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MEDIA RELEASE - COUNCIL MEETING DATES 2020
Posted 28 November 2019 MEDIA RELEASE - COUNCIL MEETING DATES 2020

The Shire of Merredin welcomes ratepayers and members of the community to Council Meetings that are open to the public on the following dates for 2020

MEDIA RELEASE - ROADSIDE CONSERVATION GRANT
Posted 27 November 2019 MEDIA RELEASE - ROADSIDE CONSERVATION GRANT

The Shire of Merredin has been successful with a funding application to the State NRM Office.

MEDIA RELEASE - SHIRE OF MERREDIN WATER TOWER
Posted 19 November 2019 MEDIA RELEASE - SHIRE OF MERREDIN WATER TOWER

PTA is supportive of Councils/ Shires decision to re–engage GHD to consider what other options may be available in order to avoid removal of the water tank.

MEDIA RELEASE - GOVT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Posted 07 November 2019 MEDIA RELEASE - GOVT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Restrictions on movement of oversize agricultural vehicles eased

CEACA Units - Platinum (Disability) & Gold (Standard) - Virtual Videos
Posted 11 October 2019 CEACA Units - Platinum (Disability) & Gold (Standard) - Virtual Videos

SHIRE AWARDED FUNDING TO TACKLE LOCAL LITTER ISSUES
Posted 04 October 2019 SHIRE AWARDED FUNDING TO TACKLE LOCAL LITTER ISSUES

Nominations Encouraged for Community Citizen of the Year Awards
Posted 24 September 2019 Nominations Encouraged for Community Citizen of the Year Awards

PRESS RELEASE: SHIRE TO ENGAGE COMMUNITY ON WATER TOWER FUTURE
Posted 07 August 2019 PRESS RELEASE: SHIRE TO ENGAGE COMMUNITY ON WATER TOWER FUTURE

The Shire of Merredin will seek community feedback on the future of the Merredin Water Tower.

MEDIA RELEASE- CURTIN MEDICAL STUDENTS NEED YOUR HELP FOR HEALTH STUDY   
Posted 31 July 2019 MEDIA RELEASE- CURTIN MEDICAL STUDENTS NEED YOUR HELP FOR HEALTH STUDY  

A group of Curtin medical students will be visiting Merredin on the last weekend of August to conduct interviews about access to health services in the Wheatbelt.

WATER CORPORATION RESTRICTS ACCESS TO STANDPIPES
Posted 30 July 2019 WATER CORPORATION RESTRICTS ACCESS TO STANDPIPES

Water Corporation have implemented a new standpipe pricing structure. As a result, the Shire has to now restrict all public access to standpipes.

SHIRE OF MERREDIN NOMINATED FOR THE 'MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD'
Posted 17 July 2019 SHIRE OF MERREDIN NOMINATED FOR THE 'MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD'

The University of Notre Dame have nominated the Shire for the Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

UPDATE: CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY FOR THE MERREDIN SOLAR FARM
Posted 10 July 2019 UPDATE: CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY FOR THE MERREDIN SOLAR FARM

The largest solar farm committed to construction in Western Australia is expecting 36,000 solar panels and trackers delivered this month, installation of substation progressing.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE DIFFERENTIAL RATES 2019/20
Posted 12 June 2019 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE DIFFERENTIAL RATES 2019/20

In accordance with Section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995 notice is hereby given of the intention of the Shire of Merredin to levy the following differential rates on Unimproved Values for each rating category for the 2019/20 financial year.

MEDIA RELEASE – COMMUNITY GARDEN UPDATE
Posted 02 May 2019 MEDIA RELEASE – COMMUNITY GARDEN UPDATE

An update on the current situation for the Community Garden in Merredin.

YOUTH FEST MERREDIN
Posted 19 April 2019 YOUTH FEST MERREDIN

The April school holidays were kicked off with a bang with Merredin's first ever YOUTH FEST - a combination of fun activities, competitions, surveys, giveaways and career expo.

MERREDIN SHOW FUN & FESTIVITIES!
Posted 02 April 2019 MERREDIN SHOW FUN & FESTIVITIES!

The 100th Merredin Show was bigger and better than ever. The Shire of Merredin enjoyed being a part of this fantastic annual event with more than ever to see at do at this year's Merredin Show.

CAN YOU HELP WITH OUR YOUTH SURVEY?
Posted 26 March 2019 CAN YOU HELP WITH OUR YOUTH SURVEY?

The Shire of Merredin values our youth and the opportunities available to them in our town. To make sure they have these opportunities, we're conducting a short survey.

HOT SUCCESS! WA
Posted 15 March 2019 HOT SUCCESS! WA"S BIGGEST SOLAR FARM SET TO GET UNDERWAY IN MERREDIN

Warmer weather wasn't enough to stand in the way of Risen Energy's Ground Breaking Ceremony for what will soon be WA's biggest solar farm.

TENDER T2019177: Preferred Supplier Panel – Miscellaneous Building, Plant
Posted 06 March 2019 TENDER T2019177: Preferred Supplier Panel – Miscellaneous Building, Plant & Mechanical Services

The Shire is inviting tenders for suitably qualified contractors to be part of a Preferred Supplier Panel for a five (5) year period.

AUSTRALIA DAY 2019
Posted 06 February 2019 AUSTRALIA DAY 2019

Perfect weather, a free breakfast and a sausage sizzle for lunch? What more could you ask for on Australia Day 2019?

FUNDING TO FIGHT VEGETATION DECLINE GETS A BOOST
Posted 21 January 2019 FUNDING TO FIGHT VEGETATION DECLINE GETS A BOOST

The Shire has received funding to fight vegetation decline in the Merredin district. Expressions of Interest are still being sought if community members would like to participate in re-vegetating parts of their rural properties.

ERIC HIND MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
Posted 19 December 2018 ERIC HIND MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

Applications are now open for the 2018 'Eric Hind Music Scholarship'. If you are aged between 11 and 20, read on to find out how you can apply for this annual scholarship valued at $1,000.

GALA NIGHT FUN & FESTIVITIES
Posted 18 December 2018 GALA NIGHT FUN & FESTIVITIES

The 2018 Gala Night was one of the biggest Gala Nights ever held and the community is to be congratulated for turning out to support this terrific event which encourages shopping local to support local businesses.

PUBLIC ART STRATEGY - QUICK SURVEY
Posted 15 November 2018 PUBLIC ART STRATEGY - QUICK SURVEY

We are looking into doing a Public Art Strategy and we'd love to receive some feedback from community members on this topic through our short survey.

MOTZIE ‘CALLS IT TIME’ AFTER 40 YEARS
Posted 09 October 2018 MOTZIE ‘CALLS IT TIME’ AFTER 40 YEARS

We take a look back on an exemplary employee's long career with the Shire of Merredin. 40 years is no small achievement - congratulations Motzie.

AUSTRALIA DAY 2019 AWARDS
Posted 26 September 2018 AUSTRALIA DAY 2019 AWARDS

Celebrate local people / groups that have made a positive contribution to Merredin. Nominations are open now.

MINISTER MACTIERNAN OFFICIALLY OPENS WA’S ‘PUBLIC SILO TRAIL’
Posted 06 September 2018 MINISTER MACTIERNAN OFFICIALLY OPENS WA’S ‘PUBLIC SILO TRAIL’

CBH's 'PUBLIC Silo Trail' was officially launched on the 5 September. Merredin is lucky enough to be one of 7 towns featured on the trail with tourists from around Australia and internationally attracted by the trail to visit WA's spectacularly vivid and diverse Wheatbelt region.

SHIRE WINS AWARD FOR LENIHAN PARK
Posted 07 August 2018 SHIRE WINS AWARD FOR LENIHAN PARK

The Shire of Merredin beat out 20+ other WA local governments to take out the 'Nature Play' category at the recent '2018 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Policy Awards'.

RATES IN MERREDIN
Posted 31 May 2018 RATES IN MERREDIN

With the 30th June rapidly approaching, the Shire felt it was timely to remind the community how our rates work in Merredin.

ANZAC DAY 2018
Posted 08 May 2018 ANZAC DAY 2018

Official proceedings for ANZAC Day 2018 commenced with people accumulating one by one in the darkness to await the dawn. As the sky lightened in the east the lilting tunes of bagpipes broke the air and the Australian Army Band Perth appeared.

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  • View MEDIA RELEASE - COUNCIL MEETING DATES 2020

    MEDIA RELEASE - COUNCIL MEETING DATES 2020

    The Shire of Merredin welcomes ratepayers and members of the community to Council Meetings that are open to the public on the following dates for 2020

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  • View MEDIA RELEASE - ROADSIDE CONSERVATION GRANT

    MEDIA RELEASE - ROADSIDE CONSERVATION GRANT

    The Shire of Merredin has been successful with a funding application to the State NRM Office.

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