Mosquito Control Activities Commencing 14 October

In response to recent increases in mosquito activity, there Shire will be engaging in a mosquito control program. This will include: 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 14… read more

Council Update October 2019

Message from the Shire President With the election nomination period come and gone, and our nominees elected unopposed, I would like to formally congratulate our returning Councillors – Gary Cosgrove and Justin Bagley and welcome our two new Councillors-Elect – Carol Farr and Hellene McTaggart. I am certainly looking forward to working with you all following your upcoming swearing in… read more

Change to Restricted Burning Times

In accordance with Section 18 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, under delegated authority granted to the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer in consultation with the Shire President and Bushfire Advisory Committee, the Shire advises that the Restricted Burning Period has been changed to Restricted Burning 1 October 2019 to 31 October 2019 (previously 17 September 2019 – 31 October 2019)… read more

2019 Local Government Ordinary Election Result

RESULTS OF ORDINARY ELECTION AT CLOSE OF NOMINATIONS - 12 SEPTEMBER 2019 Congratulations to the following nominees who have been elected unopposed as Councillor for the Shire of Mingenew as part of the 2019 ordinary election, in accordance with s4.55 of the Local Government Act 1995. [table id=6 /] Councillors-elect will be sworn in at the November Ordinary Council meeting and will… read more

Council Update September 2019

Message from the Shire President August is always a busy month, the first week usually features the Western Australian Local Government Association’s (WALGA) Annual Conference. This year – in response to increased scrutiny of the role of local governments across WA – there was a strong focus on the breadth of services that local governments provide. Whilst, traditionally, the 3… read more

Notice of Executive Management Committee Meeting

MEETING NOTICE: EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 4pm, Friday, 30 August 2019 in Council Chambers  Notice is hereby given that an Executive Management Committee Meeting is to be held on Friday, 30 August 2019, commencing at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers at the Shire Offices, Victoria St, Mingenew. The purpose of the meeting is to negotiate the CEO’s Focus Areas and Actions for… read more

Mingenew Bank Building Expression of Interest Campaign

Overview       The bank building is located at 50 Midlands Road, Mingenew directly in front of the Post Office and Community Resource Centre. The space is ground floor level and consists of main area with one built-in office space, kitchenette and toilet.  The area is approximately 45m2.  It is intended the building will be leased as is.  The building was originally… read more

CBH/Townsite Heavy Vehicle Access

At this year's Expo we commenced consultation around some proposed changes to heavy vehicle access to CBH and surrounds. We are seeking community feedback on this matter to help to inform next steps. What is proposed? Together with CBH and Main Roads WA (MRWA) we are looking at ways that we can improve heavy vehicle access to the CBH site. This may require… read more

Expressions of Interest Sought: Mingenew Railway Station

The Shire of Mingenew is in the process of commencing the restoration of the Railway Station with the aim of utilizing the building for community groups or interested persons throughout the region. It is envisaged that it could become a cultural centre for the wider community holding small events there, such as workshops as well as making space available for… read more

Rubbish Collection Changes

The Shire of Mingenew recently called tenders for its refuse collection and disposal service.  The successful contractor was Cleanaway of Geraldton, which will provide the service from Monday 23 September 2019.  Avon Waste will continue to provide its regular service until the week ending 20 September. There will be several changes as a result of the new contract: Collection days… read more

Council Update August 2019

Message from the Shire President It’s been another busy month both at the Council and in the region more broadly. Mingenew hosted the recent Victoria District Ladies Golf Championship, which saw participants from across the region converge on our town for three days of competition and enjoyment. It was both well-fought and well-attended; another quality event which is testament to… read more

Notice of Executive Management Committee Meeting

The Shire of Mingenew advises that a Shire of Mingenew Executive Management Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, 30 July 2019 commencing at 4:30pm to review and make recommendations to Council on the Chief Executive Officer’s performance review. The meeting will be closed to members of the public in accordance with s.5.27(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1995 which… read more

Landfill Transition to Transfer Station

To better manage our natural environment, reduce unauthorised dumping of waste and improve our regulatory compliance, the Shire of Mingenew is moving from its current Landfill approach towards a Transfer Station model. This will likely mean some changes in the way our tip operates; this could include: Reducing the hours that the tip is open Restricting (and controlling) the type… read more

BPay Now Available at the Shire

The Shire is pleased to report that we now have BPay facilities available for payments of between $1 and $99,999. You will notice that BPay details will appear on this year’s upcoming Rates Notices, as well as other invoices and payment documents. We hope that this new facility provides another option for people to easily make payments, online, at any time.… read more