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Call for Working Group Nominations
Posted 12 June 2024 Call for Working Group Nominations

The Shire of Esperance is calling for nominations for community representatives on the Public Health Plan Working Group and Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Working Group.

Ageing Graham MacKenzie Stadium to be Replaced
Posted 10 June 2024 Ageing Graham MacKenzie Stadium to be Replaced

The project will see a new three-court, multipurpose stadium built. The new facility will accommodate existing users and provide opportunities for new sports and activities.

Cemetery Tributes
Posted 05 June 2024 Cemetery Tributes

To honour our commitment to ensuring our cemeteries are safe and serene, we have established some guidelines displayed at cemeteries' entrances, outlining what items should not be left at gravesites.

Unrestricted Burning Time
Posted 30 May 2024 Unrestricted Burning Time

RURAL ZONE & URBAN-RURAL ZONE - UNRESTRICTED BURNING (OPEN SEASON)

Media Release - Council Endorses Proposed Marine Park Shire Submission
Posted 28 May 2024 Media Release - Council Endorses Proposed Marine Park Shire Submission

With feedback open till the 16 June 2024, the Shire urges the community to make their own submission to the DBCA.

Proposed Nature Based Caravan Park at Lot 1 Lake Road, Myrup
Posted 23 May 2024 Proposed Nature Based Caravan Park at Lot 1 Lake Road, Myrup

Open for Public Comment until close of business Friday 14 June, 2024

Esperance Indoor Stadium Update: Extent of Damage Under Investigation
Posted 21 May 2024 Esperance Indoor Stadium Update: Extent of Damage Under Investigation

National Volunteer Week!
Posted 20 May 2024 National Volunteer Week!

A "Night at the Museum" - May 21, from 5pm - 7 pm at the Esperance Museum, to honour the incredible contributions of our volunteers.

Twilight Beach Road Bushfire Updates
Posted 19 May 2024 Twilight Beach Road Bushfire Updates

An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people in an area between Tuart Forest Grove and the coastline, including Twilight Beach Road, in parts of PINK LAKE, DALYUP and WEST BEACH in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

Prescribed Burns - Autumn 2024
Posted 14 May 2024 Prescribed Burns - Autumn 2024

Hazard Reduction Burning Activities in the Toowacka Reserve, Borefields, Skroly Park & Stearne Road planned for 18-22 May 2024.

Unrestricted Burning Time - Urban Rural Zone
Posted 14 May 2024 Unrestricted Burning Time - Urban Rural Zone

The Shire advises the Urban-Rural Zone will commence its Unrestricted Burning Time (Open Burning) as of Monday, 13 May 2024.

Esperance Indoor Stadium Update: Burst Pipe Damage
Posted 09 May 2024 Esperance Indoor Stadium Update: Burst Pipe Damage

The Shire would like to sincerely thank stadium users for their flexibility, understanding and work with Shire staff on this issue.

Planned Prescribed Burns
Posted 07 May 2024 Planned Prescribed Burns

Statement from the Shire of Esperance regarding the Proposed South Coast
Posted 02 May 2024 Statement from the Shire of Esperance regarding the Proposed South Coast Marine Park

It is our responsibility and role to represent our whole community. In our Council Plan we state that we “exist to meet the needs of current and future generations through a mix of environmental protection, social advancement and economic prosperity”. With this in mind, the Shire of Esperance Administration cannot be “for” or “against” this marine park; we must be balanced.

Shire President Open Letter to the Esperance Community
Posted 01 May 2024 Shire President Open Letter to the Esperance Community

Our community is passionate, but we must respect and tolerate differing opinions. Let us be leaders in this.

Restricted Burning Time EXTENDED for URBAN-RURAL Zone
Posted 30 April 2024 Restricted Burning Time EXTENDED for URBAN-RURAL Zone

Pursuant to Section 18 Bush Fires Act 1954 the Shire of Esperance advises Restricted Burning Time has been extended for the Urban-Rural Zone (Esperance & surrounding rural residential areas) to now conclude midnight Sunday, 21 May 2024.

Smoke Alert parts of the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE
Posted 27 April 2024 Smoke Alert parts of the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Full details at www.emergency.wa.gov.au.

Northern MYRUP and Western NERIDUP Fire Updates
Posted 27 April 2024 Northern MYRUP and Western NERIDUP Fire Updates

UPDATE 27 April, 3.09pm - An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for this fire, all details at www.emergency.wa.gov.au.

Standing Committee Inquiry into Regional Telecommunications in WA
Posted 16 April 2024 Standing Committee Inquiry into Regional Telecommunications in WA

Submissions close 26 April 2024

Road & Project Update
Posted 05 April 2024 Road & Project Update

Click through to read the latest updates on Shire roadworks and projects.

Council meets with Minister for Fisheries; Regional Development
Posted 04 April 2024 Council meets with Minister for Fisheries; Regional Development

The proposed marine park, workers' accommodation, Esperance Senior High School, telecommunications, and water security were some of the topics discussed at the meeting.

Councillors to Advocate to Fishing Minister
Posted 02 April 2024 Councillors to Advocate to Fishing Minister

Councillors and senior Shire staff will meet with the Minister for Regional Development, Disability Services, Fisheries, Seniors and Ageing, and Volunteering.

Commencement of Restricted Burning Time - Urban Rural Zone
Posted 02 April 2024 Commencement of Restricted Burning Time - Urban Rural Zone

Commencement of Unrestricted Burning Time (Rural Zone)
Posted 02 April 2024 Commencement of Unrestricted Burning Time (Rural Zone)

Response to
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Posted 28 March 2024 Response to "Housing shortage ‘affects police numbers'" Article

As of December 2022, it was estimated the Esperance region needed 25 GROH dwellings.

April Asphalt Work
Posted 27 March 2024 April Asphalt Work

Roads, shared paths, car parks and the Gibson Community Park are some of the projects included in this round of asphalt works.

Easter Operating Hours 2024
Posted 26 March 2024 Easter Operating Hours 2024

The Shire of Esperance wishes you and your family a lovely long weekend! Please find Shire facility operating hours here.

Six Mile Hill Bush Fire Updates & Road Closure
Posted 26 March 2024 Six Mile Hill Bush Fire Updates & Road Closure

This incident is now a Bushfire All Clear. For more information visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au.

Easter Period Burning Requirements
Posted 26 March 2024 Easter Period Burning Requirements

Water Deficiency And Our Community
Posted 20 March 2024 Water Deficiency And Our Community

A declaration of water deficiency is a coordinated process, requiring many people and organisations to work together.

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