The Shire

Strategic & Community Development


Anika Serer, Director Strategic & Community Development

Telephone (08) 9188 4431
Fax (08) 9189 2252
Mobile 0424 508 038
Postal Address PO Box 567, Tom Price, WA, 6751


The key activities covered by Strategic & Community Development include:

  • Managing and increasing tourism within the Shire.
  • Encouraging economic development with local businesses.
  • Undertaking capital projects.
  • Managing land releases.
  • Issues relevant to people with disability
  • Cultural services
  • Aboriginal affairs
  • Childcare
  • Social planning
  • Community development
  • Sport and recreation
  • Community Funding

The Shire of Ashburton is responsible for the provision, maintenance and facilitation of a wide range of sporting, recreational, welfare, and cultural facilities and activities within the major townships of Tom Price, Paraburdoo, Onslow and Pannawonica as well as assisting Aboriginal communities within the Shire where possible.

The Shire’s role in the provision of Community Development includes:

  • The provision, allocation and maintenance of ovals, halls, pavilions, hard court facilities, swimming pools, libraries and open space reserves for community use.
  • Assisting community groups in establishment, incorporation and affiliation with State associations.
  • Offering financial assistance on a dollar for dollar basis (to a maximum of $500) to recreational organisations in hosting competitions, junior development, umpiring and coaching clinics, travelling to regional competitions, the purchase of equipment and travel to State and National competitions.
  • The implementation of Council's Disability Services Plan, Recreation Facilities Plan, and Lifestyle Plan.
  • The facilitation of Home Aged and Community Care services program in Onslow.
  • Assistance in the provision of activities for youth, including holiday camps and programs.
  • Assistance in cultural projects such as cultural awareness programs, arts and festivals, together with the community development programs.
  • The cleaning of all Council facilities including halls and public toilets.


Last updated: 29 August 2017