Public Notices


NOTICE OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY 6 APRIL 2020

A Special Council Meeting of the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes will be held at 5.30pm on Monday 6 April 2020. In response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the Special Council Meeting will be attended remotely (electronically) by councillors and Shire staff.

The purpose of the meeting is to:

  1. Consider the adoption of a COVID-19 Community Response Plan including the establishment of a framework for the 2020/21 budget.
  2. Consider necessary changes to current Council policies and delegations to facilitate effective response and support to the community and ensure organisational capability.
  3. Considers a request from Talison Lithium Pty Ltd for a temporary lifting of occupancy restrictions at its workers accommodation camp site on Old Mill Road, North Greenbushes.

Public questions

Members of the public are unable to attend the meeting in-person.  However members of the public can submit public questions for the Special Council Meeting.

To submit a public question, email btnshire@bridgetown.wa.gov.au before 4pm on Monday 6 April.  Please provide your name, address and question.

  
In accordance with regulation 14E(4) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, Council will determine a procedure for the conduct of public question time during all electronic council meetings. The public questions procedure for the special council meeting will be determined by Council at the meeting. 

The agenda for the Special Council Meeting can be viewed here.


ROAD CLOSURE

JAYES ROAD BRIDGE WORKS (SHIRE OF BOYUP BROOK)

Please note that Jayes Road Bridge (No. 3306) over the Blackwood River between Terry Road and Aegers Road (Shire of Boyup Brook) will be CLOSED for emergency maintenance from 24 March 2020, for approximately 6 weeks. 

Please use alternative routes.  Local traffic only is permitted along Jayes Road to access properties.

For further information please phone the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes on 9761 0800, or the Shire of Boyup Brook on 9765 1200, during office hours.

Your patience and consideration on this matter is greatly appreciated.


PROPOSED RATIONLISATION OF RESERVE 48886, LOT 1 BALMORAL DRIVE, BRIDGETOWN

Pursuant to s.51, 56 & 58 of the Land Administration Act 1997, the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes is proposing to change the purpose of Reserve 48886 from Public Recreation to Public Purpose and to modify the boundaries through partial road widening and closure of Balmoral Drive. 

A plan of the proposal can be inspected at the Shire Office, 1 Steere Street, Bridgetown or available here.  A copy of the Council Minutes from 27 February 2020, whereby Council resolved to give in-principle support, is available upon request or by accessing the Shire’s website www.bridgetown.wa.gov.au/council-meetings.

Submissions on the 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 30 April 2020. All queries should be directed to Scott Donaldson, Manager Planning on 9761 0800 or via sdonaldson@bridgetown.wa.gov.au.

The above matter is advertised for public comment and should not be construed that final approval will be granted.


TOWN PLANNING SCHEME POLICY REVIEW AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

AMENDED RELOCATABLE STORAGE UNITS POLICY

Pursuant to the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes Town Planning Scheme No. 3 and Town Planning Scheme No. 4, comments are sought on proposed amendments to Part 5 of the Shire’s Relocatable Storage Units Policy, to allow temporary use of such units for storage of furniture and household effects where a building permit for a dwelling on the same lot has been submitted for approval.

A copy of the amended Policy can be inspected at the Shire Office, 1 Steere Street, Bridgetown or available on here.  A copy of the Council Minutes from 27 February 2020, whereby Council resolved to initiate the policy amendment, is available upon request or by accessing the Shire’s website www.bridgetown.wa.gov.au/council-meetings.

Submissions 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 16 April 2020. All queries should be directed to Scott Donaldson, Manager Planning on 9761 0800 or via sdonaldson@bridgetown.wa.gov.au.

 The above matter is advertised for public comment and should not be construed that final approval will be granted.


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.