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COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC | NORTHAM ABORIGINAL RESERVE
Posted 11 May 2022 COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC | NORTHAM ABORIGINAL RESERVE

A clinic will be held at the Aboriginal reserve in Northam

Unrestricted Burning
Posted 03 May 2022 Unrestricted Burning

Unrestricted Burning

Public Health Survey
Posted 29 April 2022 Public Health Survey

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NORTHAM COVID-19 Child & Adult Vaccination Clinic
Posted 22 April 2022 NORTHAM COVID-19 Child & Adult Vaccination Clinic

Walk-in Clinic for your 1st, 2nd, or Booster vaccinations for all people 5 years and older.

COVID-19 Community Service Support Referral Pathway for COVID Positive
Posted 22 April 2022 COVID-19 Community Service Support Referral Pathway for COVID Positive People

Update from the Department of Communities

Northam Bilya River Festival- Street Parade Applications Now Open
Posted 22 April 2022 Northam Bilya River Festival- Street Parade Applications Now Open

Applications open!

WHEATBELT REVEGETATION PROGRAM LAND PURCHASES
Posted 13 April 2022 WHEATBELT REVEGETATION PROGRAM LAND PURCHASES

Main Roads is seeking to buy portions of land adjacent to State roads for revegetation purposes.

Kep Track Community Survey
Posted 12 April 2022 Kep Track Community Survey

Kep Track Community Survey

Tree Protection Devices- Pre-Orders Open Now
Posted 07 April 2022 Tree Protection Devices- Pre-Orders Open Now

Pre-orders open now

Air Quality Monitoring
Posted 05 April 2022 Air Quality Monitoring

Air quality monitoring in Northam townsite

Public Health Survey
Posted 30 March 2022 Public Health Survey

Public Health Survey

Infinite Blue Energy to deliver renewable hydrogen plant in Northam
Posted 29 March 2022 Infinite Blue Energy to deliver renewable hydrogen plant in Northam

Infinite Blue Energy to deliver renewable hydrogen plant in Northam

UP TO $6m AVAILABLE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHAM
Posted 25 March 2022 UP TO $6m AVAILABLE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHAM

Industry Attraction Fund

Public Library Survey
Posted 18 March 2022 Public Library Survey

Your local public library needs you! Community members are urged to have their say on the future of public libraries in Western Australia. A draft strategy is currently available for public comment at slwa.wa.gov.au until April 8, 2022. The strategy has been developed as a joint project between State and Local Governments and centres on three themes: - Strengthening Communities - What is needed to enable you to have a greater say in the services that public libraries deliver? - Digital Inclusion - What is needed to make public libraries the first place you think of for access to technology and online resources like electronic books, audiobooks and streaming films? How can public libraries help you to access Government services online? - How we value our public libraries - How can Government and communities accurately assess the impact public library services have on us all? There are 232 local public libraries throughout WA. Last year there were more than 7 million in-person visits and 3 million online visits to libraries. Western Australians borrowed more than 16 million books, electronic books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs and other items to keep themselves educated, informed and entertained. We would love as many community members as possible to complete the survey- both library users and non-library users. The more responses the survey gets, the more understanding we have about what people think libraries should be & do. This is an easy way to add ideas to the future of our libraries. Our friendly library staff will be happy to help you access the survey using our computers, or you can access the survey directly by visiting https://slwa.wa.gov.au/about/partnerships/local-government-public-libraries/public-library-strategy-survey

New Website Feature
Posted 18 March 2022 New Website Feature

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CEO COVID-19 Update March 2022
Posted 11 March 2022 CEO COVID-19 Update March 2022

Shire of Northam update March 2022

Pool Inspections
Posted 11 March 2022 Pool Inspections

Please be advised that Pool inspections for the following areas are now due, and the schedule is as follows: Mondays Mokine to Muluckine Wednesday Clackline to Woottating Fridays Malabaine to Meenar (This is every second Friday) All appointments for swimming pool or spa inspections are to be conducted between the hours of 0900 to 1500 hrs (subject to availability on the day).

Shire Administration Update
Posted 08 March 2022 Shire Administration Update

The Shire of Northam would like to advise that as of Monday 14 March 2022 the Shire Administration Office will be serving by appointment only. Please ensure you make an appointment if you wish to speak with any staff member: 96226100 or records@northam.wa.gov.au.

Pulse Oximeters Distribution to Country WA
Posted 01 March 2022 Pulse Oximeters Distribution to Country WA

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve WA Health has established a Home Monitoring Program. This program aims to assess the status of people who require support when COVID-19 positive, but do not require hospitalisation.  This can be done with the help of a pulse oximeter; a handheld, non-invasive, peg-like device that clips onto a person’s finger to measure oxygen saturation and heart rate.

Abandoned Trolleys
Posted 18 February 2022 Abandoned Trolleys

Abandoned shopping trolleys are becoming a regular sight around town, and our Shire Rangers are working hard to tackle this and help the trolleys find their way back to where they belong. The Shire of Northam encourages residents to report all trolley sightings direct to their respective collection service. Woolworths or IGA (Wundowie) Residents are encouraged to report the sighting direct to Trolley Tracker. Trolley Tracker can be contacted by phone on 1800 641 497 (7 days, 8am-6pm AEST), via the ‘Report a Trolley’ page on their website or through the Trolley Tracker App, available from Google Play and the App Store. Each report lodged in Western Australia via Trolley Tracker goes into a prize draw to win $1,000 each month. Coles, Kmart, or Bunnings Residents are encouraged to report the sighting direct to Coles. The Coles abandoned trolley department can be contacted by phone on 1800 TROLLEY (1800 876 553), via the ‘Abandoned Trolley’ page on their website or through the Coles App, available from Google Play and the App Store. To proactively assist in addressing this ongoing issue, the Shire of Northam Rangers Services routinely report abandoned trolleys and liaise with outlets as required.

Northam Cultural Advisory Group- Nominations Open
Posted 17 February 2022 Northam Cultural Advisory Group- Nominations Open

Northam Nyoongar Cultural Advisory Group NOMINATIONS OPEN We are seeking one representative from each of the following families: - Ryder - Garlett - Stack - Slater - McGuire - Kickett - Moody - Davis - Two other Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community Representatives Individuals interested in being considered for one of the positions available should familiarise themselves with the committee’s Terms of Reference and submit their interest no later than Wednesday, 2nd March 2022. Meetings are held quarterly during business hours, and nominees must be available to attend on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 3.30pm Terms of Reference and application forms are available on the Shire of Northam’s Website at www.northam.wa.gov.au or by contacting Ms Jaime Hawkins on (08) 6608 0232.

Residential Strategy Information Session
Posted 28 January 2022 Residential Strategy Information Session

Are you interested in learning about the potential of converting your property into residential accommodation?

Masks Mandatory
Posted 28 January 2022 Masks Mandatory

Latest COVID-19 Advice regarding masks in Shire of Northam facilities

Community Citizen of the Year Awards- 2022 Winners
Posted 27 January 2022 Community Citizen of the Year Awards- 2022 Winners

Winners of the 2022 awards

Inkpen Tip Opening Hours- Survey
Posted 25 January 2022 Inkpen Tip Opening Hours- Survey

The Shire of Northam is currently in the process of trying to restore access to the Inkpen Waste Facility to previous service levels. Until recently, the site was open from 2pm-5pm on weekdays (excluding public holidays and weekends). Before we put measures in place to restore these services, we'd like your feedback on what times you would like to see the facility open moving forward. Please follow the survey below to provide your response on your preferred timeframe. Survey closes 4pm Monday 31st January 2022. Survey results will be posted publicly once closed. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MRZM8QD

Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Ban
Posted 24 December 2021 Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Ban

Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Ban for Christmas Day and Boxing Day

MEDIA RELEASE -PROTECTING OUR LOCAL WILDLIFE
Posted 24 December 2021 MEDIA RELEASE -PROTECTING OUR LOCAL WILDLIFE

Embargoed Until: N/A The Shire of Northam is home to an abundance of wildlife; both in and out of the river area. Included in this are many species of waterfowl that construct nests to keep their young safe from predators and other sources of harm In recent weeks, concerned community members have contacted Shire Rangers with reports that purposeful damage to eggs, habitats and birds has continued despite requests for this type of vandalism that endangers our unique animals to cease. Vandalising habitats and harming wildlife is an offence under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, and Penalties apply. If any member of our community observes negative behaviour of this nature, please contact the Shire of Northam during working hours or the police outside of these hours. Police: 9622 4260 Shire of Northam: 9622 6100 The Shire of Northam is confident that while a very small portion of our community is committing these acts, there is a much larger group looking out for the wellbeing of our local wildlife, and together we can ensure the safety of our treasured river residents. Date: 20 December 2021 Ends.

Harvest, Vehicle Movement & Hot Works Ban for the Shire of Northam for
Posted 08 December 2021 Harvest, Vehicle Movement & Hot Works Ban for the Shire of Northam for 08/12/2021

Pursuant to Reg 38A Bush Fires Regulations 1954, a Harvest, Vehicle Movement & Hot Works Ban for the Shire of Northam for 08/12/2021 from 1000hrs and to be reviewed at 1800hrs

NORTHAM GETS HIGHLY REQUESTED TIP SHOP
Posted 25 November 2021 NORTHAM GETS HIGHLY REQUESTED TIP SHOP

Northam residents will soon have the opportunity pick up a bargain and have discarded items upcycled with the creation of a Tip Shop at the Old Quarry Road Waste Management Facility. The new waste transfer station and Tip Shop will further support the Shire’s sustainability agenda and significantly reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Last financial year, a total of 33,882.6 tonnes of waste went to the Northam tip; 56% of which went to landfill. It is hoped that recent sustainability decisions such as this made by Council will assist in reducing the Shire’s carbon footprint. Shire of Northam, Chief Executive Office, Jason Whiteaker said, ‘The decision made by Council to invest in these improvements will not only improve safety and more efficient sorting and servicing at the Facility but also creates an opportunity for the community to turn someone else’s trash into treasure in an environmentally positive way’. Other recent improvements in the Shire include power and utility management reviews, transport initiatives and waterwise strategies at the Wundowie and Northam aquatic facilities which will lead to enhanced sustainability and a greener future. For details on the ways in which the Shire of Northam is modelling its commitment to sustainability, please visit the Shire of Northam website at www.northam.wa.gov.au.

NORTHAM GOING GREEN
Posted 25 November 2021 NORTHAM GOING GREEN

Northam will install electric vehicle charging stations and adopt a new approach to purchasing renewable energy as part of Council’s focus on sustainability. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations The acceptance of an offer from Synergy Corporation for the provision of two electric vehicle charging outlets for placement in Northam came about as a product of State Government’s EV Strategy. An assessment of the locations identified by Synergy have resulted in the Northam Visitor Centre Car Park being selected as the preferred location. Northam is one of 45 locations pinpointed in the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategic Planning Report to receive EV charging capabilities in the next 3 years, and this project is made possible through the State Government’s $21 million Electric Vehicle Fund. WALGA- Synergy Power Purchase Agreement Synergy has recently proposed a collaborative purchasing package for WA local governments to get the best price from energy providers for contestable sites. The Shire of Northam has agreed to enter into a 3 year contract with the purchase of a percentage of renewable green energy each year, to increase exponentially year-on-year. This is currently the largest collaboration in Australia with 51 local governments in WA joining the agreement, followed by Victoria with 46 when they implemented a similar project. The Shire of Northam is currently assessing and quantifying its carbon footprint as an organisation. In recent years the Shire has made significant efforts to become more sustainable in its operations with initiatives such as: • • The installation of solar panels at 10 Shire of Northam facilities • • Gaining Waterwise accreditation for both aquatic facilities (including the introduction of pool blankets) • • The appointment of an Environmental Sustainability Officer • • The implementation of the Local Biodiversity Strategy • • Encouraging and sourcing best practices through the Cities Power Partnership Program • • Retro-fitting Shire buildings with LED lighting • • Installation of LED flood lights at the BMX track • • Hydrowise irrigation controllers that manage operations based on weather conditions saving on electricity and water Shire President Cr Chris Antonio said, ‘We want to showcase a commitment to sustainability moving forward, and to model the types of continuing sustainable decisions and behaviours we would like to see reflected by the local community’. In addition to the decisions regarding the Power Purchase Agreement and EV Charging Stations, Council also moved to support a Waste Transfer Station and Tip Shop at the Old Quarry Road Waste Management Facility in Northam to reduce the amount of waste placed into landfill. For details on the ways in which the Shire of Northam is modelling our commitment to sustainability, please visit the Shire of Northam website at www.northam.wa.gov.au.

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