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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.

HAVE YOUR SAY EXMOUTH – COUNCIL LAUNCHES 2020 COMMUNITY PERCEPTION SURVEY
Posted 21 October 2020 HAVE YOUR SAY EXMOUTH – COUNCIL LAUNCHES 2020 COMMUNITY PERCEPTION SURVEY

The survey is part of Council's commitment to open and interactive engagement with the community and making informed decisions, as outlined in our Strategic Community Plan Residents and ratepayers are strongly encouraged to have their say on Council services and priorities as the survey asks to rate the importance services and provide feedback on how these services are being delivered

SHIRE OF EXMOUTH BUILDING INCENTIVE PAYMENT TO STIMULATE THE LOCAL ECONOMY
Posted 17 September 2020 SHIRE OF EXMOUTH BUILDING INCENTIVE PAYMENT TO STIMULATE THE LOCAL ECONOMY

- The Shire of Exmouth is providing a $20,000 Building Incentive Payment for landowners building a residential accommodation or holiday home on vacant land within the Exmouth townsite - The Building Incentive Payment is designed to stimulate the local construction sector as well as to provide much needed additional accommodation for workers, permanent residents and visitors.

NINGALOO CENTRE TO HOST 'THERE WERE MOMENTS OF TRANSFORMATION'
Posted 16 September 2020 NINGALOO CENTRE TO HOST 'THERE WERE MOMENTS OF TRANSFORMATION'

• There Were Moments of Transformation opens at the Tantabiddi Travelling Gallery on Friday, 25/09/2020 at 6:30 PM with a grand opening night including local musicians and artists. • There Were Moments of Transformation, an exhibition of 40 works from the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Collection opens on 26 September 2020 at the Tantabiddi Travelling Gallery in the Ningaloo Centre as part of the second instalment of the Freighting Ideas state-wide initiative.

SOLAR ENERGY UPGRADE FOR THE NINGALOO CENTRE ON TRACK
Posted 28 August 2020 SOLAR ENERGY UPGRADE FOR THE NINGALOO CENTRE ON TRACK

• The Shire of Exmouth is seeking to expand the existing PV system to further enhance the social, environmental and economic performance of the Ningaloo Centre. • The Shire, together with funding partners, Minderoo Foundation and the State Government have funded a solar panel upgrade at the Ningaloo Centre to the value of $1.16 million. • The Shire of Exmouth has contributed $290,000 to the upgrade which will account for an estimated 61% of total energy needs of the Centre and annual savings of $168,000 will be achieved.

A RESPONSIBLE BUDGET IN DIFFICULT TIMES
Posted 31 July 2020 A RESPONSIBLE BUDGET IN DIFFICULT TIMES

- The 2020/21 budget will see increased spending on waste and recycling, community engagement and sustainable energy projects. - This year’s capital works program has been possible because of previous prudent financial management. - The budget seeks to build upon the pandemic recovery measures implemented during the last quarter of 2019-20

EXMOUTH’S ICONIC AND MUCH-LOVED CRUSTACEAN IS BACK
Posted 09 June 2020 EXMOUTH’S ICONIC AND MUCH-LOVED CRUSTACEAN IS BACK

Exmouth’s Big Prawn is back in as new condition it’s from Cyclone Season induced break Created by local Exmouth resident Mr Brian Paskins and revived by local artist Georgia Raymond-Vine

SHIRE OF EXMOUTH RESPONSE AND STIMULUS PACKAGES
Posted 04 May 2020 SHIRE OF EXMOUTH RESPONSE AND STIMULUS PACKAGES

The Shire of Exmouth Council has endorsed a series of financial support and relief measures to be made available at a special Council Meeting.

DINGO MONITORING CONTINUES IN EXMOUTH
Posted 23 April 2020 DINGO MONITORING CONTINUES IN EXMOUTH

• Shire of Exmouth CEO Cameron Woods is assuring community and visitors that the Shire is continuously monitoring Dingo activity. • The Shire will maintain additional efforts and encourages sightings and encounters to be reported directly to the Shire.

COVID-19: RETHINK YOUR HOLIDAY
Posted 23 March 2020 COVID-19: RETHINK YOUR HOLIDAY

For the safety and well-being of our community, Council is requesting that any tourists and visitors planning to visit Exmouth over the next couple of months re-think their need to travel. With the implementation of new restrictions and arrival requirements to travel to Western Australia from other Australian States and Territories it is time for tourists and visitors alike to rethink their holidays in the Ningaloo Region.

TANTABIDDI TASKFORCE - REDEVELOPMENT OF BOAT LAUNCHING FACILITY NINGALOO
Posted 06 February 2020 TANTABIDDI TASKFORCE - REDEVELOPMENT OF BOAT LAUNCHING FACILITY NINGALOO REEF

The Shire of Exmouth has recently engaged Synergies Economic Consulting to study the economic and social benefits the Tantabiddi boat launching facility brings to the local, regional and national economy.

IMPORTANCE OF EMPLOYING AND TRAINING LOCAL YOUTH
Posted 04 February 2020 IMPORTANCE OF EMPLOYING AND TRAINING LOCAL YOUTH

In 2019, the Shire of Exmouth was successful in receiving a Regional Traineeship Program Grant with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and is actively working to improve employment opportunities for local youth by working closely with the Exmouth District High School and encouraging the employment of year 12 graduates within the local government.

AFFORDABLE AIRFARE PROGRAM BETWEEN PERTH AND LEARMONTH EXTENDED
Posted 23 December 2019 AFFORDABLE AIRFARE PROGRAM BETWEEN PERTH AND LEARMONTH EXTENDED

• Affordable airfare program extended between April and October 2020 with more than 7,380 discount seats on offer – 3,000 pax capacity increase on last year • Introduction of Airbus A320 on Saturday and Sunday flights increasing capacity • Initiative supports jobs and helps boost the local economy

SHIRE OF EXMOUTH FUNDING SUPPORTS LOCAL SPORT AND COMMUNITY GROUPS
Posted 08 November 2019 SHIRE OF EXMOUTH FUNDING SUPPORTS LOCAL SPORT AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

Three local organisations will share funding to enhance the sustainability and vitality of our not-for-profit sector and support local volunteers. The next round of Community and Sporting Grants will open in February 2020.

EXMOUTH COASTAL RESERVES UNDER PRESSURE
Posted 17 September 2019 EXMOUTH COASTAL RESERVES UNDER PRESSURE

The Shire of Exmouth is working with the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and other agencies to implement a strategy to reduce pressure on coastal assets after one of the busiest tourist seasons in recent memory.

MINDEROO FOUNDATION RESEARCH CENTRE WILL HELP EXMOUTH FLOURISH
Posted 17 September 2019 MINDEROO FOUNDATION RESEARCH CENTRE WILL HELP EXMOUTH FLOURISH

The Shire of Exmouth has signalled its intention to rent the Ningaloo Centre’s research facilities to the Minderoo Foundation’s Flourishing Oceans research initiative following more than 12 months of negotiation.

EXMOUTH FREEMASONS TAKE ON THE CAN RECYCLING CHALLENGE
Posted 27 August 2019 EXMOUTH FREEMASONS TAKE ON THE CAN RECYCLING CHALLENGE

The Shire of Exmouth has entered into a memorandum of understanding that will see the Exmouth Freemasons take over the community can recycling program.

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