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Shire of Ashburton pleased with $32.8M Tom Price Hospital Announcement
Posted 26 February 2021 Shire of Ashburton pleased with $32.8M Tom Price Hospital Announcement

The Shire of Ashburton is pleased to be part of today’s announcement of funding towards a new, modern hospital for Tom Price.

Shire of Ashburton continues to support tourism growth
Posted 24 February 2021 Shire of Ashburton continues to support tourism growth

The Shire of Ashburton is continuing to support tourism expansion in Onslow.

Community alerted to increased insect activity
Posted 23 February 2021 Community alerted to increased insect activity

Community alerted to increased insect activity

Shire of Ashburton prepare to officially open Pilbara Regional Waste
Posted 22 February 2021 Shire of Ashburton prepare to officially open Pilbara Regional Waste Management Facility

Shire of Ashburton prepare to officially open Pilbara Regional Waste Management Facility

Shire of Ashburton to restore historic Bedford Fire Truck
Posted 19 February 2021 Shire of Ashburton to restore historic Bedford Fire Truck

The Shire of Ashburton have agreed to purchase and restore a 1960’s Bedford Fire Fighting Truck that was stationed in the township of Wittenoom from the 1970s until 2000’s.

Shire of Ashburton host 4 Wheeling Australia
Posted 16 February 2021 Shire of Ashburton host 4 Wheeling Australia

The Shire of Ashburton is currently playing host to 4 Wheeling Australia and renowned WA 4-wheel driving enthusiast Ronny Dahl as he travels our North West region seeking out adventure and unexplored destinations.

Planned roadworks continue across the Shire of Ashburton
Posted 10 February 2021 Planned roadworks continue across the Shire of Ashburton

Planned roadworks continue across the Shire of Ashburton

Lions Park Temporary Closure - 10 February 2021
Posted 04 February 2021 Lions Park Temporary Closure - 10 February 2021

Tom Price community members are advised that Lions Park on the corner of Central and North Roads will be closed on 10 February for pruning works.

ALL CLEAR for Onslow
Posted 02 February 2021 ALL CLEAR for Onslow

Overnight Onslow has moved to ALL CLEAR status as the tropical low continues to move down along the Pilbara Coast.

Changes to Contact Registers in effect from Today, 2 February 2021
Posted 02 February 2021 Changes to Contact Registers in effect from Today, 2 February 2021

Onslow Domestic Bin Collection moved to Thursday 4 February
Posted 01 February 2021 Onslow Domestic Bin Collection moved to Thursday 4 February

Onslow remains on BLUE ALERT as the tropical low tracks near the coast but a tropical cyclone is now not expected to form until Tuesday off the far west Pilbara coast.

Changes to Contact Register Requirements
Posted 01 February 2021 Changes to Contact Register Requirements

From Friday, 12 February 2021 mandatory contact registers will be expanded in WA. The expansion follows a review of WA’s contact register system, which has been in place since December 5, 2020 as a precautionary measure.

Onslow moves to BLUE ALERT
Posted 31 January 2021 Onslow moves to BLUE ALERT

A BLUE ALERT has been called for Onslow as the Department of Fire and Emergency Services advise community members to get ready for dangerous weather caused by the current tropical low moving towards the west the Pilbara coast.

Ensure you are Cyclone Ready as Pilbara Coast Prepares for Severe Weather
Posted 30 January 2021 Ensure you are Cyclone Ready as Pilbara Coast Prepares for Severe Weather

There is always some uncertainty associated with tropical cyclone forecasting but residents and visitors to Onslow, Pannawonica, Tom Price and Paraburdoo should be aware of a weather event along the Pilbara coast in the coming days.

Onslow Preparations ahead of Potential Severe Weather
Posted 30 January 2021 Onslow Preparations ahead of Potential Severe Weather

Onslow community members are advised of changes to this week's bin collection due to forecasted stormy weather later in the week.

Shire Supports Pilbara Offshore Islands Management Plan
Posted 29 January 2021 Shire Supports Pilbara Offshore Islands Management Plan

The Shire of Ashburton has given its support to the Pilbara Offshore Islands Draft Management Plan detailing eight recommendations to the proposals outlined in the draft document.

Australia Day Operating Hours
Posted 21 January 2021 Australia Day Operating Hours

Please be advised of the following changes to our operating hours on the Australia Day public holiday.

Go for (Green and) Gold with Australia Day Festivities across the Shire
Posted 15 January 2021 Go for (Green and) Gold with Australia Day Festivities across the Shire of Ashburton

Shire of Ashburton community members are warmly encouraged to celebrate Australia Day by participating in a variety of family-friendly events across our district on Tuesday 26 January.

Face masks now Mandatory within WA Airport Terminals
Posted 15 January 2021 Face masks now Mandatory within WA Airport Terminals

Your safety and wellbeing remain our top priority. Under the Emergency Management Act 2005 (WA) Section 72A it is now mandatory to wear masks within WA airport terminals.

Jam-packed fun for Shire of Ashburton Youth this Holiday Season
Posted 06 January 2021 Jam-packed fun for Shire of Ashburton Youth this Holiday Season

Local kids are set to have a busy calendar this summer, with a variety of engaging activities taking place across our communities thanks to the dynamic Shire of Ashburton Community Development team.

Another Step Closer for Tom Price Childcare Centre
Posted 04 January 2021 Another Step Closer for Tom Price Childcare Centre

Tom Price Childcare Centre is another step closer with Shire of Ashburton Council awarding the contract for design and construction to Pindan at a Special Meeting of Council in late December.

Updated Border Controls for Victoria
Posted 31 December 2020 Updated Border Controls for Victoria

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, Western Australia will strengthen its border controls to reduce the risk of the virus coming into the WA community.

Snake Safety in Our Community
Posted 22 December 2020 Snake Safety in Our Community

While we always need to be alert in the Pilbara, the weather has warmed up which means snakes are more active in our region. Always keep your eyes open, remove any favourable hidey holes, long grass and clutter from around your home and keep to the track if walking in bush areas.

Shire of Ashburton Pledges Support for Karijini Experience 2021
Posted 22 December 2020 Shire of Ashburton Pledges Support for Karijini Experience 2021

Shire of Ashburton Council have committed to the 2021 Karijini Experience as the stand-alone Principal Sponsor, recognising the significant opportunity to showcase the Ashburton locality.

Update on Travel Restrictions for NSW
Posted 19 December 2020 Update on Travel Restrictions for NSW

Effective midnight tonight (12.01am Sunday, 20 December 2020) WA’s hard border with New South Wales will be reinstated.

NSW COVID-19 Travel Update - 18 December 2020
Posted 18 December 2020 NSW COVID-19 Travel Update - 18 December 2020

Shire of Ashburton community members and visitors to our region are advised that anyone who has arrived from NSW between 11-17 December must self-quarantine and present for a COVID-19 test before midnight 19 December.

Parental Supervision Around Water a Necessity for the Safety of Local Kids
Posted 17 December 2020 Parental Supervision Around Water a Necessity for the Safety of Local Kids

With summer upon us and school holidays inching closer, parents and guardians within the Shire of Ashburton are prompted to remain vigilant while supervising children in and around water.

Special Meeting of Council 21 December 2020
Posted 16 December 2020 Special Meeting of Council 21 December 2020

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Sections 5.5 (2) and 5.25 (1) (ba) of the Local Government Act 1995, that there will be a Special Meeting of Council to be held on Monday 21 December 2020 commencing at 4.00 pm in accordance with Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 Section 14D (2)(b) - Meetings held by electronic means in public health emergency or state of emergency (Act s. 5.25(1)(ba)).

Maintenance Planned for Tom Price Dog Exercise Area
Posted 15 December 2020 Maintenance Planned for Tom Price Dog Exercise Area

Tom Price community members are advised that the designated Dog Exercise Area on North Road in Tom Price will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday 16 December and Thursday 17 December.

Care on our Roads
Posted 11 December 2020 Care on our Roads

Road users across the Shire and neighbouring Pilbara Shires are urged to take extra care on roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

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