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Murray Delivers 2014/15 Budget to Build Sustainable Future

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 11:38am

The Shire of Murray continues to power forward as a hyper-growth district, after Council recently resolved its 2014/15 budget to undertake its largest capital works programme to date.   Murray is growing at a rapid pace of 5% per annum and its current population is estimated to increase from 16,000 to approximately 40,000 over the next 15 years.  

Pinjarra Road Temporary Closure

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 11:11am

Please be advised that a section of Pinjarra Road between Murray and George Street in Pinjarra will be closed between 6:30am - 5:30pm on Thursday 31 July and Friday 1 August due to the Pinjarra Junction Shopping Centre redevelopment.   

Road Safety Message Rolled out on Shire Verges

Monday, 28 July 2014 - 10:48am

In a bid to promote road safety, the Shire of Murray has embarked on a campaign to encourage drivers to slow down in local streets.   Safety stickers are currently being rolled out on general waste bins throughout the Shire to ask drivers to ‘Please slow down. Consider our kids’.  

NBN rollout advances in Western Australia

Monday, 28 July 2014 - 10:34am

NBN Co has announced construction is underway to build the National Broadband Network (NBN) for an additional 12,400 homes and businesses across five regions in Western Australia.   NBN will be rolled out using fixed line technologies across the Peel region.   This continues the momentum of the NBN rollout across the state, with over 15,600 residents and business owners already connected to the network.*  

Green Waste Verge Collection

Monday, 30 June 2014 - 10:25am

Murray Residents are encouraged to ready their green waste in time for the upcoming Green Waste Verge Collection from 7 – 25 July, 2014.  

Extended tourism services for Pinjarra

Monday, 23 June 2014 - 2:54pm

Visitors to the Shire of Murray will now have access to a seven day tourist information service at Edenvale Heritage Precinct.   The transformation of the Pinjarra Visitor Centre to a tourist information service in the Murray Arts and Craft retail shop at the Edenvale Heritage Precinct has enabled an increase from the former five day service to a seven day service.  

Peel Regional Leaders Forum seeks funding for Peel future

Monday, 23 June 2014 - 1:32pm

The Peel Regional Leaders Forum (PRLF) will lobby the State Government to ensure Peel receives a fair portion of funding for key strategic projects from the latest Royalties for Regions and Regional Blueprints funding announced in the 2014-15 State Budget.  

Sport and Recreation Clubs Receive a Helping Hand

Monday, 16 June 2014 - 10:18am

Local sport and recreation clubs in the Shires of Murray and Waroona will soon receive much needed support and training as part of the State Government’s 2014-16 Club Development Officer Scheme.   Thanks to funding from the Department of Sport and Recreation, the services of a Club Development Officer (CDO) have been secured for a two year period for Sporting and Recreation Clubs within Murray and Waroona.

LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival a crowd pleaser

Monday, 9 June 2014 - 11:42am

LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival a crowd pleaser                  Thousands of people flocked to Pinjarra over the WA Day long weekend to take part in the excitement of the 2014 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival and coinciding community events.   Locals and visitors immersed themselves in the sights and delights of Murray’s largest free community festival.

Dog and Cat Registration Checks

Monday, 26 May 2014 - 1:45pm

Shire Rangers are currently undertaking cat and dog registration door knocks across the Shire of Murray.   Dog and cat owners are urged to comply with both the Dog Act 1976 and Cat Act 2011 to avoid being issued infringements of up to $200.  

Local Government Reform

Monday, 12 May 2014 - 10:18am

Local Government reform has been on the State Government’s agenda since early 2009.   Recently there has been a particular focus on the Perth metropolitan area. Whilst the Shire was not involved initially, there is now a proposal presented by the Minister for LocalGovernment and Communities that could affect the size of our district boundary.

Storm Safe Week

Monday, 12 May 2014 - 10:00am

Are you Storm Safe?   As we head into the wet and windy winter season the Shire of Murray encourages the community to adopt a proactive, storm-ready strategy.  

Murray Voulunteer Sundowner

Monday, 12 May 2014 - 9:54am

Celebrating our Volunteers   The selfless contributions of Australia’s volunteers will be celebrated across the nation as part of National Volunteer Week from 12 – 18 May.  

Regional Boating Facility

Friday, 14 February 2014 - 3:24pm

A feasibility study into a regional boating facility within South Yunderup is well underway. The study will explore the potential of building a boat ramp and launching area that can service the growing population in South Yunderup and the wider region. The Shire has successfully applied for State Government funding from the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme, managed by the Department of Transport and supported by Royalties for Regions.  

Banners in the Terrace 2014

Friday, 14 February 2014 - 12:02pm

Would you like to represent the Shire of Murray in WA’s biggest community arts project?   The Shire is calling all local artists, schools and community groups to register their interest to participate in the 2014 Banners in the Terrace Competition.   The winning banner will receive $200 and be displayed at the WA Local Government Convention and Trade Exhibition 2014 in Perth.

Kidsport Registrations Open

Friday, 14 February 2014 - 12:00pm

Get up to $200 towards club fees!   The Department of Sport and Recreation is now accepting registrations from eligible kids for the 2014 season of Kidsport.   Complete an application form and return to your club or the Shire’s admin office for processing, don’t forget to include a copy of your Health Care of Pension Concession card.