Community Consultation

Ref: P219390, LND/1/64

Notice is hereby given that the local government of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River has prepared the abovementioned Scheme Amendment for the purpose of:

Rezoning 35 (Lot 4) Bussell Highway, Cowaramup from 'Residential' to 'Town Centre'

Plans and documents setting out and explaining the Scheme Amendment have been deposited at the Shire Offices, 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River and will be open for inspection during office hours up to and including 17 JANUARY 2020.

Submissions on the Scheme Amendment may be made in writing on Form No. 4 and lodged with the Shire by email to on or before 17 JANUARY 2020.

This Amendment is available for inspection in order to provide an opportunity for public comment and it should not be construed that final approval will be granted.

Stephanie Addison-Brown

Chief Executive Officer

You are invited to view and comment on the Draft Redman Brook Action Plan which has been released for community consultation. 

The draft Plan includes recommendations relating to landscaping, weed control, fire considerations, access management, revegetation and rehabilitation works through portions of Redman Brook. 

Significant community consultation has already been undertaken through the plan preparation including input from stakeholders, a well attended community onsite meeting and field walk.  Results from the consultation period will be presented to Council prior to the formal adoption of the Plan.

Submission forms should be submitted via email to or by post to PO Box 61, Margaret River, Wednesday 12 February 2020.

Please contact Merryn Delaney on 9780 5221 or for further information.

Stephanie Addison-Brown, Chief Executive Officer

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s ‘A Class’ reserve is located at the northern entrance to the Margaret River town on the western side of Bussell Highway, and has considerable ecological, social and cultural values. It includes a section of the Margaret River and its foreshore, and provides valuable habitat for threatened species, including the Western Ringtail Possum, and Black Cockatoo species.  The reserve was originally gazetted in 1924, but has not been formally named.  Please view Map of Reserve.

Formally naming the ‘A Class’ Reserve recognises the importance of this reserve for its cultural, social and environmental values, provides a sense of identity, and fosters community ownership and stewardship.

Following consultation with the Undalup Association and local community groups, it is proposed to formally name the reserve ‘Nguraren Kalleep’ (pronounced Naren Kah-leap), meaning ‘Ringtail Camp’ in Wadandi dialect. This is in recognition of the Wadandi cultural values of the Margaret River, and the reserve’s significant habitat value for the critically endangered Western Ringtail Possum (Nguraren).

At its Ordinary Meeting on 27 November 2019, Council was supportive of the new name and recommended it be advertised for community comment.

Following the naming of the reserve, the community will be invited to a naming ceremony to recognise the reserve, its values and its meaning to the Wadandi people. The Shire of Augusta Margaret River will also work with the Undalup Association and Nature Conservation Margaret River Region to develop interpretive signage for the reserve.

You are invited to comment on the proposal via the submission form.  Please send via email to or by post to PO Box 61 Margaret River 6285 by 3pm Wednesday 12 February 2020.

Stephanie Addison-Brown, Chief Executive Officer

Scheme water cannot be guaranteed during a bushfire. Water Corporation is prepared for bushfire season, however, we cannot guarantee that water pressure or water supply will be maintained in the event of a bushfire. Extreme demand, fire damage and power cuts can all result in a total loss of water. If you plan to stay and defend your property during a bushfire. you must have your own independent water supply and pumping capability, and must not rely on scheme water. Full details about how to prepare for bushfire season can be found at

The Cowaramup Skate Park Precinct works will be commencing next week, Monday 9 December 2019.

The works that the Shire will be carrying out will be construction of the barbecue and picnic area facility upgrades.

The Shire anticipates these works to be completed by Christmas (weather permitting).  At the precinct, the works will be installing shelters, picnic settings and footpath connections.  During this time there will be no disruptions to the precinct.

If you have any inquiries relating to these works, please contact Grant Kirby on 0448 127 281.

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