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A Brilliant Blend - Issue 2 2016

Created on: Friday, 15 January 2016 at 11:57:00 AM

Local Planning Scheme No.5 - Notice of Planning Application

The Shire has received a retrospective development application to use and develop land for the following purposes:

Lot No:            16 (No. 30240)            Street: Brand Highway         Locality: Dongara

Proposal:         Native Wolf Discovery Centre (Animal Establishment) and

existing and proposed Advertising Signs

Details of the proposal are available for inspection at the Shire office or on the Shire website (under the Planning tab). Public submissions on the proposal may be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to the Shire on or before 12pm Monday 08 February 2016. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contactDoug Fotheringham, Manager Planning Services on 9927 0000 or email


Draft Local Planning Strategy - Available For Inspection

Notice is hereby given that the local government of the Shire of Irwin is extending the advertising period for the abovementioned local planning strategy, which is for the purpose of:

1.         setting out the long-term planning directions for the Shire over the next ten to 15 years and establishes strategies and actions in the context of the State, regional and local planning framework; and

2.         establishing the rationale for review of its Local Planning Scheme No. 5.

The draft local planning strategy documents are available for viewing on the Shire’s website (under the Planning tab) or at the Shire office at 11-13 Waldeck Street, Dongara where they will be available for inspection during office hours. Submissions on the draft local planning strategy may be made in writing and lodged with the Shire on or before 12pm Monday 14 March 2016.

If you have any queries in relation to the above matters, please contact Doug Fotheringham, Manager of Planning Services on (08) 9927 0000 or via email at


Australia Day 2016

Presented by the Shire of Irwin in partnership with the Dongara Denison Lions Club Inc, everybody is invited to enjoy a great Australia Day experience on the Port Denison Foreshore Tuesday 26 January 2016 – 11am – 1.30pm.

Celebrations will begin with the acknowledgement of nominees and announcements of winners for the Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards followed with music by Warrick Trant and Jimmy Smith.  

Australia Day is a special day for many Australians and what better way to enjoy the day than to come down to the Port Denison foreshore and participate in some FREE fun filled activities.

Commencing with a sausage sizzle there will be free entertainment, with train rides and interactive workshops from Circus Challenge, Sand Arts, Food, Water Activities, Face Painting and live Entertainment.

For any further information please contact Council’s Manager Community Services Mrs Coralie Palmer on (08) 9927 0000 or email


Dongara Town Centre Placemaking Working Group

The Shire is excited to invite community members and local businesses to participate in creating a vision and for the Dongara Town Centre Placemaking Project.

A morning tea will be held 10:30am, 19 February  2016 at the Shire of Irwin Council Chambers for those interested in joining the Dongara Town Centre Placemaking Working Group. The project aims to revamp the Dongara Town Centre into an attractive, active public place for the community and tourists.

If you wish to be involved or would like any more information please contact Planning Officer, Clair Morrison on 9927 0000 or by 12pm on Monday 15 February 2016.


Safe Driving on the Beach

Dongara is blessed with magnificent beaches and the privilege to enjoy these beaches by way of 4WD, motorbikes and all terrain vehicles. Before you drive on the coast make sure you know the local rules about using vehicles on beaches. The Shire of Irwin Ranger regularly patrols our shoreline during the summer months.  

By following the tips below you will help protect our beaches and have a safe and enjoyable visit.

  • Recognise the right of others to use the beach. Keep a lookout for pedestrians. Be alert and drive carefully at walking pace.
  • Drive at the high tide mark to avoid contact with other beach users.
  • Drive in areas not used bygeneral beach users eg. Families & Recreational Fisherman.
  • Park using care for others.
  • Observe all laws and regulations relating to the use of vehicles on beaches; you can still be charged for dangerous driving.
  • Do not drink and drive.
  • Vegetated sand dunes are easily damaged. Strictly avoid these areas.
  • Keep off the sand dunes except at designated crossing points for access to and from the beach.
  • Keep the beaches and dunes clean; carry your rubbish home. If others have left a mess, consider cleaning it up.

It takes only a few inconsiderate people to damage the reputation of all 4WD and all terrain vehicle users.

For further information contact the Shire of Irwin on 9927 0000 or the Ranger on 0427 110 237.


Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer

15 January 2015


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