Witchcliffe Streetscape Plan and Activation Grant

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The Shire has recently completed a Character Study for Witchcliffe, which identified the built, natural and experiential elements that contribute to Witchcliffe’s unique sense of place. The character study was prepared following two stages of consultation in early 2022 and presented to Council in August 2022.


Streetscape Plan

The outcomes of the Character Study were used to develop a draft Streetscape Plan for the Witchcliffe town centre. The purpose of this plan is to set a long-term direction for future development within the village. The plan aims to ensure a coordinated approach as works occur progressively into the future and as private properties redevelop and budget becomes available for Shire projects. The Streetscape Plan is not intended to be implemented all at once.

Some key measures of the plan include:

  • Designated crossing points to improve pedestrian safety;
  • Maintaining the current layout of the road, identified as important to the character of the townsite;
  • Designation of access to commercial tenancies from the laneways as they redevelop into the future, to minimise vehicle access points on the main street and reduce conflict with pedestrians and limit the removal of parking bays to accommodate sightlines requirements;
  • Enhance park area around Druids Hall to reinforce its role as a meeting place for the community; and
  • Designate crossings and path locations around the townsite to provide connections between the town and subdivisions.

If you have any questions on the Streetscape Plan, contact Matt Slocomb (Coordinator Planning Services) on 9780 5238 or mslocomb@amrshire.wa.gov.au


Main Street Activation

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River partnered with RAC through its Reconnect WA initiative to trial some components of the proposed Witchcliffe main street upgrade.

The project aims to support a vibrant village, encouraging people to spend time in the area whilst retaining and promoting Witchcliffe’s unique character.

Witchcliffe locals were invited to participate in the project to help design, create, and install streetscape elements along the main street, including:

  • Festoon lighting at Witchcliffe Hall
  • Bespoke gabion seating
  • Locally crafted bike racks
  • Pedestrian crossing


Share your thoughts on the new streetscape elements by completing the survey below.

By completing the survey you will go in the draw to win one of two $50 Local-Is-More vouchers.

The survey closes on Tuesday 4 June at 5pm.


If you have any queries regarding the Main Street Activation project, please contact Rachael Bayley rbayley@amrshire.wa.gov.au or 9780 5220.




The Shire has recently completed a Character Study for Witchcliffe, which identified the built, natural and experiential elements that contribute to Witchcliffe’s unique sense of place. The character study was prepared following two stages of consultation in early 2022 and presented to Council in August 2022.


Streetscape Plan

The outcomes of the Character Study were used to develop a draft Streetscape Plan for the Witchcliffe town centre. The purpose of this plan is to set a long-term direction for future development within the village. The plan aims to ensure a coordinated approach as works occur progressively into the future and as private properties redevelop and budget becomes available for Shire projects. The Streetscape Plan is not intended to be implemented all at once.

Some key measures of the plan include:

  • Designated crossing points to improve pedestrian safety;
  • Maintaining the current layout of the road, identified as important to the character of the townsite;
  • Designation of access to commercial tenancies from the laneways as they redevelop into the future, to minimise vehicle access points on the main street and reduce conflict with pedestrians and limit the removal of parking bays to accommodate sightlines requirements;
  • Enhance park area around Druids Hall to reinforce its role as a meeting place for the community; and
  • Designate crossings and path locations around the townsite to provide connections between the town and subdivisions.

If you have any questions on the Streetscape Plan, contact Matt Slocomb (Coordinator Planning Services) on 9780 5238 or mslocomb@amrshire.wa.gov.au


Main Street Activation

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River partnered with RAC through its Reconnect WA initiative to trial some components of the proposed Witchcliffe main street upgrade.

The project aims to support a vibrant village, encouraging people to spend time in the area whilst retaining and promoting Witchcliffe’s unique character.

Witchcliffe locals were invited to participate in the project to help design, create, and install streetscape elements along the main street, including:

  • Festoon lighting at Witchcliffe Hall
  • Bespoke gabion seating
  • Locally crafted bike racks
  • Pedestrian crossing


Share your thoughts on the new streetscape elements by completing the survey below.

By completing the survey you will go in the draw to win one of two $50 Local-Is-More vouchers.

The survey closes on Tuesday 4 June at 5pm.


If you have any queries regarding the Main Street Activation project, please contact Rachael Bayley rbayley@amrshire.wa.gov.au or 9780 5220.




  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The RAC has supported the installation of the following:

    • Festoon Lights
    • Gabion seats
    • Bike racks
    • Pedestrian crossing

    These are temporary elements of a longer term plan for Witchcliffe (Witchcliffe Streetscape Plan).

    We would love to hear what you think about the streetscape elements and whether you think they should become permanent. 

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