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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 30 2015

Created on: Thursday, 8 October 2015 at 12:07:58 PM

Special Council Meeting 19 October 2015

Please be advised the Shire of Irwin has called a Special Meeting of Council which will be held at 4pm on Monday, 19 October 2015 in the Council Chambers at 13 Waldeck Street, Dongara with the purpose of electing a Shire President and Deputy Shire President and to determine the new Council Chambers seating arrangements.

Should you have any enquiries please contact Erin Greaves, Coordinator Executive Services on 9927 0002 or email


Local Government Elections 17 October 2015

Many of you would have received your election packages in the mail and some may have even completed and returned it.

As in previous years all eligible persons wishing to vote should complete the postal package and either mail it in the provided envelope or place in the ballot box at the Shire office.

The newly renovated Council Chambers, 13 Waldeck Street, Dongara will be open to receive any votes on election day (17 October) however please note that you will need to bring your completed election package or you will be required to complete a form to obtain a replacement package.

If you did not receive a voting package or you have made an error or misplaced it there are replacement packages available at the office.

Whilst all eligible persons are encouraged to vote, please note that voting in the local government elections is not compulsory and you will not be fined if you are unable to get your vote in.

For any enquiries please contact Returning Officer, Robert Mark on 0438 161 079 or call in to the Shire Administration.


Local Law Review

A reminder that submissions are open in regards to the Shire’s Local Laws.

Council resolved at its Ordinary Council Meeting in August to review all of its Local Laws to determine whether or not the Laws should be repealed, amended or remade. The following Local Laws are therefore under review;

  • Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading in Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law
  • Bush Fire Brigades Local Law
  • Dogs Local Law
  • Local Laws Relating to the Dongara Public Cemetery
  • Extractive Industries Local Law
  • Fencing Local Law
  • Health Local Law
  • Local Government Property Local Law
  • Parking & Parking Facilities Local Law
  • Sand Drift Prevention & Abatement 2004 Local Law
  • Local Laws Relating to Signs, Hoardings & Bill Posting
  • Standing Orders Local Law

A copy of the Local Laws may be inspected or obtained from the Shire Administration (between 8:30am – 4:30pm weekdays) upon request or can be downloaded from the Shire’s website at

Submissions regarding these Local Laws may be provided by email to or in writing to;

Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Irwin
PMB 21

Submissions close at 12 noon, Monday, 26 October 2015.

Following the public consultation period, submissions to the Shire will be reviewed and summarised, and a report to Council will be developed with recommendations on whether the Local Laws are to be repealed, amended or remade.

Should Council resolve not to appeal, amend or remake any local laws then the review process is complete and no further action is required. However, should Council resolve to repeal, amend or remake a Local Law then the process to do so must be undertaken in the same manner as adoption of a Local Law. This will provide members of the public to review any proposed new or amended Local Laws and provide further comment prior to Council consideration.

Please contact Erin Greaves, Coordinator Executive Services on 9927 0000 or email for further information on the review or the local law making process.


Waldeck St Roundabout Work

The Shire of Irwin would like to advise that Western Power contractors will be carrying out maintenance work on the Waldeck Street roundabout on Tuesday 13 October.

Roads in the vicinity will be temporarily closed and detour signs will be in place while these works are under way from 9.00am to 4.00pm.

The Shire regrets any inconvenience.

For queries please contact Aaron Wootton, Manager Works on 0427 903 682 or email



Hosken Street Road Closure

Hosken Street will be closed on the first Saturday of the month from 3 October 2015 until further notice. The Road Closure will commence at 7:30am – 12.30pm for the Monthly Markets. The road closures will continue on the first Saturday of the month in line with the holding of the Monthly Markets.

The Shire of Irwin regrets any inconvenience and will endeavour to keep disruptions to a minimum. Please contact Coralie Palmer, Manager Community Services for any enquiries on 9927 0000 or email


Family Clean-Up Morning at the Obelisk

The Shire of Irwin’s Tidy Towns Sustainable Committee has arranged a family clean-up morning - volunteers will meet at the Obelisk on Saturday 17 October 2015 at 8:30am, with an expected finishing time of 10:00am. Bags and gloves will be provided by the Shire. Afterwards a free sausage sizzle will be provided for all participants.

Please contact Doug Fotheringham, Manager Planning Services on 9927 0000 or email


Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards 2016

Local Government Celebrating Local Achievement - Nominate an inspiring local community member or group today, for one of the three awards fostering Australian Pride and Spirit.

The Three Award Categories

  • Premier’s Australia Day – Active Citizenship Award
  • Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award – Under 25 Years
  • Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award – Community Group or Event

The Awards will be presented at the Australia Day Celebrations Ceremony on Tuesday 26 January 2016. Nomination forms are available from the Shire Office or forms can be downloaded from the Australia Day Council website on

Nominations close Friday 11 December 2015 completed forms can be delivered to Shire Office or posted to Coralie Palmer, Shire of Irwin, PMB 21 Dongara WA 6525

Please contact Coralie Palmer, Manager Community Service for any enquiries on 9927 0000 or email


Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer

8 October 2015

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