Council Update July 2020

Message from the Shire President The ongoing rain has been helping both our crops and wildflower come up, which is a great sign for both our farmers and our local tourism businesses. Let’s hope it continues! You may have noticed that the Shire’s marketing for wildflower season is back underway. With folks unable to holiday over east or abroad this… read more

Notice of Special Council Meeting – 23 July 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, 23 July 2020, commencing at 6.00pm in Council Chambers at the Shire Offices, Victoria St. The purpose of the meeting is the adoption of the Shire Budget for… read more

Council Update June 2020

Message from the Shire President The ongoing rain is encouraging for our growing and wildflower season (although we could’ve done without all that wind!) Hopefully everyone is getting their share. As we head into the end of financial year, Council is giving consideration to its annual budget. We are fortunate to have received grant funding for a range of projects… read more

Ward and Representation Review

Section 2.2 cl. 6 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) requires local governments with wards to carry out reviews of ward boundaries and the number of Councillors for each ward from time to time so that no more than eight years elapses between successive reviews. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the current arrangements of the… read more

Special Meeting Notice – 25 June 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, 25 June 2020, commencing at 5.00pm in Council Chambers at the Shire Offices, Victoria St. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a budget amendment and writing… read more

Community Resilience Scorecard Survey

The Shire of Mingenew community has been invited to take part in a state-wide collaboration. This collaboration sees State Government and 139 Local Governments across Western Australia moving forward together. The study will gather and share baseline and informing data to help local communities like ours to recover and thrive following the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia. This study will provide… read more

Council Update May 2020

Message from the Shire President May has brought with it some incredibly welcome rain (some less welcome wind), and some equally welcome funding boosts for the Shire. At the May ordinary meeting, Council allocated $500,000 worth of project funds through the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Project and shortly thereafter we were awarded a further $243,000 of Local Road and Community… read more

COVID-19

Updated 24/7/20 - 4.00pm 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