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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 17

Created on: Tuesday, 14 May 2013 at 12:40:06 PM

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The Shire of Irwin would like to encourage interested parties to subscribe to our weekly online newsletter.

The newsletter will contain information from this bulletin as well as any important notices from the Irwin Rec and the Tourist Centre and Library.

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Digital TV

Reminder to residents that the analogue TV signal will be cut off on 25 June 2013 as per the Federal governments recent promotional flyers.

It has become apparent, from the recent power outages which affected the analogue television tower, that there are still a number of people not prepared for the switchover.

Heritage Awards

The Shire of Irwin Heritage Advisory Committee are now calling on nominations for the Heritage Awards. This award aims to recognise  excellence in conservation and exceptional efforts in promoting heritage within the Shire. The awards are split in to two categories ‘Excellence in Heritage Building Design and Conservation’ and ‘Outstanding Heritage Achievement’. Nominations close Saturday, 31 August 2013. For further information please call and speak to our Manager    Community Services, Mrs Coralie Palmer—9927 0000.

Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

Council’s across the country have been calling for a referendum to have local government recognised in the Australian Constitution, and it has recently been announced that a referendum will be held at the time of the September federal election.

The Shire of Irwin has recently demonstrated their support of the change and the request for a referendum. The change involves an amendment to Section 96 of the Constitution so that it would read; “Parliament may grant financial assistance to any state or local government body formed by or under a law of a state or territory”.

Should you wish to find out more, please visit our website and check out the flyer in latest news.

Tidy Towns Sustainable Committee - Water Wise Verge Workshop



The workshop will be facilitated by Julie Firth a renowned permaculturalist who runs the Drylands Permaculture Nursery and Research Farm in Geraldton.

The workshop is designed for participants who would like to design and plant their own street verge using the principles outlined at the workshop.

This workshop is proudly sponsored by Dongara Charities.  

Places are limited to a maximum of 25 and a cover charge of $10.00 is payable on Registration. Please register at the Shire of Irwin office by Wednesday 22 May 2013 to gain entry into this workshop. Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.  There will be prizes throughout the day donated by the Water Corporation. 

Please direct all enquiries and RSVP to  CORALIE PALMER – MANAGER COMMUNITY SERVICES ON 9927 0000 BY WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2013

 Active Bodies

Commencing 16 May and running for a period of 8 weeks is Active Bodies. This is a program aimed at encouraging children to interact with others whilst learning new skills. These 45 minute sessions will be run every Thursday at 4.30pm for the 8 week period. Registrations close 10 May.

Junior Squash

Junior Squash will be held at 4:30pm Monday afternoons. There will be 1 hour of skills and games at a cost of $3 per week.

Please contact Laurie Smith for more information 9955 9200.

 14 May 2013

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