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.


Changes to WIN TV as of 1 July 2016

For more information regarding the changes to the television channels please view at the link below.

 

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Kambalda Goat Situation Update

The restraints the Local Government Act imposes on the Shire indicates the Shire has no jurisdiction to assist in the removal of the goats. Please see below an extract from the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960 as to what you can do in relation to the Feral Goat issues you have;

480.      Trespassing goats, pigs and poultry, destruction of

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      (2)     Where the owner or a person in charge of enclosed land —

                   (a)     has given notice in writing to the owner of goats, pigs, birds, or poultry, of his intention to destroy goats, pigs, birds or poultry found trespassing on the land, he may kill by any means, except by the use of poison, goats, pigs, birds or poultry, which are the property of the owner to whom he has given the notice and which he finds trespassing on the land; or

                   (b)     has advertised twice in 2 or more newspapers published in the State and circulating in the locality his intention to destroy goats, pigs, birds or poultry found trespassing on the land, he may kill by any means except by the use of poison, goats, pigs, birds or poultry found trespassing on the land;

               and, if not sooner claimed by the owner of the animal or bird, may 6 hours after killing it remove, bury, or destroy its carcass.

Even though the Shire is restricted the Local Government Act, we have hosted a meeting with representatives from Woolabar Station , BHP and St Ives regarding the feral goat problem within the Kambalda town site, the outcome from this meeting was the local station owner will be given access to the mining leases to eradicate the goats. This may take 2 months for the eradication of the goats to be complete.

If there are any further questions regarding the goats then please call Jill O’Brien Manger of Recreation and Regulatory Services -phone 9080 2111 or email mail@coolgardie.wa.gov.au


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.

RV Friendly Town  Campervan Motorhome Club


ROAD CONDITIONS:

Effective from 8.15 am,  21 July 2016 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


FIRE CONTROL

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

Paul Webb

Chief Executive Officer

To view current fire warnings please view the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Alerts and Warnings webpage.