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Media Release - Shire of Derby/West Kimberley and Kimberley Mineral Sands
Posted 23 August 2022 Media Release - Shire of Derby/West Kimberley and Kimberley Mineral Sands Agreement

Change of Council Meeting Time - 25 August 2022 at 11:30am
Posted 23 August 2022 Change of Council Meeting Time - 25 August 2022 at 11:30am

The Ordinary Council Meeting on Thursday 25 August 2022 in Fitzroy Crossing scheduled at 5.30pm, will now be held on: Thursday, 25 August 2022 at 11:30am in Fitzroy Crossing at the Karrayili Adult Education Centre.

WEATHER WARNING: Severe Fire Danger
Posted 23 August 2022 WEATHER WARNING: Severe Fire Danger

WEATHER WARNING: Severe Fire Danger Moderate to fresh and gusty east to southeast winds, combined with dry conditions, will result in elevated fire dangers across the Kimberley Inland for the rest of Tuesday, 23 August. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises you to: - Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now. - Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.emergency.wa.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au. - Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency. For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.dfes.wa.gov.au. No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

Department of Defence – Media Alert - EXERCISE PITCH BLACK 2022 FLYING
Posted 21 August 2022 Department of Defence – Media Alert - EXERCISE PITCH BLACK 2022 FLYING ACTIVITY

Fast jet training operations will be conducted around RAAF Base Curtin over the period 22-25 August 2022 in support of Exercise Pitch Black 22. Up to 18 fighter aircraft from Australia and the United States will be flying out of RAAF Base Curtin including the F-35A Lightning II aircraft. Fast jets will be flying between 8am and 3pm daily and some aircraft will be returning to RAAF Base Tindal each evening. Aircraft will be training in airspace over the Shire of Derby West Kimberley as far East as Fitzroy Crossing and will be flying at high speeds and as low as 200 feet. People in the West Kimberley Area may hear the aircraft which can sound like distant thunder or a distinct thump sound. Residents are advised not to be alarmed if they hear the aircraft.

Public Notice - Proposed Policy - C10 Code of Conduct Behaviour
Posted 03 August 2022 Public Notice - Proposed Policy - C10 Code of Conduct Behaviour Complaints Management Policy

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley has drafted, in accordance with Clause 15(2) of the Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulation 2021, and the Code of Conduct for Council Members, the Policy for dealing with complaints about alleged breaches of the behaviour requirements included in Division 3 of the Shire of Derby / West Kimberley Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates.

Murray Valley encephalitis warning for Kimberley region
Posted 02 August 2022 Murray Valley encephalitis warning for Kimberley region

Residents and travellers in the Kimberley region are being urged to take extra precautions to avoid mosquito bites after Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) was reported in an individual residing in the West Kimberley.

NEW DISABILITY ACCESS AND INCLUSION PLAN ENDORSED
Posted 28 July 2022 NEW DISABILITY ACCESS AND INCLUSION PLAN ENDORSED

Disability access and inclusion is set for renewed focus with Council endorsing the Shire’s new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2022 – 20227 (DAIP) at the June 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting. The DAIP will assist the Shire to make improvements to Shire operated services, facilities, events and programs to ensure people with disability have the same opportunities as other community members to access them. Focussing on seven key areas the plan outlines overarching strategies and an action plan to support the improvements to be made. Initiatives identified in the updated DAIP include; • Improved disability access to the lap pool at the Derby Memorial Swimming Pool. • Increased publication of information about the accessibility element of events and facilities. • Support of disability awareness events, such as the International Day of People with Disability. • Support event organisers to make their activities more accessible. • Ensuring documents and publications are made available in variety of formats. • Awareness training and resources for staff. All public authorities in Western Australia are required to have a DAIP, a document which must be reviewed at least every 5 years. The Shire is also required to provide the Department of Communities a progress report each year outlining the implementation of the plan. For further information about the Plan or disability / access initiatives please contact the Community Development Team on 9191 0999 or by email sdwk@sdwk.wa.gov.au.

Derby Memorial Swimming Pool Set for a Facelift
Posted 08 July 2022 Derby Memorial Swimming Pool Set for a Facelift

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley would like to advise the Derby Memorial Swimming Pool will be closed for scheduled maintenance from Thursday, 28 July to Sunday 25 September 2022.

The 51st Annual Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize winners have been
Posted 06 July 2022 The 51st Annual Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize winners have been announced!

The 51st Annual Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize winners have been announced. On Saturday 2nd July, over 250 people attended the Opening night of KAPP 2022. This year saw over 200 entries across 13 categories. Congratulations to this year’s winners

Public Notice - Proposed Lease -
Posted 05 July 2022 Public Notice - Proposed Lease - "Area 18" Derby Airport

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is considering a ground lease proposal involving a portion of the land situated within the Derby Airport (designated as “Area 18”). The Shire is providing notice of the proposal and inviting submissions (as per Section 3.58 of the Local Government Act 1995).

Public Notice - Change of the June Ordinary Council Meeting Date and
Posted 10 June 2022 Public Notice - Change of the June Ordinary Council Meeting Date and Location

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995, s.5.25(1)(g) and Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, r.12, notice is hereby given of a change of date for the June Ordinary Council Meeting: Change Of Date and Location The Ordinary Council Meeting for June will be held in Kupungarri at: - Wananami Remote Community School on: Wednesday , 29 June 2022

Public Notice - Fire Safety and Requirements
Posted 20 May 2022 Public Notice - Fire Safety and Requirements

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley would like to remind people to remain fire safe and to take measures to prevent the spread of fires. Property owners and occupiers must comply with the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley Fire Break & Hazard Reduction Notice by 30 June 2022.

Public Notice - Proposed Licence/Usage Agreement - Fast Electric Car
Posted 19 May 2022 Public Notice - Proposed Licence/Usage Agreement - Fast Electric Car Charging Sites

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is considering a Licence/Usage Agreement over two separate portions of land for the purpose of fast electric car charging. The Shire is providing notice of the proposal and is inviting submissions (as per Section 3.58 of the Local Government Act 1995).

Public Notice - Proposed Licence/Usage Agreement -
Posted 04 May 2022 Public Notice - Proposed Licence/Usage Agreement - "Area 1" Derby Wharf Precinct Boat/Trailer Storage Area

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is considering a Licence/Usage Agreement over a portion of the land situated within the Derby Wharf Precinct (designated as “Boat/Trailer Storage - Area 1”). The Shire is providing notice of the proposal and inviting submissions (as per Section 3.58 of the Local Government Act 1995).

The Shire welcomes the easing of the Level 1 public health measures
Posted 29 April 2022 The Shire welcomes the easing of the Level 1 public health measures across the State which took effect from 12:01am Friday, 29 April 2022

The Shire welcomes the easing of the Level 1 public health measures across the State which took effect from 12:01am Friday, 29 April 2022.

Fitzroy Crossing to Benefit from Mobile Infrastructure Upgrade Funding
Posted 21 April 2022 Fitzroy Crossing to Benefit from Mobile Infrastructure Upgrade Funding

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley welcomes the recent infrastructure upgrade announcement relating to 141 mobile network sites across WA, including at Fitzroy Crossing, as it will improve mobile phone services for communities during emergencies.

Youth Programs Cancelled / Free swimming pool entry for under 18s
Posted 08 April 2022 Youth Programs Cancelled / Free swimming pool entry for under 18s

Due to recent COVID exposure among Youth staff members, we regret to inform the community that our Youth programmes in Derby are cancelled tonight, for the coming weekend and potentially next week as well.

CROCODILE SIGHTING
Posted 05 April 2022 CROCODILE SIGHTING

 IMPORTANT COMMUNITY NOTICE - CROCODILE SIGHTING

Calling All Artists and Photographers, #KAPP2022 is Now Open!
Posted 30 March 2022 Calling All Artists and Photographers, #KAPP2022 is Now Open!

The 51st Annual Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize is now open for entries.

Splash Park Update
Posted 28 March 2022 Splash Park Update

The Splash Park at the Derby Memorial Swimming Pool was closed following advice from the Department of Health that the preliminary results from routine monthly water sampling detected the presence of amoebae in the water.

Derby Hairdresser Chats and Chops Her Way into Local Kids Hearts
Posted 24 March 2022 Derby Hairdresser Chats and Chops Her Way into Local Kids Hearts

When Jaala Ozies shifted back to Derby after more than 20 years away, she knew she wanted to give back to the small town that had long held a special place in her heart

Jetty Repairs Public Update
Posted 22 March 2022 Jetty Repairs Public Update

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley would like to advise residents and all users of the wharf that an upcoming Jetty closure slated for the coming dry season has been brought forward to 6am TODAY (22 March), on the advice of the Kimberley Port Authority (KPA).

Public Notice Special Council Meeting - 24 March 2022
Posted 21 March 2022 Public Notice Special Council Meeting - 24 March 2022

In accordance with Regulation 12(2) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, notice is given that a Special Council Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, 24 March 2022 commencing at 5:00pm in the Derby Council Chamber - 31 Clarendon Street, Derby. PURPOSE: - For council to consider motions to the Australian Local Government Association conference (a five week Federal election campaign; and resilient public infrastructure).

Mowanjum Community Shares Their Top Tips for Fighting Covid-19
Posted 17 March 2022 Mowanjum Community Shares Their Top Tips for Fighting Covid-19

The Shire’s Aboriginal Environmental Health team took some time to speak with Mowanjum community members on how they are responding to Covid-19.

Nearly $1 million in Funding for Shire Sport and Recreation Facilities
Posted 14 March 2022 Nearly $1 million in Funding for Shire Sport and Recreation Facilities

The sports-mad West Kimberley has been granted nearly a million dollars in funding to upgrade sports and recreation facilities, in a windfall the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley CEO Amanda Dexter has described as “fantastic”.

New wellness space triples numbers of girls visiting Derby Youth Centre
Posted 09 March 2022 New wellness space triples numbers of girls visiting Derby Youth Centre

Derby youth worker Bekah spends her afternoons refereeing basketball games, fetching ping pong balls gone awry and watching heated battles on video games. 

Shire President tells Residents “we’ve got this” as First Case of
Posted 03 March 2022 Shire President tells Residents “we’ve got this” as First Case of Covid-19 Confirmed

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley would like to confirm to residents that the first case of Covid-19 has been detected in our region; a person in Fitzroy Crossing who is now isolating.

Shire supports the introduction of Level 2 Public Health Measures which
Posted 03 March 2022 Shire supports the introduction of Level 2 Public Health Measures which come into effect at 12.01am on 3 March 2022

The Premier has announced that WA will move to Level 2 restrictions from 12.01am on Thursday 3 March 22.

Wharf Café Slated for Demolition
Posted 02 March 2022 Wharf Café Slated for Demolition

The demolition of the Wharf Café will commence in approximately three weeks. This work has been approved by Council.

Public Notice - Impounded Boat Trailer
Posted 02 March 2022 Public Notice - Impounded Boat Trailer

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 section 3.37 and 3.39 and Shire of Derby/West Kimberley, Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading in Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law, Gazetted 28 August 2001, a large yellow boat trailer located within the Derby wharf precinct has been impounded by the Shire and the Shire hereby gives notice to the owner.

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