General

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.

Shire Environmental Health Team Present on Mosquito Control Measures to
Posted 01 March 2022 Shire Environmental Health Team Present on Mosquito Control Measures to Perth Conference

Environmental Health Australia is the premier professional body for Environmental Health officers and Environmental Health practitioners in Australia.

COVID-19 Update
Posted 25 February 2022 COVID-19 Update

With growing concerns over COVID-19, the Shire is endeavouring to keep the community updated and encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.

Ranger Issues Stern Warning as Dog Issues Escalate
Posted 22 February 2022 Ranger Issues Stern Warning as Dog Issues Escalate

Over the last few months there has been an increase in dog-related issues in Derby and the Shire would like to remind local dog-owners of their rights and responsibilities in regards to dog ownership in this region.

Natalie Davey talks climate change, Environs Kimberley & Kriol
Posted 22 February 2022 Natalie Davey talks climate change, Environs Kimberley & Kriol

In recent weeks Natalie Davey of Fitzroy Crossing (Bunuba, Walmjarri, English and Scottish heritage) has been spending a lot of time at the river. Her lively and informative video posts have kept many locals up-to-date about the recent floods, and her delight at being on country – especially in a work capacity - is plain to see.

Mr and Mrs Potato Head to cater Youth Centre dinner on Friday nights
Posted 11 February 2022 Mr and Mrs Potato Head to cater Youth Centre dinner on Friday nights

Kicking off this Sunday Derby kids at the Youth Centre are in for a treat, with Mr and Mrs Potato Head catering dinner and dessert.

Kimberley Leaders Head South for Action on Youth Crime Wave
Posted 10 February 2022 Kimberley Leaders Head South for Action on Youth Crime Wave

Fed-up Kimberley Shire Presidents are banding together to lobby state ministers – in person – for action on escalating juvenile crime in their region. The Kimberley Regional Group usually meet regularly in Kimberley towns but next week the four Shire Presidents and their CEOs will make the 2500-kilometre journey south to “speak face-to-face with as many ministers as we possibly can”.

Straight-talking Public Meeting on Youth Crime
Posted 10 February 2022 Straight-talking Public Meeting on Youth Crime

On Wednesday night Derby/West Kimberley Shire President Geoff Haerewa introduced opposition parliamentarians Mining and Pastoral MLC Neil Thomson and North West Central MLA Vince Catania to the community. The men were visiting town to speak to residents about escalating youth crime.

“Productive, fruitful” meeting on juvenile crime with Attorney General &
Posted 10 February 2022 “Productive, fruitful” meeting on juvenile crime with Attorney General & Minister for Corrective Services

This morning Derby/West Kimberley Shire President Geoff Haerewa met “at length” with the Minister for Corrective Services Hon. Bill Johnston and Attorney General Hon. John Quigley.

Shire President Details Covid-19 Plan
Posted 01 February 2022 Shire President Details Covid-19 Plan

Listen to Shire President Geoff Haerewa detail the region's Covid-19 plan and how we're preparing for when the border opens up.

2022 Australia Day Celebrations
Posted 28 January 2022 2022 Australia Day Celebrations

120 people attended this year’s Australia Day Breakfast at the Sportsmen’s Club in Derby.

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.

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