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Art Set To Shine
Posted 06 December 2021 Art Set To Shine

Possibly unknown to many, the Shire of Plantagenet owns a fairly large collection of art works, a total of 93 paintings. The collection was founded in 1956 through a significant bequest of over 40 artworks from Sir Claude Hotchin. Over the years Hotchin continued to donate artworks.

Mount Barker Saleyards Truck Wash Now Open
Posted 06 December 2021 Mount Barker Saleyards Truck Wash Now Open

Draft Strategy - Great Southern Arts, Culture and Heritage
Posted 29 November 2021 Draft Strategy - Great Southern Arts, Culture and Heritage

City of Albany, Great Southern Development Commission, Shire of Plantagenet, local governments and creative organisations have engaged with community across the region developing the draft strategy.

Shire of Plantagenet to Become a 'Proposer' for Local Hazara Community
Posted 25 November 2021 Shire of Plantagenet to Become a 'Proposer' for Local Hazara Community

The Shire has applied to become a ‘Proposer’ for members of the Mount Barker Hazara community, who are Safe haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) holders, that have family members wishing to apply for Humanitarian Visa’s to Australia.

WA’S Plan for Plastics
Posted 25 November 2021 WA’S Plan for Plastics

“The McGowan Labour Government has fast-tracked its Plan for Plastics by four years … this new timeframe will see Western Australia’s Plan for Plastics fully implemented by the end of 2022” - Media Statement – Government of Western Australia, June 2021.

Plantagenet Shire Makes The Switch To Renewables
Posted 25 November 2021 Plantagenet Shire Makes The Switch To Renewables

The Shire of Plantagenet is making the switch to purchasing power from 100% renewable sources commencing March 2022. The Shire of Plantagenet is one of 51 early adopters of the Energy Sustainability and Renewables Tender, a project managed by the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA).

Seniors Exposed
Posted 12 November 2021 Seniors Exposed

The 2021 Seniors Expo was a successful event with 20 different organisations meeting with the Shire's seniors to discuss the services they provide.

Australia Day 2022
Posted 12 November 2021 Australia Day 2022

Please see the following for information regarding Australia Day 2022 celebrations.

Get Online Week
Posted 08 November 2021 Get Online Week

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Mount Barker Library's Get Online - Get Connected Program in October at Empowering Plantagenet Seniors.

Refugee Welcome Zone – Signing of Declaration
Posted 08 November 2021 Refugee Welcome Zone – Signing of Declaration

The Mount Barker Hazara population represents approximately 4.5% of our resident population and like other culturally and linguistically diverse populations that reside in Plantagenet they make a significant positive contribution to our community both socially and economically.

Don Collins Park
Posted 02 November 2021 Don Collins Park

Following a request by the family of the late Mr Don Collins, approval was granted by the Council at its meeting on 22 June 2021, to name freehold Lot 285 Oatlands Road, ‘Don Collins Park’

Bush Fire Mitigation Notice
Posted 02 November 2021 Bush Fire Mitigation Notice

The Shire of Plantagenet is now in Restricted Burning. Permits are required.

Council Meetings for 2022
Posted 01 November 2021 Council Meetings for 2022

The Council Meeting dates for 2022 were set at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 26 October 2021. Please note the new start time of 5pm.

Kids SWIM for FREE
Posted 29 October 2021 Kids SWIM for FREE

At the Council Meeting held 27 July 2021, the Council adopted the 2021/22 Budget, which includes the fees and charges for community facilities and services. As a result, kids from 0-16 years will now swim for free.

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