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Volume Seventy Six, September 2022
CEO: Gavin Treasure | PO Box 99, Dumbleyung WA 6350 | Phone: 08 9863 4012     
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IN THIS ISSUE: Council Wrap Up, From the CEO's Desk, Swimming Pool Update and Restricted Burning Period 
Information from the Ordinary Meeting of Council held in Dumbleyung 15 September 2022
  • Shire of Dumbleyung Strategic Community Plan Implementation Update 
  • Building Maintenance Budget Request 
  • Bush Fire Brigades Local Law 2022 
  • Cemeteries Local Law 2022
  • Control of Refuse on Building Sites Repeal Local Law 2022 
  • Dogs Local Law 2022 
  • Extractive Industries Local Law 2022 
  • Fencing Local Law 2022 
  • Health Local Law 2022 
  • Parking and Parking Facilities Repeal Local Law 2022 
  • Pest Plants Repeal Local Law 2022 
  • Local Government Property and Public Places Local Law 2022 
  • Standing Orders Local Law 2022 
  • Collection of Native Seed 
  • Community Water Supply Funding Project Application & Project Plan – Dumbleyung Desalination Project 
  • Future of Dumbleyung Landcare  

From the CEO's Desk


19th SEPTEMBER 2022 - Start of Restricted Burning Period 🔥
It is UNLAWFUL to set fire to the bush during this time except in accordance with a PERMIT obtained.

More information and a list of local Fire Control Officers (FCO) to obtain a permit, can be found in your Shire Information Booklet for Ratepayers & Residents of Dumbleyung or visit:

The Visit Dumbleyung tourism brochure is getting updated.
If you have an entry to add or an update in the areas of ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & EXPERIENCE please email details of your business and images to

For a copy of the current brochure, visit:
In Progress:
  • Temby Rd gravel re-sheeting in progress over the next week.
  • Tree trimming and mulching will be taking place on the Katanning-Dumbleyung Road. Traffic control will be in place during these works taking place.  
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.

The Dumbleyung and Kukerin volunteer ambulance service wants to advise our Community that we are currently severely depleted of volunteers. As a consequence of this we may not be able to service incoming call outs as our attendance prerequisites are to attend any scene or transfer with at least two suitably qualified SJA volunteers.

Due to a variety of circumstances our active volunteer numbers have been severely depleted and until we can effectively recruit new volunteers we fear the situation will only deteriorate further. What that means for the community is that wait times maybe severely impacted or an ambulance may not even be able to be provided.

For example if we can not engage a crew,  the State Operations Centre have to diverted the 000 request or transfer to another sub centre and so on. In the past we have been contacted for transfers or call outs in Wagin and Narrogin and beyond - we are reluctant to take these calls as our fundamental reason for volunteering is to serve OUR community, and wish to be ready and available for our own.

This is a situation that is unfortunately increasingly common across our country regional areas. This situation has been such for an ongoing period of time, placing an immense amount of pressure on the existing volunteers, both operational and administrative.

If ever you considered a community volunteering role that really matters please contact our sub Centre at your earliest convenience to discuss volunteering options.

We need your help. Now!

For information about any sub centre roles please contact:

Chairperson: Carmen Bairstow
Secretary: Suzanne Cronin
Operational Volunteers:
  • Alex Adams
  • Rod Frost
  • Amy Bowden
  • Louisa Dare
Southern Wheatbelt Regional Drought Resilience Plan - Public Consultation - Closing Soon!

The Wheatbelt Development Commission is seeking feedback on the draft Southern Wheatbelt Drought Resilience Plan (the Plan).

As a valued stakeholder, your feedback will inform the final Plan and guide priority areas for drought resilience investment in the region.

Consisting of the Shires of Kulin, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Wagin and Dumbleyung, the Southern Wheatbelt is one of three pilot areas piloting the Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program (RDRP) in its inaugural year. The RDRP is a collaborative project between the Wheatbelt, Midwest and Great Southern Development Commissions, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, the Northern Agricultural Catchment Council, funded through the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund. In the Southern Wheatbelt, the Project Advisory Group including representatives from the Shires of Kulin, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Wagin and Dumbleyung have provided valuable guidance in the development of the Plan.

We invite you to submit a response online via this survey or direct email to Survey responses are anonymous unless you choose to provide your contact details.
Links to the documents, and information on the program can be found at

Please share this to others you think may have an interest in the Plan and its implementation and we look forward to your constructive feedback.

The consultation period will close on the 14 October.
Dumbleyung Breastcreen

BreastScreen WA’s FREE mobile screening mammogram service is coming to Dumbleyung -
• 19/10/2022 - 21/10/2022
• Beside Dumbleyung Pool, Bennett Street
• Bookings open now - Online (see link below) or Tel. 13 20 50
• All women aged 40 years and over are welcome to attend
Click HERE for the booking link.
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

New drivers licences, with new licence and card numbers, will be available free of charge to Western Australians impacted by the Optus data breach.

Optus has just confirmed that they will be contacting customers directly in the coming days if their specific licence has been compromised. This is in addition to the original email advising of the breach.

If you have received this secondary notification from Optus that your licence details have been compromised, please attend a Department of Transport Driver and Vehicle Service Centre with a copy of your Optus breach notice, as well as two forms of primary identification.

More information, including frequently asked questions, will be available at
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.
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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