Notices and Tenders

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has developed a draft Sustainable Economy Strategy to help guide the Shire’s economy towards a sustainable future that mutually benefits industry, the community and the environment.

The Sustainable Economy Strategy draws upon diverse community consultation including feedback from the Shire’s 2016 food summits, 2019 business surveys, communication with peak industry groups and input from the Sustainable Economy Reference Group.

The draft Sustainable Economy Strategy is open for community feedback from now until 31 May, with the final strategy due to go before Council at the end of June 2021.

To view the strategy and have your say visit or complete a hard copy survey available from the Margaret River and Augusta Shire offices.

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River advises its intention to levy differential general rates during the financial year 2021-22.  Council is in the process of completing the 2021-22 Budget, with an integral component of the funding of intended works and services coming from the general levying of property rates.

The Shire proposes to adopt the following rates in the dollar for Gross Rental Value and Unimproved Value properties as well as the associated minimum payment for each category.

Rate Category GRV                             Rate in the Dollar (in cents)     Minimum payment

Residential                                            10.9733                                    $1,362

Residential Vacant                                21.0211                                    $1,498

Rural Residential                                   10.5116                                    $1,658

Rural Residential Vacant                       20.4612                                    $1,824

Commercial, Industrial, Tourism             12.9976                                    $1,463

Rate Category UV                               Rate in the Dollar (in cents)     Minimum payment

UV Rural                                              0.4799                                      $1,528

UV1 (1 non-rural use)                            0.5998                                      $1,910

UV2 (2 non-rural uses)                          0.7198                                      $2,292

UV3 (3 or more non-rural uses)              0.8398                                      $2,674

Strata Title Vineyard                              0.4799                                      $   897

UV Conservation                                   0.4690                                      $1,470


The proposed new rates shown above may change as part of Council’s budget deliberations and consideration of any submissions from electors and ratepayers.

A Statement of Objectives and Reasons for adopting the rate in the dollar and minimum payments and the report provided to Council are located on the website Documents are also available at the Margaret River Civic Administration Centre 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and Augusta Office between 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm Tuesday to Thursday.

Waste Collection Rate

The proposed Waste Facility Maintenance Rate is levied in accordance with section 66 of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 (WARR Act 2007) to be as follows:

GRV properties rate in the dollar:           $0.0222           Minimum:    $180

UV properties rate in the dollar:              $0.0002           Minimum:    $180

Electors and ratepayers are invited to make submissions in respect of the proposed rates in the dollar and minimum payments.  Submissions are to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Augusta Margaret River, PO Box 61, Margaret River WA 6285 and lodged with the Shire by 4.00 pm on Monday 14 June 2021.

Stephanie Addison-Brown

Chief Executive Officer

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 26 May 2021 in Council Chambers, 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River.  Items which may be considered at the meeting include*:


  • Fees and Charges Public Comment
  • 2021-22 Elected Member Fees and Allowances
  • Amended Local Planning Policy 1 – Outbuildings, Farm Buildings and Swimming Pools for final adoption
  • Review of DAU Process
  • Rationalisation of Provision of the Margaret River Saleyards Facility
  • CEO Leave


All members of the public are welcome to attend.


For further information and requests for deputations, please visit or contact Governance Officer / Council Support, Claire Schiller on (08) 9780 5205 or email [email protected]


*This list is subject to change. A final list of agenda items and briefings will be available on the Shire’s website from 6pm Friday 14 May 2021.


In accordance with Part 4 of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996, the Shire of Augusta Margaret River is seeking tenders from appropriate parties for the provision of Remediation Works to Wadandi Trail Bridge 9293.

A copy of the Request for Tender documents (RFT) can be obtained by emailing [email protected]  (including a note of the RFT reference 10-21 in the email subject).

All tenders are to be received by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River before the closing deadline of 10.00 am AWST Tuesday, 1 June 2021. No late tenders will be accepted.

Tenders must be lodged electronically to [email protected] The email subject must include the text “RFT 09-21 – SUBMISSION”. If the Tender submission is too large to deliver by email, tenderers may email a drop box link to the Shire at the above email address.

Hard copy or facsimile Tenders will not be accepted.

Further information on the tender and tender process can be obtained by contacting Sadie Breslin on 08 9780 5222.

Canvassing of the Elected Councillors or Officers will result in immediate disqualification of the relevant Tender.




The next Bush Fire Advisory Committee Meeting will be held in Council Chambers, 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River on Wednesday, 19 May 2021 commencing at 6.00pm.

All members of the public are welcome to attend.

For further information, please contact Emergency Services Admin Officer, Lisa Garstone on 9780 5639 or via email at [email protected]

Stephanie Addison-Brown
Chief Executive Officer

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


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


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