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EXMOUTH REMEMBERS: 103 YEARS SINCE SIGNING OF ARMISTICE 
Posted 12 November 2021 EXMOUTH REMEMBERS: 103 YEARS SINCE SIGNING OF ARMISTICE 

NEW SHIRE OF EXMOUTH COUNCIL SWORN IN
Posted 22 October 2021 NEW SHIRE OF EXMOUTH COUNCIL SWORN IN

SPECTACULAR HMAS GASCOYNE FREEDOM OF ENTRY PARADE IN EXMOUTH MAKES FOR A
Posted 11 October 2021 SPECTACULAR HMAS GASCOYNE FREEDOM OF ENTRY PARADE IN EXMOUTH MAKES FOR A SCHOOL HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHT

For the first time in 19 years, visitors and residents alike have been able to witness the HMAS Gascoyne Freedom of Entry in Exmouth.

ENDORSED SCHEME AMENDMENT NO.4 ENABLES WORKERS ACCOMMODATION
Posted 29 September 2021 ENDORSED SCHEME AMENDMENT NO.4 ENABLES WORKERS ACCOMMODATION

• Changes will enable the development of temporary workers accommodation within Service Commercial zoned land • Council keeps progressing other options and proposals to relieve the town's accommodation shortage

SHIRE OF EXMOUTH WELCOMES FIVE NEW AUSTRALIANS
Posted 23 September 2021 SHIRE OF EXMOUTH WELCOMES FIVE NEW AUSTRALIANS

• Five conferees from five countries welcomed as Australian citizens, including long-time residents and business owners. • 20th anniversary of Australian Citizenship Day this months increases community awareness of Australian citizenship.

COUNCIL INVESTS IN MULTI-FACETED APPROACH TO DEAL WITH ILLEGAL CAMPING
Posted 07 September 2021 COUNCIL INVESTS IN MULTI-FACETED APPROACH TO DEAL WITH ILLEGAL CAMPING ACTIVITIES

Illegal camping undermines efforts to protect the area’s unique environment and will not be tolerated any longer. The Council doesn’t provide free or low-cost overnight parking and camping, but it operates an Emergency Overflow Caravan Park in addition to the four commercial operators who fill that need. Early morning patrols and afternoon educational approaches will be increased immediately with three additional Rangers.

EXMOUTH'S COUNCIL SHARES COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS
Posted 26 August 2021 EXMOUTH'S COUNCIL SHARES COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS

The long-awaited results of the Exmouth Community Survey 2021 have been presented to the public at today's August Ordinary Council Meeting Councillors made a public stand on their commitment towards good governance and transparent leadership in collaboration with the Exmouth community

PUBLICATION OF THE EPA ENVIRONMENTAL CUMULATIVE STUDY
Posted 20 August 2021 PUBLICATION OF THE EPA ENVIRONMENTAL CUMULATIVE STUDY

Proposed Scheme Amendment No.5 to Local Planning Scheme No.4
Posted 13 August 2021 Proposed Scheme Amendment No.5 to Local Planning Scheme No.4

NEW CEO APPOINTED AT SHIRE OF EXMOUTH
Posted 30 July 2021 NEW CEO APPOINTED AT SHIRE OF EXMOUTH

SIX NEW AUSTRALIANS MAKING THE PLEDGE
Posted 22 July 2021 SIX NEW AUSTRALIANS MAKING THE PLEDGE

The conferees from 5 countries, including UK, New Zealand, Italy, Czech Republic and Switzerland, received their citizenship during a ceremony at the Ningaloo Centre.

KEEP EXMOUTH CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL WHEN TRAVELLING THE CAPE AND THE REGION
Posted 21 July 2021 KEEP EXMOUTH CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL WHEN TRAVELLING THE CAPE AND THE REGION

• Community Litter Grants is a great opportunity to support new initiatives and promote a cleaner, safer environment. • Litter management included within Council's engagement to reduce waste and encourage recycling

BUDGET FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Posted 17 July 2021 BUDGET FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

The 2021/22 budget was endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting on June 24. The 2021/22 budget allows for increased spending on waste and recycling, community engagement and infrastructure projects, including an $11.098m capital expenditure program.

UNSUNG LOCAL HEROES HONOURED AT EXMOUTH AWARDS NIGHT
Posted 21 May 2021 UNSUNG LOCAL HEROES HONOURED AT EXMOUTH AWARDS NIGHT

Last night, the Shire of Exmouth recognised the outstanding efforts of the town's volunteers and sports stars at an awards presentation evening at the Ningaloo Centre.

EXMOUTH AMONGST 2021 TOP TOURISM TOWN AWARDEES
Posted 05 May 2021 EXMOUTH AMONGST 2021 TOP TOURISM TOWN AWARDEES

DAUGHTER OF PALTRIDGE MEMORIAL POOL’S NAMESAKE REVISITS EXMOUTH
Posted 30 April 2021 DAUGHTER OF PALTRIDGE MEMORIAL POOL’S NAMESAKE REVISITS EXMOUTH

DOUBLE-WIN FOR EXMOUTH’S AVID YOUNG READERS
Posted 29 April 2021 DOUBLE-WIN FOR EXMOUTH’S AVID YOUNG READERS

• After a two-year hiatus, Scribblers Festival's Golden Feather Hunt returned with five Golden Feathers hidden between the pages of books at local libraries across Western Australia, Spanning all the way from the Great Southern to the Kimberley. • Exmouth Public Library participated again and had the first two lucky feather finders in the library last week

NINE NEW CITIZENS WELCOMED LOCALLY IN EXMOUTH
Posted 27 April 2021 NINE NEW CITIZENS WELCOMED LOCALLY IN EXMOUTH

COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTING HOW CREATIVITY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON A LOCAL LEVEL
Posted 08 April 2021 COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTING HOW CREATIVITY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON A LOCAL LEVEL

• Award-winning photographer Gary Meredith involved in a workshop with 15 Exmouth locals, upskilling their photography levels • Solo exhibition "The Desert collection" on display at the Tantabiddi Travelling Gallery until 25 May 2021

CONTAINER'S FOR CHANGE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO LOCAL CLUBS AND
Posted 31 March 2021 CONTAINER'S FOR CHANGE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO LOCAL CLUBS AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS

The success story of Containers for Change in Exmouth began on 1 October. Record numbers of 30,000 to 50,000 containers that are recycled on a Saturday morning are well above the average of neighbouring towns of Carnarvon and Meekatharra.

A TASTE OF HARMONY
Posted 30 March 2021 A TASTE OF HARMONY

• The event 'A Taste of Harmony' is about inclusiveness, respect, and a sense of belonging for everyone. • Exmouth's cultural diversity is a great strength and brings with it a whole host of traditions, religions, languages and of course, food. • The event sold out within a couple of weeks, and the first requests for information for the 2022 have already been received

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 2021 COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AND SPORTING AWARDS
Posted 09 March 2021 NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 2021 COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AND SPORTING AWARDS

• Nominations now open for the Shire of Exmouth 2021 Community Volunteer and Sporting Awards; nominations must be received before the closing date: 4 PM, Monday 12 April 2021 • 2021 Nomination kits are available on the Shire of Exmouth website www.exmouth.wa.gov.au

BOOK BEFORE VISITING NINGALOO COAST AS OVERFLOW FACILITIES NOT GUARANTEED
Posted 08 March 2021 BOOK BEFORE VISITING NINGALOO COAST AS OVERFLOW FACILITIES NOT GUARANTEED

• Council requests visitors that do not have advanced bookings for the 2021 season to look at alternative holiday solutions in an effort to manage visitor numbers and preserve Exmouth's unique environment and status as a premium travel destination.

SHIRE OF EXMOUTH CEO MOVING ON
Posted 05 March 2021 SHIRE OF EXMOUTH CEO MOVING ON

• Council announces Cameron Wood’s departure as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Shire of Exmouth with both sadness and gratitude. Today, March 5, is his last day in the administrative offices at the Ningaloo Centre. • Cameron was appointed by Commissioner Ian Fletcher in 2017 and guided the Shire of Exmouth and its new Council through the aftermath of the Corruption and Crime Investigation Commission and his hard work over the last four years has set the town and community up well for future growth and prosperity. • Council appointed Matthew Bird as Acting Chief Executive Officer, while the recruitment process of a new Shire CEO is commencing.

SPLASH TEST DUMMIES ARE READY TO ROLL OUT THEIR BEACH TOWELS AT THE
Posted 19 February 2021 SPLASH TEST DUMMIES ARE READY TO ROLL OUT THEIR BEACH TOWELS AT THE NINGALOO CENTRE

• Award-winning performers will facilitate community workshops at the Paltridge Memorial Swimming Pool organised by the Exmouth Cultural Arts Centre and funded by Woodside. • Council assisted the Exmouth Cultural Arts Centre and is looking into further opportunities to bring more cultural art events to Exmouth. • The show at the Ningaloo Centre sold out in less than 48 hours.

2020 COMMUNITY PERCEPTION SURVEY SHOWS HIGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND
Posted 21 January 2021 2020 COMMUNITY PERCEPTION SURVEY SHOWS HIGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND CONFIRMS COUNCIL'S CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

• Every two years, the Shire of Exmouth undertakes a comprehensive survey of the community to gauge the level of community satisfaction with a range of Shire services, activities and facilities. • The survey is part of Council's commitment to open and interactive engagement with the community and making informed decisions, as outlined in the Strategic Community Plan: Exmouth 2030. • Participation in the 2020 Community Perception Survey increased from 12.72% to 16.75% and identified gaps and developments within the Shire's perceived performance of services since the initial survey in 2018, which will inform Councils coming budget deliberations.

ANCILLARY DWELLINGS (GRANNY FLATS) OFFER A SOLUTION TO ACCOMMODATION CRISIS
Posted 15 January 2021 ANCILLARY DWELLINGS (GRANNY FLATS) OFFER A SOLUTION TO ACCOMMODATION CRISIS

Ancillary dwellings could immediately assist with the worker accommodation crisis and provide additional rental income for house owners. Possibility to build/locate up to 100 sqm ancillary dwelling on residential, (rural) residential and some special use zones within the Shire of Exmouth, as long as the lot is no less than 450 sqm.

EXMOUTH RECREATION CENTRE CHANGE ROOM UPGRADES
Posted 12 January 2021 EXMOUTH RECREATION CENTRE CHANGE ROOM UPGRADES

$142,500 contributed through McGowan Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) for the $285,000 upgrade of unisex change rooms at the Exmouth Recreation Centre. Local contractor C.J. Lord Building & Renovations (WA) Pty Ltd commences works in the coming weeks with the tender approved at Decembers Council meeting.

EXMOUTH PALTRIDGE MEMORIAL SWIMMING POOL READY TO MAKE A SPLASH
Posted 21 December 2020 EXMOUTH PALTRIDGE MEMORIAL SWIMMING POOL READY TO MAKE A SPLASH

$750,000 contributed through McGowan Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund for the $4.2 million redevelopment of Exmouth's Paltridge Memorial Swimming Pool announced today.

SHIRE OF EXMOUTH RECEIVES VOLUNTEER EMPLOYER RECOGNITION AWARD (VERA) AWARD
Posted 19 November 2020 SHIRE OF EXMOUTH RECEIVES VOLUNTEER EMPLOYER RECOGNITION AWARD (VERA) AWARD

• Shire of Exmouth has been awarded the Volunteer Employer Recognition Award (VERA) as only one of six Local Governments in WA. • Awards acknowledge the vital contribution employers, and self-employed volunteers, provide to the community.

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