IN THIS ISSUE
- Bain Estate Future Fund - APPLICATIONS OPEN
- POSITION VACANT - Part Time Administration Assistant / Part Time Creditors Officer
- Communications Update
- Strategic Plan Update
And so much more!!
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POSITION VACANT SHIRE OF DUMBLEYUNG
Part Time Administration Assistant
Part Time Creditors Officer
(6 Month Contract – Maternity Leave)
The Shire of Dumbleyung is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person/s to join our close knit team. We are seeking applications for the following roles;
• Part Time Administration Assistant (2 days, 14 hours per week)
• Part Time Creditors Officer (2 days, 14 hours per week)
Applicants should possess suitable experience in similar roles. Local Government experience would be advantageous but not essential. Level 3 dependent on experience and qualifications.
Applications must be addressed to the undersigned and provide a current resume and contact details of two work references and a covering letter detailing your interest in one or both roles.
Further information and the position description can be obtained by contacting Mary-Ann Davidson at the shire office on 9863 4012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close at 4pm on Thursday 17th May 2018.
Matthew Gilfellon Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 99
Dumbleyung WA 6350
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
NIPPERING HISTORICAL LOCALITY SIGN
Please see the download link for the Nippering Locality Sign Historical Locality Sign DRAFT VERSION, it will be 120cm x 90cm in size when printed.
I have received some feedback and corrections for the sign, which have been updated, but if you notice additional mistakes or missed information, please let me know by 5pm Tuesday 15th May 2018 so corrections can be made prior to printing.
As a bit of a recap on the project, we are working with the concept of the photos being of settling families, sporting groups and some interesting farm practices and structures. We are also documenting all families past and present in the ‘Families’ list. The majority of the sign content has been compiled from previous history publications.
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.
You are welcome to forward this to anyone who may be interested in a final read.
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 and have a fantastic day.
Community Development Officer
email@example.com | (08) 9863 4012
Shire of Dumbleyung ‘Pioneering’ Photo Competition
This year’s comp takes us on a walk down memory lane, creating a collection of photos to remember our pioneer settlers. Prizes will be awarded to those who share the best local history in photographs - meaning you can enter as many old photos as you like! We would love to see old farm, house, school, sport and family photos to celebrate how far we have come in the Shire of Dumbleyung!
This year there will be only one open category with a prize pool of Local Business Vouchers to the value of $200. Enter multiple photos to increase your chances! Winning entries will be judged by the shire and will be awarded to the person entering/sharing the photo (Not the photographer). Please note that all entries must be accompanied with a caption preferably listing people pictured and taken prior to 1948 (Over 70 years ago!).
Scoring Points (Top Score 30):
10 – Photo Content and Quality
10 – Number of people named in the photo
10 – Caption tells a story
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, posted in the comments below or submitted in person to the shire office. Competition closes 31st June 2018, see below for more competition terms.
Prizes are: 1st Place $100 local business voucher, 2nd Place $75 Local Business Voucher and Third $25 Local Business Voucher
All entries must be accompanied with a caption preferably with those pictured listed.
Entrants approve for the Shire of Dumbleyung to use their photos on social media, web and print platforms with credits. Winners agree to provide the shire with high resolution photos for use in online and print media with credits. Winners will be announced in the week following the competition closing date.
Reminder: Secure Your Rubbish
Please remember that when taking your rubbish to our waste sites, to ensure that it is secured to your ute or trailer. Waste sites are provided to try and control the disposal of rubbish, so we don’t want it strewn everywhere on the way to the waste site. The waste sites are open Saturday, Sunday and until 12noon on Mondays.