November 2013

Created on: Monday, 13 January 2014 at 3:21:06 PM


Premier’s Australia Day
Citizenship Awards

Has someone you know made a positive impact in your community? With your help they can receive a well-deserved ‘pat on the back’ on Australia Day next year if you nominate them now for the Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards.
The three nomination categories are:
• Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award
• Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship
Award for a person under 25 years
• Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship
Award for a community group or event
To nominate an outstanding member, group or event in your community, pick up an award nomination form from Shire of Northam office or download a
nomination form from the Australia Day Council of Western Australia’s website at Exclusive to Western Australia, these prestigious
awards are designed to reward local residents who demonstrate active citizenship and qualities of leadership, inspiration and community participation, resulting in enhanced community life.
Nominations close on Monday, 16 December 2013.

Avon Valley
Christmas Carnival

• Free entertainment
• Free craft activities
• Giant indoor market
• Meet Santa in his grotto
• $7 – all rides all afternoon (3 and under free)
• Free Animal Farm
• Food and beverages available for purchase
• Special guest arrives in style at 4pm!

Mulch Available

The Shire of Northam is continuing its environmental initiative of mulching green waste at the Old Quarry Road Waste Facility. Mulch is available free of charge
to householders in the Shire and is limited in size to one trailer or ute load. Self loading is required. Please enquire at the landfill gatehouse. Any queries in relation to the mulch should be directed to Carmen Sadleir on 9622 6100 or


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Safe Swimming

Summer is here and pools everywhere are having
their covers removed and water chlorinated. The
pool toys are being taken out of the shed and blown
up. Parents are bracing themselves for numerous
sunscreen applications and hours of hearing the
sounds of ‘marco ….. polo’ drift across the backyard.
The Shire of Northam’s Senior Building Surveyor,
says that although the summer months can be filled
with fun in the pool, with pool ownership comes the
responsibility to maintain a compliant pool barrier.
The Shire of Northam has commenced its required
4 yearly inspections of swimming pools which will
occur from November 2013 until February 2014.
A letter and pool checklist will be sent to each
pool owner advising of the week of the inspection.
We encourage owners to conduct their own
inspections against the supplied checklists, to allow
maintenance to be done prior to the Shire’s inspection.
Portable wading pools containing water that is less
than 300mm deep do not require a mandatory
child safety barrier. However parents and carers
need to be aware that these types of pools
are still a constant source of danger to young
children and should be emptied when not in use.
Pool barriers are mandatory but young children
should always be supervised by an adult in or around
any body of water. Constant adult supervision means
ensuring you can see your child all the time and are
close to them. This is the most effective way to prevent


Winners of the 2013/14 early rates incentive prize
competition are:
• Wendy Dymond & Graham Dunlop: $500 cash
kindly donated by Bankwest – Northam
• Kareena Crowe: $250 cash prize kindly donated by
the Avon Valley Advocate
• Wayne Smith: 2 Nights in a Superior Room at
Mecure Perth
• Trevor Ducat: $100 Voucher for Avon Computech
• Alfred Tuck: $250 Car Detail at Avon Valley Nissan
• Kim Lawes: $50 Lunch for 2 from Riversedge Cafe
• John Dwyer: $100 Gift Voucher from Regional
Physiotherapy and In Balance Fitness
• Frank Hasan & Noelene Starr: $170 double passes
to the West Australian Symphony Orchestra
• Norma Western: $59 Cannon printer from Country
Copiers Northam
• Colin Sparrow: $50 Lunch for 2 from Managers
• Ryan Bristow-Stagg: $50 Meal Voucher from Panda
Chinese Restaurant
• David Roser, Moya MacQueen, Cathryn Graham,
Gregory Power, Paul Odriscoll & Murray
Morehouse: 20 Litres Gulf Western Top Dog Oil
from Neils Parts Pty Ltd – Northam
• Andrew Potocznyj: Dinner for 2 Riverside Hotel
• Robert Stockman, Tyson Turnock, John Lawrence,
Brian Roberts & Shirley Martin: $20 Gift Vouchers
from Northam Garden Centre
• Kaylene Painter: $50 Voucher for Quins Gourmet
Thanks to all the businesses who sponsored this
competition; your support is greatly appreciated.

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