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Media Release – 28 October 16

The Wheatbelt Business Network (WBN) together with the shires of Corrigin, Narembeen, Kondinin and Kulin investigated the economic impact of spending dollars locally. The findings of the study have been formatted into an informative and quirky animation.

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Kulin Shire open for business

President of the Kulin Shire Barry West welcomed invited guests and members of the community to the official opening of the Kulin Administration and Community Resource Centre on Friday June 24.

The building was officially declared open by the Hon Terry Waldron MLA and past Kulin Shire President Jim Sullivan to over 60 guests at the official ceremony.

Terry Waldron commended the Kulin Shire Council and community on, ‘another fantastic achievement, Kulin remains the envy of many regional local governments’.

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MEDIA RELEASE: KULIN HAS A NEW CEO

9/06/2016

Kate Bishop

The Shire of Kulin has undergone a number of changes recently including the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer.Mr Noel Mason started at the end of May and brings a diverse and interesting work history with him to the Shire.

‘I am very excited to be in Kulin, there is something special about the Shire which you notice as soon as you enter – in the activities going on and in the people when you speak to them,’ said Mr Mason.

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Media Release: Kulin is an Open Door

They say when one door closes another opens, the Shire of Kulin is all about opening doors and will do so again for the official opening of the newly refurbished Shire of Kulin Administration and Kulin Community Resource Centre building.

In an ever changing business environment the Shire of Kulin has made the decision to incorporate three major Shire services into the one building to utilise the shared resources.

Former Chief Executive Officer Greg Hadlow was a key driver behind the co-location idea stating ‘demand for better efficiency was paramount in our decision to share resources.

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Customer Service Officer – Full time

All applicants, including those who may only be able to work part-time flexible hours, are encouraged to apply. Please outline your availability in your application.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic team member with a strong customer service focus to join our frontline customer service team. Applicants should possess well developed computer skills, knowledge of administrative procedures and the ability to provide a high level of customer service. While previous experience in a similar position will be well regarded, all enthusiastic and motivated persons are encouraged to apply. Key duties will include front counter, telephone and email enquiries, receipting of monies, assisting with accounts receivable and other accounts duties, records management and other administrative duties as required.

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New Councillor for Kulin

The Shire of Kulin would like to extend a belated welcome to their newest council member Lucia Varone. Lucia accepted the position in late February after long time serving councillor Jim Sullivan stepped down from the council late last year.

A little bit about Lucia….

I was born in Lake Grace and lived in the Kulin Shire all my life.

On completion of my secondary studies I returned to the family farm in Pingaring to run my parents business. Later I married a farmer and moved further east where we currently run our farming enterprise. We have three daughters, two of which in recent years have made the decision to leave their respective employment in the city and return to the country. 

I've always been very passionate of where we live, always promoting the beauty of country living for everyone. I would like to see our country communities continue to progress and prosper and provide opportunities to attract young people for generations to come.

As my closest town is Hyden I am involved in: the Hyden Tennis Club and Golf Club; Hyden Choir; The Lakes Garden Group; and Hyden Business Development, a group of local shareholders established to support the establishment of new businesses in Hyden and surrounding districts.

I look forward to my time on the Shire Council.

MEDIA RELEASE: 27 April 2016

 Kulin’s ANZAC spirit comes to life!

By Gen Whisson

For the three nights leading up to ANZAC Day, Kulin’s outdoor war memorial came alive as over 260 people from across WA experienced the stories of men and women from Kulin, who found themselves coming to terms with the outbreak of World War One.

 The original  theatre experience “And tell Mum…” was the creation of Perth based Scooplight Theatre, who in partnership with the Shire of Kulin, retold the impact WW1 had on their lives and their newly established farming community.

 The experience was based on official and personal historical records and recollections of the people who were living in and around Kulin before, during and immediately after the war. Thank you to those who donated personal mementos and shared their stories, community members who attended the research workshop and those who have assisted in research. 

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MEDIA RELEASE: APRIL 15, 2016

Mum’s the word for Kulin ANZAC Production

For the three nights leading up to ANZAC Day, Kulin’s outdoor war memorial will come alive as stories and experiences of the men and women from the small Wheatbelt town, who found themselves coming to terms with the outbreak of World War One, are presented in a dramatic and unique production, “And Tell Mum…”.

The original theatre experience is the creation of Perth based Scooplight Theatre, who in partnership with the Shire of Kulin, will retell the impact WW1 had on their lives and their newly established farming community.

Writer/Producer for Scooplight Theatre, Helen Munt said the production was part of a vision to produce a unique and quality experience which would contribute meaningfully to the ANZAC Centenary commemorations.

“The experience is based on official and personal historical records and recollections of the people who were living in and around Kulin before, during and immediately after the war,” Ms Munt said.

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MEDIA RELEASE: APRIL 6, 2016

Kulin to Host Round 7 WAFL Match!

For the very first time Kulin is set to host a West Australian League Football match at the Freebairn Recreation Centre on Saturday April 30, 2016.

The event is an initiative of the Country Sports Enrichment Scheme which is aimed at helping country WA experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives. Freebairn Recreation Centre Manager Simone Lockyer said she was very excited to host the WAFL game because it was a chance to showcase the Recreation Centre’s fantastic facilities. Read more HERE

"And tell Mum..." Tickets on sale now!

Scooplight Theatre in association with the Shire of Kulin presents “And tell Mum…" which brings to life the stories and experiences of the men and women from Kulin who find themselves coming to terms with the outbreak of World War One. This original theatre production retells and interprets the impact this war would have on their lives forever - both personally and also for their newly established farming community. The "And tell Mum…” experience has drawn upon official and personal historical records and recollections of the people who were living in and around the Wheatbelt town of Kulin before, during and immediately after WW1. Read more HERE 

Kulin named as one of the top 5 towns in Australia

Internationally renowned social entrepreneur and community enthusiast Peter Kenyon has rated Kulin as one of the top 5 towns in Australia!! Read more HERE 

Novel Event & Kulin’s Freebairn Recreation, Winners at 2015 Clubs WA awards

A Novel Event in partnership with Kulin’s Freebairn Recreation Centre was named WINNER of the best ‘Club in
the Community - Special Projects’ at the 2015 Clubs WA Awards.

The award recognised the vital and positive role which local events play in bringing their communities together and promoting their local facilities. The award was presented by Clubs WA President Wally Maker and Hon.Tony Simpson MLA Minister for Local Government, Community Services, Seniors, Volunteering and Youth.

Kulin Wins National Award for Local Government

The Shire of Kulin was recognised as one of the top councils in the country for its Camp Kulin program this week, becoming the only WA local government to take out a category win at the 2015 National Awards for Local Government.

Out of all the local governments in Australia, the Shire was announced as the winner of the Multicultural Australia: Strength in Diversity category of the awards, presented at Parliament House in Canberra. Find Out More Here

Camp Kulin Buy a Beds Goal Reached

Wow what an achievement! Camp Kulin has reached their goal of 52 new bunk beds. Thank you to all who helped. We know the future campers will be very pleased with their new beds.

 It doesn’t stop there, we still need your help. Camp Kulin now are in need of donations so we can purchase some new commercial grade linen to go with our new beds. If you can help please contact Hannah At ckoffice@kulin.wa.gov.au or phone Camp Kulin on PH: 9880 2000

 

Kulin Wins Bid for Community Garden

Kulin will soon look a little greener after an announcement this week that our local Shire would receive $20,000 through the State Government’s Community Gardens Program. This is going to be a fantastic initiative for our community and one which will include people of all ages. Find out more HERE

Tanya Dupagne and Camp Kulin Win Most Prestegious Award at 2014 Constable Care Child Safety Awards

A relentless passion for seeing kids succeed against all odds has seen Camp Kulin Manager Tanya Dupagne, take out the most prestigious honour at the 2014 Constable Care Child Safety Awards.

An initiative of the Shire of Kulin, the internationally recognised Camp Kulin program empowers and protects the state’s most vulnerable by teaching trust, respect and confidence with the ultimate goal of breaking the generational domestic violence cycle. It also runs programs and camps which are open to any child in Western Australia (WA) seeking to develop essential life skills and leadership. Read More here...

Tanya Dupagne recognised in 2014 NAB Women's Agenda Leadership Awards

Congratulations to Tanya Dupagne, Camp Kulin Manager, who was selected as a finalist in the 2014 NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards.  The awards are designed to celebrate emerging female talent. Tanya was nominated in the Regional/Rural Entrepreneur or Manager of the Year category which is awarded to the most inspirational and successful female entrepreneur or manager who runs her business, or business unit, in a regional or rural location and makes a contribution to the local community. Tanya flew to Sydney for the awards ceremony where she had a couple of great days networking and presenting to an amazing group of leaders about Camp Kulin.  “I was honoured to be selected as a finalist in what was an enormously diverse group of people” said Tanya. Read More here...

'Kulin Open Doors and Kulin By Night' a Winner in the 2014 WA Heritage Awards

The 2014 WA Heritage Award winners have been announced and we are so proud that ‘Kulin Open Doors and Kulin by Night’ was awarded most ‘Outstanding Heritage Tourism Product’’. The judges were impressed with this innovative, collaborative, community-based approach to presenting local history through theatrical performance. The products are a unique collaboration between the Kulin Bush Races, Shire of Kulin and Scooplight Theatre. Read more...

New Wheatbelt Clip Goes Viral

Its the video that everyone is taking about! The new promotional film clip ‘Rocking Out on the Pathways to Wave Rock' showcases the Western Australian Wheatbelt like never before! Read More Here...

Shire of Kulin Shines at 2013 WA Tourism Awards

Huge congratulations to Gen Whisson on winning the 2013 Sir David Brand Young Achiever Medal at the 2013 WA Tourism Awards. This award is awarded to a person under the age of 30 and employed in the industry, who has consistently contributed to the positive image of tourism. Read more here...

Minister for Agriculture gives Kulin the Thumbs Up!

On Friday 7 June 2013, Minister for Agriculture and Food, Honourable Ken Baston (centre) gave the Shire of Kulin’s Stormwater Capture and Re-use Project the ‘thumbs up’.  A $314,738.00 cheque was presented to the Shire to assist in drought proofing the Kulin town site. The funds will be used to reduce the reliance on scheme water for maintaining the town’s ovals, public open space and recreation areas. For more information contact the Shire of Kulin.

Left to Right – Shire of Kulin Deputy President Barry West (holding cheque), Shire of Kulin President Jim Sullivan, Minister for Agriculture and Food Honourable Ken C Baston MLC, Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management CEO Natarsha Woods, Shire of Kulin CEO Greg Hadlow.

Kulin Update

The Kulin Community Resource Center produces the local Kulin Update newsletter which comes out fortnightly on Thursdays in both hard copy and via email. If you would like to subscribe, contribute to or advertise in the Update, please contact Kulin CRC Manager Marie Martin. PH: 08 9880 1021 or E: kulin@crc.net.au Office hours 9.00am to 4.30pm

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