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Splashing out this weekend as Carnarvon Swimming Season commences
Posted 23 September 2022 Splashing out this weekend as Carnarvon Swimming Season commences

Make sure your bathers, speedos, togs and rashies are ready for the weekend, as the Carnarvon Aquatic Centre season opening coincides with the start of the September School Holidays.

Employment forum provides invaluable experience for local Clontarf students
Posted 09 September 2022 Employment forum provides invaluable experience for local Clontarf students

Seven Clontarf Academy students took part in the annual Employment Forum for career development mentorship from local leaders and organisations.

Nine major projects expected to add significant economic growth to the
Posted 08 September 2022 Nine major projects expected to add significant economic growth to the Carnarvon region

The Shire of Carnarvon has detailed 9 major projects planned for the Gascoyne region over the next 10 years in their latest economic report On The Horizon, with planned capital spending of over $30 billion.

A new Protective Behaviours referral program launched for National Child
Posted 05 September 2022 A new Protective Behaviours referral program launched for National Child Protection Week

This year’s National Child Protection Week was launched by Carnarvon Family Support Services with a morning tea event at Gwoonwardu Mia. This year embraced the overarching message that ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’.

The Shire welcomes Intensive Familly Support team announcement
Posted 01 September 2022 The Shire welcomes Intensive Familly Support team announcement

The State Government has announced a staffing boost with five additional positions allocated to Carnarvon to support the establishment of a new Intensive Family Support team. It will deliver intensive support to local families whose children are at imminent risk of entering the child protection system.

Council approves State request to change management of lands with levee
Posted 24 August 2022 Council approves State request to change management of lands with levee system

The Shire of Carnarvon’s Council has approved a request from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) to remove management orders on Crown lands on which the Carnarvon Flood Mitigation Levees are located.

Land exchange proposal from St John WA receives Council support
Posted 23 August 2022 Land exchange proposal from St John WA receives Council support

A land swap proposal from St John Ambulance WA has received support from the Shire of Carnarvon Council at its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday, August 23, prior to seeking approval from the State Government.

Inspiring bright young minds this National Science Week
Posted 10 August 2022 Inspiring bright young minds this National Science Week

The Shire of Carnarvon is celebrating National Science Week 2022 with a series of fun and educational activities hosted by the Shire Library & Art Gallery and Mayu-Mia Youth Hub.

Shire of Carnarvon set to revitalize precinct for youth
Posted 09 August 2022 Shire of Carnarvon set to revitalize precinct for youth

The Shire of Carnarvon has successfully secured a Lotterywest grant of $503,500 to rejuvenate the town’s Youth Precinct, including the upgrade of the skate park, basketball court and surrounding areas as well as the development of a state-of-the-art pump track at Hutchinson Park.

Workplace data shows strong gender equity numbers in Shire workforce
Posted 08 August 2022 Workplace data shows strong gender equity numbers in Shire workforce

A recent Human Resources report compiled by the Shire of Carnarvon shows the Shire’s gender diversity numbers to be well above national average with 50% of leadership roles currently occupied by women.

On-Country youth program to help young men thrive
Posted 03 August 2022 On-Country youth program to help young men thrive

A newly launched Youth Incentive Program by the Shire of Carnarvon aims to empower and mobilise young men to enhance youth development, promote school engagement, and improve social outcomes.

Babbage Island Holiday Park development plan gets green light
Posted 01 August 2022 Babbage Island Holiday Park development plan gets green light

The Local Development Plan for the $40 million Babbage Island Holiday Park project has been given approval by Council, which will provide major tourism and economic opportunities in the Shire of Carnarvon.

Carnarvon Shire Council endorses its first Reconciliation Action Plan
Posted 29 July 2022 Carnarvon Shire Council endorses its first Reconciliation Action Plan

The Shire of Carnarvon will be implementing its first Reconciliation Action Plan over the next twelve months, after Council voted unanimously to formally endorse the plan on Tuesday.

Bushwalking on Country awarded grant to empower local tour guides
Posted 28 July 2022 Bushwalking on Country awarded grant to empower local tour guides

The Shire of Carnarvon received a grant of $35,000 from the State Government towards its Bushwalking on Country project which aims to upskill and engage community members of all abilities and demographics to deliver cultural experiences through heritage trail guided tours.

New pedestrian and bike path planned for Carnarvon receives funding
Posted 27 July 2022 New pedestrian and bike path planned for Carnarvon receives funding approval

The design and construction of a new shared path for pedestrians and bicycles will move forward with funding from Department of Transport (DoT) and the Shire of Carnarvon.

Shire Revenue Strategy adopted to improve Carnarvon’s financial position
Posted 26 July 2022 Shire Revenue Strategy adopted to improve Carnarvon’s financial position

Council has adopted the Shire of Carnarvon Revenue Strategy 2022 at its Council meeting on Tuesday 26 July 2021, which will guide Council financial decisions and resources to deliver on the community’s aspirations.

Gnaraloo campground dog attack
Posted 04 July 2022 Gnaraloo campground dog attack

On Saturday the 2nd of July, Rangers from the Shire of Carnarvon responded to a police report of a dog attack on a young boy at a remote camp area near Gnaraloo, approximately 115km north of Carnarvon. 

Council support WALGA position in state consultation on CES Act Draft
Posted 03 July 2022 Council support WALGA position in state consultation on CES Act Draft

The Shire of Carnarvon has extended its support to the Western Australia Local Government Association’s (WALGA)’s advocacy position to provide guidance during engagement with the State Government’s drafting of the Consolidated Emergency Services Act (CES Act).

Carnarvon to host the glorious Gascoyne Games in 2023
Posted 28 June 2022 Carnarvon to host the glorious Gascoyne Games in 2023

The Shire of Carnarvon is set to host the Gascoyne Games next year where communities from Carnarvon, Exmouth, Shark Bay, and Upper Gascoyne will come together to participate in a weekend of friendly sports competitions.

Updates to differential rates, fees, and charges for new financial year
Posted 28 June 2022 Updates to differential rates, fees, and charges for new financial year

The Shire of Carnarvon Council has approved the imposition of differential rates and an amendment to the schedule of fees and charges updates for the new financial year following a meeting on June 28.

Overflow Campground Approved
Posted 28 June 2022 Overflow Campground Approved

The Carnarvon Shire Council has approved with conditions the development application to use Cardabia Station as a temporary overflow campground in Coral Bay.

Steve Heron is coming to Carnarvon Library for Children's Book Week
Posted 24 June 2022 Steve Heron is coming to Carnarvon Library for Children's Book Week

The Shire of Carnarvon is delighted to announce that Carnarvon Library & Art Gallery has been successful in obtaining funding to support this year’s Children’s Book Week celebrations.

Art Gallery upgrades completed
Posted 24 June 2022 Art Gallery upgrades completed

The major Art Gallery infrastructure works which commenced in April 2022 are now complete and timed perfectly to align with the opening of our latest exhibition Wild Garden by local Gascoyne Artists Sadie James and Jess Hadden.

Gnullingoo Mia Residents visit Art Gallery
Posted 24 June 2022 Gnullingoo Mia Residents visit Art Gallery

The Library & Art Gallery Team welcomed Gnullingoo Mia residents and family on Thursday 16th June when they visited our latest exhibition Wild Garden by local Gascoyne artists Sadie James and Jess Hadden.

Blowholes Reserve Update
Posted 16 June 2022 Blowholes Reserve Update

Letter from the Shire President, Cr Eddie Smith providing an update to the community on the progress that the Shire Council is achieving in implementing the 2014 Blowholes Reserves Management Plan.

Potential waste site in Coral Bay
Photo Credit: Image: Shire President, Cr Eddie Smith, Hazel Walgar, Paul Baron
Posted 16 June 2022 Potential waste site in Coral Bay

Shire President, Cr. Eddie Smith and CEO, Andrea Selvey had opportunity to meet with Paul Baron, chair of Nganhurrra Thanardi Garrbu Aboriginal Corporation (NTGAC) and Hazel Walgar, elder and board member of NTGAC, in Coral Bay recently to have a look at a potential waste site.

Council seeks amendment to local planning scheme to improve workforce
Posted 30 May 2022 Council seeks amendment to local planning scheme to improve workforce accommodation

The Shire of Carnarvon Council has voted to support the proposed amendment to the Local Planning Scheme No. 13 to improve long-standing workforce accommodation issues in Coral Bay and provide further options for the development of accommodation for visitors.

Council Proposes Revenue Strategy
Posted 26 May 2022 Council Proposes Revenue Strategy

Council recognises that financial stability and sustainability is one of the highest and most pressing priorities and challenges facing the Shire of Carnarvon.

Community Jury creates and investigates Big Ideas
Posted 26 May 2022 Community Jury creates and investigates Big Ideas

The Shire of Carnarvon community jury creates and investigates big ideas as part of the community strategic plan.

Shire’s Youth Strategy outlines strategies to develop and support young
Posted 25 May 2022 Shire’s Youth Strategy outlines strategies to develop and support young people

The Shire of Carnarvon tabled the Youth Strategy Plan 2022-2025 at a recent Council Meeting, seeking formal consideration to move to implementation.

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