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PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THERE IS NO BUS SERVICE TO TOODYAY THIS THURSDAY 26th MAY 2016. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."
-- Margaret J. Wheatley
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Our History - Our Story - Our Future
That's the theme of this year's National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June. This theme asks all Australians to reflect on our national identity, and the place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders history, culture and rights in our nation's story.
- "Our history" reminds us that historical acceptance is essential to our reconciliation journey
- "Our story" reflects that the journey to reconciliation forms a significant part of Australia's story
- "Our future" reinforces that reconciliation must live in the hearts , minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward.
What is reconciliation?
Reconciliation means coming together.
It means knowing this country’s history and acknowledging the bad as well as the good.
It means understanding and embracing difference, of language, of culture, of law.
What is the significance of 27 May and 3 June?
- May 27 marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum when Australians voted to remove clauses in the Australian Constitution that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- The day before National Reconciliation Week, 26 May, is National Sorry Day, which was first held in Sydney in 1998 and is now commemorated nationally to remember and honour the Stolen Generations.
- June 3 marks the historic 1992 Mabo decision in which the High Court of Australia recognised native title—the recognition that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights over their lands did survive British colonisation.
Stronger Families, Stronger Communities
National Families Week is a time to celebrate with family, make contact with extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. It is a time to celebrate the meaning of family and to make the most of family life.
This year’s theme highlights the important role families play as the central building block of our communities and that community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing. Let’s take the time to reflect on the critical role that families play in teaching, supporting and nurturing children especially as they grow.
Goomalling Vintage Car Sprint & Spring Festival
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 Andrea or Tahnee on (08) 9629 1101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date: 15 October 2016
Cuppa 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 the first Wednesday of each month.
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 in 2016: 17 February, 20 April, 15 June, 17 August, 19 October and 21 December.
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
GOOMALLING WA 6460
Ph: (08) 9629 1101 | Fax: (08) 9629 1017