Welcome to the Shire of Dandaragan
The Shire of Dandaragan comprises of four townships; Jurien Bay, Cervantes, Badgingarra and Dandaragan. Situated approximately 200 kilometres north of Perth and covering an area of 6,716 square kilometres, the Shire of Dandaragan has a lot to offer both residents and visitors.
The Shire is the pinnacle of the Turquoise Coast, with pristine beaches ideal for swimming, snorkelling, diving, fishing and windsurfing within Jurien Bay and Cervantes whilst the towns of Badgingarra and Dandaragan offer beautiful national parks with native flora and fauna, bush walks, unique Australian wildflowers and farming land.
With its Mediterranean climate, the area offers a relaxed lifestyle capturing the best of both the beach and inland landscapes. The summer months (December, January and February) are hot and maximum temperatures can reach 40c. Rainfall in the district ranges from 600mm in the coastal areas to 350mm in the inland area in the winter months (June, July and August) when the temperatures drop considerably.
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Jurien Bay Community Care Expo
The Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre will be hosting a Community Care Expo in Jurien Bay on the 21st of August.
The Expo's have been running across the Wheatbelt region this year to better educate communities about the services available to them from a variety of service providers.
This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the health services available to the community from over a dozen service providers, including Aged, Mental Health and Disability Care.
JURIEN BAY BOAT HARBOUR - PUBLIC INFORMATION NIGHT
The Department of Transport are working on arrangements for a public information night in the near future to present information to the community on the current investigations and planning to improve water quality in the Jurien Boat Harbour.
Jurien Bay Underwater Interpretive Trail - mini documentary
The Jurien Bay Underwater Interpretive Trail mini documentary has been airing on Westlink during the month of July. For those who are interested on how this fantastic tourist attraction came to be......the footage has been provided for you. Enjoy!!
Jurien Bay Wellness Centre - now open
The Jurien Bay Wellness Centre (a Royalty for Regions funded project), has opened its doors to the public, as of the 14 July 2014.
The fresh, bright and modern new facilities are being occupied by IPN General Practitioner Services and IPN Medical Reception staff along with other Allied Health Services.
IPN have also secured a female GP, Dr Maida Akhtar, who will be employed on a full time basis at the Jurien Bay Wellness Centre.
The impressive new facility is a welcome addition for health services within the region
Heavenly Hectares - Property Planning Course (Jurien Bay)
Last November during NACC’s Heavenly Hectares Workshops for small landholders in Geraldton and Gingin, the feedback was that ‘there is a need for NACC to bring Chris Ferreira back to the region to deliver Property Planning Courses. NACC is pleased to inform you that Chris will be coming back to help you with your property plan ideas. He will deliver two Heavenly Hectares Property Planning Courses in Geraldton on Saturday 23rd Aug and Jurien Bay on Sunday 24th Aug 2014.
Because the events will be held on one-to-one interactive basis, places will be limited to 18 people maximum per event. So be quick to send in your registration to secure your place.
You can get your registration form here: http://www.nacc.com.au/heavenly-hectares-property-planning-course
For further information contact Stanley Yokwe (NACC) Stanley.Yokwe@nacc.com.au
Direct Tel: 9938 0105 I Mob: 0428 649 775
Applications to enrol in Public Schools are now open
Applications to enrol in public schools for 2015 are now open.
Families need to apply to enrol if their children are:
* starting Kindergarten - 4 years old by 30 June 2015
* starting Pre-primary - 5 years old by 30 June 2015
* starting Year 7 - the first year of secondary school
* starting Year 8
* changing schools
To apply to enrol, families need to go to their local school by Friday 25 July 2014.
NACC 2014 Photography Competition
People from all over the Northern Agricultural Region are invited to send the Northern Agricultural Catchment Council their best local environment snaps. You don't have to be a pro, you just have to have a keen eye and passion for our natural assets.
Win a Samsung Galaxy valued at $329.00
FUTURE SKILLS WA - HEALTH SERVICES SURVEY
C Y O’Connor Institute is undertaking research to identify the demand for Health Care Services programs for both prospective students and existing health care workers who live in the northern and eastern parts of the central Wheatbelt region.
Not only will you provide valuable feedback that can influence the training offered in your region, completing the survey will put you into the draw to WIN A SAMSUNG GALAXY TABLET!
The Institute will use the information provided by respondents to assess the requirement to introduce health care programs at the Moora and Merredin campuses of C Y O’Connor Institute and / or at other delivery sites in the northern district.
The survey can be completed online up until 30 September 2014 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CYOCHealthServicesSurvey
Banners in the Terrace 2014
THE 2014 BANNERS IN THE TERRACE COMPETITION
As one of the State's largest single community art projects, this annual event is widely acknowledged as being one of the most colourful and vibrant displays throughout the year.
This years banner entrant, representing the Shire of Dandaragan, is the Cervantes Primary Schools year 2 - 4 students. Special thanks to Miss Rhiannon Blake for coordinating the banner project.
The Cervantes Primary School have produced a magnificent piece of art that is inclusive of all aspects of our Shire. Well done and best of luck in the competition.
Banners will be displayed in the Terraces of Perth from 27 July - 9 August.
Get Ready for the Retune
As the final step in Australia’s successful move to digital-only TV, some TV channels will be changing frequencies. These moves will free up broadcasting spectrum so that it can be used for new services such as mobile broadband.
The retune will take place across Australia progressively until the end of 2014. Your retune date depends on your location and which tower you’re receiving your TV signal from.
General Hand Operations (Jurien Bay)
A new employment opportunity as General Hand Operations (Jurien Bay) has become available. Click through to find out more.