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Photos wanted for Nature Play WA – Nature Passport Initiative.
Posted 06 July 2020 Photos wanted for Nature Play WA – Nature Passport Initiative.

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of six Shires to participate in Nature Play WA – Nature Passport Initiative.

Off-leash designated dog areas in Kununurra
Posted 26 June 2020 Off-leash designated dog areas in Kununurra

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley Rangers would like to remind the community of the off-leash designated dog areas in Kununurra. Under the local Shire’s Local Laws 2003, Dog owners may take their dog off-leash at the Cemetery, Pump Shed, Lakeside Bush Path, and Swim Beach (areas highlighted in the map below). Within the designated off-leash areas, the dog owner must remain in control over their dog and carry a leash.

Water Corporation issues important warning not to fish or recreate near
Posted 22 June 2020 Water Corporation issues important warning not to fish or recreate near Ord River Diversion Dam

Water Corporation and the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is reminding the Kununurra community not to enter restricted areas at the Ord River Diversion Dam. Water Corporation North West Regional Manager, Sharon Broad, said signage and fencing was in place to prevent access to restricted areas, however, some people continued to ignore the many warnings.

80's Driveway Disco a Hit
Posted 22 June 2020 80's Driveway Disco a Hit

On Friday 19 June 2020, The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley held the 80's Disco Driveway to connect with the community and boost morale amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. A disco truck drove through the streets of Kununurra with 80's disco music. Members of the community brought their families out dressed in their 80's get-up and danced on the streets. The event was live-streamed on the Shire's Facebook page with over 2,500 viewers.

MARKYT Survey Launched to Assist Local Government in Understanding
Posted 18 June 2020 MARKYT Survey Launched to Assist Local Government in Understanding Community Needs

A MARKYT Community Resilience Scorecard was launched on 11 June 2020 to assist local government in understanding the needs of the community, mapping community resilience and rate local governments' performance during and post the Coronavirus pandemic. The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is encouraging members of the community to take the survey to ensure the Shire can deliver services and projects that are relevant to the community.

Discount on One-Year Pet Registration from Now Until 31 October 2020.
Posted 16 June 2020 Discount on One-Year Pet Registration from Now Until 31 October 2020.

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is pleased to announce a discount on one-year registration for pets from now until 31 October 2020. The Shire is encouraging pet owners to take advantage of this 50% discount period. Under the Dog Act 1976 and Cat Act 2011, it is a legal requirement to register pets over the age of three months with their local Shire.

Council E-Meetings Now Open to Public Gallery
Posted 15 June 2020 Council E-Meetings Now Open to Public Gallery

As the Federal and State Government continues to lift Coronavirus restrictions around public gathering, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is pleased to advise that moving forward all public Meetings of Council will now allow for a maximum of 50 patrons to attend in person from the Gallery.

Temporary Closure on Agate Lane due to Tree Removal at the Kununurra
Posted 10 June 2020 Temporary Closure on Agate Lane due to Tree Removal at the Kununurra Leisure Centre

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley would like to advise that there will be a temporary closure of Agate Lane, located behind the Kununurra Leisure Centre, on Tuesday 16 June 2020 due to the removal of a tree within the Kununurra Leisure Centre grounds.

Notice Pursuant to Section 6.19 of the Local Government Act 1995
Posted 04 June 2020 Notice Pursuant to Section 6.19 of the Local Government Act 1995

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 6.19 of the Local Government Act 1995 that the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley intends to impose new Fees and Charges for the 2020/21 financial year. The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley’s Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2020/21 was adopted by the Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 26 May 2020. These charges will take effect as of 1 July 2020, or in the case of some aerodrome fees and charges, 1 January 2021.

Shire Facility changes with Phase 3 of COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery
Posted 03 June 2020 Shire Facility changes with Phase 3 of COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery

Shire welcomes the use of Ranger body cameras to improve safety
Posted 29 May 2020 Shire welcomes the use of Ranger body cameras to improve safety

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley welcomes the use of body cameras to improve the safety of both the community and its Rangers. During the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 24 March 2020, the Council endorsed the Surveillance Device Policy, which has allowed Shire Rangers to use the body camera as part of their role.

The Shire Engages with NAJA Business Consulting Services
Photo Credit: Tim Lanzon
Posted 26 May 2020 The Shire Engages with NAJA Business Consulting Services

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley has engaged NAJA Business Consulting Services to assist the Shire in the delivery of an East Kimberley Economic Development Strategy and accompanying Prospectus. The Strategy will outline an investment pathway for the orderly development of the East Kimberley economy, bearing in mind the effects of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the stimulus required to facilitate recovery. The Prospectus will provide us with a marketing tool that can be utilised in advocating for critical infrastructure projects in our region.

Reminder – Meetings of Council continue to be held electronically from
Posted 25 May 2020 Reminder – Meetings of Council continue to be held electronically from the Kununurra Council Chambers.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and restrictions put in place by State and Federal Government, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley would like to remind the community that as per the notice released on 22 April 2020, the location of all Meetings of Council will continue to occur by eMeeting until further notice. eMeetings are administratively run from the Kununurra Administration Building.

Planned Power Outage on Wednesday 27 May
Posted 21 May 2020 Planned Power Outage on Wednesday 27 May

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley and Horizon Power would like to advise of a planned power outage, due to tree trimming, on Casuarina Drive from Victoria Highway end to Flametree Street.

Kimberley Leaders Unite on a 12 Point COVIDSafe Plan to Reopen
Posted 20 May 2020 Kimberley Leaders Unite on a 12 Point COVIDSafe Plan to Reopen

The Kimberley Regional Group joined key regional leaders yesterday to provide the Premier with a 12 point plan for a COVIDSafe reopening of the Kimberley border on the 18th June 2020. This represents the first time that all key leaders across the region have united, delivering a powerful message of cooperation.

Kununurra School and Community Library reopens
Posted 20 May 2020 Kununurra School and Community Library reopens

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is pleased to announce that the Kununurra School & Community Library has partially reopened. As part of the COVID Safety Guidelines and Plan provided by the State Government, the library will implement the following restrictions:

Proposed Differential Rates and Minimum Payments for 2020/21
Posted 19 May 2020 Proposed Differential Rates and Minimum Payments for 2020/21

At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 24 March 2020, Council endorsed the following proposed differential rates and minimum payments for advertising. In accordance with Section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995 the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley hereby gives notice of its intention to impose the following differential rates and minimum payments on rateable property for 2020/21:

The Shire's Sport and Recreational Facilities to Partially Re-Open
Posted 18 May 2020 The Shire's Sport and Recreational Facilities to Partially Re-Open

Round Three of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grant Application
Posted 15 May 2020 Round Three of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grant Application Now Open

The Kimberley Development Commission wishes to advise that application for round three of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants is now open. The McGowan Government is investing up to $6 million in regional projects to sustain jobs and build business resilience. The RED Grants program supports locally-driven projects that contribute to the economic growth and development of regional Western Australia.

𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐑𝐞-𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝
Posted 15 May 2020 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐑𝐞-𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬

On Thursday 14 May 2020, the State Government officially released the COVID Safety Guidelines and Plan for Sports and Recreational facilities. As such, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is working to ensure all necessary measures are met before reopening the facilities to the community; this includes completing the COVID Safety plan recently provided by the State Government.

State Government releases COVID-19 Safety Plan and Guidelines for Food
Posted 15 May 2020 State Government releases COVID-19 Safety Plan and Guidelines for Food Businesses

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley would like to advise that the State Government has released a COVID Safety Plan and Guidelines for Food Businesses.

Proposed Disposal of Land
Posted 07 May 2020 Proposed Disposal of Land

Proposed Disposition of Land (Lease) – Part Lot 200 on Deposited Plan 66654, East Kimberley Regional Airport, Peter Reid Drive, Kununurra The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley proposes to lease a portion of the East Kimberley Regional Airport landholdings, part Lot 200 on Deposited Plan 66654, to the adjoining landowner Margret Conley for three years for the permitted purpose of cultivating crops.

Special Council EMeeting Thursday 7 May 2020
Posted 04 May 2020 Special Council EMeeting Thursday 7 May 2020

In accordance with Section 5.4 (a)(1) of the Local Government Act 1995 the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley wishes to inform the public of a Special Council EMeeting taking place on Thursday 7 May 2020 at 5 pm at the Kununurra Council Chambers.

Temporary Closure – Kelly’s Knob Walking Trail
Posted 01 May 2020 Temporary Closure – Kelly’s Knob Walking Trail

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley would like to advise that the walking trail at Kelly's Knob will temporarily close for essential repairs. The trail will be closed to the public from 6:00 am Wednesday 6 May 2020 to 6:00 pm Thursday 7 May 202

Footpath repairs to commence on the eastern side of Weaber Plain Road
Posted 01 May 2020 Footpath repairs to commence on the eastern side of Weaber Plain Road

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley wishes to advise that repairs to footpaths along the eastern side of Weaber Plain Road, between the industrial area and Hidden Valley Tourist Park, will commence on Monday 4 May 2020.

Council adopts new policies in response to COVID-19
Posted 01 May 2020 Council adopts new policies in response to COVID-19

At the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley’s Ordinary Council Meeting held on 28 April 2020, Council adopted a number of new policies in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including an Emergency Response and Recovery Policy and a Financial Hardship Policy.

Successful Launch of the ANZAC day #drivewayatdawn initiative
Posted 29 April 2020 Successful Launch of the ANZAC day #drivewayatdawn initiative

The ANZAC #drivewayatdawn initiative was a success, with over 3500 viewers tuning in to the ANZAC dawn service via the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley Facebook page.

𝐖𝐲𝐧𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐁𝐨𝐚𝐭 𝐑𝐚𝐦𝐩 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜
Posted 28 April 2020 𝐖𝐲𝐧𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐁𝐨𝐚𝐭 𝐑𝐚𝐦𝐩 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐬

The Shire is pleased to announce that Wyndham Boat Ramp pontoon jetty is now open for members of the community to use. The damages to the pontoon jetty were caused primarily by the impact of weather on infrastructure which has passed its renewal date.

Changes to Meetings of Council during COVID-19
Posted 22 April 2020 Changes to Meetings of Council during COVID-19

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and restrictions put in place by State and Federal Government, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley would like to advise the location of all Meetings of Council will occur by eMeeting, which will be administratively run from the Kununurra Administration Building. As per regulation 14D(3) and (4) the Shire President has approved a method for conducting all Council and Committee Meetings which can be summarised as follows;

ANZAC Day #DrivewayAtDawn initiative
Posted 16 April 2020 ANZAC Day #DrivewayAtDawn initiative

The Kununurra and Wyndham RSL branches have partnered with the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley to launch the ANZAC day #DrivewayAtDawn initiative. From 5:30 am on Saturday 25 April 2020, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley will live stream the dawn service from ANZAC Hill via Facebook. Members of the community can join in a minute of silence to honour veterans and active service people from their driveways, whilst watching the service from their mobile device. The Kununurra and Wyndham RSL branches and the Shire will also distribute a limited number of 'electronic candles' to PO boxes within the Shire. For those without a PO Box, we encourage you to download the app 'Real Candle'. Lest We Forget.

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