Facilities

Airport Facilities

Sandstone has 2 airstrips. A north-south and an east-west both of which are gravel.

The Works Manager must be notified of any intention to land on 9963 5802 or 0457 993 008.

At present the only flights which land are those of the RFDS, landing fortnightly with the Doctor and/or in the case of emergencies.

Due to weather restrictions, the airstrip will be closed during times of heavy rainfall.

The airstrip is not manned and the Shire carries out routine wildlife inspections before flight arrivals. ( please notify the Shire on 08 9963 5802 or 0457 993 008 if you intend to use the strip)

There is also an “emergency landing strip” which is located on the Sandstone – Leinster Rd. This is only used if the main strips are closed and the RFDS needs to land in emergency situations.

Community Recreation Centre

The Sandstone Community Centre caters for social and sporting functions, with facilities including a canteen service and a fully licensed bar. There is also a golf course and tennis courts available for use with golf sets and tennis racquets available for hire from the Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre located on Hack Street.

For bookings or more information on the community centre, please contact the Shire office on (08) 9963 5802.

Water Playground

The Water Park was officially opened in 2011, with thanks to funding from Royalties for Regions.

It is located in the centre of town near the Visitor Centre and is a popular spot for locals and visitors to enjoy and cool down on those HOT summery Sandstone days.

Water Playground

Library

The Sandstone Library is located within the Shire Office. Opening times are 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri. Library books are obtained via the exchange system from the State Library of WA and each month a new allocation or books is received.

Internet facilities are also available at the library including 1 computer specifically designed and setup for seniors access.

Education

In 1907 the Wardens Court operated out of the brick building which still stands today. Since 1923 the building has been home to the Sandstone Remote Community School.

Unfortunately due to lack of the number of children the school is now closed.

Medical Care

The Sandstone Nursing Post was opened in 2002. The Nursing Post operates every Thursday with the additional services of the RFDS Doctor in attendance every second Thursday. In the event of an emergency the RFDS or the local Ambulance Service can be contacted on 000.

Fuel

Both diesel and unleaded petrol are now available 24 hours a day from the self serve fuel station on the corner of Oroya and Payne Streets.  You will need an EFTPOS card to operate the machine.