Your Boyup Brook Shire Council Matters

Welcome to the latest Council news items and information on

‘what’s going on at your shire’!

 

The following meeting dates and times apply for the 2019 year:

Residents and Ratepayers are welcome to attend the Briefing Session which commences at 3.30pm and the Ordinary Council meeting which commences at 5.00pm in the Council Chambers.

17 October 2019

21 November 2019

12 December 2019

 

Council Minutes

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

Australia Day Celebrations

Council will host an Australian day Breakfast on 26th January 2020.

An open invitation is extended to all residents.  The breakfast will start at 8am with a flag raising ceremony in Sandakan Park.  The activities will include a presentation to the winner of the Citizen of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Young Achiever of the Year and a new award, the Kevin Henderson Memorial Award for volunteers.

Australia Day Awards

  • Citizenship Award Nomination
  • Young Achiever Award Nomination
  • Sports Person Award Nomination
  • Kevin Henderson Memorial Award Nomination

Nominations are to be forwarded to the Shire Office by 4.30pm on 1st November 2019.

Nomination forms are available at the Shire Office and on the website.

Nominations must be in an envelope clearly marked "Citizenship Award", "Sports Person Award", "Young Achiever Award" and "The Kevin Henderson Memorial Award" and forwarded to the Shire Administration Office, Abel Street (PO Box 2) Boyup Brook 6244.

Rates

2019-2020 Rates

First instalment or payment was due by close of business on 01 October 2019. 

Please be advised, if instalment  payment is received after this NO INSTALMENT NOTICES will be forwarded.

Instalment Dates:     

Instilment 2

Instalment 3

Instalment 4

03 December 2019

04 February 2020

01 April 2020

 

Difficulty in paying Rates?

If you are having difficulty in paying rates, please don't please don't feel embarrassed or anxious, contact the rates officer and make an appointment to discuss a special payment arrangement.  Debt collection costs are recoverable on the property therefore, rather than incur more costs come in and have a talk.

 

Swimming Pool Season Opening Day

The new opening day is set for Saturday 12 October 2019 subject to:

*satisfactory water microbial results; and

*the Pool heating system behaving itself

 

Notice of Election

In-person election  will be held on Saturday, 19 October 2019  in the Shire of Boyup Brook

Administration Office to fill a vacancy in the Benjinup Ward.

RETURNING OFFICER: Stephen Carstairs

Telephone: 9765 1200 Email: shire@boyupbrook.wa.gov.au

OFFICE VACANT AND TERMS OF OFFICE

BENJINUP WARD   one vacancy            4 year term

MOIR, Kevin

MORONI, Glenda

 

CHIEF POLLING PLACE: 55 Abel Street, Boyup Brook 6244

EARLY POLLING PLACE: 55 Abel Street, Boyup Brook 6244

 

Elected Unopposed

The following Councillors were elected unopposed:

Election Type                  Name of Person Elected Unapposed      Term Expires

Dinninup Ward                Rear, Elizabeth                                        21 October 2023

Scotts Brook Ward          Aird, Graham                                           21 October 2023

Boyup Brook                   Price, Adrian                                            21 October 2023

 

Container Deposit Scheme

As part of the Shires engagement and commitment  to the promotion of the Container Deposit Scheme,  expressions of interest from local community and/or business groups to operate a refund point as requested.

The purpose of the Container Deposit Scheme is to help facilitate  the recycling of containers (e.g . cans, plastic and glass bottles).  The Container Deposit Scheme will operate via container collection points.  At the refund point, containers are exchanged for cash (10c).

Please address your application to the Shire of Boyup Brook, PO Box 2, Boyup Brook WA 6244 by 14th October 2019.  Alternatively, submissions may be emailed to shire@boyupbrook.wa.gov.au.

Please contact the Shire of Boyup Brook if you require any further information.

 

Draft Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure Policy

Planning and Development Act 2005

LOCAL PLANNING SCHEME POLICY

AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION

Shire of Boyup Brook, Local Planning Scheme No.2

Notice is hereby given that the local government of the Shire of Boyup Brook has prepared a draft policy for the purpose of:

  • The purpose of the Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure Policy, is to ensure that the infrastructure (collection cages and refund centre), required to facilitate a Container Deposit Scheme, can be established in appropriate locations and without having to seek planning approval.

The purpose of the Container Deposit Scheme is to help facilitate the recycling of containers (e.g. cans, plastic and glass bottles). The Container Deposit Scheme will operate via container collection points. The idea is that containers can be returned to a collection cage and/or a refund point. At the refund point, containers are exchanged for cash (10c).

The Policy, has been deposited at the Shire of Boyup Brook Office, PO Box 2, Boyup Brook 6244 and on the Shire's website which is www.boyupbrook.wa.gov.au.

Submissions on the Policy may be lodged in writing and should include details of the submission and lodged with the undersigned on or before 14th October 2019.

Please address submissions to the Shire of Boyup Brook PO BOX 2, Boyup Brook 6244. Alternatively, submissions may be emailed to shire@boyupbrook.wa.gov.au .

 

Boyup Brook Town-Site Planned Works 2019/20 - Available for Inspection

INTERSECTION CHANGES - ABEL ST/INGLIS ST & COWLEY ST/INGLIS ST

The intersections of Abel St/Inglis St & Cowley St/Inglis St have a number of traffic flow and safety issues that need to be addressed. These include:

  • Difficulty crossing the Inglis St intersection for pedestrians travelling on the North side of Abel St.
  • Unclear vehicle direction for drivers navigating the Abel St/Inglis St intersection
  • Vehicles traveling the wrong way along the one-way section of Cowley St.

In consultation with Main Roads WA, the Shire has developed a regulatory compliant design that will  address these issues by construction of a pedestrian Island, altering give way arrangements, new signage, and installation of new on-road markings.  The design for the intersection can be viewed at the shire Administration Office on Abel St.

Works to implement this design are scheduled for the current 2019/20 financial year. Submissions on the works may be lodged in writing and should include details of the submission and lodged with the undersigned on or before 14th October  2019.

Please address submissions to the Shire of Boyup Brook, PO BOX 2, Boyup Brook 6244. Alternatively, submissions may be emailed to shire@boyupbrook.wa.gov.au

 

Ranger

Boyup Brook is hosting a Microchip and registration day in town.

Collie Veterinarians are discounting their chipping price by 20% meaning you can microchip your pet for $44.00.

Event date  - Wednesday the 9th of October 2019.

Venue         - Lesser Hall - 55 Abel Street Boyup Brook

Start time   - 9:00am

Dog and cat vaccinations are also available at a 20% discounted rate for the 9/10/19.

Please book ahead at least a day prior with the Boyup Brook Shire on 9765 1200 - to secure a place for the day!

Remember to have your pet on a lead or in a pet carrier for your appointment.

Cat and dog registration fees are available on our shire website at www.boyupbrook.wa.gov.au

You can down load registration forms from the document centre.   These forms will also be available on the day prior to your appointment.

Dogs over three months must be registered and cats over six months must be registered and sterilized.

 

Collie Veterinarians are regularly available for bookings in Boyup Brook on a Wednesday.

To access their veterinary service you can call them on 08 9734 11 55.

 

The Blackwood Marathon is approaching us!   The event is held during restricted burning times.

Please remind friends and visitors that we have had a dry season and camp fires are not permitted.

 

Councillors Corner

Cr Lizz Rear JP# 29759

What a year it has been!  

Bio-Security enforced upon us an extra payment for our lives and balances to manage, when our Shire opted out and our voices weren’t heard.  As you have no doubt read and heard, the minister says she sent out 1000 letters and got only a couple of responses, yet when we had a survey out, we received over 100 responses and 98% of them were for us to manage this on our own.  It is yet to be seen how the government will manage this when they can’t even control their own lands to stop invasive weeds encroaching onto farming properties.  Having said that I didn’t receive a letter from the Minister about this and have yet to hear from anyone who did.

3 councillors were elected unopposed in the recent elections.  Benjinup Ward will be going to the polls on October 19 in a contest between current councillor Kevin Moir and Glenda Moroni.  I would like to thank Glenda for putting her hand up.  And to Adrian Price congratulations on being selected to represent Boyup Brook Ward, another person willing to try and make a change here in Boyup Brook.  I was certain with all the noise I was hearing that there would’ve been more candidates.  

The search is on for a new CEO.  We have had several persons showing an interest and watch this space as we narrow the field and find someone to guide us onward and upward.

I look forward to seeing people at the Dinninup Show on the 5th November for its 101st birthday, if I don’t catch you around about before then.          

The above information was adapted from the Boyup Brook Gazette October 2019 edition.