Bridge Works Updates

 

Please see below list of the traffic management & business impacts for the next two weeks, including weekends (Commencing 25/11/2019).

 

  • A lane closure and temporary traffic signals are in place from the Pinjarra-Williams Road intersection to Brooking Street with single lane traffic on Albany Highway;
  • Gravel road and loose surface on Albany Highway from Pinjarra-Williams Road intersection to the temporary bridges;
  • At times traffic controllers and single lane traffic will be in place on at the intersection of Albany Highway, Pinjarra-Williams Road & Williams Street, including periods of night shift traffic control for bitumen primer curing;
  • The New Street intersection with Albany Highway is closed to all vehicles. Access to the Williams townsite is via the Richardson Street or Brooking Street detours;
  • On street parking is closed from Brooking Street to the Williams Hotel. Vehicle parking is available on Brooking Street or New Street via detour;
  • Vehicle access and parking for the Post Office is available on Brooking Street;
  • Vehicle access to the Millbrook Homestead via the driveway on Albany Highway opposite New Street is closed. Vehicle access to Millbrook is via the northern entrance to the newly constructed parking bay opposite the Williams Woolshed;
  • Vehicle access to Elders via Albany Highway is closed. Vehicle access and parking for Elders is available from New Street or the laneway, accessed via detour from Brooking Street and Growse Street;
  • Vehicle access to the Pharmacy via Albany Highway is closed. Vehicle access and parking for the Pharmacy is available from New Street, accessed via detour from Brooking Street and Growse Street;
  • Vehicle access to the Rainbow Café via Albany Highway is closed. During this time access to the Rainbow Café will be via the Brooking Street detour onto New Street. The driveway will be reopened during business hours once the road pavement is brought back to level;
  • Williams Hotel northern Albany Highway driveway is closed. Vehicle access to the Hotel is via the southern driveway until 9pm daily. After 9pm and prior to 7am there is no access from Albany Highway. Access to the Hotel during these hours is via Growse St at the rear;
  • Bridge Roadhouse southern driveway is closed. Vehicle access to the Roadhouse is via the northern driveway, with no exit onto Albany Highway after 9pm daily;
  • The Lions Park Carpark is open from 7am to 5pm daily, with the carpark closed to all vehicles outside these hours;
  • The parking bay opposite Caltex on the western side of the highway is currently under construction and no stopping is permitted in this location.
  • The footpath over Bridge 25A is now open under an interim layout. A temporary footpath has been installed between the Bridge Roadhouse and the intersection of Pinjarra Williams Road & Albany Highway including to Lions Park. Pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to take care and walk/ride to conditions;
  • There are no lines marked on the new surfacing on Albany Highway from the north of town to the south, with traffic management and temporary pavement markers installed to delineate the traffic lanes.

 

Your safety is our concern please be aware of any signage changes.


Extraordinary Election

The Shire of Williams is again calling for nominations for the up and coming extraordinary election.

If you have been thinking about joining our Council for a while,now is the time to ACT!!!

Nominations Open 4th December 2019

Close - 4:00pm 11th December 2019

You can download the forms below or call into the Shire Offices for an information package.

For further information please contact Geoff McKeown at ceo@williams.wa.gov.au or 9885 1005.

/Profiles/williams/Assets/ClientData/Candidate_Information_extraordinary.pdf

/Profiles/williams/Assets/ClientData/LG08_Nomination_for_election_by_candidate.pdf

/Profiles/williams/Assets/ClientData/LG09_Nomination_for_election_by_agent.pdf 

/Profiles/williams/Assets/ClientData/LG09A-Disclosure_of_gifts_1__1_.pdf

/Profiles/williams/Assets/ClientData/LG18_Appointment_of_Scrutineer.pdf


Community Perceptions Survey 

Thank you to everybody who completed the Shire of Williams Community Perceptions Survey. We received some fantastic feedback to give direction for the review of the Strategic Plan. You can view the results of the Community Perceptions Survey at:

/Profiles/williams/Assets/ClientData/strategic_planning_survey_-_results.pdf


PROHIBITED BURNING PERIOD  

Please be aware that from the 1st November, burning is prohibited.

That means NO BURNING AND NO FIRES please.


Williams Bridge Replacement Update  (28/10/19) 

Below is the traffic management and business impacts for two weeks commencing 28/10/2019:

 

  • A lane closure and temporary traffic signals are in place from the Pinjarra-Williams Road intersection to Brooking Street with single lane traffic on Albany Highway;
  • The New Street intersection with Albany Highway is closed to all vehicles. Access to the Williams townsite is via the Richardson Street or Brooking Street detours;
  • On street parking is closed from Brooking Street to the Williams Hotel. Vehicle parking is available on Brooking Street or New Street via detour;
  • Vehicle access and parking for the Post Office is available on Brooking Street;
  • Vehicle access to the Millbrook Homestead via the driveway on Albany Highway opposite New Street is closed. Vehicle access to Millbrook is via the northern entrance to the newly constructed parking bay opposite the Williams Woolshed;
  • Vehicle access to Elders via Albany Highway is closed. Vehicle access and parking for Elders is available from New Street or the laneway, accessed via detour from Brooking Street and Growse Street;
  • Vehicle access to the Pharmacy via Albany Highway is closed. Vehicle access and parking for the Pharmacy is available from New Street, accessed via detour from Brooking Street and Growse Street;
  • Vehicle access to the Rainbow Café via Albany Highway is open during business hours, with the access via New Street also available from the Brooking Street detour. After hours vehicle access and parking for the Café is available from New Street, accessed via detour from Brooking Street and Growse Street. The reconstruction of the Albany Highway southbound lane will commence next week and there will be a period of 3-5 days where there will be no access available from Albany Highway. During this time access to the Rainbow Café will be via the Brooking Street detour onto New Street;
  • Williams Hotel northern Albany Highway driveway is closed. Vehicle access to the Hotel is via the southern driveway until 9pm daily. After 9pm and prior to 7am there is no access from Albany Highway. Access to the Hotel during these hours is via Growse St at the rear;
  • Bridge Roadhouse southern driveway is closed. Vehicle access to the Roadhouse is via the northern driveway, with no exit onto Albany Highway after 9pm daily;
  • The Lions Park Carpark is open from 7am to 5pm daily, with the carpark closed to all vehicles outside these hours;
  • The parking bay opposite Caltex on the western side of the highway is currently under construction and no stopping is permitted in this location.
  • A temporary footpath has been installed between the Bridge Roadhouse and the intersection of Pinjarra Williams Road & Albany Highway. Pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to take care and walk/ride to conditions;
  • There are no lines marked on the new surfacing on Albany Highway from the north of town to the south, with traffic management and temporary pavement markers installed to delineate the traffic lanes. 

We would like to announce a new initiative that the Shire of Williams will be introducing in the coming months and continuing well into the future to support the development of the Williams community.

The live local love local campaign

Our aim at the Shire of Williams is to continuously support projects that will benefit our community. 
In doing so, we have come up with a new mission to further support local community clubs, groups and committees.

Do you live in the Shire of Williams?
Want to see our community develop and prosper?
Are you part of a local group/committee/club that would benefit from a little extra funding? 

Each year the Shire of Williams will aim to fund local projects, in doing so, bringing Williams together as a community. To achieve this, we will be doing various campaigns to support our mission. 

These campaigns will be focusing on 
living local, loving local and supporting local 

Interested in applying for a grant?
How do you apply?
Here’s how …

Each year any local group, club or committee is able to apply through the Shire for a live local love local grant to help support a project of their choice, whether it be your building is in need of a good old revamp and some TLC or your in need of some new equipment or tools to further develop your association. 

Tell us why you deserve the grant and how it will better our community and benefit our people and we would love to help

Do you have any ideas you’d love to see turn into a reality?
Do you have any general queries or would like a little extra information? 
Contact Kim Walsh or Britt Logie at the Shire office. 


Lease of Lot 9000 Albany Highway 

The Williams Bowling Club has written to the Shire seeking a three (3) year extension to the lease of vacant land at Lot 9000 Albany Highway. 

It uses the land for cropping and grazing purposes to assist with fundraising to go towards its self-supporting loan and other projects. 

Before Council makes a decision on this request it would like to know if there are any other community groups or sporting clubs in Williams that would like to be considered in this matter. 

Please contact the Shire by Friday, 8 November 2019 if you wish to register an interest. 


The Shire of Williams wish to express their deepest

condolences to the Lavender and Gillett families on the passing of 2 great men. 

Ray Lavender and Ron Gillett.


Extraordinary Election

As a result of not filling all the vacancies at the recent Local Government Election, the Shire will be having an Extraordinary Election for (1) vacancy. 

The date of the election is the 17th January 2020

In the lead up to that date a new Electoral Roll will be prepared. 

Everyone is encouraged to check and update if necessary, their electoral details. 

In coming weeks there will be advertising for the formal process of doing this. 

In the meantime, if you are a resident of the Shire of Williams and haven’t updated your enrolment with the WA Electoral Commission you are encouraged to get a form from the post office or the WAEC and send it in.

Enrolments will be accepted up to Thursday 28th November 2019. 

If you are not a resident of the Shire but you own or occupy property in the Shire you are eligible to be included on a roll for the election, but you must apply to the Shire. 

If this is your situation please contact the Shire for an enrolment form. 

It is important that we have everyone who is eligible to be a candidate, or vote at the election, to be on the Electoral Roll.

For more information please contact the Shire Office.


Heavy Vehicles to Properties

The Shire is concerned about heavy vehicles accessing properties where there is no approval to drive that type of vehicle on the road.

Under a permit system Transport Operators should know roads they can use. If they ignore this there are consequences.

Property owners, stock agents and anyone requesting a service from a Transport Operator should be aware of the type of vehicle that is approved on the road to be used.

Main Roads has a mapping tool to assist https://mrwebapps.mainroads.wa.gov.au/hvsnetworkmap

The Shire seeks everyone’s cooperation to ensure trucks have legal access to the roads they use.


Swimming Pool Opening

The Williams swimming pool will open Friday 1st November. 

Monday                 12:00 – 7:00pm

Tuesday                  Closed

Wednesday           12:00 – 7:00pm

Thursday               12:00 – 7:00pm

Friday                    12:00 – 7:00pm

Sat / Sun               12:00 – 7:00pm 

Early morning swimming dates and times will be advised.


Fees & Charges 2019/2020

As of 01/07/2019, the Fees and Charges schedule for 2019/2020 will apply to all Council products and services. 

To see the updated schedule, click here.


Williams Lions Park

It is fantastic to see so many locals and visitors alike enjoying all the newly redeveloped Williams Lions Park has to offer. It would seem that the favourites are definitely the BBQs, the flying fox, Nahla the Numbat and the all-accessible swing. We have received overwhelming positive feedback on this Project. 

Residents will have noticed that now that the side track has been sealed for the Main Roads project, that they have allowed access to the temporary carpark making it easier to access the Park from town. Parking is still permitted on the trotting track if need be, however preference is for vehicles to park in the temporary carpark. At this stage, it is unknown what the start the for the bridge work will be, however, access to the temporary carpark and the Park will not be affected, as access has been designed into their proposed works. 

Planned as part of Council’s budget deliberations for 2019/2020 will be the implementation of an updated information board to replace the old one that was removed from the Park before works commenced. It is anticipated that this board will be built using timber from the old bridge to incorporate a bit of history into the project. 

The Lions Park redevelopment would not have been made possible without the generous support of our funding and community partners. It was their collective belief in the project that enabled the project to happen. Appreciation is extended to the community partners Ben & Angela Fowler and Bruce & Janine Taylor who donated all the boulders and timber to the project respectively. They were happy to donate the materials, and it is this generosity of our community that makes it a special place to live, work and play. 

Funding partners were: Building Better Regions Fund ($360k); Lotterywest ($200k); Newmont Boddington Gold ($50k); Department of Parks & Wildlife ($30k); Project Numbat ($26k) and South32/Worsley Alumina ($20k).


Williams Cemetery Upgrade

A small, but dedicated and hardworking ‘Friends of the Williams Cemetery’ group have been working on identifying the unmarked graves at the cemetery as well as reviewing and updating the Shire’s cemetery plan. The group consists of Marie Hardacre, Robin Reed, Manuela Lenehan, Moya Carne, Geoff McKeown and Tony Kett. They have visited other cemeteries to gather ideas for the Williams cemetery; have reviewed the plans and records of the burials; talked to local families about who they remember buried in the cemetery and updated the plans to reflect the new and more accurate information on the burials at the cemetery. 

Lately there has been much action at the cemetery, with Marie and Robin, together with Cathie Steicke, marking the unmarked graves with renewed gravel and plinths with plaques recognising the person (or persons in some cases) interred in the grave. 

A new niche wall has now been built. as well as a new demarcation to recognise the Aboriginal burial ground. 

Appreciation is extended to these community members who are working hard to improve the Williams Cemetery.


Williams Pool - Waterwise!

Due to its commitment to the Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program 2018 and ongoing water saving efforts the Williams Swimming Pool is now an accredited ‘Waterwise Aquatic Centre’. This is particularly important in view of WA's drying climate and rising population, so to promote the waterwise theme, here is the ‘shower song’ which encourages people to be in and out of the shower in less than the song (4 minutes):

https://www.watercorporation.com.au/showersong  Please click and enjoy.


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.           

You can find the statement via 'Your Council', then 'Freedom of Information'.


NBN Address Check

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

www.nbn.com.au/check-your-address


  Industrial Land

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