COVID-19

Updated 29/5/20 - 1.10pm 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: read more

Council Meetings – Returning to In-Person Meetings

Pursuant to the State Government’s easing of restrictions for public gatherings in response to COVID-19, from 20 May 2020 (inclusive) Council meetings of the Shire of Mingenew will return to being held in the Council Chambers at 21 Victoria Street, Mingenew commencing at 4:30pm in accordance with Council’s set meeting schedule. Whilst restrictions to gatherings of 20 people remain, members… read more

Council Update April 2020

Message from the Shire President April saw us hold our first Council Meeting with the assistance of video-conferencing technology. While it’s encouraging to see that our systems work, and we are able to do more with technology that we ever have before, many of us are still looking forward to a time when the risks of meeting face-to-face are lower.… read more

Skate Park/Youth Precinct Input Sought

Following input from the Community Working Group, we have progressed the design for the revamp of the Shenton Street skate park area. The over-arching plan is to create a more integrated play and recreation area - catering to a wide range of age groups - which incorporates the current skate park, adjacent land on Shenton Street and parts of Cecil… read more

Council Update March 2020

Message from the Shire President Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID-19 situation is overshadowing all else at present. The Shire is closely monitoring events as it rapidly evolves and we are receiving regular updates from government and adjusting our operations accordingly. With events and activities cancelled for the next couple of months our thoughts now are firmly on the protection and support… read more

Travel Restrictions and Social Distancing for the Shire of Mingenew

Following a meeting of the Mingenew Local Emergency Management Committee on 26 March, Council sought to reduce the amount of non-essential visitation and habitation in our Shire to improve the safety of our community – especially our more vulnerable residents. These measures were designed to support the regional movement restrictions that the State Government is implementing. As these measures are… read more

Special Meeting Notice – 26 March 2020

Thursday, 26 March 2020  Pursuant to Regulation 12 (3) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Shire of Mingenew Council is to be held on Thursday, 26 March 2020, commencing at 5.30 pm in Council Chambers at the Shire Offices, Victoria St. The purpose of the meeting is to consider… read more

We’ll Help You in Mingenew!

We are providing assistance to members of the community facing unprecedented challenges and increasing isolation due to COVID-19. The ‘We’ll Help You in Mingenew’ initiative aims to support our residents at high risk of being impacted by the threats of COVID-19, including seniors, people with a disability, and those with other risk factors. Through this initiative, we can support those… read more

Mosquito Control

In response to recent increases in mosquito activity, there Shire is engaged in a mosquito control program. This includes: Treatment of standing water with a larvicide to kill mosquito larvae (‘wrigglers’) Fogging to control the adult population. To minimise impact on residents this will take place at dusk (when they are most active) from the week starting 23 March 2020.… read more

Council Update February 2020

Message from the Shire President The year is off to a very good start, we have received some welcome soaking rain and – almost counter-intuitively - $500,000 of Federal funding through the Drought Communities Program. Over the coming weeks and months Council will be deliberating on the best way to utilise that funding to drive the aims of our Strategic… read more

2019 Marketing Report

We are sometimes asked about what Council spends its marketing budget on, the impact and reach that it has, and the results and feedback that we see from this. To help provide some greater detail around this, we have prepared a brief report relating to our 2019 marketing activities. You can download it by clicking here. read more

Regional Price Preference Policy

PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS INVITED Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996 Part 4A Regional price preference   The Shire of Mingenew is currently reviewing its Regional Price Preference Policy and invites public submissions on the Policy. A Regional Price Preference Policy permits evaluation of tenderers / suppliers from within a set region to be considered as if they have a price… read more

Council Update January 2020

Message from the Shire President Whilst harvest may have finished earlier than we all would have liked, December was still a busy month for many of us. At the Shire, the first couple of weeks featured renewed interest in our space industry, as Capricorn Space – the newest commercial satellite tracking operator in our region – officially opened their facility.… read more

Notice of AGM of Electors and 2018/19 Annual Report

An Annual General Meeting of Electors is scheduled to be held on Monday 10 February 2020 in the Council Chambers, 21 Victoria Street, Mingenew, commencing at 6.00 pm. The purpose of the meeting and order of business for matters to be discussed at the meeting are firstly, the contents of the 2018/19 Annual Report and then any other general business.… read more