Notices and Tenders

Shire of Augusta Margaret River
FIREBREAK NOTICE 2021-2022
BUSH FIRES ACT 1954

The following Notice is hereby given to all owners and/or occupiers of land 
within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River

PURSUANT to the powers contained in Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, you are hereby required and therefore ordered by the local government to carry out fire prevention work in accordance with the requirements of this Notice, on or before 30 November 2021, and maintain the requirements up to and including 12 May 2022.

Inspections, appointments, education, and compliance
Owners and occupiers who would like an early inspection by appointment, for reasons including bio-security, locked gates, and dangerous animals, or for explanation on the requirements of this Notice, should contact Rangers as soon as possible and by no later than 1 November 2021. Where inspections by appointment are not requested, Rangers are appointed as Bush Fire Control Officers with the power to enter land under the Bush Fires Act 1954 and will be inspecting properties for compliance without further notice from 1 December 2021.

People who do not comply with this Notice or a Variation to this Notice may be issued with an infringement Notice ($250) or prosecuted with a penalty up to $5,000. The Shire of Augusta Margaret River may carry out the required work on the land at cost to the owner/occupier.

Rangers may exercise discretion where owners and occupiers have engaged with the Shire and can demonstrate that they have taken active steps to comply with this Notice.

Requirements of landowners and occupiers

  1. All landowners/occupiers must carry out fire prevention work in Part A of this Notice.  
  2. Owners/occupiers of Residential and Rural/Residential lots over 4001m2 must comply with the requirements of Part A and Part B.
  3. Owners/occupiers of Rural lots (excluding plantations, vineyards, orchards and olive groves) must comply with the requirements of Part A and Part C.
  4. Owners/occupiers of Plantations, Vineyards, Orchards and Olive Groves must comply with the requirements of Part A and Part D or E depending upon the land use.

Variations to the requirements of this Notice
Where compliance with requirements specified in this Notice is not practical due to environmental considerations and constraints, owners may apply to the Shire of Augusta Margaret River for a Variation to the Firebreak Notice. Applications must be completed on the approved form, which is available upon request or can be downloaded via the Shire’s website. Applications submitted after 1 November 2021 will be required to pay a $150 fee, but applications received before that date are processed free of charge.

  1. Requirements applying to all properties in the district of Augusta Margaret River
  1. Firebreak Requirements

2-metre wide firebreaks around all piles of garden refuse and/or wood stacks, fuel and fodder.

In this Notice a Firebreak means an area of land that has been cleared of all trees, bushes, grasses, and any other object or thing which may be flammable, leaving a bare surface to a width specified under the requirements in Parts A, B, C or D with a minimum four (4) metre high vertical clearance. Where a Firebreak is required to be ‘trafficable’ under this Notice, it must be capable of allowing a 4WD fire appliance to enter, exit and turn any corner without reversing.

  1. Asset Protection Zone (APZ)

Means the area of land within 20 metres from the external walls of any habitable building. The fuel loading (flammable material) in the APZ is to be reduced and maintained to less than two (2) tonnes per hectare. Trees must not be closer than two (2) metres to a building, and trees must not overhang a building within four (4) metres of the external roof. APZ requirements apply to all properties (excluding vacant lots), regardless of size, and must be maintained all year round.

  1. Driveway/Access way

Means the access route from the road to your main dwelling. This should be a minimum of four (4) metres wide with a minimum four (4) metre vertical clearance to allow emergency vehicles to access your property.

  1. Gutters and rooftops

Gutters and rooftops are to be kept free of excessive twigs, leaves and plant material.

  1. Bushfire Management Plans

Properties subject to an approved Bush Fire Management Plan, being a plan that has been developed and approved by the Shire to reduce and mitigate fire hazards within a subdivision, or as part of a development approval, must comply with the requirements of their plan in addition to the requirements of this Notice.

Note – where the requirements of a Bushfire Management Plan are inconsistent with the requirements of this Notice, owners should apply for a Variation to the Notice, otherwise the higher level of protection is to apply.

  1. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLYING TO RESIDENTIAL/RURAL RESIDENTIAL LOTS 4001M2 AND OVER:
  1. Firebreak Requirements
  • Minimum 3-metre wide trafficable firebreaks within 10 metres of all boundaries.
  1. Grasses slashed/mowed to less than 10cm
  • Vacant/cleared land that is not being actively grazed.
  1. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLYING TO RURAL LOTS (EXCLUDING PLANTATIONS, VINEYARDS, ORCHARDS AND OLIVE GROVES):
  1. Firebreak Requirements
  • Minimum 3-metre wide trafficable firebreak required within 100 metres of a boundary that abuts a road reserve.
  • Where land is actively grazed or maintained to less than 10cm, the firebreak within 100 metres of a boundary that abuts a road reserve may be reduced to 2 metres.
  1. Grasses slashed/mowed to less than 10cm
  • Vacant/cleared land that is not being actively grazed.
  1. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLYING TO PLANTATIONS:
  1. Firebreak Requirements
  • 10-metre wide mineral earth firebreak around each cell or block – minimum 3 metres must be trafficable.
  1. Grasses slashed/mowed to less than 10cm
  1. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLYING TO VINEYARDS, ORCHARDS AND OLIVE GROVES:
  1. Firebreak Requirements
  • 5-metre wide mineral earth firebreak around each cell or block – minimum 3 metres must be trafficable.
  1. Grasses slashed/mowed to less than 10cm

Council Elections will take place on 16 October 2021. View all candidate profiles and information on how to vote on the Shire's Elections webpage.

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is holding an election by postal vote on Saturday, 16 October 2021 to fill vacancies in the offices of Councillors as listed below:

District 4 Councillors
MUIR, Tracey
ALLAN, Helen
MELDRUM, Julia
WHEELER, Carl
BINKS, David
EARL, Ian
MORONEY, Richard

Election Packages will be sent to all electors on the local government electoral roll where there is an election in their electorate.

Replacement Packages can be obtained from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River during business hours prior to election day and from 8.00am to 6.00pm on election day if the package is not received or should any papers be missing.

Post your vote early. Completed postal voting packages must reach the Returning Officer by 6.00pm on election day, Saturday, 16 October 2021.

You may hand deliver your package to an electoral officer at the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, 41 Wallcliffe Road Margaret River during business hours before election day or at the polling place in the district between 8.00am and 6.00pm on election day.

Chief Polling Place:
Shire of Augusta Margaret River, 41 Wallcliffe Road, MARGARET RIVER

The count of votes will commence at 6.00pm at the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, 41 Wallcliffe Road, MARGARET RIVER.

ROBERT KENNEDY
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER
13 63 06

P221460

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River (the Shire) has received an amended planning application for an Extractive Industry at 46 (Lot 201/202) Boronia Road, Rosa Glen which includes an additional dwelling originally not shown on the initial application.

PROPOSAL SUMMARY

Type of material to be excavated: gravel

Extraction method: extraction only

Extraction area: 7.4 ha

Estimated deposit volume:

Cell 1:              0.8ha               10,000 m3

Cell 2:              2.5ha               32,000 m3

Cell 3:              4.1ha               53,000 m3

TOTAL:                                   95,000 m3

Staging details: Ten (10) progress stages each 0.6-1.1ha

Phase(area) one:      Cell 1 > stage I, Ill, IV, V

Cell 2 > stage II

Phase(area) two:      Cell 3 > stage I – V

Details of processing: gravel extraction, crushing and screening on-site.

Days and hours of operation:

  • Monday to Friday 7am - 5pm
  • Saturday 7am - 1pm
  • No operation on public holidays.
  • No haulage on school bus routes during school bus hours.

Estimated completion:     2027 (5 years)

Average number of truck movements per day: 18

Maximum number of truck movements per day: (18 + estimated peak of 100%) Total = 36

Sound bunds: Up to 7m high sound-bunds will be installed as part of the construction phase and must be completed for each cell before the operational (extraction) phase commences.

Route Identification:  Two (2) major routes:

Route A - a western route on Rosa Brook Rd (anticipated 50% of all deliveries).

Route B - an eastern route on Rosa Brook Rd (anticipated 50% of all deliveries).

Environmental Noise Assessment Has been prepared, and compliance with the relevant assigned noise levels will be achieved if the required noise mitigation measurements will be incorporated. The full report can be found within Appendix G - Environmental Noise Assessment Report.  

If you would like to know more, you can access the proposal at https://yoursay.amrshire.wa.gov.au/planning-consultation-hub.

You are invited to comment on the proposed extractive industry by visiting https://yoursay.amrshire.wa.gov.au/planning-consultation-hub and complete the submission form online, if you would like a hard copy of the submission form please email [email protected], contact 97805 220 to request a copy or visit the Shire Offices during normal office hours.

Submissions are to be lodged by 4.00pm Monday 4 October 2021.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Lucy Gouws on telephone (08) 9780 5204.

 

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 22 September 2021 in Council Chambers, 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River.  Items which may be considered at the meeting include*:

 

  • Review of Heritage Inventory
  • Review of Council Committees and Governance Structures
  • Bush Fire Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
  • Local Emergency Management Committee Meeting Minutes
  • Structure Plan Modification – Lots 11 & 12 Redgate Road – for final adoption
  • List of Payments for August 2021
  • Non-Rateable Properties
  • Final Strategic Community Plan 2040
  • Augusta and Districts Community Childcare – Facility Options Report

 

A Councillor Q&A Session on this agenda will be held at 2.00pm Wednesday 15 September 2021.  Members of the public are welcome to attend as observers.

 

All members of the public are welcome to attend.

 

For further information and requests for deputations, please visit amrshire.wa.gov.au or contact Governance Officer / Council Support, Claire Schiller on (08) 9780 5205 or email [email protected]

 

*This list is subject to change. A final list of agenda items and briefings will be available on the Shire’s website from 6pm Friday 10 September 2021.

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

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

Augusta

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