Community Assistance Scheme
Our Community Assistance Scheme is closed for the 20-21 Financial Year. Thanks to all who applied, and congratulations to the successful applicants.
For more information on the Scheme, contact Community Development Officer Margaret Rowe on 9928 1102 or email email@example.com.
Shenton Street Youth Precinct Project
The Shire is carrying out a major upgrade of the area around the Shenton Street Skate Park; including improvements to the skate park area, new playgrounds to cater to a wider range of children, and a pump track. You can view a draft design document below.
We have been fortunate to receive funding for our initial project scope but have been approached since to include a flying fox in the project. The cost of this is over and above the Shire’s project budget – however given community interest we would like to deliver it. To do this we will need some help.
Already, some community members and businesses have generously pledged to donate funds or in-kind assistance to make this project addition possible. However, there remains a funding gap, and our committee has suggested providing other community members the opportunity to contribute to this project, to make this addition possible.
All donations will be used directly on the upgrade of this precinct, which will provide an improved recreation and play area for our Shire’s children for many years to come. If you wish to contribute towards this project, please fill and return a Donation Form (below). All support received will be recognised on public signage.
If you want to know more details about the project, or what your contribution will be used for, please contact Margaret Rowe, Community Development Officer on 9928 1102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To improve our public communication the Shire is currently in the process of updating people’s contact details on our SMS Servicing line and email services. We are aware that people prefer to receive SMS updates and/or emails for certain Shire activities. As such we would appreciate if you could tick those activities for which you would like to receive SMS updates and/or emails for in the form below. To ensure our database is accurate, please complete this even if you already receive SMS or email messaging.
Did you know that the Shire has a range of resources and facilities which are available to our local community to rent and utilise? These include:
- Recreation Centre and Turf Bar
- Autumn Centre
- Community Bus
- Tables and Chairs
- Mobile Coolroom
- Private Works Requests
You can view fees and charges for these items here. Should you wish to make a booking for any of these items, please contact the Shire Office on 08 9928 1102, or drop by the office and speak to someone at Reception to complete an Application Form. Alternatively, you can download a Form right here.
We have introduced these forms to ensure that all requests go through a central point of contact and are properly captured in our booking system. This will help to ensure that requested items or facilities are ready when needed and allow us to keep better track of how our resources are used.
If you want to book something, or simply have a question about the booking process, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 08 9928 1102 or come and see us on 21 Victoria Street. Thank you.
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 mean some changes in the way our tip operates.
When will it start?
Due to unforeseen staffing shortages and the potential impacts of Tropical Cyclone Seroja, operations will now commence on Monday 19 April 2021.
How will it operate?
The site will be staffed by Cleanaway, who manage local rubbish collection. Upon entry, you are required to visit the site shed and the staff member will provide you with directions for the disposal of your rubbish. There will be signage on site to assist.
What does this mean for opening hours?
As the site will be manned, opening hours will be restricted. Based on feedback from previous community surveys, the Shire will be adopting the following hours initially:
Tuesday: 8am – 12pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 12pm
Saturday: 9am – 12pm
Sunday: 9am – 12pm
As this is a new arrangement, we will monitor these hours and they may be reviewed in the future.
Will it cost anything?
Initially, no. The intent is to keep the use of the facility free for Mingenew residents and ratepayers. There may be charges introduced for non-resident and ratepayers to dump their rubbish in Mingenew.
Will all waste be accepted?
No. Due to the cost involved with disposal of asbestos and tyres, these items will no longer be permitted to be dumped.
You can find out more, including viewing a copy of the site Environmental Management Plan, below. You can also contact the Shire directly for more information on 08 9928 1102 or by emailing email@example.com.
CBH/Townsite Heavy Vehicle Access
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 realignment of both the Midlands Road and Mingenew-Morawa Road to improve accessibility.
This is a medium- to long-term project which will require significant external funding to complete. As such we anticipate several years of planning and obtaining funding before any physical roadworks would take place. As we are looking at a long-term solution for the town, it’s appropriate that it be given due consideration and planning.
Food Permit Applications
Public Interest Disclosures (PID)
Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act)
The PID Act enables people to make disclosures about wrongdoing within the state public sector, local government and public universities without fear of reprisal. The Act aims to ensure openness and accountability in government by encouraging people to make disclosures by maintaining confidentiality and providing immunity from detrimental action.
What is a public interest disclosure?
A disclosure must relate to a matter of public interest and tend to show wrongdoing by a public body.
What is a public body?
- A public authority (State Government, local government, public university etc);
- A public officer (Employee of a public authority, a minister, a member of parliament, a judicial officer, a police officer, a holder of office under the State);
- A public sector contractor (a person or organisation engaged by a public authority).
What is a wrongdoing?
- Improper conduct;
- Offence under State Law;
- Substantial misuse of public resources;
- Substantial mismanagement of public resources;
- Substantial risk to public health, safety or the environment;
- Matter of administration that can be investigated by the State Ombudsman.
Who can make a disclosure?
Anyone who believes on reasonable grounds that the information they have is or may be true can make a disclosure, including an employee of a public authority and a member of the public.
How do I make a disclosure?
Your disclosure must be made to a proper authority.
Who is a proper authority?
- The PID Officer within the public authority where the wrongdoing occurred;
- A Police Officer;
- Corruption and Crime Commission;
- WA Ombudsman;
- Auditor General.
- PID Officer, Shire of Mingenew: Nils Hay (08) 9928 1102
- For further information about public interest disclosures click here
- The Public Sector Commission’s Guide for Disclosers can be accessed here
Alternatively call the PID Advice and Referral Line: 1800 355 835