Public Notice

Shire of Coolgardie - Local Planning Scheme No. 5 Amendment No.1 Available for Inspection

Notice is hereby given that the local government of the Shire of Coolgardie has prepared the abovementioned planning scheme amendment for the purpose of: -

 Modifying the use class permissibility in the Rural Residential Zone as follows

Use Class



Workers Accommodation



Aged Person






Industry Cottage



Restaurant / Café



Insert additional development provisions under clause 32 of the Scheme comprising the follows:

  1. All workforce accommodation, whether designed as permanent or temporary structures, shall be regarded as residential development and is subject to the requirements of the R-Codes.
  2. Except in the Residential zone, the requirements of the R-Codes may be varied for workforce accommodation by the local government provided adequate justification for the variation is submitted by the proponents of the accommodation and the local government considers the variation appropriate.
  • Development applications for workforce accommodation within areas outside the Workforce Accommodation zone, shall be accompanied by information and plans indicating, to the local government’s satisfaction, how the development and use contributes to the amenity of the townsite.
  • Development applications for temporary structures to provide workforce accommodation shall be accompanied to the local government’s satisfaction by information and plans indicating how and when the development will be removed and the site rehabilitated.


Plans and documents setting out and explaining the scheme amendment have been deposited at the Shire Offices and will be open for inspection during office hours up to and including 31 July 2018.

Submission on the planning scheme amendment may be lodged in writing and should include the amendment number, the property affected and details of the submission and lodged with the undersigned on or before 31 July 2018 via the following methods

 emailing to:

  • posted to: Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Coolgardie,

                        PO Box 138, Kambalda WA 6442


Extraordinary Election - One Vacancy

Call for Nominations

Extraordinary Election – One Vacancy

21 July 2018

Nominations Close 4pm Thursday 14 June 2018

Returning Officer: James Trail

Tel: 9080 2111 Fax: 9027 3125


Nominations are called for one vacancy for the office of Councillor in the Shire of Coolgardie; the vacancy term is expiring 2021.

Nomination Time and Place

  • Nomination for vacancy open on Thursday, 7 June 2018
  • Nomination must be lodged by 4.00pm, Thursday, 14 June 2018

Nomination must be lodged with the Returning Officer during office hours by appointment for the above-mentioned period at the Kambalda Office, Irish Mulga Drive, Kambalda 6442, or Coolgardie Administration Office, Bayley Street, Coolgardie 6429.

Nomination Requirements

Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:

  • A completed nomination in the prescribed form signed and witnessed. This form will be available from Thursday 7 June 2018 in the Kambalda and Coolgardie Recreation centers.
  • A single A4 page profile containing not more than 150 words of biographical information about the proposed candidate and statements of the candidate’s policies or beliefs.
  • A nomination deposit of $80 (cash, or postal order, or bank cheque subject to Returning Officer approval).
  • A recent passport-sized photograph of the candidate (optional).

Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written authorisation signed by the candidate.

The documents may be hand delivered, posted, emailed or faxed to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.

Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates in the elections listed below can be obtained by contacting your Local Government office.

Shire Community Workshop 

Notice is hereby given of the Shire of Coolgardie’s intention to hold a Community Workshop on:

Tuesday, 12th June 2018
Kambalda Recreation Centre
Commencing 6.30pm

Wednesday, 13th June 2018
Coolgardie Recreation Centre
Commencing 6.30 pm

Topics to be discussed at Workshop:

  • Community Strategic Plan 2018
  • Long Term Financial Plan 2018
  • Update Kambalda Swimming Pool
  • Update Medical Services Kambalda and Coolgardie

Further information may be obtained from Mr James Trail, Chief Executive Officer on 9080 2111.

Australian Red Cross : Emergency Relief

Appointments in Coolgardie on Monday's 1pm - 2pm

Appointments in Kambalda on Monday's 10am - 11.30am

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 2017 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 here under and to have the specified land and firebreaks clear of all flammable materials from the first day of November 2017 up to the thirty first day of March 2018.

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 or Ranger Services phone: 9080 2111

James Trail
Chief Executive Officer

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