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Restricted Burning Period

The commencement date for the 2018 Restricted Burning Period in the Shire of Williams has been extended. It will now commence on Sunday, 7th October 2018.


Williams Lions Park

It is almost finished……almost time to ‘re-open’ the Park ready to explore and enjoy. Residents will have noticed that the ablution block has recently had a facelift – a coat of paint and a new roof. The exterior may also get a coat of paint to freshen the building up. 

The Shire is finishing the temporary carpark to the north of the Park which will be used while Main Roads are replacing the Williams River Bridge. On completion of the Bridge, the construction of the new Lions Park carpark will commence, and this will be on the same ‘footprint’ (thereabouts) of the old one. 

The Official Opening of the Park is scheduled for Friday 28th September at 11am. We extend an invitation to interested community members to attend and then enjoy a wander through the Park and see what has changed. For catering purposes, please RSVP to the Shire. An open invitation is included elsewhere in the paper. 


Survey - How Digital is the Shire of Williams?

Help the Shire plan for the future - Web Link: https://optimi.typeform.com/to/r24LN0 

Digital technology and the internet are now integral to our society and economy. Our ability to embrace the digital age will factor strongly in building the optimal community and economy for today and tomorrow.

The Shire of Williams is undertaking the region’s first digital census, to help it to understand what is required, to assist all homes, business and community groups, to benefit in the digital age.

Your support in completing a short online survey will help the Shire to develop future strategies, plans and actions, to position the region competitively for the digital future.

Click on the web link above and this should take you directly to the online survey. Click Start and follow the instructions. You may complete the survey anonymously however, if you would like a copy of your response, please provide your email when asked at the end of the survey.  

If you are unable to access the online survey and wish to participate in this digital census, please ring the Shire on (08) 9885 1005 and a hard copy will be posted to you with a return address envelope. 

The survey will remain open until MONDAY 8th OCTOBER 2018. 

We value your input so please take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey and provide your feedback.


Peel Harvey Catchment Council Partnership

The Shire of Williams recently participated in the launch of an MOU with the Peel Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC). 

The MOU formalises the partnership between the PHCC and the Shires of Boddington, Williams, Wandering and Cuballing to provide natural resource management/landcare support to the landowners and community of the Hotham-Williams catchment. 

Cr Bob Baker represented the Shire of Williams at the launch held in Boddington and appears in the photo with other local government and PHCC representatives. 

Property owners in the Williams Shire are welcome to contact PHCC Program Manager, Mel Durack, for more information on the natural resource management/landcare support that is available.


Rates Notices Sent

Rates notices for 2018/19 have now been posted to ratepayers with the due date for full or first instalment payments being Friday 31st August 2018.
For further info please see our 'Rates' page, under 'Council Services'. 


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.


Governor Visit

The Shire of Williams hosted a visit from WA Governor, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC on Friday 9th March 2018.
Her Excellency visited the Jamtree Lane Units and met with the residents for afternoon tea in the RSL Hall, Williams.
  


Williams Bridge / Lions Park

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  , contact MRWA on 138 138 or MRWA Narrogin – Cathy Morey – on 9881 0590

The bypass construction works are underway, bridge construction works will commence in September 2018. 

Click here for the Main Roads March newsletter regarding the Williams Bridge replacement.


  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


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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhaDgfJZ4QA


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/