Shire of Goomalling

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Restricted Burning Period - 3 March-30 April 2020

Due to continuing warm and dry conditions the Shire of Goomalling has EXTENDED the Restricted Burning Period until Thursday 30th April 2020.   

Permits are required and will be issued only for stubble/grass for crop preparation purposes. Permits may be obtained via the Shire administration office. Holders of permits must comply with all permit conditions which include requirements around burn notifications, minimum supervision & firefighting resourcing and time periods for lighting of chaff piles.

The Restricted Burning Period runs until 29 March, subject to review. In previous years the RBP has been extended by 2-4 weeks depending on the conditions. This will be advised via the usual channels.

The burning of garden refuse is allowed between 6.00-11.00pm during the RBP;  provided it is no larger than a wheelbarrow sized pile, a 5m firebreak is cleared, and a responsible person is in attendance until the fire is fully extinguished.

More information in the Emergency Services section.

Update on the COVID-19 situation in Goomalling

Please take the time to read the latest updates - Public Notices 23/3/2020 and 25/3/2020 - from the Shire of Goomalling regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and preventative measures in place in Goomalling .

The latest restrictions which come into effect at 12.00pm today 25 March 2020 include;
  • Shut down of food courts except for takeaway.
  • Auctions, Real Estate Auctions and open house.
  • Markets (not food only formats).
  • Beauty Salons, Nail salons, massage parlours (not physio or remedial), Boot Camps 10+ attendees.
  • Arcades and amusement parks
  • Community Centres.
  • Boot camps for more than 10.
  • LG non-essential services.
  • Weddings limited to 5 people, funerals are now limited to 10 people.

Administration Office 

The office has now closed its doors to the public. Rates and other payments can be processed by phone or through on-line banking. Common DoT Licensing payments and transactions can be processed on-line, for more complex transactions we will require people to make an appointment. Practical Driving Tests have been suspended. Burning permits can be requested per phone and emailed back. Many other matters can be dealt with the same way, and any other requests and enquiries can be discussed by phone. 

Our doors may be closed but we're still here to serve you!

Adopt a Vulnerable PersonVulnerable persons

We would like to connect with people who are self isolating, people with disability, aged persons and people who don’t have family support locally.  We are compiling a list of names of people that need to be connected with services so if you know someone within the shire in this position please contact Tahnee Bird, our Community Development Officer on 9629 1101 to add people to the list.   We will then try to connect them with the most appropriate services for their situation.Within this same mission we are calling out for people who might be interested and have the capacity to "adopt a vulnerable person" by cooking meals and getting in touch on the phone to make sure they're okay. 

Emergency food relief

Is available Thursdays (fortnightly) from 10am-12noon (next date 2 April 2020) for small bags. The Shire and St Vincent DePaul are working together to ensure it is well stocked.If anyone is interested in volunteering to deliver or if you have surplus food, hygiene products, again please contact Tahnee on the above number.

Goomalling Medical Surgery

The Surgery has implemented screening checks on arrival to ensure staff and patient safety. These checks include temperature check, screening questions and hand sanitation. Minor procedures are temporarily cancelled.

All patients need to bring their own magazines, books, toys, colouring in materials etc. to minimise contamination.

If you have cold or flu like symptoms, have travelled interstate or overseas in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone who has travelled or is sick, please contact the surgery before entering 9629 1166 or present directly to the hospital.

Council action

All non-essential events for the Shire of Goomalling are postponed or cancelled. 
  • Gooma Mess Fest (postponed)
  • ANZAC Day Ceremonies (cancelled)
  • AGM of Electors (postponed)
For now, our social media platform will focus on providing up to date information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and relevant local information.We as a community, the nation and worldwide are in this together. Choose love, care for each other, check in on people, share what you can.

Bike Plan Review - Community Consultation 

Council is currently in the process of reviewing its Bike Plan in conjunction with GTA Consultants. The purpose of a local bike plan is to prioritise which routes require maintenance or establishment of new pathways, ensuring connectivity to schools, recreation and shopping precincts.GTA Consultants presented the draft bike plan at community consultation on 12 March. There was very little feedback from the community with only one written submission and no attendance at the consultation.  Council submitted preliminary feedback at the consultation and linking the Bike Plan to the Recreation Master Plan to ensure its cohesiveness.The updated draft plan will be available on request for community members to provide feedback until the end of March.

Annual General Meeting of Electors -  POSTPONED

The Annual General Meeting of Electors of the Shire of Goomalling scheduled for Monday 6th April 2020 has been postponed until further notice. The Annual Financial Statements are available in the Annual Reports section.

Lotterywest grant success for Poineers' Pathways

We are pleased to inform you that the Shire of Goomalling has been successful in securing grant funding for improvements to the Pioneers’ Pathway for $82,458.Pioneers’ Pathway is a self-drive historical trail starting from either Toodyay or Merredin and traveling through Goomalling, Dowerin, Wyalkatchem, Trayning and Nungarin.  The seven shires collectively develop and market the Pioneers’ Pathway product to the tourism sector with the objective of enhancing economic activity in the participating communities.The seven shires have identified one site of local significance which complements their local “story” along the trail.   The Lotterywest funding will cover the cost of new branded signage and interpretation that depicts the story.  Shire of Goomalling has selected Slater Homestead and the Slater family as the first pioneering story to supplement the already beautiful precinct.

GOOMA MESS FEST - Community Event - POSTPONED to unknown date

Join us for an adrenaline-charged afternoon of fun, colour and mayhem!There will be three age categories:
  • FAMILY [parents/guardians with children age 4 to year 4]
  • YOUTH [year 5 to year 10]
  • YOUNG ADULTS [year 11 to age 25]

Gooma Mess fest - Community event on Saturday 4 April 2020

Shire of Goomalling

32 Quinlan St  |  PO Box 118

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

Latest News

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  • Lotterywest grant success for Poineers' Pathways

    Each of the seven shires along the Pioneers' Pathway have identified a site of local historical significance that tells a local "story". Funding has been received for new branded signage and interpretation depicting these stories along the Pioneers' Pathway self drive trail.

  • Grant Success - Regional Bike Network

    We are pleased to inform you that the Shire of Goomalling has been successful in securing grant funding for the design and construction of new shared pathways on sections of Bowen Street and High Street as part of the Goomalling New Pathways Program

  • 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!