Public Notices

Notice of Public Advertisement of Planning Proposal

The Local Government has received an application for change of use for the following land and has been conditionally approved by Council. Public comments are invited.

Lot 411 Butlin Street, WYALKATCHEM

The Public Notice and Developmrnt Application may be viewed on the Shire website or at the Shire Administration office during business hours.

Comments on the proposal are now invited and can be emailed to or post to the Shire's Chied Executive Officer at PO Box 221, WYALKATCHEM WA 6485. Submissions will be received until 4:00pm 1 March 2019. All submissions must include the following information:

- Your name, address and contact telephone number;

- How your interests are affected; whether as a citizen, on behald of a company or business, or as an owner or occupier of property;

- Address of property affected; and

- Whether your submission is in support of, or objecting to the proposal and provide any arguments supporting your comments.

See the application and attachments by clicking here

Subscribe to the Council Newsletter

Council regularly publishes a newsletter to the Wylie Weekly as a way of improving community engagements and communications. A coloured electronic copy will also be available on the Shire website. If you would like to subscribe to receive the newsletter by email, please email with the subject line "Council Newsletter Subscription".


Swimming Pool Donations

Although there are no fees associated with entering the Wyalkcatchem Swimming Pool, everyone can show their support in the community by making a donation of any amount upon entry.


Firebreak Order



Bush Fires Act 1954

Shire of Wyalkatchem


Notice to all owners and/or Occupiers of Land within the Shire of Wyalkatchem.

PURSUANT to the powers contained in Section 33 of the above Act, you are hereby required on or  before  1  November  2018  to  plough,  scarify,  cultivate  or  otherwise  clear and thereafter, maintain free of all flammable material until 1 March 2019, firebreaks in the following position and of the following dimensions, on the land owned or occupied by you.

Rural Land

  1. Firebreaks are to be not less than three (3) metres in width around the internal boundary of adjoining properties and on the internal boundary to a road verge;
  1. That firebreaks be cleared and maintained at least three (3) metres wide within 20 metres of

the perimeter of any building or group of buildings, haystack or bush land, in such manner as to completely encircle the building, haystack or bushland.


All Townsite Lots within the Shire of Wyalkatchem are required to be cleared and maintained free of all flammable material.

For the purpose of this section flammable material means dead grass and timber, boxes, cartons, paper and any combustible material or rubbish does not include living trees and shrubs and plants in gardens.

Fuel Dumps and/or Depots

All grass or flammable materials to be cleared from areas where drum ramps are located and where drums, full or empty are stored and such areas are to be maintained free of grass and similar flammable material until 1 March 2019.

For the purpose of this section flammable material means dead grass and timber, boxes, cartons, paper and any combustible material or rubbish does not include living trees and shrubs  and plants in gardens.

Prohibited burning period from: 1 November 2018 to 7 February 2019.

Restricted burning period: 19 September 2018 to 31 October 2018 and 8 February 2019 to 22 March 2019.

General Provisions

If it is considered to be impracticable for any reason to provide firebreaks in the position or adhere to the provisions required by this notice, the property owner must request in writing to the CEO for approval to prepare such firebreaks in an alternative position. Approval to any such variation will only, be granted where the Bush Fire Control Officer for the area has first signified his approval for the variation, (Examples of reasons to relocate firebreaks include where there are natural firebreaks or areas prone to soil erosion).

The penalty for failing to comply with this notice is a fine of $250 which may be incurred by, issue of an Infringement Notice, and a person in default is also liable, whether prosecuted or not, to pay the cost performing the work directed in this notice

If the requirements of this notice are carried out by burning, such burning must be in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Bush Fires Act.

Claire Trenorden


Acting Chief Executive Officer



New Medical Services Agreement To 2021



Dr Emmanuel Awogun has signed a new three year agreement through to February 2021. Dr Awogun has been in Wyalkatchem since 2015 and also provides a clinic at Koorda each Wednesday. Under the stewardship of Dr Awogun patient numbers have doubled, expanded services provided and more allied health services are available to the District. The Wyalkatchem Medical Practice is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and operates as an independent practice. The Shire of Wyalkatchem provides the medical centre and expenses support through rate payer contributions and the support of the Shire of Koorda.


Pictured: Shire President Cr Quentin Davies (left) with Dr Awogun after signing the new agreement.



Community Consultation



FAQs for this Burning Period are available here.


Council Forms


Forms including facility hire, complaint and feedback forms are now available to download and print off our website.
Visit the page Council Forms by clicking HERE or going to Publications/Media under the Council tab.


Important Notice


Under the Shire of Wyalkatchem's Local Law (number 12) every person liable for the control of a dog at any time who does not pick up its excrement is committing an offence and will be fined $200.

You may have noticed that we have new doggy bags dispensers located at the Rec Centre. These bags are highly durable. There is no excuse for not picking up after your pet.