Shire of Goomalling

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#GoomaTown Fest encapsulated the essence of being young

Saturday 14 April we celebrated Youth Week WA with a series of activities to challenge, inspire and invoke a sense of euphoria that can only be felt when you’re getting messy. 64 young tributes aged 10-18 entered the Hunger Maze, sacrificing themselves willingly to the onslaught of paint and goo.

The inaugural Zak Bohling Young Legend Awards was awarded to two worthy recipients - Remmi Anderson and Anthony Abbey. The  Award was created to commemorate an extraordinary young person and celebrate young people in our community who demonstrate an enthusiasm for life, a commitment to community, courage, and kindness.

Dinner was provided by Woolworths Northam and was complimented with guest speaker and local game changer Kristina Perrin. Tina shared her story of adversity, being a child from a broken home, at risk of homelessness and a high school dropout at 14 years old to assuming the parental role for her younger sister and becoming an Australian Karate Champion. 

The night concluded perfectly with a community gathering, everyone coming together to dance and be seduced by the charisma of Daren Reid & the Soul City Groove

Thank you to everyone who participated in the event, creating such a wonderful celebration for our young people. A massive thank you to our small business owners who supported the event implementation, without which we could NOT have created the labyrinth that was the Hunger Maze.

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Restricted Burning Period extended until 26 April 2018

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 further details. 

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.

$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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  • GoomaTown Fest

    Saturday 14 April we celebrated Youth Week WA with a series of activities to challenge, inspire and invoke a sense of euphoria that can only be felt when you’re getting messy. 64 young tributes entered the Hunger Maze, sacrificing themselves willingly to the onslaught of paint and goo.

  • GO Sustainable Project gets funded for Stage 2

    GO Sustainable is a medium term project to transition Council facilities to renewable energy reducing power drawn from the grid. Council will carry out transition to solar pv systems over the next five years, targeting the highest consuming sites first.

  • Goomalling Community OpShop News

    Our OpShop's quarterly newsletter details its funding allocations through grant requests, its new opening times and its dedicated volunteers.