Welcome to the Shire of Coolgardie
The Shire of Coolgardie encompasses an area of 30,400km2 and included the towns of Coolgardie, Kambalda, Widgiemooltha and Kurrawang. With the majority of the population residing between Coolgardie and Kambalda the Shires motto is ‘Two Hearts, One Soul’
Coolgardie was the first settlement of the WA Goldfields and bears the name ‘Mother of the Goldfields’. Many historic buildings remain and Coolgardie is a fantastic tourist destination
Kambalda is Australia’s original ‘Nickeltown’ with large deposits of Nickel being mined since 1966. Kambalda has much to offer visitors and residents alike.
Celebrated for the Gold and Nickel discoveries in Coolgardie and Kambalda, the mining industry plays an important role in our community with more than 20 companies operating throughout the Shire at the cutting edge of mining innovation, creating career opportunities for the entire community.
Christmas Lights Competition Winners
In December 2014 the Kambalda and Coolgardie Community Resource Centres in conjunction with the Shire of Coolgardie hosted the annual Christmas Lights competition.
Those of you who had the opportunity to drive around the towns will agree that there were some amazing lights displayed. It was impressive to see that people in our twin towns were so creative with their light displays.
Congratulations to our winners:
1st Leanne Ward
2nd Stephen Basley and Jean Farrell
3rd Barry Johnston and Bianca Turfrey
1st Kylie Harris
2nd Peter Jenner
3rd Paddy Mullins
Thank you to all those who entered and for supporting this activity and we look forward to seeing the 2015 Christmas Lights displays.
The youth of the Coolgardie shire are invited to complete our Youth survey. Have your say now! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G8837RJ
Effective from 08.30 hrs (8.30am) Friday 16 January 2015 the status of roads throughout the district of the Shire of Coolgardie are as follows:
Coolgardie North Road ........OPEN
Victoria Rocks Road............. OPEN
Binneringie Road .................. OPEN
Holland Track ...................... OPEN - Refer to D.E.C.
Jaurdi Hills Road ................. OPEN
CarIns Road ........................... OPEN
BURRA ROCKS ROAD ................. OPEN
LADY LOCH / NAPEAN ROADS ... OPEN
For more information on road reports within the Shire of Coolgardie please contact The Shire on 9080 2111 or Main Roads on 9080 1400 or view the Main Roads Alerts webpage
THE DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES HAVE IMPOSED A TOTAL FIRE BAN FOR MONDAY 19 JANUARY 2015.
For Further information please contact DFES or check theire website via the below link.
Bush Fire Season commences from 1 November and continues through to 30 April each year.
To view current fire warnings please view the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Alerts and Warnings webpage.