Narembeen Successful with Community Safety Grant Funding

$2.5 million in community safety grants for Durack

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has today announced the Federal Government will provide just $2.5 million in funding for 14 safer communities projects to protect communities from violent crimes in regional areas.
The funding has been committed under Round 2 of the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price announced the funding today in Canberra.
“This is a brilliant result for my electorate, with this windfall in funding sorely needed for regional Western Australia” Ms Price said.
“We all know that alcohol related violence and crime, domestic and family violence and other crimes are especially prevalent in regional communities, and is often a topic that isn’t discussed.
“However, I believe it is imperative the Government is doing all it can to improve community safety with tried and tested methods, like flood lighting public spaces, rolling out CCTV cameras, and installing security lighting to public buildings.
The funding is flowing to the following projects and local governments:
 Shire of Dalwallinu – $11,531 for security lighting at the Skate Park, Memorial Park and town site.
 Shire of Narembeen – $49,980 for a new CCTV network to prevent crime and ant-social behaviour
 Shire of Carnarvon – $214,190 to expand the Carnarvon CCTV network and enhance security at Carnarvon Airport.
 Shire of Mount Magnet – $19,900 to expand the Mount Magnet town centre CCTV network.
 Shire of Dandaragan – $24,935 for solar lighting along Turquoise Way to improve safety at night.
 Chapman Valley Historical Society Inc – $10,150 for CCTV cameras at the Chapman Valley Museum and Heritage Precinct.
 Town of Port Hedland – $514,344 to expand the towns CCTV systems, and roll out further flood lighting of anti-social behaviour hot-spots.
 Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley – $799,901 for CCTV and lighting to discourage anti-social behaviour.
 Shire of Quairading – $81,840 for CCTV in key locations around town to deter criminals and help to identify offenders.
 Shire of Coorow – $22,875 for a mobile CCTV solution for Leeman and Green Head.
 Shire of Kellerberrin – $103,605 to install CCTV cameras in the newly refurbished Centenary Park.
 Shire of Ashburton – $12,750 for an expansion of the CCTV Network in Onslow.
 Shire of Broome – $529,740 for CCTV and lighting upgrades for anti-social behaviour hot spots throughout town.

Alex Bunney
Media Adviser
Office of Melissa Price MP | Federal Member for Durack
Assistant Minister for the Environment

May Council Wrap-Up

Waste Management 2018 Contract Renewal RoeROC
Current waste contracts held by RoeROC Shires with Avon Waste expire on 30th June 2018. E-Quotes through the WALGA Preferred Supplier Program were called and Council accepted the quotation for Waste and Recycling Collection Services from Avon Waste commencing on 1st July 2018 for a 7 year term.

Emu Hill Cemetery Draft Concept Development Plan
Council’s Cemetery Working Committee have been working closely with Plus Architecture who have undertaken a Scoping Study of the Emu Hill Cemetery to identify improvement and development opportunities. Council have adopted the draft Concept Development Plan and in the coming weeks this will be advertised for community comment.

Shire of Narembeen Community Grants Program 2018/19
Three applications were received for the Shire of Narembeen’s Community Grant Program from the Narembeen Community Shed & Art Gallery, Narembeen St John Ambulance and the Narembeen Historical Society. These grants have been provisionally approved by Council subject to the final adoption of the 2018/19 budget at the July 2018 Council

Narembeen Emergency Service Facility

As you will have noticed, the asphalt/bitumen work at the facility was completed this week. St John have moved into the building and the Narembeen Fire Brigade will soon follow. Staff have ordered equipment for the fit out of the building and this should be arriving within the next 2 weeks. Following this the gardens will be completed along with the paving and the installation of the electric gate. Watch this space for the date for the official opening of the building!

Narembeen CRC & Medical Centre Extension – Update

The Shire of Narembeen are currently working with BGC Construction Pty Ltd, the appointed builder for the project to finalise a full set of design specifications. Full project costs will then follow as well as the building permit and statutory approvals.

It is expected that site works will commence in mid-June which will mean access to the Community Precinct will be via the front on the building only. The current timeline for the build will have construction commencing on 12th July 2018.

Plans are underway to re-locate the Narembeen Medical Centre to 10 Hilton Way and the Narembeen Community Resource Centre to the old St John building in Longhurst Street. It is anticipated that the move will take place around 11th June 2018.

The Shire of Narembeen will ensure that the community is updated regularly throughout this project. The above dates could change, but we will keep you informed as the project progresses.

April Council Wrap Up

Shire of Narembeen Re-Branding
Council agreed to commence the process of re-branding its corporate identity through Market Creations. A community stakeholder workshop will be held in late June to commence the process.

Narembeen Pop Up Shop
Council agreed to establish 6/19 Churchill Street, Narembeen (coffee shop) as a Pop Up Shop for local entrepreneurs and micro businesses to sell goods and services.

For further information or to book the shop contact the Narembeen Community Resource Centre T: 9064 7055.

Corporate Business Plan & Strategic Resource Plan
Council received both of these Plans, more work will be required to get the plans to a level where they can be adopted.

Proposed Hockey Club Shed Relocation
Council gave planning approval for the erection of the shed on Reserve 20378 in the area next to the unused tennis court.

New Citizen Commemorated in Narembeen

Local resident Kim Gough was officially welcomed into the community as an Australian Citizen at a special ceremony held at the Shire of Narembeen Council Chambers on Tuesday 17th April 2018.
Kim, originally from Ireland, proudly recited a pledge and was presented with a signed certificate by Shire President Cr Rhonda Cole to commemorate her citizenship.
Cr Rhonda Cole also presented Kim with a copy of “Seedtime & Harvest” and congratulated her on becoming a new Australian citizen to the Narembeen community.
Australian citizenship is a privilege that offers enormous rewards and opportunities – congratulations Kim on being accepted for citizenship.
Kim, her family and close friends enjoyed afternoon tea following the ceremony.

Churchill Street Community Precinct (Apex Cake Stall Area)

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Wednesday 21st March 2018, Council adopted to improve the area of land on Churchill Street which houses the Apex Cake Stall Shed, gazebo’s and seating.

The existing shed and pergola are not in good condition and will need to be demolished so that the area can have new shelters, seating and screening erected to improve the aesthetics of the Churchill Street precinct.

Please be aware that works will be undertaken over the next couple of months, so please be careful in the area.

Council looks forward to keeping you updated on this project.

Narembeen Cemetery Re-development

The Shire of Narembeen recognises the historical significance of the Narembeen Cemetery and is committed to ensuring the cemetery is preserved and enhanced in keeping with the natural features and landscape.

In 2016 the Shire of Narembeen’s Cemetery Committee identified a need for better planning and management of the Narembeen Cemetery and conducted several site inspections in order to ascertain any required improvements.

In February 2018 the Shire of Narembeen advertised for expressions of interest for consultants to provide a Scoping Study for the project. With three consultants providing quotations, it was decided to appoint Plus Architecture as the preferred consultant for the project.

Plus Architecture will provide a masterplan, concept design and vision for the project. Which will also include phasing of the project in order of priority and to align with Shire budgets.

The Shire of Narembeen recognises the need to consult with the community and affected families when carrying out any works that may impact directly on for example the niche wall. In the coming weeks, the Shire of Narembeen will provide the community with recommendations for the Cemetery Re-development Plan and welcomes feedback.

Rural Water Planning – Grants & Rebates Available to Farmers

If you are a commercial farmer experiencing a water deficiency you can apply for rebates under the Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme (FWSPS) to have an audit and site inspection of your farm and the Farm Water Rebate Scheme (FWRS) for undertaking water supply improvements on your farm.  The FWSPS and FWRS are available to commercial farmers in dryland agricultural districts receiving less than 600mm average rainfall.

For more information click here.

Testimonial Dinner to honour former Shire Councillors

Former Councillor’s Stephen Padfield, Gina DeLuis and Sydney Parsons were honoured at a Testimonial Dinner on Saturday night at the Narembeen Recreation Centre.

Stephen Padfield has devoted more than three decades of service to his community, Gina DeLuis twelve years and Sydney Parsons eight years. Between them, these extraordinary individuals have spent thousands and thousands of hours improving the services, facilities and opportunities to the Narembeen community.

Shire President, Councillor Rhonda Cole said “standing for council is a significant commitment in itself, for Stephen Padfield to have dedicated 31 years to public service signifies a remarkable contribution that deserves to be celebrated, along with his fellow colleagues, the service of Gina DeLuis and Sydney Parsons is to also be admired.

Distinguished guests included the Hon Melissa Price MP, the Hon Darren West MLC, Freeman Melvin Bristow and wife Iris and Freeman Halley Cowan and wife Mary.

It was wonderful to see former CEO’s attending the celebration including Jim Epiro, Ian Ball , Alan Middleton and Ryan Duff.

Guests enjoyed a meal catered for by the Narembeen Netball Club and the P&C arranged the waitressing—thanks to you all!