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About our Organisation
The Town of Mosman Park is a vibrant, flexible and supportive workplace. We have a professional code of conduct and our culture is one of support and respect for each other. Our staff are highly motivated and talented professionals who are encouraged to develop their work skills. We have a positive team environment focussed on enhancing the lives of all who live, work, study, run businesses or own properties in our Town as well as those who visit here.  

About our Town
Our beautiful town, nestled Between River and Sea has long been a mecca for boaties, fishermen and beach lovers, who flock to our waterways; and our pristine natural environment has inspired artists of all kinds for generations.

About Our Values
The Town of Mosman Park is a highly regarded employer, and positions on our award-winning team are much sought-after.  The diverse culture within the Town of Mosman Park is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds - more than 52% of staff are women, with 60% at senior levels. Many staff members were born overseas, and at least one staff member – one of the Depot crew – is aged in his 70s and is setting a positive example for others. By employing persons with some recognised disability, the Town also has a strong record as an equal opportunity employer, and there are three staff members who have served the Town for more than 20 years.

Our staff take pride in their work, and perform in their roles to the highest standards of quality and accountability, guided by our Corporate Values:

  • We work together
  • We are progressive
  • We care
  • We are professional
  • We connect
  • We laugh 

What we can offer
The benefits of working for the Town of Mosman Park include:

  • Location - close to transport (Fremantle Train line and 107 bus route) local schools and child care in a picturesque bayside setting only 15kms from Perth CBD
  • Administration staff occupy individual offices - no more open plan!
  • Competitive salaries are offered on par with other local governments
  • Focus on professional development - mentoring available by experienced, capable and diverse management team
  • Working in a smaller, focussed team means exposure to a wide range of experiences and challenges
  • Entitlements: 17.5% leave loading, 2 extra days of leave each year, 12.5% superannuation (subject to individual contribution) 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Supportive environment including:
    Study Assistance Program and
    Employee Assistance Program that provides access for employees and their immediate family members to free, confidential counselling provided by experienced, qualified counsellors for both work and personal problems
  • Income protection insurance
  • Free parking
  • Health and Wellbeing Programs, including Flu/Hepatitis vaccinations, Health Assessments, Skin Cancer screenings, lunch-time seminars
  • Generous uniform allowance 
  • On-site shower, bike locking and locker facilities 
  • Lunch room – exemplary facilities
    and... importantly, great tea and coffee!

To join our team, and to find out about our latest vacancies, click here

 

Where to vote this Saturday in Mosman Park

This Saturday (11 March) is election day for the WA State Government.

To cast your vote...

In person - visit:

Mosman Park Primary School
91 Victoria Street MOSMAN PARK 

Saint Hilda's Anglican School for Girls - Chidley Campus
McCabe Street MOSMAN PARK (note - this location has Wheel Chair Access)

If you are unable to vote in person, you can register NOW for online voting via the WAEC's iVote system.  Once registered, you can vote using iVote any time from now until election day.

If you have any questions about the state election,

  • visit the WAEC website at elections.wa.gov.au  
  • send an email to waec@waec.wa.gov.au
  • or call the Election Line on 13 63 06 (WA only) or (08) 9214 0400 8.30 am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday

For those needing additional assistance:
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) 13 14 50 and then ask for (08) 9214 0400
National Relay Service 133 677 and then ask for (08) 9214 0400  

Protecting Our Coast and Rivers

 

National release to control wild rabbits

The Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC) has been selected to participate in a national release of a new strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (calicivirus) called RHDV1 K5.

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority spent 18 months assessing the application for registration of RHDV1 K5 before approving it for release in mid-2016.

Nearly 1000 landholders and community groups in Australia have registered to be involved in the release of the new strain which is anticipated to help control rabbit numbers across Australia.

The release is supported by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) who advocate for an integrated pest management approach, i.e. integrating a number of different control approaches targeting multiple pest species at the same time.

RHDV1 K5 is a variant of the strain of RHDV1 already used in Australia. RHDV1 K5 is a Korean strain of the calicivirus and is not a new virus. There is a vaccine (Cylap®) for prevention of RHDV1 disease that has been available in Australia since 1996.

Prior to registering RHDV1 K5 for use in wild rabbit control, a NSW Department of Primary Industries pilot study through the Invasive Animals CRC examined the vaccine for suitability in protecting domestic and production rabbits from RHDV1 K5. This experiment compared the mortality of a small number of vaccinated and unvaccinated rabbits that were subsequently infected with a high dose of RHDV1 K5.

All of the rabbits vaccinated with the currently available vaccine survived the infection with RHDV1 K5. None of the unvaccinated rabbits survived.

Pet rabbit owners are encouraged to get further advice from their veterinarian prior to the release in the week starting 27 February. Further information is available on http://www.pestsmart.org.au/

The virus only affects rabbits and does not infect dogs, cats or native animals.

Wild rabbits are estimated to cause over $200 million dollars in damage to Australian agriculture every year, and they are recognised as a potential threat to at least 304 native threatened species. They are also a nuisance across Perth chewing up home grown vegetables and damaging native revegetation sites before they have a chance to develop.

The nominated sites in the WESROC area are City Beach, Town of Cambridge, John Black Dune Park, Town of Cottesloe, Point Resolution, Swanbourne Dunes and Bishop Road Reserve, City of Nedlands and Chidley Reserve in the Town of Mosman Park.

Under favourable conditions, the virus can be expected to travel 10s of kilometres within weeks. It should be noted that there are other release sites in the metropolitan area. As such rabbits may be infected from other release areas.

Mosman Park Reels In Fishing Waste to Protect Wildlife

The Department of Parks and Wildlife’s fishing line project “Reel It In” has hooked another Council into its initiative focused on reducing fishing waste in the Swan Canning Riverpark.  

The Town of Mosman Park is the latest Council to get involved and has recently installed purpose-built fishing waste bins at Mosman Bay jetty and Garungup Park jetty. 

The bins are installed at popular jetties, fishing platforms, traffic bridges and foreshores and the Town now joins eight other river-side Councils involved in the project, lifting the number dedicated bins in the Riverpark to 53 in total.

Parks and Wildlife Manager of volunteers and community, Jason Menzies, said the project has been growing in strength and the participation of the Town of Mosman Park was great newsThe Department of Parks and Wildlife’s fishing line project “Reel It In” has hooked another Council into its initiative focused on reducing fishing waste in the Swan Canning Riverpark.  The Town of Mosman Park is the latest Council to get involved and has recently installed purpose-built fishing waste bins at Mosman Bay jetty and Garungup Park jetty. 

The bins are installed at popular jetties, fishing platforms, traffic bridges and foreshores and the Town now joins eight other river-side Councils involved in the project, lifting the number dedicated bins in the Riverpark to 53 in total.

Parks and Wildlife Manager of volunteers and community, Jason Menzies, said the project has been growing in strength and the participation of the Town of Mosman Park was great news for Riverpark wildlife.  

“Reel It In is a cost effective solution to the really serious problem of fishing line entanglement,” Mr Menzies said.  “Recently, we had a six-month-old dolphin calf in the river suffering from an entanglement; and the sad thing is that for every fishing line death or injury we know about, there would be hundreds that go unnoticed.”

Mr Menzies said Reel It In was helping to reduce the impact and that over the last three years the community had helped to remove more than 44km of fishing line. “The community and riverside Councils have really become involved in this project,” Mr Menzies said.

 “On top of the large amount of fishing line we have removed from the Riverpark, another 7,600 hooks and sinkers, 6,600 bait bags and 18,000 pieces of general rubbish have been disposed of correctly.”

Town of Mosman Park Mayor Ron Norris said the health and safety of Riverpark wildlife were at the heart of the Council’s decision to get involved in the project.  “Reel It In is a simple solution to make our Swan River safer and more sustainable,” Mayor Norris said.  “As a Council with river frontage, it is our duty and responsibility to strike the right balance between offering opportunities for fishing and protecting and preserving our precious air and water borne creatures.”

The Town of Mosman Park is now looking for local volunteers to assist with emptying the fishing line bins through the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s River Guardian’s Program.  For further information or to register your interest, please contact Jason Menzies at the Department on 08 9219 9999.
 

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