Shire of Goomalling

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Thank A Volunteer Day


Volunteering is essential to the function of small communities, without which services and facilities wouldn’t exist and the town would be a skeleton,empty and lifeless. Goomalling has over fifty community organisations
coordinated by volunteers. These organisations create a diverse ecosystem for our people to expand and thrive, there is an abundance of opportunities for you to join in creating a better community for
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Some great ways you can volunteer in Goomalling:
• Join the emergency services
• Help out at breakfast club at Goomalling Primary
• Write stories for the Endeavour
• Sort recycling at the Lions Recycling Depot
• Share your skills with at risk young people
• Pick up rubbish


Volunteering WA released a publication “The Economic, Social and Cultural value of Volunteering to Western Australia” which stated that for every dollar ($1) volunteered four dollars fifty ($4.50) worth of benefits is returned to the community. The benefit doesn’t only apply to communities but to individual volunteers, research published in the journal Health Psychology found selfless volunteering on a regular basis can increase longevity and health. Anecdotal accounts on the benefits of volunteering suggest you will develop skills, build experience, and increase mental health


Shire of Goomalling recognised the significant contributions of our community groups in a ceremony Thursday 9 February 2017 with funding from the Department of
Local Government and Communities, each community group within the Goomalling
district received a certificate.


Thank you to the following community organisations for your contribution to our
community:
Cunjardine Bush Fire Brigade
Dowerin-Goomalling Apex Club
Gabby Quoi Quoi Catchment Groupimage1
Goomalling Bowling Club
Goomalling Children's Centre
Goomalling CRC Committee
Goomalling Cricket Club
Goomalling & Districts Community Bank
Goomalling Farmers Club
Goomalling Football Club
Goomalling Go-Kart Club
Goomalling Golf Club
Goomalling Gumnuts Inc
Goomalling Historical Society
Goomalling Hospital Auxiliary
Goomalling Ladies Hockey Club
Goomalling Lions Club
Goomalling Netball Club
Goomalling Nippers Football Club
Goomalling P & C Association
Goomalling P & F Association
Goomalling Primary School Board
Goomalling Railway Station Restoration
Society
Goomalling Senior Citizens Clubimage2
Goomalling St John Ambulance
Goomalling Swimming Club
Goomalling Tennis Club
Goomalling Tidy Towns Sustainable
Communities Committee
Goomalling Tip Shop
Goomalling Town Bush Fire Brigade
Goomalling Toy Library
Goomalling Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service
Goomalling Wado Ryu Karate Club
Goomalling Youth Group Inc
Goomalling/Konnongorring CWA
Jenna Kart Club
Jennacubbine Bush Fire Brigade
Jennacubbine CWA
Jennacubbine Hall Committee
Jennacubbine Progress Association
Jennacubbine Sports Councilimage 4
Knick Knacks Op Shop
Konnongorring Bush Fire Brigade
Konnongorring Hall Committee
Konnongorring Recreation Council
Konnongorring Tennis Club
Mens Shed
Mortlock Pony Club
Mortlock Sports Council Inc
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Sacred Heart School Board
Skeleton Weed Action Group
Slater Homestead Group
St Paul's Anglican Church
Ucarty Catchment Group
Uniting Church Ladies Guild
Media Contact: Tahnee Bird, CDO
Authorising Officer: Clem Kerp, CEO
Date: 13 February 2017

Youth Friendly Community Plan

The Shire of Goomalling received funding from Department of Local Government and Communities ($10,000) to engage young people and develop a plan to create a Youth Friendly Community. Following four (4) events, youth surveys and community consultation Council can finally present the DRAFT Our Youth, Our Future – Youth Friendly Community Plan for public comment.

Council Endorsed the Plan Wednesday 15 February 2017 subject to community comment.

We invited you to submit your comments by Friday 3rd March 2017, 12.00 noon to:          

 

Tahnee Bird

Community Development Officer

PO Box 118

GOOMALLING   WA   6460

E: cdo@goomalling.wa.gov.au

P: 08 9629 1101

M: 0400 495 173

Goomalling Youth Zone is BACK for 2017

Goomalling Youth Zone sessions start again!

5.00-6.00pm Primary School students & 6.30-8.30pm High School students

Activities are held at the Goomalling Town Hall, Crn of Quinlan and Hoddy St

For more information contact Tahnee Bird, CDO on 9629 1101

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REDIMED Mobile Skin Clinic is coming to Goomalling!

Skin Cancer Checks will be available on Thursday 2nd March 2017. Appointments can be booked through the Goomalling CRC or by emailing mobileclinic@redimed.com.au

Appointments are 100% bulk billed for all valid Medicare and DVA card holders. 

For further information contact Rachael Chu on 9230 0900

Soil Health Workshops

Improve your soil vitality and enhance quality of your produce.

In February Brian Wehlburg is starting a 4-part course in Holistic Management that boasts 100% success on having a positive impact on all course attendees and then Graeme Sait of Nutri-Tech Solutions is back in the West for a 3 event tour starting in late Feb. Then there is Dr Maarten Stapper in Dandaragan for a SRF 2-day Soil Heatlh Workshop preceded by a day on Community and Family Health linking agriculture to food to human health. 

1/ Holistic Management Training in Margaret River with Brian Wehlburg, starting on the 14th and 15th February. 

2/ Soil Health and Your Wealth with Nutri-Tech Solutions and Planted Passion Agriculture and Urban.

3/ SRF Productive and Profitable Farming Systems with Healthy Soils with Dr Maarten Stapper on the 8th and 9th March in Dandaragan..

Holistic Management training Margaret River

Soil Health and Your Wealth - Northam

Productive and Protable Farming Systems with Healthy Soils - Dandaragan

Ross River Virus Warning

The WA Country Health Service Wheatbelt Public Health Unit is urging all residents and visitors in the Wheatbelt to take extra care to avoid mosquito bites following an increase in the number of Ross River virus (RRV) infections in the region.

WACHS Wheatbelt public health physician Naru Pal said a total of 37 cases were notified so far this year compared to 31 cases at the same time last year.

“The illnesses caused by Ross River viruses include painful joints, aching muscles, lethargy, fever, headache and skin rashes, and symptoms may last from weeks to months,” Dr Pal said.

“People experiencing such symptoms should seek medical attention from their GP or their local hospital”.

“There are no specific cures or vaccines for this mosquito-borne disease so it is very important that people take care to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes”.

The Department of Health’s “Fight the Bite” campaign encourages individuals to protect themselves and their families from mosquitoes by adopting the following simple measures:

  • avoid outdoor exposure particularly around dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active
  • wear protective (long, loose-fitting, light coloured) clothing when outdoors
  • apply a personal repellent containing diethyl toluamide (DEET) or picaridin to exposed skin
  • empty or cover any standing water around the home or holiday accommodation to reduce mosquito breeding
  • ensure insect screens are installed and remain in good condition
  • use mosquito nets or mosquito-proof tents when camping or sleeping outdoors
  • ensure infants and children are adequately protected against mosquito bites, preferably with suitable clothing, bed nets or other forms of insect screening.

For more information on ‘Fight the Bite’ and how to prevent mosquito bites visit http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Healthy-living/Prevent-mosquito-bites or contact the Wheatbelt Public Health Unit on 9622 4320.

Quarterly Newsletter is out now - December

Read the Summer 2016 edition of the Goomalling Shire Newsletter including topics such as: 

  • Gym class hours and fees
  • Community Development update including water coolers, oval reticulation project and more
  • Council awarded Children's Environment and Health Local Government Health Card
  • Council received $32,000 for pool upgrades
  • Vintage car write up
  • The war on Cactus
  • 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.

Goomalling Swimming Pool is OPEN!

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 

6.30am - 7.30am (Lap swimming only)

1.30pm - 6.00pm

6.00pm - 6.30pm (Lap swimming only)

Weekends

1.30pm - 6.00pm

Fire Response Vehicle Identifier Stickers  

To assist authorities identify vehicles which can assist DFES in bushfire response, DFES and the Shire encourages 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 are issued under a number of conditions including:

  • the Fire Response Vehicle Identifier is for the purpose of fire response;
  • when the vehicle is no longer used as a fire response vehicle (e.g. when sold) the identifier will be removed;
  • compliance with the Road Traffic Act 1974;
  • identifier can be revoked by an Incident Controller or authorised person at any time;
  • appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing will be worn at all times;
  • the driver will ensure that the vehicle’s presence at an incident is recorded on  both arrival and departure;
  • Read and understood the “Operating Private Equipment at Bushfires” publication and will make drivers of the vehicle familiar with this document.

Stickers for the period ending 30 September 2018 are now available. Application forms are available from the Shire Administration Centre or downloadable here.

Multiple stickers may be issued to persons with multiple suitable vehicles/equipment – one application form per vehicle is required.

Stickers will be mailed to applicant following vetting of the application by the Shire.

Should you have any questions please contact the Shire on 9629 1101.

Restricted Burning Period Commences 15th February 2017

Burning Permits are available from the Shire Office or your local Bush Fire Control Officer. Please note the conditions to which the permit is subject have been amended - the following conditions have been added:

-5m wide firebreaks are required around cereal dumps, no closer than 10m and no further than 20m from dump.

-Cereal dumps are only to be lit between 6.00am on Monday and 6.00pm on Thursdays.

-Paddocks to be appropriately secured before burning.

The Goomalling Bush Fire Brigade is run by local volunteers. New volunteers are welcome - contact Rob Koch (email cesm@toodyay.wa.gov.au or mobile 0458 042 104) for details.

BMX Track Update - Project Complete!

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The beautiful rainfall has created flourishing fields but had delayed the BMX track construction on a number of occasions; but after much anticipation stage one and two is finally complete.

The BMX track pocket park has been designed as an unstructured recreation space for our young people to participate in “healthy” risks; the track has been designed for people of all ages and abilities.

The initiative was support by Melissa Price Federal MP for Durack and partly funded by the Australian Government under the Stronger Communities Programme.

Cuppa with a Councillor

Councillors will be available for an informal chat at the Goomalling Community Resource Centre (CRC). Please come in for a cuppa to discuss any matter – questions, suggestions, issues or concerns.

Please contact the Shire of Goomalling for upcoming dates.

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. Please contact the Shire of Goomalling for upcoming Public Forum information. 

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
Email: goshire@goomalling.wa.gov.au

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