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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 22 2017

Created on: Friday, 3 November 2017 at 6:01:29 PM

RESULTS OF THE 2017 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION

On Saturday, 21 October 2017, the following candidates were announced as Councillors Elect in the 2017 Local Government Elections:

4 Year Term expiring October 2021

Mark LEONARD

Barry WYSE

Isabelle SCOTT

Ian WEST

2 Year Term expiring October 2019

Kellie WILSON

Further information in regards to the electoral results are available on the WA Electoral Commission website www.elections.wa.gov.au.

The Shire would also like to recognise and thank former Councillors Ms Bronwen Scott (2009 - 2017) and Mr David Kennedy (2013 – 2017) for their commitment and contributions as elected members.

Councillor contact details are available on the Shire's website at http://www.irwin.wa.gov.au/councillors.aspx.

 

SHIRE PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY PRESIDENT ELECTION

On Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at the Shire of Irwin's Ordinary Council Meeting, the newly elected Councillors made a declaration of office and Councillors elected a Shire President and Deputy President.

At the meeting, Cr Michael Smith and Cr Ian West were nominated for Shire President. Following a ballot and count, Cr Smith was elected Shire President.

Cr Thompson was nominated and elected Deputy President unopposed.

The Shire would like to acknowledge and thank Cr Ian West for his commitment and service as Shire President for the past 2 years.

The Shire would also like to thank former Councillor and Shire President (1995-2015), Mr Stuart Chandler, who swore in our newly elected Councillors.

 

NEW MANAGER REGULATORY SERVICES

The Shire has recently welcomed Mr Brendan Jeans to the team, as the new Manager Regulatory Services. If you have not already met him please make him and his family feel welcome. Should you wish to contact him please email mrs@irwin.wa.gov.au or call 9927 0000 / 0417 904 918.

 

IT'S A KNOCKOUT

Community members are encouraged to come along and cheer on the teams in this year’s ‘It’s a Knockout’ Challenge. The day is not just for competitors as there are activities for the kids, markets and live music after 5pm.

 

TOURISM FORUM HELD 1 NOVEMBER 2017

Thank you to all presenters and attendees at Wednesday's Tourism Forum. The purpose of this year's Forum was to discuss:

  • Becoming a Film Friendly Destination;
  • Local Events;
  • Visitor Centre Membership;
  • Destination marketing; and
  • Becoming a port for cruise liners.

The Shire appreciates that not everyone was able to attend, as such please contact our Visitor Centre on 9927 1859 should you wish to find out more.

 

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

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

The Four Award Categories are:

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 Friday, 26 January 2018. Nomination forms are available from the Shire Office or can be requested by email from co@irwin.wa.gov.au

Nominations close 8.00am Monday, 4 December 2017, please return completed nomination forms:

By post  

Shannan Taylor
Community Officer
PMB 21, Dongara WA 6525 

Hand deliver

Shire Office
11-13 Waldeck Street
Dongara

Email  co@irwin.wa.gov.au

 

OFFICE CLOSURE - 7 NOVEMBER 2017

The Shire of Irwin Administration Centre and Library/Licensing/Visitor Centre will be closed from 11.30am to 12.30pm on Tuesday, 7 November 2017.

Please contact the Shire's Administration Centre for any enquiries relating to this closure on 9927 0000.

Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer

 

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