Welcome to the Shire of Northam

      Shire of Northam Executive Management Team

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.

Regional Capitals Alliance Western Australia 

The Shire of Northam is a proud member of Regional Capitals Alliance Western Australia (RCAWA). RCAWA members are home to over 250,000 people – half the population of regional WA.

Combining strong economies and relaxed lifestyles, our regional centres are growth leaders for our state, building outcomes that benefit not just our immediate communities, but also provide growth to the whole of regional Western Australia. For more information head to: https://www.waregionalcapitals.com.au/ 

Notifications

ROAD CLOSURE – WELLINGTON STREET, NORTHAM

Please be advised that Gregory and Lyon Streets, Northam will be closed to through traffic to facilitate the upgrade of a water main.

 17th to 19th January 2018

There will be no access for through traffic during this period.  Click here for a map detailing the road closure.

The Shire of Northam apologises for any inconvenience and appreciates your cooperation in this matter.

NOTIFICATION OF ROADWORKS - GREAT EASTERN HIGHWAY

Please be advised that roadworks will be taking place on Great Eastern Highway between Mitchell Avenue and Meenar South Road

8th Jan - 19th Jan 2018.

Some delays are expected to occur during this period.

Please observe traffic controls that are in place during this time.

For further information please contact Main Roads WA on 138 138 or check their website at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au

HARVEST/VEHICLE MOVEMENT/HOT WORKS BANS

Please be advised that the Shire of Northam has imposed a Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Bans for AUSTRALIA DAY, Friday 26 January 2018.

Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Bans means;
• The use of vehicles in paddocks is not permitted unless using a diesel vehicle for the purpose of watering and tending of livestock
• The use or operation of any engine, vehicle, plant, equipment or machinery is not permitted in the area likely to cause a bush fire or contribute to the spread of a bush fire.
• Any “hot works” (e.g. welding, grinding, cutting, heating etc.) in the “open air” is not permitted,
The above bans are imposed in an attempt to mitigate the risk of fire during these public holiday periods.
If you have any queries in relation to this information or would like to be on the Harvest Ban SMS list, please contact the Shire of Northam on 9622 6100.

Signed Harvest Ban

INNOVATION HUB

We are looking to connect with people doing clever things around our region who would be interested in an Innovation Hub and connecting with other people in this space.

An Innovation Hub will provide a platform for like-minded entrepreneurs to connect, build solutions, contribute skills and develop collaboration opportunities. This Hub will enable active knowledge transfer to bring together an inspiring community.

Agriculture, technology, services or another niche, we're interested in connecting. Email us to register your interest and join our mailing list. 

BURNING TIMES & PERMITS TO BURN

The "Prohibited Burning Time" means the 1 December each calendar year through until 28 February the following calendar year (inclusive, and as varied pursuant to Sections 17 and 18 of the Bush Fires Act 1954).

The "Restricted Burning Time" means the 1 October through until 30 November and the 1 March through until 30 April each calendar year (inclusive, and as varied pursuant to Sections 17 and 18 of the Bush Fires Act 1954).

The Shire of Northam wishes to advise that as of the 1st of December the Shire will enter the Prohibited Burning Period. No Burning will be permitted by residents after the 30th of November 2017.

An extension to the Restricted Period has been granted to “Fire Brigades Only” until the 14th December 2017 to allow them to complete fuel reduction burns with in the Shire.

For more information please click on the links below:

Fire Permits

Burning Times

Firebreaks and Fuel Loads

Firebreak Contractors List 2017

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

Mitchell Avenue, Northam - In Progress

Mount Ommanney Road, Northam - Asphalt works pending

Trimmer Road, Northam - In Progress - Final Stages

Chidlow / Hawes / Burgoyne intersection, Northam 

Coates Road, Wundowie - Under Assessment

Jennapullin Road, Southern Brook - in prgress

Spencers Brook Road, Spencer Brook - In Progress

Newman Road, Bakers Hill - In Progress

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

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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News / Events

  • Community Perception Survey
    Wednesday, December 20 2017 Community Perception Survey The Community Perception Survey that is being undertaken is to help identify priorities for our Community. Read More...
  • RoadWise Road Ribbon for Road Safety
    Monday, December 11 2017 RoadWise Road Ribbon for Road Safety The Shire of Northam RoadWise Committee is joining the WA road safety network and committing to improve road safety in our community. Read More...
  • Look, Lock, Leave
    Monday, December 04 2017 Look, Lock, Leave Vehicles are being left unlocked or with items, such as phones, wallet and electronic devices visible. Please remember to LOOK, LOCK, LEAVE Read More...