SNAPSHOT OF SHIRE OF BEVERLEY
Click here to view a snaphot of the wonderful town and shire of Beverley.
NB: Avondale Discovery Farm has been exhibited in this video but is currently closed.
AMENDED POLICY - SIGNAGE
Submissions close 4:00pm Monday 27 May 2013. Click here for further details.
PAYING BY CHEQUE
Effective immediately, all cheques received at the Shire MUST be made payable to SHIRE OF BEVERLEY.
If a cheque is received and it has not been made payable to the Shire of Beverley, it will be returned for correction.
This will cause a delay, and you may not meet the payment deadline. This could create problems especially in regards to Licensing.
We can no longer accept cheques written out as: * Beverley Shire
* Beverley Shire Council
* Department of Transport
We thank you for your co-operation.
uNRESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD
Unrestricted burning commences from Monday 1st April 2013.
Please carefully evaluate conditions before commencing your burn.
FOR ALL FIRE EMERGENCIES PLEASE CALL 000.
SWIMMING POOL INSPECTIONS
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RATES - INSTALMENT DATES
1st Instalment is due by Monday 15th October 2012
2nd Instalment is due by Monday 17th December 2012
3rd Instalment is due by Monday 18th February 2013
4th Instalment is due by Monday 15th April 2013
Click here to view the Rates web page.
For notification of Harvest bans call 9646 0145 - Harvest Ban Hotline (available 24 hours) or call 0427 057 719 - Justin Corrigan.
CLICK HERE here to see our Fire Control page.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT LICENSING
FREEDOM of INFORMATION
The Freedom of Information Statement - August 2010 is available to preview. Please click here to view.
cLEARING of nATIVE VEGETATION
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FIREBREAK ORDER BUSH FIRE ACT 1954
All owners and occupiers of land are required on or before 15th November every year to provide and thereafter maintain free of all inflammable material until 15th April of the following year, firebreaks as stipulated in the manner described in the schedule – see your Shire Information Booklet (enclosed with rates notice).
The Beverley Gymnasium is now open. Memberships range from 30 day trial to 12 months. Terms and conditions apply. To join you will need to complete a membership application, available from the Shire Office or click HERE to view.
BEVERLEY CARAVAN PARK
Located on Council Road (1 minute walk to main street, eating out, shops and Tourist Bureau), the Shire of Beverley Caravan Park is undergoing major work to upgrade the facility. It offers 19 powered sites and an area under trees for campers, including a campers kitchen facility. New Ablution block and RV Dump Site. Operating on a first-come first-serve basis and an honour system, charges are $26 per night, $155 per week or $10 per night for campers. Caravan Clubs can be accommodated at other town facilities (if necessary). Please ring 9646 1200 for further details.
FACILITIES for HIRE
The Shire provides a number of facilities for hire. Read More...
ADVERTISING in BEVERLEY
There are two local publications in Beverley:
The Beverley Bulletin Board - an A4 flyer, distributed each Friday. The deadline is 4:00pm each Wednesday. All items are to be 3 lines only. Community notices are free. Commerical adverts are $4 for 3 lines. Email email@example.com or deliver to the Beverley Community Resource Centre (nee Telecentre). Any issues with this publication, contact Amor Moulton on 9646 1600.
The Beverley Blarney - is a black and white issue, A4 portrait layout and having a distribution of 1,100. It comes out on the first of each month and has a deadline of approximately 22nd of the month (subject to change) - various advertising charges from $5 - $800. Read More... or click on next issue deadline date listed under 'Upcoming Events' on this homepage.
For details and contacts on Services, Clubs and Organisations in Beverley please go to the following link: www.beverleywa.com
BUILDING in BEVERLEY
For ANY building activity - new or additions or renovations, find out when you need a Building Licence or Planning Application and the procedures involved.
Read More... then please contact the Shire on 9646 1200 for an application pack.
FIRE BREAK ORDER - Bush Fire Act 1954
All owners and occupiers of land are required on or before 15 November every year to provide and thereafter maintain free of all inflammable material until 15 April of the following year, firebreaks as stipulated in the manner described in the following schedule.
Buildings and Haystacks
A firebreak of at least 4 metres wide and not more than 60 metres from the perimeter of all buildings (including temporary dwellings e.g. caravans) and/or haystacks or groups of buildings and/or haystacks so as to completely surround the buildings, haystacks and/or fuel dumps.
A firebreak 20 metres wide shall be maintained immediately inside the external boundaries of all land which has been bulldozed, chained or prepared in any similar manner for clearing by burning (whether it is intended to burn the bush or not).
A firebreak 4 metres wide shall be cleared and maintained around all stationary pumps and motors.
During the period when harvesting operations are being conducted, there shall be provided in the same paddock or within 400 metres of that paddock an operational independent mobile fire-fighting unit having a water capacity of not less than 650 litres. The tank of the unit shall be kept full of water at all times during the harvest operations. The responsibility to supply the unit being that of the landowner.
Operation of Plant and Machinery
During the restricted and prohibited burning times, all harvesters and trucks carting grain shall not be operated on rural land unless fitted with a fire extinguisher. On days of HARVEST BANS there shall be no movement of any vehicles within paddocks.
At any time throughout the year, where a landowner intends to burn paddocks, the following must be provided to prevent escape of fire:
1. A firebreak 2.2 metres wide clear of all inflammable material completely surrounding the area to be burnt.
2. An operational fire-fighting unit having a capacity of not less than 650 litres.
3. Permits to burn may be required. Contact your Fire Control Officer for details.
TOWN SITE LAND
All lots with an area of 2.024 ha (5 acres) or less, shall be clear of all inflammable material or have grass mown to a height no greater than 15cm.
You shall remove all flammable materials or material likely to become flammable during summer from land occupied by bulk storage tanks and/or drums used for storage of liquid fuel whether the bulk storage tanks and/or drums contain liquid or not. This includes the land on which ramps for holding the drums are constructed. The flammable free ground must be maintained to a distance of at least 4 metres outside the perimeter of any drum, stack of drums or drum ramp or bulk storage tank.
Variations to Requirements By the Order.
For permission to provide firebreaks in alternative positions or by alternative date or to take alternative action to abate fire hazards on the land, an application must be made no later than 14 days prior to the date firebreaks are required. If permission is not granted by the Shire or its duly authorised officer, you shall comply with the requirements of this notice.
Penalty for Failure to Comply
The penalty for failing to comply with this notice is a fine of up to $1000. If the owner or occupier fails to carry out the works required by this Firebreak Order the Shire of Beverley may enter the land and prepare the firebreaks at the cost of the owner or occupier.
If the requirements of this notice are carried out by burning, such burning must be in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Bush Fire Act 1954.
HARVEST BAN HOTLINE