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Read all about our latest happenings in the Lake Express online here https://mailchi.mp/ce670c144d27/shire-newsletter-lake-express-volume-twenty-three?e=8ea7e70abe
Upcoming Changes to Lake Dumbleyung Gazetted Ski Area
DPAW have given approval for the ski area to be extended to the north of the current ski area. The northern area approved will go roughly from the North-East and North-West points of the current ski area to the Yacht Club. There will also be an extended ski area to the south of the current ski area which is UCL and not under the control of DPAW. These areas still need to be gazetted by the Department of Transport before they can be used as ski areas. Ross Leo from Combined Pest Control has also visited to spray the Yacht Club and Ski Club. He is doing this as a donation to the community which is much appreciated. Thank you Ross. Read more
Fines Enforcement Registry
The shire has now signed up to the Fines Enforcement Registry in order to provide a larger deterrent to the fines that we currently issue. This means that if you fail to pay a fine that has been issued by the shire, you may end up having your driver’s licence suspended until the fine is paid.
Responsible Dog Ownership
During February, a ranger representing the shire will be visiting homes in Dumbleyung and Kukerin to talk to owners about responsible dog ownership. The purpose of this visit is to inform you of your rights and obligations so that you know the right thing to do.
CALL FOR HELP - Please submit photos and locality history to our new interactive Dumbleyung Shire History Webpage to assist us with completing our 'Historical Locality Sign Project'.
Thank you to those who have assisted so far on the Historical Locality Sign project. As we are nearing the half way point, we have started thinking about the localities beyond the Fence that aren't featured in the Dumbleyung Pictorial book, which has been an important resource for the photo aspect of the project. Moving forward we realised we need to collect more pictures and information so we have established an interactive history forum on our Shire of Dumbleyung webpage which enables anyone to add information and photos to our website by becoming a member by simply entering your email address and creating a password. Submissions to this site will greatly assist when we start researching photos of families, sport and school information for the new locality signs.
Members can add information, stories and photos under your desired locality enabling people to search by text to read what you have written online and as more people enter information and photos, our online history will grow! (For example if you are looking for information that other people may have entered you could search for the surname.)
If you are interested in your family history and photos being recorded on our website, simply visit https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/history, click the sign up button, enter your email address and create your password; you will be able to add, edit and format your own articles, along with commenting and adding to other people's articles. HINT: Before entering your family history, search for the surname first as someone may have already entered it and you can just comment below and add new information and photos to it.
As a bit of a recap on the Historical Locality Sign 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 share this information with anyone who may be interested in adding to our new website as every addition helps record and preserve our historyhttps://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/history
If you have further questions, please contact Nicole Taylor, Community Development Officer via email email@example.com or phone (08) 9863 4012.
Expression of Interest - Lease of Dumbleyung Caravan Park
Expressions of interest are sought from persons interested in leasing the Dumbleyung Caravan Park. Interested persons can get in touch with the Shire’s CEO, Matthew Gilfellon, via phone 9863 4012, email firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the office.
The Dumbleyung Caravan Park earns just under $20,000 per year with one quarter being Bluebird Lodge and the other three quarters being Caravan Sites. Utilities cost around $5000 per year, currently there is just under 600 hours spent cleaning and 140 hours gardening.
Shire of Dumbleyung 2017 Community Survey
We would like to say thank you to everyone who completed a community survey in 2017. We received 106 completed surveys which is the most ever.
The survey results have been put on our website or a hardcopy can be viewed at the shire office. The results are seen by Council and go towards developing the Strategic Community Plan and Corporate Business Plan.
The winners of the local business vouchers have also been drawn and notified. The ten winners are: Trish Leo, Stephen Wigg, Christine Bairstow, Lorna Davidson, Jeff Watkins, Leonie Nolte, Candice Ward, Amy King, Kylie Cross, and Nigel Faulkner.
CALLING FOR COMMUNITY DIRECTORY UPDATES EXTENDED UNTIL 28TH FEB 2018
Each year the Shire of Dumbleyung provide the service of a community directory which is available publicly for our community. We are taking submissions and updates for the 2018 edition until the 31st January 2018. If you wish to update or submit your contact details, please contact the shire on 9863 4012 or via email@example.com with the following information:
• First Name Initials
• Postal Address
• Residential Address
• Phone Number
• Fax Number
• Email Address
Please note – Requests to edit other people’s entries requires their approval for amendment and changes to that of others will be disregarded should you request on their behalf.
HISTORICAL LOCALITY SIGNS | The PRINT VERSION draft of the KILBURN sign is now complete.
Please see the download link below for the Kilburn Historical Locality Sign PRINT VERSION, it will be 90cm x 60cm 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 Wednesday 14th February 2018 so corrections can be made prior to printing. Download here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ybmf4mncdo1n4p/180201%20KILBURN%20Small%20Sign%2090%20x%2060cm....jpg?dl=0
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.
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
There is also an updated Locality Map which now includes the school sites. You can download this map here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bamhhw8hzc676gv/170516%20SHIRE%20HISTORIC%20LOCALITY%20MAP%20SM.jpg?dl=0
If you have any trouble downloading the large files (Best for zooming in), a printed copy can be viewed at the shire office or if you wish to receive automatic email updates and view all the sign drafts for this project, you can subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/cQExx1.
You are welcome to forward this information to anyone who may be interested in a final read. If you have further questions, please contact Nicole Taylor, Community Development Officer via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 9863 4012.
PROPOSED REVIEW OF LOCAL LAWS
At its Ordinary Meeting of Council on Thursday 21st December 2017 the Shire of Dumbleyung has resolved to review the local laws relating to:
Extractive Industries Local Law 2002
Local Government Property Local Law 2002
Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading in Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law 2002
To determine whether or not it considers that it should be repealed or amended. A copy of the local laws and any review proposals may be inspected at or obtained from Shire of Dumbleyung between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm or the Shire of Dumbleyung website www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au
Submissions about the proposed review may be submitted in writing to Shire of Dumbleyung, PO Box 99, Dumbleyung WA 6350. Submissions may also be submitted via email email@example.com (subject line to read: Proposed Review of Local Laws). Submissions should be lodged by close of business on Thursday 1st March 2018.
Chief Executive Officer
10 January 2018
2017/2018 FEES & CHARGES
At its Ordinary Meeting of Council on Thursday 21st December 2017 Council adopted the following additional Fees and Charges for 2017/2018.
OFFICER RECOMMENDATION/COUNCIL DECISION:
That Council adopts the Fees and Charges below for the 2017/2018 financial year for the Shire of Dumbleyung Waste Sites located in both Dumbleyung and Kukerin. These Fees and Charges will apply to everyone who does not meet the requirements for a Shire of Dumbleyung tip pass.
• Bin - $5 per bin
• Utility or Trailer - $15 each
• Truck Rigid (by appointment only) - $250
• Semi-Trailer (by appointment only) - $500
• Every Additional Trailer (by appointment only) - $500
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These will be put into effect as at 1st February 2018. Copies of the 2017/18 Fees and Charges will be available on the Shire Website, at the Shire Office and both the Dumbleyung Library and Kukerin Library.
Chief Executive Officer
11 January 2018
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF ELECTORS & ANNUAL REPORT
The Annual General Meeting of Electors is to be held on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Time – 7.00pm
Where – Council Chambers, Dumbleyung
Purpose of meeting and order of business:
• Confirmation of Minutes of EGM held on 7 March 2017
• Receive Shire Presidents Report 2016/2017
• Receive Auditors Report 2016/2017
• Receive Annual Report 2016/2017
• General Business
Copies of the Annual Report for 2016/17 are available at the Dumbleyung Shire Office, Dumbleyung Library, Kukerin Library and the Shire Website www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au
Copies will also be available at the meeting.
Shire of Dumbleyung
11 January 2018
Notice of Ordinary Council Meetings
In accordance with the Local Government Act and Regulations Notice is given that ordinary Council Meetings will be held in 2018 on the following dates:
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Thursday, 17 May 2018
Thursday, 21 June 2018
Thursday, 19 July 2018
Thursday, 16 August 2018
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Thursday, 18 October 2018
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Thursday, 20 December 2018
All meetings will commence at 3.00pm. Meetings will be held in the Council Chambers, Harvey Street, Dumbleyung with the exception of the April meeting which will be held at the Nenke Park Pavilion, Kukerin. Should there be any special meetings or a change to the above dates it will be advertised accordingly.
Chief Executive Officer
11 January 2018
Fundraising Opportunity – Catering for Council Meetings
Community/Sporting Groups or Individuals are invited to put their names forward for catering for one or more of the 2018 Council Meetings. (If we have a large number of responses then it may mean that some groups/individuals may only be able to cater once and dates are awarded on first in best dressed.) Caterers are asked to provide a main course and dessert for a minimum of 10 people and are paid $32 per head for February through to November. The December Christmas Dinner can be up to $40 per head depending on the menu and expressions of interest are sought for this closer to the date. If you are looking for a little extra income then this is a simple and easy opportunity for local groups to raise funds.
We require caterers for the following meetings:
15 February 2018
15 March 2018
19 April 2018
17 May 2018
19 July 2018
16 August 2018
18 October 2018
15 November 2018
20 December 2018
To register your interest for the 2018 roster please contact Zoey Eyre on email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 98634012 with your preferred months as soon as possible. Groups/Individuals will be contacted asap with confirmation of months.
Water Harvesting Project
A lot of progress has been made on the Dumbleyung Water Harvesting Project. The capture dam has been completed which now means that the majority of the rainfall that falls on the Dumbleyung townsite will be captured for use on the oval. The drains are also being cleaned and the installation of the pipe between the capture dam and main dam has commenced. The last part of the project will be the installation of the pump.
We would like to thank Steven Joy for helping to make this project possible. He has allowed the dam to be constructed on his land and has been great to deal with in allowing this to happen. This contribution not only helps users of the oval, by capturing more water to help keep it green, but helps all ratepayers by reducing the amount of scheme water required to keep the oval alive.
Australia Day Celebration and Awards
Congratulations to Rodney Frost who was awarded Citizen of the Year, and the Dumbleyung Community Garden who were awarded Community Group of the Year at the Shire of Dumbleyung Australia Day Celebration! It was a popular event with double the number of RSVP's turning up on the day. A special thank you to the Dumbleyung General Store for opening up for us to get extra food supplies!