The Wyalkatchem Police Station is partaking in this amnesty please contact them on 9692 1888.
Australia’s first National Firearms Amnesty aimed at reducing the number of unregistered firearms in our community runs form 1 July to 30 September 2017.
During the three-month amnesty, anyone can hand in unregistered firearms or firearm-related items for registration or surrender at approved drop-off points without penalty and without fear of prosecution.
In Australia, it is illegal to have an unregistered firearm. Outside of the amnesty period, anyone caught with an unregistered firearm could face a fine of up to $280,000, 14 years in jail, and a criminal record.
It is important to remove unregistered firearms from the community because of the risks they carry – they have been proven to end up in the hands of people with criminal intent. For example, Man Haron Monis used an unregistered shotgun during the Lindt Café Siege.
Amnesty participants do not need to provide personal details if they surrender a firearm or firearm-related article for destruction – there is a no questions asked policy. There is also no cost involved with handing in firearms or related items for destruction.
This amnesty is as much about giving family’s a chance to get rid of an old heirloom as it is about getting guns off our streets.
Information about individual state and territory requirements, including how and where to surrender firearms, can be found at www.firearmsamnesty.ag.gov.au or by calling 1800 909 826.
The Shire of Wyalkatchem is working with Western Power to increase public awareness of network improvements, service disruptions and other important community information. This will be published via the Shire website and in local notices as information becomes available.
As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Wyalkatchem Community, replacing 239 power poles and 7 kilometres of overhead powerlines.
Work will commence in July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. If resident and/or business are going to be affected by an outage they will notified individually by our planned outages team via a letter.
Keeping the community and our crews safe throughout these works is our number one priority. It is not always safe to work on live lines so there will be times when we will need to interrupt the power supply.
To ensure that your community is kept up to date about both planned and unplanned outages we recommend that you visit the Western Power website for the outage map. This will provide current outage location and estimated restoration time.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we undertake these network improvements.
It was great to see MLA Mia Davies at the official opening of the new Bowls Green at the District Club Friday 16 December. The Green was completed with the support of CSRFF funding.
FAQs for this Burning Period are available here.
Forms including facility hire, complaint and feedback forms are now available to download and print off our website.
Visit the page Council Forms by clicking HERE or going to Publications/Media under the Council tab.
Under the Shire of Wyalkatchem's Local Law (number 12) every person liable for the control of a dog at any time who does not pick up its excrement is committing an offence and will be fined $200.
You may have noticed that we have new doggy bags dispensers located at the Rec Centre. These bags are highly durable. There is no excuse for not picking up after your pet.