Welcome to the Shire of Lake Grace

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Lake Grace Shire is situated in the South-East of Western Australia and is one of the largest agricultural Shires in the State. It incorporates the communities of Lake Grace, Newdegate, Lake King, Varley and part of Pingaring, and has 1,361 people inhabiting its 11,890 km2.

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Tourism

With beautiful landscapes, great produce and welcoming communities, the Shire of Lake Grace is a must to visit.

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Recreation & Halls

The Shire has a range of facilities available to hire for meetings, functions and events.

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Ranger Services

A range of Information on responsible dog and cat ownership and registration information

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Forms

See the range of forms that can now be downloaded or completed online.

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Publications

Annual Reports & Budgets, Agendas, Minutes....and more. Our publications can now be viewed online.

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Community News

Our Community News provides the latest Shire information, stories and notices. View the latest edition here.

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Latest News

Dry Season for Livestock Water Supply – SURVEY EXTENDED

19/11/2019 9:08am

Livestock farmers are encouraged to complete a short survey about your livestock water supplies ASAP. This will help the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) to manage emergency livestock water and community water supplies during the dry summer/autumn season. The survey will remain open over the summer period, however DWER are keen to hear from as many farmers as soon as possible.

To complete the survey, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Stock_Water_Dry_Season_Survey

Alternatively, a hard copy can be picked up at either the Shire Office, or from the Lake Grace and Newdegate CRC offices. A downloadable PDF version can be accessed here

If you would like more information, please contact DWER, Rural Planning on 08 9841 0100 or email: dryseasonsurvey@dwer.wa.gov.au

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GRAVEL ROADS DURING HARVEST PERIOD – 80KPH LIMIT UNTIL 31 DECEMBER

15/11/2019 3:35pm

Owing to the extended dry conditions and harvest season in full swing, there are sections of gravel roads in the Shire that are already struggling under the weight and volume of frequent, fast moving heavy haulage vehicles. 
These roads are deteriorating very quickly, despite the best efforts of our Roads Crew to keep them graded and up to scratch. 
We've also been advised of a few near misses and have concerns for motorist safety.

We are requesting anyone using our gravel roads to please slow down to 80kph until 31 December.

In the meantime we will continue to do our best to keep them graded and in smooth, safe working order.

We would like to thank the community for your road reports so far and ask that you keep them coming. Any road standard issues please contact Vanessa Crispe, Manager Infrastructure Services, on 0448 089 092 or 9890 2500, or shire@lakegrace.wa.gov.au.

'Containers for Change' - Expressions of Interest Still Open!

14/11/2019 11:21am

Following the recent advertising campaign for WA’s Container Deposit Scheme ‘Containers for Change’ and the request for applications to become a Refund Point Operator for Lake Grace, WAARL have advised that they are still accepting Expressions of Interest for our Flexible Refund Point from any interested organisations.

As mentioned previously, anyone can become our Refund Point Operator, including local businesses or community groups, providing you have the capacity to securely store cans and bottles.

Any organisations that are interested in providing Containers for Change Refund Point services should contact WARRL as soon as possible at procurement@warrrl.com.au providing your details along with the town of interest.

Don’t forget to visit their website for more information: www.warrrl.com.au

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ROAD STANDARDS FOR HARVEST PERIOD – LET US KNOW

07/11/2019 2:04pm

With the busy harvest period upon us, we would like to ensure the standard of roads throughout the Shire remains high and address any road issues before they become a problem.

If you come across any sections of road that are not up to scratch or pose any kind of safety hazard, could you please let us know so we can get repairs done straight away.

Also, we would like to know which roads in the Shire are heavily used so we can keep an eye on them to ensure they remain trafficable ahead of time.

To report road standards and issues, please call Vanessa Crispe, Manager Infrastructure Services, on  0448 089 092 or 9080 2500. 

PROHIBITED BURNING PERIOD - EFFECTIVE FROM FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2019

28/10/2019 11:16am

As of 1 November 2019 the Shire of Lake Grace entered its Prohibited Burning Period which will be in effect until 31 January 2020.

Please note that firebreaks must also be maintained from 1 November 2019 until 30 April 2020.

 For more information please refer to the Shire’s Fire Management Notice 2019-20, link below.

 https://www.lakegrace.wa.gov.au/assets/bushfire/Fire-Notice-2019-2020-final.pdf

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2019 Local Government Ordinary Election Results for the Shire of Lake Grace

21/10/2019 10:08am

These are the results of the Local Government Election held on 19 October 2019 for the Shire of Lake Grace 

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CWA Drought Appeal Funds for WA Farmers

18/10/2019 2:59pm

The Country Women's Association of WA Drought Relief Program has over $450,000 in funding to assist drought-affected farmers with household expenses and maintenance a basic standard of living. 

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The 2019/20 Budget Payment

02/09/2019 12:03pm

The 2019/20 Budget provides for the on-going maintenance of our public buildings and facilities, parks and recreation facilities and our extensive road network. With Marketforce having been engaged to work with the community to rebrand the Shire.

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Energy Efficient Communities Program - Grant Funding Applications

16/08/2019 3:14pm

The Energy Efficient Communities Program will deliver $50 million of grants to assist business and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills. 

Funding will support activities to help community organisations to save energy through:

  • equipment upgrades that reduce energy consumption, including energy generation and storage projects
  • completion of energy systems assessments to investigate energy saving opportunities 

Grant applications to fund energy generation and storage projects for eligible community organisations will open in October 2019.

Grant applications for other equipment upgrades and energy audits will open by early 2020. 

For more information and to find out if your community organisation is eligible, please visit:

https://www.energy.gov.au/sites/default/files/enr085b.0619_eec_community_v1.pdf 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR FARMERS FROM THE DEPT OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS

10/05/2019 12:38pm

An important message for the farmers of Lake Grace from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, regarding Water Deficiency Declaration. 

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