Place & Community Development

As in most local government authorities, Place & Community Development is an important part of the development and growth of the Shire of Waroona.

Place & Community Development Officer

Kelly Shipway is the Shire of Waroona's Place & Community Development Coordinator. Kelly is available during office hours Monday to Friday at the Shire Administration Office, or can be contacted on either 9733 7800 or by email

The Place & Community Development Officer is involved in a wide range of programs, projects and initiatives in the community. The role of Place & Community Development is to encourage greater participation by all shire residents in their community and to enhance the Identity, Spirit and Diversity of the Shire and the individual communities within it.

Place & Community Development Initiatives include:

  • Facilitate & advocate access to improved resources;
  • Project development;
  • Community events / workshops;
  • Community safety initiatives;
  • Identifying funding opportunities;
  • Community capacity building & skills development;
  • Community planning;
  • Community culture;
  • Improved community networks; and
  • Youth Advisory Council facilitation and support.

Kid Sport is now being processed by the Recreation Centre. Please call 9733 2389 for more information.

Community Directory

A variety of community groups, organisations and not-for-profits operate within the shire. Please find their details below in the Shire of Waroona Community Directory.

If you would like to add your organisation to the Community Directory, or update the details of your organisation, please submit a request through the above link.

Community Groups Insurance

Are you wanting cheaper insurance for your community group. Why not try insurance for community groups through Local Government Insurance Services. To find out more please click on the 'link' below.

Public Events in the Shire of Waroona

In order to conduct a public event on Shire of Waroona land or in a Shire owned venue, approval must first be obtained through the lodgement of a Public Event Application Form.

Public event approvals protect health, welfare and safety of those attending.

If your community group or organisation is planning a public event or activity open to the public and expect over 100 people to attend, contact the Shire of Waroona’s Place and Community Development team to discuss you requirements as an event organiser.

T 08 9733 7800




COVID-19 Event Safety Plan

The WA Department of Health have recently updated public event guidelines to ensure continued public health and safety of the public with regards to COVID-19.

The latest requirements are as follows:

  • all events with an expected attendance of over 500 people must complete a COVID-19 Event Safety Plan
  • All events assessed as high risk are referred to the Department of Health for approval
  • Low and medium risk events are approved through Local Government Environmental Health Officer.

The following link provides some frequently asked questions which explain the new requirements: