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Creative Blueprint 2014-2018

Creative Blueprint 2014 - 2018 is a plan to direct art and cultural decisions in the Shire. The Plan provides a four year cultural planning framework to complement the Shire’s Community Strategic Plan, and will be used to: • Reinforce the Shire’s commitment to fostering creativity and artistic activity • Guide the future delivery of the Shire’s art and cultural programs, services and activities • Assist with the planning, development and resourcing of cultural facilities • Support organisations and groups to provide arts, cultural and heritage services • Better position the Shire to access funds for local arts, cultural and heritage activities

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Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2010

Local law relating to activities which can or cannot take place in thoroughfares and public places, including planting and landscaping, permit requirements, consumption of alcohol, vehicle movement, signage, obstruction, conservation, lighting of fires, and trading.

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Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Amendment Local Law 2011

Local law amendment 2011 - inserting local planning scheme definition, deleting subclause b) of section 5.16, Prohibitions on burning, amendments to part 6 Trading in Thoroughfares and Public Places, and amending clause 7.7.

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Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Amendment Local Law 2013

Amendment to Local Law - amendment to clause 2.1c - "A person shall not plant any plant (except grass or a similar plant) on a thoroughfare so that it is within 2m of a carriageway" to read "within 1m of a carriageway", and amendments to clause 3.2 relating to advertising signage.

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Environment and Nuisance Local Law 2013

Local law covering noise, light and vibration nuisance, disposal of refrigerators, and enforcement.

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Health Local Laws 1999

Local law governing health requirements, including sanitation, requirements for domestic housing, waste food and refuse, nuisances, pest control, infectious disease, lodging houses, offensive trades, and offences and penalties.

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Local Government Property Local Law 2013

Local law governing local government property, including determinations, permits, behaviour on local government property, particular types of property, and fees.

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Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law 2013

Local law governing parking and parking facilities, including parking stalls and stations, general parking and stopping regulations, stopping zones and restricted stopping areas, and penalties.

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Repeal Local Law 2009

Repeal of previous local laws

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Aerodrome use - Augusta

To outline the level of service that the Shire is committed to providing for the safe and effective operation of the Augusta Aerodromes

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Repeal of Various By-laws 1984

Repeal of various by-laws

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Standing Orders Local Law 2011

Local law governing the conduct of council meetings, covering calling and convening meetings, presiding member and quorum, disclosure of interest, conduct of members, preserving order, motions and amendments, debate, revocation and procedural motions, committees, procedural matters and the common seal.

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Standing Orders Amendment Local Law 2012

Amendment to the Standing Orders Local Law, changing the frequency of the ordinary meetings from bi-monthly to twice a month, amending section 4.3, changing "Chief Executive Officer" to CEO in sections 4.10 and 14.6, repealing subsection3 of section 7.12, and amending section 8.4 to read "the Presiding Member may direct the member to refrain from the debate of the item, other than by voting"

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LPP09 Events assessment

To provide guidance for the assessment of events on both public and private land. In particular, it sets out provisions to ensure that events are properly managed to provide a safe environment for patrons whilst minimising impacts on adjoining properties and the surrounding land.

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CCSP 10 Financial Assistance Policy

This policy sets the categories, type and amount of Financial Assistance that shall be provided by the Shire to Community Organisations and individuals in the local community, and provides guidelines for the application, assessment and determination of requests received for financial assistance and ensures expenditure of all funds are appropriately accounted for and reported on.

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Local Profile 2017

This ‘Local Profile’ is published by the Shire to provide data to ratepayers, residents, visitors, investors, consultants and the business community requiring information about the Shire including demographic change, strategic planning and related issues.

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Operational Plan Quarterly Report: June 2014

The Operational Plan Quarterly Report June 2014 details the progress which has been made against the action items for each of the service teams within the Shire from 1 April 2014 to 30 June 2014.

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State of the Environment Report 2009

The report presents a synopsis for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River environment in 2008. This report has been modelled on the Governments 'State of the Environment Report Western Australia 2007’, and considers a number of indicators relating to the condition of the natural resources or assets, the pressures or threats present and the adequacy of current responses.

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CCSP 14 Culturally active communities policy

To ensure that the Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s cultural sector is active, energising and attracts people; That the region’s cultural richness is illuminated and fosters well being and social cohesion; The cultural scene tells the story of both our Indigenous and multi-cultural heritage as well as expresses who we are now through all disciplines of creative and storytelling industries; To align the Shire of Augusta Margaret River policy with relevant Federal, State and Regional policies

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Community Strategic Plan 2033 Update for December 2016

Council adopted the Community Strategic Plan 2033 (Reviewed 2015) in February 2015. The plan contains five strategic goals which outline the activities, delivery of services, projects, infrastructure and other Shire informing strategies to achieve priority outcomes for the community. This Community Update for December 2016 provides an update on some of the key projects within each goal from 1 October 2016 to 31 December 2016.

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LPS1 Legend

Local Planning Scheme 1 Legend

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Local Planning Strategy

Amended version Endorsed by WAPC 2 February 2017, The Local Planning Strategy (LPS) provides the strategic planning direction for the Local Government, sets out the planning rationale for specific zones and gives effect to the provisions of the Local Planning Scheme. The LPS's purpose is to provide a medium to long-term planning strategy. Specifically the LPS sets out strategies for development over the next 15 years, while the district Scheme is the implementation mechanisms for the next 5 year period.

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LPS Figure 1 LPS area

Local Planning Strategy Figure 1 LPS area

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LPS Figure 2 Environmental corridors and sensitive areas

Local Planning Strategy Figure 2 Environmental corridors and sensitive areas

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LPS Figure 3 Remnant vegetation

Local Planning Strategy figure 3 remnant vegetation

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LPS Figure 4 Coastal management areas

Local Planning Strategy Figure 4 coastal management areas

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LPS Figure 5 Visual Management

Local Planning Strategy Figure 5 visual management

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LPS Figure 6 Fire risks

Local Planning Strategy Figure 6 fire risks

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LPS Figure 7 Trails

Local Planning Strategy figure 7 trails

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LPS Map index

Local Planning Strategy map index

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LPS Map 1 Shire

Local Planning Strategy Map 1 Shire

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LPS Map 2 Margaret River

Local Planning Strategy Map 2 Margaret River

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LPS Map 3 Augusta

Local Planning Strategy Map 3 Augusta

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LPS Map 4 Cowaramup

Local Planning Strategy Map 4 Cowaramup

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LPS Map 5 and 6 Gracetown

Local Planning Strategy Maps 5 and 6 Gracetown

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LPS Map 7 Prevelly

Local Planning Strategy Map 7 Prevelly

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LPS Maps 8 & 9 Witchcliffe and Molloy Island

Local Planning Strategy Maps 8 and 9 Witchcliffe and Molloy Island

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LPS Maps 10 and 11 Karridale and Kudardup

Local Planning Strategy Maps 10 and 11 Karridale and Kudardup

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Margaret River Townsite Strategy Part 1

Margaret River Townsite Strategy summary and discussion document March 2008 -Pages 1 to 68

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CCSP 23 Community Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement Policy

The objective of this policy is to provide guidance to Councillors and Officers in the planning, implementation and evaluation of community consultation and stakeholder engagement activities. This policy will support community involvement in key projects, plans, strategy and policy development, and ensure consultation on planning proposals is undertaken in accordance with legislative requirements.

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Margaret River Townsite Strategy Part 2

Margaret River Townsite Strategy summary and discussion document March 2008 - Pages 69 to 138

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Augusta Townsite Strategy March 2008

Augusta Townsite Strategy summary and discussion Document March 2008

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Cowaramup Village Strategy (2005)

The Cowaramup Village Strategy (the Strategy) was endorsed by the Council in 2005 and the WAPC in 2006 to provide a strategic direction for future growth of the Cowaramup Village. The population potential of the town was reviewed as part of the process and in line with the Shire’s overall consideration of accommodating future population growth. An important objective of the Strategy was to establish, together with the community, a vision for Cowaramup, and identify actions to bring about the vision. The 2005 Strategy includes a Strategy map that was amended in 2010.

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Cowaramup Village Strategy map (2010)

Map of the Cowaramup Village Strategy showing key features and recommendations - to be read in conjunction with the strategy document.

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Witchcliffe Village Strategy - Reviewed 2012

The Witchcliffe Village Strategy 2012 (‘the Strategy’) is a land use planning instrument which is intended to guide the planning and development of Witchcliffe over strategic time frames (to 2031).

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Kudardup Settlement (Townsite) Strategy

The aim of the Kudardup Settlement Strategy (KSS – the Strategy) is to set the framework for the planned, coordinated and sustainable development of the locality of Kudardup. The Strategy Document consists of written document and associated Strategy Plan. Produced February 2010. Modified June 2010 following WAPC decision of 21 May 2010.

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Kudardup Settlement (Townsite) Strategy Map

Strategy Document consists of written document and associated Strategy Plan. Produced February 2010. Modified June 2010 following WAPC decision of 21 May 2010.

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Karridale Hamlet Settlement Strategy

The aim of the Karridale Hamlet Settlement Strategy (KHSS) is to set the framework for the planned, coordinated and sustainable development of the locality of Karridale. The provisions of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Local Planning Strategy require high level strategic planning to precede and coordinate detailed investigation into development about the Karridale Townsite. This KHSS provides an area of land sufficient to yield approximately 190 allotments from identified Development Investigation Areas and Enclave Investigation Areas. Included on the Strategy Plan are a number of provisions to which future development will accord.

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CCSP 15 Public Art Policy

To continue to enhance cultural life, not only through supporting cultural activities and events but via high quality and meaningful public and community art that will enliven and provoke thought in public spaces and to acknowledge and celebrate the culture and history of the Shire through art, encourage high quality art that supports local artists and the emerging art and cultural industry and identify locations suitable for public art trails

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Asset Management Policy

The policy has been implemented for the following purposes: • To ensure that the Shire’s services and infrastructure are provided in a sustainable manner • To safeguard Shire assets, including physical assets and employees • To create an environment where all Shire employees take an integral part in overall management of Shire assets • To meet legislative requirements for asset management; • To ensure resources and operational capabilities are identified and responsibility for asset management is allocated; • To demonstrate transparent and responsible asset management processes that align with demonstrated best practice.

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Road Closure of Gazetted Roads and Unconstructed Road Reserves

To ensure that due consideration is given to any request for closure of or construction of a road within an unconstructed road reserve.

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Naming and Renaming of Roads, Parks, Reserves and Localities

To ensure that new names and renaming of roads, parks, reserves and localities meet the Shire’s general requirements. The policy covers the protocols for and definitions of appropriate names.

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Development Policy

To achieve an acceptable standard of development throughout the Shire, to reduce the impact on Shire infrastructure from development including damage to road and verge infrastructure and vegetation and to ensure that crossovers and drainage connections are built to the Shire’s standards and specifications.

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Works on Shire Land

To ensure that works (including landscaping but excluding mowing of grass) undertaken on land that is owned, or is vested in, or is under the care, control or management of the Shire does not impact on the land or the safe use of the land.

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Removal of Objects from Shire Land

To effectively remove objects with a system of authorisation and payment for such works. The policy covers ownership of obstructions, costs of reinstatement, removal of obstructions, and claims for damage.

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Restricted Access Vehicles

To control and rationalise the movement of Restricted Access Vehicles on the Shire’s road network to provide for the efficient movement of freight, reduce damage to Shire roads and minimise risks to all road users.

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Signage on Public Land

To seek a balance of the functional requirement to inform, warn and promote with the need to avoid the proliferation of signs on public land and maintain visual amenity that is in character with the surrounding townscape or landscape. The policy covers what signage is covered, standards and guidelines for signage, and compliance.

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Roads and Infrastructure

To build and maintain the best quality roads, streets, drainage system, paths and associated infrastructure within available resources. The policy covers standards, maintenance, environment, safety, and the use of road making materials from Shire reserves.

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Replacement of Plant and Vehicle Fleet

To ensure that Shire plant and vehicle fleet units are replaced at the most effective and lowest cost time intervals, and to maintain a modern, efficient and safe plant and vehicle fleet and make use of any available financial assistance. The policy covers the plant replacement programme, what to consider when replacing plant, and the maximisation of fleet and vehicle utilisation.

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Bush Fire Risk Policy

To provide a standard and consistent framework for the management of bushfire risk across all land tenures and vegetation types in the Shire in order to save lives, minimise risks to assets and protect natural and cultural heritage values The policy includes risk management strategies for Shire and privately owned land, provision of emergency access, managing reserves, and the removal of fallen trees.

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Dangerous Trees Policy

To protect community, property and Shire owned and/or managed assets from damage caused by trees or limbs falling from Shire owned and/or managed land. The policy covers tree inspections, remedial actions, costs for removal of trees, disputed risk, trees on private property.

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Townsite street trees

To preserve and enhance street trees and shrubs within townsites in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, including parks and reserves vested in the Shire. To integrate future provision of landscaping with the existing natural vegetation to create an attractive landscape that preserve and protect the natural and constructed environment.

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LPP01 Outbuildings Farm, Buildings and Swimming Pools

To give guidance as to how discretion under a town planning scheme or other regulatory instrument may be exercised. It also serves to help proponents, landowners and the community understand how decisions are likely to be reached.

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LPP03 Extractive industries

Sets out the considerations that will be given to the establishment of extractive industries in the Shire.

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LPP04 Boundary fencing

To provide guidance on what constitutes a 'sufficient fence' within the Shire Augusta Margaret River for the purposes of the Dividing Fences Act 1961.

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LPP05 Cellar door sales

To provide the basis on which Council will assess proposals for cellar door sales establishments within the Priority and General Agriculture zoned land.

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LPP10 Directional signage

To provide guidance for the erection of signs on public land. This policy is created under the provisions of Clause 2.2 of Local Planning Scheme No. 1 (the ‘Scheme’). This Policy gives guidance as to how discretion under a town planning scheme or other regulatory instrument may be exercised. It also serves to help proponents, landowners and the community understand how decisions are likely to be reached. This is an interim policy.

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LPP11 Jetties

to provide guidance for the development of jetties on public and private land. The general objectives of this policy are to set out the approach to be taken by the Council with respect to the construction of jetties and to clarify the fact that the construction of all jetties constitutes development for which the prior approval of the Council is required and that licensing of jetties is required.

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LPP12 Ashton Street development

To provide additional development controls to the area identified in the Ashton Street Outline Development Plan (ODP) included as Attachment 1. Its objective is to ensure that the development is undertaken in a manner that limits the visual impact of buildings and fences and ensures the preservation of significant vegetation.

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Cultural Centre Community Usage

The objectives of the Shire’s policy on community access to the Cultural Centre are: 1. Foster participation in community activities and community cultural development; 2. Foster a sense of community belonging 3. Strengthen community groups and networks and build community capacity resilience 4. Promote community volunteerism and use of the centre as a venue for non-profit organisations 5. Promote equity and access to all community members including those with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse cultures, young people, seniors and families; 6. Promote lifelong learning by using the Centre as a venue for educational activities, conferences, seminars, presentations, community forums, Town meetings, and 7. Enhance the community’s emergency and disaster management capabilities as a central emergency evacuation centre.

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LPP14 Margaret River development investigation areas design and development

To set governing principles in place that align with the following elements of the Shires’ adopted Strategic Plan (2010-2020); Sustainable Development 3 Liveable Townships, Hamlets and Neighbourhoods

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LPP15 Alfresco dining

To provide a framework to determine applications for the use and development of local reserves for the purposes of alfresco dining that are sought by an adjoining business.

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Icon Event Sponsorship

To create a more vibrant and diverse economy by attracting visitors as participants, support crews and spectators at Iconic Events, maximise the economic benefits, foster participation and safeguard the environment.

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Economic Development

To adopt a facilitation role in stimulating sustainable economic growth within an integrated framework which simultaneously achieves social development and environmental protection for the community;

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LPP06 Planning Compliance

To facilitate a streamlined process that encourages compliance with the planning framework to be achievable, provide a transparent and consistent approach with the execution of Planning Infringement Notices for minor planning offences, provide clear criteria for decision making, consider the resources, cost and time involved in prosecution action and encourage direct prosecution action for major planning offences.

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LPP07 Short Stay Accommodation

To provide guidance on the appropriate location, scale and use of single dwellings for short stay accommodation, ‘Holiday Houses’ and ‘Holiday Houses (large) in the Shire.

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LPP22 Perimeter Road funding and implementation

To set out the Council’s position on funding and implementation of the proposed Margaret River Perimeter Road.

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LPP23 Renewable energy system

To provide guidance on the appropriate location, scale and design of renewable energy systems.

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CCSP 1 Revenue Policy

This policy establishes and defines the financial objectives for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River for all operations, activities and property management. It is an overview of the Shire's commitment to full cost recovery wherever possible.

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CCSP 6 Credit Card Policy

The policy provides guidance for the use, allocation, control and safe custody of corporate credit cards. It covers the restrictions relating to purchasing food and beverages on the CEO credit card, the issuing of credit cards to other staff, the expenditure limits on each card and record keeping and approval requirements.

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CCSP 7 Payment of Accounts Policy

The purpose of the policy is to ensure all payments made by the Council are in accordance with the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996. It covers cheques, EFT and BPay, credit cards and debit cards.

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CCSP 5 Investments Policy

The principal objective of Council in investing surplus cash not immediately required is the preservation of capital that can generate a reasonable return consistent with the Council’s conservative risk profile. While exercising the power to invest, consideration is to be given to preservation of capital, liquidity, and the return on investment. All investments are to be made in accordance with:  Local Government Act 1995 – Section 6.14;  The Trustees Amendment Act 1962 –,Part III Investments as amended by the Trustees Amendment Act 1997); and  Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations (19, 19C, 28 and 49).

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CCSP 4 Finance General Policy

To detail the accounting policies that form the basis of the Statement of Significant Accounting Policies published in the notes to the Annual Financial Report and the annual Budget. It covers aspects of Shire financial operations such as: • Purchasing • Revenue • Currency reporting • Local government reporting entity • Basis of accounting • Classification of assets and liabilities • Rates • Grants, donations and other contributions • Investments • Interest earned on reserve investments • Land held for resale • Taxation • Contingent liabilities • Borrowings • Events occurring after balance date • Reconciliation of accounts • Accounts and records • Payments • Cash and cash equivalents • Fixed assets • Leases • Inventory • Bad debts • Employee entitlements • Superannuation • Creditors and accruals • Monthly financial reports • Budget review • Annual financial reports • Annual reports and budgets • Budget variations • Auditors

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CCSP 3 Setting of Fees and Charges Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish a fair and equitable fee structure which reflects actual reasonable costs for goods and services provided by council and takes into account the Council’s objectives and community obligations. The Shire will impose Fees and Charges for: • providing the use of, or allowing admission to, any property or facility wholly or partly owned, controlled, managed or maintained by the Shire; • supplying a service or carrying out work at the request of a person; • subject to section 5.94 of the LG Act, providing information from Shire records; • receiving an application for approval, granting an approval, making an inspection and issuing a licence, permit, authorisation or certificate; • supplying goods; and • such other services or goods as may be prescribed. 

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Operational Plan Quarterly Report: March 2014

The Operational Plan Quarterly Report March 2014 details the progress which has been made against the action items for each of the service teams within the Shire from 1 January 2014 to 31 March 2014.

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CCSP 8 Regional Price Preference Policy

This policy outlines the steps which the Shire takes in its tendering process to stimulate economic activity and growth in the Shire by maximising the use of competitive local businesses in supplying goods, services and works purchased or contracted on behalf of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. A price preference will apply to suppliers who are based in, operate or use goods/services from within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River in relation to all tenders above $150,000 (ex GST) invited by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River for the supply of goods and services and construction (building) services, unless the tender document specifically states prior to advertising of the tender that this policy does not apply.

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CCSP 2 Shire Rating Policy

The purpose of the policy is to provide an easy to understand rating document covering all properties within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and to provide for fair and equitable rating with administrative efficiency in its application. It outlines the principles behind applying ratings, the rating methodologies and definitions of the zones which are used, and contains a land use rating table.

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Special meeting following annual elections

To provide continuity in the decision-making processes of Council following the expiration of the term of elected members as provided for in the Local Government Act.

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Councillor induction

To ensure that newly elected Councillors are provided with a comprehensive induction program and associated support to fulfil their roles and responsibilities as elected members and to provide good governance to the Shire.

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Provision of Councillor support

To ensure that Councillors have equitable access to an appropriate range of support to ensure that they are able to effectively fulfil their role and provide good governance to the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.

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Councillor professional development

To ensure that Councillors have equitable access to a range of relevant Councillor training and professional development opportunities to enhance their ability to fulfil their roles and responsibilities as elected members and to provide good governance to the Shire.

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CCSP 19 Strengthening Youth Policy

The purpose of this policy is to set the strategic direction of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River in the delivery of youth facilities and services and set engagement priorities to foster a diverse youth driven community, where young people feel comfortable, respected, safe and educated.

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Flinders Bay Protection and Management Plan

Flinders Bay Protection and Management Plan Augusta. Council on the 22 November 2017 resolved to adopt the plan

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Acting Chief Executive Officer

The policy establishes guidelines for filling the position of Acting Chief Executive Officer when the CEO is on leave or during periods of unforeseen prolonged absence. The Council will appoint an Acting Chief Executive Officer to fulfil the duties and exercise the powers of the Chief Executive Officer in periods of annual leave and during periods of unforeseen prolonged absence of the Chief Executive Officer for more than four weeks.

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End of term acknowledgement function

To acknowledge the contributions of Councillors and Executive Staff and their respective partners over the term of the Council prior to the Local Government Election.

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Council Delegates

To provide guidance to Council on the selection of delegates and guidance to Councillors on their required roles and responsibilities, covering how to fulfil the representative role, the process used for appointment, and outlines the process for some specific organisations.

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Women in Local Government

To advance the representation of women in decision making roles as councilors, managers and emerging leaders within the organisation.

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Financial viability

To continuously strengthen the Shire’s financial performance and position and overall financial viability in order to effectively and efficiently deliver sustainable outcomes to the community.

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Legal representation

To provide clear guidelines for Council decision making when present and past Councillors and employees become respondents in legal proceedings because of their official functions

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Recognition of departing Councillors

To establish a standard for Council recognition of the services of a retiring Councillor at the end of their term of office

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Councillor requests for information

To ensure the appropriate and efficient handling of Councillor initiated requests for information through the CEO and to avoid any excessive demands and disruption to the carrying out of important day to day operational functions of the Shire.

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Privacy

To provide guidance to Councillors and Officers in the collection, storage and use of personal information.

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Use of the Shire logo

To ensure that the Council logo is used for authorised purposes only. The Shire logo is copyright and its use is restricted to bona fide Council situations as set out in the Shire Style Guide.

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Councillor email

To provide Councillors with clear guidelines for email communication for Shire of Augusta Margaret River related business.

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Correspondence addressed to Councillors

To ensure that the Shire complies with the State Records Act and Council’s adopted Records Management Plan in relation to Councillor addressed correspondence. The policy relates to correspondence or “mail” received by Elected Members at the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Council offices in any format (e.g. by post, fax, courier, hand-delivered)

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Presentation to staff

To have in place a policy, as legally required under Section 5.50 of the Local Government Act 1995, in relation to employees whose employment with the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is finishing, setting out the circumstances in which the Council will pay an employee any amounts in addition to those which the employee is entitled under the terms of a contract or industrial award

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Local Planning Scheme No 1 with Deemed Provisions

To: (a) set out the local government’s planning aims and intentions for the Scheme area; (b) set aside land for public purposes; (c) zone land within the Scheme area for the purposes defined in the Scheme; (d) control and guide land use and development; (e) set out procedures for the assessment and determination of planning applications; (f) make provisions for the administration and enforcement of the Scheme; and (g) address other matters set out in the Schedule 7 to the Planning and Development Act 2005;

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CCSP 24 Occupational safety and health policy

To provide a safe and healthy workplace and to ensure that Council and the Shire discharge their duties under relevant occupational safety and health legislation.

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Donations and community grants

To assist community organisations and individuals in the provision of services and facilities for the benefit of the residents and visitors to the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

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Aboriginal reconciliation

To build mutually respectful relationships between Indigenous and other Australians that allow us to work together to solve problems and generate success that is in everyone's best interests

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Social justice

To foster a more cohesive and inclusive community where marginalised groups and individuals are encouraged to achieve equitable outcomes and participate fully in community life.

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Cultural diversity

To ensure that the Council’s operations are sensitive to the needs of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and to promote the principles of respect, shared responsibility, equal opportunity, access and celebration as they relate to multiculturalism in Augusta Margaret River

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Business excellence framework

To achieve business excellence through continuous improvement supported by comprehensive and integrated quality management systems.

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Recording of Councillor attendance at meetings

To keep the ratepayers and electors of Augusta Margaret River fully informed on the meeting attendances of Councillors.

Download: Recording of Councillor attendance at meetings

Caravan Parks and Camping

To position the Shire as the preferred caravan and camping holiday destination in WA, proactively respond to the Western Australian Caravan and Camping Action Plan (2013-2018) and the supporting Brighthouse Report, ensure a supply of suitable and diverse accommodation and camping facilities, work with DPaW, develop more sites, work with the Wardandi community, improve marketing and develop options for overflow.

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Asset Management Plan 2013-2023

The overall Asset Management Plan is a first cut ‘core’ asset management plan in accordance with the provisions of the WA Government’s integrated planning framework and associated guidelines and manuals. The plan contains an overview of asset management within the Shire and the current status of individual asset classes ie buildings, parks and ovals etc

Download: Asset Management Plan 2013-2023

Workforce Plan 2013-2017

The Workforce Plan is integral to the sustainable delivery of the Shire’s Community Strategic Plan by ensuring that the Shire has the appropriate capacity and capability to deliver our strategic vision. The Workforce and Long Term Financial Planning process has been informed by the Community Strategic Plan, Corporate Plan and Asset Management Plan, which have provided direction on the following: • New projects and services to be delivered; • Changes to customer service levels ; and • Changes to asset management service levels

Download: Workforce Plan 2013-2017

Operational Plan Quarterly Report: December 2013

The Operational Plan Quarterly Report December 2013 details the progress which has been made against the action items for each of the service teams within the Shire from 1 October 2013 to 31 December 2013.

Download: Operational Plan Quarterly Report: December 2013

Operational Plan Quarterly Report: September 2013

The Operational Plan Quarterly Report September 2013 details the progress which has been made against the action items for each of the service teams within the Shire from 1 July 2013 to 30 September 2013.

Download: Operational Plan Quarterly Report: September 2013

Annual Report 2012-2013

Statutory Annual Report for the financial year 2012-2013. The report contains: • Vision, Mission, Values • Shire President’s Report • Corporate Governance • Chief Executive Officer’s Report • Executive Leadership Team • Strategic Key Result Areas • Organisational Structure • Key Result Area 1: Sustainable Development • Key Result Area 2: Environmental Protection • Key Result Area 3: Stronger Communities • Key Result Area 4: Vibrant Economies • Key Result Area: 5 Business Excellence • Statutory Reports • Future Directions • Audited Concise Financial Report

Download: Annual Report 2012-2013

Community Facilities Plan 2012

The provision of appropriately planned community infrastructure assists the Shire with achieving its Vision. Goal 4 provides the strategic framework for the Shire’s approach to the provision of community infrastructure with its emphasis on planning, implementing, maintaining and enhancing assets with a view to their long term sustainability.

Download: Community Facilities Plan 2012

Tourism

To ensure that Council guides and influences the development of sustainable tourism, to recognise the social and economic benefit of tourism, to foster a welcoming community, to increase the number of visitors and length of stay, to build resilience, prioritise the development of higher end accommodation, ensure a range of activities, facilities and attraction, to provide high standard infrastructure and business processes, grow the brand and provide high quality Shire owned caravan parks.

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Forward Capital Works Plan to 2014-2015

The Forward Capital Works Plan (Plan) is a strategic financial plan which has been developed to identify future infrastructure works including estimated costs and funding sources. The Plan covers a period of five years, 2010-11 to 2014-15 and will be reviewed annually. It has been developed to enable the Shire to access Country Local Government Funding (CLGF).

Download: Forward Capital Works Plan to 2014-2015

Augusta to Busselton trails network concept plan 2010

National Trust of Australia WA. Supporting document for Community strategic plan. This document outlines the benefits of a regional trail network and presents a concept plan to guide the trails network linking Augusta to Busselton, using the disused railway route. It also includes recommendations for the process, including seeking input from other organisations, developing a steering committee and funding strategy, identifying trail champions, developing an action plan and timeline, developing trails with existing infrastructure and overseeing the preparation of trail management policies.

Download: Augusta to Busselton trails network concept plan 2010

Regional profile

Capes regional economic development strategy 2009 Working Paper 1. This Regional Economic Profile is one of several documents that underpin the Capes Regional Economic Development Strategy, developed collaboratively between the Shire Councils of Augusta Margaret River and Busselton. The purpose of the Strategy is to foster the creation of sustainable economic and jobs growth in the region.

Download: Regional profile

LPP26 Signage

This Local Planning Policy was adopted by Council to give guidance as to how discretion under a local planning scheme or other regulatory instrument may be exercised. It also serves to help proponents, landowners and the community understand how decisions are likely to be reached.

Download: LPP26 Signage

Request for Owner Information

The release of information by the Shire is restricted in line with section 29B of the regulations gazetted 27 February 2014. The regulations were developed in response to ratepayer concerns that their personal information was being freely provided by local governments to organisations and members of the public, without any privacy protection mechanisms in place. If you require owners details, the Release of Owner Information Form is to be completed and sent to the Shire by email at amrshire@amrshire.wa.gov.au or by post to PO Box 61, Margaret River WA 6285.

Download: Request for Owner Information

Gloucester Park Plan 2010

Gloucester Park scheme site plan, showing current infrastructure and planned future developments.

Download: Gloucester Park Plan 2010

Redevelopment of Margaret River Townsite 2011

Study by Syme Marmion Consultants into the Perimeter (Heavy Haulage Diversion) Road and the redevelopment of Bussell Highway as the Main St to form the principle town centre for Margaret River. Issues covered include tourism opportunities, road safety, previous studies, economic opportunity and future development.

Download: Redevelopment of Margaret River Townsite 2011

Perimeter Road Planning

Background on planning for Perimeter Road. The need for some form of perimeter road for Margaret River was identified in the 1980s. BSD Consultants (September 1996) identified that planning for the Ring Road was required. In March 1997, BSD Consultants investigated options and the alignment of the perimeter road to the east of Margaret River was recommended based on technical, financial analysis and community consultation.

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Margaret River Recycled Water Scheme

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is seeking to pipe recycled water from the Water Corporation’s sewerage treatment facility into town to irrigate its parks, ovals, the golf course and two schools. A developer is also seeking to take some of the water and irrigate its public open spaces, which in due course will revert to Shire ownership. In order to do this the Shire is building a pipe network from the Water Corporation’s waste water treatment plant into town, where the water will be distributed to the various public open spaces. A supply agreement will be in place to govern the arrangement.

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Wallcliffe Road Streetscape Concept Plan 2010

Layout of proposed streetscape for Wallcliffe Road, including planned plantings and upgrades

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Leeuwin planning day 2011

Report on the Leeuwin Planning Day held on 21 March 2011 - community consultation facilitated by the South West Development Commission.

Download: Leeuwin planning day 2011

LPP08 Surfing Events

To provide guidance on the appropriate location, size and number of surfing events that are permitted within Shire vested foreshore reserves within any calendar year. Application of this policy applies to organisations wishing to conduct a surfing event at local club level through to international events, on Shire managed foreshore reserves. Separate application process is required for surfing events utilising Department of Parks and Wildlife managed land and waters. Policy also provides guidance for assessing permit applications to use a Shire reserve for situations where planning approval is not required.

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CCSP 17 Access and Inclusion Policy

To outline the commitment of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to comply with the WA Disability Services Act (1993) and to ensure that people with disability have the same access to events, services, buildings, facilities, information, quality services, opportunities to participate, make complaints and gain employment as other people in the Shire.

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Access and inclusion plan 2018-22

This Access and Inclusion Plan 2018 – 22 details the Shire’s commitment to creating and fostering an inclusive and accessible community for all to live, work, play, invest and visit; whilst also recognising the importance of working in collaboration with the community to break down social barriers to inclusion and to drive sustainable change from within the community itself. This new plan (formerly the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan) recognises that access and inclusion can affect many members of our community. This includes people with disability, their families and carers; people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees, Aboriginal Australians, the elderly; women, LGBTIQ+ people, people experiencing financial hardships and people who experience other access and inclusion issues such as temporary illnesses or injuries or parents with prams.

Download: Access and inclusion plan 2018-22

Information statement 2015

The Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992 (the FOI Act) gives you the right to apply for access to documents held by the State Public Sector agencies which includes Government departments, local authorities, statutory authorities and Government Ministers.

Download: Information statement 2015

Annual budget 2014-2015

The budget contains: • Statement of Comprehensive Income by Nature or Type • Statement of Comprehensive Income by Program • Statement of Cash Flows • Rate Setting Statement • Notes to and Forming Part of the Budget • Business Unit Details • Supplementary Information - Capital Works Schedule - Grants and Contributions - Carry Forward Items - Special Projects

Download: Annual budget 2014-2015

Strengthening Youth Plan 2018-2022

The Strengthening Youth Plan has been prepared in consultation with young people and is a document that identifies activities, programs and partnerships designed to inspire, support and strengthen youth. The four goals set out in the plan are: Goal 1: Effective youth leadership and engagement Goal 2: Access to affordable community and recreational infrastructure/services Goal 3: Affordable under 18 events Goal 4: Education and employment

Download: Strengthening Youth Plan 2018-2022

Age Friendly Communities Study 2009

Data shows that the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, like the rest of the world, is seeing an increase of older residents as the overall population continues to age and people remain healthy and active for longer. In response to the changes, the Shire of Augusta Margaret River has, in partnership with the Department for Communities (DFC), the South West Development Commission (SWDC) and using the World Health Organisation (WHO) framework for “Age-Friendly Cities” assessment, conducted a study on how well the Shire addresses the needs and aspirations of older people

Download: Age Friendly Communities Study 2009

CCSP 25 Physically Active Communities Policy

The purpose of this policy is to facilitate and encourage physical activity in the community to enhance health and well-being through supportive physical and social environments. This policy has been developed on the following principles: • Accessibility: Active living and physical activity opportunities should optimise accessibility for all users and provide convenient access for people with disabilities • Partnerships: Organisations need to work in partnership to maximise the opportunities for physical activity in the community • Design: Well planned and designed neighbourhoods are critical to increasing physical activity levels by creating accessible and conducive environments that support and encourage active living opportunities • Awareness: An informed community provides the opportunity for individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices through raising awareness of the importance of physical activity

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Wadandi Track Policy

The policy sets the following objectives: a) To state the Shire’s position with respect to the use of land that formed the former Busselton to Flinders Bay government railway; b) To establish a framework for the development and management of a recreational trail on that land to form what may be referred to as a “Wadandi Track”; and c) To link the rail trail with other paths and trails within the south-west region.

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LPP27 Heritage Places

This Policy was adopted by Council to give guidance as to how discretion under a town planning scheme or other regulatory instrument may be exercised. It also serves to help proponents, landowners and the community understand how decisions are likely to be reached.

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Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions under which the Shire operates when using a purchase order to procure goods and services

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Extractive Industries Local Law 2014

Local Law governing extraction of materials in the Shire, covering licensing requirements and applications, transfer and cancellation of licences, licensee obligations, and penalties.

Download: Extractive Industries Local Law 2014

Community Update March 2016 - Community Strategic Plan 2033

Council adopted the Community Strategic Plan 2033 (Reviewed 2015) in February 2015. The plan contains five strategic goals which outline the activities, delivery of services, projects, infrastructure and other Shire informing strategies to achieve priority outcomes for the community. This Community Update for March 2016 provides an update on some of the key projects within each goal from 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2016.

Download: Community Update March 2016 - Community Strategic Plan 2033

Augusta Civic Park Master Plan

Augusta Civic Park Master Plan. The Master Plan has been prepared for the long term development of Augusta Civic Park (ACP). The plan has been developed in order to identify and coordinate future works and improvements, to meet community needs and demonstrated recreation and civic needs.

Download: Augusta Civic Park Master Plan

Municipal Inventory

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Annual Report 2013-2014

The Annual Report contains: • Vision, Mission, Values • Sustainability Statement • Strategic Direction • Shire President’s Report • Corporate Governance • Meetings • Chief Executive Officer’s Report • Executive Leadership Team and Organisational Structure • Goal 1: Valuing the Natural Environment • Goal 2: Welcoming and Inclusive Communities • Goal 3: Managing Growth Sustainably • Goal 4: Vibrant and Divers Economy • Goal 5: Effective Leadership and Governance • Statutory Reports • Future Directions • Audited Concise Financial Report

Download: Annual Report 2013-2014

CCSP 13 Records Management Policy

To ensure that full and accurate records of all activities and decisions of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River are created, managed and retained or disposed of appropriately, and in accordance with relevant legislation. It covers the following aspects of records management: • Creation of records • Capture and control of records • Security and protection of records • Access to records • Appraisal, retention and disposal of records • State archives • Sanitizing of hard discs and magnetic media

Download: CCSP 13 Records Management Policy

Operational Plan Quarterly Report: September 2014

The Operational Plan Quarterly Report September 2014 details the progress which has been made against the action items for each of the service teams within the Shire from 1 July 2014 to 30 September 2014.

Download: Operational Plan Quarterly Report: September 2014

Safer Communities Plan 2015-2019

The purpose of this document is to build a clear evidence based action plan for the Shire and partners to implement that will assist in making our community safer and more resilient. Key aspects include identifying and understanding community safety and crime prevention priorities for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River by: • Researching current evidence based research related to injury profiles, criminal and antisocial activity and emergency related critical incidents and planning; • Defining key elements and focus areas of a safer community; and • Community consultation and engagement.

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Street Numbering Local Law 2015

Local Law governing street numbering, including assignment, display, and location of numbers, breaches and penalties.

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Operational Plan Quarterly Report: December 2014

The Operational Plan Quarterly Report December 201 details the progress which has been made against the action items for each of the service teams within the Shire from 1 October 2014 to 31 December 2014.

Download: Operational Plan Quarterly Report: December 2014

Management of Vegetation on Shire Reserves

The purpose of this policy is to ensure vegetation within Shire reserves is managed to provide for biodiversity protection, erosion control, fauna habitat, amenity and sense of place.

Download: Management of Vegetation on Shire Reserves

Rural Property Street Addressing

The information sheet and application Form provides detailed information on the Rural Property Addressing System and the Shire's obligations to provide your property with a Rural Property Address Number. Please complete the form and send to the Shire by email at amrshire@amrshire.wa.gov.au or by post to PO Box 61, Margaret River WA 6285.

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Objectives and Reasons for Differential Rates 2017-18

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River provides services and facilities to the community and visitors to the region. Rate revenue collected enables the Shire to provide for quality facilities, community buildings, recreational areas including parks and foreshores and ensure that efficient administrative services are provided to our entire community and its many visitors. The Shire applies differential rating under Policy FI.15 Shire Rating in conjunction with the Shire’s Local Planning Scheme No 1 (LPS1) and includes the differential rating categories of residential, rural residential, commercial, industrial, tourism, strata title vineyard, rural and conservation.

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Community Strategic Plan 2033

The Community Strategic Plan represents the community's aspirations for the next 20 years and articulates the vision of where the Shire would like to position itself in 2035. Progress toward the vision articulated in the Plan will be achieved through the implementation of the four year Corporate Plan and the annual Operational Plan.

Download: Community Strategic Plan 2033

Application to Clear Vegetation - Local Law Permit

Local Law Permit Application Form to be completed when applying to modify or clear vegetation on a Shire Reserve

Download: Application to Clear Vegetation - Local Law Permit

CCSP 26 Bush Fire Volunteer Services Policy July 2018 - DRAFT

The objective of this Policy is to ensure the provision of an effective volunteer bush fire firefighting service within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

Download: CCSP 26 Bush Fire Volunteer Services Policy July 2018 - DRAFT

Karridale Hamlet Settlement Strategy Map

Supporting map for the Karridale Hamlet Settlement Strategy showing development areas and detailing general precursors to development - to be read in conjunction with the KHSS strategy document.

Download: Karridale Hamlet Settlement Strategy Map

CCSP 18 Safer Communities Policy

The purpose of this policy is to set the strategic direction and overarching framework for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to enhance and maintain a safer community through: • Targeted partnerships, design, engagement and intervention strategies that preserve the sense of safety already experienced by the community as well minimise opportunities for people to be harmed. • Alignment of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River policy with relevant Federal, State, Regional and local policies and plans. Community safety in the context of this Policy comprises the key elements of: • Injury prevention (intentional and unintentional) and safer activities; • Crime Prevention; • Emergency Management.

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Landgate Rating and Taxing Values

The Valuer-General's Guide to Rating and Taxing guide provides detailed information on how land valuations are determined for properties in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. In accordance with the provisions of the Valuation of Land Act 1978 (the VLA), the Valuer-General (VG) is required to maintain valuation rolls of rateable and taxable land throughout Western Australia. These rolls are periodically provided to rating and taxing authorities. On behalf of the VG, Property & Valuation Services, Landgate (the Western Australian Land Information Authority), conducts general valuations (revaluations) and makes interim valuations as required.

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Landgate Objection Form

Landgate's objection form allows ratepayers to lodge an objection to their valuation with Landgate. The Valuation of Land Act makes provision for “Any person liable to pay any rate or tax assessed in respect of land who is dissatisfied with a valuation of such land made under this Act, may serve upon the Valuer-General or any rating or taxing authority a written objection to the valuation”. The Act also extends the right of objection to the authorised representative of such a person.

Download: Landgate Objection Form

Operational Plan Quarterly Report: March 2015

The Operational Plan Quarterly Report March 2015 details the progress which has been made against the action items for each of the service teams within the Shire from 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2015.

Download: Operational Plan Quarterly Report: March 2015

Request for Owner Information Statutory Declaration

The Request for Owner Information Statutory Declaration is a proforma which should be completed by anyone who is requesting the release of owner information from the Shire. It should accompany the Request for Owner Information form which can be found in the Documents - Corporate and Community Services area of the website.

Download: Request for Owner Information Statutory Declaration

Customer Service Charter

The Customer Service Charter sets out the commitment to the customer on the kind of service you can expect to receive from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. Service is a combination of the level of service provided, the way in which it is delivered and the processes and procedures supporting that service. This Charter details the level of service you should expect to receive and what to do if those expectations aren’t met. The Shire understand it is important to set expectations about the time processes and services take. Included in the Charter are the standard timeframes for services provided when correct and complete information has been provided.

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Draft Weed Management Strategy 2014

This strategy provides a framework for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to manage and control priority environmental weeds in reserves that have been characterised based on biodiversity conservation and community values. The report recommends potential strategies and methodologies for environmental weed management now and in the future.

Download: Draft Weed Management Strategy 2014

DRAFT LPP29 - Development in Flinders Bay

To ensure that any future development is in keeping with the heritage values of the settlement of Flinders Bay. Development consists of demolition, erection, construction, alterations, or additions to any building or any structure and clearing of any vegetation.

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Operational Plan and Budget 2015-2016

The Operational Plan 2015-2016 is based on services. Our $46M budget for 2015-2016 is spread across these services and delivered through programs, projects, facilities, grants, advocacy and planning. These services are Infrastructure Services, Customer Services and Support Services. The plan gives an overview of the key performance measures of the Shire within each of its five strategic goals, which are: • Goal 1: Valuing the Natural Environment • Goal 2: Welcoming and Inclusive Communities • Goal 3: Managing Growth Sustainably • Goal 4: Vibrant and Diverse Economy • Goal 5: Effective Leadership and Governance

Download: Operational Plan and Budget 2015-2016

Elections - Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form

To ensure you are enrolled to vote in the 2017 Local Government Elections, please complete and lodge the enrolment eligibility Claim Form with the Shire. If you are on the State electoral roll for the property you own and occupy then you are automatically enrolled to vote. For further information please contact the Shire on 08 9780 5255.

Download: Elections - Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form

2015-16 Annual Budget

The 2015-16 balanced Budget of $46 million aims to build on the Shire’s strong financial management over the past 7 years and deliver a soundly constructed balance of new and improved assets, provide a comprehensive suite of important community services and facilities and transfer further funds to reserves to meet important challenges on the horizon such as the need to close the Davis Road Waste Landfill site in favour of a long term regional facility. Continued responsible financial management is the key objective of the Shire’s long term financial planning and annual budget to ensure the Shire’s ongoing financial sustainability.

Download: 2015-16 Annual Budget

2015-16 CEO Annual Budget Overview

The CEO's Annual Budget Overview provides a summary of the 2015-16 Annual Budget and provides context and background as to the identified funding priorities. THe 2015-16 balanced budget has been delivered for the community with operating and capital expenditure demands totalling $46 million being fully funded by rates, revenue, grants, reserves and surplus budget funds from last year.

Download: 2015-16 CEO Annual Budget Overview

Affordable Housing Strategy

This strategy explores the unique set of economic factors which prevail in Margaret River and which have led to the issue of affordable housing being embedded in the Shire’s corporate and community plans as being one of considerable significance and requiring attention. The Strategy makes recommendations as to measures which can be implemented by the Shire to address the affordability of housing, whilst recognising the complexity of the issue demands involvement by all levels of government and the private sector.

Download: Affordable Housing Strategy

Ellis Street Jetty Precinct Development Concept Plan

Ellis Street Jetty Precinct Development Concept Plan adopted by Council at the meeting dated 8 July 2015.

Download: Ellis Street Jetty Precinct Development Concept Plan

Public Art Collection

The Shire Public Art Collection document is a listing of all artworks vested to, donated to, purchased by or commissioned by the Shire. The collection reflects the Shire's arts and culture focus and celebration of the many creative talents who live in and visit the area. The collection is an outcome of the Public Art Policy, which seeks to encourage and promote public arts in the Shire.

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Public Art Collection

The Shire Public Art Collection document is a listing of all artworks vested to, donated to, purchased by or commissioned by the Shire. The collection reflects the Shire's arts and culture focus and celebration of the many creative talents who live in and visit the area. The collection is an outcome of the Public Art Policy, which seeks to encourage and promote public arts in the Shire.

Download: Public Art Collection

Corporate Business Plan 2015-19

The key strategic business plan for the Shire the Corporate Business Plan provides a focused framework to plan and undertake business and service delivery over the period of the plan, having regard to various issues, which may have been identified during the planning process, including community engagement

Download: Corporate Business Plan 2015-19

Reimbursement of Expenses

The Reimbursement of Expenses policy provides guidance to the Chief Executive Officer, Director Corporate and Community Services or Manager Finance in approving the reimbursement of Councillor expenses incurred in fulfilling their functions on behalf of the Shire.

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Governance Charter 2015

The AMRS Governance Charter is a manual that clearly defines the respective roles, responsibilities and authorities of the Council and the Chief Executive Officer in setting the direction, management and control of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

Download: Governance Charter 2015

Councillors Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct provides Councillors and committee members in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River with clear guidelines for an acceptable standard of ethical and responsible conduct. It focuses on ethical responsibility and encourages greater transparency and accountability

Download: Councillors Code of Conduct

Audit and Risk Management Committee Instrument of Appointment

Establishes the committee and appoints its members under the powers of the Local Government Act and Local Government Regulations

Download: Audit and Risk Management Committee Instrument of Appointment

2014-15 Annual Financial Report

The Annual Financial Report includes: • Statement of Comprehensive Income by Nature or Type • Statement of Comprehensive Income by Program • Statement of Financial Position • Statement of Changes in Equity • Statement of Cash Flows • Rate Setting Statement • Notes to and Forming Part of the Financial Report • Independent Auditor's Report • Supplementary Ratio Information

Download: 2014-15 Annual Financial Report

ICT Framework 2015-2017

This strategy has been developed in response to the Department of Local Government and Communities Integrated Planning and Reporting requirements. The Information and Communications Technology Framework identifies the key elements for the effective management of information and technology, to ensure that corporate information and ICT systems are secure, protected, tested, controlled, developed and maintained in line with corporate objectives and respond to emerging trends.

Download: ICT Framework 2015-2017

Annual Report 2014-15

The Annual Report contains: • Vision, Mission, Values • Sustainability Statement • Strategic Direction • Shire President’s Report • Corporate Governance • Meetings • Chief Executive Officer’s Report • Executive Leadership Team and Organisational Structure • Goal 1: Valuing the Natural Environment • Goal 2: Welcoming and Inclusive Communities • Goal 3: Managing Growth Sustainably • Goal 4: Vibrant and Divers Economy • Goal 5: Effective Leadership and Governance • Statutory Reports • Future Directions • Audited Concise Financial Report

Download: Annual Report 2014-15

Dogs Local Law 2016

Local law concerning the management of dogs in the Shire, including impounding dogs, requirements for keeping dogs, kennels, dogs in public places and enforcement.

Download: Dogs Local Law 2016

Local Government Property Amendment Local Law 2016

Download: Local Government Property Amendment Local Law 2016

Parking Amendment Local Law 2016

Download: Parking Amendment Local Law 2016

Deemed Provisions (Planning and Development Local Planning Schemes Regulations 2015)

Download: Deemed Provisions (Planning and Development Local Planning Schemes Regulations 2015)

CCSP 9 Purchasing Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure consistency and efficiency for purchasing and procurement across all the Shire of Augusta Margaret River (the ‘Shire’) operational areas in order to maximise value for the Shire and the community by obtaining the best balance of conditions of supply, quality and price. This policy sets out the requirements that must be complied with by the Shire, including purchasing thresholds and processes, these are compliant with the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996, as the relevant legislation

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CCSP 11 Refunds Policy

This policy provides information on the amount and terms of when the Shire will issue a refund of monies paid by businesses, community organisations, individuals and ratepayers. All applications for a refund of monies are to be made in writing and can be emailed to amrshire@amrshire.wa.gov.au or posted to: Chief Executive Officer PO Box 61 MARGARET RIVER WA 6285.

Download: CCSP 11 Refunds Policy

Carparking Strategy

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Risk Management Framework

The Risk Management Framework for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River sets out the Shire’s approach to the identification, assessment, management, reporting and monitoring of risks. All components of this document are based on the Australia Standard AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management.

Download: Risk Management Framework

Community Update December 2015 - Community Strategic Plan 2033

Council adopted the Community Strategic Plan 2033 (Reviewed 2015) in February 2015. The plan contains five strategic goals which outline the activities, delivery of services, projects, infrastructure and other Shire informing strategies to achieve priority outcomes for the community. This Community Update for December 2015 provides an update on some of the key projects within each goal from 1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Download: Community Update December 2015 - Community Strategic Plan 2033

Staff Code of Conduct

The Staff Code of Conduct provides employees of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River (Shire) with clear guidelines about the standard of professional and ethical conduct expected of the Shire’s staff. Staff are required to comply with the Local Government Act 1995 (WA) (LG Act) and all relevant legislation and to conduct themselves in accordance with the Code of Conduct. For the purposes of this Code, the terms ‘staff’ and ‘staff member’ include employees of the Shire and individuals working for the Shire as contractors.

Download: Staff Code of Conduct

Register of Gifts and Contributions to Travel

S5.82 and 5.83 of the Local Government Act require councillors and designated employees to disclose gifts and contributions to travel over the value of $200.

Download: Register of Gifts and Contributions to Travel

Long Term Financial Plan 2016-17 to 2025-26

The Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) is one of the key documents of the Shire's Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. The LTFP is reviewed and updated annually and is used to provide the framework for and inform the preparation of the 2016-17 budget.

Download: Long Term Financial Plan 2016-17 to 2025-26

LPP13 - Mobile Food Businesses

This Policy was adopted by Council to give guidance as to how discretion under the town planning scheme and relevant Local Laws may be exercised. It also serves to help proponents, landowners and the community understand how decisions are likely to be reached.

Download: LPP13 - Mobile Food Businesses

Environmental Elements of Sustainability Strategy

Environmental Elements of Sustainability Strategy. Council on the 22 November 2017 resolved to adopt the final strategy.

Download: Environmental Elements of Sustainability Strategy

Statement of Purchasing Ethics

This Statement of Purchasing Ethics provides guidance for all sectors of the community when providing goods and/or services to the Shire of Augusta Margaret River (the ‘Shire’). It outlines the Shire’s standards and our expectation that goods and service providers will comply with these standards in all their dealings with the Shire. This statement also outlines what goods and service providers can expect of the Shire.

Download: Statement of Purchasing Ethics

Election Information Sheet

To assist voters with what they need to do to be enrolled to vote in the Local Government Elections held every 2 years. For further information please contact the Shire on 08 9780 5255.

Download: Election Information Sheet

Councillor Agenda and Concept Forums (Briefings)

The purpose of Councillor Agenda Briefings and concept forums is to provide relevant information so that Councillors are better informed when participating in Council decision making processes, to provide a forum for open dialogue between elected members and key staff members on important Council related matters, and to provide an inclusive opportunity for community members and the public to receive the same information on agenda items which is being provided to elected members.

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Delegation Register - CEO to Employees

The Local Government Act 1995 (LGA) provides the power to delegate certain functions to the Chief Executive Officer (Section 5.42). Section 5.43 LGA provides limitations on what powers and duties a local government can delegate to its CEO. Furthermore the Act allows for the Chief Executive Officer to sub-delegate powers or duties to other employees (Section 5.44), other than the power to delegate, and to place conditions on any delegations if desired (Section 5.44(4)). Delegations are to be in writing and are to be reviewed on an annual basis. Recipients of delegated powers and duties are required to keep a record of each occasion in which they exercise the powers or discharge the duties. This is a register of the delegations from the CEO to Employees.

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Delegation Register - Council to CEO

The Local Government Act 1995 (LGA) provides the power to delegate certain functions to the Chief Executive Officer (Section 5.42). Section 5.43 LGA provides limitations on what powers and duties a local government can delegate to its CEO. Furthermore the Act allows for the Chief Executive Officer to sub-delegate powers or duties to other employees (Section 5.44), other than the power to delegate, and to place conditions on any delegations if desired (Section 5.44(4)). Delegations are to be in writing and are to be reviewed on an annual basis. Recipients of delegated powers and duties are required to keep a record of each occasion in which they exercise the powers or discharge the duties.

Download: Delegation Register - Council to CEO

Certificate of Currency - Combined Liability 2018-19

Covers Public Liability, Products Liability and Professional Indemnity

Download: Certificate of Currency - Combined Liability 2018-19

Certificate of Currency - Workers Compensation 2018-19

Proof of Workers Compensation Insurance

Download: Certificate of Currency - Workers Compensation 2018-19

Corporate Business Plan 2016-20

The key strategic business plan for the Shire the Corporate Business Plan provides a focused framework to plan and undertake business and service delivery over the period of the plan, having regard to various issues, which may have been identified during the planning process, including community engagement

Download: Corporate Business Plan 2016-20

Operational Plan and Budget 2016-17

The Operational Plan 2016-17 is based on services. Our $55M budget for 2016-17 is spread across these services and delivered through programs, projects, facilities, grants, advocacy and planning. These services are Infrastructure Services, Customer Services and Support Services. The plan gives an overview of the key performance measures of the Shire within each of its five strategic goals, which are: • Goal 1: Valuing the Natural Environment • Goal 2: Welcoming and Inclusive Communities • Goal 3: Managing Growth Sustainably • Goal 4: Vibrant and Diverse Economy • Goal 5: Effective Leadership and Governance

Download: Operational Plan and Budget 2016-17

2016-17 Annual Budget

The 2016-17 balanced Budget of $55 million aims to build on the Shire’s strong financial management and deliver a soundly constructed balance of new and improved assets, provide a comprehensive suite of important community services and facilities and transfer further funds to reserves to meet important challenges on the horizon. Continued responsible financial management is the key objective of the Shire’s long term financial planning and annual budget to ensure the Shire’s ongoing financial sustainability.

Download: 2016-17 Annual Budget

CCSP 20 Homlessness Policy

The Homelessness Policy identifies the role of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River in addressing homelessness and outline its commitment in: 1. Preventing, reducing and managing homelessness 2. Supporting and building capacity within the community to address homelessness, and 3. Encouraging collaboration, community partnerships and evidence based practices.

Download: CCSP 20 Homlessness Policy

Neighbourhood BLOCK Party Information Package

This guide provides you will everything you need to know about hosting a Neighbourhood BLOCK Party.

Download: Neighbourhood BLOCK Party Information Package

Neighbourhood BLOCK Party Flyer

Everything you need to know about hosting a Neighbourhood BLOCK Party

Download: Neighbourhood BLOCK Party Flyer

Rural Hamlet Design Handbook

Part A

Download: Rural Hamlet Design Handbook

Rural Hamlet Design Handbook

Part B

Download: Rural Hamlet Design Handbook

Aerodrome Use - Margaret River

Provides information on the facilities and usage requirements for the Margaret River Aerodrome

Download: Aerodrome Use - Margaret River

2015-16 Annual Financial Report

The Annual Financial Report includes: • Statement of Comprehensive Income by Nature or Type • Statement of Comprehensive Income by Program • Statement of Financial Position • Statement of Changes in Equity • Statement of Cash Flows • Rate Setting Statement • Notes to and Forming Part of the Financial Report • Independent Auditor's Report • Supplementary Ratio Information

Download: 2015-16 Annual Financial Report

Aerodrome Use

To outline the level of service that the Shire is committed to providing for the safe and effective operation of the Margaret River and Tallinup-Augusta aerodromes

Download: Aerodrome Use

Annual Report 2015-16

The Annual Report contains: • Vision, Mission, Values • Sustainability Statement • Strategic Direction • Shire President’s Report • Corporate Governance • Meetings • Chief Executive Officer’s Report • Executive Leadership Team and Organisational Structure • Goal 1: Valuing the Natural Environment • Goal 2: Welcoming and Inclusive Communities • Goal 3: Managing Growth Sustainably • Goal 4: Vibrant and Divers Economy • Goal 5: Effective Leadership and Governance • Statutory Reports • Future Directions • Audited Concise Financial Report

Download: Annual Report 2015-16

Community Strategic Plan 2033 Update for September 2016

Council adopted the Community Strategic Plan 2033 (Reviewed 2015) in February 2015. The plan contains five strategic goals which outline the activities, delivery of services, projects, infrastructure and other Shire informing strategies to achieve priority outcomes for the community. This Community Update for September 2016 provides an update on some of the key projects within each goal from 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016.

Download: Community Strategic Plan 2033 Update for September 2016

Cowaramup Village Strategy Amendment (2010)

This is text describing the amendment made to the Cowaramup Village Strategy relating to the future urban area immediately south of Treeton Road and is reflected in the 2010 Cowaramup Village Strategy Map (2010).

Download: Cowaramup Village Strategy Amendment (2010)

Cowaramup Village Centre Design Guidelines 2008

Cowaramup VIllage Centre Design Guidelines 2008 - Local Planning Policy

Download: Cowaramup Village Centre Design Guidelines 2008

Conservation Incentive Strategy

Report presents the Incentives Strategy for the Conservation of Private Land in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River (the Strategy). It aims to provide information on the range of planning, financial and non-financial incentives which are available to landowners who voluntarily choose to protect and manage biodiversity values on their property and provides advice to the Shire on the mechanisms by which these incentives can be implemented and how good conservation outcomes achieved. The incentives options adopted by Council are as follows: Stewardship program Grants and subsidies program Subdivision for Conservation

Download: Conservation Incentive Strategy

Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP)

The CHRMAP provides strategic guidance on management and adaptation in areas exposed to coastal processes within the key coastal settlements identified by the AMRSC. These settlements are Gracetown, Prevelly, Gnarabup, Hamelin Bay, Molloy Island, Augusta North (Blackwood River) and Augusta South (Flinders Bay). The report follows a process outlined in the State Coastal Planning Policy of risk identification, risk analysis and risk evaluation; in order to make recommendations for risk management and adaptation.

Download: Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP)

LPP17 - Exemptions from Development Approvals

This Local Planning Policy aims to achieve the following objectives: (a) To exempt specified development from the requirement for development approval. (b) To compliment Part 7 Deemed Provisions of the Scheme. (c) To streamline the development approval process.

Download: LPP17 - Exemptions from Development Approvals

Public Open Space Strategy

Download: Public Open Space Strategy

Long Term Financial Plan 2017-18 to 2026-27

The Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) is one of the key documents of the Shire's Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. The LTFP is reviewed and updated annually and is used to provide the framework for and inform the preparation of the 2016-17 budget.

Download: Long Term Financial Plan 2017-18 to 2026-27

LPP19 Small House Policy

This Local Planning Policy provides the Shire’s position with respect to ‘small housing’ and a framework for the assessment and determination of applications for Aged and Dependent Persons Dwellings. This policy is created under the Deemed Provisions of Local Planning Scheme No. 1.

Download: LPP19 Small House Policy

LPP20 Sustainable Design

This policy sets out specific sustainable design standards to be addressed where required by LPS 1 (clauses 4.21.3 and 4.21.4) and/or Local Planning Policies (LPP 17). This policy is created under the Deemed Provisions of Local Planning Scheme No. 1.

Download: LPP20 Sustainable Design

Rosa Brook Hall Hire Application Form

Casual Hall Hire Application Form

Download: Rosa Brook Hall Hire Application Form

Age Friendly Community Plan

Age Friendly Community Plan 2017-2021

Download: Age Friendly Community Plan

Age Friendly Community Plan

Age Friendly Community Plan 2017-2021

Download: Age Friendly Community Plan

Local Tourism Planning Strategy - Schedule 1 to LPS

Local Tourism Planning Strategy adopted April 2015. This report examines the existing and projected tourism industry within the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and acts as the strategic planning document to provide direction to the shire and information for the development of the tourism industry.

Download: Local Tourism Planning Strategy - Schedule 1 to LPS

Local Energy Action Plan - Review of Progress

This report provides an analysis of carbon emissions, energy consumption and energy costs generated by the Shire as an organisation towards (‘corporate’ emissions), and those generated by the community. The report provides a review of progress to date in achieving carbon reduction goals as set out in the adopted Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP).

Download: Local Energy Action Plan - Review of Progress

2017-18 Annual Budget

The 2017-18 balanced Budget of $60 million aims to build on the Shire’s strong financial management and deliver a soundly constructed balance of new and improved assets, provide a comprehensive suite of important community services and facilities and transfer further funds to reserves to meet important challenges on the horizon. Continued responsible financial management is the key objective of the Shire’s long term financial planning and annual budget to ensure the Shire’s ongoing financial sustainability.

Download: 2017-18 Annual Budget

MRWA Final Report Gracetown Access Road

MRWA Final Report Gracetown Access Road

Download: MRWA Final Report Gracetown Access Road

Corporate Business Plan 2017-21

The Corporate Business Plan outlines how the Shire will achieve the vision as detailed within the Community Strategic Plan. At an operational level, this plan drive the development of annual business plans and the annual budget.

Download: Corporate Business Plan 2017-21

Operational Business Plan 2017-18

The Operational Business Plan is year one of the Corporate Business Plan 2017-21. At an operational level, this plan drive the development of annual business plans and the annual budget.

Download: Operational Business Plan 2017-18

Application for portable signage (A frame sign)

Those wishing to apply to erect or display an A frame/portable sign on land belonging to the Shire must complete the permit application form and submit with the correct payment

Download: Application for portable signage (A frame sign)

Community Strategic Plan 2036

The Community Strategic Plan 2036 details the community vision for the future for our shire. It builds on our past strategic planning work, addresses the challenges we face and sets the key focus areas the Shire will work to over the next 20 years to achieve the vision. Developing the community vision for 2036 extended over a twelve-month period, to include a Community Reference Group who conducted a major review of the plan through six key sessions over 2016-17. The plan was adopted by Council on 27 September 2017 and will be integrated into the Informing Strategy throughout 2017-18.

Download: Community Strategic Plan 2036

Final Limestone Cliff Stability Assessment May 2017

Final Limestone Cliff Stability Assessment May 2017

Download: Final Limestone Cliff Stability Assessment May 2017

Community Strategic Plan 2033 Update for June 2017

An update on progress over quarter four of 2016-17 - April to June 2016.

Download: Community Strategic Plan 2033 Update for June 2017

2016-17 Annual Financial Report

The Annual Financial Report includes: • Statement of Comprehensive Income by Nature or Type • Statement of Comprehensive Income by Program • Statement of Financial Position • Statement of Changes in Equity • Statement of Cash Flows • Rate Setting Statement • Notes to and Forming Part of the Financial Report • Independent Auditor's Report • Supplementary Ratio Information

Download: 2016-17 Annual Financial Report

East Margaret River District Structure Plan

Western Australian Planning Commission Certified and Approved East Margaret River District Structure Plan on the 25 October 2017

Download: East Margaret River District Structure Plan

Bushfire Risk Management Plan 2017-22

The aim of the BRM Plan is to document a coordinated and efficient approach toward the identification, assessment and treatment of assets exposed to bushfire risk within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. The objective of the BRM Plan is to effectively manage bushfire risk within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River in order to protect people, assets and other things of local value. Specifically, the objectives of this BRM Plan are to: • Guide and coordinate a tenure blind, multi-agency bushfire risk management program over a five-year period; • Document the process used to identify, analyse and evaluate risk, determine priorities and develop a plan to systematically treat risk; • Facilitate the effective use of the financial and physical resources available for bushfire risk management activities; • Integrate bushfire risk management into the business processes of local government, land owners and other agencies; • Ensure there is integration between land owners and bushfire risk management programs and activities; • Monitor and review the implementation of treatments to ensure treatment plans are adaptable and risk is managed at an acceptable level.

Download: Bushfire Risk Management Plan 2017-22

Long Range Agenda - Council Meetings 2018

Long range agenda for the council meetings for 2018. This is a working document and is subject to change. The items listed may not be on the agenda for the meeting depending on timing

Download: Long Range Agenda - Council Meetings 2018

Crossover Specification

Those wishing to construct residential crossovers to properties are advised to use the specifications in order to obtain a subsidy. The subsidy is listed in Council's Fees and Charges and can be claimed once the crossover is complete and meets specification.

Download: Crossover Specification

Crossover Subsidy Form

A subsidy is issued for an approved crossover constructed in accordance with the Crossover Specifications. The subsidy amount is set each year through Council's Fees and Charges. A subsidy form can be submitted after the crossover is complete. Officers will inspect and issue the subsidy if the crossover meets specification.

Download: Crossover Subsidy Form

Crossover residential plans

Plans detailing the residential crossover specifications.

Download: Crossover residential plans

Shark Response Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide direction on Shark Response protocols within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. Implementation of this policy will assist with provision of a safer environment for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.

Download: Shark Response Policy

MRYP Commercial Lease Call for Expressions of Interest

The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River invites expression of interest from suitably qualified and experienced parties for the operation of a café/skate shop and for the redevelopment of the facility to operate in an expanded capacity within the current building. The facility is located at 31 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River and is part of the Zone Room building with private lockable access. There are plans to develop the external north facing decking to include an undercover area with a functional servery. In the past, the facility has been used for general hire for start-up food enterprises. The facility has undergone renovations to improve its commerciality and will require further fit out by the operator before it is available to open for trade. Please download the Expression of Interest document for full details on how to logde your application. Applications must be received before 4pm, Thursday 1 March, 2018. For more information please contact Community Planning and Development on (09) 9780 5255.

Download: MRYP Commercial Lease Call for Expressions of Interest

Annual Report 2016-17

The Annual Report 2016-17 details the key projects and activities achieved over the financial year, as well as the performance across a wide variety of community services.

Download: Annual Report 2016-17

CCSP 21 Presentation to Staff

To have in place a policy, as legally required under Section 5.50 of the Local Government Act 1995, in relation to employees whose employment with the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is finishing, setting out the circumstances in which the Council will pay an employee any amounts in addition to those which the employee is entitled under the terms of a contract or industrial award. The policy when adopted is required to be publicly advertised locally.

Download: CCSP 21 Presentation to Staff

CCSP22 Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Planning

maximise human resource potential and enhance productivity to meet core business goals. The specific objectives are: • To maximise the potential of all councillors and staff in order that the Council can better meet its core business goals. • To maintain satisfactory staff morale and commitment by fostering mutual trust in all matters employment related. • To ensure that all Council workplaces are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. • To ensure that all human resource policies and practices give all staff (or those seeking employment with the Council) a “fair go” and are afforded equal opportunity, procedural fairness and natural justice. • To ensure staff have access to relevant training and development; and • That the Council promotes a workplace culture that displays fair workplace practices and behaviours.

Download: CCSP22 Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Planning

CCSP 12 Risk Management Policy

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is committed to ensuring that risk management is an integral process in all aspects of its operations and practices. Effective risk management supports informed decision making and enhances the delivery of services to the community. The objective of this policy is to state the Shire’s commitment to a Risk Management Framework which will: • Assist with the achievement of the Shire’s vision, goals and outcomes • Create a culture that embraces accountability for risk management across the organisation • Incorporate risk management into planning, decision making and operations • Equip the organisation with the skills to identify and treat risks • Improve corporate governance in the organisation • Align with the Australian Business Excellence Framework • Identify and provide for continuity of critical operations

Download: CCSP 12 Risk Management Policy

CCSP 16 Welcome to and Acknowledgement of Country Policy

The Shire’s Aboriginal Reconciliation Policy, developed in 2009, articulated the Shire’s commitment towards continuing to build mutual respectful relationships and opportunities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. In addition, it aims to raise awareness and knowledge of Aboriginal history and culture and encourage positive steps towards reconciliation between all Australians. The Welcome to and Acknowledgement of Country Policy serves as the Shire’s positive next step towards reconciliation. This policy provides direction and support to Councillors and officers of the Shire in delivering an Acknowledgement of Country or consulting with a Traditional Owner to provide a Welcome to Country. It also clearly articulates the type of events that a Welcome to Country or Acknowledgement of Country should be included in official proceedings.

Download: CCSP 16 Welcome to and Acknowledgement of Country Policy

Proceeds of Land Sales

The purpose of this policy is to provide a policy framework to assist Council in determining the best use of its land assets to maximise the community benefit to both current and future generations.

Download: Proceeds of Land Sales

Long Term Financial Plan 2018-19 to 2027-28

The Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) is one of the key documents of the Shire’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. The LTFP is reviewed annually and this version will be used as the framework for informing the preparation of the 2018-19 Budget. The LTFP forecasts operating revenues and operating expenditures for 10 years and uses the 2017-18 budget as the basis for these forecasts. Various assumptions underpin the escalation rates used and these assumptions reference index and statistical data relevant to the local government industry and the Shire.

Download: Long Term Financial Plan 2018-19 to 2027-28

Developer Contribution Plans and Cost Apportionment Schedules

Developer Contribution Plans and Cost Apportionment Schedules as at April 2018

Download: Developer Contribution Plans and Cost Apportionment Schedules

Councillor Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct provides Councillors and committee members in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River with clear guidelines for an acceptable standard of ethical and responsible conduct. It focuses on ethical responsibility and encourages greater transparency and accountability.

Download: Councillor Code of Conduct

Fees and Charges 2018-19

Fees and Charges 2018-19

Download: Fees and Charges 2018-19

LPP16 - Subdivision for Conservation

This Policy provides guidance for the recommendations of Council to the Western Australian Planning Commission on subdivision applications where the purpose of subdivision is to facilitate the protection and enhancement of flora and fauna habitat which have significant conservation value. This policy forms part of the Local Planning Strategy and is considered in context to the broader rural subdivision criteria specified in the Local Planning Scheme.

Download: LPP16 - Subdivision for Conservation

Margaret River Youth Precinct - Booking Package

The Margaret River Youth Precinct forms part of Gloucester Park and includes one of the most renowned regional skateparks in Australia, with two community facilities including the Zone Room and Scout Hall. This information package contacts booking form and hire fees for the Zone Room.

Download: Margaret River Youth Precinct - Booking Package

Corporate Plan 2018-22

The Corporate Plan 2018-22 details the priorities and projects for the Shire to implement, in line with the Community Strategic Plan 2036.

Download: Corporate Plan 2018-22

Operational Business Plan 2018-19

Contains the key projects, activities and services for the Shire over the 2018-19 financial year.

Download: Operational Business Plan 2018-19

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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

66 Allnut Terrace
Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255

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