Community Consultation

The Mental Health Commission are working with the consultants to engage a breadth of community members throughout the south west to support the development of the draft Western Australian Suicide Prevention Action Plan (2021-2025). Sessions will be occurring in Margaret River, Busselton, Manjimup, Collie and Bunbury.

The Margaret River session will be held at Margaret River Council Chambers, Monday 22 July 2019 from 1pm to 3pm. Alternatively, have your say online at before 31 July 2019.

The Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Project was finally given the ‘go ahead’ at the June 26 Council Meeting. Previously held up by delays to the completion of the Perimeter Road and a funding shortfall, the Project has been revised to be delivered in three stages to ensure that the $5.49 million of State Government Funding can be effectively used for keenly sought pedestrian and public amenity, road safety and infrastructure improvements.

Stage 2.0’ of the Project will include all civil, electrical and landscaping works from the River Precinct through to Fearn Avenue, including the area known as the ‘Festival Precinct’ and ‘Town Square’, as well as the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Bussell Highway and Wallcliffe Road (see map below).

The subsequent stages, ‘Stage 2.1’ and ‘Stage 2.2’, will be delivered when the additional funding necessary to complete the project is secured. These stages will include the civil, electrical and landscaping works for the remaining section of the Main Street known as the 'Hill Precinct' (located just south of Fearn Avenue through to the new Wallcliffe Road roundabout).

Stage 2.0  will deliver approximately 75% of the total project and is due to commence in September / October 2019 and continue through to May / June 2020. Should additional funding become available, Stages 2.1 and 2.2 will be delivered sequentially.

A ground-breaking ceremony is being planned for the last week of September 2019 and in the meantime Main Street Traders, Chamber of Commerce and the Shire will be working on plans and activities to ensure the Main Street remains vibrant during the construction period.

Different stages of the Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment.

This project is supported in part by the South West Development Commission.


Applications for the 2019-20 funding round are now open!

Local community groups, volunteer and service based organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $2,000 for the delivery of community events, activities and programs. This expanded grants program includes funding categories focused on community development, youth development and community inclusion. Funding will support groups and organisations in their community objectives and in alignment with the Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s Community Strategic Plan 2036 Key Result Area 2: Welcoming, Inclusive and Healthy Communities.
Grant information and application forms can be accessed via the Shire’s website here.
Join the Shire and ConnectGroups for a grant information session on Tuesday 30 July 2019. Further information can be accessed via the Shire’s website here
For further information, or to schedule a meeting to discuss your project ideas and application get in touch with Community Development Officer, Jessica Black on (08) 9780 5276 or
Applications close 4pm Friday 30 August 2019.



The next Sports and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at 7.00pm Wednesday 7 August 2019 in Council Chambers, 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River.


All members of the public are welcome to attend.


For further information contact Hannah Waters on 9780 52638 or



The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 24 uly 2019 in Council Chambers, 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River.  Items which may be considered at the meeting include*:


  • Councillor Briefings, Concept Forums, Workshops – Quarterly Report
  • Adoption of 2019-20 Fees and Charges
  • Adoption of 2019-20 Differential Rates
  • Adoption of 2019-20 Budget
  • Monthly Financial Report – May 2019
  • List of Payments – May 2019
  • Events Funding
  • Local Planning Strategy - for consent to advertise
  • Shops (Supermarket, Bottle shop & Retail shops) and Freestanding Sign at 5 (Lot 401) Hasluck Street, Cowaramup
  • Proposed Lease to Margaret River Men's Shed
  • Late Report Confidential - Contract Variation for HEART
  • RFT 11-16 Traffic Management Services Contract Extension
  • Amendment No.60 and related structure plan - Illawarra Avenue and Merino Way, Margaret River


All members of the public are welcome to attend.


For further information and requests for deputations, please visit or contact Claire Schiller on (08) 9780 5205 or email


*This list is subject to change. A final list of agenda items and briefings will be available on the Shire’s website from 6pm Thursday 11 July 2019.

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