Notices and Tenders

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 28 October 2020 in the Margaret River Council Chambers, 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River.  Items which may be considered at the meeting include*:

  • Councillor Information Sessions – Quarterly Report July to September 2020.
  • Proposed Additional (x9) Chalets, Lot 2 Armstrong Road, Cowaramup (P220338).
  • RFQ 091801 Supply of Electricity Contract – reassessment of consumption profiles and contract extension.
  • Adoption of Local Law Amendments – Cemeteries and Thoroughfares.
  • Margaret River Precinct Plan and Trails Strategy.

The following agenda briefing sessions will be held prior to the meeting and are open to members of the public / press:

2.00 - 2.30pm: Quarterly Reporting to Council

2.30 - 3.00pm: Financial Assistance Policy


For further information and requests for deputations or submission of public questions, please contact the Governance Officer / Council Support, 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 Friday 16 October  2020.

We’re back! hi everyone.  The Depot have started construction season along with our maintenance and parks and gardens works so we’d like to tell you what we are up to.

Its Lavender time

SeLavender Time at Margaret River Cemeterye the wonderful lavender flowering at the Margaret River Cemetery, such a beautiful scene, enjoy the peace and tranquility.









Landscape Works Opposite TAFE

Some well needed landscaping across the road from TAFE along Bussell Highway.  This has enhanced the entry from the southern end of our town, along with improving safety on market days, no verge parking.  Thanks to the Parks & Gardens crew.  Here is the before picture and all the after planting pictures:

Opposite Tafe before planting pictureAfter planting picture








After planting picture opposite TAFEAfter planting opposite TAFE











Rotary Park – Stage One

Landscaping works has commenced at Rotary Park.  The 1st stage of works for this financial year includes planting out the verge.  This was planned to make our park more inviting and to enhance the entry into Margs.  Planting will proceed when stock is available. 

Rotary Park Landscape works






Wallcliffe Road Cycle Path

So many of us enjoy walking and bike riding to the coast.  So, we are giving the cycle path along Wallcliffe Road a facelift.  Works involved are to improve “sight lines”, in other words, make it safer for all users – pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.  A small refuge island will also be installed.  These pictures show set up and works being carried out.

Excavator being delivered to Wallcliffe Rd Cycle Path for worksExcavator delivered to Wallcliffe Rd Cycle Path worksPathworks on Wallcliffe Cycle PathPathworks on Wallcliffe Rd Cycle Path















Warner Glen Road – drainage works

The drainage crew recently started works on Warner Glen Road for improvements to drainage issues which abuts to the southern approach of the main bridge.  Here are some snap shots we’ve taken of the “items” used – culverts and pipes.

Warner Glen Rd Culverts delivered for drainage worksWarner Glen Road pipes delivered for drainage worksWarner Glen Rd Culvert inserted for drainage requirements















Rehabilitation planting in Cowaramup

During the cooler months this year we carried out rehabilitation planting in Cowaramup.  Here are before and after shots.  With 12,000 tube stock used to plant in Symphony Waters and Cowaramup Country there will be some wonderful trees in years to come.

Rehabilitation works in CowaramupPlanting done in Cowaramup










Dressing up a lifeless area – Blackbutt Trail and Willow Lane

Ever wondered where the storm damage goes that we clear away every winter?  Well, here it is, mulched and used to dress up some tired spots around town.  Take a look at Blackbutt Trial and Willow Lane, looks much nicer.

Blackbutt Trail and Willow Lane, dressing up a tired spot with mulched storm damage






Flinders Bay Caravan Park – beach access

The pathway that leads to the beach from Flinders Bay Caravan Park had eroded, so it was time for some rehabilitation works.  We closed off the pathway while works were carried out and here is the result, a much safer access to all.Flinders Bay Caravan Park access to beach rehabilitationWalk way to beach from Flinders Bay caravan park, eroded










New steps in the path from Flinders Bay Caravan Park










Sneak preview to next month

Warner Glen Road – drainage and road construction

Kevill Road – widening to 6m, sealing and drainage (resident notification on its way)

Rosa Brook Road – survey and testing analysis

Fun fact:

Turning an illegal dumping area back into a Reserve – now that’s got to be a fun fact!

Our crew recently cleared and burnt off an illegal dumping ground out Jindong Treeton way.  This has been rejuvenated back into a Reserve which is growing wildflowers and new bushes, thanks everyone.

Hope you enjoy, catch you all next month from the Works Depot.




Pruning of walkways

The week commencing 2 November 2020, the Shire will be conducting pruning work on the walkways.

Pruning will occur near Gnarabup Oval and Seagrass Place.  While this work is being conducted, the pathways will be closed during work hours.  Works will take a week, weather permitting.

If you have any questions relating to these works, please contact the Shire's Acting Manager Works, Grant Kirby, 9780 5255.

Shouldering works have been scheduled for Bushby Road in this financial year.  Works commence today, Thursday 22 October and will take approximately a week, weather permitting.

This process will be carried out between Bussell Highway and Caves Road.

Traffic Management will be in place and delays are expected.  Please follow traffic controller's directions and if an alternative route is available please consider.

Should you have any questions relating to these works, please contact the Shire's Coordinator Works, Neale Pike, 0409 011 783 or via email: 

Planning and Development Act 2005

Approved Local Planning Scheme Amendment

Shire of Augusta Margaret River

Local PLanning Scheme No. 1 - Amendment No. 64

Ref:  TPS/2612  P219390

It is hereby notified for public information, in accordance with Section 87 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 that the Minister for Planning approved the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Local Planning Scheme amendment on 5 October 2020 for the purpose of:

1. Rezoning 35 (Lot 4) Bussell Highway Cowaramup from 'Residential' to 'Tourism';

2. Amend the Local Planing Scheme Map:

   a)  Rezone the following lot from R15 Residential to Tourism zone

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