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Colours of Hope: The Shire Drives the Inspiring Mural Project with Local
Posted 21 February 2024 Colours of Hope: The Shire Drives the Inspiring Mural Project with Local Youth and Artist Gosia Taylor

The Shire of Carnarvon, in partnership with local artist Gosia Taylor, has unveiled a community-driven mural in the heart of David Brand Drive. This initiative, part of the summer school holiday program funded by the Shire of Carnarvon and the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries, has added vibrant colour to the area, fostering pride and engagement among residents.

Jamba Nyinayi Festival 2024 – Ticket Sales Are Now Open
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Posted 14 February 2024 Jamba Nyinayi Festival 2024 – Ticket Sales Are Now Open

The Shire of Carnarvon is excited to share news from the Jamba Nyinayi Festival (JNF) that tickets sales for the 2024 Festival are now open! The festival is set to return on Friday 12 April 2024 with the terrific new inclusion of one and two-night, limited on-station cultural camping experiences. JNF will continue to be a family-friendly and community-focused main-stage event, located on the Salt Flats at Carbabia Station in Coral Bay, available for all and free of charge, however registration is essential.

Love for Carnarvon Blossoms with 'REAL Carnarvon' Photography Exhibition
Posted 14 February 2024 Love for Carnarvon Blossoms with 'REAL Carnarvon' Photography Exhibition

The Shire of Carnarvon proudly launches the 'REAL Carnarvon' photography exhibition, a celebration of the picturesque beauty and cultural diversity that defines our beloved region. Launched on Valentine's Day at the Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery in conjunction with the annual nationwide Library Lovers Day celebrations, this exhibition is a testament to the love locals and visitors share for the unique charm of Carnarvon.

Shared Footpath Completion Announcement
Posted 09 February 2024 Shared Footpath Completion Announcement

The Shire of Carnarvon is pleased to announce the completion of the new shared path that connects the existing path at Carnarvon Community College on Gascoyne Road, to Lewer Road leading up to Robinson Street. The Carnarvon Community College Shared Path has been jointly funded through the Department of Transport’s WA Bicycle Network grants program. Grant funding of $128,750 (ex GST) helped to design and construct 750 metres of new shared path that allows students to walk and ride safely to school.

Shire of Carnarvon and Real Futures Partner in creating improved Career
Posted 01 February 2024 Shire of Carnarvon and Real Futures Partner in creating improved Career Development Opportunities

The Shire of Carnarvon has partnered with Real Futures, an organisation dedicated to building community capacity through job readiness initiatives across Australia, to strengthen their relationship for the benefit of the Carnarvon community.

2024 Citizenship of the Year Awards
Posted 01 February 2024 2024 Citizenship of the Year Awards

The Shire of Carnarvon wishes to announce the winners of this year's Auspire community awards, which are

Attention all Community Groups and Sporting Clubs!
Posted 05 January 2024 Attention all Community Groups and Sporting Clubs!

We're thrilled to announce that the Shire of Carnarvon's Community Growth Fund Round 1 for 2024 is now OPEN! This is an opportunity for you to secure funding and support for your initiatives and activities that align with the Shire’s Community Strategic Plan.

Shire of Carnarvon Awards Over $32,000 in Community Growth Fund
Posted 05 January 2024 Shire of Carnarvon Awards Over $32,000 in Community Growth Fund Applications

The Shire of Carnarvon is pleased to announce the successful recipients of the latest round of the Community Growth Fund, totalling over $32,000 in financial support for various community initiatives. The fund aims to boost local organisations and clubs that contribute to the Shire's Strategic Community Plan, fostering growth and development within the region.

Shire of Carnarvon Secures $14,546.00 Grant for Waste Education Initiatives
Posted 21 December 2023 Shire of Carnarvon Secures $14,546.00 Grant for Waste Education Initiatives

The Shire of Carnarvon is thrilled to announce that it has successfully secured $14,546.00 in funding from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation as part of the WasteSorted Grants - Community Education 2023-2024 program. The Shire will use this funding to implement a series of workshops on waste education, complemented by an extensive marketing campaign. Building on the achievements of the Beautiful Streets: 6701 initiatives, the project will further enhance community awareness and engagement in waste and sustainability.

Rio Tinto Joins Forces with Shire of Carnarvon as Gold Partner for Share
Posted 19 December 2023 Rio Tinto Joins Forces with Shire of Carnarvon as Gold Partner for Share Our Horizons Partnership Program

The Shire of Carnarvon is delighted to announce that Rio Tinto has joined the Share Our Horizons Partnership Program as a Gold Partner. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the Shire's ongoing efforts to enhance community initiatives and foster a thriving, vibrant environment for the residents of Carnarvon. Rio Tinto's generous contribution of $40,000 will be allocated towards various community projects, including the Fencing Mural Project, aligning with the Beautiful Streets: 6701 programs. This initiative aims to enhance the aesthetics of Carnarvon's streets, making them more visually appealing and contributing to the overall beautification of the town. The Shire’s CEO Andrea Selvey expressed her gratitude for Rio Tinto's commitment to the community, "We are thrilled to welcome Rio Tinto as a Gold Partner for our Share Our Horizons Partnership Program. Their support will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on our community, allowing us to implement meaningful projects that contribute to the betterment of Carnarvon."

Carnarvon Commits to Community and Culture: Jamba Nyinayi Festival 2024
Posted 18 December 2023 Carnarvon Commits to Community and Culture: Jamba Nyinayi Festival 2024 Partnership

The Shire of Carnarvon proudly announces its partnership with the Baiyungu Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) for the upcoming Jamba Nyinayi Festival 2024 (JNF24) in Coral Bay. This collaboration aims to build on the success of the inaugural festival, further fostering economic, social, and cultural benefits for the Carnarvon community. The Jamba Nyinayi Festival, to be held annually, is a celebration of Indigenous culture, focusing on engagement and capacity-building for Indigenous communities. The inaugural festival, organised by the BAC, attracted 1,500 attendees, resulting in an estimated direct spend of $750,000. The economic impact extended to local businesses, services, trades, and residents, with over 40 entities engaged during planning, event delivery, and post-event stages.

Carnarvon Invites Sister City Partnership with Antunovac, Croatia
Posted 18 December 2023 Carnarvon Invites Sister City Partnership with Antunovac, Croatia

The Shire of Carnarvon is taking a significant step toward international collaboration by progressing a Sister City relationship with the Municipality of Antunovac in Croatia. This initiative is more than a formal agreement; it represents Carnarvon's commitment to acknowledging and celebrating diverse cultures. As the world becomes more interconnected, Carnarvon welcomes the opportunity to build bridges with Antunovac, creating a tapestry of shared experiences and mutual growth. This relationship aligns seamlessly with the Shire's Strategic Community Plan where our community acknowledges our history and celebrates our diverse cultures.

Shire of Carnarvon Welcomes Tremor Mining & Civil as a Silver Partner
Posted 15 December 2023 Shire of Carnarvon Welcomes Tremor Mining & Civil as a Silver Partner

The Shire of Carnarvon is delighted to announce that Tremor Mining & Civil has joined the Share Our Horizons Partnership Program as a Silver Partner.  The Shire’s partnership with Tremor will assist in the construction and installation of shade seating at the Youth Precinct Pump Track in Hutchinson Park in 2024.

Shire of Carnarvon Secures $26,050 Grant for Pump Track Activation
Posted 12 December 2023 Shire of Carnarvon Secures $26,050 Grant for Pump Track Activation

The Shire of Carnarvon thrilled to announce that it has successfully secured $26,050 in funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industry, as part of the Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program. The Shire will use this funding to deliver a series of mountain-biking workshops using the pump track to assist Carnarvon’s youth develop the skills and confidence to use this new infrastructure. The project will further enhance youth engagement with the pump track, giving young people the confidence and competence to progress with this recreation activity.

Artist Announced for Skate Park Mural
Posted 30 November 2023 Artist Announced for Skate Park Mural

The Shire of Carnarvon is pleased to announce that Darryl Bellotti, a Malgana Yamatji man and accomplished artist and graphic designer, has been selected to bring his artistic talents to the forefront of the Skate Park mural as part of the Carnarvon Youth Precinct Revitalisation project. Born and raised in Carnarvon, Darryl's profound connection to the land and deep appreciation for his cultural heritage uniquely inform his artistic expression. Through his creative expertise, Darryl communicates traditional knowledge, instilling a sense of culture into his projects.

Shire of Carnarvon Awarded $1000 Grant for Thank a Volunteer Day
Posted 28 November 2023 Shire of Carnarvon Awarded $1000 Grant for Thank a Volunteer Day

The Shire of Carnarvon is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1000 grant from the Department of Communities in support of the upcoming Thank a Volunteer Day celebration. The funding will used to host events in Carnarvon and Coral Bay on 5 December, recognising and appreciating the invaluable contributions of volunteers within our communities. In Coral Bay, the Progress Association will host a pizza night at the Reef Cafe starting at 5.30pm. Volunteers and community members are invited to come together, share stories, and enjoy a night of appreciation.

Shire of Carnarvon Celebrates Selection as Home for HyEnergy® Project.
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Posted 23 November 2023 Shire of Carnarvon Celebrates Selection as Home for HyEnergy® Project.

The Shire of Carnarvon is excited to be selected as the designated location for the groundbreaking HyEnergy® Project, a venture set to revolutionize the green energy landscape in Western Australia.  Aligning with the Carnarvon Community Strategic Plan this project compliments the community’s vision. This project aligns with Carnarvon's unique geographical advantages making it an ideal site for the HyEnergy® Project.

Shire of Carnarvon and Gascoyne RSL Sub-Branch Commemorate 100th
Posted 23 November 2023 Shire of Carnarvon and Gascoyne RSL Sub-Branch Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Carnarvon Cenotaph

The Shire of Carnarvon, in collaboration with the Gascoyne RSL Sub-Branch, celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the consecration of the Carnarvon Cenotaph on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2023. The event witnessed a great turnout of community members who gathered to honour and pay respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Art With The Stars Exhibition
Posted 09 November 2023 Art With The Stars Exhibition

Shooting Stars is an education and empowerment program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls in Western and South Australia. Based in twenty-two schools, Shooting Stars is staffed by predominantly Aboriginal women (85%) and reaches over 1,200 girls and young women.

Shire of Carnarvon Secures $500,000 for Civic Centre Upgrades
Posted 09 November 2023 Shire of Carnarvon Secures $500,000 for Civic Centre Upgrades

The Shire of Carnarvon is thrilled to announce that it has successfully secured $500,000 in funding from the Local Government Resilience Fund, funded by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. This funding will be dedicated to vital upgrades to the Woolshed at the Civic Centre, serving as an evacuation centre for the Shire. The improvements will include roofing of the outdoor area, enhancements to the kitchen facilities, and interior renovations.

Pump Track Unveiled as a Thrilling Success in Youth Precinct
Posted 08 November 2023 Pump Track Unveiled as a Thrilling Success in Youth Precinct Revitalisation Project

The Carnarvon community is celebrating the outstanding success of the newly opened Pump Track, a pivotal component of the Youth Precinct Revitalisation project, funded by Lotterywest. Since its soft opening on 24 October 2023, the vibrant youth precinct has become a hub of excitement and activity for the community. On the evening of the opening, families and youth of Carnarvon gathered at the Pump Track, trying out the exhilarating facility with big smiles and enthusiasm. The dynamic track has proven to be a popular and inclusive space for all ages to come together, fostering a sense of unity within the community.

Shire of Carnarvon Celebrates Victory in Aware Super Warlang Award for
Posted 07 November 2023 Shire of Carnarvon Celebrates Victory in Aware Super Warlang Award for Workplace Wellbeing

The Shire of Carnarvon is proud to announce its success as the winner of the Aware Super Warlang Award for Workplace Wellbeing in the below 15,000 population category. This achievement was announced at an event where 5 local governments located across Western Australia were recognised for their contributions to fostering a culture of health, learning, inclusion, flexibility, and work/life balance within their workplaces.

Family Fun Day
Posted 02 November 2023 Family Fun Day

The Gascoyne Early Years Network hosted their annual Fuel to Go Family Fun Day at Baxter Park this past Saturday.

Council Commitments to Clean Up Carnarvon
Posted 02 November 2023 Council Commitments to Clean Up Carnarvon

The Shire of Carnarvon has listened to the feedback and concern of its residents and local business owners and has created action to tidy the streets and increase the ease of the use of the Browns Range Waste Facility. By removing the current flat rate of $2 per kg for tyre disposal and introducing a tyre type payment model, while implementing a one-month amnesty on tip fees for commercial properties, the Shire of Carnarvon is demonstrating its dedication to creating a clean and beautiful community for all.

Swearing in Ceremony for the 2023 Local Government Elections
Posted 28 October 2023 Swearing in Ceremony for the 2023 Local Government Elections

The Shire of Carnarvon welcomed another chapter to their Council by swearing in the successful candidates from the 2023 Local Government Elections on Tuesday 24 October 2023. The swearing in ceremony, conducted by Jill Dwyer JP, was held in the Shire of Carnarvon’s Council Chambers with the ceremony requiring the elected President and Councillors to make a declaration, committing to serve their community with integrity and dedication.

Shire of Carnarvon Reconciliation Action Plan Reference Group
Posted 27 October 2023 Shire of Carnarvon Reconciliation Action Plan Reference Group

At the Council meeting on 24 October, Council received nominations for the Shire of Carnarvon Reconciliation Action Plan Reference Group. Council acknowledged all applicants and appointed highly respected community leaders who applied to be members of the community representatives. These representatives will work alongside Kath Ryan as Yinggarda Aboriginal Corporation representative, and Karla Tittums as Nganhurra Thanardi Garrbu Aboriginal Corporation representative, the successful applicants for the Reference Group are Carleen Ryder, Rennee Turner, and Paige Ryan.

Shire of Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery Celebrates 10 Years
Posted 26 October 2023 Shire of Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery Celebrates 10 Years

On Wednesday, 25 October, the Shire of Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery marked a significant milestone in its history by celebrating a decade since its relocation from what is now the Council Chambers to the former old Squash Courts. Over the past ten years, this vibrant space has transformed into a hub for learning, diverse programs, and the flourishing of arts and culture, enriching the lives of the community.

Shire of Carnarvon Celebrates Children's Week with a Commitment to Young
Posted 26 October 2023 Shire of Carnarvon Celebrates Children's Week with a Commitment to Young People and Families

Children's Week is here, and the Shire of Carnarvon proudly joins in the celebration of this year's theme: "Children have the right to relax, play, and take part in activities they enjoy." As we reflect on the importance of this week, we are proud of our dedication to supporting young people and their families in Carnarvon.

Carnarvon Youth Precinct – Pump Track – Stage 1 Complete
Photo Credit: Landscape Australia and Three Chillies Design
Posted 25 October 2023 Carnarvon Youth Precinct – Pump Track – Stage 1 Complete

The Shire is excited to announce that Stage 1 of the Carnarvon Youth Precinct - Pump Track, is officially complete! The curing period is now finished, and the fences are coming down TODAY! So, after much anticipation this fantastic addition to our community is now OPEN!

Shire of Carnarvon's Community Growth Fund Round 3 is open!
Posted 24 October 2023 Shire of Carnarvon's Community Growth Fund Round 3 is open!

Attention all Community Groups and Sporting Clubs! We're thrilled to announce that the Shire of Carnarvon's Community Growth Fund Round 3 for 2023 is now OPEN!

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