Shire of Goomalling

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Rare Orchids illegally harvested from Konnongorring Reserve
Posted August 22, 2019 Rare Orchids illegally harvested from Konnongorring Reserve

We are very disappointed to report that entire patches of the remarkable and rare Blood Spider Orchids have been dug up in the Konnongorring area. Sadly, it was not one plant but all of the orchids in the vicinity that were stolen without consideration of the consequence that we may never see these orchids again!

Youth Zone suspended
Posted August 20, 2019 Youth Zone suspended

Recently, there have been a number of incidents including vandalism of the town hall and verbal abuse of Council staff running the youth activities. The incidents have escalated to a point where Council is now concerned for the safety and welfare of our staff. Therefore, it is with regret that we announce the suspension of youth zone services indefinitely.

Rebates of up to $25,000 available for Livestock Farmers
Posted July 30, 2019 Rebates of up to $25,000 available for Livestock Farmers

National On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation, offers rebates for purchase and installation of on-farm stock water infrastructure. Water infrastructure purchased and installed after 30 June 2018 is eligible and can be claimed retrospectively.

Wendy Williams receives WA Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award
Posted May 28, 2019 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
Posted May 14, 2019 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
Posted May 2, 2019 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.

Goomalling community Opshop update
Posted April 16, 2019 Goomalling community Opshop update

providing a quarterly update on the running of our local opshop, including updated opening times, funding allocations and new volunteers.

Federal funding for Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Route project
Posted April 4, 2019 Federal funding for Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Route project

The Federal Government has committed $70 million for the Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Routes (WSFR) through the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative. The WSFR project is a $500m, four phase investment priority plan between 42 Local Governments, creating a more reliable and safer road network and improve access for higher capacity vehicles.

Avon Valley wins award at Perth Caravan & Camping Show
Posted April 2, 2019 Avon Valley wins award at Perth Caravan & Camping Show

The Avon Valley won the award for the Best Tourism Display at the 2019 Show. This was a great result for the region and after over a decade of exhibiting at the Show, a very exciting one.

Enrolling to vote in 2019 LG Elections
Posted March 29, 2019 Enrolling to vote in 2019 LG 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, CEO by 4.00pm on Friday 30 August 2019.

Recreation Hub safety lighting and CCTV funded by Australian government
Posted March 26, 2019 Recreation Hub safety lighting and CCTV funded by Australian government

Council was granted $108,500 under the Safer Communities Fund Round 3 Infrastructure Grants to install 19 solar LED security lights and 14 CCTV cameras to pathways, buildings and carparks within the Goomalling recreation hub precinct to mitigate the risk of opportunistic crime and to enhance visibility for users.

GoomaTown Sundowner
Posted February 19, 2019 GoomaTown Sundowner

On 7 February 2019, Council acknowledged individuals who volunteer with Council and community groups across the district for their invaluable contribution to the liveability of Goomalling.

Wasps in the mud on a hot summer day at Walyormouring Nature Reserve
Posted November 1, 2018 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
Posted October 2, 2018 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
Posted August 15, 2018 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
Posted April 23, 2018 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.

GO Sustainable Project gets funded for Stage 2
Posted March 26, 2018 GO Sustainable Project gets funded for Stage 2

GO Sustainable is a medium term project to transition Council facilities to renewable energy reducing power drawn from the grid. Council will carry out transition to solar pv systems over the next five years, targeting the highest consuming sites first.

Goomalling Community OpShop News
Posted March 26, 2018 Goomalling Community OpShop News

Our OpShop's quarterly newsletter details its funding allocations through grant requests, its new opening times and its dedicated volunteers.

'Gooma Squad' making a difference in the community
Posted December 11, 2017 'Gooma Squad' making a difference in the community

The Shire of Goomalling was very excited to receive a Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Policy Award in the category 'Young People Making a Difference in Communities'.

New ED Open at Goomalling Hospital
Posted December 11, 2017 New ED Open at Goomalling Hospital

The renovations to the Goomalling Emergency Department are now complete.

Goomalling Community Garden
Posted November 3, 2017 Goomalling Community Garden

Project Report

Goomalling Youth Zone
Posted November 3, 2017 Goomalling Youth Zone

Project Overview

Goomalling Sport and Community Centre goes Solar!
Posted August 31, 2017 Goomalling Sport and Community Centre goes Solar!

Solar Panels installed to reduce our carbon footprint

Cactus Sites Update
Posted June 16, 2017 Cactus Sites Update

38 sites now confirmed

Community Garden Update
Posted June 16, 2017 Community Garden Update

Let the gardening begin!

Events and opportunities for farmers
Posted July 8, 2016 Events and opportunities for farmers

Several interesting workshops are coming up during the months of July and August, on topics including sheep management, lamb survival, deep ripping machinery, soil management and more. Read on for dates, locations and info.

Avongro trials nitrogen-fixing bacteria in saline land agroforestry
Posted July 1, 2016 Avongro trials nitrogen-fixing bacteria in saline land agroforestry

Avongro Inc is trialing the effect on native timber crops on saline land, when pre-treated with Frankia, a nitrogen-fixing bacteria that lives in symbiosis with some plants letting them grow in soils that are saline, low in nutrients, have extreme pH or even heavy metal pollution.

Council adopts Age Friendly Community Plan
Posted June 17, 2016 Council adopts Age Friendly Community Plan

The Shire of Goomalling's Age Friendly Community Plan (AFCP) has been finalised and was adopted by Council on 15 June 2016. Our AFCP was funded by Department of Local Government and Communities Age-Friendly Community Local Government Grant Program.

nbn’s Sky Muster™ satellite service now available from broadband retailers
Posted May 12, 2016 nbn’s Sky Muster™ satellite service now available from broadband retailers

nbn has now successfully launched its wholesale broadband satellite service Sky Muster™, helping to bridge the digital divide by enabling fast broadband access for rural, regional and remote Australians.

ABS seeking up to 2,900 Census Field Officers to make a difference in WA
Posted May 2, 2016 ABS seeking up to 2,900 Census Field Officers to make a difference in WA

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) begins the state-wide search for Field Officers for the 2016 Census of Population and Housing on Tuesday 9 August 2016. Applications close 29 May 2016.

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