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Mingenew Tourist Centre Lease - Expressions of Interest

In previous years Mingenew’s Tourist and Promotions Committee volunteers have manned the building during wildflower season, but a year-on-year reduction in volunteer availability – and increase in visitors – has meant that this year we will be trialling a different model.

The Tourist Centre will be made available for an individual, group, business or organisation to lease – and utilise as they wish, provided that during tourist season the building be open, and the occupants assist with the provision of tourist information.

Any interested parties are encouraged to read the Expression of Interest notice below, and – if you wish to apply – complete the EoI Form and return it to the Shire.

Expressions of Interest will be received up to 9.00 am Monday 12 July 2021 and the matter will be decided at the 21 July 2021 Council Meeting.

Any enquiries, regarding the Expression of Interest process, including requests to inspect the building, should be directed to Erin Greaves, Governance Officer:
T: 9928 1102
E: governance@mingenew.wa.gov.au

Mingenew Tourist Centre EoI Notice Download
Mingenew Tourist Centre EoI Form Download

Public Communications

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.

Community Register Apply Online Download

Facilities

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.

Application for hire of Autumn centre Download
Application to hire rec centre and new pavilion Download
Application for equipment hire Download
Application to hire community bus Download

Waste Management

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?

It commenced on 8 June 2021.

How does 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:

Monday:           Closed

Tuesday:          8am – 12pm

Wednesday:      1pm – 5pm

Thursday:          Closed

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.

More Information

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 enquiries@mingenew.wa.gov.au.

Draft Environmental Management Plan Download
Transfer Station FAQ Document Download
Waste Service Request Form Download
Waste Service Reduction Request Form Download

Works

Application for Private Works Download

Cemetery

Burial Rights - What You Need to Know Download
Application for Burial (of Coffin) Download
Application for Burial (of Ashes) Download
Application for Funeral Directors Licence Download
Application for Monumental Works (part 1) Download
Application to Renew Right of Burial Download
Appllication to Reserve Cemetery Site Download

Food Permit Applications

Application for food permit Download

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.

Useful contacts?

  • 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

The Public Sector Commission’s Guide for Disclosers Download

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 cdo@mingenew.wa.gov.au.

CAS 20-21 Application Form Download
Acquittal Report Download
Sample Funding Agreement Download

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.

Click here to download our FAQ document to find out about the project and the kind of feedback we are looking for. You can view a copy of the initial draft map here.

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.

Heavy Vehicle Access FAQ Download
Draft Road Mud Map Download

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