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INVITATION TO COMMENT

To help us in our decision-making, we encourage you to submit your comments on the following proposal:

Proposal: SILVERGULL TERRACE, AUSTRALIND – PROPOSED TREE REMOVALS
Consultation Period: Monday, 9th July 2018 to Monday, 30th July 2018

 Background:

The trees along Silvergull Terrace were planted in the late 1990s however they were planted near an existing high pressure gas main and over time, their root structures have expanded through the road pavement and some have also caused damage to the verge area on the eastern side of Silvergull Terrace.

Comment

As part of the investigations on how to best resolve the ongoing issues, a suitably qualified consultant was engaged to assess the existing trees to assist in developing a sustainable solution to the current issues.

The assessment made recommendations and indicated that the existing trees comprise three (3) species as follows:

  • Eucalyptus nicholli (Black Peppermint)
  • Agonis flexuosa (West Australian Peppermint)
  • Eucalyptus grandis (Rose Gum) NSW native

Based on the advice received Council, at its meeting held on 26th June 2018, resolved to write to residents of Silvergull Terrace and Barnes Avenue, in the immediate vicinity of the proposed works, for 21 days seeking their feedback on the following;

  1. Removal of the 12 Eucalyptus grandis (Rose Gum)*;
  2. Excavation of a trench along the western kerb line of Silvergull Place;
  3. Undertake root pruning; and
  4. Undertake repairs to the road surface and replace the damaged kerbing.

Note: There are approximately 52 trees in the median island. The peppermint trees number approximately 40 and are not causing any major issues unlike the Rose Gums which have a greater tendency to shed bark, drop limbs etc.

Submitting Comments:

Therefore your written feedback, via the following avenues, is requested by 4.00pm on Monday, 30th July 2018.

  • Via post – Provide your comments and post it to the Shire’s Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 500, Harvey WA 6220; or
  • Via email – Addressed to the Executive Manager Technical Services at shire@harvey.wa.gov.au with a reference to the ‘Silvergull Terrace, Australind – Proposed Tree Removals’.  A Comment form is included below.

At the close of the consultation period all comments received will be included in a further report to Council where a final decision of the proposal will be made.

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your comments on this proposal and should you require any further information please contact either the Shire’s Manager Works and Services Peter Kay on (08) 9729 0362 or myself on the above number.

Comment Form


INVITATION TO COMMENT

To help us in our decision-making, we encourage you to submit your comments on the following proposal:

Proposal: UDUC ROAD, HARVEY – IMPROVEMENTS BETWEEN YOUNG STREET AND HAYWARD STREET
Consultation Period: Monday, 9th July 2018 to Monday, 30th July 2018

 Background:

 As you are aware, Uduc Road, between Young and Hayward Streets comprises the commercial and retail centre of the Harvey town site with a number of ‘on street’ parking bays located on both sides of the street.  Pedestrian traffic during the week and on Saturday mornings is steady, and while there is an existing crosswalk in the street, strategically located near Becher Street, many people choose to cross the road anywhere along its length.

Complaints are regularly received regarding safety issues associated with the existing crosswalk given the high number of elderly person crossing the roadway either on foot or on gophers.

There is a raised median island in the centre of the road, with strategic openings at street intersections and crossover locations.  The median is infilled with coloured pattern paved concrete and accommodates 19 London Plane trees and 10 decorative western power double outreach light poles.

The pattern paved concrete in the median has lifted at numerous locations and currently comprises a trip hazard.  In addition the existing tree roots have lifted both the median kerbing and sections of the roadway.

Traffic data obtained in 2014 indicates that approximately 5,000 vehicles per day are using the road and the 85% percentile speed, i.e. the speed at which 85% of motorists travel at, or less than, and is used to determine the ‘speed environment’ of a road, was just under 40kph.

 Council has allocated funds to undertake infrastructure improvements and create a more pedestrian-friendly environment, along the section of Uduc Road Harvey, between Young and Hayward Street.

Comment

To address the above issues a detailed concept design for improvements to Uduc Road was considered by Council at its meeting held on 26th June 2018 where Council supported the proposal subject to undertaking consultation with the community.

The main objective of the proposal is to further change the speed environment of the Road to provide a safer crossing zone for pedestrians and other users, improve the streetscape, upgrade the road infrastructure and provide an entry statement into the commercial precinct area.

The attached plan outlines the proposed changes to Uduc Road between Young Street and Hayward Street, to meet the above objectives as follows:

  • Removal of the central raised median and constructing a flush median (retaining kerbing around trees);
  • Central median to be overlaid with red asphalt, painted edge lines with decorative bollards installed at 1.50m intervals. This will remove any potential trip hazards along Uduc Road and restrict vehicle ‘U-Turns’;
  • Nibbing out and line marking improvements in kerbside parking areas to give a narrower Road appearance and allow additional space for seating/bike racks and possible landscaping;
  • Reconfiguration of the existing on road parking bays to maintain the number of bays;
  • Improvements at the Becher St intersection to improve visibility and safety at the existing crosswalk including improved lighting at the crosswalk location;
  • Entry statements, nibs to include flush red asphalt banding (at Young Street and at Hayward Street)*;
  • Reduction of the speed to 40kph (subject to Main Roads WA approval);
  • Improved Landscaping; and
  • Bicycle parking.

 Submitting Comments:

Therefore your written feedback is requested by 4.00pm on Monday, 30th July 2018. Please complete the attached Community Consultation Submission Form and return to the Shire via either of the the following ways:

  • Via post – Provide your comments and post it to the Shire’s Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 500, Harvey WA 6220; or
  • Via email – Addressed to the Executive Manager Technical Services at shire@harvey.wa.gov.au with a reference to the ‘Uduc Road, Harvey – Improvements between Young Street and Hayward Street’.  A comment form is included below.

At the close of the consultation period all comments received will be included in a further report to Council where a final decision of the proposal will be made.

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your comments on this proposal and should you require any further information please contact either the Shire’s Manager Infrastructure Ian Cocker on (08) 9729 0300 or myself on the above number.

Comment Form

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED POLICY

 TRADING IN PUBLIC PLACES POLICY FOR FOOD VENDORS

Council has prepared a draft policy outlining a framework and guidance for the consistent assessment and issuing of permits for traders and stallholders offering food related goods and services for sale in public place.

The objectives of the draft policy are to:-

1.  Provide the Council with a consistent framework to regulate the location of stallholders and traders offering food or food related goods and services for sale in public places within the Shire of Harvey.
2.  Provide a framework for Council nominated sites, at various foreshore locations, by introducing Power to Licence areas. This being is a category of permit where the permit fee is based on  an appraisal determined according to economic market trends and conditions.
3.  Encourage a high standard of service delivery to the local community and visitors whilst supporting local economic development, commercial viability, public safety and taking account of  existing permanent businesses.

Copies of the draft are available by contacting Council’s Health Department on (08) 9729 0300 or on the Shire’s website www.harvey.wa.gov.au. Any comments on the proposed policy should be made in writing and submitted to the undersigned no later than 4.00pm on 17th August, 2018.

Draft Policy


NOTICE OF INTENTION TO DISPOSE OF PROPERTY

The Shire of Harvey gives notice of its intention to dispose of the following property by way of lease pursuant to Section 3.58 of the Local Government Act 1995.

  1. Lot 3 (No. 13107), Deposited Plan DO34204

South Western Highway, Brunswick Junction

(known as the Brunswick Junction Caravan Park)

 The Shire intends to dispose of the abovementioned property to the Edmunds Family Trust via lease at a rate of $8,000 per annum, or via equivalent improvement works to that value, for five years with three (3) five (5) year options. This is in accordance with the market valuation provided by Opteon Property Group 13th February, 2017 which is considered to be a true indication of the value of the property at the time of the proposed disposition (Local Government Act 1995, Section 3.58 (4) (c) (ii).

Comments on the proposed disposition may be submitted to the Shire of Harvey in writing on or before Friday, 27th July, 2018. Submissions are to be made to  Shire of Harvey, PO Box 500, Harvey, WA, 6220, or e-mail shire@harvey.wa.gov.au.