Community Consultation

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has made a local law relating to erosion and sediment control (Erosion and Sediment Control Local Law 2019).

The purpose and effect of the law will be to provide for the regulation, control and management of site erosion and sediment on land within the Shire so as to protect the amenity of the area.

A copy of the local law may be inspected at or obtained from the Shire's Offices 41 Wallcliffe Road,  Margaret River between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday and available to view by {Clicking Here}.

The Local Law will come into operation on 29 March 2019.

  • Margaret River Council Chambers
  • Tuesday 9th April 2019, 5.30pm – 7pm
  • Free event with light refreshments provided

Local businesses interested in understanding the purchasing framework within which local governments are required to operate and how they can increase their chances of obtaining contracts with the Shire of Augusta Margaret River are invited to attend this information session. Topics covered will include the Shire’s recent operational changes aimed at becoming more small-business friendly, tips on how businesses can make themselves known to the Shire and best respond to quote opportunities, and details on where local businesses can obtain assistance in responding to quote and tender requests.

Spaces for this information session are limited, so please RSVP to or 9780 5279 by Friday 5th April 2019.



The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 27 March 2019 in Council Chambers, 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River.  Items which may be considered at the meeting include*:


  • Kerbside Collection Tender
  • Roads Policy
  • Interest Free Loan for Margaret River Bowling Club
  • Council Decision Action List
  • Credit Card Policy
  • Local Emergency Management Committee Meeting Minutes - 12 February 2019
  • Sustainable Economy Advisory Committee
  • Authorisation to Execute a Document by Common Seal - Ellis Street Jetty License


The following agenda briefing sessions will be held prior to the Council meeting:

3.00 – 3.30pm Surf Pro

3.30 – 4.00pm Lower Blackwood Land Conservation District Committee presentation to Council

4.00 – 4.30pm Nature Conservation presentation to Council

4.30 – 5.00pm Margaret River Hockey Club presentation to Council.


For further information and requests for deputations, please visit or contact Claire Schiller on (08) 9780 5205 or email


*This list is subject to change. A final list of agenda items and briefings will be available on the Shire’s website from 6pm Thursday 14 March 2019.

The Gracetown Foreshore is to be the focus of a new Coastal Management Plan to guide environmental protection and recreational usage along this much loved stretch of coast.

The preparation of the plan involves detailed site assessment coupled with community consultation to develop recommendations on issues such as beach access, weed management, revegetation and recreational facilities along the foreshore reserves. The area covered by the plan runs from the Northpoint boat ramp through to Southpoint and Huzzas including Melaleuca Beach, Swimmers Beach and the lower portion of Cowaramup Brook. The Shire has engaged Environmental Consultant Drew McKenzie from Litoria Ecoservices to assist in the preparation of the plan.

Community consultation is an important part of the preparation of the plan. In addition to one-on-one discussions with key stakeholder groups, involvement of the community is encouraged through:

  • The attendance at site walks on Saturday the 6th April at 1pm (Huzzas Carpark) and 3pm (Northpoint Jetty); and /or

  • Community members interested in contributing ideas or comments on the management of the foreshore are also encouraged to do so in writing. Submissions must be received by Friday 26 April and should be returned to the Shire via

The Lishman Health Foundation has engaged the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health from the University of Newcastle to explore mental health and well being approaches in Augusta Margaret River.

A specialist researcher visited the Shire over November 2018 and spoke to over 100 local people and service providers.

A findings report is now ready for the community to consider and review. Click here to download the report and submit your feedback before 31 March 2019, or visit

The community are also invited to attend a community session to participate in this project. RSVP's are not required:

5.30pm, Monday 11 March 2019 at the Riversmith cafe, Margaret River

4.30pm Tuesday 12 March 2019 at the Augusta Museum

5.30pm Thursday 14 March 2019 at the Black Sheep Cafe, Cowaramup


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Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

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