Shire of Goomalling

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We are now in the Prohibited Burning Period

The Prohibited Burning Period runs from 1 November 2019 to 14 February 2020 (subject to change).

No burning is allowed for any reason during this period. This includes the burning of garden refuse and open cooking or camp fires.

Firebreaks were to be in place by 31 October and are to be maintained through to 31 March 2020. Vegetation is to be kept below 75mm in height and all flammable material to be removed. More information in the Emergency Services section.

Goomalling Twilight Markets 29 November 2019  Bolgart Bush Markets 

Proposal to dispose of property by private treaty

Pursuant to Section 3.58 of the Local Government Act (1995) the Shire of Goomalling advises that it is proposing to dispose of the property, 40 Forrest Street Goomalling, by private treaty to Mr Nathan Beck.  The property is a 3 x 1 transportable home and includes the land on which the house is sited.

The property has recently been valued by a licensed valuer at $105,000 and Mr Beck has made an offer of $105,000 for the property.   Members of the community are invited to make submissions to the Council regarding the disposal for a period of 14 days.   The public comment period will extend from 5th November 2019 until the 19th November 2019.   All submissions are to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 118 Goomalling WA 6460 or, and must be received by the close of business 19th November 2019.

Council elections results

On 19 October the community had the opportunity to elect four members in the Goomalling Council election.  The Councillors in this election whose positions were contested were Councillors Haywood, Van Gelderen, Ryan and Bowen.

216 out of the total 701 electors chose to vote (30.8%) which was on the low side of the historical State average.   The results were as follows:

  • TRAHAIR – 31 votes
  • BOWEN – 32 votes
  • HAYWOOD – 172 votes – Elected
  • VAN GELDEREN – 189 votes – Elected
  • BUTT – 166 votes – Elected
  • RYAN – 96 votes
  • WILKES – 166 votes – Elected

Congratulations to those elected and commiserations to the unsuccessful candidates.  

Thanks to James Trahair for standing up as a first time candidate and sincere thanks for their service as Councillors to Joe Bowen and particularly to Kevin Ryan who held the position of Councillor for 32 years.  His time on Council has been significant and his contribution to the community through various community positions and committees has also been outstanding.   We wish them well in the next phase of their journey.

Winners of Rates Incentive Prizes

Each year the Shire of Goomalling offers an incentive for early payment of rates whereby each assessment that is paid in full by the set date goes into a draw to win a cash voucher which can be redeemed at any business in Goomalling.

The draw was held on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at the Goomalling Shire Council Chambers, and the winners were drawn out as follows:

  • 1st prize:  $600 voucher – Travis Robert
  • 2nd prize:  $300 voucher – Robert Atkins
  • 3rd prize:  $100 voucher – SunBlade Holdings Pty Ltd

Congratulations to all winners.

Road works - Goomalling-Meckering Road

Road works will be carried out between the Northam-Pithara and Patterson Rd junctions, commencing Tuesday 10 September and anticipated completion 11 November 2019.

This first stage of upgrading Goomalling-Meckering Rd includes:

  • verge clearing and widening for improved visibility
  • drainage improvements including major culvert upgrades
  • boxing out of southern road shoulders and reinstatement with gravel

Traffic management will be in place during this period; please expect some delays in travel times.

For more information please contact Works Manager David Long, or 0436 813 959.

Council Newsletter - Spring edition 

The Spring edition of our quarterly newsletter is out, keeping you in the loop with what is happening at Council level and in our Community.

Read it right here, or subscribe to receive it - digitally or by mail - by emailing your address to 

Standpipes within Shire of Goomalling closed to public from July 2019

Water is a valuable resource and regulated charges are set by the State Government based on its use.

From the 1 July 2019 the Water Corporation will implement a new charging system for Local Government owned fixed standpipes.  The new charges will be prohibitive for Council to continue to supply potable water to residents through this system. 

The new pricing structure is linked to the size of the standpipe meter, as this determines the flow rate.  Sale of water from a standpipe with an outlet diameter of greater than 25mm (high flow) will incur a service charge of up to many thousands of dollars and a base rate of more than $8/KL, which is not feasible for Council to charge out to its ratepayers.  

As a result of these changes the Council has resolved for all 6 standpipes within the Shire of Goomalling to be closed to the public. Therefore they will be locked and only be accessible for Council usage and for firefighting purposes.

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Shire of Goomalling

32 Quinlan St  |  PO Box 118

Ph: (08) 9629 1101  |  Fax: (08) 9629 1017

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  • Rare Orchids illegally harvested from Konnongorring Reserve

    We are very disappointed to report that entire patches of the remarkable and rare Blood Spider Orchids have been dug up in the Konnongorring area. Sadly, it was not one plant but all of the orchids in the vicinity that were stolen without consideration of the consequence that we may never see these orchids again!

  • Youth Zone suspended

    Recently, there have been a number of incidents including vandalism of the town hall and verbal abuse of Council staff running the youth activities. The incidents have escalated to a point where Council is now concerned for the safety and welfare of our staff. Therefore, it is with regret that we announce the suspension of youth zone services indefinitely.

  • Rebates of up to $25,000 available for Livestock Farmers

    National On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation, offers rebates for purchase and installation of on-farm stock water infrastructure. Water infrastructure purchased and installed after 30 June 2018 is eligible and can be claimed retrospectively.