REMINDER: Maintain firebreaks and hazards by November 1
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.
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
Read more: https://www.facebook.com/dumbleyungshire/photos/a.354413364734542.1073741829.354363821406163/838658679643339/?type=3&theater
Waste Sites Updates
Recently we have been working on improving our waste sites with an aim to manning the site in the New Year. Unfortunately, despite the time and expense that has gone into these upgrades, there have been several incidents of users dumping their rubbish in the wrong areas. This just causes more expense in trying to properly maintain the site.
In order to ensure that ratepayers funds used effectively, it has been decided to begin restricting hours to the waste site from 23rd October 2017. After this date, the waste site will only be open from Saturday to Monday.
When using the waste site, please follow the correct procedures. There are four areas for waste disposal, Waste Oil, Green Waste, Scrap Metal and General Waste.
If you have a mixed load and do not want to separate it, please dump in the ‘General Waste’ section (Excludes Waste Oils)
Shire of Dumbleyung 2017 Community Survey | NOW OPEN
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.
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 OCT 2017.
Request a nomination form at the shire office or nominate online:
Awards presented at the annual shire Australia Day Breakfast *see poster for details: https://www.facebook.com/dumbleyungshire/photos/a.354413364734542.1073741829.354363821406163/833849953457545/?type=3&theater
The Annual General Meeting for the Dumbleyung LCDC and Zone will be held at the Shire Council Chambers in Dumbleyung.
WHEN: THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER 2017
WHERE: Dumbleyung Shire Council Chambers
TIME: LCDC AGM – 2 pm
ZONE AGM - 3 pm
More information: https://www.facebook.com/dumbleyungshire/photos/a.618650531644156.1073741849.354363821406163/848125295363344/?type=3&theater
Sporting and Community Groups - can you assist with these questions?
The Shire of Dumbleyung is seeking assistance with gathering information for inclusion in a New Resident Welcome Pack. This pack will provide them with essential and social information to help them settle in and encourage them to participate in local clubs and groups.
Thank you to those who have submitted information so far and you can view the webpage here: https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/clubs
If you have information that will assist, please contact Nicole with the answers to the below questions, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 9863 4012 .
- What does your Club/ Community Group do?
- Why is it good to be involved with your Club/ Community Group?
- What dates/days/seasons do you train, play, get together, have events etc?
- Are you seeking recreational members or group/committee/ organisation volunteers?
- Who can be contacted if someone wants to join or get involved?
- Contact person’s number or email.
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.
Have the “Fire Chat” this bushfire season
This bushfire season Fire Chat will be the new ‘branding umbrella’ for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) community engagement and communications around bushfire. A suite of new bushfire planning and preparation tools have been developed, consisting of 5 minute Fire Chat, and supported by Your Bushfire Preparation Toolkit, which are two simple steps aimed at helping residents to be better prepared for bushfire.
The 5 minute Fire Chat asks people living in a high bushfire risk area to have a fire chat to discuss three key questions with family and friends or to discuss with their neighbours if they live alone:
• When will you know to leave?
• Where will you go?
• Which way will you go?
The Toolkit is available in hard copy but can also be downloaded at www.dfes.wa.gov.au/firechat
CRC's 2nd BIRTHDAY - ROAD CLOSURE
Dawson Street will be closed between Violet Lane and Absolon Street from 1pm til 10pm on Sunday October 22.
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 here http://mailchi.mp/23ee407d2c69/shire-newsletter-lake-express-volume-nineteen-august-1528889?e=8ea7e70abe