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
Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
Just a reminder to our community that the Shire offices in Gingin and Lancelin will be closed for the Queen's Birthday public holiday on Monday 29 September 2014.
Lancelin Agency Office - Temporary Closure
The Shire of Gingin will close its Lancelin Agency Office temporarily in order to carry out work to replace the front counter at reception. The office will close at 2.30pm on Friday 19 September and reopen at 12.00pm on Wednesday 24 September (three working days). The new counter will be installed to meet accessibility requirements for all community members.
Nominate Now - Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards
Nominations are now open for the Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards which focus on outstanding community contribution and participation. Nominate an inspiring community member or group within the Shire of Gingin for an award to be presented on Australia Day, 26 January 2015.
For full details of the award categories and to dowload a nomination form please visit www.ausdaywa.com.au. Nominations should then be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer at the Shire of Gingin by Friday 27 November 2014.
Pay Your Rates and Win!
Ratepayers who pay their rates in full by 17 September will be in the running to win a host of fantastic prizes. There are 10 prize packages to be won which include combinations of cash, holidays, fuel and restaurant vouchers, WASO tickets and more, all generously donated by local and regional businesses to a total value of $15,000.
Winners will be randomly selected from the rates database at the end of September and presented with their prizes at the Early Rates Incentive Awards function to be held at the Gingin Shire Office on Tuesday 21 October 2014.
Proposal for New Meeting Procedures Local Law
The Shire of Gingin notifies for public comment that it proposes to make a new Meeting Procedures Local Law. A copy of the local law can be viewed here. Alternatively, the Policy can be viewed at Council’s Administration Centre, 7 Brockman Street, Gingin and the Lancelin Agency Office, 255 Vins Way, Lancelin during normal office hours.
Night Stalk 2014
What is Night Stalk? It is a six-week Australia-wide spotlight survey designed to collect information about animal distribution. The information gained through Night Stalk is extremely important and is entered into a nationwide database that can be accessed by individuals, schools, community groups and conservation agencies.
Night Stalk is easy, fun and something everyone can do. All you need is a torch and a copy of the Spotter's Log. Then choose a night or a number of nights from 1 September to 16 October and start the search in your area by recording all the mammals, birds, bats, reptiles and frogs that you find.
If you would like to get involved please visit perthzoo.wa.gov.au/act/night-stalk/.
Cessation of Restricted Burning Period
Effective midnight 17 May 2014. For more details click here>
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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 2012/2013>.
NEXT ORDINARY MEETING: 21 October 2014
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month in the Council Chambers, 7 Brockman Street, Gingin, unless otherwise notified. Find out more>
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).
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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