Notices and Tenders

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River (the Shire) previously advertised two separate versions of an application for a Feedlot at Lot 100 Treeton Road, Cowaramup, in July of 2019 and February of 2020.  Following consultation and a review of these versions of the application, the applicant has elected to amend the proposal.  This revised form of the proposal is now being advertised, seeking your comment.

The establishment of a feedlot as proposed requires both planning approval from the Shire and works approval/licensing from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.  You may also have received a recent referral of this revised proposal from DWER.  

Key aspects of the revised proposal are as follows:

  • The existing feedlot located on the south side of Treeton Road would be decommissioned in the event the proposed feedlot is approved;
  • The existing feed manufacturing facilities located on the south side of Treeton Road would remain;
  • Construction of a feedlot with a capacity of 1,000 head at any one time with an estimated annual throughput of up to 3,000 head per year.  This is based on a stock rotation period of approximately 60 days.  The feedlot has been amended from the north-eastern portion of Lot 100 identified in the attached Plan, to the central western area of Lot 100;
  • The feedlot area remains the same as in previous versions of the proposal and totals 21,970 metres squared comprised of:
    • Cattle yards of 97x30 metres, with the amended location setback 173 metres from the southern boundary with Treeton Road.
    • Eight pens in a configuration of two rows of four pens 39x45 metres wide, with an area totalling 1755 metres squared each.  Each pen accommodating up to 125 head of cattle.
    • Partial cover of the cattleyards approximately 3 metres high 15x10 metres in size.
    • Roofed feed troughs 2x39 metres wide within each pen.
    • Two separate layers of compacted clay forming a 300mm deep impervious clay layer.
    • Pens sloping towards a central raceway, drained to a silt trap and sedimentation pond.
  • The feedlot is intended to operate from November to May, with runoff being collected in the evaporation pond until June;  
  • Manure to be transported offsite immediately following the cleaning of each pen following stock rotation; and
  • Deceased animals being placed in the clay-lined immediately west of the feedlot area, as identified on the attached plan.

In addition, further information has been provided regarding traffic movements to and from the proposed facility, and management practices in relation to the land around the constructed feedlot area.  

The proposal complies with the development standards, including boundary setbacks, under the Shire’s Local Planning Scheme No. 1.

Plans and full details of this proposal are available for public inspection from Monday, 18 May 2020 to Monday, 8 June 2020 and can be viewed by clicking on the links below. If you wish to comment on the proposal, you may do so by way of written submission on the enclosed form or by emailing your response to spdplanning@amrshire.wa.gov.au.  Submissions must be received on or before 8 June 2020.

Amended Application - Lot 100 Treeton Road Cowaramup

Plans

Submission Form

 

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is committed to valuing and protecting the natural environment. The Shire also recognises the valuable role that community groups, organisations and individuals can play in protecting and enhancing our natural environment and offers funding opportunities through the Environmental Management Fund (EMF) Grant Program. 

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is seeking Expressions of Interest from interested parties to apply for funding through the EMF. Grants between $3,000 and $50,000 are available for the following environmental themes:

  1. biodiversity protection;
  2. waterway health;
  3. coastal management and protection; and
  4. environmental education.

Applications are required to comply with the adopted EMF program guidelines. Please email spdplanning@amrshire.wa.gov.au for a copy of the EMF guidelines and application form.

Completed application forms must be submitted to the CEO, Shire of Augusta Margaret River, PO Box 61, Margaret River or to amrshire@amrshire.wa.gov.au by 4pm Tuesday, 9 June 2020.

Residents of Cowaramup may notice some work happening over the next few weeks in the Hasluck Street Public Open Space . In a bid to improve the appearance of the public space, reduce maintenance requirements and support biodiversity the Shire is undertaking some revegetation works to the west of the creek line. Works will include extending the riparian (creek line) revegetation and planting of low, waterwise native plants in the remaining area. Plants have been chosen to provide seasonal colour and pockets of greenery.

Soil preparation begins this week with planting scheduled for early June.

If you would like further information please contact the Shire of Augusta Margaret River on 9780 5255.

In accordance with Part 4 of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996, the Shire of Augusta Margaret River is seeking tenders from appropriate parties for the provision of road, traffic and safety signage and associated accessories.

A copy of the Request for Tender documents (RFT) can be obtained by emailing tenders@amrshire.wa.gov.au  (including a note of the RFT reference 07-20 in the email subject).

All tenders are to be received by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River before the closing deadline of 2.00 pm AWST Friday, 29 May 2020. No late tenders will be accepted.

Tenders must be lodged electronically to tenders@amrshire.wa.gov.au The email subject must include the text “RFT 07-20 – SUBMISSION”. If the Tender submission is too large to deliver by email, tenderers may email a drop box link to the Shire at the above email address.

Hard copy or facsimile Tenders will not be accepted.

Further information on the tender and tender process can be obtained by contacting Sadie Breslin on sbreslin@amrshire.wa.gov.au.

Canvassing of the Elected Councillors or Officers will result in immediate disqualification of the relevant Tender.

STEPHANIE ADDISON-BROWN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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