Welcome to the Shire of Northam
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Council Offices at 395 Fitzgerald Street, Northam.
PUBLIC NOTICE - LOCAL LAW REVIEW
At the 16 November 2016 Ordinary Council meeting the Council passed the motion for the Shire of Northam to complete a periodic review eleven Local Laws in line with Section 3.16 of the Local Government Act 1995.
A copy of the following Local Laws may be inspected or obtained at the Shire Office, the Northam and Wundowie Libraries, or below:
- Activities on Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local law 2008
- Extractive Industries Local law 2008
- Health Local Law 2008
- Keeping and Control of Cats Local Law 2008
- Local Government Property Local Law 2008
- Operation of Waste Disposal Facilities Local Law 2008
- Parking and Parking facilities Local Law 2008
- Repeal Local Law 2008
- Standing Orders Local law 2008
- Cemeteries Local Law 2008
- Dogs Local Law 2008
Submission about the Local Laws may be made to the Shire prior to 2 June 2016.
All submissions should be made in writing to the Shire of Northam's Chief Executive Officer Jason Whiteaker, PO Box 613, Northam.
ROAD CLOSURE – ANZAC DAY PARADE
Please be advised that the following road closures will be in place between 6:00am and 8.00am and from 10.30am to Midday during the Anzac Day Parade.
Tuesday 25th April 2017
The will be no access for traffic during this period. Please note that traffic Peel Terrace will not be affected.
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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. This afternoon, a prescribed burn will be conducted at the Old Quarry Road Landfill site and tomorrow, the 20th of April, a burn will be conducted at the old Motocross track on Mitchell Avenue, Northam.
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.
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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
Perina Place, Northam - Completed
Mount Ommanney Road, Northam - Asphalt works pending
Lance Street, Northam - Completed
Queen Street, Northam - In Progress
Trimmer Road, Northam - In Progress
Irishtown Road, Northam - Completed
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.