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The Shire of Wyalkatchem is located 194km ENE of Perth and 35km east of Dowerin. The district of Wyalkatchem has an area of 1,595 square km, a local roads network of 682km and a population of 500. The local economy is driven by agriculture, with wheat and sheep dominating. The town has all major services including a general practitioner and District Hospital, a high school, police station, St John Ambulance and Volunteer Fire Brigades.
As well as the Wyalkatchem Hotel and Community Club, there are a number of retail outlets including a general store, pharmacy, news/lotto/café, tyre shop, butcher and Australia Post which, also provides banking services. Agricultural services are delivered through Elders and Nutrien and the Community Resource Centre delivers library, motor vehicle licensing and visitor centre services, as well as a range of community activities.
The district is well served by sporting and community groups and has excellent facilities for bowls, tennis, football, cricket, hockey, golf and swimming. The Shire of Wyalkatchem has playground areas, gardens and a major oval/ recreation centre.
The local government has made significant investment in recent years to improve the townscape, increase housing for the aged and improve the standard of sporting and community facilities. The future under a vibrant and forward looking Council and senior management team is exciting and this is a great time to join the team.
Council’s Vision: That Wyalkatchem is a socially interactive and inclusive community that embraces our rural character and sense of community.
· Team & community – one Shire, one community, one team
· Respect – seek respect
· Understanding – care & patience when dealing with colleagues and community
· Safety first – doesn’t happen by accident
· Trust – years to build seconds to break
All team members are expected to contribute positively to the achievement of Our Vision by observing the Code of Conduct, Council’s policies and the promise of our Values.