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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 70

Created on: Thursday, 5 June 2014 at 3:45:02 PM

Notice of Special Council Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a Special Council Meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 commencing at 4.00pm in the Ocean Room, at the Irwin Recreation Centre.

Council resolved, at an Ordinary Meeting on 27 May 2014 to hold a Special Meeting for purpose of  setting differential rates.

A copy of the Agenda is available from the Document Centre on our website.

Public Question Time will be available for matters relating to the purpose of the meeting only.

YAC Campout – 31 May 2014

Approximately 18 young adults turned up for the Campout event held on Saturday Night, 31 May 2014 at the Sun City Christian Centre. There was lots of loud music playing with basketball and soccer skills also on display. Following lots of laughs during a couple of movies, lights were out at 3am – what a great night!!

Thanks to Sarah & Russell Collins, Mim & local DJ Sammi Williams for providing supervision and entertainment for the night.

Also a big thanks to Mark from Sun City Church for the use of the hall and lastly again a huge thanks to Leanne & Stuart from Caltex for their ongoing support and kind donations of food, which was as always delicious and much enjoyed by those at the event!

Watch out for the next event!

Author Nigel Gray to Visit Dongara Library

A reminder that author, Nigel Gray is visiting the Dongara Library on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:30 – 11:30am. To RSVP for the event please call 9927 1859 or email

12 Weeks to a Healthier You

Tomorrow is the last chance to sign up to the Shire’s Shape Up Australia’s 12 Weeks to a Healthier Life program.

The Dongara-Port Denison program will include the following activities and opportunities:-

  • Talks on nutrition with qualified dietician.
  • Zumba in the park.
  • Beginner bootcamps (beach or park) with the Rec Centre personal trainers.
  • Yoga outdoors!!
  • Family bike rides.
  • Weekend walking group showcasing the local Thungarra Trails.

To register to participate in this 12 week program please contact Kylie Bessen or PJ Ruffles at the Rec Centre on 9955 9200 or via our Facebook page (Irwin Rec Centre).

Registrations need to be in by the 6th June to kick start the 12 weeks on the 30 June 2014.

We’re Taking It in Our Stride on Friday, 20 June 2014

Well it’s that time of year again when our school seriously starts talking about walking!

Walk Safely to School Day asks that we all consider our transport habits and try to incorporate more walking as part of a healthy, active way to get around. And although walking all the way to school isn’t realistic for many of us, it’s quite easy to figure out how you can build a walk into your family’s daily routine.

Join us on our annual Walk Safely to School Day walk. This year we are meeting at the park next to the town bridge, and will be taking in the scenic route along the river to the school.

When:                          Friday 20th June
Where:                         Meet at the park next to the town bridge
What time:                   Meet @ 8am for an 8:15am departure
What to bring:              Wet weather gear if it looks like rain, a positive attitude and a big smile

For more information please contact Kylie Bessen at the Irwin Recreation Centre 9955 9200 or David Ball at the school 9927 0100

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 successful applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-placement Medical and Police Clearance check at Council’s expense.

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 –

Council Chambers Renovations – Stage 2

The Shire of Irwin is inviting 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

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.

Junior Futsal and Mixed Futsal

Futsal is 5-a-side indoor soccer. For juniors it is only $4 for an hour of Futsal Fun and held on Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm.                                                                                    

Mixed Futsal is held at 6pm on Wednesday nights. No need to have a team, we make them up on the night! For more information call Laurie on 9955 9200.

Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer

5 June 2014

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