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.

Just moved to the Shire of Northam? Head over to our 'New to Northam' page for more information on the many services and activities available, which may be of interest to you and your family.

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

ROADWORKS

 Works to be commence on Saturday 21 Apr 2018. (07:00 till 17:00) at 263 Fitzgerald Street, Northam. No road closure involved and no impact to traffic on road. Pedestrians please follow signage.
 
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

FIRE PERMITS

The Shire of Northam would like to advise that by order of the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer, under section 46 of the Bush Fires act 1954 all fire permits are suspended/cancelled from Tuesday 24th April (Midnight) until Wednesday 25th April (Midnight) . There is to be no burning during this time, including 1 cubic metre fires. If a fire is spotted, please report immediately to 000

For further information, please contact the Shire of Northam Community Emergency Services Manager on cesm@northam.wa.gov.au

ROAD CLOSURE - ANZAC DAY PARADE 

Please be advised that the following road closures will be in place between 5:30am and Midday during the Anzac Day Parade.

Wednesday 25th April 2018

  • Closure of Fitzgerald St from Grey St to Gairdner St
  • Closure of Minson Ave from Peel Tce St to Beavis Pl
  • Closure of Grey St from Minson Ave to Fitzgerald St
  • Closure of Beavis Pl
  • Closure of Gordon Pl

There will be no access for traffic during this period.  A map detailing the road closure is available on the Shire of Northam website at www.northam.wa.gov.au

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

PROPOSED DOG AMENDMENT LOCAL LAW 2018
PROPOSED EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES AMENDMENT LOCAL LAW 2018 

At the Shire of Northam Ordinary Council meeting 21 March 2018, Council voted to commence the local law making process pursuant to section 3.12 of the Local Government Act 1995. The Shire of Northam proposes to commence the process of making the following local laws and invites comments from the community:

 Dogs Amendment Local Law 2018

Purpose:         
The Shire of Northam Dogs Amendment Local Law 2018 makes amendments to the Shire of Northam Dogs Local Law 2008 which provides for the orderly management of kennels and dogs within the Shire of Northam.

Effect:            
Inserts additional definitions and deletes some definitions to enhance operation of the local law and clarifies the drafting and operation of some clauses including increases to penalties for prescribed offences.

Extractive Industries Amendment Local Law 2018

Purpose:         
The Shire of Northam Extractive Industries Amendment Local Law 2018 makes amendments to the Shire of Northam Extractive Industries Local Law 2008 which provides for the orderly management of such industries.

Effect:             
Inserts additional definitions and deletes some definitions to enhance the operation of the local law and clarifies the drafting and operation of some clauses including increases to penalties for prescribed offences.

A copy of the local laws may be inspected at the Shire of Northam Administration Office, the Northam and Wundowie Libraries, or on the Shire’s website.

Submissions and comments about the local laws may be made to the Shire prior to 4pm Monday 21 May 2018.

All submissions should be made in writing to:

JASON WHITEAKER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
395 Fitzgerald Street
PO Box 613
Northam WA 6401
records@northam.wa.gov.au

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 "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).

For more information please click on the links below:

Fire Permits

Burning Times

Firebreaks and Fuel Loads

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

  • Pop Up Shop Opportunity
    Friday, March 16 2018 Pop Up Shop Opportunity The Shire of Northam is seeking expressions of interest from new businesses who may be interested in establishing themselves in the Northam Central Business District. Read More...
  • Digital Farm Grants
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 Digital Farm Grants The Digital Farm grant program is a $5 million State Government initiative under the $22 million State Agricultural Telecommunications Infrastructure Improvement Fund. Read More...
  • Re-development of the Yongah Hilll Immigration Centre
    Wednesday, February 07 2018 Re-development of the Yongah Hilll Immigration Centre ADCO Constructions is a leading national construction company successfully delivering projects across Australia. They have been awarded the tender to re-develop the Yongah Hilll Immigration Centre. The redevelopment is approximately a $20million project and ADCO are keen to utilise local trades as much as possible. Read More...