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Welcome to our issue for August 2021

In this Issue...

Are you interested in becoming a Councillor?

If you are thinking about nominating as a Candidate for the 2021 Shire of Gingin Local Government Elections then register your interest for one of our CANDIDATE INFORMATION SESSIONS (Gingin - 23 August from 6pm / Lancelin - 24 August from 6pm).

Sessions will be attended by the Returning Officer, the Shire’s CEO and a representative from the WA Electoral Commission (WAEC). Attendees will gain an insight into the electoral process and issues currently being dealt with by Council, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.

You will also have the opportunity to speak to some of the Councillors elected in 2019, who will be able to give you a practical insight into what to expect as a Councillor of the Shire of Gingin.

The sessions will only be held if sufficient interest is shown, so please contact the Shire’s Coordinator Governance, Lee-Anne Burt, on (08) 9575 5130 or email before 13 August 2021 to register your interest.

Further information is also available on the Shire’s website

Gingin is turning 150 this year!

To celebrate, a special Project Team is planning an event for Saturday, 9 October 2021. The group has a Facebook page and a website. FOLLOW to stay up to date!  

We are looking for volunteers who might be available to work 2-hour shifts on 9 October. We need volunteer bus drivers, pack up/set up helpers, info guides, display minders, photographers, volunteer supporters/runners and more... 

Visit our website to view all of the roles and to submit a form if you can assist us. Enquiries - (08) 9575 5162 /

Stall holder applications are still open! To apply to exhibit at the Gingin 150th Event visit

The Project Team is seeking sponsors for the event. If you are interested in sponsoring and receiving advertising and more as part of your sponsorship deal then please click hereYou can also read more here

The planned Billy Cart Race is going to be a fantastic event. There are just 75 places for the event so make sure you REGISTER NOW!  If you don't have your own cart then you can hire one for an additional $50 - contact the Gingin CRC on (08) 9575 1253

Next Council Meeting
The Shire's next meeting will be a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, 3 August 2021 at 12.30pm.

The next Ordinary Council Meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, 17 August 2021 at 3:00pm. This meeting is open to the public.  

Questions for consideration during Public Question Time should be submitted prior to the meeting using the e-form available from the Shire’s website.

Coastal Planning Consultation - Have Your Say

The Shire of Gingin is undertaking a project to understand how changes to the coastline will impact the future of Lancelin, Ledge Point, Seabird and Guilderton and we want to hear from you!

Our coastline is such an important feature of our lifestyle, identity and community and balancing our desire to live near the coast and managing the impacts of coastal processes is becoming more important.


Guilderton Community Hall, 31 July 2021, 1 - 4.30pm (Lower Coastal Region)
Lancelin Sporting Complex, 1 August 2021, 1 - 4.30pm (Upper Coastal Region)

The workshops will provide some information on coastal processes and you will be able to share your thoughts and values on that section of the coast in addition to having opportunities to help us make decisions.

If you can't make the workshops then head online and complete the Community Values Survey or Mapping Exercise.  It's a really easy platform to use and the data you input here will help us to fill in a lot of gaps in the existing CHRMAP. Currently the CHRMAP has no data for Guilderton at all so please ensure you participate! 

Why are we doing more coastal planning when we have already done a CHRMAP and Inundation study? 

In 2019 Cardno prepared a CHRMAP for Lancelin, Ledge Point and Seabird that examined erosion risks and adaptation options. In 2020 Baird prepared an Inundation study for Lancelin, Ledge Point, Seabird and Guilderton.

However, there are some pieces of the puzzle missing so the Shire is now working to fill those gaps. This includes risk assessment and adaptation options for Guilderton and an assessment of what else has changed across the four coastal towns. This will give us a comprehensive and integrated understanding of how our coastline will be impacted in the future and how we can plan for and manage these changes in the four coastal town sites. 

In addition, CHRMAPs contain a significant amount of technical information which can be difficult to understand. As a result, we will be producing a summary document that provides this information in an easy-to-read document using simple language. 

Your New Rates format for 2021/22

Annually in August local governments across WA send out Rates Notices to their residents. Last year the Shire of Gingin had a number of issues with printing and with residents receiving their notices due to a mailing error.

Consequently this year, Council has reviewed this process and changed how it will distribute your Rates Notices.

This year you can expect to receive just one envelope towards the end of August from the Shire with 5 x documents inside. You should RETAIN 4 OF THESE 5 DOCUMENTS which are as follows:
  • Rates Notice
  • Fire Break Orders
  • Tip Pass & Parking Permit (on 1 page this year)
  • Recycling Calendar
The last document is the Shire’s annual magazine (formally known as the Budget Bulletin - now Council to Community: Annual Issue). This document contains useful information from us including how your rates work, when you can expect your verge side green waste collection to occur, what events the Shire will be holding over the next 12 months and more. You don’t need to retain this document but please keep the other 4. The Tip Pass and Parking Permit carry a $30 replacement fee each. 

Fallen Tree? Know who to call

Recently the Shire has received a number of calls about fallen trees. Did you know though that sometimes you may need to enquire with a different service for assistance?

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services have produced the following to assist with determining who to call.

Upcoming Events

If you can't make one of the 2 x workshops this weekend then visit the online website to
complete the survey, fill in the map or to learn more.

Public Notices


The Shire of Gingin hereby gives notice that a Special Meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday, 3 August commencing at 12.30pm in the Council Chambers at the Shire of Gingin Administration Centre, 7 Brockman Street, Gingin. 

The purpose of this meeting is to consider submissions received in relation to the disposition via lease of the Guilderton Store and Café/Restaurant to Belgravia Leisure. 

Aaron Cook



The Shire of Gingin is offering an opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled person to take on the position of Governance Support Officer.

This position will require someone to spend 3 days per week in Governance which provides support with the management of corporate governance matters with key responsibilities in administering the processes, legislative requirements and policy positions of Council. The position requires the incumbent to apply their research, problem solving and interpersonal skills to facilitate positive responses to key activities and processes required of the role to achieve Council objectives. A high level of confidentiality and professionalism is required.

This position is being offered on the basis of permanent part time employment within Band 4 of the LGIA 2020 and offers a salary of $56,044 - $58,932 per annum (pro-rata for part-time), dependant on experience and level of skill, plus superannuation up to 15%.

For further information and to apply, click hereApplications close 4pm, Monday, 8 August 2021.


Note: Canvassing of Councillors will disqualify your application.

Aaron Cook



The Shire of Gingin is offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled person to take on the position of Operations Coordinator.

The primary responsibility of this position is the supervision of the Shire’s road construction and maintenance staff. This includes scheduling works, managing leave rosters and coordinating various programs associated with the Shire’s road reserves, streets, drainage infrastructure, footpaths and management reserves.

This position is being offered on a contract basis with a salary package of between $85,150 and $108,050 per annum, dependant on experience and level of skill, including superannuation up to 15%.

For further information and to apply, click hereApplications close 4pm, Monday, 8 August 2021.


Note: Canvassing of Councillors will disqualify your application.

Aaron Cook

Got Questions? We've got Answers! 

Local government is more than just roads, rates and rubbish – in today’s modern world we handle a wide range of services and issues right across the Shire of Gingin.
We’ll continue working hard to keep you informed and up-to-date with the latest happenings throughout the Shire however sometimes you may have a question on a topic we haven’t talked about in a while or perhaps you want to report an issue you’ve noticed. In this case we more than welcome your questions, feedback and reports!
Contact the Shire on (08) 9575 5100 / or drop us a line on our Facebook page.

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Please practice good hand hygiene and social distancing

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