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, and we want feedback from our community and those who utilise our tip to help to inform this process. You can view our Draft Environmental Plan here.
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.
Community Assistance Scheme
Our Community Assistance Scheme is currently closed for applications. It will reopen during the 2019-20 Financial Year.
Due to the significant increase in the commercial service water charges being introduced by the Water Corporation, and a desire to better control commercial access to standpipes, the Shire of Mingenew has chosen to classify one of the two existing standpipes as Local Authority standpipes and padlock them as of 1 July 2019. This standpipe, located on the corner of Linthorne and George Streets (opposite the Shire Depot) can only be used by the Shire, during emergency fire events and declared times of drought. Water availability for a fire emergency will remain the same, with all Bush Fire Control Officers (BFCO’s) being issued with a key to unlock the fire control padlocks.
The need to have a standpipe to provide water to the community is important. The standpipe identified to provide this service is to be the one located on Victoria Road Mingenew, on the southern edge of town (past the Shenton Street Intersection). This standpipe will be classed as a commercial standpipe for the purchase of water and will attract a higher charge for water consumption than that of the Local Authority standpipe.
Customers wishing to purchase water from the commercial standpipe will need to visit the Shire Office to gain access, and fees will apply.
This standpipe will also be available for firefighting. There is no charge for water used during a fire event.
The proposed changes in water charges by the Water Corporation on rural fixed water standpipes have necessitated LGA to make changes on the way they manage their standpipe assets so as to:
- Recognise that water is a valuable, but scarce commodity;
- Provide a cost efficient standpipe service to the public and other users with a user pay system that can be effectively monitored;
- Provide water during fire emergencies; and
- Provide water to farmers in times of declared drought.
The changes to standpipes are planned to take effect from 1 July 2019 with the current arrangement for standpipes to remain in place until that time. Should you need further clarification or wish to comment then please direct your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 08 9928 1102.
Notice outlining changes to standpipe access
Maps showing standpipe locations