Community Consultation

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. 


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

The local government has received an application to use and/or develop land for the following purpose and public comments are invited.

PROPOSED :                            Telecommunications Infrastructure - Mobile Phone Tower

LOT/LOCATION :                      172 & 182 (Lot 22) Stevens Road, Redgate



Details of the above proposal(s) are available for inspection at the Shire Office or you may view using the following links: Telecommunications Infrastructure Report and Plans .  Any person wishing to comment on this proposal should do so in writing either via the Submission Form or via email to by the closing date as indicated above, with all submissions quoting the relevant application number.  If you wish to make an appointment to discuss any of the above proposals please phone the Sustainable Development Directorate on (08) 97805270 or (08) 97805265.  This proposal has been advertised to provide an opportunity for public comment and it should not be construed that Council approves of the application.  Council will determine the application on its merits having due regard to any submissions received within the advertising period.

Event road closures

Cape to Cape Mountain Bike road closure information: 

STAGE 1 - Thursday 19th October

a) Burnside Road (From Horseford Road to Caves Road) - 8.30am to 3pm

b) Caves Road (Southbound Lane Only - Traffic to flow in both directions but under control of traffic management timings) - 8.30 to 3pm

c) Terry Road x Roxburgh Road - 7am to 3pm


STAGE 2 - Friday 20TH October

a) Boranup Drive (Note from Boranup Lookout Entrance to Northern End x Caves Road) - 7am to 3pm


STAGE 3 - Saturday 21st October

No Closures


STAGE 4 - Sunday 22nd October

a) Bussell Hwy (Northbound Lane Only from Wallcliffe Road to Tunbridge Street - Southbound lane to operate as normal) - 6am to 11.30am

b) Carters Road (From Bussell Hwy to Burnside Road) - 7am to 3pm

c) Elva Street & Georgette Drive through to Walkington Avenue (Local Traffic Only)

Vehicle crossing location is at Willmott Avenue x Elva Street Only)

NOTE - Forrest Road no access at crossing with Elva Street at roundabout

'ALL residents will be allowed access if they live on Elva Street, Georgette Drive or Barrett Street but this will be under the control of marshals'

For more information or enquiries please visit the website or contact us on



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



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Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

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