ADOPTION OF 2023/24
ANNUAL BUDGET AND
FEES & CHARGES
Council at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Thursday 20 July 2023 adopted its 2023/2024 Annual Budget and 2023/2024 Fees & Charges. This document is available on the Shire of Dumbleyung website:
and is also available at the Shire Administration Office, Dumbleyung Library and Kukerin Library.
ADOPTION OF STRATEGIC COMMUNITY PLAN
In accordance with Regulation 19D(1) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 notice is hereby given of the adoption of the Shire of Dumbleyung Strategic Community Plan 2022-2032.
The plan was adopted by Council at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 17 February 2022.
The Shire of Dumbleyung Strategic Community Plan 2022-2032 is available for inspection on the Shire of Dumbleyung's website by clicking on the link below or under Council Documents, at the Shire Administration Office and public libraries.
2023/24 SHIRE INFORMATION BOOKLET
A booklet with all our Shire information for ratepayers and residents in the one stop.
Get quick reference information on:
* When to pay your rates and how to read your Rates Notice;
* Council meeting dates and useful contacts;
* Bin collection dates;
* Waste Site opening hours and Fees & Charges;
* Firebreak Notice information on permits and fire seasons;
* Ranger details and cat/dog registration information.
Notice pursuant to Schedule 6.3 of the Local Government Act 1995 requiring payment of outstanding rates or service charges
TO: The estate of Trevor Damien Amiss of:
Care of Palm Beach Caravan Park, Fisher Street, Rockingham, WA 6168;
38 Bath Street, Kukerin, WA 6352;
11 North Street, Midland, WA 6056;
6/17 Raymond Avenue, Bayswater, WA 6053;
c/- Ruth Noeleen Amiss, 40 Coraling Street, Quairading, WA 6383; and
c/- Post Office, Two Rocks, WA 6037
TO: WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LAND AUTHORITY (ABN 34 868 192 835) of:
Level 6, 40 The Esplanade, Perth, WA 6000.
Notice is hereby given that the sum of $13,666.93 has been owing to the Shire of DUMBLEYUNG for a period of 3 years for rates/service charges in respect of the land described below and unless payment is made of the sum of $13,666.93 within 3 months from the date of this notice the local government will, pursuant to section 6.64 of the Local Government Act 1995, offer the land for sale by public auction at a time and place appointed by the local government.
Signed for and on behalf of the Shire of DUMBLEYUNG
This Twenty Seventh day of June, 2023.
Description of Land etc.
Names of owners and all other persons appearing to have an estate or interest in the land
Description of land referred to, including title references
OWNER – Trevor Damien Amiss of care of Palm Beach Caravan Park, Fisher Street, Rockingham
CAVEAT BY WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LAND AUTHORITY LODGED 1/10/2009 (L090568).
Lot 78 on Deposited Plan 228656, Volume 2220 Folio 617
REGISTER NUMBER: 78/DP228656
SKETCH OF LAND: LR3050-208
PREVIOUS TITLE: LR3050-208
STREET ADDRESS: 38 Bath Street, Kukerin
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA: Shire of Dumbleyung
CLOSE OF ENROLMENTS
ROLL CLOSE 5.00PM FRIDAY, 25TH AUGUST 2023
You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the local government elections on 21 October 2023 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Dumbleyung.
You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll as at 5:00 PM Friday, 25 August 2023. If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll and meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently, you must complete an enrolment form.
You can enrol or update your details online, or download an enrolment form, via the Western Australian Electoral Commission website (www.elections.wa.gov.au/enrol). Forms are also available from the Australian Electoral Commission (www.aec.gov.au). Enrolments and updates must be completed and received by 5:00 PM Friday, 25 August 2023.
Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers
If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Dumbleyung and are on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, you are eligible to enrol to vote. If you are not on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll and own or occupy rateable property in the Shire of Dumbleyung you may be eligible to enrol to vote. This applies if you were on the last electoral roll for the Shire of Dumbleyung prior to May 1996 and have owned or occupied rateable property in the district continuously since this time. Please contact your local government for details. Owners of land who were on the last Local Government roll continue to retain that status until they cease to own the rateable property to which the enrolment relates. Occupiers do not have continuous enrolment and should contact the Shire of Dumbleyung to confirm their enrolment status. To be eligible to enrol as an occupier, you will need to have a right of continuous occupation under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument for at least the next three months following the date of the application to enrol.
Joint Owners and Occupiers
If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.
A body corporate that owns or occupies rateable property may nominate two people who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll to enrol as owner/occupier electors.
Enrolment Forms – Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Only
Enrolment forms can be obtained from local governments and must be lodged with the Chief Executive Officer by 5:00 PM Friday, 25 August 2023. Further information can be obtained from the Shire of Dumbleyung.
13 63 06
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
An Ordinary Postal Election will be held on Saturday, 21 October 2023 in the Shire of Dumbleyung to fill the following vacancies:
District - 3 Councillors - 4 Year Terms
Nominations Open on Thursday, 31 August 2023
Nominations Close at 4.00pm Thursday, 7 September 2023
Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer:
at any time during the above period by arrangement; or
between 2.00pm and 4.00pm Thursday, 7 September 2023 (close of nominations) at the Shire of Dumbleyung, 32 Harvey Street, Dumbleyung.
Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:
a completed nomination in the prescribed form, signed and witnessed. This form is available from the Returning Officer or the Western Australian Electoral Commission (www.elections.wa.gov.au);
a single A4 profile of not more than 1,000 characters (including spaces) containing information about the candidate;
a nomination deposit of $100 (cash, EFT, bank cheque or postal order);
a recent passport-sized photograph (optional);
every candidate must have completed the online course titles Local Government Candidate Induction, available at www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au, prior to nominating; and
(optional) in addition to your A4 profile, you may provide additional information that you consider to be relevant to your candidature. This written statement must not be more than 2,000 characters (including spaces), must be in the English language and is for publication on the local government's official website.
The Commission has developed an online system called Nomination Builder to assist candidates to complete their nomination form which includes the candidate profile. This is the preferred method of completing the nomination form and profile for elections conducted by the Commission. Candidates complete their nomination details and profile, print the completed form which has a reference number allocated and lodge it with the Returning Officer. The nomination builder can be access via www.elections.wa.gov.au.
You cannot use Nomination Builder to prepare the additional information.
Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidates behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written authorisation signed by the candidate.
The documents may be hand delivered or posted to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.
Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer, Michelle THOMAS on 0488 683 181 or the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.
GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Shire of Dumbleyung is a subscriber to the Grant Guru portal. This is a one stop shop for anyone interested in checking out private and publicly funded grant opportunities from right across Australia. At present, there are over 1,000 community grants listed with a total value in excess of $64B. There are also over 800 business related grants worth more than $72B. By accessing the following RDA Wheatbelt weblink, any business or community group can sign up (register) to received free email alerts as new grant funding opportunities arise. Please feel free to contact the Shire if anyone requires any additional information or assistance.
AUSGOLD COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM
Ausgold aims to support a range of organisations and groups that support the local community. Members of the community are invited to submit applications for donations or sponsorship (either financial or in-kind) in the categories of Education, Health, Community and Environment.
CBH & WESTERN POWER PRESENTATIONS
The Shire of Dumbleyung and other regional local government representatives received two presentations from both CBH and Western Power at its most recent WALGA Central Country Zone Meeting held in the Shire of Cuballing.
CBH provided an outline of their current strategy and intended investment plan, whilst Western Power provided information around the significant risk issues currently being encountered by rural communities in relation to pole top fires. Further details attached. It was great to see/hear CBH providing an update on their recently completed successful Dumbleyung Terminal upgrades. Dumbleyung Terminal has also been tentatively earmarked by CBH as a site for a new (next) round of fast speed rail loading infrastructure investment, subject to funding.
The pole top fire issues that Western Power are responsible for remain an ongoing concern for our community, however, there was pleasing news on two fronts. The intended reinstatement of line washing using aerial appliances (helicopters) and an ongoing program of replacement insulators utilising less combustible alternatives
SWIMMING POOL UPDATES
For parents who have enrolled their children into Vacswim at the Dumbleyung Pool, please contact Vacswim directly to enrol your child into a different venue due to the pool being closed.
With the recent pole-top fires causing power outages and as a result losing any mobile network, we have been approaching Telstra for assistance in resolving the community's network issues.
If you are experiencing Telstra network issues, please contact Telstra on 13 22 00 to lodge a complaint and also email the Shire at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our register of complaints that we are compiling to present to Telstra.
HORSE PADDOCK DAM UPDATE
Shire of Dumbleyung – Horse Paddock Dam Roaded Catchment Works Update
The Facebook link below is a drone video of current works being carried by Dumbleyung Earthmoving of behalf of the Shire of Dumbleyung at the Dumbleyung Horse Paddock Dam.
These Roaded Catchment works, once bituminised, will significantly assist to capture increased rainfall runoff into the dam as a result improve community water supply.
Scroll down to titles KB ROTACON and HORSEPADDOCK, there are three short videos to watch.
This project could not have been pursued without the funding support of the Federal Government through the Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Phase 2 Program.
SHIRE OF DUMBLEYUNG AWARDED BEST IN CLASS
BY THE OFFICE OF
THE AUDITOR GENERAL
The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) recently released its whole of Local Government audit findings for the 2021-22 financial year.
This report to State Parliament summarises the final results of the OAG’s annual audits of most local governments for the year ended 30th June 2022.
This year’s OAG report also introduces for the first time a list of the top 20 local government entities achieving ‘best practice’ for 2021-22.
The Shire of Dumbleyung has been recognised by the OAG as one of these 20 high performing local government authorities.
OAG Auditor General Caroline Spencer said ‘I congratulate these entities for their commitment to timely and quality financial reporting to their communities. I particularly acknowledge and commend the number of regional shires that have made this inaugural list, given the extent of resource and labour constraints that can disproportionately affect our regions’.
This achievement acknowledges the performance of Shire of Dumbleyung across a number of criteria including the timely preparation for audit, high quality financial and maintenance of good financial management controls.
Shire President Julie Ramm said ‘This is wonderful recognition on the performance and efforts of the Dumbleyung Shire Council and in particular our Administrative team’.
‘Rated ‘best in class’ alongside some significantly bigger and better resourced metropolitan Shires is not an easy feat and something we should all be very proud of.’
Shire CEO Gavin Treasure said ‘This is an outstanding achievement for the Shire of Dumbleyung.’ ‘We have slowly but surely built a very strong and capable team both in our Administration area and Works crew’.
‘Particular recognition and thanks must go to Danika Watkins our Director of Corporate Services for her professionalism and commitment’. ‘Its not an easy step coming from outside the industry sector into this one, but Danika has shone in the role.’
For further information, please contact Shire of Dumbleyung CEO Gavin Treasure on 98634012 or