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New Executive Manager Community Services
Posted 18 January 2021 New Executive Manager Community Services

The Shire of Northam is pleased to announce that Ms Jo Metcalf has commenced in the role of Executive Manager Community Services today, January 18, 2021. Jo brings with her a wealth of experience, with a particular expertise in event development/management, communications and the arts. The Shire is excited to secure her services for the next 5 years.

HARVEST, VEHICLE MOVEMENT & HOTWORKS BAN - Jan 9th 2021
Posted 08 January 2021 HARVEST, VEHICLE MOVEMENT & HOTWORKS BAN - Jan 9th 2021

DFES has declared a TOTAL FIRE BAN for Jan 9th 2021 in its entirety due to forecast weather and widespread firefighting commitments. Furthermore the Shire advises that a Harvest, Vehicle Movement & Hotworks Ban has also been imposed from 0900hrs - 1900hrs. NO fires/activities likely to cause a fire. www.dfes.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans/Pages/index.html Report all fire to 000, Stay informed of emergencies happening in your area www.emergencywa.wa.gov.au.

HARVEST, VEHICLE MOVEMENT & HOTWORKS BAN - Jan 7th 2021
Posted 07 January 2021 HARVEST, VEHICLE MOVEMENT & HOTWORKS BAN - Jan 7th 2021

Pursuant to Reg 24C Bush Fires Regulations 1954, a Harvest, Vehicle Movement & Hot Works Ban for the Shire of Northam for Jan 7th from 0900 and will be lifted as weather conditions improve. Report all signs of fire to 000

HARVEST, VEHICLE MOVEMENT & HOTWORKS BAN - Jan 6th 2021
Posted 06 January 2021 HARVEST, VEHICLE MOVEMENT & HOTWORKS BAN - Jan 6th 2021

Pursuant to Reg 24C Bush Fires Regulations 1954, a Harvest, Vehicle Movement & Hot Works Ban for the Shire of Northam for Jan 6th from 1015 until 1800hrs across the entire Northam district. This is additional to the DFES Total Fire Ban Report all signs of fire to 000

HARVEST, VEHICLE MOVEMENT & HOTWORKS BAN
Posted 24 December 2020 HARVEST, VEHICLE MOVEMENT & HOTWORKS BAN

Pursuant to Reg 38A Bush Fires Regulations 1954, a Harvest, Vehicle Movement & Hot Works Ban for the Shire of Northam from 0830 today 24th Dec 2020, this in effect EXTENDS the Xmas HVMB and the ban will lift at 2359 Monday 28th Dec 2020. All fire to be reported to 000

Enhancement of the Northam CBD
Posted 18 December 2020 Enhancement of the Northam CBD

The Shire of Northam is continuing to develop and enhance the Northam CBD, as one element of a long term strategy to position Northam as a vibrant and attractive place to live. As part of this strategy the Shire will be undertaking a number of projects in the coming months.

Harvest, Vehicle Movement, Hot Works Ban
Posted 17 December 2020 Harvest, Vehicle Movement, Hot Works Ban

Please be advised that the Shire of Northam has imposed a Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Bans for the following periods: Christmas Period, New Years, and Australia Day

Christmas & New Years Office and Service Closures
Posted 25 November 2020 Christmas & New Years Office and Service Closures

The Shire of Northam advises that some services will be closed over the Christmas period.

Shire of Northam announces $1m Industry Attraction Fund
Posted 24 November 2020 Shire of Northam announces $1m Industry Attraction Fund

The Shire of Northam is offering a $1,000,000 location or relocation incentive for business or industry to establish within its locality.

Chair Positions Available
Posted 11 November 2020 Chair Positions Available

Don’t miss the chance to become the next volunteer chair of your local Regional Development Australia (RDA) committee! Those with a passion for driving growth and creating meaningful change are invited to apply including women, people from Indigenous and diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities. These rewarding positions offer the opportunity to inform government decisions and promote your community. Applications close 23 November 2020. Learn more: rda.gov.au

Shire of Northam Supports Regional Media Outlets
Posted 19 October 2020 Shire of Northam Supports Regional Media Outlets

The Shire of Northam is concerned about the future of Rural Print Media.

Community Citizen of the Year Awards
Posted 12 October 2020 Community Citizen of the Year Awards

Know someone great? Nominate an individual or a group for a 2021 Australia Day Award. Nominations close 31 October 2020.

Round Three of Digital Farm grants to boost connectivity
Posted 12 October 2020 Round Three of Digital Farm grants to boost connectivity

Third round of the McGowan Government's highly successful Digital Farm Grants now open $7 million available to boost broadband in priority areas across the central, south-east and Esperance grainbelt areas Digital Farm program already rolling out enterprise-grade broadband to more than 1,400 farms across WA

Jennapullin Road Works
Posted 21 August 2020 Jennapullin Road Works

The Shire of Northam wishes to advise of upcoming roadworks on Jennapullin Road in Southern Brook commencing in August.

The Avon Valley Creators Collective launched a new retail experience in
Posted 19 August 2020 The Avon Valley Creators Collective launched a new retail experience in the Shire of Northam Pop-up Shop in March 2020 to support local Makers and elevate the shopping experience in Northam

The Avon Valley Creators Collective launched a new retail experience in the Shire of Northam Pop-up Shop in March 2020 to support local Makers and elevate the shopping experience in Northam.

COMMUNITY GRANTS NOW OPEN
Posted 07 August 2020 COMMUNITY GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Shire of Northam Council is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020/2021 Community Grants.

Registration for Information - Economic Support Projects
Posted 09 July 2020 Registration for Information - Economic Support Projects

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Council has adopted in the 2020/2021 Budget a $5,583,000 package designed to provide economic support to local businesses. The Shire of Northam is seeking feedback from local businesses

Council Issues Planning Approval for Bunnings Development
Posted 03 July 2020 Council Issues Planning Approval for Bunnings Development

Northam's latest development has the go ahead from Council

Local Community support the focus of the 2020/21 Annual Budget
Posted 23 June 2020 Local Community support the focus of the 2020/21 Annual Budget

A range of initiatives from the Shire of Northam following COVID-19

Economic support focus of 2020/21 Annual Budget
Posted 23 June 2020 Economic support focus of 2020/21 Annual Budget

A range of initiatives from the Shire of Northam following COVID-19

Economic Stimulus in 2020/21 Annual Budget
Posted 23 June 2020 Economic Stimulus in 2020/21 Annual Budget

A range of initiatives from the Shire of Northam following COVID-19

Community support focus of 2020/21 Annual Budget
Posted 23 June 2020 Community support focus of 2020/21 Annual Budget

A range of initiatives from the Shire of Northam following COVID-19

Notice of Intention to Levy Differential Rates
Posted 18 June 2020 Notice of Intention to Levy Differential Rates

The Shire of Northam hereby gives notice in accordance with section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995, of its intention to levy differential rates and minimum rates for the 2020/21 financial year

Tree Subsidy Program 2020
Posted 25 May 2020 Tree Subsidy Program 2020

The Shire of Northam is running a Tree Subsidy Program working with WA Farm Trees during the months of June and July for the 2020 up and coming winter season

Total Fire Ban for Avon Fire Weather District
Posted 22 May 2020 Total Fire Ban for Avon Fire Weather District

DFES has declared a Total Fire Ban for the AVON fire weather district which includes the Shire of Northam due to the forecast severe weather event for this weekend.

Increases in fines for drivers illegally parking in ACROD bays
Posted 11 May 2020 Increases in fines for drivers illegally parking in ACROD bays

The State Government has amended regulations to increase penalties for people who illegally park vehicles in ACROD bays in Western Australia. Fines for the misuse of ACROD bays will increase from $300 to $500, with court-imposed penalties to increase from a maximum of $2,000 to $5,000.

Regional Capitals Alliance WA announces $26.5m COVID-19 Relief and
Posted 24 April 2020 Regional Capitals Alliance WA announces $26.5m COVID-19 Relief and Stimulus Package

Shire of Northam Releases COVID-19 Response Strategy
Posted 21 April 2020 Shire of Northam Releases COVID-19 Response Strategy

The Shire of Northam has recently released its strategic framework detailing how it has, and will continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic challenge facing the Shire of Northam community.

Shire of Northam offering Small Business Support Grants
Posted 21 April 2020 Shire of Northam offering Small Business Support Grants

The Shire of Northam has set aside $250,000 to provide small one off grants to small businesses in Northam who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council Introduces COVID-19 Community Assistance Initiatives
Posted 15 April 2020 Council Introduces COVID-19 Community Assistance Initiatives

Support Available for the Community

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