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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 69

Created on: Thursday, 29 May 2014 at 4:46:02 PM

Employment Vacancy - Customer Service Officer

As a Customer Service Officer, you will be required to provide a positive link between the Shire of Irwin and community stakeholders by processing relevant building, planning & health applications, creditors and performing reception duties as required.

It is expected that the successful applicant would demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Good communication and public relation skills;
  • Computer literacy with practical experience in the use of email, spreadsheets and word processing.
  • A high level of organisation and time management skills;
  • Demonstrate self-motivation and a willingness to achieve high standards; and
  • Possess a willingness to learn Local Government practices.

To attract the right person, the Shire is offering a salary (Local Government Industry Award 2010) from $33,600- $46,000 per annum (negotiable dependent on age, relevant qualifications and experience), up to 14.25% superannuation and other benefits such as annual gym membership, professional development opportunities, staff uniform allowance and a 19-day month.

Applications are to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and must contain a resume, contact details of two (2) referees and a covering letter summarising your skills, knowledge and experience and detailing your interest in the position.

The relevant position description can be found at or upon request to the Shire of Irwin. Those seeking further information are encouraged to contact Mrs Helen Sternick, Manager Corporate Services on 9927 0000.

Applications close 12 noon, Monday 16 June 2014.

Employment Vacancy – Junior Recreation Officer

The Irwin Recreation Centre requires the services of enthusiastic junior staff members to assist with kiosk duties, school holiday programs, junior sporting programs and other periodic roles on a casual basis.

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age, have a keen interest in sport and recreation, good communication and social skills with a friendly personality. This is a casual position with hours of work as required.

Written applications addressing the above criteria and outlining any previous work experience, education results as well as a referee can be posted to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Irwin, PMB 21, DONGARA WA 6525 or emailed to .

Applications close at 4.00pm, Monday, 9 June 2014.

For further information please contact the Mr Laurie Smith, Manager Recreation Services on 9955 9200.

Community Development Plan

The Shire of Irwin Community Development Plan Draft Report has been received by Council for final consultation and we now encourage interested community members and stakeholders to read the latest Community Development Plan and provide feedback.

For a copy go to – visit the Document Centre or email Coralie Palmer

Submissions close Tuesday, 17 June 2014.

Written submissions to:

Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Irwin
PMB 21 Dongara, WA, 6525

Contact the consultant:
Garry Fisher –

Manager Community Services:
Coralie Palmer –

Tender 4-2013/14 Council Chambers Renovations – Stage 2

The Shire of Irwin invites suitably qualified builders to submit a tender for the Council Chambers Renovations - Stage 2.

A copy of Tender Specifications can be obtained by contacting the Shire of Irwin on 9927 0000 or by visiting the Shire’s website

For any further information please contact Mr Felix Neuweiler, Manager Community Safety on 9927 0000 or

Tenders containing all relevant details are to be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked “Tender 4-2013/14: Council Chambers Renovations - Stage 2” and addressed to:


Chief Executive Officer            
Shire of Irwin            
PMB 21            

Tenders close at 4.00pm on Monday, 16 June 2014

YAC Campout – Saturday 31 May 2014

The Shire of Irwin Youth Advisory Committee are holding a campout on Saturday 31 May 2014 from 6pm to 8am at the Guides Hall, Coles Way Port Denison.

This is a DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE event and will be fully supervised.

Please complete a Registration Form (available from the Shire Office or Latest News of the website) and return by 5pm, Thursday 29 May 2014 for catering purposes.

If you would like further information please contact Ms Coralie Palmer, Manager Community Services on 9927 0000 or Sarah at Pixie Prints on 0427 844 447.

Irwin River Estuary Coastal Management Plan

The Shire of Irwin is reviewing the Irwin River Estuary Coastal Management Plan (2005).  What do your dreams for the use of the Irwin River Estuary area look like and how can we help make that happen?

To participate in this exciting opportunity, please complete the online survey before 4pm Monday 16 June 2014 by clicking the link below;

Please contact the Shire’s Administration Centre for any enquiries relating to this project 9927 0000.

Irwin Rec Opening Hours and Zumba

A reminder that the Irwin Rec is open on Sundays from 8 - 10am for the rest of the Term.

Been lacking motivation to exercise? Want to stay fit and have fun through the cooler months?

Join in the Zumba Party! It’s easy, it’s fun and if you’re a bit un-coordinated so what ? It really doesn’t matter and makes it all the more fun J

Wear your tracky pants or shorts with a t-shirt or your gym gear is good too.

We only ask that you smile, move and most of all have fun (and maybe sweat, just a little bit)

Irwin Rec Centre Wednesdays 6:15pm – 7:15pm

Gym Members $6
13-16 year olds $6 (with an adult)
All others $11

Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer

29 May 2014

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