Prohibited Burning season begins on 1st November 2015 and as the season is proving to be quite dry the shire encourages everyone to be bushfire ready this year.
Firebreaks and Block Clearing must be carried out by the 31st October 2015. After this date inspections will be undertaken by the Shire. In previous years, cautions and 14 days to rectify the issue have been given out however this is a very important issue and this year, any property not complying with the requirements will be sent an infringement. The requirements are below:
a) Boundary firebreaks at least 3 metres wide shall be cleared of all inflammable material immediately inside all external boundaries of the land and immediately inside boundaries which adjoin cleared roads.
b) Internal firebreaks at least 3 metres wide shall be cleared of all inflammable material divided into lots no greater than 300 ha of crop and/or pasture.
c) Firebreaks at least 3 metres wide shall be cleared of all inflammable material parallel to a 20 metre distance from boundaries which adjoin railway reserves.
d) Building/Structure firebreaks at least 3 metres wide shall be cleared of all inflammable material at a distance of 20 metres from the perimeter of all haystacks and buildings, or groups of buildings and haystacks and fuel storage areas and shall completely encircle such buildings and haystacks.
e) The area between the buildings and haystacks and the firebreak mentioned in (d) above shall be cleared of all inflammable material by the 15th day of December each year.
a) Where the land is .40 hectares or less all inflammable material on the land shall be removed from the whole of the land.
b) Where the land exceeds .40 hectares in area, firebreaks at least 1.829 metres wide shall be cleared of all inflammable material immediately inside all external boundaries of the land and also immediately surrounding all buildings situated on the land.
“Inflammable Material” does not include green growing trees or green growing plants, or lawns in gardens.
Owners of town blocks can arrange, through the Shire Office, to have vacant blocks mowed. This can be arranged by completing a Private Works Authorisation at the Shire Office. For more information on this you can contact the Manager of Works and Services, Calvin Shotter on 08 9863 4012.
Robert & Daphne McIntyre Citizenship Award 2015
This award has come in to existence because of the generosity of Robert and Daphne McIntyre. The reward is to further develop the youth of Dumbleyung Shire so that they may contribute actively to both the future of the Shire and play an active role in the support of the Shire.
In August 2008 Robert McIntyre wrote to the Dumbleyung Shire Council with a proposal for an annual award in the form of a student scholarship donated every year by Robert and Daphne McIntyre. This year the scholarship is $2,500. The aim of the award is to assist the award recipient with education related expenses.
- Applications open on 1st September 2015
- Applications close on 9th October 2015
- The Robert and Daphne Citizenship Award is open to any student from years 10 to 12
- The applicants Primary place of residence is in the Shire of Dumbleyung or parents/guardians are ratepayers in the Shire of Dumbleyung
- Applications may be either typed or hand written.
Please click here for the application form.
2015-16 Fees & Charges
The 2015-16 Fees & Charges were adopted by Council at the ordinary meeting in June. These are available by the clicking the link below.
On the 28th August 2015, Kukerin had a visit from the team at the Collie Vet Clinic who undertook microchipping, vaccinating and health checks or dogs and cats. It was a successful day and the Shire of Dumbleyung would like to thank Nicholas Edis and his team at Collie Veterinary Services for allowing these clinics to happen in both Dumbleyung and Kukerin.
In total we had 38 dogs and 3 cats in Dumbleyung and 12 dogs and 4 cats in Kukerin. This is a fabulous result for our small shire.
As of 1st November 2015 it is a requirement under the Dog Act for all dogs to be microchipped. If a dog is found wandering or is impounded fines will apply if the dog is not registered and microchipped. Cats also have to be microchipped under the Cat Act. Both animals should be registered with the Shire and fines will apply for unregistered animals also. A tattoo on an animals ear refers to sterilisation. If you are unsure if your animal is microchipped you can bring your animal to the Shire to be scanned.
Over the past 2 weeks, meetings have been held behind the CRC in the new community garden to discuss how the garden will work and the structure of the garden. Interest has grown and at the last meeting on Friday 25th September 2015, we had eight people attend and design a plan for the community garden. The garden will incorporate paths, arbours, planter boxes, wind breaks, citrus trees, vines and much more. This is an exciting venture for the community and hopefully as time goes by and the garden is more established, more people will be keen to be involved. A Busy Bee will be held on Tuesday 13th October 2015 at 8:00am behind the CRC in the community garden. The garden is in need of some items to help get established. If any members of the community would like to contribute items such as pine poles, weld mesh, old large tyres (for small garden beds), rings for vines, railway sleepers, large concrete slabs you are more then welcome to bring them along on the day or contact Ylana at the shire to advise you would like to drop off prior to the busy bee. If you would like to come along and be involved or see how the community garden will be set out please come along to the busy bee and have a chat with everyone involved.