The shire office will be closed for Christmas from 4:30pm Friday 22nd December to 8:30am Tuesday 2nd January. The Dumbleyung Swimming Pool will be closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day. We wish you a safe and merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Shire Road Works
From Monday 4th December, the shire will be commencing their re-sealing works on the following roads:
- Bartram Rd
- Tincurrin Rd, North of Dongolocking Rd
- Fence Rd, between 125 and Peterson Rd
- 129 Gate Rd, between Fence and Edwards Rd
- Kings Rd and Kukerin Nth Rd Intersection
Expression of Interest - Lease of Dumbleyung Caravan Park
Expressions of interest are sought from persons interested in leasing the Dumbleyung Caravan Park. Interested persons can get in touch with the Shire’s CEO, Matthew Gilfellon, via phone 9863 4012, email email@example.com or in person at the office.
Awareness of the legislation, regulations and local laws that the shire is tasked with enforcing
A little while ago I was playing with my daughter in the backyard. She started saying something which at first I did not understand but then it became clear. She could hear a rooster crowing somewhere in town and was copying the cock-a-doodle-doo. I found this incredibly adorable but then also thought, ‘roosters aren’t allowed in town’.
There are a few things that I see around that are technically against the various bits of legislation, regulations and local laws that the Shire is tasked with enforcing. I thought I would point out some of these just so everyone is aware of them and can do something about them before we reach the point of having to enforce the rules.
Roosters, Geese, Turkeys, Peafowl and Gamebirds
Under Council’s Health Local Laws a rooster, goose or gander, turkey, peacock or peahen or gamebird cannot be kept within the townsite without written approval from Council.
Caravan and Camping
Under the Caravan and Camping Ground Act a person cannot camp on land for more than 3 out of every 28 days. This includes camping in a caravan on your own property. Council can give permission to camp up to 3 months out of every 12 months.
Parking a vehicle (or combination) on a street in a built up area that is longer than 7.5 metres or with a GVM of greater than 4.5 tonnes for more than an hour is not allowed under Council’s Parking and Parking Facilities Local Laws.
A building permit is required to install a pool and safety barrier. Once installed a pool safety barrier inspection needs to be regularly conducted. We are currently in the process of organising a round of pool safety barrier inspections. If you do not think the Shire knows about your pool, please get in touch so that you can be added to our list.
Sea Containers require a building permit and potentially planning permission.
All farm buildings, apart from a certain class of shed, require a building permit and planning permission. Workshops, sea containers and dongas are not exempt from these requirements.
Retrospective Building Permits and Planning Permits are available. If you think you may have an issue in regards to building or planning, please get in touch with our Building Surveyor or Town Planner.
Building Surveyor – Josiah Farrell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Planner – Joe Douglas – 9303 2532 / 0429 303 100 or email@example.com
Other enquiries can be directed to me, Matthew Gilfellon, 9863 4012 firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORICAL LOCALITY SIGNS | The PRINT VERSION draft of the CANDLELIGHT sign is now complete.
This sign has already been distributed by our Shire History mailing list, however if you would like to view the sign prior to it being sent to the printer, please contact Nicole at the shire office on 9863 4012 or click this link to download before Monday 27th November 2017: https://www.dropbox.com/s/55fa5zmdqinyhu6/171120%20Candleight%20...jpg?dl=0
For more information on the Shire of Dumbleyung Historical Locality Signs Project, please read below:
The Candlelight Historical Locality Sign, will be 90cm x 60cm in size when printed.
To summarise the project, we are working with the concept of the photos being of settling families, sporting groups and some interesting facts including sport, farm practices and structures. We are also documenting all families past and present in the ‘Families’ list. The majority of the sign content has been compiled from previous history publications.
The aim of this project is to document our history in a way that is also interesting to our future generations and tourists as part of a drive trail.
You are welcome to forward this to anyone who may be interested in a final read. There is also an updated Locality Map which now includes the school sites. You can download this map here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bamhhw8hzc676gv/170516%20SHIRE%20HISTORIC%20LOCALITY%20MAP%20SM.jpg?dl=0
If you have any trouble downloading the large files (Best for zooming in), a printed copy can be viewed at the shire office or if you wish to receive automatic email updates and view all the sign drafts for this project, you can subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/cQExx1.
Bushfire Season is upon us.
The Bushfire Ban Hotline is available to call 24 hours a day to keep you updated with harvest bans throughout summer. The number for this is 9487 5410.
The Shire also has a SMS notification system that is used in the event of Harvest Bans, Fire notification and Road Closures. If you would like to be added to this notification system, please ring the Shire on 9863 4012 or email@example.com.
Please be safe throughout the Bushfire Season.
RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD
19th September to 31st October
1st February to 31st March
Restricted Burning Period – It is unlawful to set fire to the bush during this time except in accordance with a PERMIT OBTAINED. The Restricted Burning Period can be varied i.e. shortened, extended, suspended, reimposed by the Shire 14 days at a time if seasonal conditions require.
PROHIBITED BURNING PERIOD
1st November to 31st January
Burning is also prohibited on Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Prohibited Burning Period – means that the time of the year during when it is declared by the Minister to be unlawful to set fire to the bush. Protective burning and burning to harvest clover can be carried out during this time only in accordance with a permit obtained.
Prepare your home and property for the bushfire season. It is everyone’s responsibility.
The below website links contain everything you need to know about fire safety. Cant access the links? Just contact the shire office if you have any questions.
ARE YOU READY | FULL WEBSITE
We now have a dedicated page on our new shire website to feature our local businesses.
This has been in conjunction with developing a new residents welcome pack. Visit https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/businessdirectory to check it out or www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au to access all the easy new tools we have to offer.
RAV Network Information
The new enhanced Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV) Mapping Tool provides an up to date map of the approvedroads published in the Network Road Tables
Main roads has created an easy way to view the RAV network so please follow the link below for any information you require.
Shire of Dumbleyung 2017 Community Survey
Can you spare a few moments to take our survey? It is for the Shire of Dumbleyung's Strategic Community Plan.
Your feedback is important in the future direction of our shire. We would like to hear from everyone, so we will not stop until we have at least 75% of completed surveys submitted to the shire. We are also offering the chance to win one of ten $50 local shopping vouchers as incentive to complete your survey, plus it supports our local businesses.
It is preferred for surveys to be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2WJ3TDW
We also be a hard copy mailed out for those unable to complete the survey online. It’s EASY, once you have received the survey, fill it in, staple where marked and post. The Survey comes with a pre-printed “replied paid stamp” so postage to you is FREE. We look forward to receiving your feedback.
THE MONTHLY SHIRE OF DUMBLEYUNG NEWSLETTER 'LAKE EXPRESS' IS OUT NOW!
Want to receive it by post or email? Call us now 9863 4012.
Read all about our latest happenings in the Lake Express online herehttp://mailchi.mp/cbd2d365af0d/shire-newsletter-lake-express-volume-twenty-one?e=8ea7e70abe