Shire of Goomalling

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Swimming Pool opening times

From Tuesday 2 January until Monday 19 February 2018 the Goomalling War Memorial Swimming Pool will be closed on TuesdaysNormal opening times remain on all other days.

Recreation Master Plan

The Shire of Goomalling is developing a Master Plan for the Goomalling Recreation Hub. The site is approximately 6.1 hectares in area and is located on a number of Reserve land holdings in control of the Shire of Goomalling. The site is currently well utilised by the community and houses a Main Pavilion, bowling green, Football Oval, Hockey Oval, Cricket Nets, Tennis/Netball complex, 24 hr Gymnasium and town hall.

There are several current issues facing the users of the Goomalling Recreation Hub Site.

Site One – Recreation Ground

  • Parking at the recreation including provision for no parking area close to entrance of Goomalling Sport & Community Centre to allow for disability access and landscaping.
  • Drainage on Quinlan Street and the requirement for overflow parking spaces on Quinlan Street.
  • Entrance access
  • Suitability of trees and damages to infrastructure
  • Location of playground
  • Connectivity to site two (town hall reserve)

Site Two – Town Hall Reserve (new development of Youth Precinct)

  • Site size constraints
  • Gradient of land for basketball court and skate park
  • Parking and access to daycare in lesser hall
  • Disability access to town hall
  • Lighting

The Master Plan over the Goomalling Recreation Hub site will guide future development of the site in a controlled, coordinated manner. Ultimately the plan will set the future vision for the site for all users, Council and the community. The plan will ensure that various users develop their respective areas or infrastructure with regard and consistency to the longer term development of the site.

Community groups and organisations are asked to complete the below form and return it to the Shire of Goomalling via post or email to 

Community Organisation Survey

Quarterly Newsletter December

Read the Summer 2017/18 edition of the Goomalling Shire Newsletter including topics such as: 

  • Swimming Pool revitalisation
  • Aged Housing project
  • Christmas closures
  • Bushfire safety
  • Community Garden Update
  • Rubbish collection
  • and much more..

Are you currently receiving a paper copy but wish to contribute to saving paper and ratepayers' money? Or you're not receiving one but are interested in what's happening in Goomalling, then subscribe to receive our quarterly newsletter via email.

$200 Fines are now in force

Dog Owners who do not pick up after their dogs are now faced with an on the spot $200 fine. Shire staff and rangers are patrolling the area and will advise the ranger when required. 

Please do the right thing and pick up after your dog. The Recreation Grounds are for everyone's enjoyment. 

Prohibited Burning Period - 1 November 2017 to 14 February 2018

NO BURNING IS ALLOWED FOR ANY REASON DURING THIS PERIOD. This includes the burning of garden refuse and open cooking or camp fires.

See the Shire of Goomalling Fire Information for details about:

  • restricted burning periods (19 Sep - 31 Oct plus 15 Feb - 29 March) and permits
  • prohibited burning period (1 Nov - 14 Feb)
  • total fire bans
  • harvest, vehicle and hot work bans
  • burning road verges
  • keeping your property safer
  • property inspections
  • fire break order for townsite land and rural residential and rural land
  • fire break variations -- For alternative firebreaks, complete and send this template letter to Council.  
  • penalties
  • kilns and incinerators
  • campfires and cooking fires
  • burning garden refuse and
  • Goomalling's fire control officers.

Council Elections 2017

Following the close of nominations for vacancies for the 2017 Local Government Elections, the following persons were elected unopposed and were sworn in as Councillors on 23 October 2017.

SHEEN, Rodney
BARRATT, Christine

Changes to Goomalling Refuse Disposal Facility - Opening Hours

It is advised that Council has changed the opening hours at the Goomalling Refuse Site to the following times until March 2018:

  • Wednesdays 8.00am to 1.00pm
  • Fridays 12.00noon to 5.00pm
  • Sundays 10.00am to 5.00pm

Fire Response Vehicle Identifier Stickers  

To assist authorities identify vehicles which can assist DFES in bushfire response, DFES and the Shire encourage owners of such vehicles or machinery to apply for a Fire Response Vehicle Identifier windscreen sticker. The stickers are designed to enable passage of approved vehicles through the vehicle control points (road blocks) where approved by the Incident Controller. Appliances or machinery without a Vehicle Identifier sticker may be delayed or prevented from assisting in the response.

Stickers are issued under a number of conditions including:

  • the Fire Response Vehicle Identifier is for the purpose of fire response;
  • when the vehicle is no longer used as a fire response vehicle (e.g. when sold) the identifier will be removed;
  • compliance with the Road Traffic Act 1974;
  • identifier can be revoked by an Incident Controller or authorised person at any time;
  • appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing will be worn at all times;
  • the driver will ensure that the vehicle’s presence at an incident is recorded on  both arrival and departure;
  • Read and understood the “Operating Private Equipment at Bushfires” publication and will make drivers of the vehicle familiar with this document.

Stickers for the period ending 30 September 2018 are now available. Application forms are available from the Shire Administration Centre or downloadable here.

Multiple stickers may be issued to persons with multiple suitable vehicles/equipment – one application form per vehicle is required.

Stickers will be mailed to applicant following vetting of the application by the Shire.

Should you have any questions please contact the Shire on 9629 1101.

Permits required for vehicles over 19m long, traversing on our local roads

Even if you hold a Main Roads WA permit you are still required to obtain a permit from Council to traverse on local roads.

To renew your permit or apply for a new permit, please apply in writing advising of all Prime Mover and Trailer Registrations, along with $13.20 per configuration. Permits are valid for one year from the date of the application.

Shire of Goomalling
Clem Kerp, Chief Executive Officer

32 Quinlan St  |  PO Box 118

Ph: (08) 9629 1101  |  Fax: (08) 9629 1017

Latest News

To find out what is currently happening in the Shire of Goomalling, check out the
latest news feed.

  • 'Gooma Squad' making a difference in the community

    The Shire of Goomalling was very excited to receive a Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Policy Award in the category 'Young People Making a Difference in Communities'.

  • New ED Open at Goomalling Hospital

    The renovations to the Goomalling Emergency Department are now complete.

  • Goomalling Community Garden

    Project Report