Find us at:
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 February edition
Delivering news, updates, and information for the Shire of Gingin community.
Expert Workshops for Community Groups
If you're a member of a community group interested in finding solutions to some of the challenges your group or club may be facing, then save the dates for these two excellent workshops:
Building the Team - Attracting & Retaining Volunteers with Peter Kenyon from Bank of I.D.E.A.S.
Saturday 18 February, 9.30am – 2:30pm at Lancelin Sporting Complex

Peter Kenyon will present a four-hour interactive workshop that will cover creative ways to recruit, recognise and retain non-profit groups most valuable resource – volunteers. 

This workshop is suited to anyone volunteering within the community (not just office bearers).

Light refreshments provided. RSVP to by 10 February 2023.
Bearing the Load - Overcoming Challenges Faced by Office Bearers with Caroline Robinson from 150Square
Wednesday 8 March, 6.00pm - 8.30pm at 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 by 1 March 2023
For more information on both workshops, please visit the Shire's
Events page.
Council Decisions
The following decisions were made by Council at the Shire’s January Ordinary Council Meeting:
  • Adoption of Policy 5.3 South West Native Title Settlement Land Base Consultation  —approved by Council subject to amendment.
  • Approval of unbudgeted expenditure of $80,000 for asphalting Lancelin Plaza carpark —supported by Council.
  • Amendment of Guilderton Caravan Park booking procedure —approved by Council.
  • In addition,  4 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.
Music in the Park
The Shire kicked off 2023 on Saturday 7 January with our first annual Summer Suite Event, Music in the Park at Gabbadah Park in Guilderton.

Although the evening was a bit windy, about 150 locals and tourists enjoyed the evening with a live performance by Perth musicians, Summer Club Band.

The kids had plenty of entertainment with a bouncy castle, bucking Shaun the Sheep, and fun glow sticks. Special thanks to the Lancelin Police who made their pod vehicle available for kids to sit in and try on their gear. Bucking Shaun the Sheep even got to throw Constable Kate off which gave the community a laugh.

The Summer Suite of Events is supported by the Shire of Gingin and Bendigo Bank.

Keep an eye out on the Shire’s Events Calendar at for all the fun events to attend this year.  
Introducing Trainee Ranger "Lacey"
Meet our new Trainee Ranger Lacey!  Lacey is an Australian Shepherd who will be joining fellow dog ranger Colby as part of the Shire’s canine ranger team.

Lacey has all the qualities required for this position - she is enthusiastic, driven, keen to learn, loves people and other dogs, and works well in a team.

Lacey will be working in tandem with Colby by patrolling the Shire with Ranger Rachael and educating dogs and their owners on the importance of dog registrations and microchipping.

She loves meeting people so if you see Ranger Rachael and Lacey out and about, please come and have a chat.  Ranger Services are here to help so please give us a call on 9575 5140 or 9575 5172 if there is anything we can assist you with.
Resident Perception Survey
The Shire is preparing to roll out the next Resident Perception Survey this coming March.
To get as many responses as possible there will be two ways you can provide us your feedback on how we are performing as your local government.
This year you will have the option to complete either a simple or comprehensive survey.
All ratepayers and residents will soon be sent a postcard outlining the options, which will also be available in print and online formats. Details to come!
Important Information for Dog Owners

Blowfish Poisonous to Dogs

With many of us heading to the coast and enjoying the dog beaches, now is a timely reminder to dog owners that blowfish (blowies or puffer fish as they are also known) are extremely toxic to our canine companions.

While blowies are known to wash ashore, many are caught by people fishing and discarded on the beach where they can be ingested by dogs.

We recently received a call from a community member whose golden retriever nearly died after eating a blowie off Guilderton dog beach that had been discarded.

Blowfish, like toadfish and blue-ringed octopus, contain a very deadly poison called tetrodotoxin which can cause severe illness, paralysis, and death if consumed. Tetrodotoxin, which is a central nervous system toxin, is found on the skin and internal organs of the blowfish and is approximately 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide.

Poisoning symptoms start within 10 minutes to 2 hours after ingestion and include vomiting, excessive drooling, wobbly walking, muscle tremors and seizures, difficulty breathing, and eventually complete paralysis.

What You Can Do
  • When walking your dog on the beach, ensure it is on a lead or closely supervised.
  • If beach fishing, do not discard unwanted blowies on the beach where they can be touched or eaten.
If you suspect your dog has come into contact with a blowfish, take it to the vet immediately. With urgent treatment your pet will likely recover, but any delay may be fatal.
For more information on blowfish poisoning, please see link below to the Perth Vet Emergency’s website:
Employment Opportunities
For more information on the above positions please click here.
Public Notices

Proposed Local Law

The Shire of Gingin hereby notifies for public comment that it proposes to make the Shire of Gingin Signs and Bill Posting Repeal Local Law 2023.

The purpose of this local law is to repeal the Shire of Gingin By-laws Relating to Signs and Bill Posting.  

The effect of this local law is to remove the Shire of Gingin By-laws Relating to Signs and Bill Posting from the public record.

Full details of this local law are available here.

Special Council Meeting

A Special Meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday 7 February 2023, commencing at 3.00pm, for the purpose of receiving the Shire of Gingin 2021/22 Annual Report and determining the date and venue of the next Annual Meeting of Electors.

The Special Council Meeting will be open to the public.
Save the Dates!
  • Special Council Meeting - Tuesday 7 Feburary at 3.00pm, Shire of Gingin Council Chambers.
  • Lancelin Night Market - Wednesday 8 February at 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Wangaree Park.
  • Building the Team Workshop - Attracting & Retaining Volunteers with Peter Kenyon from Bank of I.D.E.A.S. -
    Saturday 18 February at 9.30am – 2:30pm, Ledge Point Country Club.
  • 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.
  • Arts in the Park 2023 – Art Competition, Exhibition, Artisan Market & Family Concert – Friday 17 March to Saturday 18 March at Granville Park, Gingin.
  • International Women's Day Networking Lunch - Saturday 23 March at 11.00am - 3.00pm, Granville Civic Centre.
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.
Sponsor in Focus
Proudly supporting the Shire's Early Rates Incentive Scheme

Claymont Development - Country Heights

Country Heights Estate State 2 - the Ultimate Lifestyle

Nestled in beautiful Cheriton Valley, Country Heights Estate represents your chance to invest in your future and a picture-perfect country lifestyle.

This is a unique opportunity to live on huge 1-hectare blocks which are 25 times larger than the average suburban homesite, yet cost no more and are within easy commutable distance to metro areas.

Stage 2 now selling - visit us at
Copyright © 2023 Shire of Gingin, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp