Infrastructure & Assets Projects

This page is to keep you updated on up and coming infrastructure and asset projects in your community!

We intend to update the page on a regular basis to keep you informed of matters which we feel may be of importance or interest to you and your work.

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We look forward to keeping in touch and working with you this year to achieve great development outcomes!

This page is to keep you updated on up and coming infrastructure and asset projects in your community!

We intend to update the page on a regular basis to keep you informed of matters which we feel may be of importance or interest to you and your work.

If you wish to receive regular updates, then please register under 'Stay Informed' (right hand side of the page).

We look forward to keeping in touch and working with you this year to achieve great development outcomes!

  • Melaleuca Beach Stairs

    5 months ago

    In 2016, the Shire engaged consultants to prepare a Coastal hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP). The CHRMAP provides strategic guidance on management and adaptation in areas exposed to coastal processes within the key coastal settlements identified by the AMRSC. These settlements are Gracetown, Prevelly, Gnarabup, Hamelin Bay, Molloy Island, Augusta North (Blackwood River) and Augusta South (Flinders Bay).

    For each location, the CHRMAP identifies a 10 year coastal process allowance with structures in this zone likely to be subject to coastal processes (erosion) during this timeframe. New structures should either be located outside this zone, be designed to...

    In 2016, the Shire engaged consultants to prepare a Coastal hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP). The CHRMAP provides strategic guidance on management and adaptation in areas exposed to coastal processes within the key coastal settlements identified by the AMRSC. These settlements are Gracetown, Prevelly, Gnarabup, Hamelin Bay, Molloy Island, Augusta North (Blackwood River) and Augusta South (Flinders Bay).

    For each location, the CHRMAP identifies a 10 year coastal process allowance with structures in this zone likely to be subject to coastal processes (erosion) during this timeframe. New structures should either be located outside this zone, be designed to accommodate forecast erosion, or protected from erosive forces. For Melaleuca Beach specifically, the CHRMAP identifies a coastal processes allowance of 20m.

    The stairs at Melaleuca beach became severely undermined due to coastal erosion in Winter of 2018. The beach has been monitored since that time, to determine if sufficient sand has returned to allow the stairs to be repaired at a low cost, however this has not occurred.

    Due to the lack of sand returning, the construction method and the age of the existing structure, it is not possible to simply repair or adapt the damaged stairs to accommodate current and forecast beach levels. The estimated cost to replace the stairs with a similar structure is in the order of $30,000. Based on the recommended coastal process allowance in the CHRMAP, a revised design to accommodate coastal processes is forecast to cost in the order of $40,000. While reducing access is not considered desirable in most cases, given the number of existing beach access points at Melaleuca beach the Shire has determined to not replace the structure, ensuring ratepayer funds are best spent.

    The existing structure will be removed and rehabilitation works including modification to the fencing and revegetation will be undertaken.


  • Marmaduke Point Drive Path

    5 months ago
    Attachment 3  concept footpath plan

    The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is carrying out works to construct the expansion of footpath along Marmaduke Point Drive, Gnarabup. The project includes the construction of approximately 310 metres of concrete path and multiple cross-overs as per accompanying Concept Footpath Plan.

    At the location of each private crossover, the path shall be constructed from reinforced concrete in accordance with the approved design drawings. The contractor will allow for each crossover to be adjusted and reinstated to meet the new path level and shall ensure vehicles can enter and exit safely. During construction of crossovers, access to driveways will be...

    The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is carrying out works to construct the expansion of footpath along Marmaduke Point Drive, Gnarabup. The project includes the construction of approximately 310 metres of concrete path and multiple cross-overs as per accompanying Concept Footpath Plan.

    At the location of each private crossover, the path shall be constructed from reinforced concrete in accordance with the approved design drawings. The contractor will allow for each crossover to be adjusted and reinstated to meet the new path level and shall ensure vehicles can enter and exit safely. During construction of crossovers, access to driveways will be impacted for a minimum of 24 hours, please consider parking elsewhere.

    These works are programmed to commence Monday 18 February 2019 and it is anticipated that works will take approximately 1 week to complete (weather permitting). During works, individual property access may be affected. The Shire’s Works Coordinator will contact residents, where necessary, to discuss issues and make alternative arrangements prior to individual access being affected. During construction works, traffic management will be in place and some delays are likely. The Shire will endeavour to avoid lengthy delays.

    Should you have further enquiries regarding these works, please contact the Shire’s Works Coordinator, Mr Peter Brophy – 08 9780 5650 or email: pbrophy@amrshire.wa.gov.au


  • Gracetown Concept Plan

    11 months ago
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    We would like to hear from community members and visitors to the Shire in relation to the proposed Concept Plan for Gracetown.

    This financial year (2018-2019), will see the Shire removing the existing playground and constructing the 1/2 court basketball court and upgrading seating.

    Please take a few moments to consider this and let us know your thoughts through the submission form. This "Your Say" will close on Friday 14 September 2018



    We would like to hear from community members and visitors to the Shire in relation to the proposed Concept Plan for Gracetown.

    This financial year (2018-2019), will see the Shire removing the existing playground and constructing the 1/2 court basketball court and upgrading seating.

    Please take a few moments to consider this and let us know your thoughts through the submission form. This "Your Say" will close on Friday 14 September 2018



  • Gracetown - Bayview Drive

    about 1 year ago
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    Pathway Expansion Programme – Gracetown

    As part of the Shire’s Pathway Expansion Programme, there is a planned pathway to be constructed on the eastern side of Bayview Drive to connect the main beach to Gracetown’s town store. The proposed alignment will great improve accessibility for pedestrians.

    To ensure sight lines can be achieved, minor trimming of existing vegetation will occur and offset planting will be installed.

    Should you have any queries about the project, please contact the Shire’s Manager Works, on 9780 5641 or 0481 460 578. Map


    Pathway Expansion Programme – Gracetown

    As part of the Shire’s Pathway Expansion Programme, there is a planned pathway to be constructed on the eastern side of Bayview Drive to connect the main beach to Gracetown’s town store. The proposed alignment will great improve accessibility for pedestrians.

    To ensure sight lines can be achieved, minor trimming of existing vegetation will occur and offset planting will be installed.

    Should you have any queries about the project, please contact the Shire’s Manager Works, on 9780 5641 or 0481 460 578. Map


  • Temporary Closure of Gnarabup Boat Ramp

    about 1 year ago

    Due to maintenance works, the Gnarabup Boat Ramp will be closed to all users to allow for repairs to the pedestrian finger jetty pylons.

    It is expected that the closure will be approximately 4 – 6 weeks depending on weather conditions.

    Please observe all signage directions and stay outside the barricaded work area for your safety.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the closure and, if you have any queries, please contact the Shire’s Manager Works, Peter Brown on 9780 5641 or 0481 460 578.

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    Due to maintenance works, the Gnarabup Boat Ramp will be closed to all users to allow for repairs to the pedestrian finger jetty pylons.

    It is expected that the closure will be approximately 4 – 6 weeks depending on weather conditions.

    Please observe all signage directions and stay outside the barricaded work area for your safety.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the closure and, if you have any queries, please contact the Shire’s Manager Works, Peter Brown on 9780 5641 or 0481 460 578.



  • Pathway Expansion Program

    about 1 year ago

    As part of the Shire’s Pathway Expansion Program, there is a planned pathway to be constructed on Marmaduke Point Drive in Gnarabup.

    Stage 1 of the works will consist of a 2.0 metre wide concrete path being constructed from Wallcliffe Road to the intersection with Laurina Place. A distance of approximately 485 metres. The plan can be viewed in the gallery.


    As part of the Shire’s Pathway Expansion Program, there is a planned pathway to be constructed on Marmaduke Point Drive in Gnarabup.

    Stage 1 of the works will consist of a 2.0 metre wide concrete path being constructed from Wallcliffe Road to the intersection with Laurina Place. A distance of approximately 485 metres. The plan can be viewed in the gallery.


  • Rotary Park - renewal of existing equipment

    over 1 year ago
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    As part of the ongoing relationship between the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and the Rotary Club of Margaret River, the Shire will be carrying out renewal of the current infrastructure at Rotary Park. As Rotary Park is one of the premier parks in Margaret River frequented by the public and tourism, the Shire has been working close with the Rotary Club members to ensure the right "feel" of the park is achieved. It has been an exciting journey, one which we are sure all will enjoy.

    What is being proposed?

    The scope of works include landscaping, seating, shelters, barbeques...

    As part of the ongoing relationship between the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and the Rotary Club of Margaret River, the Shire will be carrying out renewal of the current infrastructure at Rotary Park. As Rotary Park is one of the premier parks in Margaret River frequented by the public and tourism, the Shire has been working close with the Rotary Club members to ensure the right "feel" of the park is achieved. It has been an exciting journey, one which we are sure all will enjoy.

    What is being proposed?

    The scope of works include landscaping, seating, shelters, barbeques and upgrades to the footpath network. The project will be delivered in stages with some works implemented before June 2018. If you have any questions about the plan, please contact us here email before Wednesday 9 May 2018.

    To view the concept plan photos, please click on each link below:

    Rotary Park Location Plan

    Location A

    Location B

    Location C

    Location D

    Location E