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A Brilliant Blend Bulletin - Issue 45

Created on: Thursday, 5 December 2013 at 5:14:12 PM

Library / Tourism Centre Officer

The Council is seeking someone who is reliable, enthusiastic and can work unsupervised on Saturday mornings. Reporting to the Manager Tourism and Library Services, the successful applicant will be an integral member of the Library and Visitors Centre team. There is an opportunity for extra hours to cover staff during periods of leave.


The successful person must be flexible with working hours and enjoying liaising with people. All training requirements will be provided. Wages and superannuation conditions will be in accordance with Level 2 of the Local Government Industry Award 2010. Benefits and employment conditions will be discussed at interview. If successful, the applicant must apply for a Working with Children’s Check, Police Clearance and a medical.


Information Packages for the position are available from the Manager Tourism and Library Services and the Shire’s website


Applications are to be addressed to the undersigned and must contain a resume, contact details of two (2) referees and a covering letter summarising your skills, knowledge and experience, and detailing your interest in the position.

Applications close 12.00pm, Friday 13 December 2013

Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer

Draft Tourism Development Plan - Now Available for Public Comment

The Shire of Irwin Draft Tourism Development Plan (TDP) 2013—2018 is available for public comment from the 27th November to 31st January 2014.

The Draft TDP is available for viewing at the Shire of Irwin Administration Office, 13 Waldeck Street and the Visitors Centre 9 Waldeck Street Dongara or alternatively can be viewed online at The Draft TDP is also available in alternative formats on request.

All comments need to be received by Friday, 31 January 2014.

Interested members of the public also have an opportunity to meet and ask questions of the consultants (Kirkgate) who will be available on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 from 11:30am - 1:30pm under the Ray White verandah on Moreton Tce.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Nicole Nelson Manager Tourism and Library Services on 9927 1404 or via email

Industry Gathering to Discuss Draft Tourism Development Plan

The Shire of Irwin invites you to join them for an Industry gathering to discuss the Draft Tourism Development Plan 2013-2018 on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 at the Irwin Rec from 4-6pm in the Ocean Room.

At the end of our discussions, we will have some end of year festive drinks and nibbles.

RSVP by Wednesday 4 December 2013 on the contact above.

Consultants from Kirkgate will be on hand to discuss the plan and take down your feedback, which will go back to Council for adoption on the February 2014 Council meeting.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact us on 9927 0000 or email

Council Chambers Renovations

The original administration building had been added to over the years as the need required. This caused a few structural problems, in particular roof leaks. Council obtained State Government funding to carry this single storey renovation project out in two stages. In stage one the external walls are being rebuilt to match the administration building adjacent to it; similarly the roof will be restored to match the roofs of adjacent buildings and therefore creating a harmonious streetscape. During the second stage the Council Chamber will be modernised and moved further back to allow offices to take up the space previously occupied by the Chambers.

If you would like to find out more please contact us on 9927 0000 or email                  

Hollomby Foundation 2014 Scholarship - Geraldton Universities Centre

The Shire of Irwin is a proud sponsor of the Hollomby Foundation and Geraldton Universities Centre. The Shire of Irwin Scholarship of $3,000 is open to residents of the Shire of Irwin undertaking an undergraduate degree at the Geraldton Universities Centre either part time or full time. 

Applications for 2014 Scholarships are now open and close on Wednesday, 26 February 2014.

The Geraldton Universities Centre manages the application and selection process and advertises the scholarship via their website

Applicants only need to complete on application form and will be considered for the Scholarship as long as the eligibility criteria is met.

Shire of Irwin Transfer Station - Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Domestic Rubbish Pick Up

Wednesday pick up will be provided on Thursday, 26 December 2013
Thursday pick up will be provided on Friday, 27 December 2013
Friday pick up will be provided on Saturday, 28 December 2013

New Year Domestic Rubbish Pick Up

Wednesday pick up will be provided on Thursday, 2 January 2014
Thursday pick up will be provided on Friday, 3 January 2014
Friday pick up will be provided on Saturday, 4 January 2014

Transfer Opening Days

CLOSED - Wednesday, 25 December 2013 (Christmas Day)
CLOSED - Thursday, 26 December 2013 (Boxing Day)
CLOSED - Wednesday, 1 January 2014

All other days and times are as per our regular schedule (which can be viewed on our website under Services/Waste Management)

Recycling Items

Some waste that is accepted free of charge at the Transfer Station are: Green waste, newspaper, aluminium cans, scrap metal, car batteries, sump oil and household items which may be of use to somebody and can be sold at the tip shop.

Visiting Author at Shire of Irwin Library

Author, Linda Moore (nee Bettenay) is bisiting the Shire Library to promote her new book Secrets Mothers Keep and is inviting residents to attend. The Soiree will be held on Friday, 3 January 2014 from 3;30pm - 4:30pm. There will be an opportunity to purchase the book and discuss.

Please RSVP to 9927 1859 or email You can find out more about Linda and her books by visiting

Community Assistance Scheme

Streamlining our Community Sponsorship Process

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.

The Community Assistance Scheme provides a framework for the Shire of Irwin to administer community sponsorship. This framework will ensure a consistent approach to all applicants who apply for assistance. 

The Program is aimed at assisting community based organisations to undertake projects which can be shown to support the Shire of Irwin’s Vision Statement.

The Community Assistance Scheme is calling for submissions, and closing Friday 10 January 2014. Projects must be completed by 30 June 2014.

Copies of the Guideline and application form can be obtained from the Shire of Irwin website, or contact Manager Community Services on 9927 0000 or email to discuss any upcoming projects you may have.

Australia Day Celebrations - Sunday, 26 January 2014

Presented by the Shire of Irwin in partnership with the Dongara Denison Lions Club Inc and Dongara Denison Community Festival Association everybody is invited to enjoy a great Australia Day experience on the Port Denison foreshore. Sunday, 26 January 2014 – 5:00PM to 8:00 PM


This extravaganza of fireworks will be the LARGEST outside the Metropolitan area and can be seen from our very own Port Denison Foreshore.

Following on from the successful Fireworks Finale at the Larry Lobster Festival this year, the Dongara Denison Community Festival Association, proudly sponsored by Stone Echo Pty Ltd, is hosting a Fireworks Spectacular as part of Australia Day celebrations. 

Celebrations will begin with the acknowledgement of nominees and announcement of the winners of the Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizen Awards at 5pm.

For any further information please contact Council’s Manager Community Services Mrs Coralie Palmer on (08)9927 0000 or email

Zumba is Back

Zumba Fitness is back on at the Irwin Rec every Wednesday evening from 6:15pm. Come along and join us for fresh new routines with your favourite instructor Miss Jane!

Of course Zumba Gold continuesti grow on a Tuesday morning from 10:45am with the sensational PJ!

For further details please contact the Irwin Rec on 9955 9200.

Shire of Irwin Harvesters, Vehicles and Internal Combustion Engines Ban Notification

The Shire of Irwin has implemented a system of advising farmers/businesses of imposing Harvesters, Vehicles and Internal Combustion Engines Bans, via a mobile phone SMS (text message). If a ban has been imposed, all those registered will be sent a text message advising details.

If you would like to register your mobile phone number with the Shire of Irwin for this service, please contact the Shire office on 9927 0000 or email  to obtain the relevant form.

All bans will continue to be announced on ABC radio at 10am and 2pm. However, please note ABC Radio does not advise when bans are lifted. ABC Radio is still the primary means of notifying farmers of bans. Text messages should not be relied on, as the SMS System is not a guaranteed service from telecommunication companies.


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