Quarterly Newsletter is out now
Read the Winter 2016 edition of the Goomalling Shire Newsletter including topics such as:
- Works operations updates: footpaths, roads
- Community development projects updates: Water Harvesting, BMX Pocket Park, Community Garden, Age Friendly Community Grant projects, Gym upgrade, nbn broadband service
- State Government Rates Rebates
- Cat and Dog microchipping and registration requirements
- National and international community awareness campaigns
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Amendments to DAIP to include Outcome 7
Shire of Goomalling is requesting feedback as part of the amendments to the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP). The DAIP will now include Outcome 7 “People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with a public authority”. Please contact Tahnee Bird 9629 1101 or email@example.com by 27 July 2016 with your comments.
Notice of intention to levy differential rates
The proposed differential rates to be applied in the 2016-2017 Budget of the Shire of Goomalling is available for public perusal; comments and submissions are to be received by 12noon on 13 July 2016, addressed to CEO Clem Kerp, PO Box 118, Goomalling WA 6460.
The differential rating as proposed is expected to deliver an overall rates increase of 4%. Details, objectives and reasons for the imposition of the rates are described in the above mentioned document.
WANTFA Workshop in Goomalling
WANTFA will be in Goomalling on Friday 12th August 2016 to discuss the carbon farming for profitability and soil health. Come along and listen to some of our local growers Trevor Syme and Dan Dempster. Please RSVP if you are interested to firstname.lastname@example.org
ActiveSmart is a free program to help Wheatbelt residents enjoy a more active, healthy and connected lifestyle in their local community.
It 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 www.activesmart.com.au
- SMS your name and address to 0429 905 795 or
- Call the team on 9670 3405
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 email@example.com
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 nbn.com.au, 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 nbn.com.au to be notified when you can connect.
For general enquiries or complaints relating to nbn™ please call 1800 687 626 or visit nbn.com.au.
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 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.