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Seniors Staying Connected: Fun, Games, and Laughter at the Shire of
Posted 29 February 2024 Seniors Staying Connected: Fun, Games, and Laughter at the Shire of Coolgardie

Laughter, sharing stories, bringing joy, having fun and an opportunity to come along and have a chat with seniors within the community. This is what the Shire of Coolgardie Seniors Staying Connected fortnightly program is all about.

Kambalda's Mixed Touch Rugby Team Rises to the Occasion!
Posted 29 February 2024 Kambalda's Mixed Touch Rugby Team Rises to the Occasion!

Kambalda's sporting scene just got a whole lot more exciting with the rise of SOC COOL1, a touch rugby team made up of local kids aged 13 to 15 .

Kambalda Community Garden Blossoms into Reality Thanks to Dedicated
Posted 28 February 2024 Kambalda Community Garden Blossoms into Reality Thanks to Dedicated Residents and Shire Support.

In a transformative collaboration between passionate community members and the local Shire, the Kambalda Community is proud to announce the establishment of the Kambalda Community Garden, a vibrant hub aimed at fostering community spirit and sustainable living.

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Small Business Sundowner Sparks Growth and
Posted 23 February 2024 Empowering Entrepreneurs: Small Business Sundowner Sparks Growth and Collaboration in Coolgardie

What an incredible evening of learning and networking. Our small business sundowner held in Coolgardie was a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow local business owners and tap into the wealth of knowledge shared by the KBCCI and GEDC. 

Sweet Memories: Pancake Day Delight at Kambalda Community Recreation
Posted 22 February 2024 Sweet Memories: Pancake Day Delight at Kambalda Community Recreation Facility

If you were at the Kambalda Community Recreation Facility on Pancake Day Wednesday the 14, February, you would have smelt the smell of delicious pancakes in the air.

Empowering Coolgardie Seniors: Building Bushfire Resilience Through
Posted 21 February 2024 Empowering Coolgardie Seniors: Building Bushfire Resilience Through Community Awareness

In a commendable initiative to enhance bushfire resilience, the Coolgardie Community Recreation Facility hosted a  bushfire awareness session on February 12, 2023.

Community Pool Fitness Classes Extended and Free of Charge!
Posted 16 February 2024 Community Pool Fitness Classes Extended and Free of Charge!

Exciting news for fitness enthusiasts in the Shire of Coolgardie and Kambalda! Aqua Classes have been extended and the best part? Entry is absolutely free for anyone aged 16 and above!

Valentine's Delight: Crafting Fun at the Kambalda Community Library
Posted 16 February 2024 Valentine's Delight: Crafting Fun at the Kambalda Community Library

Last week, the Kambalda community library hosted a delightful event that left kids buzzing with excitement.

Lifeguard Collaboration Enhances Safety and Employs Local Youth in Kambalda
Posted 13 February 2024 Lifeguard Collaboration Enhances Safety and Employs Local Youth in Kambalda

In a heartening display of community collaboration and proactive safety measures, the Royal Life Saving Western Australia (RLSWA), Kambalda WDHS, and the Shire of Coolgardie have joined forces to bolster lifeguard services at the Kambalda Aquatic Facility.

Seniors Soak Up Sunshine at Kambalda Aquatic Facility
Posted 09 February 2024 Seniors Soak Up Sunshine at Kambalda Aquatic Facility

What a lovely day it was for our 15 Seniors, that participated in the Shire's Seniors Staying Connected program.

Kambalda School Holiday Program entertains
Posted 02 February 2024 Kambalda School Holiday Program entertains

This January 2024 school holidays at the Kambalda Community Recreation Facility consisted of lots of different fun crafts, board games and movies.

Australian Flag inspires local kids
Posted 01 February 2024 Australian Flag inspires local kids

On Wednesday 24, January the Shire of Coolgardie held an Australia Day Crafter-noon. Parents brought their kids down to the Kambalda Community Library to paint and decorate Australian flags to be displayed on Australia Da

Seniors Brush up on Bushfire Awareness
Posted 23 January 2024 Seniors Brush up on Bushfire Awareness

In a recent session held at the Kambalda Community Recreation Facility, our senior citizens gathered for a crucial bushfire awareness presentation.

Coolgaride Adventure: Inter-town Holiday Fun for Kids
Posted 17 January 2024 Coolgaride Adventure: Inter-town Holiday Fun for Kids

The Inter-town Holiday Program treated 5-12-year-old children from Kambalda and Coolgardie to an exciting day out in Coolgardie. A bus ride took them to three fantastic destinations – Coolgardie Mini Golf, the local museum, and the Coolgardie pool.

We want to hear from you!
Posted 12 January 2024 We want to hear from you!

The Shire of Coolgardie is proud to release its biennial Community Survey.  The results of the Community Survey 2024 will be used to ensure that the needs and expectations of the community are being met by Shire services and facilities.

Light up the Shire of Coolgardie!
Posted 08 December 2023 Light up the Shire of Coolgardie!

Hey Shire residents, Guess what? This Christmas, we're doing something totally awesome—introducing our very first Christmas Lights Trail Map, and we want YOU to be a part of it!

Kambalda Youth Centre Pilot Project Survey
Posted 06 December 2023 Kambalda Youth Centre Pilot Project Survey

Are you 12 to 17 years of age? We want to hear your views!

Joyful Festivities at the Seniors Christmas Luncheon
Posted 23 November 2023 Joyful Festivities at the Seniors Christmas Luncheon

Today, in the Shire of Coolgardie, we gathered with seniors from Coolgardie, Kambalda, and Norseman for a heartwarming Seniors Christmas Luncheon. It was a day filled with joy, laughter, and the spirit of Christmas, made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.

Coolgardie gets creepy for Halloween
Posted 09 November 2023 Coolgardie gets creepy for Halloween

On the 27th of October we got spooky with a Halloween themed arts and activity session at the Coolgardie Rec Centre full of fun and snacks.

Curtin University and Shire of Coolgardie Forge Groundbreaking Partnership
Posted 07 November 2023 Curtin University and Shire of Coolgardie Forge Groundbreaking Partnership

The Shire of Coolgardie has today inked an historic collaboration with Curtin University, a global leader in high-impact research, innovative education, and pioneering industry partnerships.

Shire of Coolgardie Australia Day Awards 2024
Posted 07 November 2023 Shire of Coolgardie Australia Day Awards 2024

Congratulations on 5 years Service Kat!
Posted 26 October 2023 Congratulations on 5 years Service Kat!

Congratulations to our Tourism and Heritage Coordinator Kat Fox on 5 years of service with the Shire of Coolgardie at the Coolgardie Visitors Centre.

Coolgardie Library refreshed every month
Posted 23 October 2023 Coolgardie Library refreshed every month

Are you an avid reader or a movie enthusiast? If so, you're in for a treat at the Coolgardie Library! Every month, our library receives a fresh infusion of literary and cinematic delights that you won't want to miss

Coolgardie goes Blue for Mental Health
Posted 11 October 2023 Coolgardie goes Blue for Mental Health

Today, the Coolgardie community came together at the Coolgardie Community Recreation Centre for the Big Blue Table event, celebrating Mental Health Month this October.

Shire kids spring into the holidays!
Posted 06 October 2023 Shire kids spring into the holidays!

As the sun sets on the school holidays, we’re filled with gratitude for the incredible adventures that unfolded during this special time.

A Father's Day to remember in Coolgardie
Posted 13 September 2023 A Father's Day to remember in Coolgardie

Father's Day in Coolgardie was a resounding success, filled with joy and enthusiasm, thanks to everyone’s participation. In a gesture of appreciation for Fathers and Father figures, the center hosted not one, but two special events that brought families together from all corners of Coolgardie.

Shire of Coolgardie Unveils Exciting New 0-6 Playground
Posted 07 September 2023 Shire of Coolgardie Unveils Exciting New 0-6 Playground

The Shire of Coolgardie is thrilled to announce the opening of a brand new 0-6 age group playground located at Barnes Drive, Kambalda West. This playground is a testament to the Shire's commitment to fostering community growth and engagement through innovative projects and partnerships.

Coolgardie comes alive with literature for Book Week
Posted 24 August 2023 Coolgardie comes alive with literature for Book Week

The Coolgardie Recreate and Community came alive with excitement as Kalgoorlie author Cheryl Davies, took centre stage for captivating story time sessions that left young minds in awe.

Liquid Gold in Coolgardie
Posted 10 August 2023 Liquid Gold in Coolgardie

Fresh water was an immediate problem for communities living in the Goldfields in the late 1800s.  Rainfall was unreliable, the underground water was saline and transporting water over vast distances was extremely difficult.

Gold is discovered and Coolgardie is born
Posted 08 August 2023 Gold is discovered and Coolgardie is born

Gold was first found in Coolgardie in September 1892 by explorer / prospector duo William Ford and Arthur Bayley. Staking their claim, Bayley rode back to Southern Cross and reported their find to the resident mining warden John Michael Finnerty with 554 ounces of precious gold in his hands.

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