Shire of Murray https://www.murray.wa.gov.au Thu, 20 Sep 2018 05:20:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Speed Warning Signs Debut in South Yunderup https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/speed-warning-signs-debut-in-south-yunderup/ Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:08:32 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=20618 The post Speed Warning Signs Debut in South Yunderup appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Community groups in Murray have taken an active stand against speeding in their communities, through the acquisition of portable speed warning signs.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, speeding has been a frequent topic of discussion during Community Safety and Crime Prevention Group meetings.

“Studies have proven that placement of speed warning signs, reduces overall average speed of vehicles in the respective location, and the group therefore selected the signs as an effective tool to address concerns,” Cr. Bolt said.

In June South Yunderup Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc. (SYRRA) with the support of Coolup and North Pinjarra Progress Associations, North Yunderup Community Association and Ravenswood Community Group, secured over $10,000 in funding from the Pinjarra Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, as part of the Bendigo Bank Partnership Fund.

With additional funding from the Shire of Murray, the Community Safety and Crime Prevention group were able to purchase two signs, which were installed along South Yunderup Road, in early September officially realising the commencement of the Bendigo Bank Speed Reduction Program.

SYRRA Chairman Alastair McKechnie, was happy to see the program rolled out in South Yunderup after months of hard work.

“The signs will be shared amongst problematic roads within localities around the Shire,” Mr. McKechnie said.

According to Pinjarra Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, Customer Relationship Manager Natalie Myers, safety in the community is paramount.

“We are thrilled to be part of this project and excited to see the positive impact it will have in our community,” Ms. Myers said.

The Bendigo Bank Speed Reduction Program was acknowledged as one of the top projects for community collaboration under the Bendigo Bank Partnership Fund.

The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Group will manage the redeployment of the signs on an as needed basis.

The Group comprises local Police, Shire of Murray Rangers and officers as well as representatives from local progress associations, Roadwise and School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA).

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T18/04 – Cleaning of Public Buildings https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/t18-04-cleaning-public-buildings/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 23:30:40 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=20500 The post T18/04 – Cleaning of Public Buildings appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Invitation to Tender

T18/04 – Cleaning of Public Buildings

Tenders are invited from suitably experienced and qualified persons or businesses to provide cleaning services for public buildings within the Shire of Murray.

Copies of the tender documents may be obtained by contacting Mr. Kane Morley, Senior Building Maintenance/Surveyor on (08) 9531 7731 or via email to mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au.

Tenders shall be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, clearly endorsed with the Tender number and description.

The tender closes at 2:00pm on Monday 8 October, 2018. Tenders may be lodged in the Tender Box situated in the foyer of the Shire of Murray Administration Office at 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday, or mailed to PO Box 21, Pinjarra, WA 6208.

Late tenders or those sent by email or facsimile will not be accepted. Canvassing of Councillors will automatically disqualify tenderers from the tender process.

Council reserves the right to reject any or all of the tenders submitted and the lowest tender will not necessarily be accepted.

The Shire will not be submitting an in-house tender for T18/04.

Dean Unsworth

Chief Executive Officer

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Securing Quality of Life in Murray https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/securing-quality-life-murray/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 04:10:35 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=20513 The post Securing Quality of Life in Murray appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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An innovative plan to realise the community’s vision for quality lifestyle, through export-oriented income, will be implemented in the Shire of Murray.

The Shire of Murray Economic Strategy 2018-2022, the first standalone strategy of its kind for the district, sets the framework for economic development and capacity building in the Shire, to deliver strong investment flows, employment, growth in export-oriented income, knowledge generation, economic diversification and a strong local brand.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the Strategy describes the Shire’s vision, mission and strategic objectives for achieving prosperity via long-term economic growth and industry diversification.

“An improved quality of life for Murray residents is directly related to external revenue flows into the Shire through exports and the Economic Strategy highlights the importance of focusing on sectors that have an export element,” Cr. Bolt said.

The Strategy identifies four key factors for success including knowledge and innovation, export income and investment, capacity and infrastructure and identity and communication.

The strategy assumes that strong results in these areas will ensure significant expansion in economic activity.

The success factors will be targeted through seven key priority program areas of tourism and visitation, centres and place making, science and research, food and agri-business, arts, culture and events, energy and resources and community building.

“The Shire of Murray is well positioned in each of these areas to deliver favourable outcomes for the local economy and community,” Cr. Bolt added.

The Strategy links program areas to local strengths and advantages, to increase propensity to deliver economic growth.

Historically, Shire of Murray Strategic Community Plans have captured the district’s economic growth objectives and initiatives.

Several major developments however demonstrated the requirement for the Shire to develop a standalone, more comprehensive economic strategy outside of this Plan.

The release of the Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million planning strategy highlighted the need for Local Governments, especially where substantial growth is anticipated, to have long-term strategies and plans for economic development.

The progression of the Transform Peel and Dwellingup National Trials Centre projects as well as the Shire’s emerging relationship with the City of Mandurah to promote the Mandurah Murray functional region as a key growth area, further demonstrated the necessity for the Strategy.

“Additionally, conditions for economic development in the Peel region require improvement, to support international trade agreements, the State’s desire to broaden the WA economic base away from a singular mining focus, and the strategic position of Peel relative to the Perth Metropolitan region.

“It is also necessary to improve conditions on a district and Mandurah Murray sub-regional level to accommodate continuous urban growth and a number of key strategic initiatives underway in the Shire,” Cr. Bolt said.

The Shire has articulated the strategy in line with the development of its new Local Planning Strategy and associated review of the its Town Planning Scheme, to ensure the achievement of a modern, flexible and responsive Town Planning system to support future economic development in the Shire and Peel region.

The strategy is conscious of the economic potential associated with the Shire of Murray’s natural asset base and the importance of looking after these assets and natural systems.

“The strategy implies significant change and will therefore be progressively integrated into the Shire’s business and corporate planning processes.

“It further requires community understanding and ownership, as well as private capital to respond to emerging opportunities.

“The successful achievement of the specified goals can disrupt the ‘business as usual’ path of the local economy to bring about real economic growth and transformative change,” Cr. Bolt said.

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Plan to Protect and Activate Edenvale https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/plan-protect-activate-edenvale/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 04:05:21 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=20509 The post Plan to Protect and Activate Edenvale appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Edenvale Homestead’s standing as one of Murray’s premier tourist sites and event spaces, will be secured through sustainable maintenance and activation, as part of a recently adopted management plan.

The Edenvale Landscape Management Plan endorsed by Council at its August meeting, provides a clear framework for the sustainable management of vegetation, drainage and pedestrian movement, for the entire heritage precinct inclusive of Edenvale and Liveringa Homesteads, St John’s Church, the Old School and Schoolmaster’s House and surrounding Glebe Land.

Edenvale Homestead is an important Western Australian landmark reflecting the early pioneer life of the district, and was once home to the former Premier of Western Australia Sir Ross McLarty who lived at the homestead during his childhood and for most of his political life.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the Plan is essential to protecting the precinct’s integrity and historic significance whilst ensuring its activation both during the day and at night, through improvements to lighting, street appeal, accessibility and walkability.

“Edenvale Homestead and the surrounding heritage assets are of significant value to community members and are important components in the Shire’s tourism and event mix.

“The Plan will ensure the precinct’s landscape continues to contribute to the heritage significance of the area, whilst creating an amenable destination for visitors, bolstering economic opportunities for Murray,” Cr. Bolt said.

The Plan comprises several components including a Landscape Management Plan, Key Element Plan and a Sustainable Management Plan and was developed in close consultation with key community members and user group representatives.

The plan was developed to address a number of practical site issues, including poor drainage and excess water around heritage structures, a poor path network with uneven surfaces providing insufficient linkage between buildings and amenities, and materials and/or colour schemes utilised without consideration of the heritage aesthetics.

The Plan makes provisions for the replacement of existing mature vegetation, stipulates the circumstances under which the vegetation can be removed and provides a species guide for appropriate replacement.

It further guides landscape based development and sets out to remove development inconsistent with or detrimental to the heritage significance of the area, replace existing elements with better suited materials and better disguise essential elements needed for the maintenance and use of the site.

The $2.5million Plan will be rolled out progressively in four stages to achieve 39 key elements, some of which achieve improved pedestrian access and walkability to and around the site and improved integration with surrounding attractions including the shopping centre and Cantwell Park.

Further noteworthy outcomes include lower speed zones in George and Henry Streets, the establishment of a formalised event space, toilet block upgrade and the installation of a timber deck and bench seating to activate the space under the ficus tree to the west of Liveringa Homestead.

In early 2016, the Shire advertised the draft Plan for public consultation.

The Shire received 28 submissions raising a number of issues, namely regarding the proposed closure of Henry Street and sensitivities around the precinct’s heritage significance.

A revised draft was presented to Council in October 2017, where it received in-principle support, subject to further modifications, which included the redesign of Henry Street and surrounding landscape section to create a slow speed shared pedestrian and vehicle space, the relocation of the George Street main facility sign and accompanying landscape works, and minor consequential updates.

“Community participation and feedback has enabled the articulation of a distinct vision for the future of the precinct, to ensure the protection of its rural character and cultural and heritage values,” Cr. Bolt said.

The Edenvale Landscape Management Plan forms part of the Murray 2025 Strategic Community Plan and the Pinjarra Town Centre Revitalisation Plan and is further complimented by the George Street Style Guide.

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MurrE-news Thursday August, 2018 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/murre-news-thursday-august-2018/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:44:02 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=20306 The post MurrE-news Thursday August, 2018 appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Economic Strategy to Secure Quality of Life in Murray

An innovative plan to realise the community’s vision for quality lifestyle, through export-oriented income, will be implemented in the Shire of Murray.

The Shire of Murray Economic Strategy 2018-2022, the first standalone strategy of its kind for the district, sets the framework for economic development and capacity building in the Shire, to deliver strong investment flows, employment, growth in export-oriented income, knowledge generation, economic diversification and a strong local brand.

The Strategy describes the Shire’s vision, mission and strategic objectives for achieving prosperity via long term economic growth and industry diversification.

An improved quality of life for Murray residents is directly related to external revenue flows into the Shire through exports and the Economic Strategy highlights the importance of focusing on sectors that have an export element.

The Strategy identifies four key factors for success including knowledge and innovation, export income and investment, capacity and infrastructure and identity and communication.

The strategy assumes that strong results in these areas will ensure significant expansion in economic activity.

The success factors will be targeted through seven key priority program areas of tourism and visitation, centres and place making, science and research, food and agri-business, arts, culture and events, energy and resources and community building.

The Shire of Murray is well positioned in each of these areas to deliver favourable outcomes for the local economy and community, with the Strategy linking program areas to local strengths and advantages, to increase propensity.

Historically, Shire of Murray Strategic Community Plans have captured the district’s economic growth objectives and initiatives.

Several major developments however demonstrated the requirement for the Shire to develop a standalone, more comprehensive economic strategy outside of this Plan.

The release of the Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million planning strategy highlighted the need for Local Governments, especially where substantial growth is anticipated, to have long-term strategies and plans for economic development.

The progression of the Transform Peel and Dwellingup National Trials Centre projects as well as the Shire’s emerging relationship with the City of Mandurah to promote the Mandurah Murray functional region as a key growth area, further demonstrated the necessity for the Strategy.

Additionally, conditions for economic development in the Peel region require improvement, to support international trade agreements, the State’s desire to broaden the WA economic base away from a singular mining focus, and the strategic position of Peel relative to the Perth Metropolitan region.

It is also necessary to improve conditions on a district and Mandurah Murray sub-regional level to accommodate continuous urban growth and a number of key strategic initiatives underway in the Shire.

The Shire has articulated the strategy in line with the development of its new Local Planning Strategy and associated review of the its Town Planning Scheme, to ensure the achievement of a modern, flexible and responsive Town Planning system to support future economic development in the Shire and Peel region.

The Strategy is conscious of the economic potential associated with the Shire of Murray’s natural asset base and the importance of looking after these assets and natural systems.

With significant change anticipated, the Strategy will be progressively integrated into the Shire’s business and corporate planning processes, with community understanding and ownership required, as well as private capital to respond to emerging opportunities.

The successful achievement of the specified goals can disrupt the ‘business as usual’ path of the local economy to bring about real economic growth and transformative change.

To view a copy of the Shire of Murray Economic Strategy 2018-2022, click here.

Courthouse to be Activated by Pinjarra Connect

The former Pinjarra Courthouse is on its way to becoming a community co-creating, co-working space.

At the August Council Meeting, Shire of Murray Councillors approved the use of the building as Pinjarra Makers House, a concept put forward in a submission by place-making group Pinjarra Connect in response to a recent expressions of interest process.

The proposed use provides a space for individuals from small or home businesses to work and collaborate in a more social setting, increasing activation in Pinjarra whilst generating business activity.

The submission is consistent with Council’s intention for the building and supports the Pinjarra Town Centre Revitalisation Plan, which features the Courthouse as an integral component of the identified Heritage and Arts Precinct.

Pinjarra Connect’s submission emphasised the need for Pinjarra to demonstrate its propensity to welcome, accommodate and support local entrepreneurs, creatives and people in the community who are prepared to work together to bring about positive change.

The group hope to establish a centre that accommodates a range of purposes by multiple individuals and groups.

The submission proposes four uses for the building including a seven day per week artist in residence, rotating on a monthly basis and operating between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Artists could produce, display and sell their artwork and undertake art workshops.

The second use concerns the establishment of a meeting room facility for local small business operators, individuals and community groups for the purposes of meetings and teleconferences.

The third proposed use relates to the setup of an internal and external workshop space for resident artists, community groups, small businesses and individuals, to cater for a variety of workshops, meetings, small events, exhibitions and/or business incubation purposes.

The final use suggested is a visitor information area providing brochures, maps and itineraries for a range of visitor experiences.

An initial $5,000 investment by the Shire of Murray will assist with the fitout of the centre, including in particular furniture, IT and basic landscaping in the rear courtyard.

The use has been approved for a two year period and is subject to further clarity regarding operating details including establishment and operational costs and self-sustainability considerations.

Council further resolved to encourage the group to work with the community to establish volunteer-based visitor serving at the centre.

Edenvale Landscape Management Plan to Protect Precinct’s Integrity

Edenvale Homestead’s standing as one of the Shire’s premier tourist sites and event spaces, will be secured through sustainable maintenance and activation, as part of a recently adopted management plan.

The Edenvale Landscape Management Plan endorsed by Council at its August meeting, provides a clear framework for the sustainable management of vegetation, drainage and pedestrian movement, for the entire heritage precinct inclusive of Liveringa Homestead, St John’s Church, the Old School and Schoolmaster’s House and surrounding Glebe Land.

The Plan is essential to protecting the precinct’s integrity whilst ensuring its activation both during the day and at night, through improvements to lighting, street appeal, accessibility and walkability.

Edenvale Homestead and the surrounding heritage assets are of significant value to community members and are important components in the Shire’s tourism and event mix.

The Plan will ensure the precinct’s landscape continues to contribute to the heritage significance of the area, whilst creating an amenable destination for visitors, bolstering economic opportunities for Murray.

The Plan comprises several components including a Landscape Management Plan, Key Element Plan and a Sustainable Management Plan and was developed in close consultation with key community members and user group representatives.

The Plan was developed to address a number of practical site issues, including poor drainage and excess water around heritage structures, a poor path network with uneven surfaces providing insufficient linkage between buildings and amenities, and materials and/or colour schemes utilised without consideration of the heritage aesthetics.

The Plan makes provisions for the replacement of existing mature vegetation, stipulates the circumstances under which the vegetation can be removed and provides a species guide for appropriate replacement.

It further guides landscape based development and sets out to remove development inconsistent with or detrimental to the heritage significance of the area, replace existing elements with better suited materials and better disguise essential elements needed for the maintenance and use of the site.

The $2.5million Plan will be rolled out progressively in four stages to achieve 39 key elements, some of which achieve improved pedestrian access and walkability to and around the site and improved integration with surrounding attractions including the shopping centre and Cantwell Park.

Stage One:

Stage One:

Stage Three:

Stage Four:

Further noteworthy outcomes include lower speed zones in George and Henry Streets, the establishment of a formalised event space, toilet block upgrade and the installation of a timber deck and bench seating to activate the space under the ficus tree to the west of Liveringa Homestead.

In early 2016, the Shire advertised the draft Plan for public consultation.

The Shire received 28 submissions raising a number of issues, namely regarding the proposed closure of Henry Street and sensitivities around the precinct’s heritage significance.

A revised draft was presented to Council in October 2017, where it received in-principle support, subject to further modifications, which included the redesign of Henry Street and surrounding landscape section to create a slow speed shared pedestrian and vehicle space, the relocation of the George Street main facility sign and accompanying landscape works, and minor consequential updates.

Landscape Master Plan:

Henry Street Shared Space:

Community participation and feedback has enabled the articulation of a distinct vision for the future of the precinct, to ensure the protection of its rural character and cultural and heritage values.

The Edenvale Landscape Management Plan forms part of the Murray 2025 Strategic Community Plan and the Pinjarra Town Centre Revitalisation Plan and is further complimented by the George Street Style Guide.

To view the plan, click here.

Enticing Incentives for Up-Front Rate Payments

The stakes for up-front rate payments are extra sweet for the 2018/19 financial year, with a prize pool of over $3,570 up for grabs as part of the Shire of Murray’s annual Rates Incentive Scheme.

Thanks to the support of several local and intrastate businesses, ratepayers who pay their rates in full before 21 September, 2018 will be automatically entered into the draw to win one of 17 prizes, the most on offer in the history of the scheme.

Timely rate payments enable a smoother funding process for projects and allow the Shire to continue strengthening infrastructure and planning for the district’s future.

The Shire of Murray also offers a rates smoothing payment plan for ratepayers preferring to pay their rates through weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments. For further information and to register, contact the Shire’s Rate’s department on (08) 9531 7777.

Locals Dig in to Green Murray

Thumbs shone green in Murray, for the Shire’s annual tree planting initiative, which saw over 10,000 tubestock across 10 different species, planted at various locations throughout the district.

The most recent of the planting events took place at George Brook Reserve, Ravenswood with students from Dwellingup, Carcoola, North Dandalup and Riverside Primary Schools.

A further three events were held at the end of June and early August with North Dandalup Primary School students at North Dandalup Reserve, Pinjarra Primary School and Peel Language Development School students at Morni Kemp Park and John Tonkin College students at George Brook Reserve.

The four planting events transpired through respective partnerships with Landcare SJ, Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group, Men of the Trees Peel Branch and Greening Australia, with funding from MZI Resources and Alcoa.

The Shire’s tree planting initiative also enjoyed the support of Accor Hotels through its Plant for the Planet initiative, with several staff members from nearby member hotels attending George Brook Reserve on Friday 10 August.

The success of the Shire’s 2018 planting efforts is attributed to the 400 plus willing participants from local and visiting schools as well as the Accor Hotels staff.

Participants displayed a keen interest in environmental conservation and sustainability and gained a deeper understanding of the complexity and importance of our environment, thanks to the dedicated representatives of our partner organisations.

Through Men of the Trees Peel Branch, Caroola, Riverside and North Dandalup Primary School students also sowed and nurtured a portion of the stock planted during the events, on site at their respective schools.

To find out more about the Shire’s annual tree planting program, contact Coordinator Environmental Services Tom Lerner on (08) 9531 7777.

Food Sensations For Adults

When: 10:00am – 12:30pm Thursdays 18 and 25 October, 1 and 8 November
Where: Shire of Murray Civic Centre 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra

Shire of Murray residents interested in gaining hands on nutritional and cooking experience are invited to attend Food Sensations For Adults, a four week program kicking off in Murray this October supported by Foodbank WA.

Over four weekly sessions, Foodbank WA’s Public Health Nutritionist Nicole Ingram will educate attendees on the importance of cooking nutritious food, explain how to read food labels and how to budget for healthy foods as well as how to effectively plan meals.

This free program includes four two and a half hour sessions with the first hour covering a nutrition education topic, followed by a hands-on cooking experience.

To register contact the Shire of Murray’s Health and Building Services Coordinator Phil Steven on (08) 9531 7606 or meh@murray.wa.gov.au.

For further information about Food Sensations For Adults contact Foodbank WA’s Public Health Nutritionist Nicole Ingram on 0419208048 or Nicole.ingram@foodbankwa.org.au.

Spots are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.

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Proposed Caravan, Camping, Park Home and Chalet/Cabin Park, Lot 460 South Western Highway, Pinjarra https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/proposed-caravan-camping-park-home-chalet-cabin-park-lot-460-south-western-highway-pinjarra/ Tue, 28 Aug 2018 23:30:20 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=20264 The post Proposed Caravan, Camping, Park Home and Chalet/Cabin Park, Lot 460 South Western Highway, Pinjarra appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Proposed Caravan, Camping, Park Home and Chalet/Cabin Park, Lot 460 South Western Highway, Pinjarra

Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Murray is in receipt of a development application relating to the subject site which proposes the following:

• 40 caravan bays
• 76 camping sites
• 63 chalet/cabins
• 181 park homes
• associated facilities

Copies of the application and supporting documentation are available for inspection at the Shire of Murray Administration Office, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra and at the Murray Library, cnr Pinjarra Road and Forrest Street, Pinjarra. Alternatively, the documents can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Murray, PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208. Emailed submissions should be sent to mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au.

Submissions close 4:00pm Wednesday 26 September, 2018.

Dean Unsworth

Chief Executive Officer

Online Submission Form

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Courthouse to be Activated by Pinjarra Connect https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/courthouse-activated-pinjarra-connect/ Mon, 27 Aug 2018 03:34:26 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=20276 The post Courthouse to be Activated by Pinjarra Connect appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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The former Pinjarra Courthouse is on its way to becoming a community co-creating, co-working space.

At the August Council Meeting, Shire of Murray Councillors approved the use of the building as Pinjarra Makers House, a concept put forward in a submission by place-making group Pinjarra Connect in response to a recent expressions of interest process.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the proposed use of the former courthouse and its associated frontage, will provide an opportunity for increased activation, leading to heightened business activity in Pinjarra.

“The proposed use provides a space for people from small or home businesses to work and collaborate in a more social setting.

“The submission is consistent with Council’s intention for the building and supports the Pinjarra Town Centre Revitalisation Plan, which features the Courthouse as an integral component of the identified Heritage and Arts Precinct,” Cr. Bolt said.

Pinjarra Connect’s submission emphasised the need for Pinjarra to demonstrate its propensity to welcome, accommodate and support local entrepreneurs, creatives and people in the community who are prepared to work together to bring about positive change.

The group hope to establish a centre that accommodates a range of purposes by multiple individuals and groups.

The submission proposes four uses for the building including a seven day per week artist in residence, rotating on a monthly basis and operating between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Artists could produce, display and sell their artwork and undertake art workshops.

The second use concerns the establishment of a meeting room facility for local small business operators, individuals and community groups for the purposes of meetings and teleconferences.

The third proposed use relates to the setup of an internal and external workshop space for resident artists, community groups, small businesses and individuals, to cater for a variety of workshops, meetings, small events, exhibitions and/or business incubation purposes.

The final use suggested is a visitor information area providing brochures, maps and itineraries for a range of visitor experiences.

The group modelled the concept on other ‘maker places’ that have been established in locations such as Bunbury (Maker and Co), Geraldton (Pollinators) and Mandurah (Make Place).

An initial $5,000 investment by the Shire of Murray will assist with the fitout of the centre, including in particular furniture, IT and basic landscaping in the rear courtyard.

The use has been approved for a two year period and is subject to further clarity regarding operating details including establishment and operational costs and self-sustainability considerations.

Council further resolved to encourage the group to work with the community to establish volunteer-based visitor serving at the centre.

Background

In February 2018, Council voted in support of calling for expressions of interest from individuals, community groups, arts and crafts groups and current and/or potential business operators to use the Pinjarra Courthouse, with concepts presented to Council for consideration.

Expressions of interest were invited over a six week period concluding on 27 July 2018. Two submissions were received.

Built in 1935, the Pinjarra Courthouse building is an important part of Pinjarra’s heritage.

Its use as a courthouse ceased in 2003 and in 2005, the State Government allocated $200,000 to refurbish the building, transferring ownership to the National Trust (Trust) in 2006.

The Trust recently awarded a long term lease to the Shire of Murray to facilitate the sites use for community purposes.

Pinjarra Connect formed approximately 12 months ago, as an action under the Pinjarra Revitalisation Strategy.

The group’s purpose is to provide local artisans and creative people an opportunity to work with the community to revitalise and activate the Pinjarra Town Centre.

Encouraging greater community engagement and visitor numbers to the main street of Pinjarra is a key focus for the group, who have now successfully run a number of activities and events including Twilight Yoga, Music on the Murray, an outdoor movie night and the Paddle Academy.

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Swim School Instructor (Infant Aquatics) https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/swim-school-instructor-infant-aquatics/ Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:09:56 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=20259 The post Swim School Instructor (Infant Aquatics) appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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About the Role

An opportunity exists for an experienced Infant Aquatics Swim School Instructor to join the Murray Aquatic and Leisure Centre’s team.

The successful applicant will have a genuine passion for teaching (particularly Infant and Preschool Aquatics) and be able to provide a high level of customer service to a diverse range of patrons.

This is a casual position including Saturday classes.

A SW3 level salary of $35.80 per hour (inclusive of casual loading) is on offer for this role, with additional penalties paid for working on Saturday as per the current Shire of Murray (Administration Staff) Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant will have a current AUSTSwim Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics qualification with more than one year’s experience in Infant and Preschool Aquatic teaching.

How to Apply

Please follow the instructions contained within the application package downloadable below.

There is no closing date for this position. Applications will be assessed upon receipt and shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Dean Unsworth
Chief Executive Officer
 
The Shire of Murray is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and encourages applications from diverse cultures and all age groups.

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Funding Available for Murray Not-for-Profits https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/funding-available-murray-not-profits/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:45:16 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=20210 The post Funding Available for Murray Not-for-Profits appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Not-for-profit organisations, associations and groups in the Shire of Murray requiring funding assistance to aid service delivery, host an event or strengthen community capacity, are being encouraged to submit applications as part of round one of the 2018/19 Community Assistance Partnership Fund.

The Fund, a partnership between Alcoa and the Shire of Murray, invites applications three times each financial year with round one closing on Friday 31 August, for projects commencing after 1 November, 2018.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, not-for-profit organisations perform a fundamental role within the district and it is vital that funding is available to build and strengthen their capacity, in turn facilitating sustainable service delivery.

“Through the fund, not-for-profits can apply for up to $3000 each financial year.

“Projects must align with the Shire’s Murray 2025 Strategic Community Plan, fulfilling a community need whilst supporting the district’s strategic direction.”

Community groups can submit funding applications for multiple projects providing the grant request total does not exceed the $3000 limit per group per annum.

Applications for rounds two and three will be invited in November 2018 and March 2019 respectively.

For further information and to download an application form click here or contact the Shire’s Community Development team on (08) 9531 7777 or at mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au.

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Greenlight for Murray River Square and Foreshore Redevelopment Option A https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/greenlight-murray-river-square-foreshore-redevelopment-option/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 01:06:04 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=20104 The post Greenlight for Murray River Square and Foreshore Redevelopment Option A appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Sketch Option A for the Murray River Square and Foreshore Redevelopment has been endorsed by Council, following consideration of feedback received from the community through consultation efforts.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, Option A was one of three sketch options recently presented for public comment.

“It employs a traditional village square approach, with a tree framed open turf area for the Murray River Square providing uninterrupted views from James Street to the grassed slope leading to the Murray River.

“This option is driven by a direct correlation of heritage style materials with the existing built form, and provides maximum flexibility for events.

“EPCAD Landscape Consultants will now proceed in the development of a comprehensive concept plan detailing among other specifics levels, materials, vegetation species and furniture items.

“The concept plan will provide sufficient detail to understand the project scope and enable the preparation of tender documents.

“The final concept plan will be advertised for community consideration, before the concept is considered for adoption by Council,” Cr. Bolt said.

The Shire anticipates that adoption of the plan will occur by November 2018 allowing for the preparation of tender documents, with a view to commence construction in early 2019.

Cr. Bolt further added that the aim for the redevelopment of the Murray River Square and adjacent portion of foreshore is to create a high quality, vibrant, public space – a focal point for the town, which enhances the character of Pinjarra, integrates with surrounding sites, encourages activity, longer visitation and a diverse range of formal and informal activities.

The project is a key node of the Murray River Foreshore Masterplan adopted by Council in 2015. Other nodes already complete include the three-stage Cantwell Park Playground development including the recently constructed toilets sponsored by Alcoa. The Masterplan also ensures integration with the development for the Exchange Hotel site.

The Murray River Square and Foreshore Redevelopment forms part of the Pinjarra Town Centre Revitalisation Plan and is proudly supported by the State Government’s Local Projects Local Jobs and Royalties for Regions programs, Alcoa and the Shire of Murray.

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