Notices and Tenders

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River proposes to close two sections of Darch Road to vehicle traffic for a further 12 months under Section 3.50 of the Local Government Act 1995. 
The two sections are:

  • from Halcyon Crescent south to the northern boundary of the John Archibald Drive and;
  • from the southern boundary of John Archibald Drive to approximately 100 metres north of Andrews Way.

The purpose of the closure is to allow for the continued use of the existing walk and cycle trail along this section of Darch Road in accordance with the endorsed East Margaret River Structure Plan. Properties with existing access from the Darch Road reserve will be permitted to use the trail for vehicle and farm machinery access to their properties.  The closure will be in place from 1 February 2021 to 31 January 2022.                                                                   

Submissions are invited from interested persons and should be submitted via email to, or to in writing to the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, PO Box 61 Margaret River WA   6285. 

Further details may be obtained by contacting Council’s Technical Officer, Doug Sims, on 9780 5287 or

Stephanie Addison-Brown

The Undalup Association Inc., with the support of Dr Robert Isaacs AM OAM JP PhD (Hon), have submitted a proposal to alter a portion of land in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to honour the contribution made by Samuel (Yebble) Isaacs. He was born in Augusta in 1845 and given the name Yebble by his Aboriginal mother.

The Undalup Association has formally written to Landgate and the Shire proposing the consideration of creating a new locality excised from a portion of the existing localities of Gracetown and Burnside. The proposal is to name the locality Yebble.

The proposed area is close to the land gifted to Mr Isaacs in 1887, on the North side of Margaret River and includes the Ellenbrook Homestead and Meekadarribee Falls – both of historical and cultural significance to the local Noongar peoples.


Samuel Isaacs is well known for the part he played in an historic event in Margaret River. On 1 December 1876, the SS Georgette took on water and struck rocks at Calgardup Bay, on Redgate Beach. Samuel Yebble Isaacs spotted the Georgette in obvious distress and likely to founder. On horseback, he hurried the 20 kilometre journey to Wallcliffe House, where the Bussell family lived, and rushed into his employer’s homestead bearing news of the tragedy unfolding.

Grace Bussell, just 16 years old, acted quickly when she heard Sam’s news. She and Sam galloped to Calgardup Bay, where the steamer was already aground.

Widely commended for her heroism, Grace became known as the ‘Western Australian Grace Darling’. Much like her English namesake of decades earlier, her rescue was reported around Australia and the world, and even commemorated in poetry. For her bravery, the Royal Humane Society awarded Grace a silver medal and gold watch, while Sam received a bronze medal. The British Board of Trade also presented Grace with a gold watch. Sam was also awarded a parcel of land near the Margaret River on Sussex Location 243.

Although the coastal town of Gracetown and Lake Grace were named after Grace Bussell, there was no landmark recognition of Mr Isaacs.

Submit your feedback
The Shire is now advertising the proposal for public comment. Feedback received will be tabled in a report for the Council to consider.

Feedback can be provided the following ways:
Online via YourSay at
Email to
In writing to the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, PO Box 61 Margaret River WA  6285. 

The closing date for submissions is 4pm on Friday 12 February 2021.

A plan of the proposal can be viewed at or at the Shire Administration buildings and Libraries. Alternatively, plans can be posted or emailed on request.

Further details may be obtained by contacting Council’s Technical Officer, Doug Sims, on (08) 9780 5287 or

Stephanie Addison-Brown
Chief Executive Officer

The local government has received the following planning application and public comments are invited.

Proposed:                                          Abattoir & Rural Industry (Poultry, Meat and Egg Production)

Property Address:                           1432 (Lot 103) Rosa Brook Road, Rosa Brook

Closing date for Submissions:       29 January 2021                    

Application Number:                         P220844

Details of the above proposal are available for inspection at the Shire offices or to view online CLICK HERE.  Any person wishing to comment should do so in writing by email to on or by the closing date 29 January 2021, with all submissions quoting application number P220844. CLICK HERE for submission form. This proposal has been advertised to provide an opportunity for public comment.  The Shire will determine the application on its merits having due regard to any submissions received within the advertising period.

In accordance with Part 4 of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996, the Shire of Augusta Margaret River invites applications from parties interested in joining a panel of pre-qualified suppliers for the provision of supply of Plant Hire.

A copy of the Request for Applications to join a Panel of Pre-qualified Suppliers (Request) documents can be obtained by emailing  (including a note of the request reference IPQS 012101 in the email subject).

All applications are to be received by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River before the closing deadline of 2pm AWST on Friday, 19 February 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

Applications must be lodged electronically to The email subject must include the text “IPQS 012101 – SUBMISSION”. If the application submission is too large to deliver by email, parties may email a drop box link to the Shire at the above email address.

Hard copy or facsimile Applications will not be accepted.

Further information on the proposed Panel of pre-qualified suppliers and application process can be obtained by contacting Project and Procurement Officer, Louise Bowling on (08) 9780 5682.

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

Stephanie Addison-Brown

Chief Executive Officer

Council on the 9 December 2020 granted approval pursuant to clause 4(1) of the Deemed Provisions of Local Planning Scheme No. 1 to adopt Revised Local Planning Policy 15 - Street Activiation for the purposes of advertising to the public for a period of 21 days.

To view the draft policy click here. or you can visit the Shire Offices Wallcliffe Road Margaret River during normal office hours.

If you wish to make a submission on the draft LPP15 - Street Activation you can do so by emailing your submission to by Friday 29 January 2021. 

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