The Shire’s Strategic Community Plan 2017-27 is the Council’s principal ten year strategy and planning tool. Based on outcomes of community engagement processes, the Plan sets out a vision for the Shire’s future and captures the community’s aspirations and values.

A strong area of focus for the community development team is the Strategic Community Plan’s Social Objective - to provide community facilities and promote social interaction. Key outcomes under this objective are:

  • Provision of youth services
  • Build a healthier and safer community
  • Existing strong community spirit and pride is fostered, promoted and encouraged
  • Cultural and heritage diversity is recognised
  • A broad range of quality education services and facilities serving the region.

If you are interested in learning more about the Shire of Narrogin’s Community Development initiatives or would like to discuss a potential community development idea, please contact the Community Development Officer, on (08) 9890 0900 or email

Completed Projects

The Shire's Disability Access & Inclusion Plan 2018 - 2023 represents the Shire’s commitment to make Narrogin an inclusive and accessible community.   

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The Gnarojin Park Masterplan is an overarching concept plan for the Park developed through site analysis and policy analysis and community consultation. It comprises design components and strategies that are about maintaining the significant features of the park whilst improving this open space for the community’s use.

The Shire of Narrogin has contracted a consultant to undertake an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Survey as a first step to implementing the proposals within the Masterplan.  

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The Public Art Strategy & Masterplan 2019 is a foundation for the development of public art within the Shire of Narrogin. The Strategy & Masterplan explores a vision for public art themes and narratives for the Shire and identify the type of public art best suited to the Shire’s needs and the best sites and locations for these artworks.


The Shire is currently identifying funding sources for new public art projects for Narrogin.

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In 2017/18 Council allocated a budget to support the development of a Walk Trails Masterplan with the aim of  capitalising on its natural reserves through walk trails and to  explore the ways in  which a revamped CBD heritage walk could be connected to trails in the reserves on Narrogin’s  doorstep.


The Shire's Walks Trail Masterplan has been developed to provide direction to the upgrading, development and maintenance work of existing walk trails within the Shire’s reserves on Narrogin’s doorstep.

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The recently completed Stories of Us: The Narrogin Heritage Walk Trail is a commitment to the conservation and celebration of Narrogin’s heritage buildings.

The CBD Interpretative Signage project reactivates significant sections of the Heritage Walk described in Timescape. The entire project delivers 25 interpretive signs in anodized sketched aluminum on stylish pedestal posts installed as strategic points or nodes in the CBD, complete with trail directional markers and a trail head sign located outside the visitor centre.

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The Pump Track & Mountain Bike Trail Feasibility Study was prepared to explore the feasibility of developing a pump track in Narrogin and a network of mountain bike trails. The Feasibility Study found there is currently a shortage of pump and jump track facilities in the Wheatbelt Region and that there is demand for a facility in Narrogin, as identified through the online community engagement process.


The Feasibility Study was presented at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 12 July 2019 and public comment then sought.  Council endorsed the study on 28 April 2020.

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The Gnarojin Creek Revitalisation Project ran between mid-2010 and 2013 and involved the design, construction and installation of a number of public artworks helping to revitalise the creek’s walking trail and public space.

This project had four stages and resulted in four pieces of public art which included;

  • Stage One – The Rainbow Serpent
  • Stage Two - Boomerang Seats
  • Stage Three – Narrogin Poles
  • Stage Four – The Charrnock Woman

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The Shire of Narrogin commissioned a consultant in 2018 to map out a pathway to sustainable tourism experiences that provide a compelling reason for people to visit and stay (longer) in Narrogin.


Narrogin’s key assets are its people, nature and heritage. It is also only a short, easily accessible drive from Perth and it can capitalise on the fact there is currently a renaissance towards regional, short breaks from city life where people can re-engage with nature. 

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Current Projects

The revitalisation and preservation of heritage buildings historically underutilised, offers the potential for commercial and/ or community development and employment opportunities. The Shire views the future re-use of both the Narrogin Railway Station and the Railway Goods Shed as contributing to Narrogin’s development and to the creation of a diverse and vibrant local economy and community.  


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Ongoing Projects

The Shire of Narrogin hosts an Australia Day celebration commencing with a barbeque breakfast followed by a program of local entertainment and the presentation of the Australia Day Citizen of the year Awards.


Nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award open on 1 September and close on 31 October each year. The online nomination form can be found in the link below.


Citizen of the Year Award – Online nomination

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NAIDOC Week is a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


The Shire of Narrogin celebrates our Indigenous community with an Opening Ceremony which includes Welcome to Country by a local Elder, speeches and performances of traditional song and dance by members of the local Noongar community.

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The Shire of Narrogin celebrates and recognises our volunteer’s invaluable contributions to the community via a Sundowner event at the end of each year.

The 2020 Sundowner event is set to be held on Wednesday 9 September at the John Higgins community centre.   

Volunteering provides an opportunity for people to become active community members, while helping others. With over 120 community and sporting clubs located in and around Narrogin, there are many opportunities for anyone wishing to volunteer. Resources can be found in the links below:

Narrogin Online Directory

Volunteering WA


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Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives and create and enjoy activities and events.


The Shire of Narrogin partners with local youth service providers to develop and provide support through sponsorship for a range of activities and events during a week specifically dedicated for youth.

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This program provides opportunities for medical students from Notre Dame and Curtin Universities to experience life in the country.

As part of their curriculum, 160 medical students from Western Australian universities spend four days in towns across the Wheatbelt to learn about rural life.

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In the Pipeline

This work is all part of long-term planning in regard to ensuring Narrogin is a welcoming and inclusive place for people from all backgrounds to work, live and visit. It is supported by the Shire’s vision in its Strategic Community Plan 2017- 2027 - to ensure Narrogin is “A leading regional economic driver and a socially interactive and inclusive community”.


The Shire aims to host its first Multicultural community event in 2021. If you would like to contribute ideas for this event in Narrogin please email

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