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Advocacy - Telecommunications
Posted 26 February 2024 Advocacy - Telecommunications

Council are advocating on behalf of the community for a better outcome on telecommunications

Media Release - Community Future Decided on Pitiful Report
Posted 21 February 2024 Media Release - Community Future Decided on Pitiful Report

Key promises on Proposed South Coast Marine Park not kept, supporting document labelled "an insult and a disgrace".

Community Annual Grants - Ready for You!
Posted 20 February 2024 Community Annual Grants - Ready for You!

Open to projects over $3,000

Pink Lake Fire Updates
Posted 13 February 2024 Pink Lake Fire Updates

Roads open with reduced speed.

Your 2024 Citizens of the Year
Posted 26 January 2024 Your 2024 Citizens of the Year

Esperance recognised the outstanding community service of our Citizens of the Year and welcomed four new Citizens today at the Rotary Family Day in the Park event.

Skate Park - Youth Precinct, Foreshore.
Posted 25 January 2024 Skate Park - Youth Precinct, Foreshore.

The skate park will be closed to the public from Monday, 29 January to Friday 2 February 2024 for maintenance.

Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban
Posted 19 January 2024 Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban

The Shire of Esperance advises there will be a Harvest & Vehicle Movement for ALL Rural Zones, excluding the Urban-Rural Zone. Saturday 20 January 2024, between 12pm-5pm.

Harvest & Vechicle Movement Ban - Lifted
Posted 18 January 2024 Harvest & Vechicle Movement Ban - Lifted

Please see an update on the current Harvest & Vehicle Movement Bans in place.

Wylie Bay Waste Facility Closed
Posted 17 January 2024 Wylie Bay Waste Facility Closed

Wylie Bay Waste Facility is CLOSED to all non-essential loads today, expected to reopen tomorrow.

Bushfires Update - 30th December 2024
Posted 30 December 2023 Bushfires Update - 30th December 2024

At this time, there are still 6 fires active in the Shire of Esperance. The mammoth effort by our volunteer firefighters and property owners to monitor and fight these fires is commendable and so appreciated.

Wellbeing Support Details
Posted 28 December 2023 Wellbeing Support Details

Reach out, chat to a mate, you are not alone.

Bushfires Update - 28th December 2023
Posted 28 December 2023 Bushfires Update - 28th December 2023

The Shire of Esperance attended an Incident Meeting with DFES and other stakeholders.

Bushfire Update - 27th December 2023
Posted 27 December 2023 Bushfire Update - 27th December 2023

The Shire of Esperance participated in an incident update meeting with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) and other stakeholders today.

Media Statement - 26th December 2023
Posted 26 December 2023 Media Statement - 26th December 2023

The Shire of Esperance has been made aware of a casualty at the bushfire incident in the Coomalbidgup area. Our hearts are broken for what has occurred today.

Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban - 26th December 2023
Posted 26 December 2023 Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban - 26th December 2023

Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban has now been LIFTED for zones West 1 & West 2.

Total Fire Ban - 26th December 2023
Posted 26 December 2023 Total Fire Ban - 26th December 2023

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Shires of Esperance, Ravensthorpe & Jerramungup for 26 December 2023.

Bushfires Update - 26th December 2023
Posted 26 December 2023 Bushfires Update - 26th December 2023

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by Neds Corner Road, the Lort River, Williams Road, Bishops Road, Belgian Road, Griffiths Road, Coomalbidgup Road and Cascade Road in parts of CASCADE, GRASS PATCH, LORT RIVER and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban - 22nd December 2023
Posted 22 December 2023 Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban - 22nd December 2023

Wylie Bay Waste Facility Closed - 21st December 2023
Posted 20 December 2023 Wylie Bay Waste Facility Closed - 21st December 2023

Wylie Bay Waste Facility is CLOSED to all non-essential loads, until further notice.

2024 Council Meeting Dates
Posted 11 December 2023 2024 Council Meeting Dates

In accordance with section 5.25(1)(g) of the Local Government Act 1995, Public notice is hereby given of Council Ordinary and Agenda Briefing Sessions for January - December 2024.

Christmas & New Year Holiday Hours
Posted 08 December 2023 Christmas & New Year Holiday Hours

Please note the Shire Administration Building and Licensing will be closed between the 25 December & 2 January. Any licensing can be done online at the Department of Transport website DoT Home.

UPDATE – Council Advocacy on Proposed Marine Park
Posted 08 December 2023 UPDATE – Council Advocacy on Proposed Marine Park

Serious concerns for the wellbeing of community members involved with the fishing industry are prompted by uncertainty around when consultation will begin, silence from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) on their progress, and the extensive media coverage is also causing great anxiety.

Time Capsule Catalogue Available!
Posted 30 November 2023 Time Capsule Catalogue Available!

After the huge success of the opening of the Esperance Meat Exporters Time Capsule on 2 November, the volunteers at the Esperance Museum have carefully reviewed and detailed each packet into a catalogue for the community to read through.

Council Advocacy - Housing
Posted 28 November 2023 Council Advocacy - Housing

Esperance Land, Housing and Accommodation Study- prepared for Shire of Esperance & GEDC October 2023

Prohibited Burning Time from Monday 13 November
Posted 10 November 2023 Prohibited Burning Time from Monday 13 November

This means no fires are to be lit in the open air during this time.

Council Election Results 2023
Posted 24 October 2023 Council Election Results 2023

Congratulations to our inaugural community elected Shire President Ron Chambers, and our elected Councillors, Jennifer Obourne, Gemma Johnston, Connor Davies, Wes Graham, and Samantha Starcevich.

Retail Trading Hours - Community Consultation Now Open
Posted 19 October 2023 Retail Trading Hours - Community Consultation Now Open

We're asking - Is there a need to change the current retail trading hours within the Esperance district? Have your say by 1 December 2023.

Recycle Right
Posted 19 October 2023 Recycle Right

Members of the Waste team will be at the Shire stall at the Esperance Agricultural Show, excited to launch the Recycle Right app – the team have worked closely with Recycle Right to modify the app specifically for Esperance users.

Esperance Land, Housing and Accommodation Study
Posted 13 October 2023 Esperance Land, Housing and Accommodation Study

The Shire of Esperance and the Goldfields Esperance Development Commission joined forces recently, to deliver a valuable planning resource to guide investment in and development of accommodation options for our region in the coming years.

Public Notice - Election Notice
Posted 13 October 2023 Public Notice - Election Notice

The Shire of Esperance is holding an election by postal vote on Saturday, 21 October 2023 to fill vacancies in the offices of President and Councillors as listed

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