Shire of Goomalling

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Road works - Goomalling-Meckering Road

Road works will be carried out between the Northam-Pithara and Patterson Rd junctions, commencing Tuesday 10 September and anticipated completion 11 November 2019.

This first stage of upgrading Goomalling-Meckering Rd includes:

  • verge clearing and widening for improved visibility
  • drainage improvements including major culvert upgrades
  • boxing out of southern road shoulders and reinstatement with gravel

Traffic management will be in place during this period; please expect some delays in travel times.

For more information please contact Works Manager David Long, or 0436 813 959.

2019 Local Government Elections - Nominations are open

Ever thought about nominating to become a Councillor?

2019 is the expiry of the elected term of 4 of our current Councillors, so if you want to make a difference in Goomalling and have a say in local decision-making, consider standing for election.

Councillors play an important community leadership role, create policies and resolve decisions that the Council makes about what happens locally. Learn more about Council's role within a Local government, what is involved in being a Councillor and how to nominate as a candidate.

Nominations open on 5 September and close at 4.00pm on 12 September 2019.  If the number of candidates is equal to the number of vacancies, the candidates are elected unopposed. If there are more candidates than vacancies, the election will proceed on Saturday 19 October 2019.

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Council Newsletter - Spring edition 

The Spring edition of our quarterly newsletter is out, keeping you in the loop with what is happening at Council level and in our Community.

Read it right here, or subscribe to receive it - digitally or by mail - by emailing your address to 

Standpipes within Shire of Goomalling closed to public from July 2019


Water is a valuable resource and regulated charges are set by the State Government based on its use.

From the 1 July 2019 the Water Corporation will implement a new charging system for Local Government owned fixed standpipes.  The new charges will be prohibitive for Council to continue to supply potable water to residents through this system. 

The new pricing structure is linked to the size of the standpipe meter, as this determines the flow rate.  Sale of water from a standpipe with an outlet diameter of greater than 25mm (high flow) will incur a service charge of up to many thousands of dollars and a base rate of more than $8/KL, which is not feasible for Council to charge out to its ratepayers.  

As a result of these changes the Council has resolved for all 6 standpipes within the Shire of Goomalling to be closed to the public. Therefore they will be locked and only be accessible for Council usage and for firefighting purposes.

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Shire of Goomalling

32 Quinlan St  |  PO Box 118

Ph: (08) 9629 1101  |  Fax: (08) 9629 1017

Latest News

To find out what is currently happening in the Shire of Goomalling, check out the latest news feed.

  • Rare Orchids illegally harvested from Konnongorring Reserve

    We are very disappointed to report that entire patches of the remarkable and rare Blood Spider Orchids have been dug up in the Konnongorring area. Sadly, it was not one plant but all of the orchids in the vicinity that were stolen without consideration of the consequence that we may never see these orchids again!

  • Youth Zone suspended

    Recently, there have been a number of incidents including vandalism of the town hall and verbal abuse of Council staff running the youth activities. The incidents have escalated to a point where Council is now concerned for the safety and welfare of our staff. Therefore, it is with regret that we announce the suspension of youth zone services indefinitely.

  • Rebates of up to $25,000 available for Livestock Farmers

    National On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation, offers rebates for purchase and installation of on-farm stock water infrastructure. Water infrastructure purchased and installed after 30 June 2018 is eligible and can be claimed retrospectively.