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Address - Corner of Flint St and Honour Ave
Phone - 9681 1166 Fax - 9681 1003

Public Notices

Development Application Approval

Council has conditionally approved a Development Application to install a shipping container at the caravan park for storage.

This is on a temporary basis only. Should you wish to comment, please do this in writing to the Chief Executive Officer no later than close of business Friday 1 June 2018.

For more information about the Application and Council’s Decision, please see the following file:

Development Application Approval

Ian McCabe

Chief Executive Officer

18 May 2018


Are you interested in running your own business while helping children to learn and grow?

Wyalkatchem Family Day Care is a Shire supported Day Care service that operates from the Wyalkatchem Tennis Club. The Shire of Wyalkatchem is willing to continue to provide this facility in addition to providing other means of support to help the continuation of this service locally.

An opportunity is available to become the owner operator of the Wyalkatchem Family Day Care with support from the Shire of Wyalkatchem. There is currently a need for a service two to three days per week operating from 8am to 5pm.

Interested persons must have the following;

  • Completed, working towards or prepared to get an approved Certificate III level education and care qualification in children’s services
  • Possess or be willing to apply for a Working with Children card and Police clearance
  • Holds a current first aid qualification or is willing to gain one at the Shire of Wyalkatchem’s expense
  • Be thorough and caring with an eye for detail

Please contact the Shire of Wyalkatchem on 9681 1166 or email for any enquiries regarding this opportunity.

Expressions of interest close 4pm Wednesday 6 June 2018.



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.





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 2017 to plough, scarify, cultivate or otherwise clear and thereafter, maintain free of all flammable material until 1 March 2018, firebreaks in the following position and of the following dimensions, on the land owned or occupied by you.
Rural Land
  i. 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;
  ii. 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 2018.
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 2017 to 7 February 2018.
Restricted burning period: 19 September 2017 to 31 October 2017 and 8 February 2018 to 22 March 2018.
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.

Ian McCabe

Chief Executive Officer



Western Power Maintenance Program


The Shire of Wyalkatchem is working with Western Power to increase public awareness of network improvements, service disruptions and other important community information. This will be published via the Shire website and in local notices as information becomes available.


As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Wyalkatchem Community, replacing 239 power poles and 7 kilometres of overhead powerlines.

Work will commence in July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. If resident and/or business are going to be affected by an outage they will notified individually by our planned outages team via a letter.

Keeping the community and our crews safe throughout these works is our number one priority. It is not always safe to work on live lines so there will be times when we will need to interrupt the power supply.

To ensure that your community is kept up to date about both planned and unplanned outages we recommend that you visit the Western Power website for the outage map. This will provide current outage location and estimated restoration time.


Thank you for your patience and understanding while we undertake these network improvements.

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.



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.