Starting from the 19th July, rubbish and recycling will be collected on Thursday, with rubbish continuing as a once a week service and recycling remaining once a fortnight. Please Note: This week is General Waste only.With the change to a new contractor and single collection day, the time that your bin is picked up may change so please ensure your bin is emptied before bringing back in from the kerb. If you do encounter and problems, please give the shire a call.
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: https://mailchi.mp/06c6d112132c/shire-newsletter-lake-express-volume-twenty-eight-june-18?e=8ea7e70abe
STICKERS AVAILABLE ‘Please slow down, Consider our kids’
Stickers for green wheelie bins will be available for free at the Dumbleyung Post Office, Kukerin Post Office, Dumbleyung Community Resource Centre and the shire office.
Water Charges at Standpipes
As of the 1st July water charges at standpipes will increase to $2.40 as part of the new 2018/19 Fees & Charges. Forms that are out at the standpipes are showing the 2017/18 prices so please be aware that when invoiced the cost will reflect the new 2018/19 Fees & Charges.
Historical Locality Sign Update
This project commenced in 2016 and has involved considerable consultation with the community to date. I thank those who have joined the update email mailing list and have assisted with proofreading and content in the designated timeframes - it has been a great help. This month the Dumbleyung sign has been created and sent via the email mailing list for community awareness and proofreading. The Dumbleyung sign is now available for review and can be downloaded at the below link:
If you would like more information on the project please join the mailing list via this linkhttp://eepurl.com/cQExx1 or contact me at the shire office on 9863 4012.
Please feel free to share this with anyone interested to help it reach our community.
Community Development Officer
Bain Estate Future Fund - APPLICATIONS OPEN
Thank you to everyone that participated in the review of the Bain Estate Future Fund. There was a great turnout at the meeting, 23 surveys returned from those that attended and another 37 surveys from those that could not make it. There was a fairly even split between keeping the fund operating for 20 years, 30 years and forever for those that attended the meeting with a 10 year timeframe also being popular for those that did not. A large part of the feedback was that people were not set on these timeframes, provided that the money was not wasted. An overwhelming majority of the respondents were happy for funds to be spent on Playgrounds, the Pool, Halls and Community Facilities and Sporting Facilities.
Taking the feedback into account, Council approved the following changes to the Guidelines and Application Form:
• Any undistributed funds will be added to the lifespan of the fund. This will extend the fund past 30 years if not all the funding is used each year.
• Community consultation is to take place every few years regarding the future fund distribution.
• Principle 5 has been amended to say “The fund is not to be used for shire capital or maintenance costs of roads, plant and equipment, footpaths, depot and administration buildings, housing, shire employee costs, overheads or operating costs.
Three additional changes that had already been made were:
• If required, applicants must be available to attend the Council Meeting where the Bain Estate Future Fund applications are discussed.
• Applicants must seek at least one local quote for each material or service.
• The in-kind component was clarified
If you are thinking of applying for Bain Estate Funding in 2018, you should already be planning your project. As part of this, you should get in touch with Mary-Ann Davidson to discuss your project. https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/bain-estate-future-fund