General

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.

Tree Subsidy Program 2020
Posted 20 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

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

Council Awards Contract to Local Firm
Posted 02 April 2020 Council Awards Contract to Local Firm

A significant carting contract has been awarded to a local contractor

Changes to Transport & Licensing Services
Posted 01 April 2020 Changes to Transport & Licensing Services

Important changes to the Shire of Northam's Transport & Licensing services

Council Amends Budget to Position for Business & Community Support
Posted 01 April 2020 Council Amends Budget to Position for Business & Community Support

Changes made to assist the Community during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Council Changes Meetings to Weekly in Response to COVID-19 Crisis
Posted 01 April 2020 Council Changes Meetings to Weekly in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Changes to Council meetings come into effect

Northam Shire Council Announces More Support for Local Business
Posted 01 April 2020 Northam Shire Council Announces More Support for Local Business

Changes made in response to COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Information Sheet
Posted 27 March 2020 COVID-19 Information Sheet

An overview of essential COVID-19 information in the Shire of Northam.

Council Meeting, 18 March 2020 - COVID-19
Posted 18 March 2020 Council Meeting, 18 March 2020 - COVID-19

Please be advised that the meeting of Full Council will be progressing as planned, at 395 Fitzgerald Street, Northam, commencing at 5:30pm. The Shire of Northam acknowledges the importance of our meeting being open to the public, however given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Council is respectfully requesting that persons wishing to attend the meeting, only do so if they have a specific and particular interest in a matter to be discussed, or a specific question they wish to ask. If you have a question of Council, you can submit this via email to ceosec@northam.wa.gov.au, or you can express your question via telephone (prior to 5:00pm on (08) 9622 6114). The Council, in holding the meeting is implementing a range of strategies to protect the safety, health and wellbeing of our Elected Members, staff and general community in attendance. The measures being implemented are in accordance with the Australian Government Department of Health social distancing guidelines.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Posted 16 March 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of the its commitment to help contain COVID-19, the Shire of Northam is requesting where possible that payments are made electronically or by tap and go rather than cash at all of its community sites. This includes the Shire Administration, Northam Recreation Centre , Northam Aquatic Centre, Northam Visitor Centre, Wundowie Library and Bilya Koort Boodja.

Restricted Burning Period
Posted 03 March 2020 Restricted Burning Period

The Shire of Northam wishes to advise that due to recent weather events. The Restricted Burning Period will commence on Monday 9th March 2020 subject to the following conditions

Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Ban
Posted 06 February 2020 Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Ban

Please be advised that the Shire of Northam has imposed a Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Ban

Northam Emergency Service Volunteers
Posted 06 February 2020 Northam Emergency Service Volunteers

The Shire of Northam have released a face book page specifically to raise the profile of volunteering within any of our local emergency service groups within the Northam district.

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