Shire of Goomalling

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Latest Public Notice regarding COVID-19 measures and restrictions

In addition to Public Notice No 7 regarding the 4 stages of easing restrictions, which was distributed on Monday 11 May, the CEO has released Notice No 8 detailing the most recent information for Hospitality and Sport & Recreation.

This Notice explains the restrictions and requirements for hospitality and recreation businesses seeking to reopen in Stage 2 from Monday 18 May (including the need for a Covid Safety Plan and Hygiene Training), guidelines  and protocols on return-to-training for community sport, and updated conditions for Shire facilities.

Please familiarise yourself with the information in this notice and make sure you comply with State and Federal directions.

The WA Government’s has provided safety plan templates for sport and recreation clubs who are planning on recommencing with the easing of restriction.s and for other businesses who are reopening:


Report to Minister for Local Government on 2018/19 Audit

Through the Auditor General’s audit of the Shire of Goomalling this year (of the 2018/19 Financial Year) a number of matters were raised with the CEO and the Council that were of varied significance. 

The Council is required by the Local Government Act to address these matters, to make a report to the Minister for Local Government and to publish the report and accompanying letter on its website for the information of residents and ratepayers. It should be noted that these matters have largely been dealt with now with only two matters to be finalised.

This report addresses some of the overhanging issues of the past as well as dealing with the current matters at hand. This document highlights the need for change within the Shire of Goomalling but also seeks to make the reader aware of the resources available to tackle the problems and what improvements have already taken place. The Council is aware of its position, how it got here and is working hard to rectify the problems to set up a sustainable future for the operation, but also for the wider population.

The solutions will not be rapid, they will be achieved with discipline, hard work and a pragmatic view to budget repair and compliance with legislation. We are progressing along this path with many significant changes already and as time passes the community will notice more and more change for the better.


Goomalling Bike Plan 2020-2030 

Council received a $10,000 grant from Department of Transport to review and develop a new Bike Plan for Goomalling town site.  GTA Consultant were the successful tenderers to assist Council with this process and have created a plan that aligns with Department of Transport’s Western Australian Bicycle Network (WABN) Plan 2017, which will assist in attracting future funding through Department of Transport WABN grant program.

The Goomalling Bike Plan 2020-2030 was adopted by Council at their special meeting on 29 April 2020.  The plan highlights gaps in our current provision of shared path network compared to contemporary standards as well as other opportunities to enhance user experience.  The outcomes within the plan are aligned with our Recreational Master Plan and are achievable with support from Department of Transport.

Implementation priority as identified:

1.  Kerb ramp upgrades – kerb ramp connections should be constructed as a priority to ensure a continuous connected network Hoddy and Quinlan Street are particularly important.

2.  Shared path (3.0m wide) along Throssell Street to the Caravan Park

3.  Path connection (minimum 2.5m for a shared path) to complete missing links along:

  • Bowen Street – between Hoddy and Forrest
  • High Street – between James and Throssell

4.  Pump park access to connect users to the recreation hub and provide children with access to the pump park

5.  On-road protected cycle lanes along Railway Terrace

6.  Safe Active Street along Hoddy Street

7.  Closure of Quinlan Street between Hoddy and Lockyer Streets as set out in the recreation master plan

8.  Protected on-road cycle lanes along Quinlan Street

9.  Bicycle parking at Goomalling Primary School, Recreation hub, Railway Terrace commercial strip, swimming pool and hospital

10.  Seating at the recreation hub and hospital

11.  Water fountains at the recreation hub and swimming pool

12.  Bicycle repair station at the pump park, recreation hub and swimming pool


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.

GOOMA MESS FEST - Community Event - POSTPONED 

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]



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.

  • Council adopted Bike Plan for 2020-2030

    The Goomalling Bike Plan 2020-2030 was adopted by Council at their special meeting on 29 April 2020. The plan highlights gaps in our current provision of shared path network compared to contemporary standards as well as other opportunities to enhance user experience.

  • 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