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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 22 2016

Created on: Friday, 30 September 2016 at 10:07:06 AM


Annual repairs to the recreational jetty will commence on Monday 10 October 2016 and are expected to take several weeks to complete. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of the general public access to the jetty may be restricted during this time, the Shire apologises for any inconvenience.

For further information please contact Shane Ivers, Manager Technical Services on 9927 0000 or email



Effective from 30 September 2016

On 23 August 2016, the Shire of Irwin resolved to make a new local law relating to Meeting Procedures which is to replace the current Shire of Irwin Standing Orders 2000 (taken to be repealed as part of the new local law).

The purpose of the new local law is to provide rules and guidelines which apply to the conduct of meetings of the Council and its committees and to meetings of electors.

The effect of this local law is to result in:

(a) better decision-making by the Council and committees;

(b) the orderly conduct of meetings dealing with Council business;

(c) better understanding of the process of conducting meetings; and

(c) the more efficient and effective use of time at meetings.

A copy of the local law may be inspected at or obtained from the Shire Administration, 11-13 Waldeck Street, Dongara WA 6525 between 8.30am and 4.30pm. Alternatively you can access a copy from the Shire’s website

Please contact Erin Greaves, Coordinator Executive Services on 9927 0000 or email with any enquiries relating to this local law.



To celebrate the arrival of the Duyfken Replica between 4-7 October, the Irwin District Charity Ball Committee is hosting the official welcoming. For $50 per person you can enjoy drinks, canapes and a tour on Wednesday 5 October 2016 between 6-9pm.



The Shire of Irwin Community Assistance Scheme is to provide assistance to not for profit community based organisations, event organisers and individuals to support the promotion and development of social, economic, recreational, art and cultural projects that make a positive contribution to the quality of life within the Shire of Irwin.

The Community Assistance Scheme provides the framework for the Shire of Irwin to administer community sponsorship. This framework ensures a consistent approach to all applicants who apply for assistance.

The Scheme is open for Submissions from Monday 3 October 2016, and closing Monday 14 November 2016 at 5pm. Projects must be completed by 30 June 2017. Anyone interested in applying must discuss their proposed project with the Manager Community Capacity.

Copies of the Guideline and Application form can be obtained from the Shire of Irwin website, or contact Nicole Nelson on 9927 0000 or email



When the Shire took possession of Denison House some years ago it included a full size 12’ x 6’ snooker table (in poor condition) in one of the living rooms, which had to be dismantled and put into storage whilst the building was being privately rented.

Whilst in storage it is continuing to depreciate and Council is considering its options as to what to do with the table, including but not limited to:

• Dispose of the table in its current dismantled state,

• Have it reassembled and disposed of, or

• Have it reassembled and placed in a community facility for use by the community.

Information obtained from repairers suggest that to reassemble and restore the table it may cost between $7,500 and $12,500 and, if an interested buyer can be found, some or all of those funds may be recovered. The option of placing it in a community facility presents an issue of location. The table is large and very heavy and cannot be readily moved, that would likely mean that the facility could not be used for other purposes.

To assist Council in its deliberations the community is asked to provide comment or feedback in regards to these or other options, in writing, addressed to the CEO at or mailed to 11-13 Waldeck Street Dongara 6525 by Monday 12.00pm 3 October 2016.

Please contact Geoff Peddie, Director Corporate and Community on 9927 0000 or email for further information.



The Society of Women Writers WA present poetry and writing workshops on the 22nd and 23rd October at Denison House Port Denison. For further information contact or  



Tidy Towns Sustainable Committee and Northern Agricultural Catchments Council

It’s time to get our beaches summer-ready! The Shire of Irwin Tidy Towns Sustainable Committee and the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) invite you to come along to help keep our beaches neat and tidy by joining us for a morning of cleaning at Cliff Head. After the beach has been cleaned, we would love for you to join us for a free tea party.

Date:              Saturday 15 October 2016

Time:              8.30am

Location:         Cliff Head

Don’t forget to wear your hat, appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle. Phone the Shire to arrange car sharing.

Should you have any queries, please contact Doug Fotheringham, Manager Regulatory Services on 9927 0000 or email



EMERGENCY CALL AUSTRALIA is the Triple-Zero (000)& Emergency Contacts Smart Phone App that can be downloaded for FREE by residents.

EMERGENCY CALL AUSTRALIA can assist with getting help from Police, Ambulance, Fire, SES, other agencies. Plus you can add two of your OWN Emergency contacts and call them directly from the App.

On the App the user can see a map of where they are including their address and longitude/latitude. The user can then provide their location to the Emergency Call Taker, Personal Emergency Contact or other agency. This may assist with getting help easier, quicker and more accurate

Directly from the App you can contact:

  • Triple-Zero (000) - Police, Ambulance & Fire
  • State Emergency Services (SES)
  • Police Assistance Line
  • Two of your own Emergency Contacts
  • Crimestoppers
  • Healthdirect
  • Poison Information Centre Australia
  • National Relay Service


Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer

29 September 2016

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