Shire of Goomalling

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Corella cull - Sunday 11 & 25 March 2018

The Shire of Goomalling wishes to advise residents that a Corella Cull will take place within the townsite between 12pm and 4pm on Sunday 11th and 25th March 2018, weather permitting.

Corella are declared a pest of agriculture and local numbers are estimated to be around 5,000. They create a nuisance around settlements by damaging trees, lawns and ovals, chewing wirings, tarps and other fittings. Not to mention their irritating and loud call.

The cull will be carried out at the locations as marked on the map below by members of a professional rifle association and strict guidelines are imposed to ensure the culling is done in a very safe and humane way.

locations on town map

Chief Executive Officer position available

The Shire of Goomalling’s long serving and respected CEO Clem Kerp is retiring later in 2018 and Council now seeks to appoint a successor who can continue to work with it and the community in meeting its social, cultural, environmental and economic expectations. The new Chief Executive Officer will commence on 3 September 2018.

Goomalling is a rural town located in the north eastern section of the Avon Valley region and is within a 90 minute drive from Perth. In recent years the Shire has been rebuilding and revitalising its community which has resulted in a growing population base. Members of the community are immensely proud of their Shire and are positive, proactive, hard-working and willing to support each other for the benefit of the whole community.

If you are ready to bring your skills, experience and management style to the Shire of Goomalling, and to be an important part of our community, then Council would encourage you to consider applying for the role. Applications are sought from candidates who can demonstrate a strong mix of governance, financial management and community engagement skills. Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate the ability to work with business groups as well as with regional stakeholders to position the Shire in relation to future growth strategies.

The position is offered through a performance based contract of up to five years. An attractive total reward package is negotiable in accordance with the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal Band 4 ranging from $126,956 – 198,210 per annum. Shire housing is available to the successful candidate. More details can be found in the information package. Further information about the position is available by contacting John Phillips (‘John Phillips Consulting’) on (08) 9574 2974 or 0417 937 784.

Applications which take account of the experience and qualifications criteria contained in the position description, is to be sent to: or mailed to John Phillips, ‘John Phillips Consulting’, PO Box 1513, Toodyay WA 6566 and marked ‘Private & Confidential - CEO Shire of Goomalling’ by 6.00pm (Western Standard Time), Friday 23 March 2018.

Please Note:
Canvassing of Councillors will disqualify.
The successful applicant is required to undergo a medical health assessment, obtain relevant police checks and provide evidence of all claimed qualifications prior to appointment.

Quarterly Newsletter is out now

Read the March 2018 edition of the Goomalling Shire Newsletter including topics such as: 

  • the planned Corella cull
  • the results of the cactus spraying trial
  • Easter closures
  • the GO Sustainable Project 
  • important information for community groups
  • lots of dates for your diary
  • 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 - 15 February to 29 March 2018 (subject to review)

Permits To Set Fire To The Bush are available during this period and can be obtained from the Shire Office.

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.

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.

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.

$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. 

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 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

Latest News

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