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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 81

Created on: Thursday, 18 September 2014 at 3:23:56 PM

Dog Exercise/Prohibited Areas

Council resolved at the June 2014 meeting to specify the following areas as declared dog exercise/prohibited areas in accordance with amended section 31 of the Dog Act 1976:

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 rotundaThe 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.

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).

The only change to previous areas was the introduction of an area at the Irwin River Estuary beach, where dogs now need to be kept on a leash to protect the fauna inhabiting this vicinity.

To ensure the continuation of the walk tracks along the foreshore it is acceptable to walk dogs along the footpath at ‘Grannies Beach’, subject to the dogs being kept on a leash.

Similarly dogs can be walked along the South Beach prohibited area to the dog exercise further south as long the dogs are on a leash and the dogs are only traversing the area.

Sea Wall Works Between Grannies Beach and Surf Beach

The Shire of Irwin would like to advise the general public that works to complete the seawall at Port Denison will commence in mid October and be completed by mid November

During the construction of the seawall, Surf Beach carpark and the northern part of the footpath fronting the Denison Beach caravan park will be closed to the public.

Please contact the Shire’s Manager Works for any enquiries relating to this closure on 0427 903 682.

Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy (CSCES)

The State Government is offering once-off subsidies of $500 to eligible community sporting clubs for the purchase of shared sporting equipment for training and competition purposes.

The Scheme is funded by Royalties for Regions and the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR).

To find out more about eligibility criteria and how to apply visit the DSR website, email the Midwest DSR office at or call the Irwin Rec on 9955 9200.

Applications close 17 October 2014.

Change of Meeting Date – September 2014

A reminder that the Ordinary Council Meeting in September 2014 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, 24 September 2014 at 4pm in the Ocean Room, at the Irwin Recreation Centre.

Admin Office Closure

Please note that the Shire Administration will open at 9am on Thursday, 25 September 2014 in order for all staff to be present at a general staff meeting. We apologise for any inconvenience.

If you need to contact the Shire urgently please call 9927 0000 and leave details with the Call Centre and we will respond as soon as possible.

Leading Hand – Parks and Gardens (6 month fixed-term position)

An opportunity exists for a conscientious and motivated individual to join a dynamic team within the Planning and Infrastructure directorate. Applicants must be able to work both autonomously and independently and have a keen interest in parks and gardens upkeep and maintenance. The position reports directly to the Manager Works and will be responsible for the supervision of 5 Full Time Employees.

To attract the right people with a brilliant blend of skills, knowledge and experience, the Shire is offering the position an annual salary of up to $63,000 pro rata and up to 14.5% superannuation (subject to a personal contribution being made). Other benefits and employment conditions are in accordance with the Local Government Industry Award 2010 and will be discussed at interview.

An Information Package for the position is available from the Shire Office and website. For further job specific enquiries please contact Mr Aaron Wootton, Manager Works on 0427 903 682 or via email

Applications are to be addressed to the undersigned 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.

Applications close 12 noon, Monday 22 September 2014.

School Holiday Program (Pre-Primary – Year 7)

The Irwin Rec is again preparing for another exciting School Holiday Program. The Program begins 30th September and runs until the 10th Of October (Monday the 29th is a Public Holiday).

Get in early, book and pay to take advantage of our prepayment discounts**

5 Days $75

4 Days $65

3 Days $55

**discounts only apply for bookings made and paid in full by 26th of September (Daily cost is $20)

Call the Irwin Rec now on 9955 9200 to book & save!

Interruption to Some Services – Limited Access to Council Records

The Shire’s Records and Archive Rooms are currently undergoing building work as part of Stage 2 of the Council Chambers Renovations. This may delay or limited our access to certain records for the next month, particularly building envelopes and archived records.

Please call us on 9927 0000 if you have any enquiries or think that you may require access to such records.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Aboriginal Heritage Act Amendments Bush Meeting

The Pilbara Regional Committee invites you to attend an on Country Meeting about the proposed changes to the Aboriginal Heritage Act on Friday, 26 September 2014 at 11am at the Yule River Meeting Place.

The meeting is open to all Aboriginal people, Aboriginal representative bodies and Members of Parliament.

Please rsvp to Cara Galvez on 9268 7000, email or FREECALL 1300 712 345 to find out more.

Geoff Peddie
Acting Chief Executive Officer

18 September 2014


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