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The Shire would like to provide clarification on the installation and display of new historical street signs around Coorow town, we understand that this may have caused some confusion.

Back in March 2022, Council approved the proposed historical street signs to be installed around Coorow town. The main reason for the project is to enable the community to acknowledge, reconnect and help maintain the local heritage by establishing the original street names, which were previously changed by the Carnamah Roads District in January 1932.

The brown blade sign with the “h” that indicates historical significance, have now been installed under the current street name signs as part of the signage strategy. These historical street signs provide a glimpse into Coorow Town’s past and opportunities to help tell the story as well as highlight the heritage richness of our region.

An interpretive map to see the locations of the new street signs will be included to the new visitor information signage that will be located at the carpark area in the North Midland Highway/Poynton Parade opposite the Rotary Park.

Thank you to the Coorow Heritage Group for their work on bringing this project to Council and assisting in its completion. Council will continue to work with local Coorow Heritage group, where available, to identify more historically significant asset of the Shire. If you’re travelling through our town, look out for these signs to find out more about the history of our local community.

Here is a list & map of the historical street signs in Coorow:


    The Shire of Coorow and RAC are partnering to deliver a Leeman Community Fresco as part of RAC's Reconnect WA initiative.

    The project will see a 12-month pilot project run along Rudduck Street from the corner of Nairn Street heading west towards the foreshore where the community can meet, socialise, and relax in Leeman. The project will include:

    • Installation of new seating areas at the foreshore and a moveable volleyball equipment and facility;
    • Installation of colourful public art on the path connecting the foreshore with the Community Recreation Centre, with local community groups such as Leeman Primary School, Leeman Townscape and Tourism Advisory Group, Leeman Green Head Community Resource Centre assisting with painting interactive play elements;
    • Greening/landscaping and lighting to complement the new seating spaces, including planter boxes along the path; and
    • Installation of bicycle parking and an accessible beach mat at the foreshore to improve the inclusivity
      and useability of the site for all groups.

    The purpose of this pilot project is to enhance the functionality and attractiveness of the public places to encourage people to spend time, and experience an innovative, vibrant, and invigorating public space. Also to create a sense of fun where seating, shade, and innovative lighting makes it a safer and easier pedestrian-friendly environment, as well as increasing the flow of foot traffic and improving cycling connections for those making local trips in Rudduck Street and Thomas Street.

    Community workshops have been taken place on the 17 February 2022, and a concept has been finalised. Works are expected to be completed in the last half 2022. A launch/opening date will be advertised once finalised. The Shire is keen to monitor any changes in activity and interaction that this vibrant transformation will bring to town. A survey is currently open to collect baseline data to understand the site and to help understand the difference these projects make to the community.

    The Leeman Community Fresco is being delivered in partnership with RAC, through its Reconnect WA initiative, which aims to create vibrant streets and public spaces for Western Australians to interact and connect with each other.

    Shire of Coorow is one of six Regional Local Governments to partner with RAC through its latest round of Reconnect WA.
    For further information please contact the Shire on 9952 0100.

    Please take a few minutes to tell us your thoughts on the Leeman Community Fresco Project. You can access the online survey through this link: 



    The team recently resurfaced the 2x courts both Netball and Basketball with impressive acrylic system installation and new line marking in white and yellow. Project was completed in a week on the end of March 2022. With a contribution from The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (CSRFF Small Grant Program), Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development &Communication (LRCI Program) and a commitment from the Shire as well as the Coorow Latham Netball Club, we were able to resurface the existing courts. Looks great and ready for the 2022 winter sports season.


    The Shire has completed the installation of the new stairs to improve the safety of the facility, this initiative is to repair the damaged stairs that were caused by the cyclone. A local contractor Bedrock Fencing and Retaining were engaged to undertake the project with a concept to move the stairs to the north side and constructed with heavy duty galvanized hot dipped steel frame. This project was made possible through Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications grant contributions. 

    Works have been commenced to upgrade and install a concrete pad for the junior tennis hit up wall. This work has been completed and we hope this will help the Coorow Tennis Club maximize the outcome of the Junior Tennis Coaching Program. This project was made possible through the funding from LRCI Program, and a contribution from Coorow Tennis Club and Shire of Coorow.

    As part of Shire's Disability Access & Inclusion Plan, the Shire recently upgraded the facilities by replacing the entrance to the Administration building with an electronic door. Upgraded the side of the building adding a ramp and doors to the council chambers to make it more accessible for the locals and visitors. Come and check this out when you are visiting the Shire office.