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Local Planning Policy No. 26 – Container Deposit Infrastructure Local Planning Scheme No 6

Notice is hereby given for public information that the Shire of Northam, at its Ordinary Council Meeting held on the 21st August 2019, resolved to advertise the draft Local Planning Policy No. 26 – Container Deposit Infrastructure, for public comment in accordance with the provisions of Local Planning Scheme No 6.

This draft local planning policy has been developed to establish guidelines for the placement of Container Deposit Infrastructure within the Shire of Northam in conjunction with the WA State Government’s implementation of a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).

 A copy of the draft policy can be viewed below.

Comments in relation to this Policy will be accepted by the Shire of Northam, in writing, until close of business on 4pm Friday 4th October 2019.

Any further information can be obtained by contacting Shire’s Planning Department on 9622 6100.

Local Planning Policy No. 26 – Container Deposit Infrastructure

Bridge #0616 Clydesdale Road changes to weight rating

The Shire of Northam would like to advise that Bridge #0616 on Clydesdale Road, Grass Valley has had the weight rating lowered until such time as a structural assessment and maintenance can be undertaken.

Please observe the changes to the RAV route in the area and possible detours in relation to RAV restricted vehicles.

Click here for a map showing the location of the affected bridge. 

Road Closure – Gordon Place

Please be advised that Gordon Place will be closed on the following dates and times to allow for pedestrian access to Gordon Place:

  • 3:00pm on Friday, 9th August 2019 to 7:00am on Monday 12th August 2019
  • 3:00pm on Friday, 16th August 2019 to 7:00am on Monday 19th August 2019
  • 3:00pm on Friday, 23rd August 2019 to 7:00am on Monday 26th August 2019
  • 3:00pm on Friday, 30th August 2019 to 7:00am on Monday 2nd September 2019
  • 3:00pm on Friday, 6th September 2019 to 7:00am on Monday 9th September 2019
  • 3:00pm on Friday, 13th September 2019 to 7:00am on Monday 16th September 2019
  • 3:00pm on Friday, 20th September 2019 to 7:00am on Monday 23rd September 2019
  • 3:00pm on Thursday, 26th September 2019 to 7:00am on Monday 30th September 2019

There will be no access for traffic during this period. A map detailing the road closure is available here.

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

Northam To Host World Ballooning Championships

Northam has been successful in its bid to host the 5th Women’s World Ballooning Championships in 2021.

The bid, compiled by Northam Ballooning Events Inc. and the Shire of Northam was jointly presented to the Committee Internationale D’Aerostation (CIA) of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) in Istanbul Turkey on 15th March 2019.

 Local balloon identity Donna Tasker attended the meeting to present the bid, along with the Australian Ballooning Federation.

This will be the first time the championships have been held outside of Europe, and is seen as attracting large numbers of international and interstate visitors to the Avon Valley.

Shire of Northam President Chris Antonio said ”The Shire of Northam is excited to have the opportunity to hold such a significant event.  It follows on from the recent successful Australian Ballooning Championships in 2015 and 2017 and we are looking forward to working together with Northam Ballooning Events on this event. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the Shire of Northam and the Avon Valley to the world.”

Shire CEO Jason Whiteaker said “It is hoped the event will attract up to 45 balloonists and support staff to Northam for 7-10 days over the duration of the championships, with many extending their stay in Western Australia either before or after the event. The shire sees this as having flow on effects and a boost to tourism and the economy in the region in both the short and long term”.

Gren Putland, Spokesperson for Northam Ballooning Events Inc. said 

“Northam has an extensive history in ballooning. It is renowned as the launch site for numerous World and National ballooning records, including the successful flights by Steve Fossett and Fedor Konyukhov.  Northam was also the host for the Australian Championships held in 1981, 1984 and in 2015 and 2017.

The event will attract the world’s best women balloon pilots, and supporters to Northam. As with previous events, the organisers will be working with local residents in planning and operational aspects of the event.”

Further details on exact dates for the championships are not yet available, but it is planned for August-September 2021.

Road Resurfacing Works Program

The Shire of Northam would like to inform you of upcoming road works in the following areas:

Spencers Brook Road, Muresk - In progress

Spencers Brook Road, Clackline - In Progress

Coates Road Widening, Wundowie - In Progress

O'Neill Road - In Progress

Charles Street, Northam - In Progress

Southern Brook Road, Southern Brook

Irishtown Rad, Northam

Boondine Road, Mokine

Zamia Tce, Wundowie

Kennedy Street, Northam

Coates Road, Wundowie

Vivian Street, Grass Valley

Tamma Road, Bakers Hill

Chidlow Street, Northam

Park Lane, Northam

Carlin Road, Bakers Hill

Ord Street, Northam

Henty Place, Northam

Carter Street, Grass Valley

Qualup Place

Martin Street, Northam

Click Here for a map showing the road projects listed above.

Access will be limited during this time.  Please observe Traffic Management on site. Apologies for any inconvenience.