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Rates Prize Draw A Winners
Posted 19 October 2021 Rates Prize Draw A Winners

On Wednesday 13 October 2021, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley drew the winners of the Rates Incentive program – Draw A. Draw A was open to all rate assessments paid in full, including all arrears and outstanding interest charges. The competition closed on Friday 8 October 2021.

Delay in CleanAway services
Posted 19 October 2021 Delay in CleanAway services

CleanAway wishes to advise that due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be a delay in waste delivery services in Kununurra and Wyndham until further notice.

Councillors sworn in at Special Council Meeting
Posted 17 October 2021 Councillors sworn in at Special Council Meeting

A special Council Meeting was held today to swear in the newly elected Councillors and elect a Shire President and Deputy Shire President. The Shire would like to congratulate Cr David Menzel, Cr Anthony Chafer and Cr Narelle Brook on their re-election and welcome newly elected Council members Cr Chelsea NcNeil and Cr Dylan Hearty.

Shire awarded $7.5m in BBRF grant to construct stage one of the East
Posted 08 October 2021 Shire awarded $7.5m in BBRF grant to construct stage one of the East Kimberley Regional Airport upgrade

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley has been awarded $7.5 million in BBRF (Building Better Regions Funding) grant funding for the first stage of the East Kimberley Regional Airport (EKRA) infrastructure upgrade.

Proposed Disposition of Land (Lease) – Café at East Kimberley Regional
Posted 07 October 2021 Proposed Disposition of Land (Lease) – Café at East Kimberley Regional Airport, Peter Reid Drive, Kununurra

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley proposes to lease the café at the East Kimberley Regional Airport Terminal, being part Lot 200 on Deposited Plan 66654, to Timothy McClintock for a period of 5 years for the permitted purpose of café.

Federal Government supporting Northern businesses with a $100 million
Posted 04 October 2021 Federal Government supporting Northern businesses with a $100 million Northern Australia Development Program

The Federal Government is supporting small to medium-sized businesses in the North with a $100 million Northern Australia Development Program (NADP). Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the program would assist Australian businesses who have taken the leap of starting a business in the North.

Shire joins the ' Think Safe, Work Safe, Be Safe' campaign
Posted 01 October 2021 Shire joins the ' Think Safe, Work Safe, Be Safe' campaign

National Safe Work Month in October is a time to commit to a safe and healthy workplace. Vernon Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer at the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley, supports Safe Work Australia’s ‘think safe. work safe. be safe’ campaign and is encouraging other businesses to join in.

Ord Cotton Gin to go ahead
Posted 15 September 2021 Ord Cotton Gin to go ahead

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) Board has approved up to $32m loan to construct stage 1 of a cotton gin in Kununurra. Kimberley Cotton Company (KCC) and Namoi Cotton have worked closely on the design and operational planning for Stage 1 of the cotton gin, which can process cotton grown on up to 15,000 hectares in the region.

Proposed Increase Dog Walking Area
Posted 08 September 2021 Proposed Increase Dog Walking Area

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is proposing to increase the areas where dogs can be legally exercised off lead in the areas of Lakeview Drive and Millington Drive, Kununurra, specifically:

2021 Community Citizen of the Year Awards - Nomination Open
Posted 06 September 2021 2021 Community Citizen of the Year Awards - Nomination Open

Do you know someone who makes our community a better place Every community has local heroes. Auspire – The Australia Day Council WA, Community Citizen of the Year awards is your opportunity to acknowledge those making an outstanding contribution to our local community. Outstanding contribution and community service include areas such as; education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, social inclusion or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.

The Shire's annual community grant to open on Monday 6 September 2021
Posted 30 August 2021 The Shire's annual community grant to open on Monday 6 September 2021

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is committed to supporting not-for-profit, community-based sporting, cultural, environmental, service groups and associations. This support is to foster high-quality programs, community events, facilities and services that benefit the community, in alignment with the Council's Strategic Community Plan. The Community Grant Program aims to assist local community groups/organisations that make positive contributions to the quality of life within the local government area.

Expression of Interest for lease of Cafe at East Kimberley Regional
Posted 19 August 2021 Expression of Interest for lease of Cafe at East Kimberley Regional Airport Terminal

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably experienced/qualified parties and individuals for the operation of a café at the East Kimberley Regional Airport Terminal.

2021 Baby Tree application now open
Posted 18 August 2021 2021 Baby Tree application now open

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is pleased to advise that the 2021 Baby Tree Program application is now open. If you had a baby born in Kununurra from 1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021, you are eligible to have your baby’s name and birth month on the 2021 plaque.

Be caution at Wyndham Floating Pontoon Boat Ramp
Posted 13 August 2021 Be caution at Wyndham Floating Pontoon Boat Ramp

During a routine inspection of the Wyndham Boat Ramp Floating Jetty, the Shire has noted a deterioration in the integrity of the pylons. Works will commence shortly to rectify the issue.

Kununurra shared footpath Grand opening
Posted 11 August 2021 Kununurra shared footpath Grand opening

Today, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley officially opened the new Kununurra Shared Loop Footpath at the Intersection of Coolibah Drive and Messmate Way. Shire President David Menzel officially opened the path with a cutting of a ribbon.

Shire Heritage Review 2021
Posted 11 August 2021 Shire Heritage Review 2021

The Shire has engaged the services of Heritage Consultant Laura Gray (Heritage Intelligence (WA)) to review the Shire’s Municipal Heritage Inventory and update the document to a Local Heritage Survey, and to prepare a Heritage List that supports the statutory planning framework. Additionally, a Local Planning Policy will be created to protect nominated heritage places within the Shire. While the review will mainly focus on existing heritage sites within the Shire, the Shire welcomes suggestions of new places to be included in the Local Heritage Survey.

Skate Park Revamp postponed
Posted 05 August 2021 Skate Park Revamp postponed

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley advises that works on the Skate Park at Whitegum Park have been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The Skate Park will be available for public use this weekend during the Saturday Markets.

Local Government election set for 16 October 2021
Posted 05 August 2021 Local Government election set for 16 October 2021

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley would like to advise that the next local government Ordinary Election will be held on 16 October 2021. Councillors are elected for terms of fours years within Western Australia.

Rates Notice to be issued the week starting 30 August 2021
Posted 03 August 2021 Rates Notice to be issued the week starting 30 August 2021

The Shire would like to advise that Rates Notices for the 2021/22 Financial Year are due to be sent out the week starting 30 August 2021 with first payments due on 8 October 2021.

Corporate Business Plan adopted by Council
Posted 30 July 2021 Corporate Business Plan adopted by Council

Council has adopted the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley Corporate Business Plan 2021 – 2025, which sets out the services and projects to be resourced and delivered over the next five-year period. Shire President David Menzel said the document is guided by the Shire’s Strategic Community Plan and Long-Term Financial Plan. It is the Shire’s five-year operational plan detailing services, initiatives and projects that will benefit the community.

Skate Park at White Gum Park to close for a week to undergo revamp
Posted 28 July 2021 Skate Park at White Gum Park to close for a week to undergo revamp

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley would like to advise that the Skate Park at White Gum Park will undergo a revamp from Wednesday 4 August 2021 – 13 August 2021.

Road reseal program to commence Monday 19 July 2021
Posted 16 July 2021 Road reseal program to commence Monday 19 July 2021

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley would like to advise that the 2021 reseal program will commence from Monday 19 July until Saturday 24 July 2021.

Ways to keep your pet safe and secure
Posted 09 July 2021 Ways to keep your pet safe and secure

The Kununurra Agricultural Show is happening this weekend, and we are looking forward to all the great food, activities and fireworks. Unfortunately, loud noises (particularly fireworks) can cause serious anxiety and stress for some animals. The Shire Rangers would like to remind pet owners to take extra precautions to create a safe and secure space for their pets. The Shire Rangers have compiled a few tips to help ease your pets' fears:

Special Council Meeting July
Posted 07 July 2021 Special Council Meeting July

In accordance with Section 5.4 (a)(i) of the Local Government Act 1995, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley wishes to inform the public of two Special Council Meetings held this month:

Go in the draw to get your rates paid for a year
Posted 23 June 2021 Go in the draw to get your rates paid for a year

Do you know how your rates are calculated? Answer correctly and thanks to The West Australian and WALGA, they are giving ten lucky households the chance to have their Council rates paid for a year! 💰

Travel Information for all Virgin Australia (B737) Customers Flying out
Posted 17 June 2021 Travel Information for all Virgin Australia (B737) Customers Flying out of the East Kimberley Regional Airport to Perth.

Due to high passenger capacity in and out of Kununurra on these flights and congestion in the terminal, the following check-in times need to be implemented to allow ample time for airport staff to complete your check-in, security checks, baggage loading and boarding. By getting to the airport early, it will allow for on-time departures from Kununurra.

Air conditioning at Kununurra Leisure Centre temporarily out of service
Posted 16 June 2021 Air conditioning at Kununurra Leisure Centre temporarily out of service

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley would like to advise that the air-conditioning at the Kununurra Leisure Centre’s sports hall is temporarily out of service. The Shire is working on rectifying the situation promptly.

Shire provides option for ratepayer to receive rates notice via email
Posted 16 June 2021 Shire provides option for ratepayer to receive rates notice via email

The Shire is now offering Ratepayers the option to receive their Annual Rates notices via email. For the 2021/22 Financial Year, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley will be trialling the option of Ratepayers being able to receive their Annual Rates Notice via email rather than post.

McGowan Government makes available $12.5 million in funding for Community
Posted 01 June 2021 McGowan Government makes available $12.5 million in funding for Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund grants

The State Government has announced a $12.5 million funding available under the latest Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) grants. The grant is aimed to encourage more participation in sport and recreation through the development of basic infrastructures. Community groups can apply for grants for new or upgraded playing surfaces, change rooms, ablutions, and sports storage.

Seeking Community Members Input on the Shires Disability Access and
Posted 31 May 2021 Seeking Community Members Input on the Shires Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Review

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is reviewing the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) and is seeking community members and local disability/elderly groups feedback and suggestions. The current DAIP was created in 2017, and many of the actions and outcomes have been completed. We are now looking for new barriers within our Shire that should be addressed in the review. The Shire will hold a meeting in the Kununurra Council Chambers on Wednesday 9 June at 4 pm to establish a Disability Access and Inclusion Committee. The Shire aims to create links between people with disabilities, the government and the community, including business, that will help to create Western Australia as an accessible community. The Committee will be ongoing once the review is completed, aiming to provide advice for future projects.

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