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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 72

Created on: Friday, 27 June 2014 at 1:57:46 PM

Public Notice Dog Act 1976

Council resolved at the meeting held on the 24 June 2014 to give notice of the intention to specify the following areas as declared dog exercise/prohibited areas in accordance with amended section 31 of the Dog Act 1976 –

  1. Dog Exercise Areas:
  • The beach area extending north from the ‘Surf Beach’ car park, being within Reserves 41087 and 41088, with the exception of the area located between the Irwin River Estuary boardwalk beach access and the bird viewing rotunda, where indicated by a sign;
  • The beach area north of the ‘South Beach’ car park and south of the ‘Obelisk’ located within Reserve 42150;
  • The beach area known as ‘South Beach’ located on Reserve 42150, commencing south of the beach access track;
  • The Town Oval, being Lot 82, location 9518 and Reserve 211191;

with the exception of land that has been set aside as a playground, a car park, or an area being used for sporting or other activities, as permitted by the local government, during the time of such use.

  1. Dog Prohibited Areas:
  • Where so indicated by a sign, a public building;
  • All premises or vehicles classified as food premises or food vehicles under the Food Act 2008;
  • The beach area extending north of the ‘South Beach’ access track to the northern end of the ‘South Beach car park, located on Reserve 42150;
  • The beach area known as ‘Grannies Beach’ located on Reserve 41087 between the Marina and the caravan park seawalls.

This resolution is subject to any written law and any law of the Commonwealth about assistance animals as defined in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth) section 9(2).

Please contact the Shire’s Administration Centre on 9927 0000 for any enquiries relating to the above Notice.

Draft Town Centre Revitalisation Plan – Available for Comment

To obtain a copy of the Draft Town Centre Revitalisation Plan please go to and visit the Document Centre, visit the Shire Administration at 11-13 Waldeck Street, Dongara or email

If you have any enquiries regarding the Draft Plan please contact the Shire on 9927 0000.

Please provide written submissions to:

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

Submissions close 4pm Thursday, 31 July 2014.

2014-15 Heritage Grants Program

The Heritage Council of WA’s 2014-15 Heritage Grants Program is open for application.  The program will provide $1 million in grants to assist private owners of State Registered places to undertake urgent conservation works.  Grants of up to $100,000 are available through a competitive application process, with owners required to match funds on the projects.

Private owners of State Registered places have been advised in writing of the Program which closes on Friday 18 July 2014. Queries can be directed to the Senior Grants Administrator on P: 6552 4000.  The Heritage Grants Program information brochure and the application form are available on the State Heritage Office’s web site

The Shire’s Heritage Advisor, Tanya Henkel (9407 8808) will be happy to assist heritage property owners with the application process

Notice of Intention to Levy Differential Rates

In accordance with section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995, notice is hereby given that the Shire of Irwin proposes to impose differential general rates in the 2014/2015 financial year.

Rate Category

Rate in Cents in the Dollar

Minimum Rates

Gross Rental Value

General Rates



Unimproved Value








The proposed rates in the dollar and minimum payments are based on estimates at the time of giving public notice and may change as part of Council’s 2014/15 budget deliberations.

Submissions are invited in respect of the proposed rates or minimum payments and any related matters.

Council will consider all submissions received, and any other relevant information that will impact upon estimates of revenue, income or expenditure, including forecasts of inflation and changes in Commonwealth or State Government appropriations and charges prior to setting the rates and minimum payments.

A statement of Objectives and Reasons for adopting these rates is available for inspection at the Shire Administration Office, 11-13 Waldeck Street, Dongara, between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday or on our website

Submissions can be mailed to PMB 21, Dongara WA 6525 or emailed to Submissions will be accepted until 4:00pm Thursday, 3 July 2014.


Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer

27 June 2014

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