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Volume Sixty Nine, December 2021
CEO: Gavin Treasure | PO Box 99, Dumbleyung WA 6350 | Phone: 08 9863 4012     
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IN THIS ISSUE: Shire of Dumbleyung Christmas hours,  Dumbleyung Swimming Pool Update , Notices from your local Fire Brigades and more...
Decisions from the Ordinary Meeting of Council held in Dumbleyung 16 December 2021.
  • State Government Local Government Reform Package
  • Proposed Lease Agreement for 28 Absolon Street, Dumbleyung
  • Kukerin Dam Cover Project – Contract Termination and New Project
  • 2022 Council Meeting Dates
Robert & Daphne McIntyre Citizenship Award
Benjamin Smith was awarded the Robert & Daphne McIntyre Citizenship Award for 2021 at the Council dinner on Thursday 16 December 2021.
The award applications opened in June and closed in July with the Robert & Daphne McIntyre Citizenship Award Selection Panel meeting in July after interviews were held with the applicants to make a decision on the successful applicant. The successful applicant received $3,000 in 2021 to go towards further education.
There was a very high standard which made it quite difficult for the selection panel to decide on a winner.
Congratulations Benjamin on receiving the Robert & Daphne McIntyre Citizenship Award for 2021. We wish you all the very best in your future endeavours.

Picture left to right: Mrs Anne Verheggen, 2021 McIntyre Award Recipient Benjamin Smith and Shire President Cr Julie Ramm.
Notice of Ordinary Council Meetings 
In accordance with the Local Government Act and Regulations Notice is given that ordinary Council Meetings will be held in 2022 on the following dates: 
17 February 2022
17 March 2022
21 April 2022
19 May 2022
16 June 2022
21 July 2022
18 August 2022
15 September 2022
20 October 2022
17 November 2022
15 December 2022                               
Council has resolved to hold all Council Meetings in the Shire of Dumbleyung Council Chambers and no longer hold the April Meeting at Nenke Park in Kukerin due to the purchase and installation of a new IT System in the Dumbleyung Council Chambers that has the capability to provide presentations, access online resources and utilise e-meeting platforms. Recognition was also given to the time and resourcing required to organise and convene offsite meetings, particularly given no public attendance during the Kukerin meeting.
If you have any feedback or would like to provide a public comment on this change of venue for the April Meetings, please email CEO, Mr Gavin Treasure by Friday 28 February 2022.
All meetings will commence at 3.30pm.  All meetings will be held in the Council Chambers, Harvey Street, Dumbleyung.  Should there be any special meetings or a change to the above dates it will be advertised accordingly.
The Shire of Dumbleyung are working towards being able to send out your 2022/23 rate notices via email.  With this in mind we are asking for you to provide the following information to ensure the process is as seamless as possible.  Can you please send an email to our rates officer: with all the assessment numbers that you would like changed and the email address that you would like them to be sent to.  Can you please also ensure that you put in the subject section of your email “Emailing of rate notices” to make it easy to identify the emails.  
Telstra Network Upgrade Issues - Please report to the Shire office
The Shire of Dumbleyung has received reports of potential connectivity problems with the mobile telephone network. These reports seem to have coincided with a recent Telstra network upgrade.
There are reports of calls being disconnected (drop outs), loss of connectivity at locations not previously experienced and lower signal strength.
Telstra has informed the Shire that for Telstra to investigate they require specific examples, including phone numbers (caller and receiver), locations and dates.
The Shire has direct contact with the Telstra State Manager and is happy to pass on these examples if anyone would like to send these through.
Please email this information through to the Shire at
Bushfire Risk Planning Coordinator
Fixed term contract concludes 30 June 2023

The Shire of Dumbleyung, located in the heart of the Wheatbelt, is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced person as its Bushfire Risk Planning Co-ordinator.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Corporate Services, and working closely with DFES’ Bushfire Risk Management Officer (BRMO), this role requires a motivated and experienced professional with the required skills to develop the bushfire risk management plans for the Local Governments of Dumbleyung, Corrigin and Kondinin.
To be considered for this position you will need to address the following selection criteria:
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of emergency management and bushfire risk management
• Demonstrated conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills with experience undertaking risk assessments
• Effective communication, interpersonal and reporting skills
• Ability to plan, prioritise and organise workloads to meet agreed timeframes
• Possession of a current C Class manual Western Australian driver’s licence
• Experience applying bushfire mitigation strategies and management with an understanding of the principles of bushfire behaviour and suppression activities
• Proven experience working with ICT computer based systems
• Experience applying for external grants funding and administering projects
A full-time contract position with a negotiated package of up to $150,000 per annum depending on experience and qualifications (including base salary, superannuation, motor vehicle, mobile phone and laptop).
To view the position description please visit the Shires website

Applications should include a covering letter detailing your suitability and experience for this position together with a copy of your resume which can be emailed to
All applications are to be lodged via email address provided or Seek by 3:00pm Friday 14th January 2022. Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
Fundraising Opportunity – Catering for Council Meetings 
Community/Sporting Groups or Individuals are invited to put their names forward for catering for one or more of the 2022 Council Meetings.  (If we have a large number of responses then it may mean that some groups/individuals may only be able to cater once and dates are awarded on first in best dressed.)  Caterers are asked to provide a main course and dessert for a minimum of 10 people and are paid $32 per head for February through to November.  The December Christmas Dinner can be up to $40 per head depending on the menu and expressions of interest are sought for this closer to the date.  If you are looking for a little extra income then this is a simple and easy opportunity for local groups to raise funds.
 We require caterers for the following meetings: 
17 February 2022
17 March 2022
21 April 2022
19 May 2022
16 June 2022
21 July 2022
18 August 2022
15 September 2022
20 October 2022
12 November 2022 
To register your interest for the 2022 roster please contact Zoey Eyre on email or phone 9863 4012 with your preferred months as soon as possible.  Groups/Individuals will be contacted asap with confirmation of months.
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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