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.
Asbestos Awareness Month
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Section 3.50 Local Government Act 1995
The Shire of Coolgardie, resolved to close certain thoroughfares, in accordance with Section 3.50 of the Local Government Act 1995:
Road Closure with Bypass Lane for Permitted Heavy Haulage and Local Traffic Only.
Carins and Coolgardie North Road- Full intersection Reconstruction
Road closure on Coolgardie North Road 10 meters past Jaurdi Hills road.
Start Date: 24 September 2015
Estimated Completion Date: 18 December 2015
Chief Executive Officer
posted 16 September 2015
Eddy Grant Tin Collection
View the collection now at the Pharmacy Museum on Bayley Street Coolgardie. For more information see the Community Information page or call Sandra Donkin on 9080 2111
posted 27 July 2015
Australian Red Cross : Emergency Relief
Appointments in Coolgardie on Monday's 1pm - 2pm
Appointments in Kambalda on Monday's 10am - 11.30am
For more information view flyers on our Community Information page
COOLGARDIE IS RV FRIENDLY
The Shire of Coolgardie are pleased to advise that Coolgardie and Kambalda are RV Friendly towns.
Effective from 0820 hrs (8.20am) 24 November 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
Bush Fire Season commences from 1 November and continues through to 30 April each year.
Bush Fire Act
Under Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, everyone is required on or before the first day of November 2015 or within fourteen days of your becoming an owner or occupier of land should this be after this day to clear all firebreaks and remove flammable materials from the land owned or occupied by you as specified hereunder and to have the specified land and firebreaks clear of all flammable materials from the first day of November 2015 up to the thirtieth day of April 2016.
Residents within the Shire of Coolgardie who have been issued correspondence regarding this matter and have not responded within the allocated time frame, your properties will be removed of flammable material as per the bush fire Act 1954 and charges for this service will be allocated to your property.
The penalty for failing to comply with the Bush Fires Act 1954 is a fine of $5000.00 and a person in default is also liable whether prosecuted or not to pay the cost of performing the work required to be done.
For further information visit the website www.dfes.wa.gov.au or Ranger Services phone: 9080 2111
Chief Executive Officer
To view current fire warnings please view the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Alerts and Warnings webpage.