Public Notices

Notice of Special Council Meeting

A Special Meeting of Council is to be held at 5.30pm, Thursday 12 May 2022 in the Council Chambers for the purpose of considering options for the filling of the two current councillor vacancies.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting.  Note Public Question Time is restricted to questions on the business of the Special Meeting only.

The Agenda for the Special Council Meeting can be viewed at the Shire Library during normal office hours or on the Shire website https://www.bridgetown.wa.gov.au/council-meetings.

TIM CLYNCH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted: 5 May 2022

Notice of Night Work on Hampton Street - Water Corporation

Water Corporation is conducting essential maintenance on the sewers in your area to improve the reliability of the wastewater system.

Work will take place from 6pm to 6am Thursday 5 May 2022 along Hampton Street, South West Highway.

This work will have a moderate impact on the community. These works will involve mobile plant, increased noise and lighting near work zone. You may also notice a temporary odour while lids are removed.

Safety is our priority and our contractors are following government advice relating to COVID-19 to complete this work. Please keep a safe distance from our worksites and workers.

Thank you for your patience while this essential work is carried out. If you have any questions, please contact our Project Manager, Ben Colbran on (08) 9791 0411.

For more information, please visit watercorporation.com.au. Faults, emergencies and security 13 13 75 (24 hours).

Click here to see the original Public notice.

Posted: 5 May 2022

Proposed Extractive Industry - Large Operation (Gravel & Sand) - Lots 8756 & 9648 Spring Gully Road, Greenbushes

Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes is currently considering a development application for the extraction of 10,000m³ over a 10 year period from the abovementioned lots.

A copy of the Management Report detailing the proposal is available by clicking here, at the Shire’s Administration Office, 1 Steere Street Bridgetown or by contacting the Shire on 9761 0800 or btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au.

Submissions on this proposal must be made in writing and lodged with the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes PO Box 271 Bridgetown WA 6255 or via btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au on or before Thursday 26 May 2022.  All queries should be directed to Clare Bonnie Senior Planner on 9761 0800.

Please note that any comments made, may be included in a report to Council on the matter which will be available to the public.  To comply with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, please advise if you consider any of this information should be withheld.

This proposal is available for inspection to provide an opportunity for public comment and it should not be construed that approval will be granted.

TIM CLYNCH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted: 22 April 2022


Past Public Notices

Notice of Special Council Meeting

A Special Meeting of Council is to be held at 5.30pm, Tuesday 12 April 2022 in the Bridgetown Leisure Centre for the purpose of considering the motions carried at the Special Meeting of Electors held on 28 March 2022.

The meeting is open to the public and will include public question time on the subject of the meeting.

TIM CLYNCH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted: 7 April 2022

2020/2021 Annual Financial Report (Mar '22)

In its audit report for the 2020/2021 financial year, the Shire’s auditor, advised that the audit had identified significant adverse trends in two of the Shire’s financial ratios. The word “significant” triggers the process outlined in section 7.12A(4) and (5) of the Local Government Act 1995:

(4) A local government must —

(a) prepare a report addressing any matters identified as significant by the auditor in the audit report, and stating what action the local government has taken or intends to take with respect to each of those matters; and

(b) give a copy of that report to the Minister within 3 months after the audit report is received by the local government.

(5) Within 14 days after a local government gives a report to the Minister under subsection (4)(b), the CEO must publish a copy of the report on the local government’s official website.

Click here for further details.

TIM CLYNCH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted: 11 March 2022

Special Meeting of Electors (Mar '22)

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes hereby gives public notice of a Special Electors Meeting. The meeting will be held at 5.30pm Monday 28 March 2022 at the Bridgetown Leisure Centre, 95 Steere Street, Bridgetown.

The Shire has received a request by more than 100 electors to discuss the effects of vaccine mandates. The matters to be discussed as requested by electors are:

  1. Seek declaration of the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes community being declared a ‘Pro-Choice Community’ in relation to State Government vaccination mandates.
  1. To hear and discuss community concerns in relation to the vaccination mandates, specifically seeking a vote of electors in attendance opposing vaccination mandates and declaring Bridgetown-Greenbushes a ‘Pro-Choice Community’.
  1. To advise the Premier and State Parliament of community concerns in relation to existing mandates and request they refrain from imposing further mandates as well as removing all existing mandates currently in place.

This meeting is open to electors of the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes and will be subject to any COVID-19 requirements or protocols. 

To speak and vote at a Special Electors Meeting, you must be an elector of the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes.

TIM CLYNCH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted: 11 March 2022

Talison Lithium Australia Pty Ltd – Proposed Construction of 132kV Power Line (Feb '22)

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes has received a development application from Talison Lithium Australia Pty. Ltd. for the proposed construction of a 132 kV overhead power line for the purpose of upgrading the existing power supply to the Greenbushes Lithium Operation and to support the planned mine expansion.

Talison Lithium Australia Pty Ltd has provided a Visual Impact Assessment (VIA) for the proposed works to enable the Shire and the Community to evaluate any visual impacts on the land and view scapes.
A copy of the VIA is available here, at the Shire Library during normal operating hours or by contacting the Shire via email BTNSHIRE@bridgetown.wa.gov.au for a hard copy.

Should you wish to make comment on this proposal please submit your written submission to the Shire via the email address referenced above no later than 4.00pm Wednesday 23 March 2022.

Posted: 23 February 2022

Amendments to Local Planning Policy – Plantation Applications (Feb '22)

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 16 December 2021, Council resolved to adopt amendments to its existing Local Planning Policy – ‘Plantation Applications’ for the purpose of public advertisement in accordance with Schedule 2 Part 2 Clause 4 (1) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.  

The policy sets out the minimum standards and requirements for applications to establish plantations under the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes Town Planning Schemes.  Also set out are the standard conditions that will be considered by Council in their assessment of plantation applications

A copy of the Local Planning Policy showing the proposed amendments is available for public inspection at the Shire Library during normal operating hours or here.

Should you wish to make a written submission please write to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, PO Box 271, Bridgetown WA 6255, or via btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au on or before Wednesday 23 March 2022.

Should you have any queries regarding this matter please contact Clare Bonnie, Senior Planner on 9761 0800 or via email cbonnie@bridgetown.wa.gov.au.

TIM CLYNCH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted: 22 February 2022

Annual General Meeting of Electors (Feb'22)

The Annual General Meeting of Electors will be held on Thursday, 24 February 2022 in the Council Chambers, commencing at 5.30pm. A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here.

The order of business will be:

  1. To receive the Annual Report and Annual Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2021
  2. General Business

Copies of the Annual Report including the Annual Financial Report are available for inspection at the Shire Library during normal office hours or here

The February Ordinary Council Meeting will immediately follow the conclusion of the AGM.

TIM CLYNCH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted: February 2022

Annual Report 2020/2021 (Feb'22)

The Annual Report including the Annual Financial Report and Audit Report for the 2020/21 financial year is available for inspection at the Shire Library during normal office hours or here.

TIM CLYNCH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted: February 2022

Temporary Road Closure (Feb '22)

Nelson Street will be closed on Wednesday 16th February 2022 between 7am and 5pm to allow Western Power to undertake essential pruning works. The closed section will be from Brand Street for 100m east towards Scott Street. No through traffic will be permitted and detours will be in place.
If you have any questions please contact the Western Power contractor, Geographe Tree Services, on 08 9754 2670.
Posted: 11 February 2022

Temporary Road Closure CANCELLED (Feb '22)

Western Power has advised that it has cancelled an upcoming planned outage planned for this Sunday to focus on repairing the network damaged by the bushfire. Please see details below.

Work was schedule to occur on:
When: Sunday 13 February 2022
Time: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Reference number: ENAR 461345

Western Power will rescheduled this important work as soon as is practicable

If you have any questions please contact Western Power on 13 10 87.

Posted: 9 February 2022

Notice of Special Council Meeting (Feb '22)

In accordance with Section 5.4 of the Local Government Act 1995 the Shire President has called a Special Meeting of Council to be held at 5.30pm, Monday 7 February 2022 in the Council Chambers to consider setting a new date for the holding of the Annual General Meeting of Electors.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting.  Note Public Question Time is restricted to questions on the business of the Special Meeting only.

The Agenda for the Special Council Meeting can be viewed at the Shire Library during normal office hours or here.

TIM CLYNCH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted: 4 February 2022

Temporary Road Closure (Jan '22)

The following roads will be closed on Sunday 13 February 2022 between 7:00am and 5:00pm to allow Western Power to undertake planned works.

  • Roe Street between Walter Street & Rowley Street.
  • Philips Street between Sutton Close & Spencer Street

Detours will be in place and access will be provided for local traffic only.

If you have any questions please contact Western Power on 13 10 87.

Posted: 28 January 2022

Upcoming Night Works in Your Area (Water Corporation) (Dec '21)

Water Corporation is conducting essential maintenance on the sewers in your area to improve the reliability of the wastewater system.

Work will take place from 6pm-6am Monday 20 December 2021 to Wednesday 22 December 2021 along Hampton Street, South West Highway.

This work will have a moderate impact on the community. These works will involve mobile plant, increased noise and lighting near work zone. You may also notice a temporary odour while lids are removed. Safety is our priority and our contractors are following government advice relating to COVID-19 to complete this work. Please keep a safe distance from our worksites and workers.

Thank you for your patience while this essential work is carried out. If you have any questions, please contact our Project Manager, Ben Colbran on (08) 9791 0411.

For more information, please visit watercorporation.com.au    |    Faults, emergencies and security 13 13 75 (24 hours)

Posted: 14 December 2021

Pest Plants Repeal Local Law (Nov '21)

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes intends to make the following Local Law:

  • Pest Plants Repeal Local Law 2021

The purpose of the Pest Plants Repeal Local Law 2021 is to repeal an obsolete local law and the effect is to revoke the provisions contained in it, which have now been superseded by State legislation.

A copy of the proposed Local Law may be inspected hereat the Shire Library or obtained from the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes Administration Office, 1 Steere Street, Bridgetown.

Written submissions are invited and can be delivered to the Shire by the following means prior to
4pm, Wednesday 5th January 2022:

By hand to:

Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes Administration Building
1 Steere Street Bridgetown WA 6255

By mail to:

Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes
PO Box 271
Bridgetown WA 6258

By email to: BTNShire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au

TIM CLYNCH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted: 15 November 2021

Upcoming Sewer Works Along Hampton Street (Water Corporation) (Nov '21)

The Water Corporation will soon be commencing night works to sewer access chambers along Hampton Street.

This work is necessary to ensure the integrity of the sewer system to reduce the likelihood of wastewater overflows. Existing manhole lids will be cut from the bitumen road and replacement lids will be fitted. 

The work is scheduled to be carried out 6:00pm - 6:00am Sunday 5 December to Saturday 11 December 2021.

The work will have a moderate impact on the community. These works involve mobile plant, generators, bitumen cutting and lighting towers over the work zone. You may also notice a temporary odour whilst lids are removed. Works are being carried out on the main street and do not require access into private property. Traffic management will be in place to direct people safely as there will be a land closed for works to be carried out.

There will not be any service interruptions during this time.

Posted: 30 November 2021

Purchase and Removal of Abandoned Vehicles (Nov '21)

 Expressions of interest are invited for the purchase and removal of the following abandoned vehicles:

  • 2004 SsangYong Musso Dual Cab Ute
  • 1995 Mitsubishi Magna
  • 1991 Toyota Hilux Tray Back

All vehicles are unlicensed and sold as is.

Vehicles may be inspected by appointment only Monday to Friday by telephoning the Shire Ranger on 9761 0800.

Expressions of interest must be in writing addressed to the CEO and will be accepted up to 4:00pm 8 December 2021. The highest or any expression of interest may not necessarily be accepted.

TIM CLYNCH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

17 November 2021

Calling of Special Council Meeting by Shire President (Nov '21)

In accordance with Section 5.4 of the Local Government Act 1995 I hereby call a Special Meeting of Council to be held at 5.30pm, Thursday 11 November 2021 in the Council Chambers to consider a proposal to waive entry fees for a Leisure Centre Open Day on Sunday 5 December 2021.

Cr John Bookless
Shire President

4 November 2021

Proposed Local Planning Policy - Exemptions from Development Approval (Oct '21)

Council resolved to adopt Draft Local Planning Policy 'Exemptions from Development Approval’ at the 30 September Council meeting.  The aim of this Policy is reduce red tape by clarifying what types of developments do not need approval in our Shire.  You can view a copy of the Policy here.

Should you wish to make a written submission, please write to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, PO Box 271, Bridgetown WA 6255 or via email at btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au on or before Monday 29 November 2021.

Should you have any queries regarding this matter please contact Leigh Guthridge, Manager Development Services on (08) 9761 0800 or via email at LGuthridge@bridgetown.wa.gov.au.

TIM CLYNCH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted: October 2021

Calling of Special Council Meeting by Shire President (Oct '21)

In accordance with Section 5.4 of the Local Government Act 1995 I hereby call a Special Meeting of Council to be held at 5.30pm, Monday 18 October 2021 in the Council Chambers for the purpose of:

  1. Election and Swearing-in of Shire President
  2. Election and Swearing-in of Deputy President
  3. Allocation of Seating Arrangements for the 2021/2023 Term of Office

Note: Newly elected councillors will be sworn in just prior to the commencement of the meeting.

Cr John Nicholas
Shire President

14 October 2021

Calling of Special Council Meeting by Chief Executive Officer (Sep '21)

A Special Meeting of Council is to be held at 5.30pm, Thursday 9 September 2021 in the Council Chambers for the purpose of resuming considerations of the item presented to the August 2021 ordinary Council meeting being ‘Proposed Amendments to Conditions of Development Approval – Talison Lithium Workers Accommodation Camp’.  At its August 2021 meeting Council adjourned debate on this matter to this date so that some specified additional information could be provided, being:

  1. A summary of the presentations made to this meeting by Tracy Lansdell and Nick Petroff and where applicable officer comment thereon.
  2. Feedback from the proponent on the practicalities of implementing the proposals put forward in the presentations of Tracy Lansdell and Nick Petroff.

As Council adjourned debate on the item at the August Council meeting the same agenda item will be presented for resumption of debate and consideration.  The specified information requested by Council will be in the form of a new attachment.  In accordance with Council’s Standing Orders debate on the item will resume from where the adjournment took effect with Council able to consider the new information submitted.

Opportunities for members of the public to participate in ‘Public Question Time’ and complying members of the public to participate in ‘Comments on Agenda Items by Parties with an Interest’ will be available at the Special Meeting.  

TIM CLYNCH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted: September 2021

Notice of Public Advertisement - Revocation of Local Planning Policies (Aug '21)

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 29 July 2021, Council resolved that the following Local Planning Policies be revoked:

TP.2 Minimum Floor Area;

TP.11 Conversion of sheds to dwellings;

TP.12 On-site manoeuvring of vehicles;

TP.13 River Road Subdivision Guide Plan;

TP.14 Mattamattup Valley Subdivision Guide Plan;

TP.18 Relocated Outbuildings;

TP.19 Construction of Barn Style Dwellings;

TP.22 Outbuildings in the Residential Zone Policy; and

TP.24 Transportable Dwellings.

In accordance with Schedule 2, Part 3, Clause 6(b) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, notice is hereby given that the abovementioned Local Planning Policies have now been revoked.

Tim Clynch

Chief Executive Officer

PO Box 271, Bridgetown WA 6255

Posted: August 2021

Calling of Special Council Meeting by Shire President (Aug '21)

In accordance with Section 5.4 of the Local Government Act 1995 I hereby call a Special Meeting of Council to be held at 5.30pm, Thursday 12 August 2021 in the Council Chambers for the purpose of considering the adoption of Council’s 2021/22 budget.
Cr John Nicholas
Shire President
5 August 2021

For more information on the Special Meeting please click here.

Posted: August 2021

2019-20 Report on Significant Adverse Trends (Mar '21)

In its audit report for the 2019/2020 financial year, the Shire’s auditor, advised that the audit had identified significant adverse trends in two of the Shire’s financial ratios. The word “significant” triggers the process outlined in section 7.12A(4) and (5) of the Local Government Act 1995:

(4) A local government must —

(a) prepare a report addressing any matters identified as significant by the auditor in the audit report, and stating what action the local government has taken or intends to take with respect to each of those matters; and

(b) give a copy of that report to the Minister within 3 months after the audit report is received by the local government.

(5) Within 14 days after a local government gives a report to the Minister under subsection (4)(b), the CEO must publish a copy of the report on the local government’s official website.

Click here for further details.

Posted: June 2021

Notice of Public Advertisement of Development Proposal (Mar '21)

PROPOSED ADDITIONAL USE NOT LISTED – RSN 767 PENINSULA ROAD, HESTER BROOK

The Shire has received a development application for an Additional Use not Listed (Reception Centre for Wedding Functions).

Pursuant to the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes Town Planning Scheme No. 4, land use not listed is required to be advertised for a period of twenty-one days.

Details of the development application can be viewed online at https://www.bridgetown.wa.gov.au/public-notices.aspx

Should you wish to make a submission on this proposal, please write to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, PO Box 271, Bridgetown WA 6255, or via btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au on or before Wednesday 3 March 2021.

Please note that any comments made may be included in a report to Council on this matter, which will be available to the public.  To comply with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act please advise if you consider any of this information should be withheld.

Should you have any queries regarding this matter please contact Esther Gledhill on 9761 0800 or via email at egledhill@bridgetown.wa.gov.au.

Tim Clynch
Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 271, Bridgetown WA 6255

Posted: March 2021

Public Notice of Intention to Borrow (Nov '20)

Notice is hereby given of the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes’ intention to borrow funds. 

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held 26 November 2020, Council resolved by absolute majority, to borrow $532,000, the purpose being to assist with funding the Growth Strategy Projects – Redevelopment of the Greenbushes and Bridgetown Railway Stations.  The loan is to be for a period of 20 years and facilitated by the Western Australian Treasury Corporation.

Should a pending grant application be approved the loan amount and term will be reduced to a lesser amount and a shorter term of ten years.

Pursuant to Section 6.20(2) of the Local Government Act 1995, one month’s local public notice of this proposal is hereby given.

Please call 9761 0800 or email btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au for further information.

Tim Clynch
Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 271, Bridgetown WA 6255

Posted: November 2020

Notice of Decision to Levy Differential Rates for the 2020/21 Financial Year (Aug '20)

In accordance with Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Order 2020 – Clause 12: Section 6.36 modified, Council at its meeting held 27 August 2020 resolved to impose the following differential general rates and minimum payments for the 2020/21 financial year:

Category Rate in AUD Minimum Payment
Gross Rental Value (GRV) Properties 8.7045 cents $942.00
Rural Unimproved Value (UV) Properties 0.6220 cents $1,168.00
Mining Unimproved Value (UV) Properties 7.1478 cents $523.00
The adopted 2020/21 differential general rates and minimum payments do not exceed the corresponding rates and payments that were imposed in the 2019/20 financial year.

2020/2021 Schedule of Fees & Charges (Jul '20)

It is hereby notified for public information that Council, in accordance with Section 6.16 of the Local Government Act 1995, has adopted its Fees & Charges for the 2020/21 financial year to form part of its annual budget.  The Schedule of Fees & Charges may be inspected at the Shire Library during normal business hours or downloaded from the Shire website www.bridgetown.wa.gov.au.

The Fees & Charges apply from 1 July 2020.

Posted: July 2020

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