Shire News

Housing Demand Survey

The Shire recognises that housing shortages are causing challenges for local businesses and residents. As part of an investigation into options to try to address a shortage of local housing, the Shire is conducting a survey to get a better idea of what current demand exists. If you are considering buying, building or renting housing in Mingenew or, if you’re… read more

Council Update March 2022

Message from the Shire President I want to begin this month with piece of sad news that I recently received, the passing of Tom Ward. Tom served as a Shire of Mingenew Councillor from 1982-1999, and as Shire President from 1988-1999. His exceptional service resulted in him being named a Freeman of the Mingenew Shire in 2002. Our deep condolences… read more

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Charlotte

KEY MESSAGES FOR MID-WEST REGION THURSDAY 24MARCH - 11.45am Given the reducing risk the system is posing, further updates will only be provided should the situation change significantly for the worse. LATEST BOM WEATHER UPDATE Intensity: tropical low, sustained winds near the centre of 55 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour. Location: within 45 kilometres… read more

Dog and Cat Microchipping

Do you need your dog or cat microchipped? WA Contract Ranger Services can now microchip when they come to Mingenew. Payment is required upfront and is cash only. Call the Shire on 9928 1102 to enquire or to book your cat or dog to be microchipped. Please make sure you are available and at your house on the date you’ve… read more

Waste Services Over Easter and ANZAC Day

Please note that during the Easter and ANZAC Day period: Regular 240L rubbish bin collection will occur on Mondays as normal (for both Easter Monday and ANZAC Day) Skip bin collection will take place on Saturday 16 April instead of Good Friday (15 April) The Mingenew transfer station will be closed on Good Friday (15 April) but otherwise open regular… read more

Temporary Worker Accommodation Available For Those Impacted By TC Seroja

Do you have, or are you planning to have, workers attend your property to carry out repairs or reconstruction works as a result of damage sustained during Tropical Cyclone Seroja? Or do you have seasonal farmhands who would ordinarily stay onsite but can no longer do so, due to damage caused by the Seroja? Under the jointly funded Commonwealth and… read more

Pulse Oximeters Available from Shire Office

The Shire is assisting the WA Health Department to distribute free Pulse Oximeters to eligible people, should they be needed for the COVID Care at Home program. Who Is Eligible: Non-Aboriginal people over 65 Aboriginal people over 50 Pregnant women How Do I Get One? Eligible people can collect their free pulse oximeter from the Shire office during business hours… read more

Shire Closure – 14 March 2022

The Shire Administration Office and Depot will be closed on Monday 14 March 2022. We will be reopening 8.30am on Tuesday 15 March. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Urgent Matters Please contact our after-hours service on 08 9928 1102. For life-threatening emergencies, contact 000. read more

North Midlands Regional Club Development Plan

The Shires in the North Midlands Region are in the process of developing a Regional Club Development Plan for the benefit of all sporting clubs in the region.  You are invited to attend a workshop to be held Wednesday 30th March at 5.30pm at the Mingenew Rec Centre.  If you cannot attend the workshop please feel free to complete the… read more

Council Update February 2022

Message from the Shire President It’s with a heavy heart that I open this year’s first newsletter with Council’s deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of one of our own. Following a tragic incident last week, we are working to support all those affected and ensure that such events cannot be repeated. It also serves as a reminder… read more

Workplace Incident

The Shire of Mingenew can confirm that, on the afternoon of 16 February 2022, an incident occurred which resulted in the terrible loss of one of our team. Our deepest condolences are with their family and loved ones at this time. The matter was promptly reported to the relevant authorities, and we will be assisting with any resulting investigation to… read more

EOI Mingenew Tourist Centre

Expressions of Interest are now open for the lease of the Mingenew Tourist Centre, closing at 5:00pm on Wednesday 9 February 2022.  The building will be made available for an individual, group, business or organisation to lease.  An EOI can be submitted for: Lease of building to deliver tourist and visitor services Lease of building for alternative use Delivery of… read more

Annual Report 2020/21 and Electors Meeting

An Annual General Meeting of Electors is scheduled to be held on Monday, 7 February 2022 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 2020/21 Annual Report and then any other general business.… read more

Community Assistance Scheme Round 2 2021-2022

Community Assistance Grants Round 2 2021-2022 is now open. Applications close Monday February 14th 2022. Funding for local community projects is available up to $5,000 cash, in-kind, or a combination of both. Please click here for the application form. You can also find more information here. read more