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Williams Bridge

Clearing works have started in preparation for the upgrade of the Williams bridges; for further info please follow the link below: https://project.mainroads.wa.gov.au/home/regional/south/Pages/williamsbridge.aspx

Public Notice - Amendment to Fees & Charges - Commercial Bulk Recycling Bins

Under section 6.19 of the Local Government Act 1995, notice is hereby given with respect of the intention of the Shire of Williams introducing an amendment to the Commercial Bulk Recycling Bin fees and charges, effective 1st December 2017 to the following:

  • Commercial Bulk Recycling Bin (3.0m3) at $632 per annum
  • Commercial Bulk Recycling Bin (4.5m3) at $895 per annum.

For more information please contact the Chief Executive Officer, Geoff McKeown at the Shire Office.

 Are you Bushfire Ready?

Residents living in or near bushland are reminded not to rely on public water supplies if they plan to stay and defend their homes during a bushfire.

If you plan to stay and defend your home you must have an INDEPENDENT water supply and pumping capability. Scheme water may not be available due to damaged infrastructure, extreme demand depleting supply and pressure, or a cut to power which is used to pump water.

We have made our own preparations for the 2017-18 bushfire season by readying equipment and systems to cope with extreme conditions. Despite these efforts, it is likely there will be a reduction in water pressure, and scheme water supply tanks may run empty in the event of fire. 

For more information about preparing a bushfire survival plan and what you will need to actively defend your home, visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website www.emergency.wa.gov.au/prepare

A message from the Department of Water

The Department of Water has advised people in bushfire prone areas with bores and access to surface water that they can take and store water to support bushfire plans. 

For more information on how the Department of Water’s rules support bushfire preparedness, visit www.water.wa.gov.au/fireplanning

Pool Now Open

The Williams Swimming Pool is now open!  
For the 2017/18 pool season, which started on Thursday 2nd November 2017, the pool will be closed on WEDNESDAYS and open all other days of the week.
For more information, please visit our pool page.

 Prohibited Burning Period

 Residents are reminded that the Prohibited Burning season commences on the 1st November. All residents and ratepayers have been posted the Annual Fire Newsletter that has relevant fire season information. If you did not receive one, they are available at the Shire office.

Reminder to town residents: properties need to be cleaned up and made fire safe by 5th November. Inspections will be conducted and letters for non-compliance issued. 

Proposed Amendments to Approved Caltex Service Station, Albany Hwy

An application for redevelopment of the Caltex Service Station site was approved by a Development Assessment Panel (‘DAP’) on the 24 February 2017.   

The applicant lodged a DAP Form 2 Application for Amendment of the Development Assessment Panel determination. The applicant has lodged revised plans on the 25 October 2017 which are downloadable here.

Written submissions should be lodged to the Shire of Williams, PO Box 96, Williams WA 6391 by the
13 November 2017. Please note that the Development Assessment Panel will only consider the proposed changes to the application. 

Council Election Result

Congratulation to Jarrad Logie, Simon Harding, Alex Watt and Robert Baker on their election to Council at the recent Local Government Elections.

Saturday saw a voter turnout of 241 (including early votes), representing 33.2% of enrolled electors. For further details of the count please refer to the Shire's notice board outside the Council Chambers.

Council's thanks and appreciation are extended to our retiring Councillors Richard Johnstone, Peter Paterson and David Earnshaw for their commitment and contributions to the community.

Freedom of Information Statement

The Shire of Williams is required to publish annually a Freedom of Information Statement, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1992, Part 5, Section 94. 

            The Information Statement must describe: 

  • the agency’s structure and functions;
  • how the agency’s functions affect the public;
  • how the public may participate in agency policy development;
  • the kinds of documents the agency holds: and
  • how members of the public may access and amend agency documents.           

This document is current as at the 30th June 2017.

You can find the statement via 'Your Council', then 'Freedom of Information' or by clicking here

Jam Tree Lane Units Officially Opened

The Shire of Williams was proud to host an official opening on Friday 24th February of the 7 independent living aged units and public open space. Around 30 invited guests and community members attended the function held in the public open space. Local MP ‘Tuck’ Waldron had the official duties, together with the Shire President, John Cowcher. The Shire secured a total of $2.1m of Royalties for Regions funding to deliver this project for the community of Williams, especially focused on retaining the older members of our community for as long as possible, in purpose built, dedicated homes. 

 Opening of Jam Tree Lane UnitsWilliams CEO Geoff McKeown, EDO Heidi Cowcher, former CEO Ryan Duff and Shire President John Cowcher

Aged Housing Project

The Shire of Williams was featured in a short promotional video for the Department of Regional Development on the funding that was secured from the Royalties for Regions Growing our South funding. The project is the independent living housing project that has seen the construction of 7 units in Williams (50 across the project area of 7 local governments - all managed by the Shire of Williams and totaling over $18m investment over the last 7 years). Special thanks to the Williams local residents who agreed to be filmed as part of it.


Giant Numbat Project

To find out more about this exciting project and how you can be involved in creating a giant numbat play sculpture for Williams, click here.  

NBN Address Check

To find out whether you've got access to the NBN, click on the link below:


  Industrial Land

For details on industrial zoned blocks available in Williams, please visit http://www.landcorp.com.au/Industrial-and-Commercial/Williams-Industrial/