Roads, drainage and footpaths


Parking is available on streets and within various carparks throughout the Shire.

There are various parking options within the Margaret River town centre to provide easy access to commercial and retail facilities.

The Shire has Local Laws relating to Parking and Parking Facilities to ensure all motorists park safely and that parking for everyone is fair.

To provide a safe parking environment the Rangers actively patrol the Town to ensure all residents and visitors comply with the Town's Parking Local Laws. The Rangers monitor footpaths, verges, ACROD bays and schools.

To protect the safety of school children Rangers regularly check around schools to ensure cars are parked sensibly.

Although the issuing of Parking Infringement Notices is not popular, sometimes it is the only way of ensuring compliance with the restrictions. A high priority for Rangers is the regular patrolling of special parking bays set aside for disabled persons, which can be misused by able-bodied drivers.

Motorists are advised to observe traffic restrictions and parking notices. Infringement Notices will be issued to offending motorists.

Road naming

To ensure that there are adequate new names to service the needs of new subdivisional roads and any name changes, we maintain an ongoing list of appropriate names to be used for allocation to public places, reserves, roads and streets.

The lists comprises names already registered with Landgate on the approved names register and of names submitted by Council for inclusion on the register.  It contains names of rare and/or endangered species and trees, shrubs and plants indigenous to the area, and pioneers of the area.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the naming or renaming of a locality, new subdivision, street, park or reserve please download the Naming of Roads, Streets, Parks and Reserves policy available under Publications for further information on the process.


Crossovers and Battleaxe Driveways

Crossovers are located within the road reserve, but it is the responsibility of the property owner to construct and maintain it.

The Shire encourages owners through a subsidy scheme to construct their first crossover to a residential property to the minimum standards. To be eligible to a subsidy the owner must submit a crossover application for assessment and construct the crossover to the Shire’s requirements.



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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
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9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
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