PLANT OPERATOR (Full Time)

 Shire of Williams

 

The Shire of Williams is seeking to employ a Plant Operator with experience in operation of machinery and/or trucks to work with the Shire’s road construction and maintenance crew.

A list of required skills and attributes to perform this role is available by contacting Sharon Wilkie on 98851005 or via email at sharon@williams.wa.gov.au

Applications for the position close at 4.00pm on Wednesday, 29 January 2020.

Geoff McKeown, CEO
Shire of Williams


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


Australia Day Breakfast

Each year the Williams Shire Council invites all residents for a complimentary Breakfast in the Park to celebrate Australia Day. 
Following the breakfast, join with Council in the presentation of the Williams Citizen of the Year.

All welcome at the Town Hall Playground, the Breakfast will start at 8.00am on Australia Day, Sunday 26th January 2020.


Bridge Works Updates

 

Traffic management and impacts for the next two week commencing 11/01/2020:

  •  A lane closure and temporary traffic signals remain in place on Albany Highway from Bridge 24A to the southern side of the Woolshed;
  • On street parking is closed from Richardson Street to Brooking Street. Vehicle parking is available on Brooking Street;
  • The intersection of Richardson Street and Albany Highway is closed. Access to Richardson Street is via the Brooking Street detour.
  • The Caltex centre and southern driveways are closed to vehicle access from Albany Highway. Vehicle access to the Caltex from Albany Highway is via the northern driveway only;
  • The Woolshed northern driveway is closed to vehicle access from Albany Highway. Vehicle access to the Woolshed from Albany Highway is via the southern driveway only with a traffic controller in place during business hours. Entry to the Woolshed after 4pm daily and before 6.30am is off Richardson Street only via the Brooking Street detour;
  • A lane closure and traffic controllers will be in place, on occasions, from the Hotel to the south side of Bridge 25A;
  • The northern Hotel driveway will be closed, on occasions, with access to the Hotel from Albany Highway via the southern Hotel driveway;
  • The southern Roadhouse driveway will be closed, on occasions, with access to the Roadhouse via the northern Roadhouse driveway;
  • A temporary access to Lions Park is in place south of the new bridge;
  • 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 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. Spotters will be in place to assist pedestrians during times when the footpath concrete works are in place;
  • There are no lines marked on the new surfacing on Albany Highway from the north of town to the south; temporary pavement markers  have been installed to delineate the traffic lanes.
  • Speed restrictions of  40 kilometres an hour apply throughout the works site;   

On behalf of Mainroads and its  Contractors we would like to wish you  all a very happy and safe festive season and  would like to say thank you for your patience during this project.  

 

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


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.


Hotham Williams Economic Development Alliance Inc. - EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - CONTRACT FOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER SERVICES

The Hotham Williams Economic Development Alliance (HWEDA) Inc. is seeking the services of a part-time Executive Officer working up to 15 hours per week for a 12 month contract (extension subject to securing adequate funding). Hours will be variable, according to operational commitments, and can be flexible for the successful applicant.

The successful applicant will be self-motivated, highly organised with good written and verbal communication skills and have highly developed Strategic Planning Skills. Duties comprise the development/revision and delivery of strategic/economic development plans. This includes the identification, development and management of projects that encourage and facilitate economic development of the region. Grant writing, agenda, preparation, minute taking and correspondence are key duties of this position. Please see https://www.marradongcountry.org.au/hweda for current, past and future initiatives of HWEDA.

The contractor would work from their choice of location, provided they were able to attend the meetings and any other commitments in the region during their tenure.
It would be preferable that the Executive Officer live in the Shires of Boddington/Wandering/Williams or adjacent communities as it will be necessary to attend meetings in the region in person, however this will not preclude applicants from outside this area applying.

An information package is available by clicking here. 
Applications close at 4pm Friday, 7th February 2020

Brendan Whitely, Chairman
Hotham-Williams Economic Development Alliance (Inc.)


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. 


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 opened 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.


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/