Shire of Goomalling

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Draft Recreation Grounds Master Plan - Public Consultation 3 September 2018

'image description'Rate payers, residents and interested persons are invited to Council’s community workshop on Monday 3rd September 2018, commencing at 7pm at the Goomalling Sport & Community Centre, to review the preliminary plans developed by AECOM for the recreation ground.

AECOM developed the plans based on extensive consultation with community members, community groups and stakeholders of the site as well as analysis of community demographics and future projections.

Council values your feedback. Diverse participation is necessary to develop a recreation plan that reflects the community and direct planning of the site moving forward.

Have a look at the DRAFT plan which is also available in large printed version at the Shire administration office.

For more information, please contact Tahnee Bird, Community Development Officer via email, mobile 0400 495 173 or at the Shire Office during office hours Monday – Friday 8.00 to 4.00 pm.

Wildflower Season in Goomalling

Thanks to the abundant rainfall this winter, wildflowers are blooming beautifully within our Shire!

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The above photographs were taken around the Mortlock River, accessible from the crossing on Toodyay Road, and on the edge of the Goomalling townsite near the Caravan Park. Other wildflower "hotspots" are shown on the image below.

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Orchids don't bloom for very long, so enjoy them while you can. And please be reminded to take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints!

Annual rubbish collection day 16 & 17 August

Residents of the Goomalling Townsite are given the opportunity for Council Staff to collect your piles of debris, garden refuse and the like on their Townsite blocks to be collected on 16 & 17 August 2018 between 8.30am to 3.00pm

Please call into the Shire Office to complete the required forms for those who wish to have their rubbish and refuse collected.

Notice of Intention to Sell - Lots 386 & 450 Haywood Street, Goomalling

In accordance with Section 3.58 of the Local Government Act 1995, the Shire of Goomalling proposes to sell the land situated at Lots 386 & 450 Haywood Street, Goomalling for the consideration sum of $85,000 to James Ross Trahair and Annette Maree Trahair. The Market Value of the property is valued at $85,000.

Written submissions in regard to the proposed sale to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer at the below address closing 4.00pm on Thursday 16th August 2018.

Clem Kerp
Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Goomalling
PO Box 118
Ph: (08) 9629 1101
Fax: (08) 9629 1017

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.

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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