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Remembrance Day 2021
Posted 01 December 2021 Remembrance Day 2021

Eric Hind Scholarship - Applications Open
Posted 23 November 2021 Eric Hind Scholarship - Applications Open

This annual music scholarship is awarded to a young talented music student to the value of $1,000.

MEDIA STATETMENT: SECONDARY PLATFORM AT MERREDIN STATION
Posted 04 November 2021 MEDIA STATETMENT: SECONDARY PLATFORM AT MERREDIN STATION

The WA State Government has announced that the Public Transport Authority regional safety improvement program will be extended to include the construction of the secondary platform at the Merredin Railway Station.

Fight the Bite this Mosquito Season
Posted 02 November 2021 Fight the Bite this Mosquito Season

Learn how to fight the bite this mosquito season!

Shire of Merredin Welcome New Councillors
Posted 01 November 2021 Shire of Merredin Welcome New Councillors

The Shire would like to congratulate and welcome the newly elected and re-elected Councillors for 2021.

Shire Facility Christmas / New Year Opening Hours
Posted 28 October 2021 Shire Facility Christmas / New Year Opening Hours

At the October Ordinary Council Meeting, Council approved the following Opening Hours for the Shire of Merredin Facilities.

MEDIA RELEASE: MERREDIN SUCCESSFUL FOR BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUNDING
Posted 08 October 2021 MEDIA RELEASE: MERREDIN SUCCESSFUL FOR BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUNDING

The Shire of Merredin has secured $2,139,309 dollars in grant funding through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 5.

Local VFRS Lieutenant makes WA Headlines
Posted 07 October 2021 Local VFRS Lieutenant makes WA Headlines

Merredin volunteer firefighter Sheree Lowe has been making headlines all around the state this month after winning the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Award at the 2021 WA Fire and Emergency Service Awards on Saturday, 11 September 2021.

Inaugural Gateway Merredin Draws Travellers from all over WA!
Posted 04 October 2021 Inaugural Gateway Merredin Draws Travellers from all over WA!

Hundreds of travellers from all around the state set their maps destination to Merredin for the inaugural Gateway Merredin Festival, held during the September long weekend from September 24 – 26.

Tree Planting Day
Posted 07 September 2021 Tree Planting Day

On Thursday, 5 August, three Shire staff along with five community volunteers completed a tree planting day along the Burracoppin—Campion Road in the Shire of Merredin.

Nominations Now Open for Community Citizen Awards
Posted 02 September 2021 Nominations Now Open for Community Citizen Awards

Do you know someone who makes our community a better place?

Long Tan Day - 55 years On
Posted 30 August 2021 Long Tan Day - 55 years On

August 18, 2021, marked 55 years since the Battle of Long Tan.

Hubeck Road Standpipe
Posted 10 August 2021 Hubeck Road Standpipe

The Shire of Merredin has installed a new standpipe controller on the standpipe located in Hubeck road.

NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Merredin
Posted 09 August 2021 NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Merredin

NAIDOC Week was celebrated around Australia from 4 - 11 July, 2021.

Premier Mark McGowan In Merredin
Posted 03 August 2021 Premier Mark McGowan In Merredin

The Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia, was welcomed to town by the Merredin Shire Council and Staff in the Shire Administration Building on Tuesday, 27 July.

MEDIA RELEASE: Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer
Posted 27 July 2021 MEDIA RELEASE: Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer

The Shire of Merredin is pleased to announce the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Ms Lisa Clack for a five-year term.

Farewell, Calvin!
Posted 09 July 2021 Farewell, Calvin!

This month we farewelled a valued member of our team, Calvin Shotter, the Executive Manager of Engineering Services.

Dancing the Night Away at the Blue Light Disco
Posted 17 June 2021 Dancing the Night Away at the Blue Light Disco

The Blue Light Disco returned to Merredin on Saturday, 22 May 2021 at Cummins Theatre.

Merredin A Wildflower Friendly Town
Posted 19 May 2021 Merredin A Wildflower Friendly Town

The Shire of Merredin is one of only two Local Governments to achieve wildflower friendly status through the State Government’s Wildflower Friendliness Award Scheme for 2020/21.

Leading the Regions to Gold
Posted 13 May 2021 Leading the Regions to Gold

The Merredin District Olympic Swimming Pool has been officially recognised as a Gold Waterwise Aquatic Centre at the Waterwise Recognition Breakfast held at Perth Convention Centre on Wednesday, 12 May 2021.

South Avenue Upgrade Works
Posted 06 May 2021 South Avenue Upgrade Works

Stage 1 of upgrade works along South Avenue have now commenced with the preliminary works of footpath construction underway.

ANZAC Day 2021
Posted 04 May 2021 ANZAC Day 2021

On the morning of the 25 April 2021, the community came together at the Merredin Cenotaph for a very special ANZAC Day service.

Merredin Youth Fest
Posted 23 April 2021 Merredin Youth Fest

This year, Youth Week was held across Western Australia from 9 – 16 April, and in Merredin we celebrated by holding an Amazing Race!

A Big Win For WA Agriculture - The Office of Melissa Price, MP
Posted 20 April 2021 A Big Win For WA Agriculture - The Office of Melissa Price, MP

A new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub based in Merredin, Western Australia is set to transform the way that farmers and communities prepare for and respond to drought.

Shire Acquisition Prize Awarded
Posted 09 April 2021 Shire Acquisition Prize Awarded

A watercolour landscape by Jessie Spring has been awarded the Shire’s long standing annual Art Acquisition Prize at the Merredin Fine Arts Society’s exhibition on Saturday, 27 March 2021.

Merredin District Olympic Pool Receives Gold
Posted 07 April 2021 Merredin District Olympic Pool Receives Gold

The Merredin District Olympic Pool has been awarded a Gold Waterwise Status for the Waterwise Council Program for 2019/20.

Behind the Gavel
Posted 06 April 2021 Behind the Gavel

An update from Shire President Julie Flockart.

Another Successful International Food Festival
Posted 06 April 2021 Another Successful International Food Festival

More than one hundred community members treated their senses to an array of exquisite dishes at the Merredin Twilight International Food Festival on Friday, 19 March 2021.

Medical Students return to Merredin
Posted 25 March 2021 Medical Students return to Merredin

Merredin hosted twenty-six first and second-year placement medical students from the Universities of Notre Dame and Curtin from March 15 – 19, as part of the Medical Student Immersion Program facilitated by Rural Health West.

MEDIA RELEASE - MERREDIN MEMORIAL FESTIVAL
Posted 26 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE - MERREDIN MEMORIAL FESTIVAL

The Shire of Merredin has successfully secured grant funding for an inaugural memorial festival to be held in Merredin from Friday, 24 September to Sunday, 26 September 2021.

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