Notices and Tenders

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is calling for nominations for Volunteer of the Year and Youth Volunteer of the Year awards.

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s Volunteer of the Year awards seek to recognise the dynamic and vital role that volunteers have in enriching the community across a diverse array of areas spanning the arts, community events, wildlife care, emergency services, sport, environmental causes and so much more.

Nomination forms, which include full details and eligibility criteria, are available here and from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries and the Civic Administration Centre.

Nominations close at 4pm on Friday 6 November 2020.

The winners will be announced as part of International Volunteer Day celebrations to be held on Thursday 10 December 2020 from 6pm to 8pm at the Margaret River HEART.

For further information about Volunteer of the Year nominations or the event, please contact Community Development Officer Kim Rosenfeld on (08) 9780 5233 or email CommunityDevelopment@amrshire.wa.gov.au

Project Summary:

In accordance with section 3.50 of the Local Government Act 1995, Part 3 (Functions of Local Governments – Closing certain thoroughfares to vehicles), works being carried out by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River will be culvert renewal, widening and road construction on Warner Glen Road for a distance of 4.32 – 5.64, partial road closure only.  These works are funded by Main Roads Regional Road Groups and the Shire.

Commencement date:

These works are programmed to commence early October and it is anticipated that works will take approximately 3 to 4 months to complete (weather permitting).

Property Access:

During works, the road will only be partially closed to traffic.  Property owners access will be available at all times. 

Traffic Management:

During these works, traffic management will be in place and some delays are likely.  The Shire will endeavour to avoid lengthy delays, however where an alternative route is possible, please consider this.

Further Information:

Should you have further enquiries regarding these works, please contact the Shire’s Coordinator Works, Neale Pike on 0409 011 783, or email npike@amrshire.wa.gov.au

In accordance with section 3.50 of the Local Government Act 1995, Part 3 (Functions of Local Governments – Closing certain thoroughfares to vehicles), works will be carried out by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River on the Wallcliffe Road footpath, opposite the Rivermouth Lookout.

These works are funded by Main Roads Regional Road Group funding and the Shire.

The Shire will excavate a trench alongside Wallcliffe Road to relocate Telstra Services and remove the old footpath to make way for the new intersection.

These works are programmed to commence mid October 2020 and will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete (weather permitting).

During works, Wallcliffe Road will be temporarily closed, with one lane open at all times.

The foot path/cycle path will be closed with a diversion in place across Wallcliffe Road – please follow directional signage.

Traffic management will be in place and some delays are likely. The Shire will endeavour to avoid lengthy delays and appreciates your patience during this time.

Should you have any questions relating to these works, please contact Coordinator Works, Neale Pike on 0409 011 783 or email npike@amrshire.wa.gov.au

Wallcliffe road footpath/cycle path works opposite Rivermouth Lookout

The draft Local Planning Strategy is now available for public consultation. To view and have your say on the draft document click here or visit the Shire Offices in Margaret River or Augusta during normal office hours.

 

Weed control within the Shire is a complex task.

A range of techniques are used to manage weeds, including slashing, steam and herbicide application and in limited urban circumstances, manual control. A weed spraying program will commence from August to February, weather permitting.

  • All spraying in Western Australia is regulated by Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) and WA Department of Health (DoH).
  • The Shire uses a range of herbicides.
  • The Shire ensures to comply with Health (Pesticide) Regulations 2011 which primarily relate to signage, notification and licensing.
  • The Shire conducts programmed weed eradication programs on roadsides, foreshores and reserves for various reasons. These include asset protection, road user safety, fire mitigation and the control of introduced weed species.
  • Organic farms are responsible for maintaining any required no spray buffers within their private property boundaries.
  • The Shire is unable to commit to “no spraying on verge” requests, however, we aim to minimise herbicide use where practical. By frequently undertaking weed management on your verge and keeping it well maintained as well as free of any environmental weeds, residents can actively assist the Shire and alleviate the need to spray the verge. This assists the Shire in reducing the application of herbicide in front of your property.
  • To identify weeds, the Shire recommends the Smartphone App - MyWeedWatcher. This App enables users to identify and quickly search for a weed according to plant characteristics such as flower colour, leaf shape, and plant type. Please also see www.agric.wa.gov.au/apps/myweedwatcher.

Please do not approach Shire workers. All questions/queries to be directed as below.

For advice on weed management, please contact the Shire’s Landcare Officers on (08) 9780 5252.  

For enquiries regarding spraying works, please contact Customer Service on (08) 9780 5255 from 9am – 4pm weekdays.

For further Information on road maintenance issues or should you wish to landscape your verge, please contact the Customer Service Officer, Asset Services in writing to amrshire@amrshire.wa.gov.au  

A contact submission form is also available on the Shire website: www.amrshire.wa.gov.au

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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

66 Allnut Terrace
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255

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