Welcome to the Shire of Northam

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About Shire of Northam

The Shire of Northam Administration Centre is located in the town of Northam, located 96km from Perth. Please contact our friendly staff for further information, by telephone on (08) 9622 6100, e-mail records@northam.wa.gov.au or visit the Council Offices at 395 Fitzgerald Street, Northam.

Notifications

BAKERS HILL TOWNSITE IMPROVEMENTS - INFORMATION SESSIONS

 Thursday 25 May 2017

Main Roads and the Shire of Northam will be making changes in the Bakers Hill Townsite with the aim of improving road safety.

To inform the community of the changes, representatives from both Main Roads and Shire of Northam will be available for two information sessions on Thursday 25 May 2017.

DATE: Thursday 25 May 2017

TIME: 7am to 10am and 2pm to 5pm

VENUE: Front of Bakers Hill Pie Shop

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Davies on (08) 9622 4777 or email Wheatbelt@mainroads.wa.gov.au

PRESCRIBED BURNS

Prescribed Burns planned for Tuesday 23rd May 2017 until Friday 26th May 2017

The Shire of Northam and Fire Mitigation Services will be conducting a hazard reduction burn on the following sites:
  • Old Quarry Landfill Site, Reserve 41452, Old Quarry Rd Northam.
  • Reserve 420, opposite Yongah Hill on the corner Mitchell Ave and Great Eastern Hwy Bypass.
  • Grass Valley Reserve 3203, Jennapullin Road Grass Valley.

The Shire of Northam asks all residents to be “Bushfire Ready” for more information go to www.areyouready.wa.gov.au

 Should you have any queries in relation to this matter, please contact The Shire of Northam Community Emergency Services Manager, Daniel Hendriksen on 9622 6100.

NOTICE OF A SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING REGARDING THE PROPOSED FREE RANGE POULTRY BROILER FARM AT LOT 13 NORTHAM-CRANBROOK ROAD, MULUCKINE

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Shire of Northam will convene a Special Council Meeting to be held at the Shire of Northam Administration Offices at 395 Fitzgerald Street, Northam on Thursday 25th May 2017, commencing at 5:30pm.

The primary purpose of the Special Council Meeting is for Council to consider the development application for the proposed Free Range Broiler Poultry Farm at Lot 13 Northam-Cranbrook Brook Road, Muluckine.  Additional information has been submitted to the Shire regarding this application and a report has been prepared for the Council that will be uploaded to the Shire’s website tomorrow (19th May).  Access to the Agenda when available (including the officer report and the additional information) is available here:

https://www.northam.wa.gov.au/documents/?categoryid=32

Please note that a hardcopy of the Agenda will be available at the Shire of Northam Administration Offices located at 395 Fitzgerald Street, Northam.

As with all Council meetings the public are invited to attend the meeting and address Council should you wish to do so. Please note that if you have made a submission on the proposal a summarised version of that, the proponent’s response to the issue raised and Council Officers’ recommendation on the submission will be presented as part of the Agenda (referred to as the Attachment 8 - ‘Schedule of Submissions’).

If you would like to make a public statement, presentation or ask questions during public question time, you are requested to complete the ‘Intention to Address Council’ form which can be downloaded below and return it to the Shire no later than 12pm on the day of the meeting.

Information for Presenters - Council Meetings

Should you have any further queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Planning Department.

REQUEST FOR TENDER (T2017090)

SHOULDER WIDENING – COATES ROAD, WUNDOWIE

Tenders are invited and will be received until 4pm Thursday 25th May 2017 for Shoulder Widening of Coates Road, Wundowie.

Tender specification documents including detailed scope of works are available on the Shire of Northam website www.northam.wa.gov.au .

Tenders sent through the post should be contained in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Private and Confidential” – Tender T2017090 Shoulder Widening – Coates Road and be addressed to the CEO Shire of Northam PO Box 613 Northam WA 6401 or hand delivered to the Shire Administration Office 395 Fitzgerald Street Northam, or emailed to tenders@northam.wa.gov.au stating “Private and Confidential” – Tender T2017090 Shoulder Widening Coates Road in the subject line.

Please direct all enquiries to Sue Connell, Project Contract Administration Officer on 9622 6100 or records@northam.wa.gov.au .

Canvassing of Councillors or staff will disqualify tenderer. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Late tenders and tenders submitted by facsimile will not be accepted.

NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF LOCAL PLANNING POLICY NO.4 - HOME EMPLOYMENT

Notice is hereby given that Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting held 19th April 2017 revoked its Home Employment Policy pursuant to Clause 6(b) of the deemed provisions for local planning schemes.

NOTICE AVON BRIDGE WORKS

UPDATE - AVON BRIDGE WORKS - NEWCASTLE ROAD 

Main Roads are progressing with the works on the Avon Bridge on Newcastle Road. Works are currently on schedule for completion by the end of July 2017. Next week, demolition of the bridge deck will commence and it is likely there will be minor noise during the works. It is expected for the demolition of the bridge to continue for 3 weeks but not on ANZAC Day. 

Phone: 138 138 for any further information.

CLOSURE OF RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD 

The Shire of Northam wishes to advise that the restriction on burning  ceased on the 6th of April 2017 and it is now the Open Period for burning.

During this time residents are advised that a permit to burn is not required however caution needs to be taken to ensure any fire is controlled. If intending to light a fire, consider the current weather conditions and fuel load dryness before lighting your fire, to ensure you are confident of keeping it under control.

Note: Shire permission is required to burn Shire verges.

In addition property owners are requested to maintain their properties during the winter months to manage fuel loads for the 2017/18 fire season.

For more information on burning please visit our Fire Permits page or visit the DFES Bushfire Ready webpage.

For up to date information on current burns visit the Emergency WA website

NOTICE AVON BRIDGE CLOSURE

Main Roads will be closing the Newcastle Road Bridge (Avon Bridge) in Northam on 7 December 2016 until approximately the end of July 2017.

Works will include a complete refurbishment of the bridge including widening the traffic lanes, a new footpath, upgrading the guardrail, replacing the bridge deck and strengthening the bridge which will include driving additional piles. During this time the bridge will be closed to both traffic and pedestrians.

It has been identified that the bridge has structural deficiencies so it is critical that the works are undertaken.

Closing the bridge will result in a shorter duration of works, improved quality and durability of the structure while ensuring public safety.

The public are asked to use alternative routes during the bridge closure and allow extra time for travel as delays may be experienced. For a map of alternative pedestrian routes Click Here .  For a map of alternative traffic routes Click Here

Craig Manton, Wheatbelt Regional Manager has stated “the upgrades will increase community safety and the overall lifespan of the structure, thus allowing the heavy haulage industry to continue utilising this important freight route in the Wheatbelt region.”

Heavy haulage vehicles accessing the mill will need to use the alternate route Click Here

The works will be managed by Main Roads Wheatbelt Region from its Northam office. Contact Main Roads on 138 138 for any further information.

PRESCRIBED BURNS ON RESERVES

The Shire of Northam will be conducting a hazard reduction burn on reserves vested to the Shire of Northam for a full list of burns please click the link below. 

Prescribed Burns

This Project is proudly funded as part of the National Bushfire Mitigation Program.

WESTERN POWER NETWORK IMPROVEMENTS

To ensure the ongoing safety and reliability of your electricity network, Western Power crews will be carrying out essential network improvements in Northam and a number of surrounding localities.

Click here for further information 

ROAD RESURFACING WORKS PROGRAM

The Shire of Northam would like to inform you of upcoming road works in the following areas:

O'Neill Road, Grass Valley

Spencers Brook Road, Spencers Brook - in progress

Thomas Street, Spencers Brook.

Mitchell Avenue, Northam

Mount Ommanney Road, Northam - Asphalt works pending

Trimmer Road, Northam - In Progress

Chidlow / Hawes / Burgoyne intersection, Northam - Asphalt works pending

Coates Road, Wundowie - Under Assessment

Access will be limited during this time.  Please observe Traffic Management on site. Apologies for any inconvenience,

CBD HERITAGE ENHANCEMENT FUND

The Shire of Northam is pleased to announce a new round of grant funding developed to assist property owners within the Northam CBD in order to enhance the appearance of their buildings.
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After Hours Emergency Contact

For Emergency events like fallen trees on roads and across driveways, call Engineering Works on 0419 910 319.

For emergencies involving animals, including stock posing threats on local government roads, call Ranger Services on 9622 7267.

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