Public Notices


PROPOSED ROAD NAMING OF FORMER LANEWAYS ADJOINING BARLEE STREET, BRIDGETOWN

SECTION 26 – LAND ADMINISTRATION ACT 1997

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes is proposing to name two former laneways, now dedicated roads, in Bridgetown. The road between Barlee Street and the Dorothy Scott Bushland reserve is to be named as Lipple Lane and the road between Barlee Street and the Bridgetown High School is to be named as Gumnut Lane. The alternative names of Botany Lane and Eucalyptus Lane are proposed respectively should the first names not be supported by Landgate.

A plan and background of the proposed names can be inspected at the Shire Office, 1 Steere Street, Bridgetown or can be downloaded here and here.  Written submissions must be 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 Friday 26 April 2019.  All queries should be directed to Scott Donaldson, Manager Planning on 9761 0800 or via sdonaldson@bridgetown.wa.gov.au.

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


BLACKWOOD RIVER FORESHORE DEVELOPMENT

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes is accepting submissions from members of the community regarding the revised proposed works at the Blackwood River Foreshore.

Project plans can be viewed at Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire Administration or downloaded here and here.

All submissions must be made in writing, addressed to the CEO, and received at Shire Administration no later than 4.30pm, Friday 12 April via:

  • Email: btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au
  • Hand deliver: Shire Administration, 1 Steere Street, Bridgetown.
  • Post: Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, PO Box 271, Bridgetown WA 6255

For more information on the proposed works or to request plans, contact Megan Richards on 9761 0800 or via btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au


COMMENT SOUGHT ON REMOVAL OF TWO PARKING BAYS IN STEERE STREET

In 2017 Council’s Access & Inclusion Committee requested a safety assessment of Steere Street near the railway crossing be carried out, with particular attention to be paid to addressing the poor sight distances for vehicles exiting the civic centre car park (Civic Lane) and for vehicles trying to turn right from Stewart Street (railway station road) into Steere Street.

The Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee are a group of community members and service providers that represent the interests of seniors and people with disability and advise Council on issues relating to the access and inclusion – In this case access and inclusion means the removal or reduction of barriers (physical and attitudinal) to participation in the activities and functions of the community.

A safety assessment was done and this confirmed that the sight distances at both intersections were well below the minimum standards. Steere Street is a road under the control of Main Roads Western Australia and discussions with that agency determined that sight line improvements could be made by removing one parking bay on each side of the street.  (Click here to view plan.) These bays are:

  • On the north side - the single parking bay located between the two entrances to the civic centre car park; and
  • On the south side - the easternmost parking bay in front of the newsagency – being the parking bay closest to the intersection with Stewart Street.

If removed both parking bays would be replaced by brick paving to form a widened footpath. Removal of the parking bays will allow vehicles exiting the two intersections to ease out to improve visibility without entering the lanes of traffic.

Council recognises that parking in the Bridgetown town centre can be limited and the removal of two on-street parking bays will further reduce parking opportunities. There is also the impact on nearby commercial businesses from the loss of the two parking bays.

There is no intention to remove any of the Queensland box trees on the footpath adjacent to the civic centre car park. This was a consideration at one point in time but with the proposed removal of the parking bay on the northern side of Steere Street visibility can be improved without the need to remove any trees.

Council is seeking community feedback on the proposal to remove the two parking bays. Written comments can be provided to the Shire by the closing date of 4.30pm, Monday 15 April 2019


DISABILITY ACCESS AND INCLUSION PLAN (DAIP)

An opportunity to share your views with the Shire

 

The Shire of Bridgetown’s DAIP 2013-2016 is currently under review and we are undertaking the community consultation component of the review process by survey.

 

The survey is open to all interested residents and visitors to the Shire.

 

Click here to go to the survey

 

The purpose reviewing the DAIP is two-fold ;

  • To assess how successful the strategies outlined in the previous DAIP have been at overcoming barriers and achieving positive outcomes for people with disability in the community.
  • To understand and identify any new or existing barriers within the community for people with disability.

 Your feedback is a vital element in improving access and inclusion within the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes.

The Disability Services Act 1993 (amended 2004) requires local government authorities to review their DAIPs at least every five years.  Local government authorities must undertake community consultation, in accordance with the regulations, whenever reviewing or amending a DAIP.


CATS LOCAL LAW 2019

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes resolved at its meeting held on 31 January 2019 to adopt (make) the Cats Local Law 2019. The purpose of the proposed Local Law is to repeal the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes Keeping and Welfare of Cats Local Law and to provide Council under the proposed Cats Local Law 2019 with measures in addition to those under the Cat Act 2011 to control the keeping of cats. The effect of the proposed Local Law is to control the number of cats that can be kept, the places where cats can be kept and to control the activity of cats where a nuisance is caused.

The Cats Local Law 2019 will take effect 14 days after the date of its publication in the Government Gazette. A copy may be inspected at, or obtained from the Shire Library (75 Steere Street, Bridgetown) during Library opening hours or downloaded from the website: www.bridgetown.wa.gov.au.


PROPOSED DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY LEASE OF HEALTH & FITNESS ROOM AT BRIDGETOWN LEISURE CENTRE

It is hereby notified for public information that the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes proposes to enter into a lease agreement with ‘Health on Hampton’ for exclusive use of the Health & Fitness Room at the Bridgetown Leisure Centre, 95 Steere Street, Bridgetown, as follows:

  1. The lease agreement will be for a three (3) year period
  2. The annual lease payment will be $16,320 in Year 1, increasing by either 1.5% or CPI per annum, whichever is the lesser amount.
  3. The lease value of the facility has been assessed at $15,000 per annum (less utilities) by an accredited property valuer.

In accordance with Section 3.58(3) of the Local Government Act 1995, Council invites submissions on the proposal.  Any queries should be directed to the Executive Manager Community Services, Elizabeth Denniss on 9761 0800 or via email: edenniss@bridgetown.wa.gov.au.

Written submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday 15 March 2019 and should be addressed to the CEO.


AMENDMENT TO SCHEDULE OF FEES & CHARGES

It is hereby notified for public information that Council at its Special Meeting held on 12 September 2018 resolved to amend its 2018/2019 Fees & Charges to incorporate the creation of a new fee for entry into the Jigsaw Gallery at the Bridgetown Visitor Centre as follows:

  • Adult                                                                 $2.00
  • Child                                                                 $1.00
  • Family                                                               $5.00

The new fees take effect from 22 September 2018. A copy of the Schedule of Fees & Charges may be inspected at the Shire Library.


CEMETERIES AMENDMENT LOCAL LAW 2018

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes resolved at it’s meeting held on 30 August 2018 to adopt the Cemeteries Amendment Local Law 2018. The purpose and effect of the proposed Amendment Local Law is to provide additional clarification to Funeral Directors, Monumental Masons and the general public on Council’s requirements in relation to funerals and monumental works as well as correcting a duplication error in clause 3.3(2).

 The Cemeteries Amendment Local Law 2018 will take effect 14 days after the date of its publication in the Government Gazette.  A copy may be inspected at, or obtained from the Shire Library (75 Steere Street, Bridgetown) during Library opening hours or downloaded from the publications page.


BUSH FIRES ACT 1954
APPOINTMENT OF FIRE CONTROL OFFICER
HESTER BROOK BUSH FIRE BRIGADE

It is hereby notified for public information that in accordance with section 38 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes has appointed Mr Keith Clothier as Fire Control Officer for the Hester Brook Bush Fire Brigade.  Mr Clothier can be contacted on 0428 611 787.

The appointment of Mr David Jenkins for the Hester Brook Bush Fire Brigade is hereby cancelled.


BUSH FIRES ACT 1954
APPOINTMENT OF BUSH FIRE CONTROL OFFICERS

It is hereby notified for public information that in accordance with section 38 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes has made the following appointments effective from 31 May 2018:

• Chief Bush Fire Control Officer - Michael Campbell
• Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer – Greg Kennedy
• Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer – Lyndon Pearce

The appointments of Hugh Browne as Chief Bush Fire Control Officer and Michael Campbell as Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer are hereby cancelled.