The Colourpatch bar is a renovated 10 meter yacht, built in Albany in the early 60’s.

We held our AGM on Friday 18th at the Augusta Hotel in the form of a networking/information evening. We welcomed Carol Wall from The Colourpatch along with their builder Geoff Longwood, who both gave a very informative overview of the project, with video footage (see below) of the installation of Nomad now the masterpiece bar. Visit their website to view progress and make bookings.

South West Carpets and BlindsWe also welcomed Andy Butcher from Southwest Blinds and Carpets Andy has had over 30 years experience in the industry and has completed commercial and domestic projects in Augusta. Andy and his partner Suzie live in Augusta and love the village feel we all enjoy.

2019 has been a year of consolidation, we have continued to build relationships and keep Augusta represented at various levels including Regional Chambers, SouthWest Chambers,Capes Regional Business network, MRBTA,Industry leaders, Sustainable Economy Advisory Committee, Augusta CRC and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

The Chambers 2020 Community directory is in progress and will again be available in a digital version on our website. We are currently planning the second Community Carols by Candlelight and thank the Shire again for their support. The buy local Christmas campaign and best Christmas window display will run from the 1st until the 24th December.

Augusta River FestivalWe will continue to support the River Festival and will work with the CRC toward the Whale Song/Blessing of the fleet festival June long weekend.

Kitty Prodonovich, CEO of Regional ChambersWe had a very informative sundowner with The CEO of Regional Chambers Kitty Prodonovich (left) as guest speaker. As well as Kitty being quite hilarious she spoke of the importance of business supporting their local chamber and creating a strong united voice for small business-the biggest employer in the state.

Our strength has continued to grow with the great support from our members and we believe our Chamber now has a strong presence in our Shire. With membership of 40 and a solid financial base we are working towards projects that will be of benefit to business and the community, we will keep you informed as they progress in 2020.

Andrea Lindsay, Chair
Augusta Chamber of Commerce


Boat-bar installation at The Colour Patch Cafe & Restaurant, Augusta

Just wanted to share a pretty cool moment in time we had earlier this year. The project is the renovation of the iconic Colour Patch Cafe which is located right on the river front of the Blackwood River in Augusta WA. This moment in time was lifting a 30 foot yacht into its final resting place. Since then we have been building the entire project around the boat, which is being turned into a bar for everyone to enjoy a locally sourced beer or wine while enjoying the views.Project to be completed in the coming weeks!

Posted by Geoff Longwood Constructions on Monday, 14 October 2019