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Final Orders from the State Administrative Tribunal Regarding Blowholes
Posted 19 July 2024 Final Orders from the State Administrative Tribunal Regarding Blowholes Shacks at Quobba

The Shire of Carnarvon announces the final orders from the State Administrative Tribunal concerning the status and future of the Blowholes shacks at Quobba.

Contract Awarded for the Technical Design, Specifications, and
Posted 18 July 2024 Contract Awarded for the Technical Design, Specifications, and Construction Documentation for Carnarvon Activation Plan Phase One Projects

We are proud to announce that the contract for the technical design, specifications, and construction documentation for the first phase of the Carnarvon Activation Plan has been awarded to Howard & Heaver Pty Ltd, trading as H & H Architects. The implementation of this phase is made possible through generous funding received from Lotterywest.

Shire of Carnarvon Council Votes to Appoint New CEO
Posted 18 July 2024 Shire of Carnarvon Council Votes to Appoint New CEO

At the Special Council Meeting on 16 July, the Shire of Carnarvon Council voted to appoint Amanda Dexter, as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Mark Tweedie Returns to Carnarvon as Artist in Residence
Posted 14 July 2024 Mark Tweedie Returns to Carnarvon as Artist in Residence

The Shire of Carnarvon is delighted to welcome renowned West Australian painter Mark Tweedie back to his roots as our artist in residence this July. Growing up in Carnarvon in an old heritage home on Olivia Terrace, Mark's return is filled with exploration of memories and a deep connection to the region.

Join the Egan Street Activation!
Posted 14 July 2024 Join the Egan Street Activation!

Get ready to make history in Carnarvon! We're thrilled to announce Stage 2 of the Egan Street Revitalisation project, and we need YOUR help to bring it to life!

New Games at the Pump Track!
Posted 09 July 2024 New Games at the Pump Track!

Have you spotted something new at the Pump Track recently? As part of 'The Future is Me' project funded by the Department of Justice, the Shire engaged artist Sally Ridge to create this little masterpiece with our youth. To carry the team of animals from the Skate Park, our youth suggested they wanted to see sharks and manta rays throughout the design.

Welcome to Carnarvon event is BACK!
Posted 08 July 2024 Welcome to Carnarvon event is BACK!

The Shire of Carnarvon, in partnership with Rio Tinto, is thrilled to bring you another fantastic 'Welcome to Carnarvon' event! This time, we're teaming up with the Gascoyne Food Council for their annual Gascoyne Food Festival community event, 'Catch a Taste.'

Funding boost for the Shire’s Art Gallery
Posted 08 July 2024 Funding boost for the Shire’s Art Gallery

The Shire of Carnarvon is excited to announce after the Council's resolution on 27 February to support a funding application, the Shire has been awarded $174,000 over three years from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries under the Regional Art Venues Support program!

Shire of Carnarvon Releases Comprehensive Asset Management Plan
Posted 04 July 2024 Shire of Carnarvon Releases Comprehensive Asset Management Plan

As part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, the Shire of Carnarvon has developed an Asset Management Plan to ensure the sustainable delivery of essential services and maintenance of community assets. This initiative is in line with Section 5.56 (1) of the Local Government Act 1995, which requires a Strategic Community Plan and a Corporate Business Plan as part of the future planning for local governments.

Part of Rushton Street Renamed to DeBoni Street in Recognition of the
Posted 02 July 2024 Part of Rushton Street Renamed to DeBoni Street in Recognition of the DeBoni Family History in Carnarvon

The Shire of Carnarvon is pleased to announce the renaming of a section of Rushton Street to DeBoni Street, in honour of the DeBoni family's significant contributions to the region's agricultural history.

Upcoming Residential Verge Side Collection
Posted 20 June 2024 Upcoming Residential Verge Side Collection

To assist in our preparation for the cyclone season, the Shire of Carnarvon will be providing a free verge-side pickup for all residential premises, including plantation area residences.

Fencing for Pioneer Cemetery to be Considered in the 2024/2025 Budget
Posted 17 June 2024 Fencing for Pioneer Cemetery to be Considered in the 2024/2025 Budget

Our community has voiced concerns about the condition of the Pioneer Cemetery due to vandalism. We are listening. The Carnarvon Pioneer Cemetery, a significant part of our heritage, has seen increased vandalism recently. In 2021, with funding from the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, we had to remove the badly deteriorated fencing.

Blowholes Shacks Update 2024
Posted 12 June 2024 Blowholes Shacks Update 2024

The Shire has updated the 2022 FAQ's around the Blowholes Shacks, please find the updated information from 12 June 2024 here.

Housing and Workforce Accommodation Shortages in Carnarvon Addressed in
Posted 12 June 2024 Housing and Workforce Accommodation Shortages in Carnarvon Addressed in Urbis 100 Houses Report

Housing and workforce accommodation shortages remain a critical constraint to Carnarvon's social and economic function. In response to this pressing issue, the Shire of Carnarvon, in partnership with the Gascoyne Development Commission, engaged consultants Urbis to conduct a comprehensive enquiry into the best options for developing the next 100 new homes in Carnarvon and to analyse the underlying causes of the housing market failure.

Council Adopt Measured Approach to 2024/2025 Rates
Posted 12 June 2024 Council Adopt Measured Approach to 2024/2025 Rates

At the Special Council Meeting on 4 June 2024, Councillors voted unanimously to adopt a 4.5% increase in rates using a Differential Rating method to fund the 2024/2025 Annual Budget.

Council Endorses Priority Projects for 2024
Posted 06 June 2024 Council Endorses Priority Projects for 2024

The Shire of Carnarvon is pleased to announce the endorsement of its Priority Projects for 2024, marking a significant step forward in community development and infrastructure enhancement. In 2023, the Shire developed an innovative mechanism to evaluate the 'shovel-ready' status and community benefits of various capital works projects. The assessment criteria measure the anticipated impact on community objectives—economic, social, and environmental—and the ease of implementation. This includes factors such as stakeholder engagement, funding acquisition, planning, regulatory requirements, scope of works, and budget considerations.

Stage 1 of the Egan Street Revitalisation is Complete!
Posted 29 May 2024 Stage 1 of the Egan Street Revitalisation is Complete!

We're thrilled to announce that the first stage of the Egan Street Revitalisation, part of 'The Future is Me' program developed by the Shire of Carnarvon and funded by the Department of Justice, is now complete!

Are you ready for This Life Music Festival 2024?
Posted 23 May 2024 Are you ready for This Life Music Festival 2024?

We're thrilled to announce that Bloom, Proud Mary, Razzy Mak, and Ridley Archive will be taking the stage at the Carnarvon Race Club! And now, we're excited to welcome South Summit to the lineup! This Western Australian band, hailing from Perth, is best known for their hit song "River Days."

Volunteer Awards 2024
Posted 23 May 2024 Volunteer Awards 2024

Last night, the Shire of Carnarvon proudly hosted the annual Carnarvon and Coral Bay National Volunteer Week Awards ceremony at the Yacht Club. The event celebrated the outstanding contributions of local volunteers who tirelessly dedicate their time and effort to the community. The ceremony featured an inspiring keynote address by Bethan Winn, who highlighted the profound impact of volunteering on leading a longer and happier life.

Girls Group and Meraki Boho Start New Mural on Egan Street
Posted 17 May 2024 Girls Group and Meraki Boho Start New Mural on Egan Street

The Girls Group, in partnership with the talented Tay from Meraki Boho, is on a mission to revitalise our public spaces. Through the 'The Future is Me' program, an initiative developed by the Shire and supported by the Department of Justice, we're thrilled to showcase the progress of the new mural on Egan Street.

Shaping Tomorrow: Unveiling the Future of our Shire through a Local
Posted 07 May 2024 Shaping Tomorrow: Unveiling the Future of our Shire through a Local Planning Strategy Review!

The community’s vision for a thriving, sustainable, healthy, safe and respectful Shire of Carnarvon is being progressed through a review of our Local Planning Strategy. Our Local Planning Strategy is the key guiding document setting our local planning and development aspirations for the next 10 to 15 years.

Expression of Interest (EOI) for Catering Services - Gascoyne Industry Foru
Posted 06 May 2024 Expression of Interest (EOI) for Catering Services - Gascoyne Industry Foru

The Shire of Carnarvon is pleased to provide hospitality businesses with the opportunity to cater for the Gascoyne Primary Producers Forum.

Valued CEO, Andrea Selvey says Goodbye to the Shire of Carnarvon
Posted 03 May 2024 Valued CEO, Andrea Selvey says Goodbye to the Shire of Carnarvon

It’s with mixed emotions, that the Shire of Carnarvon announces that our valued CEO, Andrea Selvey, has resigned from her position after three years of outstanding service. During her tenure, Andrea has made a significant impact, not only within the organisation but throughout the entire community. Andrea's leadership has been instrumental in building a strong and capable team at the Shire. Her focus on governance and compliance has elevated the Shire’s standards, ensuring the Shire operates with the highest integrity and accountability levels. Additionally, her efforts in increasing positive engagement with the community have strengthened the bond between the Shire and its resident’s encouraging collaboration and mutual respect.

Expression of Interest (EOI) for Catering Services
Posted 26 April 2024 Expression of Interest (EOI) for Catering Services

The Shire of Carnarvon is pleased to invite hospitality businesses in Carnarvon the opportunity to cater for the annual National Volunteer Week Awards Ceremony.

Shire of Carnarvon Proudly Presents This Life Arts Festival: Celebrating
Posted 22 April 2024 Shire of Carnarvon Proudly Presents This Life Arts Festival: Celebrating Culture, Community, and the Arts

The Shire of Carnarvon is thrilled to announce the inaugural This Life Arts Festival, a month-long celebration of culture, arts, and community, taking place throughout May in Carnarvon. This Life Arts Festival promises a diverse program of live performances, workshops, exhibitions, and community engagements. At the heart of the festival are two captivating live performances that promise to inspire, provoke thought, and ignite conversations.

2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival is Coming to Carnarvon!
Posted 19 April 2024 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival is Coming to Carnarvon!

Australia's biggest and best comedy spectacular is setting off on its 26th annual road trip around the country! Showcasing the finest talents from the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we're delivering a dose of laughter right to your doorstep!

Success Story – Deadly Girls Group
Posted 17 April 2024 Success Story – Deadly Girls Group

The Shire of Carnarvon in partnership with Ngala and Helping Minds, the Deadly Girls Group has wrapped up an incredible first term of after-school programming. Meeting every Wednesday afternoon, this initiative aimed at boosting school attendance and youth engagement has exceeded expectations.

Mungullah Sign Reveal
Posted 11 April 2024 Mungullah Sign Reveal

Today, we're thrilled to unveil a project that's been in the making since September 2023! With generous funding from the Shire of Carnarvon and the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries, local artist Gosia Taylor led workshops at Gwoonwardu Mia during the School Holidays to bring this vision to life.

Come on Carnarvon and Coral Bay, nominate now for the National Volunteer
Posted 11 April 2024 Come on Carnarvon and Coral Bay, nominate now for the National Volunteer Week Awards!

Do you know an exceptional young volunteer, an individual making a lifetime contribution to volunteering, a remarkable volunteer group, or an outstanding sporting club? Nominate them today for the Carnarvon and Coral Bay National Volunteer Week Awards.

Lotterywest Grant Received by Shire of Carnarvon President
Posted 10 April 2024 Lotterywest Grant Received by Shire of Carnarvon President

Yesterday the Shire of Carnarvon President, Eddie Smith was thrilled to receive the $3.357 million grant from our major supporter Lotterywest, which was presented to him by Peter Foster MLC. This grant will be dedicated to endorsing the implementation of Phase One of the Carnarvon Activation Plan, this phase is scheduled to be delivered over two years, commencing in mid-2024.

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