Shire of Goomalling

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Introduction of kerbside recycling collection in Goomalling

Recycling is an indispensable part of Waste Management.  The more and better we recycle, the more we reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and at the same time reduce the need to use our planet’s limited natural resources.

Goomalling has been very lucky to have the passionate volunteers of the Lions Club introduce and encourage recycling habits within our community.  The time and effort they have put into this over many years meant that there was no cost to our residents, in fact all proceeds were donated back into the community through various channels.

Unfortunately due to the changes in market demands in the waste recycling sector, the Lions Club recently had to review and reduce the materials they are able to collect and process – particularly paper and cardboard, steel cans and the majority of plastics – meaning an increase in waste going to landfill.

This has led to Council’s decision to introduce kerbside recycling collection through Avon Waste.  All households within the Goomalling townsite that have rubbish collection service will receive a ‘yellow lid bin’ in the week of 6-10 July with fortnightly collection commencing shortly after (exact date TBA).  Just like your weekly rubbish collection this service will be charged onto the rates notice, at $85 per annum.  Having a recycling bin at your house should make it even easier to separate your recyclable waste from your general waste and will hopefully get more people doing the right thing.

All recyclable materials go in the same bin and get separated at the Material Recovery Facility.  It is however very important to learn how to Recycle Right and avoid “contamination” causing our load of recycling to become unusable.  Council will provide each household with an information pamphlet explaining exactly which materials can go in the recycle bin and how.  

The Lions Club’s volunteers will still continue their valuable work at the White Street depot allowing residents on rural properties who are not part of the collection scheme to continue dropping off their recycling.   The implementation of the Container Deposit Scheme later this year will also contribute positively to waste management efficiency.   The CDS refund point in Goomalling will be located at 62 Main Street, and the White Street depot will become a donation point.

Council Newsletter - Winter edition

With a slight delay the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter is now available.

In this issue:

  • Info on rates and financial hardship
  • Recycling services and Container Deposit Scheme
  • Annual rubbish collection
  • Summary of Bike Plan
  • Funding for Pioneers’ Pathways
  • Completed and upcoming road works
  • Reflection on challenges during pandemic
  • And more

We always welcome any thoughts, concerns or feedback you may have on any topic. Please email  us at 

Phase 4 of easing COVID-19 restrictions

Phase 4 of eased restrictions came into effect in WA on Saturday 27 June.

Key changes:

  • All existing gathering limits and the 100/300 rule will be removed. Gathering limits will only be determined by WA’s reduced 2sqm rule;
  • The 2sqm rule will include staff only at venues that hold more than 500 patrons;
  • Removal of seated service requirements at food businesses and licensed premises, meaning Western Australians can once again enjoy a beer while standing at a bar or pub;
  • No requirement to maintain patron register at food businesses and licensed premises;
  • All events will be permitted except for large scale, multi-stage music festivals;
  • Unseated performances will be permitted at venues such as concert halls, live music venues, bars and pubs;
  • Gyms can operate unstaffed, but regular cleaning must be maintained; and
  • The casino gaming floor reopening under agreed temporary restrictions.
  • For WA’s major sport and entertainment venues, a 50% capacity rule will apply.

However, Western Australians must continue to keep up physical distancing where possible and good personal hygiene to better protect themselves and the general health of our community.  Continue to wash your hands regularly, cover your sneeze or cough, and stay home if you are unwell.

Goomalling Gym

We're pleased to advise that the Gym will again be open for 24hr access. Opening times will be limited to Mondays 6.30am through to Fridays 6.30pm (i.e. closed over the weekends). Cleaning and hygiene rules need to be strictly adhered to by all users.


WA businesses will be expected to ensure their COVID Safety Plans are updated and continue to be implemented and display signage that the venue is compliant with all conditions. COVID Safety plans help mitigate the risk of COVID-19, in line with health advice, and up-to-date templates can be obtained from the State Government’s website.

The requirement for AHA Hospitality and Tourism COVID-19 hygiene training is still required to be completed by every staff member at a hospitality venue.

Anticipated implementation of Phase 5

The State Government has also outlined Phase 5 of easing restrictions – which is expected to take effect on Saturday 18 July.

Phase 5 will include removing ALL State restrictions except for the hard border with the eastern states and travel restrictions for remote Aboriginal communities.

That will include the removal of the 2sqm rule and the 50% capacity rule for our major venues.

      Annual General Meeting of Electors - POSTPONED (expected reschedule August)

      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 (expected reschedule October)

      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

      32 Quinlan St  |  PO Box 118
      GOOMALLING WA 6460

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

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      • Community Resilience Scorecard

        Our community has been invited to take part in a state-wide survey collecting data to help local communities like ours to recover and thrive following the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia. This is a collaboration between State Government and 139 Local Governments across Western Australia. Remarkable times call for remarkable collaboration. We are stronger when we work together.

      • 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.