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Davies calls on Government to fast-track mine expansion
Posted June 10, 2019 Davies calls on Government to fast-track mine expansion

Central Wheatbelt MP Mia Davies has called on the McGowan Government to fast-track approval for a Westonia mine expansion or risk losing more local jobs.

GREENFINCH PROJECT UPDATE
Posted May 16, 2019 GREENFINCH PROJECT UPDATE

Ramelius Resources Limited (ASX: RMS) (“Ramelius”, “the Company”) wishes to advise shareholders of further delays to the approvals process for the proposed Greenfinch open pit immediately adjacent to the Company’s Edna May Gold Mine in Western Australia

Rare flower kills hope of Ramelius Resources’ $115m Edna May gold mine expansion plan
Posted May 16, 2019 Rare flower kills hope of Ramelius Resources’ $115m Edna May gold mine expansion plan

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has rejected Ramelius Resources’ expansion of a Wheatbelt gold mine worth an estimated $115 million and providing 100 jobs to protect a rare native plant.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO LEVY DIFFERENTIAL RATES 2019/2020
Posted May 1, 2019 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO LEVY DIFFERENTIAL RATES 2019/2020

Pursuant to Section 6.33 and 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995, notice is hereby given to ratepayers of the intention of the Shire of Westonia to impose the following differential and minimum rates for the 2019/2020

Review of System of Representation
Posted April 3, 2019 Review of System of Representation

The Shire of Westonia is conducting a review of its system of representation and invites public participation in the review.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE OF MEETING DATE
Posted April 2, 2019 PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE OF MEETING DATE

It is hereby notified for public information that the ordinary meeting of Council scheduled for Thursday 18 April 2019 will now be held on Tuesday 16 April 2019, at the Westonia

Budget Submissions 2019/20
Posted March 25, 2019 Budget Submissions 2019/20

Council is currently inviting submissions for the coming 2019/20 Budget. Submissions will be accepted until the 30th April 19 for the financial year commencing 1st July 2019. Council generally adopts the 2019/20 Budget at a special meeting of Council taking place in early July.

Restricted burning Period 15 Feb 2019 to 31 March 2019 Contact a FCO to obtain fire permits.
Posted February 20, 2019 Restricted burning Period 15 Feb 2019 to 31 March 2019 Contact a FCO to obtain fire permits.

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019
Posted February 5, 2019 WESTERN AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019

Slow down as school starts across WA
Posted January 31, 2019 Slow down as school starts across WA

Australia Day 2019
Posted January 22, 2019 Australia Day 2019

Annual Report 2017/18
Posted December 21, 2018 Annual Report 2017/18

Read about what we got up to Last Financial Year.

2019 Expressions of Interest - Revegetation & Fencing Assistance
Posted December 7, 2018 2019 Expressions of Interest - Revegetation & Fencing Assistance

Shire Office Christmas and New Year Closure
Posted November 9, 2018 Shire Office Christmas and New Year Closure

MEETING DATES AND TIMES 2019
Posted November 6, 2018 MEETING DATES AND TIMES 2019

The Shire of Westonia hereby gives notice that the following dates, times and places of its Ordinary Meetings for the 2019 calendar year.

SWIMMING POOL OPENING & HOURS
Posted October 30, 2018 SWIMMING POOL OPENING & HOURS

The Westonia Memorial Swimming Pool will open for the 2018/19 season on Thursday, 1 November 2018.

REVIEW OF REGIONAL FIXED STANDPIPES FOR THE SHIRE OF WESTONIA
Posted September 10, 2018 REVIEW OF REGIONAL FIXED STANDPIPES FOR THE SHIRE OF WESTONIA

Water Corporation will be implementing a new management and billing structure from the 1st July 2019 and information about this change has been provided to the Shire of Westonia

Work is underway to upgrade Carrabin Station on Transwa’s Prospector route.
Posted September 10, 2018 Work is underway to upgrade Carrabin Station on Transwa’s Prospector route.

The new Carrabin Station, 650m east of the existing station, will be fully compliant with Disability and Discrimination Act (DDA) standards.

Posted August 24, 2018 "WESTONIA IN BLOOM"

The wildflowers are here & it looks like it's going to be a spectacular season!

Diligence in Safety Awards
Posted August 10, 2018 Diligence in Safety Awards

The Shire of Westonia was recently awarded the Diligence in Safety Award at the recent WALGA Local Government Week Convention.

YOUR FUTURE, YOUR SAY
Posted March 27, 2018 YOUR FUTURE, YOUR SAY

It's time to review the Strategic Community Plan - the community's 10 year plan implemented by the Shire. WESTONIA we need you!

HONORARY FREEMANSHIP AWARDED TO LOUIS GEIER
Posted November 21, 2017 HONORARY FREEMANSHIP AWARDED TO LOUIS GEIER

The Shire of Westonia recently held a function in Westonia at the Miners Hall honouring retiring Councillor and former President Louis Geier for 32 years’ service to the Westonia Shire and community.

CR LOUIS GEIER — WINNER OF THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATIONS (WALGA) EMINENT SERVICE AWARD
Posted August 14, 2017 CR LOUIS GEIER — WINNER OF THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATIONS (WALGA) EMINENT SERVICE AWARD

The 2017 Local Government Week was held during August 2-4, which the CEO and 4 of our Elected Members attended. As part of the event the WALGA holds it’s AGM which includes the presentation of awards to nominated past and present Elected Members in a variety of categories including Long and Loyal Service, Merit Award and Eminent Service. This year the Shire successfully nominated Councillor and former President, Louis Geier for the Eminent Service Award.

FRIENDLY  SHARK TAKES OUT TOP BANNER AWARD
Posted August 14, 2017 FRIENDLY SHARK TAKES OUT TOP BANNER AWARD

A banner depicting a grinning shark taking a selfie has taken out top prize in the 2017 Banners in the Terrace Competition. 59 communities entered banners in the competition run by the WA Local Government Association as part of its annual Convention at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION 2017
Posted August 10, 2017 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION 2017

Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years.

Job Vacancy
Posted July 19, 2017 Job Vacancy

Westonia Community Co-operative - School Bus Driver & School Bus Aide

National Firearms Amnesty
Posted July 3, 2017 National Firearms Amnesty

Australia’s first National Firearms Amnesty aimed at reducing the number of unregistered firearms in our community runs form 1 July to 30 September 2017.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Availability
Posted May 19, 2017 Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Availability

An amended Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) is now available for public comment

The Weekend West Travel article
Posted October 20, 2016 The Weekend West Travel article

WET, WILD, WONDERFUL Stephen Scourfield finds treasures galore on display in the Goldfields. Read the Newspaper article on Hidden gems in our area this includes a fabulous section on Baladjie Rock.

Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group Declared Pest Rate Introduced
Posted September 6, 2016 Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group Declared Pest Rate Introduced

Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group has been assisting Wheatbelt sheep farmers manage wild dog populations and reducing stock losses for over 10 years. Kulin farmer and founder of EWBG, Jim Sullivan, reports that with the control of wild dog populations stock losses have declined from over 1000 in 2008 down to 50 last year. Additionally, the group has noticed that with the removal of wild dogs (as well as cats and foxes) native fauna such as kangaroos, native marsupials and birds have returned to areas

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