There's plenty of walkways. Notes that the Shire of Augusta Margaret River is an Australian member of Mayors for Peace, an organisation with the mission to raise international public awareness regarding the need to abolish nuclear weapons and contribute to world peace; and. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), If northern beaches cluster spreads across Sydney, Christmas could be cancelled, Stephen's 33-year career was destroyed and he's still shocked by the reason his employer gave him, In 2020, economic norms were shattered — and we might not have seen the end yet, Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Your Margaret River Region has a comprehensive range of essential, professional and not-for-profit services (and some quirky products too!). Brian was elected  in October 2019. “I urge voters not to be complacent, but to make sure that they have their say in who will be elected to Council,” he said. During his tenure as CEO he served two terms as the Vice President of the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry and two terms as Chairman of the local trade association. It is comforting and reassuring that recently elected Shire councillor Brian Middleton considers himself “lazy and stupid,” rather than the rest of Margaret River, which … The measures come from the ratepayer-backed Economic Stimulus and Community Resilience grant programs, announced this year to guide local COVID-19 recovery efforts. The Margaret River shire president Pamela Townshend was in a meeting when she received a new alert about the shooting. Job opportunities. Fri, 1 November 2019 9:14AM. [Proposals have] been around for almost a quarter of a century... decisions have been made where councils have had one position and the planning commission has come over the top, which is their right to do so," he said. The Margs Street Party will run from roundabout to roundabout on the upgraded main street, from 3-9pm on Friday 29 January 2021. She is the Executive Officer of Augusta Margaret River Clean Community Energy (AMRCCE) and a member of the Augusta Margaret River Shire’s Public Arts and Culture Advisory Committee. Shopping and buying local is an important priority for both our community and our Shire. Contact Cr Cristoffanini on 0423 028 295 or pcristoffanini@amrshire.wa.gov.au. Ian Earl (2021) ... Paula Cristoffanini (2023) Brian Daniel (2023) Julia Meldrum (2021) Shire of Augusta Margaret River Council Executive Team. Cr Ian Earl - Shire President Ian Earl was elected as a Councillor in the North Ward in October 2013. Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM Saturday - Sunday: Closed. The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River council has thrown its support behind the region’s owl-friendly initiative, which is already making a difference to the region’s wildlife. At last week’s Shire of Augusta-Margaret River council meeting in Augusta, president Ian Earl accepted the Bushfire Advisory Committee’s recommendation and moved to note the concerns of some other brigades. However, Shire of Augusta Margaret River president Ian Earl said the momentum for development at Gnarabup had been set in motion by the state government "over 20 … Being part of the Cities Power Partnership enables our Shire to inspire and be inspired by the good work of other like-minded Local Governments. She believes the preservation and protection of our coastline, creeks, rivers, caves, eco-systems and natural landscape is paramount. Margaret River is getting a makeover so sort of parking in town. 2.5K likes. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The Margaret River shire president, Pamela Townshend, was in a meeting when she received a news alert about the shooting. Ian is the owner of Margaret River Cowaramup Electrical Service and employs 10 people. However, Shire of Augusta Margaret River president Ian Earl said the momentum for development at Gnarabup had been set in motion by the state government "over 20 years ago". To ensure that you receive your Rates Notice on time we need to be updated on changes. Contact Cr Daniel on 0427 384 421 or bdaniel@amrshire.wa.gov.au, To email all Shire councillors please use the group email address councillors@amrshire.wa.gov.au. Locals Support Locals During Live Local Month . He is also a mentor at the Margaret River Senior High School. She has also been involved in advocacy at United Nations forums regarding women’s rights, climate change, and the international Sustainable Development Goals. This is for 6 weeks, Thursday and Friday evenings at the Busselton Stadium. Her term expires in October 2023. Community, volunteer and not-for-profit organisations have the chance to give their projects a boost with the Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s new community grants program now open. It is easier than you think. On Wednesday, twenty student leaders of Margaret River Senior High School were invited to participate in the annual Councillor-for-a-Day workshop at the Augusta Margaret River Shire.The workshop was organised by last year’s Head Student and Community Development Trainee Hope Sortras.The trainee role is a 12-month long position filled annually by a Year 12 graduate who works with Shire … There's plenty of signage. 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It comes as the nearly-$10 million redevelopment prepares to open with no management plan in place. Ian Earl (2021) Pauline McLeod (2021) Naomi Godden (2021) Kylie Kennaugh (2023) Paula Cristoffanini (2023) Brian Daniel (2023) Julia Meldrum (2021) Shire of Augusta Margaret River Council Executive Team. An ambitious proposal to buy back land earmarked for Margaret River's first five-star resort has been rejected by local council, leaving one final hurdle for developers to clear before construction can begin. Paula was elected  in October 2019. Credit: Hannah Barry. An increasing shortage of childcare places has forced members of the Augusta community to take matters into their own hands. You can do this online. A band of residents have formed a new committee for the future Augusta Community Childcare Centre and are waiting on confirmation of a successful seed-funding grant from the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River. Currently retired from full-time work and involved in her own art practice Paula is a member and volunteer in a range of local activities, including Transition Margaret River, Willing Walkers, the Italian speakers’ group and Mediterranean Gardening Margaret River. ... is due for completion prior to Christmas 2020 and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. She is also currently working part time as a Senior Lecturer for Edith Cowan University. A police blockade remained around the property on Osmington Road and as … Pauline was elected in October 2017. The Margaret River itself was named in the late 1830s by John Garrett Bussell, the eldest of the pioneering Bussell brothers. Early in her life in Australia, Paula worked as a draftswoman and was co-owner of a boat building business. Locally owned businesses underpin a sustainable economy. The conferees from 7 countries, including UK, New Zealand, India, Italy, France, Spain and South Africa, received their citizenship during a ceremony at Margaret River HEART. Julia has a background in agriculture, auditing, hospitality and bookkeeping, and has also studied viticulture. Director, Corporate & Community Services James Shepherd. The river, and the Whicher Range from which it rises, was named after Margaret Whicher, a step-second-cousin of John Bussell. However, Shire of Augusta Margaret River president Ian Earl said the momentum for development at Gnarabup had been set in motion by the state government "over 20 years ago". Rotary Club of Margaret River Ms Marilyn Hopkins. As the State Government this week confirmed it could not put a number on how many agricultural workers had entered WA in recent months, a task force including the Margaret River-Busselton Tourism Association, the Margaret River Wine Association, the City of Busselton, the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and regional chambers of commerce have cobbled together a plan to free up residential supply. This project will now be managed by the Augusta Margaret River Shire, but we are kept informed of progress and will keep you all updated. Become a member or just find out what is happening at our Libraries. The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River confirmed $265,000 in stimulus grants to community groups and other organisations this week. Shire of Augusta-Margaret River. Shire President, Ian Ea… Shire of Augusta-Margaret River You just have to be prepared to pack off the main drag a little bit and look what better way to say it than walking. Notes that the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Late spring is really where the Margaret River region begins to turn on it's summer colours with blue bird days making coastal exploration a must do on your weekend away. Noting that Sydney had only shut Manly and Bondi beaches, Margaret River Boardriders President Jerome Forrest commented “That’s where us locals have to lead the way and show people what to do. It is Pauline's goal to help our community attract state and federal funds to help with essential community facilities and local infrastructure. The family was well known locally, Margaret River shire president ­Pamela Townshend told news.com.au. Brian completed the Cert III in Wine Operations at the local TAFE and started managing/working the vineyard himself. "An alternative motion ought to have been put up which considers having another look at what the development standards are … rather than the scheme amendment being ended right now.". Cr Kylie Kennaugh grew up on a wheat and sheep farm in Beverley and at has lived in the Margaret Region for more that 30 years. “The local community co-ordinator position provides invaluable services to the local community and is a key link for all of the relevant service providers within the shire and region,” Cr Earl said. Her term expires in October 2023. The Shire and Arts Margaret River have been locked in protracted discussions about the management of the redeveloped “hub for events, arts and regional tourism”, with no word of a breakthrough. It has everything you’d expect from a well-developed region consisting of a regional city and a number of large and small towns. The report states that a one-off increase to raise the amount required to cover costs of those anticipated "serious financial consequences" would likely "not be acceptable to the community". She is a married mother of two young children and has lived in Cowaramup since 2001, as well as her family having resided and holidayed in the Shire in Augusta, Flinders Bay and Margaret River for 90 years. Naomi was elected  in October 2017. Chief Executive Officer Steph Addison-Brown. Paula has a proven record of leadership and achievement at an executive level in the public sector, as a consultant and in the community. Shire president Ian Earl told the Times this morning he agreed with … Dog & cat registration. In her spare time, Naomi loves to surf our gorgeous breaks. Council meetings are regulated by the Local Government Act 1995, the Local Government (Administration) Regulations and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Standing Orders Local Law 2011 , which details the procedure for question time for the public and deputations. Cr Brian Daniel has extensive domestic and international leadership experience in a large company. Deputy President Pauline McLeod. In an interview with The West Australian, Augusta-Margaret River Shire president Pamela Townshend said the international recognition was “amazing”. Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 16 Dec 2020 As Margaret River’s Main Street Makeover nears completion, a street party is being organised for the whole community to celebrate its brand-new street. But the Shire president warned Rosa Brook’s shift to DFES would remove another brigade from the oversight of Shire of Augusta-Margaret River bushfire chiefs and not result in a “better deal”. The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River will hold a main street celebration at the end of January, co-ordinated by Brianna Delaporte and Erin Molloy, pictured celebrating with Shire president Ian Earl. President Ian Earl. The Shire provides a number of ways for you to pay your rates, invoices and infringements - including online. Spare a thought for people in these remote parts of the world, Live: Borders shut overnight, all eyes on Sydney's latest numbers after record testing yesterday, ASX to keep falling as new UK COVID strain hits overseas markets, German right-wing extremist sentenced to life in prison for synagogue shooting, 'It's creeping closer': Gold Coast medic welcomes hard border amid fear of Sydney-style outbreak. The Margs Street Party will run from roundabout to roundabout on the upgraded main street, from 3-9pm on Friday 29 January 2021. She is actively involved in various community sporting groups across the Shire, having held positions of treasurer, registrar and president on various committees of these groups. Get to know Councillor Ian Earl. View current vacancies in the Shire. Paula has had a number of significant roles which have called for careful consideration of complex issues and independent decision making. Augusta Margaret River What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability Council adopted a Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) in 2010, with the intent of reducing emissions generated by the Shire (corporate sector) and the community as … She is also a member of the Amnesty International Margaret River group. Developers have signalled they intend to commence earthworks on the site at Gnarabup in early 2021, pending final approval by the recently convened State Development Assessment Unit, which the WA Government put in place to stimulate the building sector after a coronavirus-related slowdown. We are fortunate to have knowledgeable and passionate community leaders interested in renewable and alternative energy sources to assist our transition to a cleaner, greener community, There are exciting and challenging clean energy projects on the drawing board. She owns and runs the Margaret River Book Shop. Born in Cowaramup, owner of an electrical business, grandfather of 7 and Shire President, Ian is a keen fisherman and gardener. There are a number of ways locals can pay their respects to Australia, service men and women both past and present who have served our country. Action to save the environment and minimise the impact of climate change starts within the local community. Ms Townsend gave an insight into the shire’s sustainability initiatives including recycling projects, renewable energy options and reducing greenhouse emission throughout the shire. Augusta-Margaret River Shire president Pamela Townshend said the international recognition was “amazing”. The motion was defeated 4-3 at the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River council meeting on Wednesday night but environmentalists promise their fight to oppose the development has not ended. Shire President Ian Earl. Her term is due to expire in October 2021. 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