All community members are encouraged to connect at any time with their elected Councillors about ideas, issues or concerns within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.
Cuppa with a Councillor
Join us for a casual chat over coffee at "Cuppa with Councillor".
We're hosting these informal chats at various cafes throughout the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, including locations in Augusta, Gracetown, Cowaramup, Margaret River, Witchcliffe, Prevelly, Gnarabup, and Rosa Glen. That means there's a convenient spot for everyone in the community to connect with their elected Councillors.
Want to secure a 10-minute one-on-one with your local councillor? Just text or call the Councillor scheduled to attend the session you're interested in. You'll find their contact details listed in the calendar below.
2023 Cuppa with a Councillor events
|Date||Location||Where||When||Councillor 1||Councillor 2|
|15 February||Karridale||Karridale Tavern||1pm to 3pm||Tracey Muir||Brian Daniel|
|15 February||Cowaramup||Gourmet Food Merchant||10am to 12pm||David Binks||Ian Earl|
|17 May||Augusta||Deck Chair Cafe||10am to 12pm||Paula Cristoffanini||Julia Meldrum|
|17 May||Margaret River||Blue Ginger||10am to 12pm||Brian Daniel||Tracey Muir|
|16 August||Witchcliffe||YardByrd||10am to 12pm||Kylie Kennaugh||Brian Daniel|
|16 August||Gnarabup||White Elephant||10am to 12pm||Tracey Muir||David Binks|
Community Insight Sessions
The purpose of the Community Insight Sessions is to encourage Community Groups within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to engage with Council.
Community Insight Sessions are an informal networking opportunity, where Community Groups are welcome to present information relevant to Council, which may include:
- Purpose and intention of their organisation
- Key projects and/or events undertaken by the group/ organisation
- Impact of the group/organisation within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River
- Key issues or challenges facing the group/organisation.
Important note: Community Insight Sessions are not an opportunity to lobby for Shire funding. Community Groups seeking funding are encouraged to review the Shire Grants Program page and apply for funding.
Community Insight Session Guidelines
Welcome to our Community Insight Sessions. While these aren't formal Council meetings, they're conducted in line with the Local Government Act of 1995.
Here are the key elements:
- Opening remarks: A quick introduction by the Shire President or Deputy to set the session's objectives
- Duration: Each session lasts no more than 2 hours and may include a shared meal
- Community group input: An opportunity for community groups to present relevant information
- Council updates: Councillors may share updates on recent or upcoming decisions relevant to community groups
- Format flexibility: The Shire President or Deputy may adjust the session’s agenda as needed
- Informality: These sessions are casual and will not be officially minuted
- Open access: All members of the public are welcome to attend.
We look forward to your active participation and hearing your community insights.