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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 13 2015

Created on: Friday, 22 May 2015 at 10:06:58 AM

Trees of Remembrance and 2D Memorial Life Size Sculptures

The Shire of Irwin, in partnership with the Dongara Returned Services League, is considering a proposal to commemorate the Anzac Centenary by planting Trees of Remembrance. The original proposed site for planting is alongside the boardwalk on Ocean Drive and was chosen due to low maintenance requirements and an existing water source.

The trees to be planted are 25 Norfolk Pines; these are the preferred plant species due to their tolerance to coastal conditions and low maintenance requirements. 

In addition to or as an alternative to the trees, there is a proposal to construct a number of 2D metal life size structures which would replicate a range of different soldier outlines.

In using this style of memorial it is hoped that this would be a prominent piece of art as well as a significant sign of respect for all those that have fought for Australia over many years. In creating the structures out of metal it is envisaged that the memorial will be able to withstand acts of vandalism as well as having low long-term associated costs.

Several other locations have been considered, including Ridley Street, Point Leander Drive, Blenheim Road, North Shore, Waldeck Street, Port Denison Oval and Brady Road. Most of these sites have restrictions mainly due to their proximity to services and ongoing maintenance requirements. 

Council is interested in receiving the views of the community before committing to the project or its location. Comments on the proposed projects may be submitted to the Shire in writing to PMB 21 Dongara WA 6525, via email to reception@irwin.wa.gov.au on or before 12 noon, Monday 8 June 2015.  

Please contact Coralie Palmer, Manager Community Services on 9927 0000 or email managercommunity@irwinwa.gov.au for any enquiries.

 

Thank a Volunteer Sundowner

The Shire of Irwin hosted a Thank a Volunteer function on Wednesday 13 May as part of National Volunteer Week with approximately 75 people enjoying the Sundowner.

The Shire of Irwin, by hosting this event, wanted to acknowledge the volunteers within the Irwin community and to thank them for their service, a service they provide so tirelessly and the valuable contribution they make by offering their time, skills and passion.

Volunteers are involved in all facets of the community and without Volunteers many groups would struggle to survive and the Irwin Community would suffer without their continued support.

So again on behalf of the Shire of Irwin THANK YOU

 

Tourism Research

Tourism WA and Tourism Research Australia recently conducted an important project to understand the impact of Visitor Centres on visitor behaviour. We are hoping this project will help provide evidence on the importance of having Visitor Centres.

In order for this study to be as representative of actual WA visitors as possible, feedback was sought from visitors to a wide range of Visitor Centres.

As such, our Visitors Centre recorded each face-to-face interaction between February and April 2015, and asked visitor centre users to participate in an online visitor survey. Survey participants were offered the chance to win an EFTPOS card to the value of $500 that can be used anywhere in Australia. VCAWA is also rewarded the Visitor Centre that signs up the most consumers for the survey with an iPad!

The Dongara Port Denison Visitors Centre had fantastic feedback and came second in signing up the most people.

 

Draft Local Planning Policy – Wind Turbines

Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Irwin has prepared a Draft Local Planning Policy for Wind Turbines.

The Draft Policy is available for inspection at the Shire Office or the Shire of Irwin website www.irwin.wa.gov.au (under Planning tab). Comments on the proposal may be submitted to the Shire in writing on or before 12pm, Monday, 8 June 2015.

Please contact Doug Fotheringham, Manager Planning Services on 9927 0000 or email mps@irwin.wa.gov.au

 

Rubbish Disposal

We wish to advice that there will no longer be a skip bin located at the Fisherman’s Hall. Please ensure that rubbish is not left at this location.

Please also be aware that street bins and commercial bins are not for disposal of domestic rubbish. If you can’t fit all your waste in your bin please take it to our transfer station located near the Golf Course.

General Transfer Station Hours:

Monday               10.30am – 2.30pm            

Tuesday              10.30am – 2.30pm                        

Wednesday         10.30am – 2.30pm                        

Thursday             10.30am – 2.30pm                        

Friday                  10.30am – 2.30pm                        

Saturday              10.00am – 12noon

Sunday                10.00am – 1.00pm

Newspaper Recycling

Newspaper recycling is being carried out by the Lions Club, so bring your old newspapers to the Transfer Station, and assist with recycling within your town and help raise funds for the Lions Club at the same time.

Other Recycling Items

Some waste that is accepted free of charge are tree pruning, lawn clippings, aluminium cans, scrap metal, car batteries and household items which may be of use to somebody.

For further information contact the Shire’s Environmental Health Officer Heather Watts on 9927 0000 or email eho1@irwin.wa.gov.au.

 

Notification of Prescribed Burn

The Department of Parks and Wildlife advises that they intend to conduct a prescribed burn along Kailis Drive in the Beekeepers Nature Reserve during Autumn/Winter 2015 when suitable conditions allow.

Should you have any queries or concerns regarding prescribed burns programmed by the Department, please contact Isaac Hatch at the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Moora District on 9688 6000.

 

Meet the CEO Session - 10 June

I will be holding another 'Meet the CEO' session on Wednesday 10 June 2015 between 2:30 - 4:00pm outside the Post Office on Moreton Tce, Dongara for anyone who wishes to come down and discuss any ideas, queries or concerns you may have. No appointment is required.

I look forward to meeting with you then.

Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer

22 May 2015

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