About the Shire of Gingin
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Looking to fill up your diary? For events, big or small, see our Calendar of Events. Find out more>
Within the Shire of Gingin, there are two areas Gazetted under the Control of Vehicles (Off-road Areas) Act, where, along with road registered vehicles, vehicles not registered for on-road use are permitted. Find out more>
ALL ABOUT GINGIN
With its significant coastline and permanently flowing water courses of the Moore River and Gingin Brook, the Shire of Gingin is a unique and exciting place in which to live and visit.
Covering an area of 3,325 square kilometres and with a population in excess of 4,500, the Shire of Gingin is one of the fastest growing and developing rural shires in Western Australia, and it's strategic location to the immediate north of the City of Wanneroo ensures that it will continue to experience significant growth and change.
The town of Gingin, 84km north of Perth, is one of the oldest in the state and is becoming a popular point of call for travellers on day trips from Perth. Find out more>
MAPS OF THE AREA
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Public Notice Board
Gingin Triathlon 2015
The Gingin Triathlon 2015 will be held on Sunday 12 April. Find out more>
Registration of Holiday Let Accommodation in the Shire of Gingin - updated!
The Shire has recently written to all property owners in its coastal towns requesting registration of premises that are made available for holiday let accommodation.
For more information in respect to reclassification from a Class 1a to a Class 1b premises under the Building Code of Australia (BCA) please refer to the updated ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ here.
Once electrical work has been completed, please forward the electrical compliance certificates to the Shire and complete a Statutory Declaration stating that the premises now complies. For your convenience, examples of the required wording to be used on the Statutory Declarations and a blank Statutory Declaration are available below:
If your premises complies with the requirements of the BCA, please complete the registration form. To complete an online registration click here, or download the form here and submit this to the Shire.
Boat Launching Facility Planning Study
Please click here to view the Boat Launching Facility Planning Study produced for the Shire of Gingin by coastal engineers, MP Rogers & Associates.
Looking for Dog and Cat Registration Forms?
KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances. Eligible youth aged 5–18 years can apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees.
The fees will go directly to the registered KidSport clubs through their participating local government. For more information and for registration forms please click here: Kidsport
Important Changes to the Dog Act 1976 - how do they affect you?
Amendments introduced on 1 November 2013 to the Dog Act 1976 require all new dogs registered for the first time, or dogs that are transferred to a new owner, need to be microchipped. All dogs need to be microchipped by 1 November 2015.
When you register your dog you will be required to provide proof that the dog has been microchipped, by providing the local government with the microchip number. As a result of these changes the Shire of Gingin can only renew the registration of unmicrochipped dogs for one (1) year. Only existing microchipped dogs can be registered for three (3) years or life-time. For additional dog ownership information please visit the Department of Local Government and Communities
See our Careers web page.
CALL FOR TENDERS
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HOLDING AN EVENT, BIG OR SMALL?
To hold an event please contact the Shire's Community Development Department. We will be happy to talk you through the process of holding an event. Find out more>
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RUBBISH COLLECTION ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Please be advised that rubbish will be collected on Public Holidays, with the exception of Christmas Day. Any rubbish collection scheduled for Christmas Day will be undertaken the following day.
WHAT ARE MY WATERING DAYS?
To find out more visit the Water Corporation Website
The Gingin Council
Read the Shire of Gingin Annual Report and Financial Statement for 2013/2014>.
NEXT ORDINARY MEETING: 21 April 2015
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month in the Council Chambers, 7 Brockman Street, Gingin, unless otherwise notified. Find out more>
Proposed Local Laws
The Shire of Gingin hereby notifies for public comment that it proposes to make the following local laws:
1. Cemeteries Amendment Local Law 2015
The purpose of this local law is to provide for the orderly management of the Gingin Cemetery in accordance with established plans and to create offences for inappropriate behaviour within the cemetery grounds.
The effect of this local law is that all persons engaged in the administration of the cemetery, burying deceased persons in the cemetery, or otherwise providing services to or making use of the cemetery, are to comply with the provisions of this local law.
2. Extractive Industries Amendment Local Law 2015
The purpose of this local law is to establish requirements and conditions with which extractive industries, within the district, must comply.
The effect of this local law is to provide for the regulation, control and management of extractive industries.
3. Pest Plants Local Law 2015
The purpose of this local law is to prescribe pest plants within the Shire of Gingin that, in the local government’s opinion, are likely to adversely affect the value of property in the district, or the health, comfort or convenience of the inhabitants of the district.
The effect of this local law is to require owners or occupiers of private land within the Shire of Gingin to destroy, eradicate or otherwise control pest plants on and in relation to that land in a manner and within a time specified in a notice given by the local government.
A copy of the local laws may be inspected or obtained at the Shire of Gingin Administration Centre, 7 Brockman Street, Gingin or at the Shire’s Lancelin Office, Vins Way, Lancelin during office hours, or from the links below.
Reconciliation Action Plan 2014-2023
The Shire of Gingin is pleased to present our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which was prepared in consultation with South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, Heritage Advice Australia, and Yued Noongar elders as part of our commitment to develop positive social, cultural and economic partnerships within the region. The RAP was officially launched at a ceremony in Guilderton in July 2014 during NAIDOC Week, and a copy of the RAP may be found here.
CAN'T FIND IT?
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FIREBREAK ORDER 2014/15
The Shire of Gingin recently sent landowners and occupiers its 2014/15 Firebreak Order in preparation for the summer bushfire season. If you have not received a copy, please contact us and we will arrange to have one mailed to you, or alternatively you can view it here.
We strongly urge our community to read this document carefully to determine what action you might need to take to make your property fire safe. If you have any queries regarding the Firebreak Order please contact Paul Postma, Chief Bush Fire Control Officer on 9575 2211 (option 3).
To apply for a variation to the Shire of Gingin Firebreak Order please complete and return this form.
HARVEST BAN / VEHICLE MOVEMENT SMS ALERTS AND FIRE WEATHER HOTLINE
Please click here if you would like to be added to the SMS Harvest Ban / Vehicle Movement Ban list. Alternatively you can ring our Fire Weather Hotline on 9575 1330 and listen to the recorded message for the days forecast and if there is any vehicle movement ban, etc.
IMPORTANT MESSAGES FOR RESIDENTS
Regarding manure use and stable flies. Find out more>
LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR COUNCILLORS
Find out who is responsible for what areas, and who to get in contact with. Find out more>
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