Periodic Review of Local Laws

The Shire of Williams proposes to review the current local laws in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.16 of the Local Government Act 1995.  The local laws are:

  • Building Line By-law No. 1
  • By-laws Relating to Pest Plants
  • Local Laws Relating to Williams and Marling Public Cemeteries
  • Local Laws Relating to Fencing
  • Shire of Williams (Local Government Act) Local Laws
  • Local Laws Relating to Standing Orders
  • Consolidated Health Local Laws
  • Local Laws Relating to Firebreaks 

A copy of the local laws may be inspected by:

Submissions about the local laws or suggested changes may be made to the CEO and must be received by 4.00pm, Thursday 1 October 2020. 

Geoff McKeown, Chief Executive Officer

Shire of Williams

9 Brooking St, Williams   WA   6391

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

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Useful Links

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Shire Services - COVID-10 Pandemic 

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 servicing arrangements in line with social distancing restrictions.

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

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

We thank you for your co-operation and understanding. 

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

The live local love local campaign

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.

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

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

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'.