Community Consultation


The Sustainability Economy Advisory Committee, due to be held at 5.30pm Thursday 21 February, has  been cancelled and rescheduled at 5.30pm on Thursday 21 March 2019 in the Mainbreak Meeting Room, 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River.


For further information please contact Sustainable Economy Officer



In accordance with section 3.17 of the Local Government Act 1995  the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Proposes to review the ‘Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2010’. A copy of  the local law can be viewed at the Shire’s office at 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River or online. 

Submissions about this local law may be made to the Shire by email to by 25 March 2019.

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River will be carrying out works on the Cowaramup Hall and public toilets.  The Hall and the toilets will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 18 February 2019.  It is anticipated that the project will be completed by July 2019 (weather permitting).

The scope of work includes structural preservation of the Hall, accessibility improvements, installation of a new commercial kitchen, toilet refurbishment and extension, decommissioning of leach drains and construction of deep sewer connection to the Hall.

Temporary portable toilets will be provided for public use for the duration of the works.

For inquiries, contact the Shire’s Works Inspector, Polina Chernova on 9780 5651.

Community members are being asked to share their views on what they think are the most important elements in building a creative and culturally-diverse community. The feedback received by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River will be used to inform a review of the Shire’s ‘Creative Blueprint’ (2014-2018) and supporting policies. The ‘Creative Blueprint’ focuses on enhancing the area’s cultural participation and vibrancy through arts and culture initiatives, events and infrastructure.

Share your thoughts:

Please visit YourSay on

Or join us at the Art and Culture Community Forum where facilitator Niomi O’Hara will host an interactive discussion on the future of art and culture in the Shire. This event is open to all and light refreshments are included.

Tuesday 5 March 2019
5:30 – 7pm
Margaret River Council Chambers
Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River

Please RSVP to Shire Community Development Officer, Jessica Black on (08) 9780 5276 or

You are invited to view and comment on the Draft Lower Margaret River Foreshore Action Plan which has been released for community consultation.  The Plan has been prepared to provide a detailed description of the condition of the foreshore reserves and recommendations on the management required to ensure the values, attributes and functions of the Margaret River reserves are protected and conserved.

The draft Plan includes recommendations relating to revegetation, weed control, access management, community involvement and a range of other matters. It also includes a recommendation to remove private water harvesting infrastructure from foreshore reserves and a recommendation regarding acknowledgement of high ‘wildness value’ areas. 

Significant community consultation has already been undertaken through preparation of the plan and prior the release for public comment.  Results from the consultation period will be presented to Council prior to the formal adoption of the Plan.

View a copy of the Plan and Submission Form. Submission forms should be submitted via email to or by post to PO Box 61, Margaret River, 6285.

The closing date for submissions is 4pm Friday 8 March 2019.

Please contact John McKinney on 9780 5252 or for further information.

Dale Putland, Acting Chief Executive Officer

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