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Find us at:
Shire of Gingin Administration Centre & Council Chambers
7 Brockman St, Gingin, WA 6503
T: (08) 9575 5100  E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

Lancelin Office
255 Vins Way, Lancelin, WA 6044
T: (08) 9575 5155  E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au
W: gingin.wa.gov.au
Welcome to the July edition
Delivering news, notices and information for the Shire of Gingin community.
Projects Update
Community Events
Employment Opportunities
General News & Information
Shire Notices
Save the Dates!
Projects Update
KW Road Completed

Almost 3km of KW Road has been upgraded. The Shire’s Operations team undertook most of the work which involved verge pruning, pegging, ripping up the road and reconstructing, stabilising the limestone with Western Stabilizers, carting and compacting the gravel and final trim before sealing which was carried out by Fulton Hogan.

The road was widened from 7m to 11m and works took approximately two months to complete.

Hoy Road Upgrade

At a Special Council Meeting on Monday 27 June, Council resolved to undertake an urgent upgrade of Hoy Road, Frogmore. 

Works have commenced are expected to take approximately 3 weeks. Traffic management will be in place and we ask road users to take care while works are in progress.
New Footpaths for Gingin, Guilderton & Lancelin

Commencing Monday 20 June, the Shire’s Operations team will be overseeing the construction of new footpaths for the following locations:
  • Beacon Road, Lancelin
  • Brockman St, Gingin
  • Cheriton Road, Gingin
  • Mullins St, Guilderton
The maps below indicate where the footpaths will be installed, including on and off ramps. 

The works are expected to take a couple of weeks, and we ask users of these roads to please take care while works are in progress.

Grading Works in Progress

Our Operations team are continuing to work 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

Yarning Circle with Margaret Drayton

On Friday 24 June over 80 attendees gathered at the Granville Civic Centre for a Yarning Circle with Yued Elder Margaret Drayton. The event was organised by Koorunga (Gingin) CWA following a focus over the last year of learning more about the cultural heritage of local Yued Noongar people.

The day began with a smoking ceremony to cleanse the area, followed by a morning tea of scones with homemade quandong jam and biscuits with wattleseed and lemon myrtle, while Margaret shared locations and stories of significant sites in Gingin and surrounds using the Aboriginal Heritage Inquiry System (https://espatial.dplh.wa.gov.au/AHIS/).

As part of the Yarning Circle experience, attendees made water-colour paintings of sites and stories that stood out to them. After a delicious lunch featuring more bush food inspired treats, Margaret taught everyone how to weave a coaster or necklace  using various grasses and reeds from Gingin Brook.

The day covered a wide range of topics through open and honest dialogue and provided a depth of learning for all who came.

NAIDOC Week runs from 3-10 July and is an opportunity to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island People.

This year’s theme is ‘Get up! Stand Up! Show Up! You can learn more about the theme at https://www.naidoc.org.au/awards/current-theme

The Shire of Gingin is celebrating NAIDOC Week by providing the following list of new books to the Gingin and Lancelin libraries. Each book caters to a different age group and allows you to explore and learn the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island People.

  • My Lost Mob by Venetia Tyson caters to ages 3-8. Children will be captivated by the bright colours and Australian animals which bring to life this entertaining tale of a young emu who has lost his mob and sets out to find it.
     
  • Ceremony by Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing & David Hardy caters for ages 4+ years. Beautifully illustrated, this book is joyful and full of fun. Ceremony invites you to celebrate the rich traditions of dance, family, community and caring for Country from the world's oldest continuous culture.
     
  • Kookoo Kookaburra by Gregg Dreise caters for early childhood and young readers. In a story about friendship, humility, and forgiveness, Kookoo eventually learns that kindness is like a boomerang - if you throw it often, it comes back often.
     
  • Young Dark Emu – A True History by Bruce Pascoe caters for children 10 + years old. This book is a highly anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe’s multi award-winning book. Using accounts of early European explores, colonists, and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. This book asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia’s history pre-European colonisation.
     
  • Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton is the 2nd edition to a travel guide to Indigenous Australia. It highlights myriad ways to engage and deepen our knowledge and appreciation of the First peoples through travel. Everything from arts centres to tours is covered in this guide, and there are also fascinating insights into Indigenous cultures and histories, as well as etiquette for visitors.

The books will be on display for the duration of NAIDOC Week for everyone to enjoy and then available to loan.

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

If so, please email cdo@gingin.wa.gov.au and we will include it in
our Events Calendar on the Shire's website

Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in a career that makes a real difference in your community?

If so, please see here to check what job opportunities the Shire of Gingin currently has available. 
 
General News & Information
Seeking Volunteer Drivers in Lancelin... Can You Help?

The Shire is very fortunate to have a Community Car Service available in both Gingin and Lancelin.  It is a community-run initiative designed to meet the needs of Shire residents who need medical treatment but do not have transport to get to appointments.

This service does rely on volunteers to operate and the Lancelin service is currently in need of additional drivers.

If you have a spare day or so each month and would be willing to volunteer your time as a driver in Lancelin, please contact the Lancelin CRC on 9655 2033 or crc@lancelin.net for more information and/or to register your interest.
Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available
If you are a business owner looking for an alternative way to promote your goods and/or services, becoming a sponsor of the Shire's Early Rates Incentive Scheme may be a great option for you.

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 affordable promotional opportunities. See table below for the sponsorship categories and what you get for your money.

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 rates@gingin.wa.gov.au or 9575 5100 (option 2).
Shire Notices

The Shire of Gingin is seeking nominations for three community members to join an Aged Housing & Care Service Provision Working Group.

Community representatives for this Working Group must be ratepayers or residents of the Shire of Gingin and have an interest and/or experience in the provision of housing and care services for aged persons.

Written submissions should include your name, address, and contact information, and a one-page statement detailing your experience/interest in aged housing and providing age care services.

Nominations should be made in writing and directed to the Chief Executive Officer either by post to the Shire of Gingin, PO Box 510, Gingin WA  6503 or by email to mail@gingin.wa.gov.au by 12.00 noon on Monday 11 July 2022.

If you have any queries or require more information, please contact Shire CEO Aaron Cook on 9575 5100.

The Shire of Gingin invites comments from the public on an application received to expand the existing Extractive Industry operating on the abovementioned property.

Local Planning Scheme No. 9 (LPS No. 9) provides a basis for the control of development / land use throughout the Shire of Gingin. When a development may affect the amenity of adjoining property owners, comments may be sought by the Shire from those potentially impacted.

With respect to the abovementioned development, the following details are provided:

  • The development proposes an expansion of an additional 22ha portion of the site to be utilised for extraction purposes;
  • The development area is set back 94m from Caraban Road, 35m from all other lot boundaries and 500m from the nearest residence in Woodridge Estate;
  • Operating hours are proposed to be between 6am - 6pm Monday to Friday, with no extraction activities occurring before 7am. Extraction and truck movements on Saturdays will only be occasional and on an as-need basis.

Plans and documents setting out and explaining the proposal can be viewed here.

To view the proposal in hard copy, please visit the Shire of Gingin Administration Centre, 7 Brockman Street, Gingin or the Lancelin Office, 255 Vins Way, Lancelin during office hours.

Comments should include the name and address of the person making the submission, the property affected, details of the submission, and be lodged by 4.00pm on Monday, 25 July 2022.

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 WA  6503 or by email to mail@gingin.wa.gov.au.

Save the Dates!
  • School Holiday Fun in Lancelin - Monday 4 July to Thursday 14 July 2022 (see poster below).
  • EyeJack'ing Lancelin - Monday 4 July to Friday 8 July 2022 (see poster below).
  • Commonwealth of Games Comedy Show & Workshop - Wednesday 13 July 2022, 2.30pm - 4.30pm at Lancelin Community Hall (see poster below).
  • Ordinary Council Meeting - Tuesday 19 July 2022 at 3.00pm, Shire of Gingin Council Chambers
For more information on these events please visit the Shire's Events Calendar.
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