September 2013

Created on: Tuesday, 8 October 2013 at 3:16:08 PM

Shire of Northam Supporting Community Groups & Events

The Shire of Northam is again providing significant support to the community through its Community Funding Program. The program includes annual allocations to community / progress associations, educational prizes and scholarship support to primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, as well as a competitive grant round.

Eligible organisations were invited to apply for grants in the following categories: Community Event Grant, Sport and Recreation Development Grant or a Community Development Grant, with applications closing earlier this year. Council assessed each of the applications and in total in excess of $230,000 has been allocated in the Budget to support the community and sporting groups, schools and progress associations in the shire.

Events that are being supported in 2013/14 include Relay for Life Avon Valley; Historical, Agricultural and Environmental Festival; Northam Christmas Carols; Wundowie Iron Festival; Avon Valley Vintage Festival; Avon Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Festival and the Northam Show.

Community groups being offered 2013/14 grants include Bakers Hill Adult Riding Club, Northam Bowling Club, Northam Lawn Tennis Club, Northam and Districts Gun Club, Wundowie Golf Club, Clackline Muresk Bushfire Brigade, Fluffy Ducklings Day Care Centre, Northam and Districts Historical Society, Northam Playgroup, Northam Senior Citizens Social Club, Riding for the Disabled Carriage Driving, Northam Theatre Group and Wundowie St John’s Ambulance.

Monuments in the Shire of Northam

The Shire of Northam, in collaboration with the Northam and Districts Historical Society, is aiming to document all memorials in the Shire of Northam. The purpose is threefold; firstly to develop a central record of the memorials (location, history, access, condition), secondly to promote public awareness of our history and thirdly to ascertain the need for conservation of the monuments.

Anyone who has any details on the location and history of monuments in the Shire is urged to share this. Information being sought include the name of the monument, location and ownership, its associated history, what (if any) work has previously been carried out, its present condition and whether conservation works are needed. The addition of photos of the monuments would be greatly appreciated, both historic and current.

To forward information or if you have a query, please contact Belle Moore at the Historical Society ( 0439 135 894) or Annique Gray at the Shire ( 9622 6129).

Australian Red Cross Blood Donation in Northam

Australian Red Cross Blood Donation program will be in Northam (Corner Fitzgerald Street & Beavis Avenue Opposite the Shire Library) on Thursday 26th September from 12.30 pm– 7pm and Friday 27th September from 8.30am-3.30pm. Roll up your sleeves and give blood!

Visit for more details.

Local Planning Scheme No 6

The Shire wishes to announce that after the required period of public consultation and submission to the Minister of Planning, the Gazettal of Local Planning Scheme No 6 and accompanying Local Planning Strategy occurred on 21 August 2013.

There are a number of new zonings applicable to the entire Shire area. In particular, the majority, but not all, of the town site of Northam has been rezoned from Residential R15 to Residential R30 (some being Residential R40). This will allow for possible subdivision in accordance with relevant State Planning Policies.

All land that was zoned “Agriculture-Local” or “Agriculture-Regional” under the previous Scheme has now been changed to “Rural” under Scheme 6. There are very little changes to the land use provisions for this zone.

The Local Planning Strategy will guide the potential for subdivision within the Shire area and should be read in conjunction with the Scheme provisions. Both documents are available on the Shire’s website under “public documents”.

Any queries in relation to specific property requirements should be directed to the Shire’s Planning Department on 9622 6100.

Bulk Junk Collection in Regional Areas

The Shire will be placing skip bins in central locations in the following localities to assist residents with the disposal of large junk items. Items such as paints, oils, asbestos, household hazardous waste and tyres must not be placed in the bins. The following program is currently scheduled with further collections planned in early 2014.

Bulk junk collection dates
Date (2013)Where
16 Sep – 29 Sep Grass Valley (Cnr George & Wilson St
30 Sep – 13 Oct Seabrook (Cnr Muluckine & Milhinch St)
14 Oct – 27 Oct Spencers Brook(near Fire Shed)
28 Oct – 10 Nov Clackline (Kimberly Road parking area)
11 Nov – 24 Nov Bakers Hill (near Pavilion)
25 Nov – 15 Dec Wundowie (oval near Banksia Ave)

Any queries in relation to the regional bins should be directed to Carmen Sadleir on 9622 6100 or

Northam Recreation Centre Social Sports

Social Sport Programs run for 10 weeks in accordance with the school term.

Term 4 Enrolment forms can be picked up from Northam Recreation Centre or the Shire of Northam website. Starts 14th October. Enrolment Forms and Code of Conduct must be completed by Wednesday 9th October.

Term 4 Sports are:

  • Floorball– Monday Nights from 6pm
  • Indoor Soccer– Monday Nights from 6pm
  • Badminton– Wednesday Nights from 6pm-8pm
  • Volleyball– Wednesday Nights from 6pm


  • $6 per player, per game
  • $2 Equipment hire
  • $1 Spectator fee

Team Sports

If you do not have a team, you can place your name on our spare player register.

  • Monday Mixed Indoor Soccer (Teams of 8 with min 1 female MAX 10 Teams)
  • Wednesday Mixed Volleyball (Teams of 6 with min 2 females MAX 10 Teams)
  • Wednesday Badminton (Doubles or singles) 6-8pm

Northam Recreation Centre contact information.

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