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Swim For Fruit Program - Northam Aquatic Facility
Posted 28 November 2023 Swim For Fruit Program - Northam Aquatic Facility

The Royal Life Saving Society WA (RLSSWA) has developed a unique program aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle for children in remote and regional communities. The program encourages aquatic centers to increase participation in swimming and consumption of the recommended daily standard serving of fruit. Take advantage of this FREE program every Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm to 5pm for kids aged 5-17. Enjoy free fruit and a chance to win some exciting prizes.

Sunday Shopday and Christmas Markets
Posted 23 November 2023 Sunday Shopday and Christmas Markets

Northam will be a buzz this weekend with the Sunday Shopday and Christmas markets along Fitzgerald Street to supplement our excellent offering of boutique stores and restaurants in the lead up to Christmas.

Expression of Interest - Vacant Parklet
Posted 21 November 2023 Expression of Interest - Vacant Parklet

The Shire of Northam is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from local businesses who may be interested in acquiring the parklet currently located outside 122 Fitzgerald Street.

Prohibited Burning Period
Posted 17 November 2023 Prohibited Burning Period

Due to seasonal conditions the Shire of Northam advises it will be entering the PROHIBITED BURNING PERIOD at 0001hrs 18th of November 2023.

Bush Fire Information SMS notification
Posted 17 November 2023 Bush Fire Information SMS notification

The Shire of Northam provides a Bush Fire Information SMS notification service to registered users.

2023 Community Survey
Posted 24 October 2023 2023 Community Survey

Is the Shire of Northam the best place to live, work and visit? What do we need to focus on improving? By completing the scorecard, you can provide valuable feedback on what you think the Shire of Northam needs to focus on. Whether it's better infrastructure, improved public services or more community events, your input can help shape the future of the Shire.

Shire of Northam Election Results
Posted 23 October 2023 Shire of Northam Election Results

Results of the Shire of Northam's Local Government Elections 2023.

Local Planning Strategy Review - Have your say!
Posted 09 October 2023 Local Planning Strategy Review - Have your say!

A review of the Local Planning Strategy has commenced, which is a document that helps guide the long-term land use planning direction for the Shire. This is your opportunity to have your say about the future of Northam!

𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 - 𝐏𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐒𝐭 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞
Posted 06 October 2023 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 - 𝐏𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐒𝐭 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞

𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞 𝐒𝐭 𝐩𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐮𝐩𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 & 𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐩𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐮𝐩𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 Please be advised that Peel Street Bridge, Northam is required to be closed on 𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟎𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟏𝐭𝐡 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 for Water Corporation upgrades - one lane will remain open at peak school traffic times.

Complaints Report - July 2023 - September 2023
Posted 06 October 2023 Complaints Report - July 2023 - September 2023

In accordance with the adopted Council Plan 2022 – 2032, the Shire of Northam is committed to providing the community with regular updates on the number of complaints received and the timeframe for dealing with them.

2023 Community Grants Open
Posted 03 October 2023 2023 Community Grants Open

The Community Grants Program has reopened for 2023. The aim is to strengthen and enhance the social wellbeing, development, and sustainability of the Shire of Northam community.

2024 Citizen Of The Year Nominations Are Open!
Posted 22 September 2023 2024 Citizen Of The Year Nominations Are Open!

Each year the Community Citizen of the Year Awards allow us to recognise individuals and organisations who have made notable contribution within the Shire of Northam. It is these people who help make the Shire of Northam such a great place to live and visit. Nominations can be made for contributions to education, health, fundraising, voluntary services, business, sports, arts, the environment, social inclusion or any other area that enhances the well being of the community.

Pool & Spa Compliance
Posted 21 September 2023 Pool & Spa Compliance

The summer months are just around the corner, so it's not too late to ensure that your pool and spa fencing is in compliance.

Hot Air Balloon Flight Winner
Posted 18 September 2023 Hot Air Balloon Flight Winner

It was incredibly tough to select a winner. So many breathtaking submissions to the photo competition over the Women's World Hot-Air Ballooning Championship and Northam Festival of Ballooning.

2023 WasteSorted Awards
Posted 18 September 2023 2023 WasteSorted Awards

Last week the Shire of Northam was recognised at the 2023 WasteSorted Awards for their outstanding achievement for its Old Quarry Road Transfer Station and Northam Re-Store Project receiving the Regional Local Government/Regional Council Award.

Northam Aquatic Facility Opening
Posted 13 September 2023 Northam Aquatic Facility Opening

We are pleased to announce that the Northam Aquatic Facility will be opening on Monday 18th September 2023!

Waste Fees & Waste Facility Passes Update
Posted 16 August 2023 Waste Fees & Waste Facility Passes Update

With the adoption of 2023/2024 Budget, you may notice there are changes to your Waste Management Fees.

Animal registration for concession card holders and pensioners
Posted 10 August 2023 Animal registration for concession card holders and pensioners

The Shire of Northam is offering free lifetime animal registration for concession card and pensioners

Local Government Reform and the October 2023 Local Government Elections
Posted 07 August 2023 Local Government Reform and the October 2023 Local Government Elections

The State Government is introducing the most significant reforms of local government in 25 years. 

Council Plan 2022-2032
Posted 02 August 2023 Council Plan 2022-2032

An update to the Corporate Business Plan component of the Shire of Northam’s Council Plan 2022 - 2032 has occurred.

Council appoints new Chief Executive Officer
Posted 24 July 2023 Council appoints new Chief Executive Officer

The Shire of Northam is pleased to announce it will welcome Debbie Terelinck as the new Chief Executive Officer. 

Complaints Report
Posted 21 July 2023 Complaints Report

In accordance with the adopted Council Plan 2022 – 2032, the Shire of Northam is committed to providing the community with regular updates on the number of complaints received and the timeframe for dealing with them.

Northam is Home to a New Short Stay RV Park!
Posted 22 June 2023 Northam is Home to a New Short Stay RV Park!

Northam is home to a new short stay RV park on Mitchell Avenue within walking distance of the main shopping and retail areas. The space is situated directly behind the old Northam Swimming Pool site (currently under construction).

Register for Shire of Northam e-Rates
Posted 22 June 2023 Register for Shire of Northam e-Rates

Would you like to receive your rates notice in a convenient electronic form? Then follow this link to sign-up for Shire of Northam e-Rates. By choosing e-Rates you will be assisting the environment by reducing the impact on trees, plastic, water, greenhouse gas emissions and landfill waste which is all part of paper, envelope, printer cartridge and stamp production.

BILYA FESTIVAL 2023 STREET PARADE APPLICATION
Posted 29 May 2023 BILYA FESTIVAL 2023 STREET PARADE APPLICATION

It’s that time to get your thinking caps on and start brainstorming ideas for your float in the annual Bilya River Festival (Avon Descent) Street Parade!

2023 NATIVE TREE SUBSIDY PROGRAM
Posted 09 May 2023 2023 NATIVE TREE SUBSIDY PROGRAM

The Shire of Northam is working with Westgrow Farm Trees to provide a selection of native trees and shrubs for landowners to plant on their property as part of the Shire’s Native Tree Subsidy Program.

Elevate 2023 Update
Posted 06 May 2023 Elevate 2023 Update

It’s never great to wake up to rain on the morning of a major event. However we have spoken to our meteorologist and the conditions for 5pm onwards look much better with rain easing throughout the day. All our entertainment is booked: live music, carnival rides, roaming entertainment, food trucks, interactive stalls and more. Our balloon pilots are here and a glow is still planned for after sunset. Come along and enjoy the atmosphere and may the weather-gods shine well upon us.

Elevate Festival 2023
Posted 05 May 2023 Elevate Festival 2023

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Northam for The Elevate Festival tomorrow - Saturday May 6th at 5pm @ Henry Street Oval.

Stargazing on Bernard Park
Posted 03 May 2023 Stargazing on Bernard Park

Join us on Wednesday 10th May for a stargazing evening on Bernard Park, in the beautiful Avon Valley. If you are here for the National Ballooning Championships or haven't had the chance to wonder at our incredible night sky in Northam then here is your chance.

Overflow Camping for Ballooning Championships 2023
Posted 24 April 2023 Overflow Camping for Ballooning Championships 2023

Wundowie Oval has been allocated for overflow camping during the National Ballooning Championships from 6th - 13th May 2023.

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