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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 89

Created on: Wednesday, 26 November 2014 at 4:57:32 PM

Thank You to Volunteers and Personnel Fighting Fires

The Shire would like to recognise and thank the many individuals, businesses and landowners who assisted with the fire fighting and support efforts within the Shire of Irwin and surrounding areas over the last week.

We are fortunate to have a great community in these times of need and we want to ensure that all those involved are recognised.

AGM of Electors – 25 November 2014

The Annual General Meeting of Electors was held on Tuesday 25 November 2014. There were two electors in attendance and there were no questions submitted prior to or at the meeting.

The Shire President and Chief Executive Officer did acknowledge and congratulate staff on the new presentation of the Annual Report and the clean financial report provided by Council’s Auditors for the 2013/14 financial year.

The meeting concluded at 5:34pm.

Grant Approval for Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

The Shire has recently been advised that grant funding has been approved for the Shire to undertake a Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan through Western Australian Planning Commission’s Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program.

Funding will be used to collate and analyse relevant data for coastal hazard modelling and develop the Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan. The main outcomes of the Plan are to;

Increase knowledge of coastal features, processes and hazards in the Shire.Include stakeholders and community in planning and decision-making process.Identify and value assets (both natural and man-made) impacted by coastal hazards and their functions.Determine sensitivity and exposure of impacts from coastal hazards on assets and assign a level of vulnerability. Determine likelihood and consequence of impacts from coastal hazards on assets and assign a level of risk.Identify relevant management/adaptation actions and how these can be incorporated into short and long term planning.

Consultation with the community and stakeholders will be integral to the project’s success and future planning.

More information will be provided once the project gets underway.

Notification of Roadworks – Brand Hwy near Kailis Drive Turnoff

Main Roads WA has recently advised that pavement repair works will occur between 3 December and 7 December 2014 on Brand Hwy near the Kailis Drive turnoff. Please adhere to speed limits, directional and warning signage, and drive to the conditions of the road.

For any enquiries please contact the Main Roads WA Midwest office on 9956 1208.

2015 Western Australian of the Year Awards

The 2015 Western Australian of the Year Awards have officially opened for nominations. There are seven individual Western Australian of the Year Award categories and the overall winner is chosen from amongst them;

Aboriginal Award, sponsored by WesfarmersArts and Culture Award, sponsored by WoodsideBusiness Award, sponsored by TelstraCommunity Award, sponsored by AlcoaProfessions Award, sponsored by St John of God Health careSport Award, sponsored by Hardy Brothers JewellersYouth Award, sponsored by BHP Billiton

To submit a nomination, please visit the Celebrate WA website and complete the online form. Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, 27 March 2015. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in May 2015.

Information regarding the sponsors and eligibility can also be found on the Celebrate WA website.

Draft Green Infrastructure Strategy

Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Irwin has prepared a Draft Green Infrastructure Strategy, which includes Draft Council Policies for Street Trees and Verge Treatments and for Public Open Space. It also includes a Draft Local Planning Policy - Water Sensitive Urban Design. The strategy is available for public comment.

Details of the proposal are available for inspection at the Shire office or on the Shire website (under the Planning tab). Comments on the proposal may be submitted to the Shire in writing on or before Friday, 2 January 2014.

Please contact Doug Fotheringham on 9927 0017 or email

Extractive Industry Proposal

The Shire of Irwin has received an application to use and develop land for the following purpose and public comments are invited. 

Lot No: M590 Allanooka Springs Road, ALLANOOKA

Proposal: Extractive Industry (Sand)

Details of the proposal are available for inspection at the Shire Office or the Shire website (under the Planning tab). Comments on the proposal may be submitted to the Shire in writing on or before Friday, 2 January 2015.

AWE Well Decommissioning Project

A series of well site decommissioning activities is kicking off in the Shire of Irwin as part of AWE Limited’s campaign to rehabilitate well sites which are no longer in use. Decommissioning is an established industry practice undertaken at the end of a well’s lifecycle.

Well decommissioning involves environmentally sound and safe isolation of the well. Typical steps of the process include: removing any production tubing, isolating productive formations from other formations by installing cement plugs at several intervals, testing of the cement plugs, cutting off the well head below ground level, removing remaining surface equipment and facilities and rehabilitating the site to an agreed end use.

Approximately 80 wells are included on the project schedule which may take up to five years to complete. Most of these sites are on cleared agricultural land. AWE is using local services and supplies whenever practical.

Regulatory approvals for the decommissioning project are in progress. Approved environmental management measures to minimise any potential impacts include: dust suppression, noise, traffic and waste management and weed and dieback management. Chemicals used during the decommissioning process are included in the Environment Plan Summary.

Landowners and nearby residents are being consulted prior to activities starting at each well site.

If you would like additional information about this project, or any other, please contact AWE Limited (email:, ph: 9480 1300).

Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer

28 November 2014

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