Your Boyup Brook Shire Council Matters

Welcome to the latest Council news items and information on ‘what’s going on at your shire’!

Council Minutes

Please see the minutes at the front counter or on the website from the Council Meetings held in 2019/20.

Briefing Session

Residents and Ratepayers are welcome to attend the Briefing Session which commences at 5.30pm in the Council Chambers.                           

19 May 2020 (closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions)      

16 June 2020 (closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions)

14 July 2020         

18 August 2020

15 September 2020

13 October 2020

17 November 2020

15 December 2020

Council Meeting

Residents and Ratepayers are welcome to attend the Ordinary Council meeting which commences at 5.00pm in the Council Chambers.          

21 May 2020 (closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions)

18 June 2020                                      

16 July 2020                                       

16 July 2020                                       

20 August 2020

17 September 2020

15 October 2020

19 November 2020

17 December 2020

Resignation of Shire President – Graham Aird

President Graham Aird resigned from Council at last Thursday’s meeting citing personal reasons.  Admittedly I have had the pleasure of only working with Mr Aird over the last 5 months.

Graham has worked extremely hard and is passionate about the town.  I know that all Councillors were surprised and shocked by his decision.  The Council gave the President a standing ovation.  His presence in the team will be missed.

Deputy President Richard Walker will act until the meeting to re-elect is held.  Already we have a number of nominations.  The decision on the new President will be known after a Special Council Meeting held on the 21st April 2020.


We have been putting out a regular newsletter through this period where we have responded to COVID-19.  I want to congratulate all our businesses who have done the right thing throughout this period.  It must be extremely hard to see the constraint on your business and the financial hardship it is causing.  Everyone in complying has done really well and it is pleasing that we have kept the virus out of our Shire.

The Shire has been questioned if we are doing enough during this period.  One Councillor responded to this question by saying this is a time for everyone to step up.  A wonderful example of this has been the efforts of Deborah Bendall-Chambers with her “Comfort Packs”.  The word is out – be kind, look out for your neighbours.

Flu Shots

One more matter that I would like to raise is that it is widely recognised that a flu shot is highly recommended by health authorities as an early defence against COVID-19.  Police and Health workers in this State have had this imposed compulsorily.  This sort of evidence is good enough for me – so hopefully you will get on board and get your jab.  They are in stock at the Boyup Brook Pharmacy now.

Stay safe and keep up the good work.

Chris Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Anzac Day

Light a candle and join our ANZAC Day driveway Dawn Service at 5.55am on April 25th.  Tune into ABC Radio, 6PR, 96FM and 6IX for the dawn commemoration.

Rates News

Have you paid your 2019/2020 Rates? The 2019/2020 rates were due and payable on 1st October 2019 unless you had elected to pay by instalments. 

If you are having difficulty with payment, please contact the Shire administration to discuss options that may be available. 

The Shire understands these are difficult times and Council advise that there will be NO INCREASE in the rate in the dollar applicable to the 2020-2021 Rates nor will there be an increase in the Shire controlled Fees and Charges.

Bearing this in mind, any rates or money owing to the Shire needs to be paid to ensure the Shire continues to provide services to our community within budget limitations.

Completion of Projects

Several grant funded projects were completed in April including: the WABN Bicycle Network Grant for Phase 1 – Beatty St Shared Path; the Stronger Communities funded carousel and safety fence for Sandakan Playground; and, the Sport and Recreation Masterplan proudly supported by DLGSCI and the BBSRA.