Public Notices

BLACKWOOD RIVER FORESHORE DEVELOPMENT – CONCEPT PLANS

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

Council has extended the community comment period for the Blackwood River Foreshore Development – Concept Plans until Friday 16 November.

Community members are invited to comment on the Blackwood River Foreshore Development - Concept Plans.  The Concept Plans include the upgrade/replacement of the boardwalk, the upgrade of the Old Rectory Walk, a possible art trail and options for creating greater access to the river. Providing the Concept Plans for community comment is the initial step in the design process allowing community to have their input in the initial stages of this important project.  Community will continue to be engaged throughout the project.

Community members can view the plans at the Customer Service area or request a hard copy of the plans by contacting Megan Richards (details below). An electronic copy can be downloaded to view by clicking the links below.

Concept Master Plan

Individual Plans

Contour Plans

Submissions can be made in writing, addressed to the CEO and received by Friday 16 November via;

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

For more information please contact Megan Richards on 9761 0800 or mrichards@bridgtown.wa.gov.au


PROPOSED ROAD CLOSURE

SECTION 58 – LAND ADMINISTRATION ACT 1997

PORTION OF PERRY ROAD, GREENBUSHES

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes is proposing to close a 1.38km portion of Perry Road, Greenbushes, with the first portion from Forrest Park Avenue to remain open.

A plan of the proposal can be inspected at the Shire Office, 1 Steere Street, Bridgetown or available on the Shire’s website at www.bridgetown.wa.gov.au. Written submissions on the proposal should be lodged with the CEO, PO Box 271, Bridgetown WA 6255 or via btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au, on or before Wednesday 28 November 2018.  All queries should be directed to Michelle Donaldson on 9761 0800 or via mdonaldson@bridgetown.wa.gov.au.

This proposal is advertised for public comment and should not be construed that final approval will be granted.


CATS LOCAL LAW 2018

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes has resolved to make a Cats Local Law. 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 2018 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.

A copy of the proposed Local Law may be inspected at, or obtained from the Shire’s Library (75 Steere Street, Bridgetown) during normal opening hours Monday to Saturday. The draft Local Law is also available here. Written submissions about the proposed Local Law will be accepted up to the close of business on Thursday, 25 October 2018.


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.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1995
2018/2019 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 2018/2019 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 2018.


BUSH FIRE MITIGATION WORKS PROGRAM

The Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes has commenced carrying out works to reduce the bush fire risk around the Bridgetown - Greenbushes Shire under the Royalties for Regions Mitigation Activity Fund.

Work is being undertaken to reduce the amount of flammable fuel around high risk areas by either planned burns or by scrub rolling/mulching.  The project aims to protect lives, properties and infrastructure from bush fires using various methods.  The Shire has liaised with environmental groups over the planned works to ensure sensitive areas are protected.  

For a list of areas on the works program, click here. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Shire’s Community Emergency Services Manager on 0428 611 125.


BUSH FIRES ACT 1954

APPOINTMENT OF 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 appointed the following Fire Control Officers, effective from 22 February 2018:

• Kangaroo Gully Bush Fire Brigade - Mr Christopher Doherty
• Yornup Bush Fire Brigade - Mr Lyndon Pearce
• Maranup Bush Fire Brigade – Mr Athol Reid
• Bridgetown Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service – Mr Peter Taylor (Permit Issuing only)

The above are in addition to existing Fire Control Officer appointments.


BUSH FIRES ACT 1954

APPOINTMENT OF FIRE CONTROL OFFICER SUNNYSIDE BUSHFIRE 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 Stuart Waters as Fire Control Officer for the Sunnyside Bushfire Brigade.  Mr Waters can be contacted on 9761 9227(h) or 0447 714 486(m).

The appointment of Mr Murray Waters for the Sunnyside Bushfire Brigade is hereby cancelled.