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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

NBN rollout for Westonia
Posted August 18, 2016 NBN rollout for Westonia

The nbn™ network is an exciting upgrade to Australia’s existing phone and internet network. It is being rolled out across Australia by nbn. The rollout is done as quickly as possible to bring fast broadband to every home and business.

Its Wild Flower Season!
Posted August 18, 2016 Its Wild Flower Season!

The Orchid have come out to enjoy the sunshine.

New Regional App Under Construction
Posted August 18, 2016 New Regional App Under Construction

The Shire of Westonia, together with the Shire of Bruce Rock, Shire of Kellerberrin, Shire of Yilgarn and Shire of Merredin are collaboratively developing an app that will provide residents and visitors with information on businesses, services, events and specials within these shires. The app will be free to download and will be available for both iOS and Android devices.

Westonia Town Common Conservation Management Plan
Posted May 11, 2016 Westonia Town Common Conservation Management Plan

In late 2014, the Shire of Westonia was awarded funding through the State NRM Office to commission a Conservation Management Plan (CMP). The Shire accepted an offer from Eco Logical Australia to produce the CMP. The draft Plan was submitted to the Shire for discussion in April.

Budget Submissions 2016/17
Posted March 22, 2016 Budget Submissions 2016/17

Council is currently inviting submissions for the coming 2016/17 Budget. Submissions will be accepted until the 10th June 16 for the financial year commencing 1st July 2016. Council generally adopts the 2016/17 Budget at a special meeting of Council taking place in July.

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