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.

#GoomaTown Sundowner

The Goomalling Shire Council invites all our community members - new residents and local volunteers in particular - to our #GoomaTown Sundowner, a community event that encompasses:

♦ Thank a Volunteer Day
Council would like to express our sincere gratitude for the contribution of our community organisations, ensuring the growth and wellbeing of our community.

♦ Networking for new residents
We also want to make this an opportunity for new residents to introduce themselves and provide a platform for networking.

 Welcome pack launch
The Shire of Goomalling Welcome Pack has been given a makeover and is ready to be distributed to new community members.

 Meet the new CEO & Works Manager
Council recently employed a new Chief Executive Officer (September 2018) and Works Manager (January 2019). This event is a great opportunity to meet them if you have not yet had the chance to do so.

All welcome on Thursday 7 February from 5pm to 7pm at the Goomalling Sport & Community Centre. Please RSVP by 1 February to Tahnee Bird on 9629 1101 or cdo@goomalling.wa.gov.au

Kindly supported by Department of Communities.

Gooma Summer Movies

FREE family friendly community movie screenings from October 2018 to March 2019 on the big screen at the Goomalling Town Oval.

Funded by Goomalling Community Opshop, Goomalling and Districts Community Bank, Goomalling Sport & Community Centre and Konnongorring Goomalling CWA.

Movies still to come:

  • 26 January - Red Dog 2 (Australia Day)
  • 23 February - A Wrinkle in Time
  • 23 March - The Incredibles 2

Bring your picnic rug/pillow/blanket and settle in for a cosy movie night. Movie starts at 6.30pm, popcorn is on sale from the Goomalling Sport & Community Centre.

Corella cull - Sunday mornings for the month of January 2019

The Shire of Goomalling wishes to advise residents that a Corella Cull will take place North of the townsite of Goomalling between 9am to 11am on Sunday mornings, weather permitting. The Shire's gas gun will also be used within the townsite at random times during the month.

The Butler’s Corella is one of the two sub species of the Western Long-billed Corellas that are endemic to Western Australia. At present, the Corella population is wide spread between an area bounded by Dongara to the Northwest, to the east of Mukinbudin and to the south of Northam. The population has spread as far as Narrogin and Perth Metropolitan area.  

Corella create a nuisance around settlements by defoliating trees and digging up lawns and ovals, chewing wirings and other fittings and have an irritating and loud call. They can also cause damage to grain storage facility by chewing tarpaulins and other fixtures.

Corella are declared a pest of agriculture under the provisions of Agriculture and Related Resources Protection Act 1976.

Shooting is an approved method of control and strict guidelines are imposed to ensure the culling is done in a very safe and humane way. The cull will be carried out by suitability qualified professionals.

For further information, please contact CEO Peter Bentley on 08 9629 1101, or Ranger Gloria Robinson on 0408 909 356. 

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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.


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.