Shire of Carnamah

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Due to the COVID -19, the Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner has extended all restricted burning time for the whole of state till the end of April.  As a result of the above we are now back in the restricted period and permits will need to be issued prior to any burning.

Shire of Carnamah is part of the Mid West Region (in terms of the Mid West Development Commission), which is comprised of the following 17 local governments:

Shires of Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Cue, Irwin, Mingenew, Meekatharra, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Murchison, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Three Springs, Wiluna and Yalgoo, together with the City of Greater Geraldton.

 

SHIRE OF CARNAMAH FACILITIES CLOSURE

The Federal and State Governments have announced a closure for non-essential businesses and places. As an essential service provider, we want you to know that the Shire of Carnamah is prepared to will continue to provide you with essential services and be available to support you. To minimise the impact on our staff, clients, and community, however please note the following:

- Our reception area will be attended, however please respect the 2m personal distance limit between you and the staff member;

- We will restrict in-person meetings to those that are considered essential. We will be in touch if you have any meetings already scheduled to make alternative arrangements; 

- Before you enter the Shire Office, we respectfully ask for positive confirmation that you have not been ill or travelling overseas recently, or been in close contact with anyone who has done so, and that you are adhering to all Government-imposed self-isolation and quarantine regulations; 

- We remain available via phone (9951 7000) and email (shire@carnamah.wa.gov.au); and

- Department of Transport licensing services are still available, pending advice from the Department of transport.

To comply with the new regulation, we sadly advise that the following facilities and services will be closed as of today until further notice:

- Carnamah Library; 

- Eneabba Library and Shire Sub-office;

- Carnamah and Eneabba Town Halls;

- Carnamah and Eneabba Recreation Centre;

- Carnamah and Eneabba Aquatic Centres; 

- Lake Indoon (including camping grounds); 

- All camping areas; 

- Illawong beach access; 

- Gumtree Bay and Bumper Bay; 

- Public Toilets (except public toilets near service station in Carnamah) ;

- Campers Kitchen at the Carnamah Caravan Park;  

- Caravan Parks (except chalets in Carnamah)

- Yarra Park Carnamah

- Play equipment behind Carnamah Bowling Club

- Play and exercise equipment adjacent to the Carnamah tennis courts and swimming pool

- Playground on Eneabba Drive Eneabba

- Play equipment adjacent to the Eneabba Playgroup / Tennis Courts in Eneabba

 

 

 

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT TOTAL FIRE BANS VISIT THE EMERGENCY WA PAGE BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK
https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/#totalfirebans
OR LISTEN TO ABC LOCAL RADIO OR CALL EMERGENCY WA LINE ON 13 33 37 

 

The Shire of Carnamah in the North Midlands region of Western Australia encompasses an area of 2384 square kilometres. The principal town of Carnamah is situated on the Midlands Road, 308 kilometres north of Perth. Eneabba is situated on the Brand Highway, 278 kilometres north of Perth, 65 kilometres west of Carnamah and 30 kilometres east of Leeman.

Both towns support the principal industry of agriculture (grain and sheep farming) with rural suppliers, machinery dealership, automotive & smash repair businesses, primary and high schools, and various retail and service outlets.  Recent extensions carried out by Cooperative Bulk Handing have resulted in Carnamah becoming one of the largest primary grain receival points in the region.

Tourism is an emerging industry due to an increased awareness amongst travellers, of the Shire being one of the richest areas in the state for wildflowers from August to October. The Carnamah Historical Society Museum is well recognised as being one of the most comprehensive in the state in terms of it accurately representing the history and growth of agriculture and in displaying machinery, records and artefacts from the last 100 years. (www.carnamah.com.au)   This has led to the development of a Tourist Information Centre in Carnamah, and an increased demand for accommodation and reservations at the Caravan Park.  Eneabba serves as a service/stopover point for travellers wishing to access Lake Indoon and the Coolimba Coast during peak holiday seasons and long weekends.

Our ‘Two Town Shire’ is a classic blend of the ‘old’ and the ‘not so old’ with Eneabba being gazetted as a town in 1961, after the area was opened up for agricultural purposes in the 1950’s.  On the other hand, Carnamah has recently celebrated its Centenary, during which time; many of the historical buildings (and history) were showcased to many visitors and the wider public. The friendliness and diversity of our two towns allow/make for a relaxed lifestyle.

Whether you are here for the long term, just a few years or just passing through – we hope you enjoy the time you spend in the Shire of Carnamah.

 

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