Shire of West Arthur

Places Of Interest

Wildflower Reserves

Throughout the Shire of West Arthur there are many areas with beautiful wildflowers. The "Boronia Reserve" is cared for by a local warden, who will often act as tour guide and provides information for visitors.

Bottlebrush Bushes

6-Mile Cottage

Located on the Quindanning Road, the Six Mile Cottage is a historical two-roomed cottage built from timber slab with a stone end wall and fireplace.

Six Mile Cottage

Hillman Rock And Hillman Dam

Hillman Rock is a large area of rock on Mount Harris. Hillman Dam was built during the Depression. The dam channels are over one mile long and were dug by hand and concreted in order to bring water from Hillman Rock. The area surrounding Hillman Dam is a flora and fauna reserve.

Due to asbestos hazard, access to the site is restricted. Please contact the Shire Office.

Lake Towerrinning

Lake Towerrinning is a 256 ha phenomenon close to, but not directly part of, the Arthur River. The Lake is ideal for all water sports including skiing, and has a barbecue and picnic spot.

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Lake Towerrinning

Arthur River Heritage Precinct

The Arthur River Heritage Precinct is located on the Albany Highway in Arthur River.  It includes the Mt Pleasant Kitchen built in 1869 to cater for travellers, shepherds, sandalwood cutters and settlers, the Post Office, the Town Hall and other restored historical buildings. 

Hotel Railway Station

Collie Darkan Rail Trail

The Collie Darkan Rail Trail is a multi-use trail for walkers, horse riders and cyclists that extends from Collie in the west to Dardadine in the east. For more information go the Rail Trail Facebook page www.facebook.com/colliedarkanrailtrail/  

Darkan Skate Park and Nature Play area

The Darkan town site caters for all ages with a skate park, nature play area, traditional playground, trampolines, BMX bike track, exercises equipment and free BBQs located on the Darkan Railway Reserve.  

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Duralyn Patchworks Barn Retreat

Suitable for small groups, up to ten people, for business workshops or relaxation. Stay in the barn on a picturesque working farm.
Heather Jefferies provides a complete experience for pachworkers, including accommodation, tuition and supply of materials.

Contact Heather Jefferies

Heather Jefferies Information
Phone (08) 9862 9056
Fax (08) 9862 9003
Email duralyn@bordernet.com.au
Closure of Realigned Section of Coalfields Road 11 Aug 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Shire of West Arthur intends to submit to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage a request to close a realigned portion of Coalfields Road near Albany Highway.

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2017 Local Government Elections 17 Jul 2017

The next local government election day will be held on 21 October 2017. To be eligible to vote, you need to enrolled to vote in the Shire of West Arthur.

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Units for rent in Darkan 21 Jun 2017

Two Bedroom Unit and Three Bedroom Unit Available For Rent in Darkan

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Review of Local Laws 03 May 2017

The Shire of West Arthur is undertaking a periodic review of the following Local Laws, in line with Section 3.16 of the Local Government Act 1995:

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