Shire of Goomalling

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We are now in the Unrestricted Burning Period.

The Restricted Burning Period will recommence on 19 September 2019.


Amended opening hours Rubbish Tip 

Due to the earliness of dusk and darkness this time of year it has been decided to amend the opening hours of the Goomalling Refuse Disposal Facility (rubbish tip), effective immediately, to be as follows:

Wednesdays:  8.00am – 1.00pm (unchanged)

Fridays:  12.30pm – 5.30pm (brought forward by 30 minutes)

Sundays:  10.00am – 5.00pm (unchanged)

As this is only a minor adjustment we trust this should not cause too much inconvenience or affect operations in any major way.


Casual Cleaner Position 

Applications are invited from interested and suitably experienced persons to fill the position of a Casual Cleaner with the Shire of Goomalling. The position requires a mature, trustworthy, responsible person and involves cleaning a number of Council properties.

This position will require flexibility in work hours for relief work when needed. A first relief period is required from 27 June to 11 July 2019. The workload is dependent on use of the properties, but averages 10 hours per week.

Interested persons are encouraged to contact Natalie Bird at the Shire Office on (08) 9629 1101 during office hours to obtain further details or information, including remuneration.


Relief Tip Attendant Position 

Applications are invited from interested suitable persons to fill the position of a Relief Tip Attendant with the Shire of Goomalling. This casual position requires a responsible and physically capable person who can be available on short notice for relief work as needed.

An initial relief period is required from 27 June to 11 July 2019, after which you can be called upon whenever needed. The tip opening times are Wednesday (8am-1pm), Friday (12.30-5.30pm) & Sunday (10am-5pm).

Interested persons can contact Works Manager David Long on 0436 813 959 during work hours to obtain further information, including remuneration.


Request for Public Comment - DRAFT Community Strategic Plan 

During the course of 2018 the Shire of Goomalling produced a Draft Community Strategic Plan which was the result of several public and Council workshops earlier in the year. The plan represents the community aspirations and expectations for longer term issues in terms of social, economic, environmental and civic leadership outcomes.

A copy of the plan is available for public comment and the Council will take these comments into consideration prior to adopting the plan in June. With Local Government elections due later this year, the Council will further review the plan then to ensure that there is still an alignment of the Council's expectations should there be significant change. This will then synchronise the plan with the electoral cycle to ensure that the plan, in its current form, is aligned to the expectations of the council of the day at any given time.

Any public comments can be submitted through the administration office or via email to goshire@goomalling.wa.gov.au. Submissions close 12 June 2019 and if you would like to discuss the plan prior to making comment please don’t hesitate to contact me during normal office hours on 9629 1101.

PETER BENTLEY
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Council Newsletter - winter edition

The winter/June edition of our quarterly newsletter is now available, encompassing a variety of topics such as:

  • rental and lease opportunities
  • local standpipes
  • rubbish tip opening times
  • annual rubbish collection
  • 2019 local government elections
  • community strategic plan update
  • debt management challenges
  • summary of recent works
  • Youth Zone
  • National Reconciliation Week
  • CCTV and security lighting project
  • Volunteering Award & Farmer of the Year Awards

Our Council newsletter comes out in March, June, September and December each year and all issues are available here on our website, but you may also wish to subscribe to receive either our newsletter either in digital format directly to your inbox or in paper version by postal delivery (if you are a resident or ratepayer). Please email your request to eaceo@goomalling.wa.gov.au.


Agricultural Pilot Requirements

Seeding is well underway in our regions and large agricultural machinery are being moved on our roads.

The Agricultural Pilot Requirements flow chart was created by Main Roads Heavy Vehicle Services as a response to queries regarding the use of licensed pilots, agricultural pilots and traffic escort wardens.

It outlines the pilot requirements dependent on the vehicle type in a clear and concise manner.


39B Railway Terrace for leaseFor Lease - 39B Railway Tce Goomalling

Centrally located commercial property available for lease; rent is negotiable.

  • Prime location on the main street of Goomalling
  • 44m2 open space, 39m2 tiled area
  • outdoor alfresco area with toilets

For more information, applications or proposals please contact our property management officer Jo Bywaters via property@goomalling.wa.gov.au or at the Shire office on (08) 9629 1101 during opening hours. Proposal are to be received by Wednesday 12 June 2019.


Standpipes within Shire of Goomalling closed to public from July 2019

REGIONAL FIXED STANDPIPES – NEW CLASSIFICATIONS

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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Rental Tender - 3 bedroom units for 55+ years

Applications are invited from eligible personal aged 55+, expressing interest for the rental of Unit 4 / 36-38 Wollyam Street, Koomal Village, Goomalling.

Koomal Village consists of four newly built 3 bedroom - 2 bathroom units. Rental is $300 p/week, which includes general gardening and maintenance. Copy of Tenancy Agreement is available for perusal.

For more information or to apply for a unit please contact Property Management Officer Jo Bywaters at the Shire Office during office hours or per email property@goomalling.wa.gov.au

Koomal Village Rental


Enrolling to vote in 2019 Local Government Elections

You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the upcoming in-person Local Government elections on 19 October 2019 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the district of the Shire of Goomalling.

Enrolment claim forms can be obtained from the Shire Office or Australian Electoral Commission Offices and should be lodged with Peter Bentley, Chief Executive Officer by 4.00pm on Friday 30 August 2019. If you registered for the 2017 elections or since that time you do not need to register.

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Goomalling Food Collection Points

Did you know that people in Goomalling are struggling to feed their families due to escalating food prices, and a lack of transportation to access affordable food?

Shire of Goomalling will be collecting donations for distribution within the community for families in need.

Suggested food items: cruskits, rice cakes, noodles, pasta, rice, long life milk, powdered milk, tea & coffee, tinned vegetables, tinned fish, tinned fruit, baked beans, tinned spaghetti, breakfast cereal, tinned soup, biscuits, etc.

Collection points:

  • Shire of Goomalling, 32 Quinlan Street
  • WA Country Chemist, 37 Railway Terrace

For more information or if you need urgent access to food please contact Tahnee Bird, Community Development Officer, Shire of Goomalling on (08) 9629 1101.

Let's help those in need!


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. 



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

Latest News

To find out what is currently happening in the Shire of Goomalling, check out the latest news feed.

  • Wendy Williams receives WA Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award

    Wendy Williams was one of the worthy recipients of this year’s WA Volunteer of the Year Awards winning the category “Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering”. The Shire of Goomalling congratulate Wendy on this prestigious and well deserved accolade and thank her for her contributions through volunteering and for her commitment to our community, our region and beyond.

  • Calling for Public Comment - Goomalling Community Strategic Plan 2018 DRAFT

    The Shire of Goomalling is calling for public comment on the Draft Goomalling Strategic Community Plan 2018.

  • Standpipes within Shire of Goomalling closed to public from July 2019

    As a result of changes imposed by the Water Corporation, 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.