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Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes

Many fees (e.g. – development application fees, building fees, swimming pool inspection fees, dog/cat fees, FOI fees, etc.) are regulatory and Council does not have the discretion to set fees higher than permitted by the applicable legislation.  If these fees are changed during the year the revised fee automatically replaces the fee referenced in Council’s schedule of fees & charges without the need for Council to formally modify the schedule.

General Financing Charges

Governance Charges

Photocopying Per Page

Black & White

Colour

Maps

Other Governance Charges

Freedom of Information Charges

Law, Order & Public Safety

Dog Registrations

Dog/Cat Pound Fees

Kennel Licence Fees

Cat Registrations

Cattery Fee

Other

Impounding Fees

Below fees include driving, leading transporting up to 3kms

Sustenance Fees

Firebreaks Non-Compliant Land

Vehicle Impounding

Infringements

Health

All fees are to be paid upon application

Registration Food Business (New)

Determination of low, medium or high risk will be made by the Manager Health & Building Assets using the Health Department classification chart.

Annual Food Business Surveillance Fee

Determination of low, medium or high risk will be made by the Manager Health & Building Assets using the Health Department classification chart.

Bed & Breakfast

New Bed & Breakfast accommodation establishments are required to pay the initial Medium Risk - Registration Food Business fee and subsequent years only the B&B Annual Surveillance Fee.

Lodging Houses (Application/Renewal registration)

Serviced Apartments

Recreation Campsite

Stallholders/Traders (Thoroughfares & Public Places Local Law)

Community groups conducting street stalls will be exempted from fees at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer.

Park Homes/Annexes

Temporary Accommodation Approval/Renewal

Water Testing

Certificates

Septic Tanks

Community Amenities

Rubbish Removal Charges

The following rubbish collection charge is to be applied to all occupied premises within the area prescribed under the provisions of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 Section 66-68.
 
Pro-rata collection service charges apply from the 1st of the month following the delivery of the bin (occupiers requesting a new collection service where there was no previous service)

Bridgetown Landfills Site & Greenbushes Transfer Station

Please note: Special conditions apply for the disposal of asbestos sheeting at the Bridgetown Waste Facility. Please contact the Waste Management Officer or Principal Environmental Health Officer for information regarding the disposal of asbestos and other hazardous waste products.

Town Planning

Pursuant to Planning and Development (Local Government Planning Fees) Regulations 2000, fees are to be paid at the time of application and are non-refundable, unless stated below.

Part 1 - Development Applications

Notes:

  • Applicants are to provide details of estimated cost of development (includes any earthworks, materials, labour, design, car parking, etc.)
  • Delegated Authority has been provided to the Chief Executive Officer to estimate the value of proposed development. If applicants disagree with the estimate made by the Shire reconsideration can be requested if evidence of the cost of development can be provided. If applicants still dispute the estimated cost determined by the Shire the matter can be referred to the Fees Arbitration Panel (WAPC, WALGA) for determination.
  • The setback and policy variation fees are in addition to base development application fee.
  • The application fee for establishment of a Home Business may be waived for applicants registered on the New Enterprise Incentives Scheme.
  • Council has resolved to waive development application fees associated with the development of fire bunkers in any of the rural parts of the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes.
  • If the development has commenced or is been carried out without approval, an additional amount will be charged by way of a penalty that is twice the amount of the maximum fee payable for determination of the application.
  • The fee for assessment of reports related to Bushfire regulations is in an addition to the base development application fee.
  • Determination of whether an application for amended plans is a “minor” or “major” will be made by the Manager Planning, dependent upon the complexity of the application. Applicants aggrieved by that determination can appeal to the Chief Executive Officer.

Determination of a development application (other than for an extractive industry) where the estimated cost of the development is

Additional/Change of Use (including Change of Non-Conforming Use)

Extractive Industry

Extractive Industry

Building Envelopes

Setback Variation

Policy Variation

Amended Plans/Approval Extension

Part 2 - Scheme Amendments

Notes:
  • Fee to be estimated (Officer time, overheads, external costs) in accordance with Part 3 (Schedule of Fees) of the Planning and Development (Local Government Planning Fees) Regulations 2000.
  • Determination of whether an amendment is Basic, Standard or Complex is the responsibility of the Manager Planning and in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015. 
  • Details of the calculation used to derive the fee are to be made available to the applicant upon request.
  • Any specialist external studies (soil reports, land capability analysis, engineering reports, etc.) are to be provided by the applicant at the applicants cost. Such costs are separate to the fees stipulated in this schedule.
  • Time sheets are to be kept by Shire officers showing all time expended on the processing of each scheme amendment.
  • Any fees not expended are to be refunded when a scheme amendment is discontinued.
  • At the conclusion of an amendment (final approval/refusal) the costs of processing a scheme amendment are to be calculated and any fees not expended are to be refunded. The overall cost (officer time and advertising) of the amendment is to be calculated and these areas should not be calculated and refunded separately.
  • If the costing reveals that the Shire incurred expenses greater than that collected by the fee no additional fees are to be paid by the applicant to make up the difference.
  • If an applicant is not satisfied that the fee calculated by the Shire is a reasonable estimate of the service, the matter may be referred to the Fees Arbitration Panel (WAPC, WALGA) for determination.

Part 3 - Structure Plans, Local/Detailed Area Plans

Notes:

  • Fee to be estimated (Officer time, overheads, external costs) in accordance with Part 3 (Schedule of Fees) of the Planning and Development (Local Government Planning Fees) Regulations 2000.
  • Details of the calculation used to derive the fee are to be made available to the applicant upon request.
  • Any specialist external studies (soil reports, land capability analysis, engineering reports, etc.) are to be provided by the applicant at the applicants cost. Such costs are separate to the fees stipulated in this schedule.
  • Time sheets are to be kept by Shire officers showing all time expended on the processing of each application.
  • Any fees not expended are to be refunded when an application is discontinued.
  • At the conclusion of an application the costs of processing an application are to be calculated and any fees not expended are to be refunded. The overall cost (officer time and advertising) of the application is to be calculated and these areas should not be calculated and refunded separately.
  • If the costing reveals that the Shire incurred expenses greater than that collected by the fee no additional fees are to be paid by the applicant to make up the difference.
  • If an applicant is not satisfied that the fee calculated by the Shire is a reasonable estimate of the service, the matter may be referred to the Fees Arbitration Panel (WAPC, WALGA) for determination.

Part 4 - Subdivision Clearance

Notes:
  • Staged clearances of subdivisions will be treated as separate subdivision clearances.
  • Preparation of a necessary legal documentation is the responsibility of the applicant however such documents must be assessed by the Shire’s Solicitor at the cost of the applicant.
  • Any performance bonds will be subject to a 5% non-refundable administration fee plus 15% service fee refundable unless the Shire undertakes to complete outstanding works.

Provision of Subdivision Clearance

Part 5 - Planning Advice/Research

Notes:
  • A fee for written planning advice will generally only be required if specific research is required and the advice is determined to be greater than “normal” planning advice, of a general planning subject matter.

Part 6 - Advertising/Notification of Proposals (Not Scheme Amendments/Structure Plans or Local/Detailed Area Plans)

Notes:
  • Advertising fees are to be paid in addition to any development application fees (as set out in Part 1 of this Schedule)
  • If newspaper advertising of proposals is required both of the above fees will be charged (in addition to development application fee)
  • Advertising may be required to comply with the Shire’s Town Planning Scheme(s), Policies or may be determined as being a requirement of the development assessment process by Shire officers.

Part 7 - Other Fees and Bonds

Extractive Industry Bonds

Annual Licence Application fee
Secured Sum (Clause 5.1) Bond
Calculation of amount of guarantee (or other form of acceptable security):

Inspection Fees

The initial inspection fee is included in the base development application fee (excluding relocated dwellings).

Bonds

Notes:
  • Should legal advice be required, fees for the Shire’s solicitor may be at the cost of the applicant. This fee is to cover costs of having the Shire's solicitor assess legal documents submitted by an applicant in order to satisfy a condition of development approval or subdivision approval.
  • All bonds will be subject to a 5% non-refundable administration fee plus 15% service fee refundable unless the Shire undertakes to complete outstanding works.

Cemeteries

Grant of Right of Burial

Burials (Add Grant of Right of Burial if Required)

Extra Charges for Burials

Placement of Ashes

Extra Charges for Ashes

Miscellaneous Fees

Recreation & Culture

Hire of Community Bus

Greenbushes Community Bus Service

Bridgetown Hall Hire

  • Half day hire is only applicable if the function (including setting up) is either completed by 2pm of the said day or commences (including setting up) after 2pm.
  • Sporting Clubs who do not have Public Liability Insurance cannot use the halls, but can apply to the Bridgetown Recreation Centre Manager to operate under a Recreation Centre managed program. Where a sporting club applies to hire the Recreation Centre, the final decision will be at the discretion of the CEO as per Council Policy O.2
  • The Bridgetown Town & Lesser Halls will not be made available for hire of sport or recreational pursuits where these can occur in the Recreation Centre.
  • Incorporated bodies, schools and commercial operators who cannot provide proof of Public Liability Insurance may not use the Shire Halls (as per Council Policy 0.2)
 
 

Bridgetown Lesser Hall Hire

Bridgetown Both Halls Hire

Greenbushes Hall & Other Halls Hire

Miscellaneous Fees

Facility Hire

Sporting Venues

Exclusive Hire of Public Reserves

If connection to Council power supplies required, a separate charge for this use will be calculated

Bridgetown Leisure Centre

Concession on all Leisure Centre fees and charges for Pensioner Concession Card and Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card. Note: Does not include Health Card Cards.

Leisure Centre Memberships

Health & Fitness/Gym
Membership includes Les Mills, Group Fitness Classes & Gym
Free Gym Appraisal with every 6 or 12 month membership
Gym Only
Free Gym Appraisal
Gym Only & Pool
Free Gym Appraisal
Pool
Under 2 years free entry
Whole of Leisure Centre
Membership includes Les Mills, Group Fitness Classes & Gym
No Child Fee due to need for supervision in gym/pool

Recreation

Group Fitness Room
Sports Court - Permanent Bookings
Sports Court - Casual Bookings
Programs
Gymnasium
Group Fitness
Other Recreation Charges

Aquatic

Aquatic Fees
Under 2 year free entry
Carnivals
Other Aquatic Charges

Bridgetown Regional Library

Temporary Membership Fees

Library Fees

Photocopying B&W

Photocopying Colour

Meeting Room

Summer Outdoor Film Festival

Tourism

Bridgetown Greenbushes Visitor Information Centre

Display/Advertising Fees

Peak Window Display Fees 31/10-14/11 (Inc. Festival of Country Gardens and Blues Festival)

Commission Rates

Bookeasy Fees

Membership Fees Accommodation Providers

Food Outlets/Wineries attractions

Retail & Main Street Traders

Members from Another Shire

Other Charges

Building Control

All fees as per Building Regulations 2012

Application Building Permit – Class 1 and 10 building

Application Building Permit - Class 2-9

Application Demolition Permit

Other Application Permits

Shire Building Services

Amended Building Plans

Building Services Certification Service

Copy of Building Plans

Works & Services

Residential Crossovers

Note: A minimum standard crossover (for the purposes of the Local Government Act 1995) has the following dimensions: Length (verge width) = 7m Width at boundary line = 3m Width at edge of road = 6m Area = 31.5m2 Thickness for concrete = 100mm Thickness for Asphalt = 25mm Thickness of base course for Asphalt/Spray Seal = 100mm Thickness of sub base course for Asphalt/Spray seal = 100mm

Culverts

In addition to the above construction costs, a Shire contribution is available if a culvert is required

Accessing Water from Shire Standpipes

Evaluation of Traffic Management Plans

Directional Signs

Other Fees & Charges