Shire of Goomalling

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Prohibited Burning Period - 1 November 2018 to 14 February 2019

We have now entered the Prohibited Burning Period, which runs until 14 February 2019 (subject to review of weather conditions).

No burning for any reason is allowed during this period. This includes the burning of garden refuse and open campfires.

Recreation Master Plan - Updated DRAFT Plans

Rate payers, residents and interested persons are invited to review the updated plans developed by AECOM for the recreation precinct and provide comment no later than 4.00pm, Friday 9 November 2018.

AECOM developed the plans based on extensive consultation with community members, community groups and stakeholders of the site as well as analysis of community demographics and future projections. Community consultation was held Tuesday 11 September which resulted in adjustments to the plan.

The plan is a living document that sets the foundation for further planning and will evolve with the changing needs of the community. The plan will drive project development for each component including further consultation and detailed planning prior to implementation.

The updated DRAFT plan is available here in digital format or can be viewed at the Shire administration office.

For more information, please contact Tahnee Bird, Community Development Officer via email cdo@goomalling.wa.gov.au, mobile 0400 495 173 or at the Shire Office during office hours Monday – Friday 8.00 to 4.00 pm.

Proposed review of Local Laws 

The Shire of Goomalling has resolved to review its local laws relating to:

  1. Management and Control of Goomalling Cemetery 2010
  2. Extractive Industries 2007
  3. Local Laws relating to Fencing 2010
  4. Health Local Laws 2007
  5. Local Government Property 2010
  6. Refuse Disposal Facilities 2008
  7. Waste Local Law 2011
  8. Local Law Relating to Fire Breaks 1997
  9. Local Laws relating to Dogs 1997
  10. Local Laws relating to Parking Facilities 1997
  11. Local Laws in relation to the conduct of proceedings and the business of Council 1997

to determine whether or not it considers that they should be repealed or amended.  A copy of the laws and any review proposals may be inspected at or obtained from the Shire office, 32 Quinlan St, Goomalling WA 6460 between the hours of 8.30am to 4.00pm or on this website under the Local Laws section.

Submissions about the proposed review may be made to Jo Bywaters, Governance Officer at the Shire of Goomalling, PO Box 118 Goomalling WA 6460, or goshire@goomalling.wa.gov.au by Monday 24th December 2018.

Breast screening GoomallingEarly detection is your best protection

If you are a woman aged 40 or over you can access the FREE screening mammography service in Goomalling. BreastScreen WA’s mobile service will be located at Goomalling District Hospital, Forrest Street from 27 November to 3 December 2018.

Breast cancer is the most common life threatening cancer for women and one in eight women in Australia will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

Having a screening mammogram (breast x-ray) every two years significantly increases the chance of a woman surviving breast cancer and reduces the amount of treatment required. More than 75% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Research shows that screening is most effective for this age group.

To make your free screening mammogram appointment – book online www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au or call 13 20 50.

Meningococcal vaccine for 1-4 year olds

A FREE vaccination to protect against meningococcal strains ACWY is being offered to all children aged 12 months to less than 5 years.

Meningococcal disease is an uncommon, but sometimes life-threatening illness. At any one time, about 10% of healthy people carry meningococcal bacteria harmlessly in their nose or throat and do not become ill. To reduce the incidence of meningococcal disease among this vulnerable age group, a free vaccine will be available throughout 2018.

Contact your local GP or Child Health Clinic to schedule an appointment for your child/children to receive the vaccine.

For more information:

Goomalling Medical Surgery 
51 – 53 Railway Terrace, Goomalling 
Ph: 9629 1166

Wheatbelt Public Health Unit - Northam 
Ph: 9690 1720,  E-mail: wheatbelt.phu@health.wa.gov.au

Farmer Bushfire Response Vehicle Identifier Stickers  

Farm firefighting units form an important part of the Shire’s overall bushfire response. 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. During bushfire events the Shire works with Police and Main Roads to manage or restrict traffic into affected areas. The presence of a Vehicle Identifier Sticker will help in quickly identifying vehicles and machinery which may be permitted on the fire ground. Eligible vehicles include farm firefighting appliances, bulk water trucks and earth moving machinery.

Application forms are available from the Shire Administration office or are downloadable here. Multiple stickers may be issued to persons with multiple suitable vehicles/equipment – one application form per vehicle is required. Owners must have read and understood the “Operating Private Equipment at Bushfires” publication and will make drivers of the vehicle familiar with this document. 

Please note that previously issued stickers expire on the 30 September 2018, holders of these stickers have been contacted via mail with renewal process.

Town Standpipe Key

Please be advised that a bond of $100 is now applicable for the use of the key to the water standpipe on Salmon Gum Way, which will be refunded immediately upon return of the key.

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
Peter Bentley, 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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  • Wasps in the mud on a hot summer day at Walyormouring Nature Reserve

    WA shutterbug Georgina Steytler’s stunning picture of wasps playing in the Goomalling mud has won the prestigeous Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. The shot shows industrious wasps, turning mud into balls to create egg chambers for their nests.

  • Employment Opportunities with the Australian Electoral Commission

    The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is seeking expressions of interest for casual employees. There is a wide range of paid temporary roles available, from supervisory to administrative or logistics roles. You can choose to work before, on or after election day or throughout the whole election period.

  • Council awarded for commitment to youth

    Shire of Goomalling was recognised for the successful youth event #GoomaTownFest in the 2018 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Policy Awards ceremony, winning the category “Young People Making a Difference in Communities” for the second consecutive year.