Shire of Murray https://www.murray.wa.gov.au Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:44:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Aqua Fitness Instructor https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/aqua-fitness-instructor/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:20:31 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21299 The post Aqua Fitness Instructor appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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About the Role

• Free Gym Membership
• Health and Wellbeing Program
• Service Recognition Program

The Shire of Murray is seeking a vibrant, motivated and talented individual to join the Murray Aquatic and Leisure Centre team.

Our successful applicant will have:

• Aqua accreditation
• Certificate III in Fitness
• Current Provide First Aid qualifications
• Availability to work flexible hours
• Group Fitness accreditation

This casual role offers an hourly rate of $52.53 to $65.47 per hour dependent on experience, inclusive of 20% casual loading.

All applicants will be committed to excellent customer service, be dependable, reliable, punctual and professional.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to obtain an Application Package by clicking on the button below or by contacting Human Resources on (08) 9531 7646.

Please email your cover letter addressing the requirements above and resume to careers@murray.wa.gov.au

There is no closing date for this role, this position will close when a suitable applicant is found. 

Dean Unsworth
Chief Executive Officer

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Christmas Celebration Set to Delight Murray https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/christmas-celebration-set-to-delight-murray/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:07:21 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21282 The post Christmas Celebration Set to Delight Murray appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Cantwell Park will ring out the joyful sound of carols this December as Murray’s annual Christmas Celebration returns to the banks of the Murray River on Wednesday 5 December, 2018.

This popular, free community event offers two and a half hours of family fun and entertainment, running from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.

The evening’s festivities will commence with The Faerie Merry Christmas Show by the Eco Faeries for the celebration’s younger attendees, which will be followed by the crowd favourite carols segment.

Dinner is sorted with a selection of food truck offerings and local artesian goods will be available for purchase from a line-up of boutique market stalls.

Children will be spoilt for choice with free face painting, children’s activities and a visit from Santa and his helpers.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, Christmas isn’t only a season, it’s a feeling, and one that the Shire invites all to enjoy.

“Murray’s annual Christmas Celebration is an ideal family experience and a highlight on the Shire’s event calendar.

“Residents are encouraged to bring their picnic rugs or chairs and head to the 2018 Murray Community Christmas Celebration,” Cr. Bolt said.

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

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Free Support Services for Murray Residents https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/free-support-services-for-murray-residents/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:03:11 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21280 The post Free Support Services for Murray Residents appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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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.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the Hub provides free support services at a central district location for Murray residents.

“It is important for the health and prosperity of our community that we ensure essential services are easily available, and the Hub is an opportune way to achieve this,’ Cr. Bolt said.

The next Community Support Hub will be held on Tuesday 20 November.

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

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,” Cr. Bolt said.

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

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Funding Available for Not-for-Profits https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/funding-available-to-assist-murray-not-for-profits/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:54:33 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21276 The post Funding Available for 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 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.

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 $3,000 each financial year.

“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,” Cr. Bolt said.

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.” Cr. Bolt said.

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

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Locals Aid Less Fortunate through Food Drive Success https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/locals-aid-less-fortunate-through-food-drive-success/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:49:55 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21268 The post Locals Aid Less Fortunate through Food Drive Success appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Murray residents, local schools and businesses have come to the aid of the district’s less fortunate, adding a little extra cheer as the festive season draws near.

The community rallied during October’s Anti-Poverty Week, donating non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to the Pinjarra Community Kitchen.

Collection bins were set up at several locations throughout the district including Alcoa Administration Building, Blue Wren Café, Caraholly Orchard, Carcoola Primary School, Creative Aquarius Markets in South Yunderup, Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre, Dwellingup Primary School, Murray Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Murray Library, North Dandalup Primary School, Pinjarra Senior High School and the Shire of Murray Administration Office.

Cr. Bolt thanked the community for their generosity, as well as local businesses and schools for hosting collection bins.

“Three months’ worth of assistance was collected through Food Drive efforts, and will assist struggling Murray community members throughout the upcoming festive season.

“The annual Food Drive campaign helps to reduce the effects of poverty and hardship in our district,” Cr. Bolt said.

The Pinjarra Community Kitchen operates every Tuesday between 11:00am and 1:00pm at the Alliance Church on George Street, Pinjarra. A meal is provided to those in need and everyone is welcome.

The Pinjarra Community Kitchen is a joint initiative between the Alliance Church, Family Church, Anglican Church and Uniting Church with further support provided by St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Photo credit: Josh Cowling

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Report European House Borer https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/report-european-house-border/ Tue, 06 Nov 2018 10:29:21 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21234 The post Report European House Borer appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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The Biosecurity Blitz is an annual event hosted by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, running until 16 November, 2018.

Biosecurity Blitz is an opportunity for community members to join in and report as many interesting or damaging pests as possible across Western Australia.

One of the pests targeted during the 2018 Biosecurity Blitz is the European house borer (EHB), a destructive pest of seasoned (dry) coniferous softwood, which can cause structural damage to houses if it infests susceptible roof timbers, door/wall frames, flooring or other pine articles.

EHB has already been found in some parts of the Perth metropolitan area, and community reporting of possible EHB signs during the Biosecurity Blitz (or afterwards) will be useful to confirm current distribution.

The flyer below describes where to look for EHB, what to look for and how to report signs of EHB using the free MyPestGuide reporting app.

For more information on EHB visit the department’s website.

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Have Your Say on Planning for Perth’s Long-Term Freight Future https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/have-your-say-on-planning-for-perths-long-term-freight-future/ Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:41:26 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21228 The post Have Your Say on Planning for Perth’s Long-Term Freight Future appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Westport is the State Government’s taskforce investigating the best freight network (road/rail) and port solutions to meet Perth’s growing needs in the long-term future.

Westport has launched an online consultation portal and is encouraging everyone, especially local communities, to provide their feedback.

The portal currently allows users to leave comments on an interactive map and will also have surveys, polls, interactive forums and submission forms to enable the community to have their say on topics of importance to them.

Westport is committed to undertaking a consultative, data-driven process, and are considering all input provided.

To help shape the freight and logistics future of Perth and the South West, click here.

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Pinjarra Massacre Commemoration Forges Progressive Future https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/pinjarra-massacre-commemoration-forges-progressive-future/ Thu, 01 Nov 2018 10:20:24 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21194 The post Pinjarra Massacre Commemoration Forges Progressive Future appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Peel region community members congregated on the banks of the Murray River on Sunday 28 October for the Back to Pinjarra Day event, to commemorate the 184-year anniversary of the Pinjarra Massacre and pay respects to ancestors who have fallen.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the event created cultural awareness and assisted the spiritual healing of the Bindjareb people from the Noongar nation and the first Australians.

“Back to Pinjarra Day demonstrates how the Aboriginal community and the Shire of Murray are working together to unite the wider community, by encouraging acknowledgment of the past so that Murray can move forward toward reconciliation,” Cr. David Bolt said.

The event featured a joint Welcome to Country by Harry Nannup and Dr. Richard Walley, a minute silence and a traditional smoking ceremony was performed before the laying of wreaths.

Mr. Nannup and Dr. Walley laid a wreath on behalf of Noongar people, Aboriginal Elders laid single roses at the base of the memorial site and representatives from the Bindjareb Reference Group, Winjan Aboriginal Corporation and the Balga Group laid bunches of flowers.

Shire President Cr. David Bolt and Deputy Shire President Cr. Steve Lee laid a wreath on behalf of the Shire of Murray, WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson APM and Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke MLA followed, laying their wreaths at the base of the memorial, before the wider community paid their respects.

“The event enjoyed a significant senior police presence with not only Police Commissioner Dawson APM in attendance but Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel, Superintendent Andy Greatwood, Acting Superintendent Mark Ninyett, Inspector Paul Newman and Senior Sergeant Ian Francis OIC Pinjarra Police Station.

“This was a significant gesture towards acknowledgement, healing and reconciliation,” Cr. Bolt said.

Cultural enlightenment and healing were enhanced through contemporary dance by the Bibbulman Koordas and an open mic session provided opportunity for Elders, direct decedents and community members to share their stories and speak about the massacre.

Traditional kangaroo stew was dished up for attendees, who were further entertained by the Stirling Rangers Band.

Murray Districts Historical Society also supported the event through a manned historical information stand and children enjoyed cultural art and craft activities and tribal face painting.

“Over the past year the Shire of Murray has worked closely with the Bindjareb Reference Group in support of the local Aboriginal community to improve mental health, healing and union.

“To enhance efforts, the Shire has partnered with a number of State Government agencies, primary health providers and community groups to ensure the continued delivery of current initiatives and facilitate a number of new initiatives. These have included the establishment of a Community Support Hub and Community Response Team and Suicide Awareness Network.

“Other initiatives under consideration and pending funding include a Bindjareb Headstone project and a First Nation Dragonboating event. Discussions are also underway in the area of job creation.

“Australians are fortunate to have one of the oldest, richest, continuing cultures in the world and it is important that we nurture healing and growth, and continue the district’s journey towards reconciliation,” Cr. Bolt said.

Back to Pinjarra Day was first held in 1991 and is the legacy of Theo Kearing Sr. (RIP) and wife Gloria Kearing.

The event is now a collaborative effort between the Bindjareb Reference Group and the Shire of Murray through the Alliance Against Depression trial site, and was proudly supported by WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and Noongar Radio 100.9FM.

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Increased Levels of Insect Attacks on WA Flooded Gums https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/increased-levels-of-insect-attacks-on-wa-flooded-gums/ Thu, 01 Nov 2018 10:11:26 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21190 The post Increased Levels of Insect Attacks on WA Flooded Gums appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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WA Flooded Gums (Eucalyptus Rudis) throughout the Murray district are currently experiencing significant dieback due to increased levels of insect attacks.

These medium-sized trees typically inhabit river flats, creek banks and margins of wetlands in the Shire of Murray and each spring are prone to heavy insect attacks including leaf miners (moth larvae), western horn lerps (psyllids) and leaf blister sawflies (wasp larvae). This year’s current outbreak is dominated by western horn lerps.

Western horn lerps occur naturally, forming a distinctive protective covering that suck sap from plants. Some areas are attacked more heavily than others and attacks arise and subside over time. The effects of western horn lerps on the trees include the discolouration of leaves and defoliation.

Most trees can cope with seasonal high western horn lerp numbers for a couple of seasons and recover after the outbreak abates. Repeated defoliation can result in crown dieback and the eventual death of the tree.

Waterlogged trees, where root systems are under stress, and trees in areas where understorey vegetation has been lost, causing loss of habitat for predatory birds and insects, are most vulnerable to western horn lerp infestations.

Phosphite injections can help suffering trees however long-term mitigation measures are advisable including planting understory vegetation and increasing surrounding habitat.

The Shire of Murray has planted understory vegetation in several reserve and park areas over the winter and will continue to monitor the condition of the district’s WA Flooded Gums, conducting a recovery audit over the summer months.

Landholders concerned about trees on their property are encouraged to contact the Shire’s Environmental Department on (08) 9531 7777 or the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions on (08) 9219 900 or via enquiries@dbca.wa.gov.au.

Western horn lerp showing yellow and red discolouration of leaves.

Leaf miner blotch mines and larval excision holes.

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Audit Committee – Notice of Meeting https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/audit-committee-notice-of-meeting/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 23:30:11 +0000 https://www.murray.wa.gov.au/?p=21128 The post Audit Committee – Notice of Meeting appeared first on Shire of Murray.

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Audit Committee – Notice of Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Audit Committee will be held in Council Chambers, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra at 9:00am on Thursday 8 November, 2018.

Dean Unsworth

Chief Executive Officer

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