Council in Brief – March

Annual Electors’ Meeting – Minutes 

Council received the minutes of the Annual Electors’ Meeting held on 28 February 2018.  The meeting was attended by 34 community members in addition to councillors and senior staff. There were five formal resolutions moved and passed by the electors at the meeting which required consideration by the council.

Development Application – Redevelopment of Peppermint Grove Caravan Park

Council approved the development application for the Peppermint Grove Caravan Park, which was received in October last year for a staged redevelopment of the existing caravan park at Lot 105 Peppermint Grove Road, Peppermint Grove Beach. The proposal provides accommodation for 400 people. The proposal benefits tourism in the shire through the increase of visitors and provides new opportunities for businesses in the shire.

Extractive Industry – Lot 287 South Western Highway, Gwindinup

Council granted Development Approval, subject to conditions, for Industry- Extraction of sand and gravel from Lot 287 South Western Highway, Gwindinup, and grants an Extractive Industry Licence renewal for a period of five years, subject to conditions.

Council Policy 5.4 Trading and Operating a Stall in Public Places

Council adopted the changes to Council Policy 5.4: Trading and Operating a Stall in Public Places. The changes are proposed as a result of a review of the policy to make it more flexible with community expectations and Shire resources.

Program of Works – Paths (2018-2023)

Council adopted an updated Program if Works – Paths (2018 to 2023) and allocated $228,783 in the draft 2018/19 Budget for the Paths Capital Works Program.

Playground Shade Sail Program

Council endorsed the 10 Year Shade Sail Program to provide shade to the Shire’s playgrounds located within Public Open Space and at Shire buildings. The program has been developed and prioritised utilising the Playground Shade Sail Evaluation and Shade Priority Checklist. The evaluation and priority setting have been subject to some internal review. Council endorsed the 10 Year Playground Shade Sail Program to be included as part of the Long Term Financial Plan 2019-2034 and workshop discussion in late 2018. The agenda item was amended to include Gelorup and Boyanup playground shade sails be moved into position 4 and 5, respectively.

10 Year Plant Renewal Program (2018 – 2028)

The 10 Year Plant Renewal Program (2018 – 2028) adopted by Council in 2017 has been built upon and modified, to reflect the current renewal demand of the plant and vehicle fleet. The program has been subject to some internal review and assessment of funds to deliver the program. Council endorsed the 10 Year Plant Renewal Program (2018 – 2028) and allocated $230,278 in the draft 2018/19 Budget for renewal of Council’s plant and vehicle fleet.

Extension of Kerbside Waste Collection and Bin Supply and Maintenance Contracts

Council approved to extend the expiring Kerbside Collection and the Bin Supply and Maintenance contracts between the Shire and Cleanaway Pty Ltd for a period of five years, based on its satisfactory performance and value for money.

Early Years Strategy 

Council approved the unbudgeted expenditure of $3,333.33 plus GST for the purposes of contributing towards the development of the Bunbury Geographe Early Years Strategy.