NOMINATIONS CLOSE 4PM THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2019
Nominations are called for the Local Government Elections, to be held on Saturday 19th October 2019 to fill the vacancies listed below for the Shire of Dumbleyung.
OFFICES VACANT AND TERMS OF OFFICE
4 YEAR YERM
4 YEAR TERM
4 YEAR TERM
4 YEAR TERMS
WHO CAN NOMINATE?
Any person who is an Australian Citizen over the age of 18 years who is an elector of the district and is not disqualified under the Local Government Act 1995 may nominate for council. It is not a requirement that a candidate lives or owns property in the ward for which they nominate.
WHEN TO NOMINATE
Nominations for all vacancies open on Thursday 5TH September 2019 and must be lodged by 4.00pm, Thursday 12th September 2019. Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer at any time during the above period at the office of the Shire of Dumbleyung.
WHERE TO NOMINATE
Shire of Dumbleyung Administration Office, Corner of Harvey and Dawson Street, Dumbleyung, WA 6350.
Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer. Nominations must be on a prescribed form that is signed and witnessed. This form is available at the Shire of Dumbleyung Administration Office. An $80 deposit is required as well as a single A4 page profile containing not more than 150 words of biographical information about the proposed candidate and statements of the candidate’s policies or beliefs. An optional recent passport sized photograph can also be included. The documents may be hand delivered, posted, faxed or any other electronic means (so long as it is capable of being printed in its entirety, including signature) to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.
A nomination pack is available from the Shire of Dumbleyung Administration Office
from Thursday 5th September 2019 when nominations open.
If you require any further information, please phone the Administration Office 9863 4012
Paul Sheedy, Returning Officer by email@example.com
Zoey Eyre, Deputy Returning Officer by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Compulsory Local Government Candidate Induction
This year new laws have been introduced which make it compulsory for all candidates who would like to become a Councillor and are nominating or re-nominating in a local government election to complete the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries online induction.
To be able to nominate in a Western Australian local government election, YOU MUST complete this induction. The induction should take no longer than an hour to complete. Please make sure you leave enough time to complete the induction so you can lodge your nomination form before nominations close. A link to the Candidate Induction can be found on the Shire of Dumbleyung Website under Public Notices and also under Local Government Elections.
Nominations open on Thursday 5th September 2019 and close on Thursday 12th September at 4.00pm.
If you would like to know more about nominating for Council please contact Paul Sheedy or Zoey Eyre on 9863 4012 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
SHIRE OF DUMBLEYUNG LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
On Saturday 19th October 2019 local governments throughout Western Australia will be participating in elections that are held every two years either via a postal voting or ‘in person’ voting system and there are some important dates for community members to be aware of.
ENROLEMENT TO VOTE
If you are currently registered on the State Electoral roll as a resident in the Shire of Dumbleyung, then you are not required to do anything. If you have recently moved to the Shire from another area and you have not changed your address or have recently become an Australian Citizen then you will need to complete a change of enrolment address or application to be enrolled, which can be done online at the WA Electoral Commission website.
The closing date for enrolment changes or new enrolments is Friday 30th August 2019 at 5.00pm otherwise you will not be entitled to vote at the 2019 local government elections.
NOMINATIONS OPEN | Citizen of the Year Awards
Do you know an outstanding community member or group who deserves a little recognition for their efforts?
Nominate them today for the Shire of Dumbleyung Community Citizen of the Year Award! NOMINATIONS CLOSE 31ST OCTOBER
Request a nomination form at the shire office or nominate online:
Awards presented at the annual Shire Australia Day Breakfast
SALE OF FENCING MATERIALS
The Shire of Dumbleyung proposes to dispose of the following fencing materials surplus to its requirements and is seeking offers to purchase the material.
Persons wishing to submit an offer to purchase the materials should provide a written offer delivered to the Shire Administration Office or email to email@example.com addressed to the undersigned by 4.00pm Friday 6th September 2019, stating the amount being offered for each separate lot.
15 x 200m rolls of Southern Wire Fastlock 6/90/45
26 – 3.5”x 2.16m prefab strainers
55 - 1.5”x 3.25m struts
17 – 1.5” x 2.2m struts
Inspection of the materials can be arranged by contacting the undersigned or Calvin Shotter, Manager of Works and Services on 9863 4012.
Acting Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 99, Dumbleyung WA 6350
Annual Vacant Block Maintenance
Some residents get the shire to mow their vacant resident blocks before the 1st November. In fees and charges,there is a fee where the shire will keep your vacant residential block tidy for the entire year for $253, around the same it would cost for a one off tidy. If you would like to take up this offer, in time for this year’s fire season, please get in touch with the shire before 30th September.
Prepare Your Home and Property for the Bushfire Season
The below website links contain everything you need to know about fire safety. Can’t access the links? Just contact the shire office if you have any questions.
ARE YOU READY | FULL WEBSITE
CHECKLIST PREPARING YOUR PROPERTY
PREPARE ACT SURVIVE GUIDE
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.
REMINDER: BE FIRE SAFE ANNUALLY BY NOVEMBER 1 (Mowing and fire breaks)
Robert & Daphne McIntyre Citizenship Award
*Applications open 16th August 2019* The Robert and Daphne Citizenship Award is a $3000 donation towards education expenses open to any student from years 10 to 12 whose primary place of residence is in the Shire of Dumbleyung or the parents/guardians are ratepayers in the Shire of Dumbleyung.
Applications close on 27th September 2019. To be eligible, all applications MUST address the selection criteria. To obtain a copy of the Award application please contact Emily Edwards at the Shire of Dumbleyung on 9863 4012 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day Care Vacancies Available in Dumbleyung!
We are excited to share that we are welcoming two new Educators, meaning we can offer more placements toward the end of August 2019! This means that we will also have school holiday coverage available for permanent and casual placements! If you are interested in permanent or casual placements for your child, please contact Nicole at the Shire of Dumbleyung on 9863 4012. Child Care subsidy rates may be applicable to you - read more here: https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/daycare
Houses For Rent
Well aged units available for rent:
42A Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
23 Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
1/32 Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
2/32 Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
27B Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
13/501 McIntyre Street, Dumbleyung: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
Low income unit available for rent:
17B McIntyre Street, Dumbleyung: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $145 per week
Facility & equipment hire
When hiring facilities, plant and equipment from the Shire, please complete the paperwork and pay the bond and hire fee at the office. On returning equipment, please contact the office for an inspection and refund of the bond.