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Shire of Gingin Administration Centre & Council Chambers
7 Brockman St, Gingin, WA 6503
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Lancelin Office
255 Vins Way, Lancelin, WA 6044
T: (08) 9575 5155  E:
Welcome to the September edition
Delivering news, notices and information for the Shire of Gingin community.
Projects Update
Council Decisions
General News & Information
Shire Notices
Save the Dates!
Projects Update
The past few months of phenomenal wet weather has delayed numerous Shire projects and works in our communities. However, our Operations teams still managed to complete a number of projects (photos below), which included:
  • Asphalt works on Birdwood Drive, Woodridge and Peterson Rise, Moondah.
  • Shoulder widening and tree lopping works on a section of Cheriton Road to improve safety and visibility.
  • Tree lopping works on Mooliabeenee Road.
  • Structural works on Cowalla Road Bridge.
  • Edge repairs to Gingin Brook Road and intersection of Indian Ocean Drive, fixing pot holes so school buses have a better surface to drop and collect children.
  • Maintenance to gazebo, skate park, and tennis courts in Ledge Point.
  • Further repairs to Ledge Point beach access.
  • Drain clearing in Guilderton.
  • Tree pruning, painting, mowing and sign repair work in Lancelin.
As the weather improves, our construction and maintenance crews will be recommencing road, bridge and footpath works, and other scheduled projects, and we appreciate everyone’s patience while we get them done.

Images below of Neergabby under water following recent flooding event.
 Council Decisions
The following decisions were made by Council at the Shire’s August Ordinary Council Meeting:
  • Appointment of Community Representatives to the Guilderton Foreshore Working Group – Dean Brady, Joel Collins, Bob Johnson, Rona Chiera and John Punch – approved by Council.
  • Contract for the Provision of Gingin Library Services to be entered into with Gingin Community Resource Centre for a further three-year term – approved by Council.
  • Unbudgeted expenditure of $25,500 to undertake necessary reseal/regrout repairs at the Gingin Aquatic Centre prior to 2022/23 pool season – approved by Council.
  • Reconsideration of Development Approval for Proposed Extractive Industry (Sand and Limestone) on Lot M1332 Caraban Road, Caraban – not approved by Council.
More details on the above items of business and any other matters from this meeting can be found in the Council Meeting Minutes which are available for viewing here, or in person upon request at either the Gingin Administration Centre or Lancelin Office.

Council Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month and members of the public are welcome to attend.
General News & Information
Australia Day Awards 2023 – Nominations Open!

It’s that time of the year again and the Shire of Gingin is seeking nominations for community members who have stepped up and performed admirably over the past 12 months.

It could be someone well-known for their community spirit and support, or someone who is out there quietly serving the community in the background.

There are 4 award nomination categories:
  1. Community Citizen of the Year - a person you believe has delivered outstanding service to their community.
  2. Community Citizen of the Year (Youth) Under 25 as of 26 January 2023 - a young person you believe has delivered outstanding service to their community.
  3. Community Citizen of the Year (Senior) Over 65 as of 26 January 2023 - an older person you believe has delivered outstanding service to their community.
  4. Active Citizenship (Group or Event) - A group doing outstanding work, or for an event staged in the community during the past year.
Nominations close 31 October 2022. To find out more and to nominate, see here.


On 1 September 2022, the National Council for Fire and Emergency Services launched the Australian Fire Danger Rating System.

This new system uses 4 simple ratings: moderate, high, extreme, catastrophic, to classify fire danger at fire weather districts across Australia.

Emergency Services Minister Stephen Dawson said the Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS) will be rolled out across all States and Territories to replace the previous fire danger rating system, which was developed in the 1960s.

The AFDRS is backed by improvements in science that delivers more localised and accurate information for communities throughout WA.

The science better considers the various types of vegetation across our landscapes and incorporates the latest understanding about weather, fuel and how fire behaves in different types of vegetation to improve the reliability and accuracy of fire danger forecasts.

There will be community actions advised at each level so the public understands what they need to do to protect themselves, their family and their homes.

There will also be a 'no rating' for days when conditions present minimal fire risk.

Roadside signs will be replaced and an extensive community engagement and education campaign is now underway.

There are four levels of fire danger in the new system:

  1. Moderate: Plan and prepare.
  2. High: Be ready to act.
  3. Extreme: Take action now to protect your life and property.
  4. Catastrophic: For your survival, leave bushfire risk areas.

Fire Danger Ratings will be issued on days when there is a fire risk. Each rating will have a clear set of messages, including the actions the community can take to reduce their risk.

Improving the science means DFES can also switch off the new system on days where no proactive action is required by the community. This is represented by the white bar under ‘Moderate’ in the new Fire Danger Rating design (pictured below).

More information on the new Australian Fire Danger Rating System please see here.

A reminder to anyone living in Residential and Rural Residential areas to make the most of any fine weather we get over the next few weeks to get your green waste ready for collection.

At this stage contractors for the Shire will commence collecting green waste in the weeks following the Queen's Birthday long weekend 24-26 September.

Conditions for green waste compliance are outlined here.
VacSwim Enrolments Open
For more information and to enrol see link below:

Library News
HOOPLA... Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, TV shows, magazines and more, 24/7 with your library card. 

What is Hoopla?
Hoopla is a web and mobile library media streaming platform for audio books, comics, e-books, movies, music, and TV. 

With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Hoopla has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips -- anytime, anywhere!

If you have a Gingin or Lancelin Library card this online library is free to use.
See infosheets below on how to get started with Hoopla on ios, android and Kindle.
What’s New to Hoopla?
Hoopla digital is thrilled to announce BingePass! This new offering provides users with 7 days of unlimited access to collections of streaming content—all for one Instant borrow!

For example, "The Great Courses" -  BingePass offers a collection of popular courses curated specifically for libraries. The collection features more than 300 courses, each containing numerous lectures. That means patrons can access thousands of learning sessions with a single Hoopla Instant borrow.

The Library Collection features courses like National Geographic’s Fundamentals of Photography, Understanding Investments, Practicing Mindfulness, and so many more. The topics are diverse to meet any interest. With access to the entire collection, patrons can view a full course or bounce between lectures from various courses. It’s perfect for lifelong learners or anyone with a special interest, as the courses feature in-depth instruction from some of the world’s greatest professors.
Is Your Property Firebreak Ready?

A reminder to owners and/or occupiers of land within the Shire of Gingin that it is time to get your firebreak ready for the summer bushfire season. 

It is a legal requirement under the Bush Fires Act 1954 to maintain firebreaks from 1 November to 15 May every year.

Your firebreak should be 3 metres wide with a minimum vertical clearance of 4 metres to enable fire vehicles to drive along the firebreaks without access being obstructed.

The following tasks may need to be undertaken to make your firebreak compliant:
  • Trimming tree branches and bushes
  • Removing dead wood and leaves
  • Reducing weeds (chemical spraying)
  • Raking /discing /grading /scarifying etc. 
Firebreak Orders & Bushfire Information for 2022-23 is available here and a hard copy booklet will be included in the rates mailout this month.
Treaure Trove@Gingin Nominated for WA Community Achievement Award!

Congratulations to the Treasure Trove@Gingin team Kate Watson, Michelle Lette and Ann Callen for being nominated for a WA Community Achievement Award! 

Gingin local Mary Cameron nominated the Treasure Trove for the invaluable work this dedicated volunteer group do for our community - see Yanchep News Online article here.

Please join us in wishing the Treasure Trove every success and we have our fingers crossed for you 🙂.

Photo credit - Anita McInnes, Yanchep News Online 

Photo above: Treasure Trove Secretary Ann Callen.
Photo below (L-R): Treasure Trove Chairwoman Kate Watson and Treasurer Michelle Lette.
Shire Notices
Change of Meeting Time – September Council Meeting

The commencement time for the Ordinary Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 has changed. 

The meeting will now start at 1.00pm, rather than 3.00pm as previously scheduled.

This change applies only to the meeting to be held on 20 September 2022.  The commencement time for all other Ordinary Council Meetings remains at 3.00pm.
Development Applications

The Shire of Gingin has received the following planning proposals and public comments are invited:
  1. Proposed Telecommunication Facility—Lot 451 (15) King Street, Lancelin
    Closing date for comments: 28 September 2022
  2. Proposed Reception Centre—Lot 24 (145) Baramba Road, Karakin 
    Closing date for comments: 20 September 2022
Please see the Public Notice page of the Shire’s website for more information on each development application.
Shire Closure – Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Please note the Gingin and Lancelin Shire Offices and Public Libraries will be closed on Monday 26 September for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.
Save the Dates!
Ordinary Council Meeting - Tuesday 20 September 2022 at 1.00pm, Shire of Gingin Council Chambers. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Lancelin Buskers Festival — 24-25 September, 9.00am - 3.00pm at Wangaree Park.

Ledge Point Show & Shine —Sunday 2 October, 10.00am - 4.00pm at Ledge Point Oval. 

Aussie Bird Count –7-23 October. Visit for details on how to get involved.

Australia Day Awards Nominations Closing Date – 31 October, see previous article.

For more information on these events please visit the Shire's Events Calendar.

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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