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The Shire’s Administration Office will close for the afternoon on Wednesday 19 December, 2018 from 12:00pm.

The Office will also be closed from Tuesday 25 December, 2018 until Tuesday 1 January, 2019 inclusive.

All Shire Department Closures:

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Transform Peel https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/transform-peel/ Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:45:42 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21588 The post Transform Peel appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Project Overview

Transform Peel will help future-proof food and water supplies and drive economic growth, by creating new industries and jobs, encouraging enterprise and providing sustainable sources of food and water as the population grows south of Perth.

Transform Peel is a 35 year development program comprising three main elements:

  • 1,000ha Peel Business Park
  • 28,000ha Peel Food Zone
  • Peel Integrated Water Initiative

The Project was engineered in response to several challenges and opportunities faced by the Peel region.

Challenges:

  • Significant expected population growth
  • Environmental pressures on our waterways
  • Insufficient supply of jobs and leakage of our workforce out of our region
  • High unemployment rate
  • Declining standards of living and high socio-economic disadvantage

Opportunities:

  • Peel’s proximity to the metropolitan region
  • Major food export opportunities
  • State food and nutrition security concerns
  • Requirement for a long-term home for Perth’s food industries
  • New technologies and IP commercialisation
  • Significant job creation
  • Alternative water supplies
  • Reduction in nutrient flows into the Peel Harvey Catchment

Its successful implementation will meet about one third of the employment needs of the Peel region by 2050, delivering over 33,100 jobs.

The project further focuses on diversification and innovation to disrupt and transition Peel’s economy from its population driven profile to a high performing traded economy.

The Transform Peel Project is the result of a successful partnership between the Shire of Murray, Peel Development Commission, LandCorp, Department of Water and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, and is proudly supported by the State Government through its Royalties for Regions scheme.

Peel Business Park

Peel Business Park will comprise five precincts:

  • The Agri-innovation Precinct focusing on innovative, high-quality food production and processing, which is not climate dependent and designed to allow for stronger connections between agricultural and logistics chains, to build critical capacity, business capability and export readiness.
  • The General Industrial Precinct will be home to a wide-range of industrial, transport and logistics, and warehouse uses.
  • The Light Industrial Precinct will feature a network of well-connected, flexible lots to meet differing business needs.
  • Highly accessible, well positioned lots will suit the demands of businesses in the Commercial Precinct.
  • The Renewable Energy Precinct offers unique power requirements, with both mains and renewable energy options at negotiable rates, feeding back into one of the largest industrial micro-grids in Australia.

The business park also includes plans for a campus style technology park for research, development and training organisations. The Peel workforce initiative, delivered by Peel Development Commission, will tap into the large, local workforce of skilled employees that is readily available.

Once fully completed, the Peel Business Park is expected to create around 2,000 local jobs and inject around $1 billion into the State’s economy each year.

During construction, the park is expected to create over 300 jobs with a further 160 permanent operational workforce jobs for the Peel region once the first stage is fully operational.

The Park is a flagship project of the newly formed Industrial Land Authority, and is being delivered by LandCorp, Peel Development Commission and the Shire of Murray.

Essential trunk infrastructure is being funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions scheme.

The renewable energy micro-grid will be established as part of stage one development and is expected to be one of the largest for an industrial development in Australia.

For further information visit landcorp.com.au/peelbusinesspark.

Shire Owned Common Use Facilities

The Shire of Murray is on the brink of securing $21.75 million through the Commonwealth Government’s Regional Growth Fund toward the purchase of 2.5ha of land within the Agri-Innovation Precinct and the construction of common-use infrastructure including:

  • Research facilities
  • Cold storage
  • Warehousing
  • Packaging and distribution
  • Incubator space

An Enterprise Development Support Program will also be established to assist with entrepreneurial training and access to export markets and development finance.

These common-use facilities are set to stimulate the development of the wider Agri-Innovation Precinct, to incorporate high technology food production, value-added processing and university-led research and development, to de-risk investment and encourage significant local and international buy-in.

The Precinct is a catalyst for the conditioning of the next generation into a highly skilled workforce to satisfy job requirements and is of momentous benefit to Murray ratepayers as the common-use facilities within the Precinct will be a Shire of Murray owned asset that will help secure long-term sustainability for the district.

Agreements are in-place with Fund Singapore and Murdoch University, with the migration of additional smart businesses anticipated pending the successful outcome of the full business case review.

Approximately 186 direct and indirect jobs will be created through the construction of the common-use facilities, with the creation of a further 88 operational jobs.

The creation of new jobs is critical for addressing unemployment rates and the resultant employment needs of the anticipated population growth for Murray and the Peel region, and the Peel Agri-Innovation Precinct is a significant step towards building a strong and resilient local and regional economy.

The success of this project to date has been achieved through the collaboration of all three levels of government including the Commonwealth Government and Federal Member for Canning Mr. Andrew Hastie MP, the Peel Development Commission, LandCorp and Murray’s neighbouring local governments.

Managed Aquifer Recharge Feasibility Study Program

The Shire of Murray in partnership with Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, secured funding under the Federal Government’s National Water Infrastructure Development program for a two year feasibility study into a Managed Aquifer Recharge scheme within the Peel Business Park in Nambeelup.

Manage Aquifer Recharge uses the natural groundwater aquifer system to store water during the wetter winter months for reuse over the dry summer period.

The Study was intended to assess the aquifer properties, water quality and potential reaction with source waters, for storage into the deep Cattamarra aquifer, 250 metres below the surface. The groundwater is then pumped back to the surface for future reuse by industry, recreational open space or agricultural activity in the Peel Food Zone.

Darling Downs Drilling was successful in a tender process for the drilling and construction of a production and monitoring bore and pump testing.

Drilling of the main exploratory bore commenced in early June 2017 with a second monitoring bore installed in late September.

Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec was appointed to oversee the water testing program and hydro geochemical modelling and risk assessment program. The initial results of the feasibility study which were made available in February 2018, indicated promising results and provided a better understanding of the aquifer system and its potential to secure ‘fit for purpose’ water supply for the district.

The conclusions presented in the final feasibility report indicate that it is appropriate to progress to a more specific trial to confirm system operability.

Prior to the commencement of the next trial, it is likely that an economic feasibility assessment will be completed to gain a better understanding of the costs required to establish a full water supply scheme, ongoing operational costs and to identify end users.

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Dredge Spoil Deposit North of Yunderup Navigational Channel https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/dredge-spoil-deposit-north-of-yunderup-navigational-channel/ Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:59:02 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21575 The post Dredge Spoil Deposit North of Yunderup Navigational Channel appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Dredge Spoil Deposit North of Yunderup Navigational Channel

A large deposit of dredge spoil has been placed North-West of the Yunderup Channel – North-West of Boodalan Island, Peel Inlet, reducing charted depths to as low as 0.5 metres (Mandurah chart datum).

Mariners are also advised to transit within the Yunderup navigational channel to avoid this affected area.

  • Location: North-West of Yunderup navigational channel, North-West of Boodalan Island
  • Chart: DoT Chart WA848 Peel Inlet, WA913 Cape Peron to Dawesville

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and remain within the navigable channel at all times.

Visit the Department of Transport’s website for further information.

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Christmas Celebration Delights Families https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/christmas-celebration-delights-families/ Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:18:30 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21541 The post Christmas Celebration Delights Families appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Summer kicked off on a festive note with hundreds of families visiting Cantwell Park, Pinjarra on Wednesday 5 December to merrily ring-in the festive season.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the 2018 Murray Community Christmas Celebration offered attendees two and a half hours of family fun and entertainment.

“While carolling is always the highlight of the evening, the Celebration’s younger attendees especially enjoyed the meet and greet with Santa as well as the complimentary face painting,” Cr. Bolt said.

The Eco Faeries kicked off the evening’s festivities with their Faerie Merry Christmas Show and further entertained the kids with their roving acts. Free craft activities were also on offer.

Dinner was sorted with a variety of choices from local vendors and a line-up of food trucks and guests were able to browse the boutique selection of market stalls.

The Mandurah Murray Ulysses Group was in attendance to promote their annual charity ride taking place on Saturday 8 December.

Bikes will depart Sir Ross McLarty Oval at 9:30am, toward the finish line at Mandurah’s Western Foreshore.

For further details visit mandurahmurray.ulyssesclub.org.

“The Murray Community Christmas Celebration is a highlight on the Shire’s event calendar.

“It unites community members from across the district, as they gather together to experience the magic of the season.

“The event further demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of our community and is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen community ties.” Cr. Bolt said.

The 2018 event was proudly supported by Alcoa, Lotterywest, Bendigo Bank, Mandurah Mail and the Shire of Murray.

For information about other events and school holiday programs taking place in Murray over the festive season, visit murray.wa.gov.au/festive-season/.

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Variation to Prohibited Burning Time https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/variation-to-prohibited-burning-time/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 05:40:43 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21354 The post Variation to Prohibited Burning Time appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Variation to Prohibited Burning Time

Bush Fires Act 1954

Notice is hereby given that due to seasonal conditions the Shire of Murray has in accordance with delegated authority and the provisions of the Bush Fires Act 1954, shortened the “Prohibited Burning Time” within the district for a period of seven (7) days from 12:01am on Saturday 1 December, 2018 through until 11:59pm on Friday 7 December, 2018.

This means that the “Prohibited Burning Time” within the district will now commence as of 12:01am on Saturday 8 December, 2018 through until 11:59pm on Sunday 31 March, 2019 unless otherwise varied.

Notwithstanding the above, “Permits to Set Fire to the Bush” will only be issued to the Shire of Murray Bush Fire Service and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for the purpose of approved hazard prescription burning.

Dean Unsworth

Chief Executive Officer

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Proposed Temporary Road Closure https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/proposed-temporary-road-closure/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 05:30:13 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21438 The post Proposed Temporary Road Closure appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Proposed Temporary Road Closure

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 3.50 (1A) and Section 3.50 (4A) of the Local Government Act 1995 that Curtis Lane from the intersection with Greensland Road to the intersection with James Eden Drive, West Pinjarra is proposed to be temporarily closed to through traffic from Monday 14 January, 2019 to Tuesday 22 February, 2019. The closure is to enable the demolition of the existing bridge and construction of drainage culverts that align to the road widening of Curtis Lane.

Road users are advised that appropriate signage and traffic management arrangements around the work site will remain in place until the road and drainage works have been completed.

Copies of the proposal 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 regarding the proposed traffic diversion 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 Friday 14 December, 2018.

Dean Unsworth

Chief Executive Officer

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Management of Dogs – s.31 Dog Act 1976 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/s-31-dog-act-1976-management-of-dogs/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 05:20:49 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21341 The post Management of Dogs – s.31 Dog Act 1976 appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Management of Dogs

s. 31 Dog Act 1976

Notice is hereby given that Council at its Ordinary Council meeting held on 22 November, 2018 resolved to advertise proposed amendments to selected dog exercise and dog prohibited areas within the district under the Dog Act 1976.

The details of the proposal are available for inspection at the Shire of Murray Administration Office, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra. Alternatively, the document can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Written submissions regarding the proposal 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.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Shire’s Manager Ranger and Emergency Services Mr Ron Porter on (08) 9531 7716.

Submissions close 4:00pm Friday 18 January, 2019.

Dean Unsworth

Chief Executive Officer

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MurrE-news Thursday 29 November, 2018 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/murre-news-thursday-29-november-2018/ Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:59:21 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21436 The post MurrE-news Thursday 29 November, 2018 appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Murray Community Christmas Celebration Less than a Week Away

  • 5:00pm – 7:30pm Wednesday 5 December
  • Cantwell Park

A highlight of Murray’s event calendar, the Murray Community Christmas Celebration promises to set the tone for a merry and bright festive season.

Offering two and a half hours of family fun including the crowd favourite carols segment and free children’s face painting, on stage and roving entertainment by the Eco Faeries, craft activities and a visit from Santa and his helpers.

Dinner is sorted with a selection of food truck offerings, or attendees can stop in at a local vendor on the way to the Celebration.

Local artesian goods will be available for purchase from a line-up of boutique market stalls.

Christmas isn’t a season, it’s a feeling – one that the Shire invites all to enjoy. Pack your picnic rug, bring your chair and let’s have a very Murray Christmas!

The 2018 event is proudly supported by Alcoa, Lotterywest, Bendigo Bank, Mandurah Mail and the Shire of Murray.

It is highly recommended that attendees warm up their vocals by downloading a copy of the 2018 Carol Booklet below:

Free Support Services for Murray Residents

Murray community members requiring access to counselling, family, drug and alcohol support and document completion and acquisition, are invited to pop into the Community Support Hub at Pinjarra Lesser Hall every second Tuesday of the month.

The Hub will run between 11:00am and 1:00pm and is an initiative of the Shire of Murray and GP Down South.

The Hub provides free support services at a central district location for Murray residents.

Service providers will be available to assist community members and complimentary coffee and cake will be available.

Community members requiring budgetary assistance as well as job seekers, are also encouraged to attend.

The Community Support Hub is an avenue to connect residents with the services they need, in a safe, supportive environment.

Asking for help shows strength in character and only together can we build a stronger, more resilient community.

For further information, contact the Shire’s Community Development team on (08) 9531 7777 or via mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Seniors Week Event

Over 150 attendees shook, rattled and rolled their way to the Shire of Murray’s sell-out 2018 WA Seniors Week event, on Thursday 15 November at the Pinjarra Civic Centre.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dinner, Dance and Quiz Night welcomed members from the Pinjarra Bowling Club, Belswan Retirement Village, Settlers Village and Murray Districts Arts and Crafts for a night of live music, entertainment and dance.

A home-cooked roast dinner was served as well as home-made apple crumble and sticky date pudding for dessert.

Event highlights included performances from local band Shaydze of Grey and dance group Swing ‘n’ Sway.

The event was a wonderful celebration of Murray’s over 50 community and was proudly supported by Department of Communities, COTA Western Australia and Shire of Murray. Edenvale Tea Rooms and Murray Aquatic and Leisure Centre supported the event through the provision of prizes as did Pinjarra Meat Supply with the evening’s roast.

Funding Available for Murray Not-for-Profits

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 encouraged to submit applications as part of round two 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 two closing on 31 December, 2018 for projects commencing after 28 February, 2019.

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.

Not-for-profits that received funding in round one can apply for further funding in round two, providing the total grant request does not exceed the $3,000 limit per entity per annum.

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

Several festive season event applications were successful in round one. These included the North Pinjarra Progress Association’s Community Christmas Party and its Seniors Christmas Dinner, Coolup Progress Association’s Annual Community Christmas Party, Ravenswood Community Group’s Christmas in the Park, South Yunderup Residents and Ratepayers Association’s Carols by the Canals and the Pinjarra Railway Association’s Christmas Market.

Other successful round one initiatives included the Austin Cove Community Church’s Summer Holiday Program, Bindjareb Murray Darts Association’s Q School, Lions Club of Pinjarra’s Australia Day Breakfast, North Pinjarra Progress Association’s Official Playground Opening and Rotary Club of Pinjarra’s Youth Bicycle Shed.

The Fund aims to ensure the vibrancy, health and inclusivity of Murray communities by way of assisting not-for-profit community groups, associations and organisations to continue the invaluable work they perform.

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

Going for a Swim in the the Murray this Summer?

We’ve heard it’s going to be a hot summer season and you’re probably going to want to cool off in the river. Here are a few tips to ensure you and your family stay safe this summer.

Prior to taking the plunge, residents should:

  • Check the area for any health advice signs
  • Scan the river for any discoloured water, scums on the surface, unpleasant odours, floating debris and/or dead and sick fish
  • Avoid storm water drains
  • Opt for cool moving water over warm stagnant water
  • Avoid swimming with open wounds and swallowing the water

The Shire will undertake water sampling along the Murray River approximately every two weeks between November and May to monitor its bacteria levels.

Generally, bacteria levels are higher at the end of summer and within 48 hours of heavy rainfall due to organic matter being washed into the river and disturbed sediments. High bacteria levels in the river increases the risk of gastrointestinal illness as well as skin and eye infections. If unsafe levels of bacteria are detected, temporary warning signs will be installed.

Access and Inclusion Members Sought

The Shire of Murray is seeking new members to join its Access and Inclusion Group to ensure accessibility issues within the Shire of Murray are in line with community expectations. The group meet quarterly and provide feedback directly to Shire of Murray officers.

Please email cdo2@murray.wa.gov.au for further information.

Festive Dates to Diarise

Variation to Prohibited Burning Time:

The district’s Prohibited Burning Time has been shortened for a period of seven days.

The Prohibited Burning Time within the district will now commence at 12:01am on Saturday 8 December, 2018 and remain in place until 11:59pm on Sunday 31 March, 2019 unless otherwise varied.

Please note: Permits to Burn will only be issued to the Shire of Murray Bush Fire Service and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for the purpose of approved hazard prescription burning.

Shire of Murray Administration Office Closure:

The Shire’s Administration Office will close for the afternoon on Wednesday 19 December, 2018 from 12:00pm.

The Office will also be closed from Tuesday 25 December, 2018 until Tuesday 2 January, 2019 inclusive.

Annual Meeting of Electors:

The Shire’s Annual Meeting of Electors will be held at 5:30pm on Monday 10 December, 2018 in the Council Chambers, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra.

All members of the public are invited to attend.

Christmas Waste and Recycling Collections: 

Please note the following changes to collection days for waste and recycling bins over the Christmas week:

All services will resume as normal from Tuesday 1 January, 2019.

Not-to-be-Missed Christmas Celebrations:

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The Shire’s Administration Office will close for the afternoon on Wednesday 19 December, 2018 from 12:00pm.

The Office will also be closed from Tuesday 25 December, 2018 until Tuesday 1 January, 2019 inclusive.

The Shire of Murray Councillors and staff wish all Shire of Murray residents and ratepayers a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

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Proposed Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/proposed-coastal-hazard-risk-management-and-adaptation-plan/ Thu, 22 Nov 2018 07:33:48 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21333 The post Proposed Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Proposed Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

A Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan for the Shire of Murray will be prepared in the coming months. The Plan will investigate the potential coastal and riverine hazards/risks associated with factors such as erosion and inundation as well as identify necessary short and long term actions.

Draft Scope of Works

A draft scope of works has been prepared which will form part of a Request for Tender from suitably qualified and experienced specialist consultants to assist with the preparation of the Plan.

Steering Group Committee

A steering group has been formed to assist with the preparation of the Plan. The Shire is seeking two community members to join this group to ensure the Plan aligns with community expectations.

Application forms and copies of the draft scope of works are available at the Shire of Murray Administration Office, 1915 Pinjarra Road and at the Murray Library, cnr Pinjarra Road and Forrest Street, Pinjarra. Alternatively, the documents can be viewed and downloaded online at murray.wa.gov.au via the ‘Public Consultation’ link.

Written submissions concerning the draft scope of works as well as steering group committee application forms 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.

Closing date Monday 10 December, 2018.

Any questions should be directed to Director Planning and Sustainability Rod Peake at rodp@murray.wa.gov.au or on (08) 9531 7730.

Dean Unsworth

Chief Executive Officer

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