Shire of Goomalling

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Shire of Goomalling - Review of Councillors’ Representation

In accordance with Schedule 2.2 of the Local Government Act 1995, the Shire of Goomalling has decided to retain its one district (no wards) but to consider in reducing the number of offices of Councillors.

Council invites public participation in the review to reduce the number of offices of Councillors from nine (9) to seven (7) Councillors.

The Review is being carried out against the following factors:
 Community of interest
 Physical and typographical features
 Demographic trends
 Economic factors
 Ratio of Councillors to electors in the current situation against the proposed one.

An important sheet/discussion paper is available outlining the current situation with the proposed implementation of seven (7) Councillors.

Public submissions are invited and are to be addressed to the following by Thursday 3rd November 2016 at 12noon.

Clem Kerp
Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Goomalling

PO Box 118
Goomalling WA 6460
P: (08) 9629 1101
F: (08) 9629 1017

Quarterly Newsletter is out now

Read the Spring 2016 edition of the Goomalling Shire Newsletter including topics such as: 

  • Works operations updates: footpaths, roads
  • Are you bush fire ready information
  • Community development projects updates: Water Harvesting, BMX Pocket Park, Community Garden, Age Friendly Community Grant projects, Gym upgrade 
  • Local wild flower hot spots
  • Drum Muster dates
  • 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.

Restricted Burning Period Commences Monday 19th September 2016

Burning Permits are available from the Shire Office or your local Bush Fire Control Officer. Please note the conditions to which the permit is subject have been amended - the following conditions have been added:

-5m wide firebreaks are required around cereal dumps, no closer than 10m and no further than 20m from dump.

-Cereal dumps are only to be lit between 6.00am on Monday and 6.00pm on Thursdays.

-Paddocks to be appropriately secured before burning.

The Goomalling Bush Fire Brigade is run by local volunteers. New volunteers are welcome - contact Rob Koch (email or mobile 0458 042 104) for details.

Its Wild Flower Season!  wildflower

Goomalling is blossoming after plenty of winter rain! There is an abundance of wildflowers and orchids out within the Shire and now is the perfect time to come and see them.

The Goomalling CRC is hosting a wildflower bus trip which will showcase some local gardens and their creations as well as some wildflower hot spots. 

This trip will be held on Thursday 22nd September leaving the CRC at 9.30am

Please RSVP to the CRC on 9629 1570

Limited spots available!

For more information on wildflowers or orchids, please call the Shire on 9629 1101

BMX Track Update - Project Complete!


The beautiful rainfall has created flourishing fields but had delayed the BMX track construction on a number of occasions; but after much anticipation stage one and two is finally complete.

The BMX track pocket park has been designed as an unstructured recreation space for our young people to participate in “healthy” risks; the track has been designed for people of all ages and abilities.

The initiative was support by Melissa Price Federal MP for Durack and partly funded by the Australian Government under the Stronger Communities Programme.


Shire of Goomalling received $10,000 through the Department of Local Government and Communities Youth Friendly Communities Program to develop a youth plan/strategy. Council is hosting three (3) events designed by #Goomasquad (youth reference group) and coordinated by Council to attract young people and survey them on issues and barriers they’re facing living in Goomalling.

The consultation will give Council an insight in the lives of our local youth in order to develop a strategy to create a more youth friendly community, in particular addressing the following themes:

  • Education, training and employment
  • Community support and health services
  • Leisure, recreation and social life
  • Transport and housing
  • Public spaces, buildings and natural environments
  • Communication and information
  • Civic participation and volunteering
  • Respect and inclusion.

Saturday 20 August we held the first event, the Amazing Race where twenty one (21) young people participated in a competition on foot around Goomalling to complete various mental and physical challenges, they had to work in a team environment and push passed mental, physical and emotional boundaries. Congratulations to all the participants who completed the race in good spirit and the following aware winners:


1st                                  Kaiden Anderson, Connor O’Garr, Zak and Jackson Bohling

2nd                                 Kobe Haywood and Zac Klimaitis

Encouragement Award:      Davie and Stefan Buitendijk

Best Dressed:                  Reine Perrin and Beth Clark

Jakob Boase was awarded for his aptitude in the spelling challenge, being the only participant to spell all five (5) words correctly.

Thank you to the volunteer marshals who enjoyed the comedy of youth in peril with inflatable nightmares, foul tastes and brain scramblers.

Council would like to formally acknowledge the following businesses and community groups that supported the event by provide use of their facilities WA Country Chemist, Go Café, Goomalling CRC, Slater Homestead Group, Mortlock Pony Club, Goomalling Go-Kart Club and Goomalling Wado Ryu Karate.

Additional thanks to WA Country Chemist for sponsoring the prizes, Go Café for sponsoring challenges and Slate Homestead Group for catering.

“The event required a significant investment of time and effort to deliver a fun filled day for our young people, supported by the whole office staff. We’re extremely fortunate to have passionate people working for the Shire” said Clem Kerp, Chief Executive Officer

ActiveSmart is a free program to help Wheatbelt residents enjoy a more active, healthy and connected lifestyle in their local community.

ActiveSmartIt doesn’t matter if you are already fit! Get involved! What do you have to lose! You get freebies!

By joining you will receive one-on-one telephone coaching with the ActiveSmart team providing tips and support to help you achieve your goals; a comprehensive sport and recreation guide; and resources that are tailored to your interests and your local area.

ActiveSmart is available to residents in the local government areas of: Beverley, Dowerin, Goomalling, Koorda, Merredin, Moora, Narrogin (town and shire), Northam, Toodyay, Wyalkatchem and York.

To get started today:

  • Register your interest online at
  • SMS your name and address to 0429 905 795 or
  • Call the team on 9670 3405

Goomalling Vintage Car Sprint & Spring Festival

Vintage Car Rally Goomalling 15 October 2016

Calling for expressions of interest from:

  • Market stall holders
  • Volunteers to form an Event Coordinating Committee
  • Community group participation

Businesses, Community Groups and Residents are invited to assist in developing the days program, participating, providing entertainment or refreshments.

We are looking at diversifying the event to incorporate a "Spring Festival" to showcase Goomalling and inspire community spirit.

Please contact Tahnee on (08) 9629 1101 or 

Save the date: 15 October 2016

NBN rollout for Goomalling

What is the nbn™ network?

The nbn™ network is an exciting upgrade to Australia’s existing phone and internet network. It is being rolled out across Australia by nbn. The rollout is done as quickly as possible to bring fast broadband to every home and business.

How do I connect to the nbn™ network?

The switch to the network isn’t automatic.

1. Check if the nbn™ network is available at your address at, or by using the Address Checker Tool below

2. If the nbn™ network is available, call a telephone or internet company and choose the plan that suits you. Your telephone or internet company will do the rest

3. If the nbn™ network is not yet available at your address, register your details at to be notified when you can connect.


For general enquiries or complaints relating to nbn™ please call 1800 687 626 or visit

Meet & Greet 17 AugustCuppa with a Councillor

Councillors Julie Chester and Dallas Phillips will be available for an informal chat at the Goomalling Community Resource Centre (CRC) from 10-11am on Wednesdays 7 September and 2 November of 2016.

Please come in for a cuppa to discuss any matter – questions, suggestions, issues or concerns.

Bi-monthly Public Forums

Public forums will be held at the Goomaling Sport & Community Club between 6pm-8pm after every second Council Meeting for residents, ratepayers and Councillors to exchanges ideas and issues that impact the community.

This will be on the following Wednesdays to come in 2016: 17 August, 19 October and 21 December.

On 17 August this will be in the form of a Meet & Greet to welcome new residents to Goomalling, with free nibbles, drinks and a chance to get to know your fellow community members. New and old residents welcome!

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 $11.00 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.

  • Events and opportunities for farmers

    Several interesting workshops are coming up during the months of July and August, on topics including sheep management, lamb survival, deep ripping machinery, soil management and more. Read on for dates, locations and info.

  • Avongro trials nitrogen-fixing bacteria in saline land agroforestry

    Avongro Inc is trialing the effect on native timber crops on saline land, when pre-treated with Frankia, a nitrogen-fixing bacteria that lives in symbiosis with some plants letting them grow in soils that are saline, low in nutrients, have extreme pH or even heavy metal pollution.

  • Council adopts Age Friendly Community Plan

    The Shire of Goomalling's Age Friendly Community Plan (AFCP) has been finalised and was adopted by Council on 15 June 2016. Our AFCP was funded by Department of Local Government and Communities Age-Friendly Community Local Government Grant Program.