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Western Australia’s re-opening plan and recommitment to a safe transition
Posted 24 January 2022 Western Australia’s re-opening plan and recommitment to a safe transition

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley would like to acknowledge the change to Western Australia’s re-opening plan and recommit to a safe transition at an as yet unknown date.

Mural Community Restoration Project
Posted 21 January 2022 Mural Community Restoration Project

As many Fitzroy Crossing residents will now be aware the youth mural on the Visitor’s Center was damaged on Saturday night, the 15th January.

Upcoming Jetty Closure
Posted 19 January 2022 Upcoming Jetty Closure

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley would like to advise residents and all users of the wharf of an upcoming Jetty closure slated for the coming dry season.

Shire warns of mosquito danger as wet builds
Posted 13 January 2022 Shire warns of mosquito danger as wet builds

With the wet season continuing to build in the West Kimberley the threat from mosquitos remains high, with large numbers of insects now bothering residents daily, especially at dawn and dusk.

Council and Audit Meeting Dates - 2022
Posted 06 January 2022 Council and Audit Meeting Dates - 2022

Ordinary Council Meetings and Audit Committee Meeting dates for 2022.

Escalation in dog attacks prompts Shire President to issue warning
Posted 21 December 2021 Escalation in dog attacks prompts Shire President to issue warning

A savage dog attack over the weekend in which two pedestrians were set on by a pack of dogs in Derby has highlighted a disturbing escalation in serious animal-control incidents Shire-wide.

Public Notice - Proposes Lease
Posted 21 December 2021 Public Notice - Proposes Lease "Area 10", 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 10”). The Shire is providing notice of the proposal and inviting submissions (as per Section 3.58 of the Local Government Act 1995).

Public Notice - Major Land Transaction over a portion of land and a
Posted 20 December 2021 Public Notice - Major Land Transaction over a portion of land and a portion of jetty at the Derby Port Precinct

Renegotiation of an existing sub-lease between the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley and Sheffield Resources Ltd and Thunderbird Operations Pty Ltd over a portion of land and a portion of the jetty at the Derby Port Precinct. Submissions are invited on a Shire of Derby/West Kimberley proposal to commence a major land transaction. The transaction is the renegotiation of an existing sub-lease with Sheffield Resources Ltd and Thunderbird Operations Pty Ltd.

Merry Christmas from the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley
Posted 15 December 2021 Merry Christmas from the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley has recorded a Christmas jingle as a BIG THANK YOU to the wonderful people in our district.

“It’s personal” Derby-born Lynn Henderson Yates discusses the highs and
Posted 15 December 2021 “It’s personal” Derby-born Lynn Henderson Yates discusses the highs and lows of her time as DAHS CEO

DAHS CEO Lynn Henderson-Yates discusses the Aboriginal health service on the eve of her exit For Derby born and raised Dr Lynette Henderson-Yates, returning to Derby as the CEO of Derby Aboriginal Health Service seven years ago was coming full circle.

Owner of dog which caused serious injuries pays heavy fines to Shire
Posted 14 December 2021 Owner of dog which caused serious injuries pays heavy fines to Shire

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley has successfully brought court action against the owner of a dog that caused a significant injury to a local woman earlier this year.

Bunuba man calls for better disability services in Derby
Posted 03 December 2021 Bunuba man calls for better disability services in Derby

For Derby resident Victor Patrick, 64, the days of “spastic homes” and “mongloid children” do not seem so long ago.

Painting our Dreams: Fitzroy Crossing mural inspires local youth
Posted 02 December 2021 Painting our Dreams: Fitzroy Crossing mural inspires local youth

The new mural painted on the visitor’s centre at Fitzroy Crossing is a labour of nocturnal love; painted in the dead of night by dozens of local kids, some of whom had never held a paintbrush before.

DAIP (Disability Access and Inclusion Plan)
Posted 23 November 2021 DAIP (Disability Access and Inclusion Plan)

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is committed to ensuring that the community is accessible for and inclusive of people with disability and ageing population, their families and carers.

Public Notice - Change of Audit Committee Meeting Date
Posted 21 October 2021 Public Notice - Change of Audit Committee Meeting Date

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 following Audit Committee Meeting: Change Of Date The Audit Committee Meeting today - Thursday , 21 October 2021 has been cancelled and all Reports/Items will be considered at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Thursday, 28 October 2021 at 5:30pm in the Derby, Council Chamber - 31 Clarendon Street, Derby.

Public Notice - Change of Audit Committee Meeting Date
Posted 06 October 2021 Public Notice - Change of Audit Committee Meeting Date

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 following Audit Committee Meeting: Change Of Date: s.5.25(1)(g) and Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, r.12, notice is hereby given of a change of date for the following Audit Committee Meeting: Change Of Date The Audit Committee Meeting on Thursday ,14 October 2021 at 1.00pm in Fitzroy Crossing, will now be held on: Thursday, 21 October 2021 at 4:00pm in the Derby Council Chamber, 30 Clarendon Street Derby.

Public Notice Special Council Meeting - 18 October 2021
Posted 06 October 2021 Public Notice Special Council Meeting - 18 October 2021

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 Monday, 18 October 2021 commencing at 5:30pm in the Derby Council Chamber - 31 Clarendon Street, Derby. The purpose of the meeting is for Council to consider - - Swearing in / Declaration by Elected Members; - Election and Swearing in of President; and - Election and Swearing in of Deputy President.

Sunset over a century commemorations concludes at Derby Airport
Posted 23 September 2021 Sunset over a century commemorations concludes at Derby Airport

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley was thrilled to welcome approximately 250 visitors to the Derby Airport for the once-in-a-lifetime 100th celebrations on Saturday 18 September commemorating the first commercial flight in Australia almost a century ago.

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is a proud sponsor of the Sunset Over A
Posted 14 September 2021 The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is a proud sponsor of the Sunset Over A Century Celebrations which commemorate the centenary of the first scheduled air service in Australia

Join us from 3pm on Saturday 18 September 2021 at the Derby Airport, when we can expect to see approximately 25 old planes from the Royal Aero Club of WA re-enact the first flight from Geraldton to Derby.

Community Citizen of the year Awards nominations are now open!
Posted 13 September 2021 Community Citizen of the year Awards nominations are now open!

It’s time to start thinking about those people who are doing amazing things in our local community!

FAQs: COVID-19 / Coronavirus updates
Posted 06 September 2021 FAQs: COVID-19 / Coronavirus updates

This information is considered valid as at the date of publication (shown above and below). Updates will be provided only as, and when, relevant information becomes available.

Public Notice Special Council Meeting - 31 August 2021
Posted 27 August 2021 Public Notice Special Council Meeting - 31 August 2021

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 Tuesday, 31 August 2021 commencing at 5:30pm in the Derby Council Chamber - 31 Clarendon Street, Derby.

Public Notice - Change of Audit Committee Meeting Date
Posted 27 August 2021 Public Notice - Change of Audit Committee Meeting Date

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 change of date for the following Audit Committee Meeting: The Audit Committee Meeting on Thursday 9 September 2021 at 4.00pm, at the Derby Council Chamber. Meeting will now be held: Thursday, 15 September 2021 at 4:00pm in Derby at the Council Chambers - 31 Clarendon Street.

Call for Nominations - Local Government Ordinary Election
Posted 26 August 2021 Call for Nominations - Local Government Ordinary Election

An ordinary In-Person Election will be held on Saturday 16 October 2021 in the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley to fill the vacancies in the notice attached.

Like to contribute to your community at the local government elections in
Posted 28 July 2021 Like to contribute to your community at the local government elections in October?

If you are interested in contributing to your community as a councillor, you are invited to a Candidate Information Evening for anyone considering the role of councillor.

Derby kids create artwork to be proud of
Posted 07 July 2021 Derby kids create artwork to be proud of

The Derby Memorial Swimming Pool will soon become home to a vibrant mural designed and painted by local artist Jessica Bidewell and more than 50 Derby kids.

Shire congratulates all winners of 50th anniversary Kimberley Art and
Posted 05 July 2021 Shire congratulates all winners of 50th anniversary Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize

Joshua Cocking has taken out the major art prize category of the 50th anniversary of the Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize (KAPP), which was announced at the exhibition opening night on Saturday 3 July 2021 at the Derby Airport.

Up, up and away! Derby to Broome flights to commence in August
Posted 24 June 2021 Up, up and away! Derby to Broome flights to commence in August

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is delighted at the announcement today that local flights linking Derby and Broome will be available three times per week by Aviair from 16 August 2021 for a 12-month trial.

Head judge and curator for the Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize
Posted 15 June 2021 Head judge and curator for the Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize appointed

An exciting new head judge of the Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize (KAPP) has been appointed, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Trev shines at 7News Young Achiever Awards WA
Posted 10 June 2021 Trev shines at 7News Young Achiever Awards WA

Congratulations to Trevor Menmuir, winner of the Health and Wellbeing Award at the 7News Young Achiever Awards WA on Saturday 29 May!

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