Call For Expressions of Interest: Mingenew Tourist Centre Lease

In previous years Mingenew’s Tourist and Promotions Committee volunteers have manned the building during wildflower season, but a year-on-year reduction in volunteer availability – and increase in visitors has meant that this year we will be trialling a different model. The Tourist Centre will be made available for an individual, group, business or organisation to lease – and utilise as… read more

Council Update May 2021

Message from the Shire President May has been a bit of a strange month. For some, life has – thankfully – returned largely to normal following the cyclone. For many on our farming community, following a quick clean-up, seeding has been the focus for the past weeks – and the aftermath of the cyclone is something we will get to… read more

Waste Management Changes

**Updated 7 June 2021** Following initial works in 2018 and public consultation through late 2019, you may have noticed some further changes at the Mingenew Tip over the past months. To improve its environmental management, control dumping of dangerous waste, and waste from outside the Shire, and better meet its legislative duties, the Shire will shortly be transitioning from the… read more

Tropical Cyclone Seroja

Updated 10.45am, 11 June 2021 The Shire of Mingenew is currently working through the recovery stage following Tropical Cyclone Seroja. In addition to the information below, we suggest those impacted also visit the DFES Recovery Website, which contains a range of up-to-date resources, including links to financial assistance. BUILDING WORKS AND APPROVALS The Shire is currently working through measures to… read more

Proposed Workforce Accommodation – Lot 686 Watson Road, Lockier

The Shire of Mingenew is receipt of an application seeking to site a temporary workers accommodation camp upon Lot 686 Watson Road, Lockier. The application is being advertised for comment to surrounding landowners and relevant government agencies prior to the application (and any received submissions) being presented to a meeting of Council for its consideration. Please click on the following… read more

Council Update April 2021

Message from the Shire President It’s fair to say we’ve seen a month like almost no other in living memory with the impact of Tropical Cyclone Seroja on our Shire. Whilst we did not incur the same level of damage as some of our neighbours to the north-west, Mingenew still suffered significant damage. As you read this, I hope that… read more

TC Seroja Community Information Session Overview – 20 April 2021

The Shire thanks all those who attended the Community Information Session yesterday afternoon. After such a huge week it was great that you could take time out of your day! For those of you who would like to review the information that was shared or you were not able to attend and would like to find out what was discussed,… read more

Council Update March 2021

Message from the Shire President With March behind us, I want to recognise the efforts of the Mingenew Turf Club in delivering another fantastic race event this year. In addition to a great crowd on the ground, I believe this year also saw the event broadcast to an international audience on the Sky Racing Channel. Speaking of television, you may… read more

We Want Your Ideas For Samuel Phillips Park

Playground Equipment Removed A recent independent safety inspection of the playground equipment in Samuel Phillips Park revealed a wide range of compliance issues. Some were due to age and deterioration, others because playground safety standards have become stricter since the equipment was originally installed. Given Council’s awareness of the potential safety risks the playground represented, action needed to be taken.… read more

Council Update February 2021

Message from the Shire President It’s hard to believe we are already through the first two months of 2021. I hope everyone has managed to take a break, recharge and has started the new year on the right foot – our recent rains certainly haven’t hurt. As we move into March we also have the Mingenew Races on the calendar;… read more


Updated 12/02/2021 - 3.15pm As with many of us, Council is keeping a close eye on developments as the COVID-19 situation evolves. In order to protect our community and our staff we are making some changes to the way we do things - and asking you to do the same. With recent changes as a result of confirmed community transmission… read more

Council Update December 2020

Message from the Shire President As 2020 draws to a close, we can reflect on what an extraordinary year it has been. Whilst COVID-19 caused all kinds of disruptions to the way we live and how our Shire operates, we’ve still managed to accomplish quite a lot: land sales, significant funding windfalls which are resulting in some great new projects… read more

Council Meeting Dates 2021

Council meetings will be held in the Council Chambers at 21 Victoria Street, Mingenew, commencing at 4:30pm, as per the following schedule: January – No Meeting 17 February 17 March 21 April 19 May 16 June 21 July 18 August 15 September 13 October 17 November 15 December   Please visit the Shire’s website at to access Council Minutes,… read more

Annual Report 2019/20 and Electors Meeting

An Annual General Meeting of Electors is scheduled to be held on Monday, 8 February 2021 in the Council Chambers, 21 Victoria Street, Mingenew, commencing at 5:30pm. The purpose of the meeting and order of business for matters to be discussed at the meeting are firstly, the contents of the 2019/20 Annual Report and then any other general business. A… read more