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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 25 2016

Created on: Sunday, 30 October 2016 at 10:40:31 AM


The Shire of Irwin Annual Electors Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at 5.30pm in the Council Chambers at 11-13 Waldeck Street, Dongara.

The purpose of the meeting and order of business for the matters to be discussed at the meeting are firstly, the contents of the Annual Report for the 2015/16 financial year and then any other general business.

From Wednesday, 2 November a copy of the 2015/16 Annual Report will be available for download from the Shire’s website, from the Shire Office at 11-13 Waldeck Street, Dongara, by emailing or by telephoning 9927 0000.

Some of the information highlighted within the Annual Report is:

  • Highlights from 2015/16
  • Organisational Structure and outcomes of Service and Organisational Review
  • Funding Allocations (cartoon) – What We Spend…
  • Information on Bushfire Management
  • Financial Report and Auditor’s Report

Please note that questions requiring research should be submitted to the Shire in writing by 4.30pm on Thursday, 17 November 2016 so that an appropriate response can be made at the meeting.

If you have any enquiries please contact Erin Greaves, Coordinator Executive Services on 9927 0000 or email The Shire is also interested to receive any feedback as to what other information may be of interest or how better to present the information to the public.



Opportunity to purchase surplus mobile plant and heavy vehicles

Thursday 24 November 2016 12:00pm – Monday 28 November 2016 12:00pm

The Shire of Irwin hereby gives notice of its intention to dispose of the following plant and heavy vehicles by public online auction:

o   2005 Caterpillar CS-533E Smooth Drum Roller

o   2005 John Deere 670CH Series II Motor Grader

o   2010 DAF CF85 6x4 Prime Mover

Further information, including details on how to place a bid can be obtained by visiting Pickles WA Online Regional Trucks, Machinery and Vehicles Auctions at

Please direct any enquiries to Mr Shane Ivers, Manager Technical Services on 9927 0000 or email



As part of the Shire’s Irwin River Estuary Management Plan improvement works to the Irwin river walk trails are scheduled to commence Monday 7 November 2016and are anticipated to take several weeks to complete.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of the general public during this time, access to the river may be restricted in some areas, the Shire apologises for any inconvenience.

Please direct any enquiries to Mr Mark Jones, Supervisor Operations on 9927 2268 or email



All seniors are invited to attend the Shire of Irwin Seniors week Morning Tea.

The morning tea will be held on the 9th of November 2016 at the 1881 Restaurant at the Priory Lodge Hotel from 10.00am to 12.00pm. Morning tea, entertainment and great company will be provided.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP by 12pm Monday 5 November to Shannan Taylor at the Shire of Irwin on 9927 0000 or email



Updated concept plans adopted at Ordinary Council Meeting held Tuesday, 25 October 2016.

At the most recent Council meeting the following recommendation was passed by simple majority:

‘That Council:

1.    Adopts the ‘Port Denison Foreshore Redevelopment – Masterplan and Costings’ as an informing strategy to guide operational planning and future decision making for the Port Denison Foreshore Masterplan precinct; and

2.    Endorses the interim ‘Port Denison Foreshore Redevelopment – Business Case and Economic Evaluation’ documents as submitted by Shire staff to the Mid West Development Commission and subsequently the Department for Regional Development and provided as a confidential attachment.

As such, the updated concept plans related to the Foreshore Redevelopment project have now been uploaded to the Shire of Irwin website (, a copy can also be obtained by visiting the Shire’s Administration Office (11-13 Waldeck Street, Dongara) during opening hours.

Please contact Lauren Tunbridge on 9927 0000 or email  for further information.



Nominate an inspiring local community member or group today, for one of four awards fostering Australian Pride and Spirit

The Four Award Categories

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Citizen of the Year - Youth (under 25 years of age)
  • Citizen of the Year – Senior (Over 65 years of age)
  • Active Citizenship Award (to recognise a community Group or Event)

The Awards will be presented at the Australia Day Celebrations ceremony on Thursday 26 January 2017. Nomination forms are available from the Shire Office or can be downloaded from the Australia Day Council website on

Nominations close Friday 12 December 2016, please return completed nomination forms by post to Community Officer, Shannan Taylor, Shire of Irwin, PMB 21, Dongara WA 6525 or deliver to Shire Office, 11-13 Waldeck Street, Dongara.

Please contact Shannan Taylor on 9927 0000 or email



Skate Park/BMX Precinct – Stage 1

The Shire of Irwin invites suitably qualified consultants to submit a quote to develop a concept plan for the Shire of Irwin’s Skate Park Precinct including drawings, itemised capital and maintenance costs, consultation with stakeholders and the community.

A copy of the Consultant Brief can be obtained by contacting the Coordinator Recreation Services, Mr Laurie Smith on 9927 0000, or

Submissions close at 12pm on 21 November 2016.



The Tidy Towns Sustainability Committee says thank you!!

Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted with the Cliff Head beach cleanup on 15 October!  Twelve workers collected 211kg of rubbish in a couple of hours, including 10 bags of rubbish and a large amount of ropes, tyres and metal. The group also completed a marine debris survey which was submitted to Tangaroa Blue.

Please contact Doug, Fotheringham, Manager Regulatory Services on 9927 0000 or email to register your interest as a volunteer.



Notice is hereby given that the Irwin Council of the local government of Shire of Irwin on 27 September 2016 passed the following Resolution:

That Council:

1.    Pursuant to Section 72 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 prepares a new Local Planning Scheme for the Shire of Irwin; and

2.    Advertise the resolution in accordance with Regulation 20 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.



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.



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.


Geoff Peddie
Acting Chief Executive Officer

31 October 2016

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