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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The Christmas Pop-Up Shop at Aggies Cottage
The Christmas Pop-Up Shop at Aggies Cottage
Wednesday 10 December 3pm - 9pm
Art, Jewellery, Fashion, Homewares, Homemade Puddings, Organic Skincare
Featuring - Aalaveda, Cranmore Home, Jeanne d'Moore, Jude Taylor, Natalie Tonkin, Panache Living, Scoout Home and Soul plus more...
Champagne, beer and cheese platters available to buy
Free beer on arrival for all loving husbands, fathers and sons who join us for some stress-free Xmas shopping
ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour
World Cup action in Jurien Bay
Tuesday the 11th of November from 11 – 4pm at Dobbyn Park
Cricket’s most prestigious global tournament is returning to Australia and New Zealand after 23 years, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
To celebrate its return, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Trophy Tour will be visiting selected locations across West Australia including Jurien Bay, with free family-friendly cricket activities available for all to enjoy.
Participants will have the opportunity to get their photo taken with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Trophy, test their batting and bowling skills and show their support to the 14 nations competing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Fans are encouraged to show their support by wearing their favourite nation colours or traditional attire.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be involved. For further information about Trophy Tour locations or the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including ticket information please visit www.cricketworldcup.com
Guided Beach Walk
West Australians love the beach but how much so they really know about them? Join marine biologist Dr Mic Payne in Jurien Bay for a fun and informative beach walk.
The guided beach walk will be taking place at 9am on the morning of the Indian Ocean Festival, meeting at the entrance of the new jetty.
RSVP are essential. RSVP Philippa Schmucker at NACC (E) email@example.com (m) 0448 459 127
Charity Golf Day - Jurien Bay Country Golf Club
The Jurien Bay Golf Club will be hosting a Charity Golf Day on the weekend of the Indian Ocean Festival with all proceeds going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
The 12 hole 3 person Ambrose will be held on Friday 7th of November 2014.
Names in by 1pm / hit off 1.30pm
Cost - $30, followed by a BBQ
For more details contact Laurie Bailey 0408954834
DCEO receives Meritorious Award at LGMA Conference
Congratulations to Mr Ian Rennie, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Shire of Dandaragan on receiving the Meritorious Award at the Annual Local Government Managers Australia Annual Conference held last night.
Mr Rennie has worked in Local Government for 43 years, including 32years of service for the Shire of Dandaragan.
This is a highly prestigious award and very well deserved. We are extremely blessed to have Mr Rennie as part of our team.
Notice of Council Meeting 2014 / 2015
Please be advised that the Ordinary Meeting of Council for 2014 / 2015 will be held on the following dates, times and venues:
Jurien Bay Entry Statements
The Jurien Bay townsite is ever expanding and landscaping within the town is evolving with a number of key Shire of Dandaragan infrastructure projects. One of these is the design and development of new entry statements along the northern and southern approaches to Jurien Bay on Indian Ocean Drive. The Shire has allocated funds in the 2014/15 budget to undertake the construction of this iconic feature.
Marine Fields Structure Plan
Marine Fields Local Structure Plan - Portions of Lots 509, 2520 & 9005 via Indian Ocean Drive and Marine Drive. Documents setting out and explaining the Structure plan are available for viewing on the website or at the Jurien Bay Administration Centre
Local Planning Scheme 7 Amendment 26
Notice is hereby given that the local government of the Shire of Dandaragan has prepared Scheme Amendment No 26 for the purpose of rezoning Lot 9016 Bashford Street, Jurien Bay from 'Special Development' to 'Residential R40' zone.
Indian Ocean Festival 2014
Jurien Bay is to again host to this years most anticipated event,The Indian Ocean Festival incorporating the Blessing of the Crayfishing Boats. As we come closer to the big day, being Saturday the 8th November the whole community is gearing up for a day jam packed with entertainment for the whole family including live music, amusement rides and local talent.
Remember to put this date Saturday 8th November into your calendar now.
The Festival will be held at Dobbyn Park on the foreshore in "Jurien Bay" November 8th 2014
BENDIGO BANKS DIG FOR CASH!!
Don’t miss out on your chance to dig up a bounty of cash on the Jurien Bay Foreshore.
That’s right- Bendigo Bank have buried $1500 at a secret location at the Jurien Bay Foreshore.
You can register here now to dig it up at this year’s Indian ocean Festival on Saturday the 8th November!
Registrations close on Thursday 6th November at 5pm.
EatPlayThrive is a preventative program that assists parents and carers of children aged 1-12 years in creating a healthier lifestyle for their family. The program consists of three 2.5 hour workshops conducted over a three week period. Each parent will also receive a follow-up phone call 1-2 weeks after the final workshop. EatPlayThrive is funded by the Department of Health until mid-2015 and is free for all participants. The Child Health Promotion Research Centre will be evaluating the program. Workshops are typically run at host agencies such as schools, playgroups, child care centres and community centres. An on-site crèche can be provided for children aged 0-4 for the duration of the workshops if necessary.
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.