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Shire of Gingin Administration Centre & Council Chambers
7 Brockman St, Gingin, WA 6503
T: (08) 9575 5100  E:

Lancelin Office
255 Vins Way, Lancelin, WA 6044
T: (08) 9575 5155  E:
Welcome to the March edition
Delivering news, updates, and information for the Shire of Gingin community.
Lancelin Skate Park Stage 2 Upgrade to Commence
Work is starting on Tuesday 7 March on the Stage 2 upgrade of the Lancelin Skate and BMX Park. 

Playspace designer PHASE 3 was the successful tenderer of the project which will include removal of the rusted metal ramps, upgrades to the quarterpipes, pimple, bowl and pump tracks, and resolving drainage issues. 

The approximate value of the project is $440,000 including GST.
KW-Sappers Road Intersection Upgrade
A total reconstruction of the KW-Sappers Road intersection is now complete. The project included widening of the intersection and turning circumference to safely accommodate road trains and school buses, as well as a slip lane and asphalt renewal.

The works were undertaken by the Shire’s Operations team and took 4 weeks to complete.

The project was funded by the Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network.
Other completed projects:
  • Seabird Oval – old fencing removed around oval and cricket nets.
  • Seabird Hall – patio repaired.
  • Bootine Road - floodway replaced.
  • Lancelin Back Beach ablutions – roof and verandah replaced.
  • Gingin Cattleyards – new stairs and safety railing installed.
  • GOAS - timber fencing installed on east side of playground
  • Gingin Pioneer Park Pavilion - upgraded and painted.
Cunliffe St Foreshore Redevelopment
The Shire has engaged contractor, PHASE 3, to start Foreshore redevelopment works on Hopkins and Cunliffe Streets, Lancelin. The works will be undertaken from the intersection of Bayliss, Cunliffe, and Hopkins Streets from Gingin Road to the entry into Grace Darling Park.

Work will commence on Tuesday 7 March 2023 and is expected to take approximately 6 weeks.

At some stage during the project, Cunliffe and Hopkins Streets will be closed for asphalting works which may take 24 hours. We will provide another update about these works prior to them taking place.

Also during this time, PHASE 3 will be undertaking Stage 2 upgrade of the Lancelin Skate & BMX Park.

While these projects are in progress, residents may experience increased dust, noise, and vibration from the works.

We ask road users to be mindful of traffic management and signage around the area, and we thank you for your understanding of the disruptions and patience while we get the work done.
Beermullah Road West Temporary Closure
Shire will be commencing deep excavation works to replace the two floodways on Beermullah Road West on Tuesday 7 March which will require the closure of that section of road between Mayfield Road and Jocks Avenue for approximately 4 weeks.

Traffic management and signage indicating the detour route for Alps Road, Bootine Road and Jocks Avenue will be in place during this time.

NOTE FOR HEAVY VEHICLE OPERATORS - please be aware there is a 10 tonne limit for the Bootine Road detour.

If you have any queries regarding the closure, please contact our Depot Operations team on 9575 5100 or
Council Decisions
The following decisions were made by Council at the Shire’s February Ordinary Council Meeting:
  • Renaming of Nilgen Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade to Cowalla Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade—approved by Council.
  • Reinitiating Stage 2 upgrade of the Lancelin Skate and BMX Park —approved by Council.
  • Upper Coastal Sporting Facilities Master Plan amendment of Stage 1 priorities —approved by Council.
  • Amendment of Local Planning Policy 2.1 Residential Outbuildings - approved by Council.
  • In addition, 16 other items were presented to/deliberated by Council. 
More details on the above items of business and any other matters from this meeting can be found in the Meeting Minutes which are available for viewing here.
Peter Kenyon Community Workshop
On Saturday 18 February, 15 volunteers from across the Shire gathered to learn from community development expert Peter Kenyon from Bank of I.D.E.A.S.The topic was “Attracting and Retaining Volunteers”.

Between 2016 and 2021 Western Australia experienced a 22% reduction in volunteers which equates to over 150,000 individuals.

Peter explained the dynamics affecting this loss, but most importantly presented creative solutions to attract and retain communities' most valuable contributors – volunteers.

The interactive day provided a wealth of inspiration, and easy to implement strategies for attendees to take back to their groups.

👉 The 2nd workshop in the series, "Overcoming Challenges Faced by Office Bearers" with Caroline Robinson from 150Square, will be held on Wednesday 8 March, from 6pm – 8:30pm at the Woodridge Hall. 

These workshops have been made possible thanks to Volunteering WA.
Why the Shire Disables Comments on Social Media
We’ve received queries from the public about why we disable comments on Shire Facebook posts.
Historically, the Shire of Gingin embraced social media as a useful two-way means of communication with our communities.
However, in recent years we’ve had to deal with – as have most public service organisations - increasingly hostile, divisive, and unreasonable online interaction from the public, usually because of a decision or course of action the Shire has made that people don’t like or agree with, which then results in lengthy and sometimes vicious diatribes on Facebook. This makes responding by Shire officers in a constructive and meaningful way almost impossible.

Also, local governments are bound to recordkeeping policies and regulations which apply to electronic media communication. We simply do not have the resources to monitor, moderate, respond to and record all the threads, comments, and posts on our Facebook page. For this reason, and in the interests of transparency, we do our best to ‘share’ our posts to the various community group Facebook pages in the region where members of the public can make whatever comment they wish.

In saying that, if you have read or heard something about the Shire that is of concern to you, we strongly encourage you to either give us a call on 9575 5100 or send us an email to in the first instance so we can clarify our position and provide you with the facts. By doing so, you will help to shut down rumour mills that cause confusion and angst in your community.

While we respect everyone’s right to their opinion, we also reserve the right to moderate social media communication in a way that we see fit and appropriate for our organisation.
Community Funding Program 2023/24
There's still time to apply for grant funding! Please see here for the funding streams available. Applications close 31 March.
Upper Coastal Sporting Facilities Working Group Update
The Upper Coastal Sporting Facilities Working Group (UCSFWG) held its third meeting on 8 February 2023 at the Lancelin Sporting Complex to finalise Stage 1 priorities for the Upper Coastal Sporting Facilities Masterplan for recommendation to Council.

Chaired by Cr Andrea Vis, the meeting was attended by 10 sporting club members representing their respective clubs.

VIMG, owners of the Lancelin South Development, attended the meeting and presented an update to the UCSFWG on the Lancelin South Development Plan, including the upcoming Stage 2 subdivision. They then answered several questions from the group on timing of construction, recreational facilities servicing the development, traffic considerations, and promotion channels.

As agreed at its meeting of 21 December 2022, the UCSFWG recommended the updated priorities be presented to Council for endorsement. The changes in priorities put to Council for consideration were the inclusion of both the Lancelin Golf Club and Lancelin Bowling Club in the Master Plan, installation of a 10-rink synthetic bowling green in Lancelin, installation of additional golf cart storage at Lancelin Golf Club, and the relocation of Pegasus Gun Club.

The UCSFWG also requested that Council review the timing of the installation of a path between Lancelin townsite and the Lancelin Sporting Complex, and that the Lancelin Sporting and Community Club be included in consultations with the development of Lancelin South as it relates to the provision of sporting facilities within and adjacent to the development area.

Council, at its meeting held on 21 February 2023, endorsed all recommendations submitted by the UCSFWG and thanked the Working Group for its work and input in reviewing the Upper Coastal Sporting Facilities Master Plan priorities.

For more information on outcomes from UCSFWG meetings please contact:
Les Crichton
T: 9575 5100
Expert Workshop for Community Groups
Bearing the Load - Overcoming Challenges Faced by Office Bearers with Caroline Robinson from 150Square
Wednesday 8 March at 5.30pm – 8.00pm, Woodridge Community Hall
Caroline Robinson from 150Square will deliver a practical problem-solving workshop, where office bearers from non-profit groups and clubs can voice any challenges they are experiencing and then work with Caroline to create solutions on the spot. 

The workshop will cover a broad range of issues, including attracting and retaining volunteers, creating a culture of volunteering, and other strategic and governance challenges. 

Light refreshments provided. RSVP to

For more information on this workshop, please visit the Events page on
Special Books Donation for Lancelin Library
Lancelin Library is thrilled to announce that author, geologist and photographer Dr Mike Donaldson OAM has donated his stunning 3-volume set of Kimberley Rock Art books to the Lancelin library.
In his letter to us accompanying the books, Dr Donaldson said:
"I produced the books some 10 years ago after more than 20 years bushwalking along the wild rivers of the Kimberley documenting hundreds of rock art sites, most of which were unknown to current traditional owners... The books have Forewords by traditional owners and no images have been deemed to be culturally sensitive. I am donating the books to increase awareness and appreciation in the wider community of the priceless heritage this rock art represents."

We are very grateful for this donation and thank Dr Donaldson for his generous contribution to our library.

For more information on Dr Donaldson's work, visit his website here.
Have Your Say! Surveys Open
For more information and to participate in the Volunteering Survey see here.
For more information and to participate in the Wangaree Park Mural Survey see here.
For more information and to participate in the Youth Survey see here.
Public Notices

Local Planning Policy 2.1 - Residential Outbuildings

Council, at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 21 February, adopted for public advertising the amended Local Planning Policy 2.1 - Residential Outbuildings.

The amended Residential Outbuildings Policy is intended to provide a context and framework in which outbuilding use and development can take place without having adverse impacts on the streetscape, character, amenity or environmental attributes of the surrounding area.

The Shire of Gingin invites comments in relation to the local planning policy.

Documents setting out and explaining the policy can be viewed here.

To view the proposal in hardcopy, please attend the Shire of Gingin Administration Centre, located at 7 Brockman Street, Gingin or the Lancelin Office, 255 Vins Way, Lancelin during office hours.

Submissions in relation to this proposal should be made in writing and directed to the Chief Executive Officer either by post to the Shire of Gingin, PO Box 510, Gingin 6503, or by email to

Comments should include the name and address of the person making the submission, details of the submission, and be lodged by 4.00pm on Monday 27 March 2023.

Annual Meeting of Electors

Notice is hereby given that the 2022/23 Annual Meeting of Electors of the Shire of Gingin will be held on Tuesday, 7 March 2023 commencing at 5.00pm. 

The venue for the meeting will be the Granville Civic Centre, Weld St, Gingin.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss:

  1. The contents of 2021/22 Annual Report for the Shire of Gingin; and
  2. Any other general business.

To view the Agenda for this meeting see here.

The 2021/22 Annual Report is available here and hard copies can be obtained upon request from the Shire’s Gingin Administration Centre and Lancelin Office.

Bookings Required for Licensing Services
Please be advised that bookings need to be made with the Shire for the following licensing services:
  • Overseas or interstate driver’s licence transfer
  • Learner’s Permit
  • Hazard Perception Test
These licensing functions take up a lot of processing time for our Customer Service Officers and need to be scheduled.

If you have any queries or would like to book one of these services, please contact our Customer Service team on 9575 5100.
Speed Limit Change - Cheriton Road
Please be aware that the speed limit has changed from 80kph to 50kph on Cheriton Road from Brockman St to Mchavloe Drive (outside Marchmont Estate).

Local Police have also been advised, and we ask road users to please note the new speed change when coming into town.
Save the Dates!
  • Ledge Point Sandcastle Competition – Sunday 5 March at 9.00am – 12noon, Swimming Beach between the Groynes.
  • Annual Meeting of Electors – Tuesday 7 March at 5.00pm, Granville Civic Centre.
  • Lancelin Night Market – 8 & 22 March at 4.30pm – 8.30pm, Wangaree Park.
  •  Bearing the Load Workshop - Overcoming Challenges Faced by Office Bearers with Caroline Robinson from 150Square - Wednesday 8 March at 5.30pm-8.00pm, Woodridge Community Hall.
  • Woodridge Quiz Night - Saturday 11 March at 6.00pm, Woodridge Community Hall.
  • Arts in the Park 2023 – Art Competition, Exhibition, Artisan Market & Family Concert – Friday 17 March to Saturday 17 March at Granville Park, Gingin.
  • International Women’s Day 2023 Networking Lunch – Saturday 25 March at 11.00am – 3.00pm, Granville Civic Centre.
  • Youth Week Fun Day - Wednesday 19 April at 10.00am - 2.00pm, Gabbadah Park.
  • Youth Week Barefoot Bowls - Friday 21 April at 5.30pm - 9.00pm, Gingin Bowling Club
For more information on these events, please go to the Events Calendar here.

If you have a community event to promote in the Shire, please email Olivia at and we will include it on our Events Calendar and promote it on our Facebook page.
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