Council Update December 2019

Message from the Shire President As the newly-elected Shire President, firstly I want to acknowledge my fellow Councillors – to thank Helen Newton for the work that she did as outgoing President, to congratulate Bert Newton on his re-election as Deputy President, and to welcome Justin Bagley back in his second term. I also want to welcome our newest Councillors:… read more

President and Deputy President Election Results

At a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday 20 November 2019, Council elected its President and Deputy President. The results were as follows: Shire President: Gary Cosgrove - 4 votes (Elected) Helen Newton - 3 votes Shire Deputy President Robert Newton - Elected unopposed President Cosgrove and Deputy President R Newton have been elected to serve until 16 October 2021. A… read more

Council Update November 2019

Message from the Shire President We have just sworn in our returning and new Councillors. I am happy to welcome Councillors Carol Farr and Hellene McTaggart, and welcome back Councillors Cosgrove and Bagley. We will be holding the election for Shire President and Deputy President, as well as nominating Councillors for the Shire’s various committees at the November Council meeting.… read more

Input Sought for Skate Park Upgrade

The Shenton Street Skate Park is in need of upgrading; something that was identified during the development of our Community Strategic Plan 2019-2029.  The Skate Park itself still gets a lot of use from the youth in Mingenew and if the area is made more inviting it would encourage more outdoor recreational activities for our young community members. We are… read more

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