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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 3 2017

Created on: Friday, 10 February 2017 at 3:50:52 PM

MARKYT SCORECARD RESULTS

The MARKYT Scorecard results are available now on the Shire’s website and at the Shire Administration Office during office hours (11-13 Waldeck Street, Dongara). Once again we would like to thank the 323 people who took the time to complete and return a scorecard, the results of which will now go on to inform our strategic planning processes.

As a summary, when asked what the community would like the Shire to focus on moving forward, the following 4 key priority areas were identified.

  1. Managing the coast and estuary by rehabilitating local beaches and addressing erosion, repairing and upgrading the boat ramp, and providing better amenities.
  2. Economic growth and job creation by creating a strong value proposition to attract investors, businesses, visitors and tourists. Other suggestions include industry diversification, revitalising town centres, promoting ‘buy local’, and supporting festivals and other events.
  3. Better care and maintenance of road surfaces in towns and rural areas.
  4. Improving waste services by offering recycling services, tip passes, and verge-side bulk waste collections. Residents are concerned with illegal dumping.

Councillors and staff will now use the information obtained throughout this process to help guide decision making ensuring that we continue to deliver on priority areas as defined by the community.

If you have any questions regarding the MARKYT Scorecard, please contact Lauren Tunbridge, the Shire’s Coordinator Organisational Performance, on 99270000 or email hr@irwin.wa.gov.au.

 

MAJOR FILM POTENTIALLY SET TO BE FILMED IN SHIRE OF IRWIN

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman recently announced that an adaptation of Tim Winton’s novel Dirt Music is set to be filmed in the Midwest thanks to the WA Regional Film Fund. It is proposed that Dongara Port Denison will be one of the key filming locations for the movie.

Should this project go ahead it will have a significant impact on the local economy and broader community, and will help to prepare and promote us as a film destination. The Shire will be communicating and working with local businesses and community groups in the coming months to ensure the town is project-ready so please keep an eye out for further updates and opportunities to be involved.

If you would like to find out more please contact Nicole Nelson, Manager Community Capacity on 9927 0000 or email mcc@irwin.wa.gov.au.

DONGARA RETRO FESTIVAL AFTERNOON TEA

As part of the Dongara Retro Festival celebrations an Afternoon Tea and Fashion Parade is being held 2-4:30pm on Saturday 8 April 2017 at the Irwin Rec Centre. Tickets are now available for purchase from the Dongara Port Denison Visitor Centre ($20 per person). Keep your ticket to be in the running for the door prize!

For further information please contact Shannan Taylor, Community Officer on 9927 0000 or email co@irwin.wa.gov.au.

SAVE THE DATE – 18 MARCH – FIT2LIVE BIKE HIKE

The Fit2Live Bike Hike is back on again in 2017, this year it will be held on Saturday 18 March. Please watch this space for further info.

 

STORY TIME AT DONGARA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Storytime at the Dongara Public Library will be held Mondays from 9.15am- 10am.

Through Better Beginnings, we want every child to have the wonderful and very important experience of sharing books and stories with the adults in their life right from the time they are born.

Better Beginnings supports parents in reading to children so that they build the early literacy skills they need to become good readers and succeed at school.

Please contact Carolyn Koot, Senior Customer Service Officer on 9927 1859 or email library@irwin.wa.gov.au if you would like to attend.

LIMITATIONS OF WATER DURING A BUSHFIRE

Don’t rely on scheme water during a bushfire - If you live in or near bushland, remember that you cannot rely on public water supplies if you plan to defend your home during a bushfire – you must have an independent water supply and pumping capability. Scheme water may not be available due to damaged infrastructure, extreme demand depleting supply and pressure, or a cut to power which is used to pump water. For more information on preparing a bushfire survival plan, visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) website www.emergency.wa.gov.au/prepare.  

 

EMERGENCY WA

The multi-hazard Emergency WA website gives people better access to emergency information and critical community warnings, including map-based warning areas: https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/. 

 

 

 

Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer

10 February 2017

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