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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 33

Created on: Tuesday, 10 September 2013 at 12:31:34 PM

Nomination for Excellence in Coastal Management

The Shire of Irwin has been nominated in the 2013 WA Coastal Awards for Excellence for significant steps taken to improve its management of the coastal environment in recent years.

The Shire has been recognised by regional natural resource management groups and state government agencies for various initiatives that steadily builds community awareness and enthusiasm and overcomes budget paralysis in order to address these issues.

Some projects include weed management programs and restoration works at the Irwin River Estuary, removal of unnecessary coastal infrastructure, coastal monitoring activities, educational programs and  other  initiatives that focus on community engagement.

The Shire of Irwin is taking proactive steps to consider and tackle coastal management challenges where possible and will continue to liaise with community groups, government agencies and other organisations to ensure that the natural environment is conserved and protected as well as possible.

Black Cockatoos

Have you seen any black-cockatoos with white tails lately? If so, BirdLife Australia wants to hear from you.

BirdLife Australia is asking people to be on the lookout for the large, white-tailed black-cockatoos known as Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos between now and Christmas, and report any sightings.

The population of Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos has been shrinking since the 1950s, and BirdLife Australia is keen to hear from anybody who sees the birds so that they may determine how many there are and exactly where they still occur. If you’d like to get involved, or would like more information, contact BirdLife Australia’s Matt Fossey on (08) 9287 2204.

If you could please report any sightings via the BirdLife Australia website (; it takes only a few moments to complete.

Rates 2013/14

Rates have now been issued for the 2013/14 year, with the first instalment due date set at 4 October 2013. If you would like to enter our Rates Incentive Prize Draw ensure that you make your first payment by the due date.

If you have not yet received your notice it is possible that we have not been updated with your current postal details—contact us now to check.

We are required to receive written notification of any changes therefore visit our website to download the relevant Change of Address form or contact us on 9927 0000.

Thank you to those who have already made payment and good luck in the draw!

Updated Shire of Irwin Tourism Map

We are looking to update our local Tourism map (the A3 colour map provided to visitors). If any interested businesses, tourism operators and community groups that service the tourism industry would like to be included on the map or your current information has changed please contact us on 9927 1859 or email

School Holiday Program

A copy of the School Holiday Program is available in this week’s Rag and on the Shire’s website. To register contact us on 9955 9200 or email Don’t forget you can check us out on Facebook!

Monday Night Netball Finals

Well done to Fantales, Ravens, No Mates and Fancy Pants for making it into the Preliminary Final to be held Monday 16 September. The Grand Final and Windup is to be held on Friday 20 September 2013, all team members and volunteers are welcome to celebrate the season.



10 September 2013

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