Shire of Murray https://www.murray.wa.gov.au Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:59:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Furnissdale Boat Ramp Closure https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/furnissdale-boat-ramp-closure/ Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:59:41 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=19765 The post Furnissdale Boat Ramp Closure appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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As of Monday 16 July, 2018 the Furnissdale Boat Ramp will temporarily close to facilitate replacement works.

The current ramp will be removed and a new ramp erected in its place.

Works are anticipated for completion by October, 2018.

For further information please contact the Shire of Murray on (08) 9531 7777.

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Shire of Murray Health Amendment Local Law 2018 – Adoption to Advertise https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/health-amendment-local-law-2018-adoption-advertise/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:30:04 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=19674 The post Shire of Murray Health Amendment Local Law 2018 – Adoption to Advertise appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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s1.8 Local Government Act 1995

Shire of Murray Health Amendment Local Law 2018 – Adoption to Advertise

Notice is hereby given that Council at its Ordinary Meeting held on Thursday 28 June, 2018 resolved to make the abovementioned local law.

The purpose of the proposed Health Amendment Local Law is to correct minor errors in the Shire of Murray Health Local Law 2018. The effect of making the proposed local law is that the Shire of Murray Health Local Law is clearer to understand, apply and enforce.

Copies of the proposed local law 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 they can be downloaded 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 22 August, 2018.

Dean Unsworth

Chief Executive Officer

Online Submission Form

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Murray River Square and Adjacent Foreshore Redevelopment Concept Planning https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/murray-river-square-pinjarra-foreshore-redevelopment-concept-plans/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 02:20:16 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=19697 The post Murray River Square and Adjacent Foreshore Redevelopment Concept Planning appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Murray River Square and Adjacent Foreshore Redevelopment Concept Planning

In 2015 Council adopted a masterplan for the Murray River Foreshore in Pinjarra, between the Henry Street boat ramp and the Murray Leisure Centre. The masterplan was prepared with extensive consultation with the community and was intended to provide a high level framework to guide future action within the foreshore area.

Whilst some aspects of this plan have since been implemented, mainly around the Cantwell Park playground, the next significant portion of planned works relates to the Murray River Square and the adjoin portion of the foreshore adjacent to the swing bridge. This area is shown below:

The masterplan made provision for the following key features within this area:

  • Redevelopment of the town square incorporating a lowering of the levels to allow views to the river from George and James Streets.
  • Informal grass terraced Amphitheatre and stage area.
  • Streetscape feature landscape treatment extending across George Street/James Street intersection.
  • Integrated landscape with the adjoining Exchange Hotel site to maximise potential activation of both places.
  • Canoe entry/exit point.
  • Upgraded landscaping, picnic areas, paths, river edge management.

The Shire has recently appointed Landscape Consultants, EPCAD, to assist with the progression of the design for the study area. The first phase of design work involves the preparation of three potential sketch options for review by the Shire in consultation with the community. Following community feedback it is intended that a preferred option (which may involve components from one or more of the sketch options) would then be chosen to develop to a full concept design.

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Local Capability Fund https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/local-capability-fund/ Wed, 04 Jul 2018 02:40:33 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=19662 The post Local Capability Fund appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Local Capability Fund

The Local Capability Fund (LCF) is now available to assist small to medium sized Peel businesses compete for Government contracts. The fund enables successful applicants to seek 50% of all eligible costs up to $20,000 (excluding GST).

Businesses looking to enhance capabilities, increase competitiveness and better prepare themselves to participate as suppliers of products, services and works to Government, are encouraged to apply.

Funding can be used for a broad range of activities, including but not limited to:

Download an application form below.

For further information please contact Peel Development Commission’s Local Content Advisor Tahlia Jones on 9535 4140 or visit industrylink.wa.gov.au.

Applications close Friday 30 November, 2018.

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Town Planning Scheme No. 4 Proposed Standard District Scheme Amendment No. 305 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/proposed-district-scheme-amendment-no-305/ Tue, 03 Jul 2018 23:30:42 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=19599 The post Town Planning Scheme No. 4 Proposed Standard District Scheme Amendment No. 305 appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Town Planning Scheme No. 4

Proposed Standard Amendment No. 305

Notice is hereby given that the Shire has received an Amendment to Town Planning Scheme No. 4 in relation to Lot 39 (57) McLarty Street, Dwellingup which proposes the following:

Modify the section of the table under Schedule 5, ‘Special Use Zone’ relating to Lot 39 (57) McLarty Street, Dwellingup to:

• Add additional and incidental land uses
• Add new paragraphs relating to further land uses and compliance with Town Planning Scheme No. 4.

Copies of the proposed amendment 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 they can be viewed by clicking on the download below.

Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Murray, PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208.

Submissions close Wednesday 15 August, 2018.

Dean Unsworth

Chief Executive Officer

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MurrE-news Thursday 28 June, 2018 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/murre-news-thursday-28-june-2018/ Thu, 28 Jun 2018 01:28:00 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=19605 The post MurrE-news Thursday 28 June, 2018 appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Community Turn Out for St John’s Church

Over $186,300 has been raised through St John’s Church Fundraising Appeal efforts, to help protect a piece of Murray’s history.

The Appeal which included a quiz night, raffle and tax deductible donations, was launched in early May to raise $400,000 for restoration works, especially the repair of damage to the church roof which is threatening the building’s structural integrity.

The significant amount of money raised over the short two month period, is a tangible representation of the significance of the church and churchyard to the community.

Not only have the Murray community rallied, but also members of the public from further afield including several other states, further demonstrating the importance of this Pinjarra icon.

The Appeal Quiz Night which took place on Friday 15 June at the Pinjarra Civic Centre was a sell-out event with 274 people across 34 tables raising over $7,650 towards the Appeal.

The winners of the St John’s Church Fundraising Appeal Raffle were also drawn during the Quiz Night proceedings, with ticket number 999 securing first prize, a five night stay for two adults at the Royal Beach Seminyak Bali including breakfast daily, return hotel transfers and a $1,000 Flight Centre voucher.

Ticket number 6853 was drawn second, for the “Full Steam Ahead” artwork by Stephanie Boyle and ticket numbers 1168 and 958 were drawn for third and fourth prizes respectively, a twelve and six month Murray Leisure Centre gold membership voucher.

Over $4,900 was raised through raffle efforts.

The Heritage Appeal established through the National Trust of Western Australia enabled tax deductible donations over $2.

Donations are still sought and can be made through the Appeal webpage at savestjohns.com.au.

The Shire of Murray has also committed $50,000 toward the appeal.

Funding support from government agencies will now be sought for the remaining amount required.

Once restored, the building will be made available for community beneficial, tourism and educational opportunities.

The St John’s Church Fundraising Appeal Quiz Night was proudly supported by the Shire of Murray, Hotham Valley Tourist Railway, Member for Murray-Wellington Mrs Robyn Clarke MLA, Minister for Local Government, Heritage, Culture and the Arts Hon. David Templeman MLA, Quality Hotel Ambassador Perth, Murray Leisure Centre, Drakesbrook Wines, Three Rivers Brewing Company, Aliyah Massage Therapy, Pinjarra Tyrepower, Murray Hair and Beauty Studio, Coolup Progress Association and Edenvale Tea Rooms.

Pinjarra Court House Activation

Expressions of interest are sought from interested individuals, community groups, arts and craft groups or business operators for the use or lease of this unique site in central Pinjarra.

The Shire is ideally seeking an outcome that will activate the property and adjoining streetscape and one that makes the inside of the building accessible to the community.

Proponents will need to demonstrate that the use of the building will be of social and cultural benefit to the community.

For further information contact the Shire’s Director of Planning and Sustainability Rod Peake on (08) 9531 7777.

Submissions close Friday 27 July, 2018.

Waste News

Plastic Bag Ban

Western Australia is set to join several other Australian states and many countries around the world, in banning the plastic bag.

A State-wide education campaign will ensure consumers are aware of the ban campaign and encourage them to bring their own reusable bags when shopping.

When?
The ban commences on Sunday 1 July, 2018.

Which bags will be banned?

Lightweight bags made of plastic – whether or not the plastic is biodegradable, degradable or compostable – with handles and a thickness of 35 microns or less. These bags are commonly provided by supermarkets, restaurants and other retail stores.

Which bags remain ok?

Barrier bags needed for food safety – for example for meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, nappy bags and pet waste bags, as well as thicker department store bags.

What can I use as a bin liner?

While bin liners will still be available for purchase, consider wrapping food scraps in newspaper or placing them in a bread bag or similar, for immediate disposal in the wheelie bin.

Tips to remember BYO bags

  • Keep the bags in the boot of the car or place them on the car seat
    Clip shopping lists to bags
  • Hang the bags on the exit door
  • Kids can also be asked to remind parents

Managing Bins in Winter
Winter is fast approaching and while the bin is likely to be less pungent, it is more likely to collect water.

Ensure the bin’s lid is closed properly at all times, including on collection days. Water in bins is excess weight, which increases the cost of landfill disposal.

For bin lid repairs or replacement or for new, damaged, stolen or missed bin enquiries please contact the Cleanaway Call Centre on (08) 9550 4744.

Shed Dwellings

The Shire of Murray is experiencing population growth, with lifestyle blocks in special rural areas popular amongst new residents.

Given the financial challenge associated with building, the Shire permits the temporary erection of shed dwellings during the construction of permanent homes in rural, special rural and similar zones.

The approval process usually requires the applicant to install an on-site effluent system, capable of servicing the future dwelling as well as basic cooking and washing facilities. Shire approval is required for the shed construction, on-site effluent disposal system installation and the temporary shed accommodation.

In the circumstance that the build exceeds the initial 12 month period, the Shire can grant an additional 12 month extension.

It is crucial that residents receive Shire approval if intending to live in a shed temporarily, and ensure that they do not overstay their two year approval period.

Approval is granted purely to facilitate the outcome of quality housing construction, of benefit to the amenity of the neighbourhood. The Shire discourages applications to convert sheds into houses as a long term living arrangement.

Commencing in July, 2018, the Shire will be undertaking an audit of its special rural areas to ensure residents are complying with approvals and that those properties with temporary shed dwellings are working towards constructing a house within the approval period.

For further information please contact the Shire’s Environmental Health department on (08) 9531 7777.

Rewarding Regional Contributions

Nominations are open for the Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards, designed to recognise, encourage and reward the positive achievements of regional and rural Western Australians.

Know an individual, group or organisation who deserves to be recognised?

Categories include:

Great prizes are up for grabs with a $2,000 Award Prize for each of the category winners. The Awards are free to enter, and completing a nomination online is easy.

Click here to nominate.

Nominations close Tuesday 24 July, 2018.

Edenvale’s Night of Fright

Experience a Night of Fright with the ghosts of Edenvale Homestead.

This exclusive event will offer 75 people an evening of excitement including a historical ghost tour with audio and ghost amplifying equipment from Haunted Perth and the choice of either a professional tarot card or angel reading.

Tickets can be purchased from Seven8 on George, George Street Pinjarra.

Furnissdale Boat Ramp Closure

As of Monday 16 July, 2018 the Furnissdale Boat Ramp will temporarily close to facilitate replacement works.

The current ramp will be removed and a new ramp erected in its place. Works are anticipated for completion by October, 2018.

For further information please contact the Shire of Murray on (08) 9531 7777.

School Holiday Fun

Dungeons, Dragons and Virtual Reality
Age: 12+
Date: Thursday 5 July
Time: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Event Page

NERF War, Water Fight and Sports
Ages: 10+
Date: Friday 13 July
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Event Page

Dungeons, Dragons and Virtual Reality
Age: 12+
Date: Thursday 12 July
Time: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Event Page

Junior Robotics Workshop (BeeBots)
Ages: 5 – 8
Date: Wednesday 4 July
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Register

Pyjama Storytime
Ages: 3 – 8
Date: Thursday 12 July
Time: 5:00pm – 5:30pm
Register

Plus:

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LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival Draws the Crowds https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/livelighter-pinjarra-festival-draws-crowds/ Tue, 26 Jun 2018 05:35:18 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=19552 The post LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival Draws the Crowds appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Over 17,000 people rallied the family and called into Edenvale Homestead over the Saturday and Sunday of the WA Day long weekend.

The event’s array of live music, market stalls, children’s activities, displays demonstrations, workshops and amusements captivated attendees.

On the Lotterywest main stage on the Saturday, musical duo Two Tone Music harmonised attendees, who were further entertained by one of the latest additions to the region’s music scene, The Circus Band.

On the Sunday, Perth’s six-piece brass band Junkadelic, had the crowd boogying to their blend of rhythms inspired by New Orleans street music with Latin and hip-hop influences. Hype concluded Sunday’s main stage entertainment, performing songs from popular pop, rock, country, blues, classic and contemporary genres.

Buskers performed at various locations throughout the festival grounds, for the musical entertainment of the masses as they browsed over 100 market stalls as well as the vintage car and machinery displays, were enlightened by the woodturning demonstrations, appeased their appetites from a choice of 26 food trucks and enjoyed heritage tours.

For the kids, the high energy Eco Faeries show, had onlookers dancing like Willie Wagtails to original and entertaining educational songs.

They also jumped, swirled and shook in the free Eco Faeries Energiser Zone presented by Alcoa, and expended further energy in the unique Gymbus playground presented by MZI Resources.

Free face painting and art and crafts activities further delighted the kids, as did the free percussion and dance workshops run by Junkadelic on the Sunday.

Camel and pony, and train rides, were also available.

The older siblings enjoyed free laser tag as well as the show bags, amusements and go carts.

Together with a number of other events that took place over the course of the weekend including the St Joseph’s School Fair, Pinjarra RSL Open Day, Alcoa and Pinjarra Rotary Art Exhibition and Sale and the Livelihood Handcraft Exhibition and Sale, Pinjarra was alive with activity.

According to Shire of Murray President Cr. David Bolt, the volunteers, stallholders, entertainers, sponsors, staff, residents and visitors brought an enlivening energy to the amenity.

“It was also encouraging to see the town embrace the influx of visitors through a number of activations and events which complimented festival efforts.

“The weekend was a grand celebration of the vibrancy and unique elements of our wonderful district and the Shire thanks all involved especially the volunteers and sponsors,” Cr. Bolt said.

The 2018 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival was proudly supported by the Shire of Murray, Healthway promoting the LiveLighter message, Lotterywest, TourismWA, Department of Sport and Cultural Industries, Alcoa, MZI Resources, Bendigo Bank, Pinjarra Murray Times and Cleanaway.

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Community Turn Out for St John’s Church https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/community-turn-st-johns-church/ Tue, 26 Jun 2018 02:13:57 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=19515 The post Community Turn Out for St John’s Church appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Over $186,300 has been raised through St John’s Church Fundraising Appeal efforts, to help protect a piece of Murray’s history.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the significant amount of money has been raised over a short two month period, a tangible representation of the significance of the church and churchyard to the community.

“Not only have the Murray community rallied, but also members of the public from further afield including several other states, further demonstrating the importance of this Pinjarra icon.

“I am also pleased to report that the building has been secured under public ownership with thanks to the Anglican Diocese of Bunbury and the Pinjarra Anglican Church community for their willing assistance,” Cr. Bolt said.

The Appeal which included a quiz night, raffle and tax deductible donations, was launched in early May to raise $400,000 for restoration works, especially the repair of damage to the church roof which is threatening the building’s structural integrity.

The Appeal Quiz Night took place on Friday 15 June at the Pinjarra Civic Centre.

Cr. Bolt reported that the event was a sell-out with 274 people across 34 tables raising over $7,650 toward the appeal.

The winners of the St John’s Church Fundraising Appeal Raffle were also drawn during the Quiz Night, with ticket number 999 securing first prize, a five night stay for two adults at The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali including breakfast daily, return hotel transfers and an AUD1000 Flight Centre voucher.

Ticket number 6853 was drawn second, for the “Full Steam Ahead” artwork by Stephanie Boyle and ticket numbers 1168 and 958 were drawn for third and fourth prizes respectively, a twelve and six month Murray Leisure Centre gold membership voucher.

Over $4,900 was raised through raffle efforts.

The Heritage Appeal established through the National Trust of Western Australia enabled tax deductible donations over $2.

Donations are still sought and can be made through the Appeal webpage at savestjohns.com.au.

The Shire of Murray has also committed $50,000 toward the appeal.

Funding support from government agencies will now be sought for the remaining amount required.

Once restored, the building will be made available for community beneficial, tourism and educational opportunities.

The St John’s Church Fundraising Appeal Quiz Night was proudly supported by the Shire of Murray, Hotham Valley Tourist Railway, Member for Murray-Wellington Mrs Robyn Clarke MLA, Minister for Local Government, Heritage, Culture and the Arts Hon. David Templeman MLA, Quality Hotel Ambassador Perth, Murray Leisure Centre, Drakesbrook Wines, Three Rivers Brewing Company, Aliyah Massage Therapy, Pinjarra Tyrepower, Murray Hair and Beauty Studio, Coolup Progress Association and Edenvale Tea Rooms.

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Raffle Winners Selected https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/raffle-winners-selected/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:14:15 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=19477 The post Raffle Winners Selected appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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The winners of the St John’s Church Fundraising Appeal Raffle were selected during the Appeal Quiz Night, held at the Pinjarra Civic Centre on Friday 15 June.

The winning ticket numbers drawn from first to fourth, are as follows:

First: 999 – prize: five night stay for two adults at The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali including breakfast daily, return hotel transfers and a AUD1000 Flight Centre voucher

Second: 6853 – prize: “Full Steam Ahead” Artwork by Stephanie Boyle

Third: 1168 – prize: Twelve Month Murray Leisure Centre Gold Membership

Fourth: 958 – prize: Six Month Murray Leisure Centre Gold Membership

Thanks is extended to those who purchased and sold  tickets. Over $4,800 was raised through raffle efforts.

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Town Planning Scheme No. 4, Revocation of Pinjarra Town Centre Precincts Local Planning Policy https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/town-planning-scheme-no-4-revocation-pinjarra-town-centre-precincts-local-planning-policy/ Tue, 12 Jun 2018 23:30:01 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=19423 The post Town Planning Scheme No. 4, Revocation of Pinjarra Town Centre Precincts Local Planning Policy appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Town Planning Scheme No. 4

Revocation of Pinjarra Town Centre Precincts Local Planning Policy

Notice is hereby given that Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting on Thursday 24 May, 2018 resolved to revoke the above Local Planning Policy.

Dean Unsworth

Chief Executive Officer

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