Upcoming Meetings

Ordinary Council Meeting - Salmon Gums Community Centre
4pm Tuesday 27 September 2022
Agenda Briefing - 1pm Tuesday 18 October 2022

Mental Health Week

To help kick off Mental Health Week, the Blue Mind Roadshow is coming to Esperance.
A number of free events will be happening throughout town on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October. Don’t miss this opportunity to access vital information and resources.
Mental Health First Aid Course (Beyond all Bounds)
- 7 & 8 October, 2-day course, Esperance Civic Centre
- Limited Places: Register HERE
Movement & Breath by the Beach (Sports Physiotherapist, Cam Watkins)
- Fri & Sat, 7–8am Whaletail
- Bookings essential: Register HERE
Resilience Youth Camp (Armed for Life)
- Friday 10am-4pm, Esperance Civic Centre
- Free for 12-17yrs
- Bookings essential: Register HERE
Esperance Yarning (Whadjak Noongar Elder, Len Yarran)
- Friday 10am & 2pm, Soundshell - all welcome. No bookings needed
- Friday 7pm, Scout Hall - MEN ONLY: Register HERE
– Friday 7 October – 1am-12:30pm, Mental Health Week Pop Up Cafe at the Esperance Museum Lawn
Men’s Talk Pop-Up Stall
- Friday 7 October – 9am-3pm, Bunnings
- Saturday 8 October – 9am-3pm, Boulevard Shopping Centre
LifeSPAN Esperance – Community Quiz Night Fundraiser
- Saturday 8 October, Esperance Civic Centre
- Book your tickets HERE

Upcoming Workshops
Lifeline WA – Talking About Mental Health Online Course – 7 November - Register HERE
Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Road Transport, Warehousing and Logistics Sector – Online Course - Register HERE
The Suicide Prevention Grants program is supported by WA Primary Health Alliance as part of the Australian Government’s Suicide Prevention Activities.

Show Time!

Pop in and say "Hi" to us at the Shire stall during the 70th Esperance and Districts Agricultural Show! We’ll be in the Esperance Indoor Stadium, Friday 14 & Saturday 15 October, with a whole lot of other great stalls – including the Library and the Leisure Centre, with a range of activities for kids such as sensory play, story time and craft.

Got questions for the Shire? You’ll have the opportunity to chat with Councillors and Executive staff to get the answers – and if we don’t know the answer straight off, we’ll get back to you. See you there!

Community Citizen of the Year - Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the Community Citizen of the Year Awards!
The Community Citizen of the Year Awards profiles leading local citizens who are role models, inspiring us with their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better community.

The awards comprise four categories:
  • Community Citizen of the Year (over 16 years)
  • Senior Community Citizen of the Year (65 years or over)
  • Young Community Citizen of the Year (under 25 years)
  • Active Citizenship Award (community group or event)
Anyone can nominate our local citizens for the awards.
Further information and nomination forms can be found at on the Shire website, or pick up a hard copy at the Shire Admin building.
The One & All Holiday Program is back with another fantastic program of activities. Kids can become a Waste Warrior - make beeswax wraps, paint some glass and play games while learning about waste minimisation. The rest of the week includes badminton and squash, a fun opportunity to learn new sports. Check out the details on the Esperance Visitor Centre What’s On Calendar.
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Roads & Projects Update

Spring may be here but it’s blown in with a Winter hangover!
Shire road teams are monitoring rain damaged roads, and will prioritise grading as weather allows. Please let us know about any new road damage, water over roads, etc, that you see, by messaging us or email locations to
Current Projects:
• Cascade Rd, Cascade – Edwards Road to West Point - bitumen sealing works have commenced
• Norseman Rd Roundabout – traffic management has been removed, landscaping is being planned
• Foreshore carpark opposite Siam Thai restaurant – now completed, altered to be similar to those around the whale tail
• Greater Sports Ground Masterplan - Outdoor Netball Project - asphalt to be laid after the Agricultural Show, due to contractor availability
• Coolinup Rd, Mt Ney - resheet has commenced from Howick Road for approximately 6kms
• Wylie Bay Rd, Bandy Creek – maintenance to road shoulders ongoing.
• Ongoing maintenance grading to all Shire roads as required.
Every effort will be made to complete the works in the allocated timeframes. Factors that may cause delays are adverse weather events or contractor/material availability.

Upcoming Projects:
• Fisheries Rd east of Condinup – bitumen shoulder sealing works
• Orleans Bay Rd, Condingup - sealing
• Cascade Road - Ashdale Rd to Roberts Rd - reconstruct to 10.0 bitumen
• Neds Corner Rd - single lane upgrade to 7.4 bitumen
With school holidays coming up please drive safe and to the conditions.
To receive timely updates on road closure information, sign up to the e-news HERE.
Cascade Road - Bitumen sealing

Free Training at the Leisure Centre

The Leisure Centre will be hosting the Royal Life Saving WA Swim Teacher Course on the 1st & 2nd of October! This course is FREE during the school holidays for enrolled students – the perfect time to upskill for the future. Highschool students aged 16+ are eligible to enrol. Visit the Royal Life Saving WA website for more information and to register.

Community Cat Day a Success!

Last Saturday saw the kick-off of the first Shire of Esperance Cat Community Action Day at the Shire Depot.
Community members turned up to this free activity with their moggies in carriers, and took advantage of a great range of resources and activities. Shire staff were on hand to explain the proposed Cat Local Law 2022, talk about responsible ownership and help fill out registration forms if needed, as well as making cat toys.

SAFE Esperance, RSPCA WA and Swans Veterinary Services were also on hand, offering cat adoption, dispensing worming and flea treatments, and running health checks.

Feedback was enthusiastic, with impressed attendees looking forward to the next Cat Community Action Day, hoped to be in 2023.
Next up - Dogs Community Action Day, 26 November at the Whale Tail!

Work With the Shire!

At the Shire of Esperance, we strive to make our town a fantastic place to live and work and aim to provide our community with excellent facilities and services. If you want to make a positive contribution to your community we encourage you to apply to work with us.

Vacancy of the Week - Manager Aged Care and Disability Services

The Shire of Esperance is seeking a Manager Aged Care and Disability Services who will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of Esperance Home Care (EHC), and facilitating relationships for the delivery of home care and disability support services to the local community.

The position oversees compliance with industry standards and all other governing legislation, while leading a passionate and high-performing team to support more than 400 people to live independently in their homes for as long as possible.

Applications close when requirements are met. Click on the button below for more information.
Click here for Current Vacancies at the Shire of Esperance

Upcoming Shows at the Esperance Civic Centre

The Esperance Civic Centre is the premier entertainment and multi-function complex for the Shire of Esperance and is a valuable asset for the Esperance community. The Centre is host to plenty of entertainment for you and the family. 

To purchase tickets for a show please visit the Shire Administration Office, Esperance Public Library, Esperance Visitor Centre or online. 

Give a gift where your loved ones can dance along to some tunes, laugh until they cry, or be swept away in the magic of a great story. Gift Vouchers are now available and can be purchased in person at the Shire Administration Office or over the phone.

Volunteers of the Civic Centre

The Volunteers of the Esperance Civic Centre are a group of passionate supporters of the performing arts in Esperance and regularly assist with ushering, front of house management, ticket selling and bar work. Talk to us next time you are at the Civic Centre about joining the Volunteers of the Civic Centre.

Click here for upcoming shows at the Esperance Civic Centre
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The Shire of Esperance acknowledges the Kepa Kurl Wudjari people of the Nyungar nation and Ngadju people who are the Traditional Custodians of this land and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and we extend that respect to other Aboriginal Australians today.
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