Public Notices


Public Notice of Intention to Borrow

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


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL

A Special Council Meeting of the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes will be held at 4.30pm on Thursday 3rd December 2020.

The purpose of the meeting is for considering tenders received for Tender 01-20/21 Blackwood River Foreshore Project.

Please note the single agenda item for the above Special Meeting will be a confidential item considered behind closed doors.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting noting that Public Question Time will be held prior to the meeting moving behind closed doors to consider the single item of confidential business.


NOTICE OF DECISION TO LEVY DIFFERENTIAL RATES FOR THE 2020/21 FINANCIAL YEAR

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 $

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.



NOTICE OF DECISION TO LEVY DIFFERENTIAL RATES FOR THE 2020/21 FINANCIAL YEAR

In accordance with Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Order 2020 – Clause 12: Section 6.36 modified, Council at its meeting held 30 July 2020 resolved that as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • no proposed 2020/21 differential general rate will exceed the corresponding differential general rate that was imposed in the 2019/20 financial year; and
  • no proposed 2020/21 minimum payment will exceed the corresponding minimum payment that was imposed in the 2019/20 financial year.

The following differential general rates and minimum payments are proposed for the 2020/21 financial year:

Category

Rate in $

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


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1995

2020/2021 SCHEDULE OF FEES & CHARGES

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.


2018/2019 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT

In its audit report for the 2018/2019 financial year, the Shire’s auditor, advised that the audit had identified a significant adverse trend in one 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.