On Saturday 19th October 2019 local governments throughout Western Australia will be participating in elections that are held every two years either via a postal voting or ‘in person’ voting system and there are some important dates for community members to be aware of.
ENROLEMENT TO VOTE
If you are currently registered on the State Electoral roll as a resident in the Shire of Dumbleyung, then you are not required to do anything. If you have recently moved to the Shire from another area and you have not changed your address or have recently become an Australian Citizen then you will need to complete a change of enrolment address or application to be enrolled, which can be done online at the WA Electoral Commission website.
The closing date for enrolment changes or new enrolments is Friday 30th August 2019 at 5.00pm otherwise you will not be entitled to vote at the 2019 local government elections.
NOMINATING FOR COUNCIL
In the Shire of Dumbleyung five (5) current Councillors terms of office will expire in 2019 with two (2) vacancies in the Dumbleyung Ward and one (1) each in the South, Kukerin and North Wards.
If you are considering nominating for Council and wont more information, or would like more information before making a decision, about the role of a Councillor, meeting attendance, remuneration or any other matter, you are encouraged to contact any of the current Councillors (contact details are on Shire website) or the Acting Chief Executive Officer during officer hours at the administration office in Dumbleyung.
Nominations will open on Thursday 5th September 2019 and close on Thursday 12th September 2019 at 4.00pm at the Shire administration office.
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Robert & Daphne McIntyre Citizenship Award
*Applications open 16th August 2019* The Robert and Daphne Citizenship Award is a $3000 donation towards education expenses open to any student from years 10 to 12 whose primary place of residence is in the Shire of Dumbleyung or the parents/guardians are ratepayers in the Shire of Dumbleyung.
Applications close on 27th September 2019. To be eligible, all applications MUST address the selection criteria. To obtain a copy of the Award application please contact Emily Edwards at the Shire of Dumbleyung on 9863 4012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO YOU NEED DAY CARE FOR YOUR CHILD?
Following the recent Day Care survey, we have identified the need for additional Day Care days and will have more available placements very soon! Starting now we also have relief/back-up Educators for school holidays and to cover sick days to ensure our Educators have additional support to allow continuous service. **Please share with anyone you believe may be interested in either permanent or casual placements. Contact the shire for further information on 9863 4012 email@example.com
Dumbleyung Health Hub – SEEKING HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The Shire of Dumbleyung is seeking expressions of interest for a Dumbleyung Health Hub concept. There are many health professionals this could be of interest to so feel free to tag and share with:
**Remedial Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Dietitians, Exercise physiologists, Myotherapists, Naturopaths, Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Psychologists, Speech Pathologists and more!**
The concept will be a modern approach to a local health 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. We would hope to attract services that can be claimed through private health funds and would hope to establish the HICAPS facility for processing on the spot claims.
AFFORDABLE & LOW RISK
• $50 per week for each professional to hire the vacant shop space on Absolon Street inclusive of water and electricity costs! *Minimum of three health professionals required.
• Sharing the time & flexible hours – We hope to see the Health Hub open a minimum of five days per week, this could work as a roster system while each service builds up their clientele. There is also the option for after hours and weekend opening hours.
• Private consulting spaces - Pending commitment from three professionals we will progress with installing the first sealed private consulting room within the space which will create two consulting spaces and a waiting area.
Are you a health professional and always wanted to have your own space but are short on money and time? The Dumbleyung Health Hub could be a great opportunity!
Interested? All we need to know is what service you can provide. Contact Nicole at the shire on 9863 4012 firstname.lastname@example.org
BUDGET 2019/20 SNAPSHOT
Where Your Rates, Grants and Fees and Charges will be spent in 2019/20
Shire’s Expenditure Budget $’m
Administration, Governance & Council Support $0.66
Fire Protection and Animal Control $0.23
Health Services $0.09
Aged & Education $0.15
Housing (staff & other) $0.10
Waste, Sewerage & Environment $0.38
Planning, Community Amenities & Landcare $0.28
Halls, Recreation, Pool and Library $0.61
Road Construction & Maintenance $2.44
Plant Purchases $0.49
Rural & Economic Services & Tourism $0.27
Shire’s Revenue Budget
General Rates $1.70
Grants & Contributions $2.41
Fees, Charges & Other Revenue $0.31
Waste and Sewerage Services $0.22
Interest earnings $0.18
Major Road Projects in 2019/20
Reconstruction and Seal (Cement Stabilising)
- Kukerin South Road – 1 km
- Dumbleyung – Nyabing Road – 1km
- 129 Gate Road – 4km
- Adams Road – 4.1km
- Kulin – Dumbleyung Road – 1.5km
- Various Dumbleyung town streets
- Barlow Street – 0.4km
- Wishbone Road – 2.8km
- Carwardine Road – 3km
- Merilup Road – 1km
- Tarin Rock South Road – 4.5km
- Fairclough Road – 3.5km
- Sandplain Road – 4.3km
- Datatine North Road – 2km
- Hills Road – 4.3km
- Roof Replacement Shire Administration Office
- Aged Persons Units – gardens, path and gates
- Sewerage System – Electrical and pump upgrades
- Swimming Pool – solar panels & electrical upgrades
- Kukerin Jumping Pillow Shade Structure
- Light Vehicle and Road Plant Purchases
Houses For Rent
Well aged units available for rent:
42A Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
23 Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
1/32 Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
2/32 Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
27B Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
13/501 McIntyre Street, Dumbleyung: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
Low income unit available for rent:
17B McIntyre Street, Dumbleyung: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $145 per week
Facility & equipment hire
When hiring facilities, plant and equipment from the Shire, please complete the paperwork and pay the bond and hire fee at the office. On returning equipment, please contact the office for an inspection and refund of the bond.
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