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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

ROAD CLOSURE – AVON DESCENT 2017

 Please be advised that the following Road Closures will be in place during the Avon River Festival and the Avon Descent

 Friday 4th August 2017

10:00am to 12:00 midnight - Broome Tce (between Stirling St and Ord St), Ord St (between Broome Tce and Forrest St), Hampton St and Weld St.

1:00pm and 11:59pm – Nind St and Minson Ave (between Grey St and Peel Tce) closed for the Avon River Festival.

3:00pm – 11:59pm - Grey St full road closure (between Fitzgerald St and Minson Ave) to allow safe access for the Avon Descent floats.

5:30pm – 7:00pm - Beavis Pl, Gordon Pl, Fitzgerald St (between Beavis Pl and Grey Streets, Minson Ave (between Beavis Pl and Grey St) and Newcastle St Bridge(Avon Bridge) for the Avon River Festival Street Parade and Newcastle St Bridge (Avon Bridge) official opening.

 Saturday 5th August 2017

12:00 Midnight to 12:00 noon - Broome Tce (between Stirling St and Ord St), Ord St (between Broome Tce and Forrest St), Hampton St and Weld St.

7:00am – 2:00pm - Katrine Road Bridge will be closed to all traffic

There will be no access for through traffic during these periods.  

Click Here for the Map Detailing the Avon River Festival Closures

Click here for the Map Detailing the Avon Descent Northam Townsite closures

Click here for the map detailing the Avon Descent Katrine Bridge

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

JASON WHITEAKER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

ROAD CLOSURE – WELLINGTON STREET, NORTHAM

Please be advised that Wellington Street, Northam (between Gairdner Street and Charles Street) will be closed to through traffic to facilitate the installation of drainage infrastructure.

26th July to 11th August 2017

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.

JASON WHITEAKER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Public Notice

Local Planning Scheme No.6

Planning & Development Act 2005

Adoption of Local Planning Policy No.24

‘Outbuildings in the Rural Residential, Rural Smallholding and Rural Zones’

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Schedule 2 (deemed provisions for local planning schemes), Part 2, Clause 4(4) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 that the Council of the Shire of Northam formally adopted Local Planning Policy No. 24 – ‘Outbuildings in the Rural Residential, Rural Smallholding and Rural Zones’ at its Ordinary Council Meeting held on 21st June 2017.

 The Policy will have effect on publication of this Notice.

 A copy of the Policy may be inspected at the Shire’s Administrative Centre, 395 Fitzgerald Street, Northam during business hours or on the Shire’s website at www.northam.wa.gov.au.

Click here for Policy

JASON WHITEAKER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

PERMANENT CLOSURE OF YATES STREET

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Section 58 of the Land Administration Act 1997, to permanently close the following portion of public road as part of the Great Eastern Highway, Bakers Hill upgrade works:
  • Entirety of Yates Street, Bakers Hill as detailed on Main Roads WA drawing number 1660-291-1 which is available for viewing here. 
Prior to Council considering this proposal, submissions from the public are sought. Anyone wishing to object to or otherwise comment on the proposal may do so by lodging a written submission, addressed to the undersigned, Shire of Northam, PO Box 613, Northam WA 6401, on or before Wednesday, 2nd August 2017.
JASON WHITEAKER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

NOTICE AVON BRIDGE WORKS

UPDATE - AVON BRIDGE WORKS - NEWCASTLE ROAD 

Main Roads and its contractor SRG are currently on track to complete improvements to the Avon Bridge on Newcastle Road in Northam by the end of July 2017.

Works under the bridge are complete including driving 25 new piles. The concrete deck is currently being demolished and is expected to take four weeks to replace. The remaining works such as installing guardrails, footpaths and street lights will be completed by the end of July 2017.

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.

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

Thomas Street, Spencers Brook.

Mitchell Avenue, Northam - In Progress

Mount Ommanney Road, Northam - Asphalt works pending

Trimmer Road, Northam - In Progress

Chidlow / Hawes / Burgoyne intersection, Northam 

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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