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New Shire of Ashburton Councillors sworn in
Posted 20 October 2021 New Shire of Ashburton Councillors sworn in

Newly elected members to the Shire of Ashburton Council have been sworn in following the weekend’s Local Government Elections.

West Coast Eagles players Brad Sheppard and Andrew Gaff announced as
Posted 18 October 2021 West Coast Eagles players Brad Sheppard and Andrew Gaff announced as Active Ashburton Sports Awards guest presenters

The Shire of Ashburton will be hosting West Coast Eagles players Andrew Gaff and Brad Sheppard as they travel throughout the Shire to present the 2021 Active Ashburton Sports Awards.

Tom Price town mall leak repairs to commence Monday October 18
Posted 15 October 2021 Tom Price town mall leak repairs to commence Monday October 18

The Shire of Ashburton will commence construction at the town mall and village green in Tom Price on Monday October 18 to repair leaks.

Hazard reduction burns to take place in Onslow from October 2021
Posted 14 October 2021 Hazard reduction burns to take place in Onslow from October 2021

Onslow residents are advised that the Shire of Ashburton will be conducting hazard reduction burns around the Onslow townsite from October 17 to December 19, 2021.

Restrictions in place for the safety of residents during Clem Thompson
Posted 12 October 2021 Restrictions in place for the safety of residents during Clem Thompson Oval renovations

Clem Thompson Oval and training ground will be closed to the public for six weeks as the Shire of Ashburton undertakes scheduled oval renovations.

Tom Price Heal Country Sundowner event scheduled for November 5
Posted 11 October 2021 Tom Price Heal Country Sundowner event scheduled for November 5

The Shire of Ashburton will be celebrating NAIDOC Week in Tom Price on Friday November 5, after celebrations earlier in the year were postponed.

Shire welcomes $300,000 funding commitment to Tom Price Skate Park upgrade
Posted 08 October 2021 Shire welcomes $300,000 funding commitment to Tom Price Skate Park upgrade

The Shire of Ashburton will receive $300,000 from Building Better Regions Fund towards the current upgrade of Tom Price Skate Park.

Tom Price Bike Park Project continues with tender process commencing
Posted 08 October 2021 Tom Price Bike Park Project continues with tender process commencing

Following extensive community consultation and design processes, an official preliminary design concept for the Tom Price Bike Park is now complete.

2021 Local Election Information for Paraburdoo and Tom Price Residents
Posted 08 October 2021 2021 Local Election Information for Paraburdoo and Tom Price Residents

The Shire of Ashburton local government postal elections are now underway, with the final count taking place on Saturday, October 16.

$20 million upgrade of recreational boating facilities at Onslow to
Posted 06 October 2021 $20 million upgrade of recreational boating facilities at Onslow to commence

Work will commence in October 2021 on delivering the first stage of a planned $20 million upgrade of recreational boating facilities at Onslow.

WA Talent Michael Dunstan to play inaugural Ashburton Acoustics Event
Posted 05 October 2021 WA Talent Michael Dunstan to play inaugural Ashburton Acoustics Event

The Shire of Ashburton is pleased to announce Michael Dunstan as the special guest act for the Ashburton Acoustics event on October 23.

Onslow Water Spray Park Upgrade to commence October 2021
Posted 30 September 2021 Onslow Water Spray Park Upgrade to commence October 2021

Onslow community members are advised that upgrade works to the Water Spray Park will commence mid October 2021.

Onslow Art Selection Working Group seek community feedback
Posted 23 September 2021 Onslow Art Selection Working Group seek community feedback

The Onslow Art Selection Working Group has been formed and have already held their initial meeting as they begin the process to deliver the Onslow Water Tank Mural Project. 

Tom Price Waste Disposal Site Closure - September 26, 2021
Posted 22 September 2021 Tom Price Waste Disposal Site Closure - September 26, 2021

Tom Price residents are advised that the Tom Price Waste Disposal Site will be closed on Sunday, September 26 2021.

Shire of Ashburton Annual Rates Reminder
Posted 22 September 2021 Shire of Ashburton Annual Rates Reminder

The Shire of Ashburton has recently issued the 2021/22 financial year annual rates notice.

Pannawonica Library Closures – October 2021
Posted 21 September 2021 Pannawonica Library Closures – October 2021

Pannawonica Library will be closed from October 5 until October 26, 2021, due to staff shortages.

Onslow asphalt road works to commence in October
Posted 21 September 2021 Onslow asphalt road works to commence in October

Asphalt placement works will take place between October 12- October 21 as part of the Shire Urban Streets Renewal Program.

A total fire ban has been declared for the Shire of Ashburton, today 21
Posted 21 September 2021 A total fire ban has been declared for the Shire of Ashburton, today 21 September 2021.

View the Total Fire Bans for today and tomorrow by visiting www.emergency.wa.gov.au/#totalfirebans.

Upcoming fireworks events and safety for pets
Posted 16 September 2021 Upcoming fireworks events and safety for pets

Paraburdoo and Tom Price community members are advised that as part of the 2021 Rio Tinto Picnic Day events there will be a firework display in both towns this weekend.

Onslow Community Boating Precinct upgrade to get underway
Posted 16 September 2021 Onslow Community Boating Precinct upgrade to get underway

WA based company Ertech have been appointed to construct the highly anticipated Onslow Community Boating Precinct upgrade

Nominations for the Active Ashburton Sports Awards are now open
Posted 13 September 2021 Nominations for the Active Ashburton Sports Awards are now open

Shire of Ashburton residents are encouraged to nominate those in our community who have shown a high level of dedication and commitment to our sporting community.

Onslow to celebrate 100th Anniversary of first Australian commercial flight
Posted 09 September 2021 Onslow to celebrate 100th Anniversary of first Australian commercial flight

The Shire of Ashburton and Onslow Airport will be taking part in celebrations to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first ever commercial flight in the southern hemisphere.

Nominations for Community Citizen of the Year are now open
Posted 03 September 2021 Nominations for Community Citizen of the Year are now open

The Shire of Ashburton encourages members of the public to nominate those who actively serve our community for Community Citizen of the Year.

Pilbara COVID-19 vaccination blitz begins in Tom Price, Paraburdoo
Posted 03 September 2021 Pilbara COVID-19 vaccination blitz begins in Tom Price, Paraburdoo

Bookings are now being taken for appointments at the Tom Price Community Vaccination Clinic from 17 – 21 September, The Paraburdoo Community Vaccination Clinic is also now open for appointments on 23 September.

Nominations for the Local Government election are now open
Posted 02 September 2021 Nominations for the Local Government election are now open

Nominations for the upcoming Local Government election are being accepted from from Thursday September 2, to Thursday September 9, 2021.

2021 Onslow Annual Gala theme announced and tickets on sale now
Posted 02 September 2021 2021 Onslow Annual Gala theme announced and tickets on sale now

The Onslow Annual Gala will be returning on October 23 2021, and tickets are now available for purchase.

Heavy Patching Road Works to commence in Tom Price
Posted 31 August 2021 Heavy Patching Road Works to commence in Tom Price

Residents and road users in Tom Price are advised that the Shire of Ashburton will be conducting heavy patching road works on both Nameless Valley Drive and Banjima Drive in September 2021.

Control of Leucaena “Weed” Trees in Tom Price
Posted 26 August 2021 Control of Leucaena “Weed” Trees in Tom Price

The Shire of Ashburton will be conducting a trial removal of Leucaena trees to test the long-term effectiveness of using a forestry mulcher to eradicate local Leucaena infestations.

One week until nominations for local government elections open
Posted 26 August 2021 One week until nominations for local government elections open

With nominations for the upcoming local government elections opening in one week, community members are encouraged to start thinking about standing for council.

Phase two of Tom Price Skate Park Upgrade approved
Posted 25 August 2021 Phase two of Tom Price Skate Park Upgrade approved

The Shire of Ashburton will continue to phase two of the upgrade of Tom Price Skate Park following Council’s endorsement of the 2021/22 budget at the August Ordinary Meeting of Council.

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