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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 24 2016

Created on: Friday, 21 October 2016 at 11:28:04 AM


Be in the running to win one of three $100 gift cards by simply providing us with your feedback…

A community scorecard will be provided to members of the community in the coming week to provide an opportunity for feedback so that the Shire can understand the community’s ideas and vision for the future. The last comparative scorecard was carried out in 2013 and has proved pivotal in determining the strategic direction of the Shire which contributes towards budget preparations as well as service level planning and design.

CATALYSE® Pty Ltd, an independent research and strategic planning company, has been appointed to assist with this study.  All results will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.  When reporting results, CATALYSE® only presents aggregated or anonymous data. The Shire will not have access to results from individual respondents.

A scorecard may be completed by all members of your household aged 18 years or older. Hard copies of the scorecard will be provided by ‘letter drop’ next week to applicable residents for completion and return using the reply paid envelope provided. All other residents will be able to gain access to the survey by either collecting one from the Shire administration office (11-13 Waldeck Street) or by completing a response online by visiting or All surveys are required to be completed and returned by Monday, 14 November 2016.

Completed surveys received by the closing date accompanied by the relevant entry form information will go in the draw to win one of three $100 gift cards.

A summary of survey results will be uploaded to the Shire’s website and copies will be available at Shire Administration Office (11-13 Waldeck Street, Dongara) once collated. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Tunbridge, the Shire’s Coordinator Organisational Performance, on 99270000 or email



The Shire of Irwin Administration Office and Visitors Centre/Library/Licensing will be closed on Friday, 18 November 2016.

The purpose of the closure is to allow staff to attend a scheduled professional development day.

Shire rates and debtor payments can be made online at Further information or advice on other Shire services can also be found on the website.

For all vehicle registration and driver’s license renewals, that do not require a new photo to be taken, can be processed at the local post office ‘Stamps and Stuff’ (Shop 6/33 Moreton Terrace, Dongara). For all other licensing enquiries, please call the Department of Transport (DoT) on 13 11 56 or alternatively visit the DoT website –

Urgent enquiries can be made through the Shire’s Call Centre by calling
9927 0000, and your enquiry will be directed to the relevant staff member. All other enquiries can be referred to

The Shire regrets any inconvenience this important staff development initiative may cause.



Invitation to Attend

The Shire is excited to invite community members to attend the afternoon tea for the presentation of the 2016 Heritage Awards.

Date:               Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Time:               1pm – 3pm
Venue:            Council Chambers, 13 Waldeck Street, Dongara

If you wish to attend or would like any more information please contact Suzette van Aswegen, the Shire’s Director Planning and Infrastructure, on 9927 0000 or by 12noon Friday, 28 October 2016.



The Shire is seeking Expressions of Interest from community members who would like to sit on the Community Assistance Scheme Committee.

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.

If you would like to have input into what events receive Community Assistance Scheme funding register you interest by 12.00pm Monday 31st October 2016 by contacting Manager Community Capacity, Nicole Nelson on 9927 0000 or email for further information.



Maintenance grading will commence on Monday 10 October 2016 for the following rural roads and are expected to take several weeks to complete:

Casuarinas Road Northern Shire Boundary Winterbottom Road
Burma Road Casuarinas Road Northern Shire Bounndary
Winterbottom Road Burma Road Casuarinas Road
Tabletop Road - North Allanooka Springs Road Northern Shire Boundaary
Mt Horner West Road Brand Highway Tabletop Road
Bookara East Road Brand Highway Allanooka Springs Road
Milo Road Warradong Springs Road Eastern Shire Boundary
Warradong Springs Road Milo Road Yandanooka West Road
Yandanooka Springs Road Mt Adams Road Eastern Shire Boundary
Tomkins Road Mt Adams Road Eastern Shire Boundary
Mt Adams Road Brand Highway Yandanooka Road

Appropriate traffic control will be in place for the duration of the grading works. 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.


Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer

21 October 2016


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