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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. 

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!

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Miner Modesto Varischetti defies all odds
Posted 08 August 2023 Miner Modesto Varischetti defies all odds

On March 19th 1907 a storm hit the Goldfields town of Bonnievale, some 12km north of Coolgardie. This storm bought with it a deluge of rain, which flooded the Bonnievale’s Westralia underground mine where 160 men were working. All but one of these men reached the surface safely, Varischetti’s fellow workers assumed him dead until, once the rain had stopped, they entered the mine to assess the damage caused by flooding and the debris washed in with the water. Upon hearing tapping noises below they were amazed to realise Charlie was still alive, trapped in an air pocket below 50 feet of water. And so begun the rescue of Modesto “Charlie” Varischetti.

Shire of Coolgardie CEO & Shire President lobby for our communities
Posted 03 August 2023 Shire of Coolgardie CEO & Shire President lobby for our communities

The WA Government continues to reach a number of regional communities each year and last week WA Ministers and their staff descended on the Goldfields to participate in both formal and informal consultations and site visits in our region.

Shire of Coolgardie: Enhancing Community Well-being and Affordability
Posted 20 July 2023 Shire of Coolgardie: Enhancing Community Well-being and Affordability

The Shire of Coolgardie is thrilled to announce several initiatives aimed at enhancing community well-being and affordability. With a strong focus on providing essential services and promoting inclusivity, these measures will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the lives of residents. 

Shire of Coolgardie Presents 2023/2024 Budget: Addressing Rising Costs
Posted 20 July 2023 Shire of Coolgardie Presents 2023/2024 Budget: Addressing Rising Costs and Generating Revenue

Founder of Australian Advetiser memorialised in Coolgardie
Posted 13 July 2023 Founder of Australian Advetiser memorialised in Coolgardie

In a remarkable tale of ancestry and historical discovery, the relatives of Lancel Victor De Hamel (1849-1894) have visited the Coolgardie cemetery to see the installation of a memorial stone on his grave in recognition of his life.

We welcome two new Doctors to the Shire of Coolgardie
Posted 12 July 2023 We welcome two new Doctors to the Shire of Coolgardie

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of two exceptional doctors to the St John General Practice in Kambalda. Dr Tim Taulke-Johnson and Dr Palaniyappah Suresh bring with them a wealth of experience, expertise, and a genuine commitment to providing the best possible care to their Kambalda patients. 

Student jumps leaps and bounds at the Shire of Coolgardie
Posted 05 July 2023 Student jumps leaps and bounds at the Shire of Coolgardie

Kasey Turner has quickly progressed from Administration Trainee to Executive Assistant in her short 15 months of working at the Shire of Coolgardie all while completing a Certificate III Business through Central Regional TAFE.

Coolgardie Community Shine a purple light on domestic violence
Posted 30 June 2023 Coolgardie Community Shine a purple light on domestic violence

The Coolgardie Community Recreation Centre and gratefully the wider community of the Shire of Coolgardie are now proud owners of a Purple Bench.

State Tourism Delegates Visit Coolgardie
Posted 29 June 2023 State Tourism Delegates Visit Coolgardie

During the State Tourism Conference held in Kalgoorlie Boulder in May, delegates from Visitors Centres and tourism businesses around WA had the opportunity to visit Coolgardie on a coach tour. 

Coolgardie Resource Centre Immerses Children in Dinosaur Delight
Posted 09 June 2023 Coolgardie Resource Centre Immerses Children in Dinosaur Delight

Breaking Barriers: Introducing Communication Boards for Nonverbal Children
Posted 02 June 2023 Breaking Barriers: Introducing Communication Boards for Nonverbal Children

At the Shire of Coolgardie, we believe in a community where everyone's voice is heard, regardless of their ability to speak.

“Change Makers”  Sundowner Thanks Volunteers In Coolgardie
Posted 28 May 2023 “Change Makers” Sundowner Thanks Volunteers In Coolgardie

The Shire of Coolgardie celebrated the invaluable contributions of its dedicated Coolgardie volunteers at a special event held on May 17th at the Coolgardie Community Recreation Centre.

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