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New Visitor Centre Hours
Posted 23 March 2021 New Visitor Centre Hours

The Shire of Northam would like to advise that the Northam Visitor Centre will be trialing new opening hours. From 01 April 2021 the Visitor Centre will be OPEN: 10am-3pm Thursday - Monday and closed to the public Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Outside of these hours visitors will be directed to Bilya Koort Boodja.

DrumMuster
Posted 22 March 2021 DrumMuster

The next DrumMuster in the Shire of Northam is scheduled for Friday, 26 March 2021 at the Old Quarry Road Landfill Site in Northam.

Restricted Burning Period
Posted 15 March 2021 Restricted Burning Period

The Shire of Northam wishes to advise that due to recent weather events, the Restricted Burning Period will commence on Monday 15th March 2021 subject to the following conditions.

Road Closures - Storm Damage
Posted 02 March 2021 Road Closures - Storm Damage

The Shire of Northam advises that due to a significant rainfall event this evening, the following roads are either impacted by water or may have road closures in place Throssell Street - Partial Closure Minson Avenue - Full Closure Fitzgerald St - Partial Closure Peel Terrace - Full Closure (East St - Fitzgerald St) Please avoid going into these areas as traffic management is in place.

Restricted Burning Period - DELAYED
Posted 23 February 2021 Restricted Burning Period - DELAYED

The Shire of Northam wishes to advise that due to current weather conditions, the restricted burning period has been DELAYED until March 15th, with further extensions dependent on seasonal conditions.

High Level Tank Project - Mauravillo Estate
Posted 02 February 2021 High Level Tank Project - Mauravillo Estate

Please be advised that project work has been scheduled for the commencement of a new high level tank, in Mauravillo Estate in the coming weeks of February. See below information sheet regarding the project.

Harvest, Vehicle Movement & Hot Works Ban
Posted 02 February 2021 Harvest, Vehicle Movement & Hot Works Ban

Please be advised that the Shire of Northam has imposed a Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Ban effective immediately until 20 00hrs due to current firefighting commitments

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.

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

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