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Northam Town Centre Revitalisation

More and more town centres are in decline and this is indicated by growing shop vacancy rates in shopping streets. However, current trends show that creative council leadership is able to help town centres to adapt to unprecedented market changes.

Revitalising a town centre involves coordinating a range of activities, over many years. The Shire of Northam is working towards developing Northam's CBD into a vibrant and thriving town centre by delivering a flurry of coordinated activities that have been identified in the Northam Town Centre Development and Connectivity Strategy


The Strategy aims to create an environment which promotes additional development and economic opportunity within a more engaging and connected streetscape environment, that will contribute to overall revitalisation and facilitate economic investment and vitality. 

The primary objectives of the Strategy are:

  • Economic revitalisation to support existing businesses and guide investment;
  • Revitalise, activate and connect key existing and future activity nodes and increase passive surveillance;
  • Facilitate an increase in tourism and visitation;
  • Public realm improvements;
  • Improved connectivity within the Northam Town Centre;
  • Celebrating and enhancing the river and rich heritage character of the Northam Town Centre; and
  • Foster social development through renewed community pride, identity, investment and activation in the Northam Town Centre.

If you would like to find out more about the Shire of Northam's plans for the Northam Town Centre, contact Community Development Officer, Michelle Blackhurst on 9622 6100 or [email protected]