Shire Services - COVID-10 Pandemic Update  (26/03/2020)

Please be advised that due to the current pandemic of COVID-19, we as a Shire would like to reduce the risk to both our community and staff. The Shire of Williams has therefore implemented new servicing arrangements in line with social distancing restrictions.

Department of Transport

We ask that you limit visits into our office if you are able to process any licensing transactions at home via the internet or by contacting the Department of Transport directly on 13 11 56.

Please visit the Department of Transport website for all transactions that can be processed online:  https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/dotdirect/dotdirect.asp

If you need to attend a licensing site to process any Department of Transport transactions, we ask that you call our office ahead on 08 9885 1005.

Administration Services

Many of our services can be processed over the phone. We kindly ask that you limit visits into our office and call for all enquiries and we will assist as best we can. We can take payment over the phone via credit card for transactions or via bank transfer.

Please contact our office by calling 08 9885 1005 or via email to shire@williams.wa.gov.au

The safety and wellbeing of our community is imperative to us. We encourage everyone to stay at home and to stay up to date with current government health advice and restrictions.

We thank you for your co-operation and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. 


COVID-19 - Shire of Williams Update (23/3/2020)

In accordance with new restrictions in place to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) all gymnasium and sporting activities that take place in Shire facilities, such as the Williams Town Hall, Williams RSL Hall and Williams Sports Pavilion will need to be cancelled immediately.  The Williams Library and the Williams Community Resource Centre will also be ceasing non-essential business from 4pm today.

As the Shire of Williams takes the health and safety of our community seriously we have also made the decision to close the Williams Swimming Pool as of today, Monday 23rd March.

The Shire office will continue to operate during regular opening hours, but we urge you to reconsider visiting our office unless it is absolutely necessary.  Our friendly staff are always happy to help over the phone where possible. Any necessary payments can be made over the phone or by internet banking.  We ask that, for the safety of our staff, you make payments with EFTPOS.

The Williams Refuse Site will also remain open during regular opening hours, at this stage.

The Willi Wag Tails Childcare Centre will continue to operate as normal, however any children presenting with a runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath or are fatigued will be required to stay at home.

Our Australian leaders and medical professionals are urging us to take precautions for not only our own welfare but also for the welfare of others.  Reduce your contact with people and where possible maintain your distance of 1.5metres from others.  If you are feeling unwell stay at home.

Be assured that at the Shire of Williams we are well prepared for this ever changing situation and are taking the safety of our staff and entire community very seriously.

Jarrad Logie, Shire President

For more information and resources see links below:

https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/

https://www.health.gov.au/

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/coronavirus-covid-19

www.australia.gov.au 


Official Bridge Opening - CANCELLED

The official opening of the Williams River Bridge, scheduled to take place on Thursday 26th March 2020, has had to be cancelled for the time being due to the current circumstances around COVID-19.


Restricted Burning Period Ending

All landholders and residents are advised that the restricted burning period will conclude on Sunday 29th of March 2020 (inclusive). 
As of Monday 30th of March, burning can be carried out without the need for a permit.


Pool Now Closed

The Williams Swimming Pool is now closed. We trust everyone enjoyed the facilities this season and hope to be re-opening again, as usual, in November.  

For more information, please visit our pool page.


live LOCAL love LOCAL merchandise.

The Shire of Williams are please to announce that you are able to purchase live LOCAL love LOCAL drink bottles, coffee cups and stubby holders at the counter.

S/Steel insulated drink bottle - $25

Glass coffee cup - $18 (or 2 for $30)

Stubby holder - $5


Pigs, Pests and Biosecurity

The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council is hosting this event with knowledgeable speakers covering a wide range of issues. Includes free weed identification and a free on-farm biosecurity sign.

This event will be held in Cuballing on Thursday 5th March 2020 from 2pm to 5pm.

For further info contact Paula on 6369 8800 or click here.


Australia Day Breakfast

The 2020 Australia Day Breakfast was held in the playground adjoining the Town Hall on Sunday 26 January.
Councillors cooked a delicious bacon and egg breakfast for about 100 residents and visitors.

Congratulations to Daphne Kett on being awarded the Community Citizen of the Year 2020.


Result of Local Government Extraordinary Election

An extraordinary election was held on Friday, 17 January 2020 to fill a vacancy on Council in the Shire of Williams. 

Congratulations are extended to Bernie Panizza on being elected for a 4 year term, and many thanks go to David Phelps, Darren Redhead and Jacky Chadwick for nominating in this election.


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. 


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.


Williams Lions Park

It is fantastic to see so many locals and visitors alike enjoying all the recently 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. 

Works on upgrading the carpark will be commencing in the near future.


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.


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'.


Industrial Land

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