase landholding covering approx 90% of Dinner Hill Resources.

The freehold property "Yallambe"

Parkway Minerals Dandaragan

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To Make A Booking

All Bookings / Inquiries

  • Please ring
  • Direct e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • More Details Here.

If unattended leave a:

  • Brief message
  • Name
  • How many persons etc..
  • We will return your call asap.

Or .....

From past experience

  • A booking or inquiry needs Personal human attention

Company and individual needs vary:

  • We do check e-mails daily for those that prefer more specific detail.
  • We do follow up with a confirmation phone call.

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Gaylene's Kitchen

  • Redgum Restaurant for Evening Dining, bookings required BYO 
  • Group Bookings for families and business anytime any day.
  • Business Conference Meeting & Meal Packages
  • Contact Redgum by e-mail, phone or call in. 


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All food prepared and cooked onsite in Gaylene's Kitchen - "The Heart and Soul of the Redgum Restaurant"

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