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 June edition
Delivering news, notices and information for the Shire of Gingin community.
Projects Update
Community Events
Employment Opportunites
General News & Information
Shire Notices
Save the Dates!
Projects Update
Cowalla Road Upgrade Completed

Over six kilometres of Cowalla Road have finally been upgraded. Works involved pavement reconstruction, widening to 10m, sealing, posts and signage, and white line marking. 

Most of the road reconstruction was undertaken by the Shire's Operations crew and took approximately four months to complete. Contractors provided traffic control, pulverisation and stabilisation, cartage, sealing and line marking services.

Pictured above: progress photos 19 January to 11 May - what a difference four months make!

New Entry Statement for Gingin

The Shire Operations team installed a colourful, welcoming new entry statement at the Dewar Road entrance to Gingin off Brand Highway. It features heritage-style timber framework, landscaping, and replaced the previous sign which was old and deteriorating. Well done to our staff for an excellent job.

Grading Works in Progress

Please be advised that our Operations team are currently working through their Maintenance Grading Schedule for gravel roads within the Shire. These works will take several months to complete, depending on weather conditions, and may require road users to slow down and exercise caution when approaching graders at work and any other modified road conditions.

In the meantime, please take care on our roads and thank you for your patience.
Community Events

Volunteers' Event Guilderton

On Sunday 15 May 2022, to kick off National Volunteer Week, the Festival of Small Halls Music Appreciation Concert was held at the Guilderton Community Hall. 70 members of the community enjoyed an intimate evening of soulful live music, along with a delicious supper provided by the Guilderton Country Club.

Local Moore River talent Savanah Solomon kicked off the evening with her acoustic folk original songs. Her song “Rainbow”, which tells the story of losing someone to suicide, was a particularly touching message of hope.

Savanah was followed by Jack Davies of the indie-folk rock band Jack Davies & The Bush Chooks. Jack entertained the crowd with amusing preludes to his unique original songs which explore the mundane and sorrowful moments of life, while finding moments of joy in the middle. Jack even used the old piano that lives at the hall in his set.

The event was made possible by the generous support of Regional Arts WA, the Festival of Small Halls Australia (Woodfordia) and the Shire of Gingin.

Thank you to all of the volunteers within the Shire who do so much for the community.

Seniors' Movie Matinee

On Thursday 26 May, approximately 20 of our senior community members came together to enjoy a day of socialising and were taken back in time to watch a classic 1950s comedy 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'. The seniors were treated with movie snacks, drinks and a lovely light lunch provided by the Guilderton Country Club. There was even a raffle put on with local produce as the prize and Anne Stroud was the lucky winner.

The movie matinee was held in lieu of the Seniors Week event that usually runs in November each year. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, this event could not take place at that time. So it was great to finally organise an event for our seniors. All going well we will endeavor to hold another event for Seniors' Week in November. 

Do You Have a Community Event to Promote in the Shire?

If so, please email and we will include it in
our Events Calendar on the Shire's website
Employment Opportunties
The Shire is pleased to offer two excellent full-time positions within our Operations Department:
  • Plant Operator - General Hand
  • Heavy Plant Operator - General Hand
For more information on both positions see our website's Employment page.

Applications close 4.00pm, Friday 24 June 2022.
General News & Information
Farewell Cr Jan Court!
After 11 years of dedicated service to the Shire of Gingin Council, we said farewell to Cr Jan Court who attended her last Council meeting on 17 May, after announcing her retirement.  
During her time as a councillor, which commenced back in 2011, Jan was committed to improving health outcomes and resources for Shire residents, passionately advocated arts and culture for our region, and was instrumental in the development of the Wangaree Community Centre which is home to the Lancelin hub for DADAA.

Jan is leaving her long-time home in Lancelin to start the next chapter of her life down south in Vasse. She will be very much missed, but we wish her every happiness and thank her sincerely for her contribution to the Shire of Gingin.
Jan’s retirement has left a vacant position on Council which will be filled at the next Local Government election in October 2023.

Meet Ranger Colby

Meet our trainee Ranger 'Colby'. He has been patrolling with Ranger Rachael around the Shire helping to educate dogs and their owners about the importance of registration, microchipping, and where dogs can run off-lead. He has also been testing all the local off and on-lead dog exercise areas. Colby is an Australian Shepherd who loves meeting people, so if you see Ranger Rachael and Colby out and about, please come and say hello.

Ranger Services are here to help, so give us a call on 9575 5140 or 9575 5172 if there's anything we can assist you with.
Free Flu Vaccines Available in June
All Western Australians will have the opportunity to receive a free flu vaccination during June in preparation for the winter flu season.

Free flu vaccines will be available at state-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics (walk-in) and at participating GPs and pharmacies (via bookings).

You can find vaccination clinic locations at or by contacting your local GP or pharmacy.

Rainwater Tank Care & Maintenance 

Water tanks are a vital resource on properties in rural areas where scheme drinking water is not available. Water Tanks on Your Property provides a range of tips about careful collection and storage of water to mare sure the water is safe to drink. 
Each year, homeowners should allow the first good rains to rinse the roof and gutters and run to waste by using a first-flush diversion device. Using a first-flush diversion device will prevent the first portion of roof runoff, which is likely to collect contamination from entering the tank. Learn more here.

Managing Wastewater Overflows

Wastewater overflows can occur from blocked sewerage pipes caused by tree roots, accumulation of fats or objects, or from the failure or inadequate maintenance and servicing of onsite sewage systems such as septic tanks and leach drains.

To help manage and navigate the clean up of overflows refer to Domestic Wastewater Overflows.  The Wastewater Overflow Notification and Response Procedures 2021 are to be used by state government agencies, local governments and wastewater service providers for wastewater overflow events which occur either into/onto built, land and water environments within WA.
Lancelin Hall Bookings

The Shire of Gingin has recently taken over bookings for the Lancelin Hall.
If you would like to use the Lancelin Hall, please contact the Lancelin Shire Office on 9575 5155 to make a booking.

Become a Sponsor of the Early Rates Incentive Scheme 2022

Would you like more publicity for your business? If so, have you considered becoming a sponsor of the Shire's Early Rates Incentive Scheme?
In return for cash or in-kind sponsorship - which will make up exciting prize packages for 10 lucky early ratepayers - we can offer your business a range of promotional opportunities. 
There are a number of very affordable sponsorship options available so if you are interested, see our online Sponsorship Proposal and Acceptance Form or alternatively, get in touch with our Rates team for more information at or
9575 5100 (option 2).

Smoke from Bushfires & Prescribed Burns

Smoke from prescribed burns, also known as landscape fires, can cause a range of health effects, particularly in vulnerable people such as the elderly, young, and those with pre-existing illness.
The Smoke Hazards from Bushfires webpage details a range of strategies to support people to reduce exposure to smoke during prescribed burning. 

Alerts for bushfires and prescribed burns can be viewed at Emergency WA.

Mould & Dampness Guidelines

With the damp weather here, mould can become a problem for many households.

Mould and Dampness for an overview of common health concerns.

The Guidelines for the Management of Mould and Dampness Related Public Health Risks in Buildings provides guidance for the identification, evaluation, remediation and prevention of mould growth and/or dampness problems indoors. 
Shire Notices
Proposed Amendment to Country Heights Estate (Cheriton Road) Local Development Plan

Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015

The Shire of Gingin invites comments from the public in relation to an amendment to the rear (northern) setback of the Country Heights Local Development Plan (LDP).

The amended LDP proposal seeks to reduce the Rural Living zone building setback on the Estate’s northern boundary from 100 metres to 50 metres.

Please see here for more information on this proposal.

Notice of Public Hearing 

Each year, the WA Local Government Grants Commission makes recommendations to the State Minister for Local Government on the allocation of Financial Assistance Grants to local governments in WA. As part of the process, the Commission is required to undertake public hearings with local governments.

Representatives from the Commission will be conducting a Public Hearing on Thursday 23 June at 9.00am at the Shire of Gingin Council Chambers. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

For more information on this event, please visit the Shire's Events page here.
Review of Rating Strategy for the Shire of Gingin

As a part of its recent 2021/22 Budget evaluation, Council requested a review of the Shire's Rating Strategy.

Information about this review is available for public comment and submissions are invited - see here for more details.

Save the Dates!
  • Ordinary Council Meeting - Tuesday 21 June 2022 at 3.00pm
  • Public Hearing - WA Local Government Grants Commission - Thursday 23 June 2022 at 9.00am
  • EyeJack'ing Lancelin - Monday 4 July to Friday 7 July 2022 (see poster below).
For more information on these events please visit the Shire's Events Calendar.
This edition of Council to Community is brought to you by:

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Thank you WANT Plumbing Services for sponsoring the 2021 Early Rates Incentive Prize Night.
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