The Shire of Dumbleyung Driver and Vehicle Services Agency will be closed from the 15th until the 25th of June 2018 due to technical upgrades and staff training. During this time please call 13 11 56 for all Driver and Vehicle Services enquiries (Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm) or visitwww.transport.wa.gov.au . Thank you for your co-operation
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/2d536c5f07cd/shire-newsletter-lake-express-volume-twenty-seven-may-2018
Houses For Rent
There are currently three houses available for rent in Kukerin. These houses are available for all renters.
• 34B Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $168 per week
• 27B Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
• 2/32 Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $160 per week
Dumbleyung Mini Mall – EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Shire of Dumbleyung is seeking expressions of interest for a Dumbleyung Mini Mall concept, where three small shops (Both permanent and pop ups) operate out of the vacant shop on Absolon Street.
The concept will create a constantly changing hub which will also act as a small business incubator. This allows these businesses to experiment and learn with minimal risk, gaining confidence to develop their business into the future.
Affordable & Low Risk
• $17 per week each shop space inclusive of water and electricity costs! (If less than three shops apply, rent will be calculated for the shared price to equal $50 per week)
• Sharing the time (Potential roster 2 days per week)
• Request your desired rental period, 1 week, 1 month, 3months or more
We envisage that either:
1. Two spaces would house small permanent shops, while one space would be made available for pop up shop bookings. The pop up space could be booked/utilised by individuals, community groups and touring shops.
2. Three spaces house three permanent shops.
Shop display spaces would be approximately 3x3m with the additional space shared for counter and access ways (flexible depending on interest).
Have you always wanted to have a shop but are short on money and time? The Dumbleyung Mini Mall could operate on a shared arrangement where as well as sharing the weekly rent, you can also share the time. For example if the Mini Mall is open Tuesday to Sunday with three shops inside, you could potentially choose to work together and roster two days each per week (This will depend on applicants). More information here:https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/localopportunities
Interested? All we need to know is if it will be products or services that you want to sell/offer and if you are looking for a permanent or pop up shop. Contact Nicole at the shire on 9863 4012 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th June 2018.
Tidy Towns competition 2018 – Dumbleyung judging 25-29th june 2018
Do you think we have a tidy town? Dumbleyung has been registered to enter the “Project” category for the ‘Bluebird Precinct’ in the 2018 Tidy Towns Awards. We have also entered the general appearance category which then expands to the town site. Judging will occur in town sometime between 25th and 29th June 2018, therefore if you were planning on tidying your yard soon, timing it for just before the 25th June would be a great help toward our competition entry. Thank you
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
From the CEO
Like everyone else, for the past month we have been waiting for the rain to arrive. Rain is integral for our road maintenance program. Although roads can be graded during summer or winter, it is really only effective during the winter months when there is moisture in the ground. The moisture allows the road to be re-shaped, corrugations taken out and most other deformities fixed. Summer grading does not have the same effect and most of the time, two weeks after a summer grade the road is back in the same condition, except with less gravel on the road, reducing the lifespan of the road. For these reasons we try to avoid summer grading where possible.
We have 730km of Gravel Roads within the shire. For a winter grade, two graders can perform 8km of grading per day, which means that 91 days is required to cover the whole shire once. We have classified 102km of roads that we classify as Category 4. These roads we only try to grade once every two years, as opposed to every year for the rest of the gravel roads, which reduces it down to 85 days to get around the whole shire. Due to the moisture needing to be at the surface, this can be a difficult task in a year where there is limited or inconsistent rainfall as there just isn’t enough days to get done what we need.
Currently there are a number of roads throughout the shire that do require maintenance, but we require moisture in the road to perform the required works, so please stay patient while we all wait for the rain to come so that we can get on with our business.
If you wish to discuss any matter with me, or have any questions, I encourage you to come and see me at the office, send an email email@example.com or call/text 0429 634 012. There are already some community members that come in and we have some great discussion, so don’t be afraid to get in touch.
PHOTOS NEEDED: North Kukerin, South Kukerin, Merilup, Tarin Rock, Jinarnin, Falcondale, Duggan & KukerinPLEASE HELP BY SENDING US HISTORICALPHOTOS BY 31ST MAY 2018.
We are seeking school, sport, social, farming and family photos of our pioneering days to include on the signs for North Kukerin, South Kukerin, Merilup, Tarin Rock, Jinarnin, Falcondale, Duggan, and Kukerin. To date we have no historical photos submitted for these localities.
- Photos can be brought into the shire office to be scanned or emailed to Nicole,firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share this with anyone interested to ensure it reaches our community and we can progress with creating signs for these Localities.
- 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.
- Don't forget we now have a new history site where you can help by uploading your family photos and information, visit https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/history
Thank you to those who have assisted so far and we look forward to hearing from more people