Events

1/2 Yearly Community Consultation

TUESDAY 17 MAY 2017 The half yearly community meeting was held tonight at 6.00pm in the Community Centre and was attended by 6 members from the community as well as the incoming CEO, Mark Sidey.  Topics discussed were green waste, rates, levy, maintenance of the Milady Bomber site, senior’s day and the RUA.  The CEO informed the group that: Quarterly hard waste collections will continue and dates for the next 12 months of collections provided with the rates notice; A trial of large skip bins at Cloppenburg Park for green waste will start before the end of this financial year; There will not be any increase in the waste management levy; A proposed increase of 2% in rates has been put out for public comment with the 2017-18 Shire Plan (the draft Shire Plan is available on the website, can be mailed electronically or a hard copy can be viewed in the council office, comments will be accepted until 1 June. The Milady Bomber site has been recognised as a significant site in Australia’s history as part of the Kenbi Land Claim settlement but an access road to the site has not been excised. This concern and a lack of Commonwealth funding to maintain the area is the reason council have not carried out ground maintenance after the wet. The Department of Land, Planning and Environment have not sought to renew or call for tenders for a weeds management contract for the RUA, the last contract expired November 2016. A grant application for a Senior’s Day event has been submitted. The CEO was informed about a large pot hole...

Halloween Day 2016

Saturday 29 October 2016 – Thank you Robyn Presley for organising another fantastic Halloween night. It was a fabulous night in our great town of Wagait Beach, with so many young children running around, dancing to the music and munching to the many great treats on offer....

Pink Stump Day 2016

Pink Stump Day is the McGrath Foundation’s community cricket initiative to raise money for Breast Cancer.  On Saturday 21 February we held a pink stump day at Cloppenburg Park to support the McGrath Foundation.  Most of us came in dressed in pink and got into the spirit of things really quick finishing off the day with a great cricket game and a BBQ. This is a great community event. Thanks to all who contributed in our second year.  Here are some photos taken on the...

Halloween Day 2015

A great night!!  Halloween Day was held at Cloppenburg Park on Saturday 31 October 2015.  Both young and old attended our disco night which carried through to 9.00pm.  A special thank you to Matt Rawes (our DJ) who was called in at short notice and Phil Eaton our light...

Smile-A-Mile

Venue Dates Venue Dates March – June 2016 Venue Dates July – Dec 2016 Fun Bus and Toy Library, Humpty Doo NT The Toy Library visited Wagait Beach today 15 September 2015.  This was a great event with 8 young children attending the session.  As you can see by the pictures, there was so much for the children to do.  Remember to bring a smile into your home and EVERYONE IS WELCOME.  The Toy Library will visit again on Tuesday 15 September 2015 from 9.30am to 11.30am. Venues are free for Toy Library Members Non Members – gold coin donation per child. Bring a mile of smiles into your home! and remember EVERYONE IS WELCOMED. Contact Details for Smile-A-Mile: PO Box 806, Humpty Doo  NT  0836 Phone: 08 89832009, Join Smile-A-Mile by clicking on this link – https://www.facebook.com/Smile-A-Mile-Fun-Bus-and-Toy-Library-Inc-468190336687706/timeline/ For a copy of the flyer please click on this link – Smile-A-Mile Children’s Week 2015 Flyer  ...

Public Notice

July 15 Special Meeting Draft Shire Plan Budget and Media Releases Advert for notice of proposed rates 2015-2016 DRAFT – Wagait Shire Plan 2015-16 Shire Plan – Appendix 3 Budget PRESS RELEASE 10 July...

Australia Day 2016

AUSTRALIA DAY 2016 It was so welcoming to see so many members of our community come together and celebrate what’s great about being Australian. The morning began with a 4,000,000mm Annual Fun Run with over 30 participants of all ages mustering the will to get up and discover what the fun is all about.  Congratulations to our winners – Nyah Brown (first), Caleb Speechley (second) and Ben Vincent (third). The ceremony commenced with a Flag Raising ceremony by the Australian Navy Cadets followed by the Citizenship Ceremony at the Council Office Grounds.  Once again we are very fortunate to have Gary Higgins MLA and the Navy Cadets join us. Congratulations to our Citizen of the year – Jill Mumme, Youth Citizen of the Year – Sarah Brown and our Community Event of the Year – “Walk to School”. Our family day saw more than 200 people attend the activities at Cloppenburg Park which started at 11.00am.  We are  really excited to have the whole community invited to come join in the Australia day celebrations.  There were our old favourites, a cricket match against the Navy Cadets, thong throwing competition and tug-of-war.  Other activities included once again Toad Races, count the jelly beans, fishing competition, face painting, ball pit and coloring competitions with heaps of amazing prizes to be won. A newie to our activities – The Pumper Jumpers along with their Team Leader Kim Rowe showed us their choreographed skipping skills with a 15 min performance showing us their incredible jumping skills.  This group of Darwin children will be heading off to Swedan in July/August to compete at the Rope...

Anzac Day

ANZAC Day is a day on which we remembered Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. ANZAC DAY 2016 We held our Annual ANZAC Day service in front of the Wagait Shire Council Cenotaph.  Thank you to all the volunteers involved who dedicated their morning to help set up for the ceremony.  It was a great pleasure to once again have our Chaplain, Major Ian Dawson return.  Thank you to the children who distributed the ANZAC biscuits and the Order of Service to the crowd. Below are some of the images from this event. ceremony ceremony ceremony ceremony service ceremony children choir ANZAC Day choir two up two up Boots playing two up a game of two up a game of two up Flag raising Flag raising Flag raising Flag raising Ian and Jill Jill Mumme Wreath wreath wreath wreath wreath   COMMEMORATION OF THE “MI-LADY” CRASH SITE 2015 The 100th year of the Anzac was marked with the commemoration at the crash site of the Milady at 8.30am in which approximately 30 people attended.  We thank Jack Ellis for organising this. For a copy of the booklet B-24 booklet – Mi Lady please click on this link B-24 booklet.  For a copy of the history of the Cox Peninsula booklet please click on this link Cox booklet. ORDER OF SERVICE 2015 It was gratifying to see so many members of the community here today at the “Order of Service” and we respectfully and sincerely thank everyone for their time and participation.  This was followed by a small march to the Cox Country Club for another flag raising with...

Walk to School Day

2017 National Walk Safely to School   The National Walk Safely to School breakfast was held on Friday 19th May 2017 at the Mandorah Jetty.  The school bush dropped the children 1km before the Mandorah Jetty on Charles Point Road.  Children walked the 1km distance, to a health breakfast which was provided by the Wagait Beach Supermarket. 2016 National Walk Safely to School On Friday 20 May 2016 45 children from Wagait Beach participated in the National Walk to School program.   The local school bus dropped the children 1km short of the ferry in the early hours of the morning.  Children walked the last 1km to the jetty and were welcomed to a healthy breakfast on the Mandorah Jetty overlooking the Darwin city views across the Harbour. A big thank you to Wagait Beach Supermarket for donating all the food for this activity and to the endless volunteer parents who helped with the supervision and setup for this activity.     Walk to School – About 40 children along with some parents attended this event.  A healthy breakfast consisting of fruit, cereal and juice was kindly donated by our local supermarket, so we thank Chris and Sue Chaplin for their kind donation.  The early morning start at 7am had the children walk along Wagait Tower Road to the Jetty Boat...

Seniors Day

Tuesday 8 August 2017 saw 39 Seniors along with 4 staff enjoy a wonderful day trip to Crab Claw Island for lunch.  A convoy of 2 mini buses and a vehicle, we set off at 10.00am for a 1 hour drive from Wagait Beach.  The Seniors were all so excited as this is a first for some, and it turned out to be a lovely experience for everyone. On Tuesday 18 August 2015, a group of 17 seniors (16 roses and one thorn!!) enjoyed a day trip to Adelaide River on Tuesday August 18th. Neil had the ‘Wagait Wagon’ filled to the brim and Robyn drove a car load. We left Wagait Beach just after 9.30 am and visited the war cemetery before enjoying a lovely lunch at the Adelaide River Inn and returning home just on 4.30; after a pit stop at Berry Springs Tavern for a beverage. Many thanks to Council for making this trip possible, and the children of Wagait Beach; who donated the money they had fundraised; for the seniors lunch.Meeting held every Tuesday from 10.00am to 12.00pm in the Community Centre.  All welcome to attend.  ...

Pre-Cyclone Clean Up

Tuesday 29 September 2015 The cyclone season is quickly approaching. It is the resident’s responsibility to ensure the removal from private properties of all objects that could become a missile in the event of a cyclone. To assist in the removal of non-organic materials, the council will provide a free pickup service on Tuesday 29 September 2015. Residents should deposit all items requiring removal on the roadside verge outside their property by no later than 8am. Normal household garbage will not be removed nor will car bodies, caravans or trailers. For further enquiries please contact the council office on...

Territory Fireworks

Territory Fireworks What a nigh!!  Cracker night was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, young and old. The night started off with a sausage sizzle (cooked by our volunteers from NTES – Jason, Kelly, Fred, Ian and Dean).  Just after 7pm the crackers were kicked off...

Darwin Harbour Clean Up Day

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered and participated in, and supported the Darwin Harbour Clean-Up Day which was held on Friday 6 July 2015.  Robyn our Sports and Recreation Officer managed to gather about 15 children along with some adults to participate.  To finsih off the day a BBQ lunch and drinks were provided to all volunteers.  A BIG THANK-YOU to everyone....

Yoga

Yoga returning in 2015! Contact Ben to register your interest (ben-miller@wagaitbeachyoga.com.au)

Pilates

Classes held every Monday night from 6.30pm for 1 hour at the Community Centre.  $15.00 per class, please contact Katie on 0417003974 for more...

WAGS

WAGAIT ARTS GROUP On 28, 29 and 30 August 2015, the Wagait Arts Group held their annual art exhibition at the Wagait Beach Supermarket.  On display were paintings, mosaics, sculptures, paintings and much more.  Visitors were welcomed and entertained with live music, nibbles and a public bar.  The children of Wagait Sports and Recreation team showed their skills with a performance playing the Ukelele and a dance show.  If you would like more information about the WAGS, please go and see Chris at the Wagait Beach Supermarket or you can contact Di Drake via email on...

Council Staff

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Sidey
Ph: 0407 007 558

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Administrative Officer

Pamela Wanrooy
Ph: 08 89785185

Works Supervisor

Gary Zikan
Ph: 0427 133 959

Works Labourer

Rowan Roberts

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