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TOURISM OPERATIONS AND  ACCOMMODATION REGULATIONS IN YORK
Posted 23 June 2022 TOURISM OPERATIONS AND ACCOMMODATION REGULATIONS IN YORK

The Shire is aware of an increase in accommodation providers recently and would remind any new keepers that Lodging Houses are governed by the Shire’s Health Local Law 2009 – Part 8, Lodging Houses. Registration is due 1 July each year.

GOOD RESPONSE TO  COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS
Posted 03 June 2022 GOOD RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

Nearly 80 community members attended the sessions and contributed their views to a number of important projects that the Shire is seeking input on.

YORK WASTE STATION REJECTING OUT OF SHIRE WASTE
Posted 02 June 2022 YORK WASTE STATION REJECTING OUT OF SHIRE WASTE

The decision has been taken to reject any green waste brought in from outside the Shire of York to reduce the risk of the borer spreading to the York area.

SHIRE OF YORK INVITES COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ON  COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY
Posted 24 May 2022 SHIRE OF YORK INVITES COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY

We invite you to participate in our public survey and the Have Your Say Day sessions so your views can be heard.

Change of May 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting Venue
Posted 24 May 2022 Change of May 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting Venue

Please be advised the venue for the Ordinary Council Meeting to be held tonight (Tuesday 24 May 2022) has changed from Council Chambers to the Lesser Hall. Signage will be in place. The meeting will commence as normal at 5.00pm.

HAVE YOUR SAY DAY
Posted 10 May 2022 HAVE YOUR SAY DAY

The Shire of York is hosting two community Have Your Say Days on Thursday 26 May at 4.30pm and again on Friday 27 May at 12 noon.

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL MEASURES TO EASE
Posted 29 April 2022 PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL MEASURES TO EASE

From Monday 2 May 2022, all Shire of York facilities and teams will return to their pre-COVID restriction working arrangements unless mandates still apply. The Administration building will cease to require appointments for front counter service.

YORK TO GET A REGIONAL UNIVERSITY
Posted 21 April 2022 YORK TO GET A REGIONAL UNIVERSITY

York is one of 4 locations in the Wheatbelt set to be home to a Regional University Centre.

CONTROLLED GREEN WASTE BURN York Waster Transfer Station
Posted 08 April 2022 CONTROLLED GREEN WASTE BURN York Waster Transfer Station

The burn will take place in a window period between the dates 25 April to 6 May 2022

WANTED - Residency Museum Volunteers
Posted 06 April 2022 WANTED - Residency Museum Volunteers

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the front of house operations of the museum

Shire of York secures $8 million dollar investment  for Light Industrial
Posted 01 April 2022 Shire of York secures $8 million dollar investment for Light Industrial Area access improvements

Local businesses have worked with the Shire to clearly define the access problems faced and the impact on York being able to service the Agricultural sector, the Shire’s biggest industry.

SHIRE SERVICES TEMPORARILY IMPACTED
Posted 30 March 2022 SHIRE SERVICES TEMPORARILY IMPACTED

We have a reduced capacity to respond to ranger calls and queries at this time.

ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION - 2022 YORK MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL
Posted 24 March 2022 ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION - 2022 YORK MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL

The Shire has approved the following road closures for the 2022 York Motorcycle Festival on Sunday 10 April 2022

Notice of Special Electors Meeting
Posted 24 March 2022 Notice of Special Electors Meeting

A Special Meeting of Electors (the Meeting) of the Shire of York will be held at the Town Hall, Cnr Avon Terrace & Joaquina Street, York commencing at 5.30pm on Tuesday 12 April 2022 to consider a request signed by 165 electors.

COVID-19: Impact to Shire services
Posted 21 March 2022 COVID-19: Impact to Shire services

Two members of the Shire’s Town Maintenance and Roads teams have tested positive to Covid-19. Services will be affected as follows:

York Residency Museum winning major awards
Posted 21 March 2022 York Residency Museum winning major awards

Our first award was the IPWEA WA Best Public Works Project (less than $2M - Regional) Award. This category recognises excellence in the design and/or construction of a significant public works infrastructure project that demonstrably benefits the community We then received the G.K.Watters Local Government Engineering Excellence Award for the conservation and earthquake mitigation works to the York Residency Museum. This is the ‘best of the best’ Overall Award and is bestowed on one of the winners from all the WA Division Excellence Awards categories that have submitted a local government engineering project.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Posted 15 March 2022 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Avon Regional Organisation of Councils (AROC) is seeking the services of an Executive Officer.

YORKIND – Community Support Program Re-Launched
Posted 13 March 2022 YORKIND – Community Support Program Re-Launched

With Covid-19 now in our community, the Shire is again activating the program to provide a connection between those wanting to help and those at high risk of being affected by COVID-19.

COMMUNITY COVID-19 INFORMATION & SUPPORT PACK
Posted 08 March 2022 COMMUNITY COVID-19 INFORMATION & SUPPORT PACK

The Shire has prepared a community mailout to answer the most common questions we have heard regarding COVID-19 and living in York. The pack is being sent to all York addresses, including PO boxes and road side addresses. It is expected to arrive from week commencing 8 March 2022.

Community input needed for York’s Health and Wellbeing Plan
Posted 03 March 2022 Community input needed for York’s Health and Wellbeing Plan

The Shire of York is opening consultation to all community members to identify challenges and strategies to provide healthier lifestyle opportunities and environments for our residents.

York Gymnasium listed as COVID-19 Exposure Site
Posted 01 March 2022 York Gymnasium listed as COVID-19 Exposure Site

The Shire of York has been advised that the York Gym will be listed as an exposure site on the WA Public Health website – Healthy WA. WA Public Health has advised that no action is required and the Gym remains open.

Findings of the Audit Management Report for the 2020/21 financial year.
Posted 17 February 2022 Findings of the Audit Management Report for the 2020/21 financial year.

The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) conducted its Interim Audit and Final Audit for the Shire of York from Monday 31 May 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021 and from Monday 11 October 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021 inclusive.

Notice of 2020/21 Annual Report and Annual Electors Meeting
Posted 17 February 2022 Notice of 2020/21 Annual Report and Annual Electors Meeting

The Annual Electors Meeting will be held on: Date: Tuesday 15 March 2022 Time: 6.00pm Place: Lesser Hall, York Town Hall, York

COVID-19 COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Posted 10 February 2022 COVID-19 COMMUNITY INFORMATION

As WA prepares for an increase in positive COVID cases, the Shire of York is working closely with health professionals, community groups and businesses to ensure that community members are well informed and well supported in the event of community transfer of COVID-19.

Shire President Cr Denese Smythe expresses condolences on the passing of
Posted 10 February 2022 Shire President Cr Denese Smythe expresses condolences on the passing of Gordon Marwick, Honorary Freeman of the Shire of York

“The Shire flags on the Administration building are flying at half-mast to mark his passing. May he rest in peace.”

AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS AND CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Posted 31 January 2022 AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS AND CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

During January, the Shire of York and the National Australia Day Council sponsored three well attended events that celebrated our inclusive Australian culture.

Notice of Special Council & Committee Meetings
Posted 27 January 2022 Notice of Special Council & Committee Meetings

In accordance with Section 5.5(2) of the Local Government Act 1995 notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Audit & Risk Committee and a Special Council Meeting will be held in February.

YORK CELEBRATES AUSTRALIAN CULTURE
Posted 19 January 2022 YORK CELEBRATES AUSTRALIAN CULTURE

Three fantastic events open to all

Public workshop: Draft Trails Concept Plan
Posted 19 January 2022 Public workshop: Draft Trails Concept Plan

You are invited to attend

REMINDER - AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE EOI CLOSES 28 JANUARY 2022
Posted 19 January 2022 REMINDER - AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE EOI CLOSES 28 JANUARY 2022

We are seeking individuals who can not only assist with the monitoring of the Shire’s governance environment, but also help to identify and drive improvement initiatives which will deliver gains to Council, staff and the wider community.

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