Community Consultation



The Shire would like to notify members of the public that there will be a Special Meeting of Council to be held on Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 5.30pm in Council Chambers, 41 Wallcliffe Road Margaret River.


The purpose of the meeting is to consider the following items:

  • Election of Shire President
  • Election of Deputy Shire President
  • Allocation of Seating of Councillors by CEO
  • Appointment of Members to Council Committees


For further information please contact Claire Schiller on 9780 5205 or



Chief Executive Officer

Community members are now able to view a fly-through of the Margaret River Cultural Centre to get an insight into the soon-to-be-constructed upgraded facilities. 

The new-look centre will operate by providing a central foyer area as well as an upstairs foyer which will service the refurbished theatre and the new multi-purpose facility as well as special functions held in the basketball court. 

The project will make a terrific architectural statement which will provide wonderful community facilities both for today’s families and their children’s children in the future.  

New seating and climate control will mean that patrons will be able to enjoy movies, concerts and productions in comfort.

Council also recently made the decision to increase the seating in the main theatre from 300 to 450 seats which will mean that end of year school concerts and large events such as the Melbourne Comedy Festival will be able to take in 50% more people in the audience in comfort. 

For anyone interested in the financial arrangements the details are as follows: 

  • The estimated $9.2 million state of the art refurbishment of the whole asbestos clad cultural centre and squash court complex has been made possible by the Shire being able to attract $3.6 million from State Royalties for Regions, $1.8 million from Federal National Stronger Regions Funding, $1.4 million from Lotterywest and $1.1 million from Developer Contributions from new residents.
  • Shire ratepayer reserves and borrowings will contribute approximately $1.3 million or 14% of the total – only one in 7 dollars invested.

Architects Bollig Design Group have completed the detailed design work and are now preparing the tender documents for advertising in December. Construction will start in March 2018. 


Expressions of interests are invited from interested parties to operate a mobile food business from the following locations for a maximum period of 1 year:
•    Rotary Park Carpark, Reserve 18451;
•    Surfers Point Carpark, Reserve 41545;
•    Rivermouth Carpark, Reserve 41545; and
•    Flinders Bay Carpark, Reserve 24653.

A copy of the Expression of Interest document and attachment can be downloaded using the following links:
2017 Expressions of Interest for Mobile Food Business
2017 Mobile Food Business attachments

You may also obtain a hard copy of the EOI and attachments from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Offices, 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River or by contacting Rebecca Kevill on (09) 97805207 or

Expressions of interest must be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Augusta Margaret River, PO Box 61 Margaret River WA 6285 by 3pm, Friday 10 November 2017. 

Gary Evershed
Chief Executive Officer

Sixteen local community, volunteer and service-based organisations applied for $10,000 worth of funding from the 2017-18 Community Development Grant.

The successful recipients include:

Margaret River Camera Club, Augusta Community Development Association, Australian Breastfeeding Association, Margaret River Community Garden, Margaret River Uniting Church, Artzability Inc., Wallcliffe Bushfire Brigade, Bapistcare - Mirrambeena Margaret River, Augusta Community Resource Centre Inc. and Augusta Playgroup.

Community Development grant funding rounds are held annually, with the next round opening in July 2018.

For more information, contact the Shire’s Community Development Officer, Susan Elton on 9780 5233 or


Limited edition locality numbers plate sets will be offered for sale by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River from Thursday 9th November to Thursday 30th November 2017.

Margaret River 'MR' plates range:444,449,453,454,456,459,461-464,467,472,473,476-479,481,483,484

 Augusta 'AU' plates range:101,109,113,114,118,119,121,124,126,127

Cost $400 per set

Available from Shire Offices only

No reserves or holds

Where possible it is requested forms are completed prior to attending a Shire Office, please leave the plate number field blank, a number will be allocated at the time of purchase. 

Augusta plate request form

Margaret River plate request form

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PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


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