QUESTION: Do you know the difference between the restricted burning period and the prohibited burning period?
ANSWERS BELOW....... Please read to protect our community!!
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. Read more
LAST CHANCE - Annual Vacant Block Maintenance
Some residents get the shire to mow their vacant resident blocks before the 1st November. In the latest fees and charges, a new fee was introduced whereby 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 1st October 2017.https://www.facebook.com/dumbleyungshire/photos/a.354413364734542.1073741829.354363821406163/831120260397181/?type=3&theater
Historical Locality Signs
The PRINT VERSION draft of the NAIRIBIN & BRAMBRAE 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 Tuesday 3rd October 2017: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0cdhqcrs74y19gm/170926%20Nairibin.jpg?dl=0
For more information on the Shire of Dumbleyung Historical Locality Signs Project, please click here: https://www.facebook.com/dumbleyungshire/photos/a.354413364734542.1073741829.354363821406163/841778712664669/?type=3&theater
Could this be your NEW business? Dumbleyung Family Day Care
We are seeking expressions of interest for a person to operate Dumbleyung Family Day Care as their own business. The person doesn’t have to have a lot of knowledge about children but they do need to be of a caring and nurturing nature who is also willing to provide quality education and care for the children in our community. The shire will guide the interested person in transitioning into this ready to go business.
This person "the educator" can care for children from birth to 12 years of age with the ratio’s of 4 children under four, and 3 school aged children, 7 children in total. Opening hours and days can be flexible, however current opening hours are three days per week for 8 hours per day.
The shire has started fogging our townsites, to ensure that mosquitoes are controlled efforts are required from both the shire and residents. The fogging program is only partially effective, responsibility must still be taken by residents to ensure that they do everything possible to stop their homes becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes breed in still water. The following are examples of potential breeding sites and control strategies that you can use around the home:
- seal any holes in septic tank / treatment plant to stop mosquito access.
- dispose of all tins, tyres and other rubbish containers that may hold water
- put sand around bases of pot plants to absorb excess water in the dish
- keep swimming pools chlorinated, salted or empty them completely when not in use for considerable period remove weeds and grass from drains to enable them to drain freely
- Keep roof guttering in good repair and regularly remove leaves and debris so that pools of water do not form
- Keep lawns and gardens well maintained so that you are not providing shelter for adult mosquitoes
- Install flywire screens on all windows and place self-closing wire screens on doors
- check, repair and replace any screens with holes (screens should be no coarser than 12 x 12 meshes per 25mm)
- Recognise and avoid areas of mosquito activity
- Use repellents containing DEET (diethyl toluamide) or Picaridin and ensure they are used as per manufacturer’ instruction
- Wear loose fitting and preferably light coloured clothing which covers as much of your body as possible
- Plan outdoor activities. If you are hosting an outdoor BBQ have repellent available for your guests
- Consider using residual surface sprays on structures particularly in shaded and sheltered areas. Use as per manufacturer’s instructions
Approved Local Planning Scheme Amendment
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2005
Approved Local Planning Scheme Amendment
Shire of Dumbleyung
Local Planning Scheme No.1 - Amendment No.5.
It is hereby notified for public information in accordance with section 87 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 that the Minister for Planning approved Amendment No.5 to the Shire of Dumbleyung Local Planning Scheme No.1 on 25 August 2017 to provide for the consolidation of the Scheme.
A final copy of the consolidated Scheme inclusive of all associated amendments was published in the Government Gazette on 12 September 2017, a copy of which can be obtained from the Shire of Dumbleyung Administration Centre or the Perth office of the Western Australian Planning Commission.
Chief Executive Officer