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Volume Seventy Five, August 2022
CEO: Gavin Treasure | PO Box 99, Dumbleyung WA 6350 | Phone: 08 9863 4012     
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IN THIS ISSUE: From the CEO's Desk, CBH Dumbleyung Update, Welcome to Adam and European Wasp Detection.  
Council at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Thursday 21 July 2022, resolved that there be no Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on 18th August 2022 as previously resolved and advertised.

The next Dumbleyung Shire Council Meeting will be held on the 15th of September 2022.
Gavin Treasure
Chief Executive Officer

From the CEO's Desk

Work has begun to undertake key activities aimed at further enhancing Mainstreet Dumbleyung.

First cab off the rank is the planting of new trees which includes four Melaleuca Quinquinervia adjacent to the main street and another seven Weeping Mulberries for the park area. These trees come recommended from our local nursery supplier and will significantly enhance the landscape areas of our main street.

Next port of call is our Bluebird Replica. Our wonderfully important replica has not had any significant maintenance or upkeep work conducted on it since it was constructed and located onto site. The original design and build was targeted towards a fully undercover display area. This didn’t occur so the replica has endured some wear and tear which now requires maintenance. The Shire has been fortunate enough to procure the services of the original replica builder who has agreed to undertake these much needed repairs. Included in the repair scope is some body work including repainting to achieve close to ‘all weather’ status. The contractor will pick up and take the replica back to their Dongara based workshop for these works to be undertaken. A pick up date is not yet confirmed (due to other workload priorities), but the Shire is hopeful that the replica can be efficiently repaired and returned to Dumbleyung as soon as practical.

Finally, our western Entrance Statement will be relocated to the Katanning Road intersection and integrated with the existing Bluebird interpretative signage. This relocation is required as the Tunney Street intersection will need to be upgraded (widened) to accommodate improved (& safe) truck access into the upgraded CBH Grain Storage & Handling Terminal. This relocation activity is being partly funded by CBH. A pic of our recently planted new main street trees follows.

Gavin Treasure 
Chief Executive Officer

The four new Melaleuca Quinquinervia trees planted along the main street. 

The Shire of Dumbleyung would like to welcome Adam Majid to the team. Adam has taken on the newly created role of Technical Officer at the Shire. In this role Adam will be delivering projects and implementing asset renewal and maintenance.

Adam has recently moved to the Shire  with his partner and young daughter. In his spare time Adam is exceptional at lawn bowls and enjoys cooking - especially curries.
The Shire of Dumbleyung has submitted an award nomination into the annual National Awards for Local Government for the Dumbleyung 2022 Australia Day Event - Celebrating Aboriginal Culture.

The Shire of Dumbleyung partnered with Wuddi Cultural Tours to co-host the 2022 Australia Day Event which showcased and celebrated Aboriginal culture. Wuddi Cultural Tours are one of only five authentic Aboriginal tourism based businesses located throughout the entire Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Wuddi are a family owned business run by Grant & Anne Riley.


Shire information for the ratepayers and residents of Dumbleyung in a flip-book style booklet that magnets to your fridge!
Get quick reference information on:
* When to pay your rates and how to read your Rates Notice,
* Council meeting dates and useful contacts,
* Bin collection dates,
* Waste Site opening hours and Fees & Charges,
* Firebreak Notice information on permits and fire seasons,
* Ranger details and cat/dog registration information.

Now online but will be posted to everyone on arrival, visit:

With the new WHS legislation coming to effect in March 2022, for bushfire volunteers to protect themselves and the local government in an event of a serious accident or negligence, bushfire volunteers need to attend and complete competently the 1-day Rural Fire Awareness Training course as a new minimum training requirement to attend a fire.
The Rural Fire Awareness training course was run over 2 days, one in Kukerin on the 23rd of August and the other in Dumbleyung on the 24th of August, both had full attendance. We thank the bushfire volunteers who attended and for DFES for running the course.
There is the possibility of an additional course dates to be run in September for those that couldn’t attend, those dates will be advertised once confirmed. You can reserve your space on the course by contacting Krissy at the Shire of Dumbleyung on 9863 4012, new volunteers and farm workers welcomed.
2022/23 RATES

The discount period has now closed for 2022/23 rates 

When paying your Rates through Direct Deposit please ensure you use your Assessment Number as the reference.
As you can imagine we get a huge amount of payments at this time of year and it is very difficult and time consuming to allocate them to the correct Assessment Number if the reference is a name or left off all together.
** Failure to use the correct Reference may result in your payment not being allocated to your account**

For more information on Shire rates for 2022/23 please visit:

In Progress:
  • Winter grading is ongoing throughout the Shire and may require road users to exercise caution when approaching graders at work and any other modified road conditions. Thank you for your patience.
  • Pothole patching is taking place on all bitumen roads within the shire. 

Please drive to the conditions when travelling on both sealed and unsealed roads during wet weather and be mindful of Shire personnel on or near roads responding to maintenance issues such as fallen trees.
Shire of Dumbleyung Driver and Vehicle Services Agency hours 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday 
Please call 13 11 56 for all Driver and Vehicle Services enquiries (Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm)
As a directive from the Department of Transport please note the shire is a face to face agency only and although our staff strive to assist they are not authorised, trained or qualified to take phone enquiries
DoT Direct
Manage all your licences and registrations online through our secure and convenient portal, DoTDirect. Set up is easy and the following transactions can be processed using DoTDirect:
  • Vehicle Registration Payments 
  • Transferring Vehicle Ownership
  • Updating Details 
  • Book a Driving Test
Click HERE to register for a DoT Direct Online Account.

Last week a Dumbleyung farmer took delivery of some farming supplies sent from rural Victoria. The goods were sent to Goomalling, collected by the farmer, and taken back to the Dumbleyung farm. The farmer then discovered four hibernating queen European wasps hiding in the delivered goods. These queens have now been destroyed.

As a consequence of this discovery, DPIRD will be setting up a trapping grid around the towns in an effort to stop any potential establishment of EW in these regions. This will occur around December this year and will be monitored through to June/July 2023.

DPIRD would HIGHLY RECOMMEND that if anyone in the towns sees anything suspicious in terms of wasp / insect activity that they report it to DPIRD via the department’s MyPestGuide Reporter app, the European wasp website or by contacting the Pest and Disease Information service on 9368 3080 or

European Wasp Website Link⬇️


Remember, please visit to report works and roads maintenance or call 9863 4012 and the office can submit a report for you. Your eyes in the community are a great help, thank you!
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