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Primary Producer Rates Concession

Friday, 20 March 2015 - 4:54pm

Applications for the Primary Producers Rates Concession 2015/16 are now open.   The concession is available for Primary Producers who reside in Murray, operate an approved rural pursuit and pay Shire rates on rural zoned land. Eligible applicants must have generated and claimed an assessable primary production income of more than $20 000 from the property in their tax return last financial year.

Win $1000 by completing our Strategic Community Plan survey!

Friday, 20 March 2015 - 4:53pm

The Shire is currently developing the draft Murray 2025 Strategic Community Plan and would like your input to help shape the future of our community. The Plan will guide the Shire’s decision making and capture the community’s vision for the next ten years. The Plan will ensure the community remains strong, diverse and vibrant, whilst continuing to deliver an enticing location to live, recreate and invest.

Clean Up Australia Day 2015

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 11:56am

Thanks to Clean Up Australia Day volunteer efforts, areas in the Shire of Murray are beautiful once again.   The Shire of Murray’s Clean Up Australia Day event took place on Friday 6 March, 2015. Volunteers fished shopping trollies out of the Murray River, downstream from the iconic swing bridge and collected general waste from the Battle of Pinjarra site and Cantwell Park.  

Community to Benefit from Solar Savings

Friday, 13 March 2015 - 4:27pm

The Shire of Murray has made further progress in its commitment to environmental sustainability.   Recently, 48 photovoltaic cells (solar panels) have been installed at the Shire of Murray Administration Building. The system which has been operational since 9 March, has a 12kW power output and has the potential to produce 18 320W per annum.  

Peel Region Cycle Instead Bikeweek 14 - 29 March 2015

Friday, 27 February 2015 - 1:47pm

A fortnight of cycling activities are being offered in the Peel Region between 14 and 29 March in celebration of Bike Week 2015. There is something to suit all ages and abilities and most activities are free.  

Asset Management Survey

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 4:05pm

The Shire of Murray is undertaking a survey on its infrastructure and is seeking your input.   The results of the survey will be used to ascertain whether infrastructure such as parks, waterway facilities, bridges, footpaths and drainage are meeting the community’s needs and expectations. The data will also guide Council’s future decision making in relation to the services the Shire provides.

Volunteers Needed for Clean Up

Monday, 23 February 2015 - 2:44pm

Murray residents are urged to give back to the community and take part in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day pick-ups on Sunday 1 March and Friday 6 March, 2015.   Friends of Rivers Peel, the Peel Harvey Catchment Council in partnership with Alcoa of Australia and the Shire of Murray, are seeking volunteers to participate in Australia’s largest community based environmental event.  

Ordinary Council Meeting Schedule 2015

Monday, 16 February 2015 - 11:08am

The Shire of Murray has implemented a new structure for holding Council meetings.   Ordinary Council meetings will now take place on both the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 9:00am.   The previous Planning, Policy and Strategy (PPS) meeting will no longer be held.  

Murray Community Art Mural Project

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 12:59pm

Renowned local artist Robert Ewing has been engaged by the Shire of Murray to coordinate a major community art project.   Mr Ewing will facilitate workshops with pupils from Pinjarra Primary School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School to capture artistic contributions that will culminate in a 24m long public artwork that will be displayed in front of the Exchange Hotel during its redevelopment.

Pinjarra Multipurpose Community Facility

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 4:32pm

Construction of the Pinjarra Multipurpose Community Facility will be completed shortly.   The Shire of Murray’s Councillors, President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as representatives from the Home and Community Care Centre (HACC) and the Pinjarra Bowling and Recreation Club visited the site off Dixon Avenue recently to inspect the project’s progress.  

Councils Working Together to Achieve Reform

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 - 11:18am

Staff from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, City of Armadale and Shire of Murray are preparing to implement structural and operational changes to meet Local Government Reform boundary changes on 1 July 2015.  

Australia Day, Shire of Murray, Peel

Shire of Murray Celebrates Australia Day 2015

Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 4:35pm

Crowds of locals gathered at Edenvale for the Shire of Murray and Pinjarra Lions Club Australia Day celebrations.   Participants enjoyed a delicious Aussie BBQ breakfast served by the Pinjarra Lions Club and live entertainment from Lionel.  

Murray’s Youth Strategy

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 1:48pm

Community feedback is being sought for the Shire’s future Youth Strategy.   Commencing in the first week of February, the Shire will conduct a number of one-on-one meetings and workshops with local youth, community members and service providers to assess the achievements and opportunities from its Youth Strategy 2010 – 2015.  

Save the date for this year’s Pinjarra Festival

Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 3:33pm

  Murray’s largest community event, the Pinjarra Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday 30 and 31 May, 2015.   This year’s festival will be held at the iconic Edenvale Homestead in Pinjarra on the Western Australia Day long weekend. The festival will showcase the vibrant and culturally rich elements of the Shire of Murray.    

Governor's Orders for Local Government Reform

Friday, 9 January 2015 - 8:56am

The Governor's Orders confirming local government reform changes for Western Australia were published by the Department of Local Government and Communities in the WA Government Gazette (No.208) on 24 December, 2014.  

Seniors’ Health and Lifestyle Expo 2014

Friday, 21 November 2014 - 4:44pm

The Murray Leisure Centre was abuzz with activity as seniors flocked through the doors for the Shire’s Seniors’ Health and Lifestyle Expo on Monday 10 November, 2014.   The Expo was a crowd pleaser, drawing people from across Murray and the greater Peel region to the annual event.  

Shire of Murray Community Guide: Out Now

Friday, 7 November 2014 - 4:45pm

The redeveloped Shire of Murray Community Guide is now available online.   The guide provides the contact details of local community and government groups/organisations responsible for the provision of community services, sport and recreation, arts and culture, youth education and training and health services in Murray.   

Local Government Minister Announces Reform for WA

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 12:06pm

The State Government today announced its decision on reform for Perth’s metropolitan local governments.   It has foreshadowed a City of Perth Act to recognise the State capital and its intention to cut the number of local governments from 30 to 16.  

Murray Regional Equestrian Centre Stage One Construction

Friday, 17 October 2014 - 4:54pm

Construction on the Murray Regional Equestrian Centre will commence shortly following Council’s endorsement of the Masterplan and Stage One works at its September meeting.   “The Centre will eventually be a state of the art regional facility that will boost the regional economy, creating additional jobs and increased visitor numbers and spending in the region.