May 2014 – Lisa-Marie Stones – President

Greetings Wagait Beach residents and friends. Walk to School Day is underway as I write this – and what a resounding success! Approximately 45 Wagait schoolkids (and a few keen parents) hopped off the bus a lot earlier than usual and made the annual trek to the jetty where a fully catered breakfast awaited them. A great big thanks to Chis and Sue Chaplin from the Wagait Beach Supermarket for their generous support in catering the breakfast. Also thanks to Wagait Shire Council staff Pam, Robyn, Angela, Robbo and Gaz for all of the organising, set up and delivery. Just another example of why Wagait is a wonderful place for kids to grow up! Wagait Shire Council By-election is coming up. Keep your eye on local noticeboards for announcements. Nominations open June 6. Take the time to consider how you would like to contribute to the future of our beloved community. The election will be held on Saturday June 28 (same day as the highly anticipated Mandorah Ukulele and Folk Festival – so ensure you get your vote in before heading down to the Cox Club for festivities!). As always, Council welcomes feedback regarding all aspects of our operations, so please be encouraged to send us an email, write a letter or drop in! Yours in community....

March 2014 – Trish McIntrye – President

Hello all.  This is the first of a series of short letters for our website to keep you updated on actions, events and and other matters that may effect our wonderful community. To start with I would like to mention the work on the Wagait Memorial Garden.  Work is progressing well.  We have finished painting the feature wall and a little work has to be done with the rocks and landfill.  We will soon plant a selection of desert roses in the garden and natives on the mound at the front of the Community Centre near the road. Well done so far by the Council workers and contractors.  Jill Mumme is taking a very keen interest and involvement in the project which has been in the pipeline for many years.. We already have two plaques to install and I would encourage any other interested parties to contact the Shire Office. We hope to have an official opening around June/July and I am sure you would like to have your plaques ready for this. The shelter for the caretakers at the Sports Ground is finished and the contractors have done a wonderful job. The dry season is around the corner and Council will soon be working hard on the beach access points. Work on the new car park is to begin next month and I am confident that the finished project will be attractive and friendly usable. Major events being organised at this time are ANZAC Day and Territory Day.  Please join in these events for a big community effort.  If they are anything like Australia Day I am sure...