Shire of Goomalling

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Appointment of new Chief Executive Officer

Council have appointed Mr Peter John Bentley to the position of Chief Executive Officer with the Shire of Goomalling for a period of three (3) years commencing on 3 September 2018.

After a 3-month period of recruitment conducted in conjunction with John Phillips Consulting, Peter Bentley was chosen by Council as their preferred candidate. Mr Bentley has almost 20 years’ experience in Local Government and currently holds the position of CEO at the Shire of Kent.

Council is keen to continue to work with the community in meeting its social, cultural, environmental and economic expectations.

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Pictured: Cr Julie Chester, Cr Rodney Sheen, Cr Chrissie Barratt, Cr Joe Bowen, Cr Roly Van Gelderen, Cr Kevin Ryan, Shire President Cr Barry Haywood and Mr Peter Bentley.

Notice of Intention to Levy Differential Rates

In accordance with Section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995, the Shire of Goomalling hereby gives notice of its intention to impose differential rates on rateable property in the Shire of Goomalling in the 2018/2019 financial year.

Details of the proposed Rate in the Dollar and Minimum Rates for each rating category are as follows:

Category of Property Cents in $ Minimum Payment
Gross Rental Valuation Rating Categories
GRV Residential 10.85 $950
GRV Commercial 12.20 $900
GRV Industrial 11.70 $550
GRV Urban Farmland 10.45 $715
Unimproved Rating Categories
UV Rural Zone 2 0.63 $1,155
UV Special Rural 1.25 $1,195
UV General Zone 3 Farming 0.685 $1,195

A statement of the Objects and Reasons for the proposed rates and minimum payments is available for inspection here, and at the Shire Administration Building, 32 Quinlan Street, Goomalling during normal business hours. 

The Shire invites submissions in relation to the proposed differential rates and minimum payments which are to be addressed to the:

Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Goomalling
PO Box 118

Or by email to: to be received by Thursday 14th June 2018 at 10.00am.

Once Council has considered the submissions, the Differential Rates, Minimum Payments and the 2018/19 Budget (with or without modification) will be adopted by Council. All statutory entitlements in relation to rates for pensioner and other concession holders will apply.

Clem Kerp,
Chief Executive Officer

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Review

The Shire of Goomalling is currently reviewing its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and is seeking submissions from interested persons to assist us in developing a new 5-year Plan.

There are 7 outcomes we need to address, which are:

  • Outcome 1: People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access the services of, and any events organised by, Shire of Goomalling.
  • Outcome 2: People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access buildings and facilities of the Shire of Goomalling.
  • Outcome 3: People with disabilities receive the information from the Shire of Goomalling in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it.
  • Outcome 4: People with disabilities receive the same level and quality of service from the staff of the Shire of Goomalling.
  • Outcome 5: People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to make complaints to the Shire of Goomalling.
  • Outcome 6: People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to participate in any public consultation by the Shire of Goomalling.
  • Outcome 7: People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with the Shire of Goomalling.    

We would like to know: 

  • How could we make our buildings more accessible for people with disabilities. Have you or have you observed any difficulties by others in getting into our buildings?
  • Is lighting adequate in our buildings?
  • Are street crossings and footpaths accessible by wheelchairs, gophers etc?
  • Have you or others endeavoured to take part in physical, cultural or sporting activities but found that there were barriers which prevented you from being involved?
  • Are there buildings owned by the Council you feel should have specific toilet facilities for people with disabilities. Are the ones we have in our main assembly type buildings adequate?

If you have any ideas that would enhance our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan for any of Council’s infrastructure or operations, please let us know.

Any inquiries should be directed to Council’s Health and Building Surveyor, Linton Thomas by phoning 0427413060 or email  

Submissions close Monday 18th June 2018.

Town Standpipe Key

Please be advised that a bond of $100 is now applicable for the use of the key to the water standpipe on Salmon Gum Way, which will be refunded immediately upon return of the key.

$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. 

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 for the period ending 30 September 2018 are now available and application forms are downloadable here. Multiple stickers may be issued to persons with multiple suitable vehicles/equipment – one application form per vehicle is required. Owners must read and understood the “Operating Private Equipment at Bushfires” publication and will make drivers of the vehicle familiar with this document.

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

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