Shire of Goomalling

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Restricted Burning Period - 3rd to 31st October 2018

We have now entered the Restricted Burning Period. Permits to burn are available for broad acre crop preparation and controlled burning; these can be obtained from the Shire Administration Office. 

The Prohibited Burning Period will commence on 1 November 2018 and runs until 14 February 2019 (subject to review of weather conditions). No burning for any reason is allowed during this period.

Recreation Master Plan - Updated DRAFT Plans

Rate payers, residents and interested persons are invited to review the updated plans developed by AECOM for the recreation precinct and provide comment no later than 4.00pm, Friday 9 November 2018.

AECOM developed the plans based on extensive consultation with community members, community groups and stakeholders of the site as well as analysis of community demographics and future projections. Community consultation was held Tuesday 11 September which resulted in adjustments to the plan.

The plan is a living document that sets the foundation for further planning and will evolve with the changing needs of the community. The plan will drive project development for each component including further consultation and detailed planning prior to implementation.

The updated DRAFT plan is available here in digital format or can be viewed at the Shire administration office.

For more information, please contact Tahnee Bird, Community Development Officer via email , mobile 0400 495 173 or at the Shire Office during office hours Monday – Friday 8.00 to 4.00 pm.

Local Government Act Review

What do you think?
     • Should charities pay rates?
     • Should there be compulsory local government elections?
     • When should it be mandatory for local governments to engage with the community?
     • How should local governments handle complaints?
These are just some of the questions that are being raised to help develop a new Local Government Act.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries wants to hear your views! You are invited to attend a drop-in session to have your say on ways that local government can be transformed.

  • Tuesday 23 October, between 5pm-7pm, Merredin Regional Community and Leisure Centre (RSVP by 22 Oct)
  • Thursday 25 October, between 5pm-7pm, Gingin Bowling Club (RSVP by 23 Oct)

What you will get from this session:
     • Learn about the areas considered for reform.
     • Share your thoughts and ideas to improve the way that local governments operate.
     • Make suggestions about how local governments can better deliver services to their communities.
     • Ask questions about how potential changes to the Act may affect you.

Can’t attend? Have your say online:

To discuss any aspect of the Workshop, contact (08) 9492 9870 or 

Breast screening GoomallingEarly detection is your best protection

If you are a woman aged 40 or over you can access the FREE screening mammography service in Goomalling. BreastScreen WA’s mobile service will be located at Goomalling District Hospital, Forrest Street from 27 November to 3 December 2018.

Breast cancer is the most common life threatening cancer for women and one in eight women in Australia will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

Having a screening mammogram (breast x-ray) every two years significantly increases the chance of a woman surviving breast cancer and reduces the amount of treatment required. More than 75% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Research shows that screening is most effective for this age group.

To make your free screening mammogram appointment – book online or call 13 20 50.

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.

Town Standpipe Key

Please be advised that a bond of $100 is now applicable for the use of the key to the water standpipe on Salmon Gum Way, which will be refunded immediately upon return of the key.

Permits required for vehicles over 19m long, traversing on our local roads

Even if you hold a Main Roads WA permit you are still required to obtain a permit from Council to traverse on local roads.

To renew your permit or apply for a new permit, please apply in writing advising of all Prime Mover and Trailer Registrations, along with $13.20 per configuration. Permits are valid for one year from the date of the application.

Shire of Goomalling
Peter Bentley, Chief Executive Officer

32 Quinlan St  |  PO Box 118

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

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  • 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.

  • GoomaTown Fest

    Saturday 14 April we celebrated Youth Week WA with a series of activities to challenge, inspire and invoke a sense of euphoria that can only be felt when you’re getting messy. 64 young tributes entered the Hunger Maze, sacrificing themselves willingly to the onslaught of paint and goo.