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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 17 2016

Created on: Friday, 15 July 2016 at 12:12:50 PM


Thank you to the 158 people who submitted their comments on the Port Denison Foreshore Proposal and took the time to attend the various consultation sessions.

We also appreciate you assisting us to spread the word on this opportunity – we understand that not everyone reads the Rag, is on Facebook or looks at the public notices located around town but we are reliant on you to share this information for the benefit of the community.

The feedback has been collated and will be used to develop a final concept plan for Council consideration based on community needs/wants and feasibility. See the Latest News item on our website to access the Feedback Report to view what others have said about the proposal.



Like the Foreshore project, do you have some comments or ideas to share on other projects or works occurring in the Shire?

Do you have a question to ask, and you can’t get to the phone, it’s out of hours and you want to raise it before you forget or it’s inconvenient to come to the office? You can post comments or send a message on the Shire’s Facebook page.

Also, if there is more information you would like to see on our page, provide us with your feedback by emailing



Watch Destination WA on Channel 9 this Sunday, 17 July from 5:30pm which will feature the Dongara Denison Visitors Centre, the Dongara Hotel Motel and the Dongara Golf Club.

Photos of filming are featured on the Shire’s and Dongara Port Denison Facebook pages.

A second story will follow on Sunday, 24 July.



For Part Reserve 32182 George Street, Port Denison and Part Reserve 42150 Port Denison (Part Foreshore Reserve).

The Shire has received a Local Development Plan for the above properties. The proposal includes a Report, a Concept Plan, a Bushfire Management and Evacuation Plan, a Drainage Plan and a Foreshore Management Plan.

The Local Development Plan is available for viewing at the Shire of Irwin Administration Office, 11-13 Waldeck Street, Dongara WA 6525 between 8.30am and 4.30pm, or online at under the Planning tab. Please contact Clair Morrison, Planning Officer on 9927 0000 or email with any further enquiries.

Comments on the Draft Local Development Plan may be submitted to the Shire in writing on or before 12pm Monday 1 August 2016.



Last chance to comment on the Shire’s 2016/17 Draft Budget, submissions close 12 noon Monday, 18 July 2016.

The Draft Budget is available from the Shire’s website or from the Shire Administration Office.

If you have something to say, now is your opportunity!



The Census of Population and Housing (Census) is the statistical collection of data for the whole of Australia, undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

From 1 August, most households will receive a letter outlining how to participate in the Census, with the option of completing the Census online (the paper version can also be available to those who request it).
Lawfully everyone who is in Australia on Census night is required to participate.

For further information about Census visit



The Premier's Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program supports entrepreneurship and innovation in agriculture and aquaculture by offering scholarships to regional entrepreneurs in the sector.

This scholarship provides Western Australian farmers and individuals engaged in the agriculture or aquaculture sector up to $30,000 to enable them to develop and pursue their idea through exposure to international best practice and leaders in their field. At the completion of their travel and learning experiences the successful applicant will share their knowledge and learning with industry.

Successful applicants will have an innovative idea, invention, technology or practice within the fields of agriculture or aquaculture that has the potential to broaden the economy and modernise the sector.

The State is seeking innovations that are:
• new or not currently available in WA;
• have the potential to add significant value to the sector in regional WA; and
• have the potential to contribute to the economy of regional WA.

You are eligible for this scholarship if you are engaged primarily as a farmer, farm manager or farm employee within the agriculture or aquaculture sector in WA.

Applicants may also be considered who are:
• a researcher or innovator in the agriculture and aquaculture sector;
• an agriculture or aquaculture service provider;
• an agribusiness or aquaculture consultant; or
• an employee of a grower group or aquaculture association.

The Program aims to award three scholarships a year over the next four years.

The Program forms one component of the Science and Agribusiness Connect initiative administered by the Office of Science, and has been made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.


If you are a woman aged 40 or over you can access the FREE screening mammography service in Dongara between 1 – 26 August. BreastScreen WA’s mobile service will located at the Dongara Health Centre, 48 Blenheim Road.

Call 13 20 50 to book your FREE screening mammogram.


Suzette van Aswegen
Acting Chief Executive Officer

15 July 2016

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