Public Notices


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.


APPLICATION FOR RETROSPECTIVE APPROVAL FOR USE NOT LISTED (ART & CRAFT SHOWROOM & SALES) AND HOME BUSINESS (ART CLASSES)

Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes is currently considering a development application seeking retrospective approval for an Art & Craft Showroom plus Home Business providing art classes at Lot 270 (1) Riverview Close, Bridgetown.

Details on this proposal are available at the Shire’s Administration Office, 1 Steere Street, Bridgetown, on the Shire’s website www.bridgetown.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire on 9761 0800 or via btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au.

Should you wish to make a submission on this development proposal, please write to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, PO Box 271, Bridgetown WA 6255 or via email btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au on or before Thursday 17 September 2020.

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.

Any queries should be directed to Scott Donaldson, Manager Planning on 9761 0800 or via email sdonaldson@bridgetown.wa.gov.au.


STATUTORY REVIEW OF LOCAL LAWS

Pursuant to section 3.16 of the Local Government Act 1995 the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes proposes to commence the 8-year review process to consider if its local laws should be repealed, left as is or amended. The following Local Laws are up for review and community comment on prospective changes is requested: 

Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading in Thoroughfares & Public Places Local Law;

  • Bush Fire Brigades Local Law;
  • Cats;
  • Cemeteries;
  • Dogs;
  • Fencing;
  • Health;
  • Local Government Property;
  • Parking & Parking Facilities;
  • Pest Plants; and
  • Standing Orders.

A copy of the Local Laws can be found on the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes website at www.bridgetown.wa.gov.au  or can be inspected or obtained at the Bridgetown Library. 

Written submissions are invited and can be delivered to the Shire by the following means prior to 4pm, Friday 25th September 2020:

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

By Mail - Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, PO Box 271, Bridgetown WA 6258

By Email -  btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au


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.