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The Shire of Harvey is delighted to welcome new Chief Executive Officer Ms. Annie Riordan who will commence in the position on 13th November, 2018.

Ms. Riordan’s current role is as the Director Corporate and Community Services with the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, where she commenced in November 2010 having a previous background in Local Government and private industry.

Shire President Cr Jackson stated on behalf of Council,

“Council and staff very much look forward to working with Ms Riordan in delivering high quality Local Government for our community”.

Ms. Riordan holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Governance, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with previous local government roles at the Cook Shire Council, Queensland and City of Port Lincoln, South Australia.

Annie has also been involved in Local Government Professionals (LGP) programs in Queensland and represented WA as an international exchange participant to British Colombia, Canada in 2012. In 2014 she travelled on a scholarship to Japan with the CLAIR Local Government Cooperation on an Exchange Seminar.  Annie is actively involved with the Local Government Professionals WA Association both at a State level being a member of the State Board and also as an Executive Member with the South West branch.

On a personal note, Annie is married to Patrick and they have four children.  Annie loves to travel and to run, sometimes combining both having once run the Tokyo Marathon.


At the Ordinary meeting of Council on August 7, 2018 the Shire of Harvey Council resolved to acquire the Private Road (ROW) (now described as Lot 66 on Plan 2620) and being the whole of the land comprised in Certificate of Title Volume 2774 Folio 644. The ROW will be acquired as Crown Land for the purposes of creating a Reserve for Public Access. The registered proprietor of the said land is Charles Alwyn Wickham.

The Private Road provides vehicular access to the rear of the lots created on Plan 2620 that abut the ROW. The Shire of Harvey HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that it intends to acquire the ROW as Crown Land as a Reserve for Public Access, no earlier than 30 days from the date of this public notice. Responsibility for the care, control and management of the Reserve for Public Access will be vested in the Shire of Harvey.

A copy of the plan illustrating the location of the Private Road and surroundings can be seen by clicking on the following link:  Plan

For further information, please contact Mr. Rick Lotznicker on (08) 9729 0361. Written submissions should be addressed to the Shire of Harvey PO Box 500, Harvey WA 6220 or emailed by 4.00pm – Monday, 1st October 2018.


In accordance with Section 58 of the Land Administration Act 1997, Council recently resolved to initiate the closure of a portion of Oakridge Road Reserve (please see the attached documentation).

The aim of the proposed closure is to transfer the current location of the road reserve elsewhere within the development.  This variation is the result of the endorsement of the more recent Structure Plan that shifts land use and road alignments.  It will require the removal of services laid within this section of constructed road, the road reserve would then be converted into a residential lot.

Public submissions are invited and close, with the undersigned, on Friday, 19th October 2018.

If you require further information please contact Charlene Barrett by email on or telephone on (08) 9729 0303.  Plans of the subdivision and Reconsideration Approval are provided in links below:

Oakridge – Plan of Subdivision

Oakridge – Reconsideration Approval Plan


INVITATION TO COMMENT – Proposal – Old Coast Road – Proposed Foreshore Shared Path (Consultation Period – 8th September 2018 to 1st October 2018

To help us in our decision-making, we are writing to you to encourage you to comment on the following proposal, as we would appreciate your time and feedback:


The land adjacent to the Leschenault Estuary, between the high water mark and the rear boundary of the properties along Old Coast Road between Ridley Place and the Christina Street Reserve, comprises part of the Leschenault Regional Park (refer Attachment A).

The Shire has secured contributory funding, from the Department of Transport, for the installation of a shared pathway in this section of parkland and the project is included in Council’s 2017/18 adopted works program. The proposed pathway next to the Leschenault estuary will connect to the existing pathway which runs through the Ridley Place Reserve and to the pathway currently being planned along the Christina Street Reserve.

At its meeting held on 18th October 2016, Council considered a petition from number of residents who reside on Old Coast Road between Ridley Place and the Christina Street Reserve who indicated that they did not support the proposed pathway for a number of reasons including  safety, environmental and adverse effect on their current amenity.

Following consideration of the matter, Council requested that a further report be prepared, for its consideration, following public consultation and completion of the 15% design concept plan for the proposed shared pathway.


The pathway will be 2.50m in width and 100mm thick (refer plan Attachment B).To minimise disruption during the construction phase, the proposed pathway will be constructed in colourised concrete as this will obviate the need for more extensive earthworks, delivering and laying of a subbase material including compaction and shaping and overlaying with hotmixed asphalt.

The management of native vegetation and species as well as water quality would be achieved through the suitable siting of the pathway including the erection of appropriate signage indicating wildlife habitat.

At present there are issues with the introduction of exotic grass species e.g. couch planted by residents, the use of fertiliser and other garden products, the planting of exotic vegetation on the water line, and the use of the public area for privately owned infrastructure.

The proposed pathway would provide a demarcation line between exotic grass, and the sedge and other native vegetation. Once the pathway has been installed, the couch grass and other introduced vegetation on the water line would be removed and replaced with native species. This would create more suitable habitat for native species and reduce fertiliser usage in the proximity of the edge of the reserve which would in turn improve water quality.

The area of foreshore reserve is currently a dog on leash area and this would not change.

Finally as the land is publicly owned its purpose is for it to be used by the community for their enjoyment of the Leschenault Estuary area. There is no obligation for adjoining residents to maintain the foreshore area as an extension of their private property as is currently the case in some instances.

The Process:

 As mentioned above, Council, at its meeting held on 18th October 2016, requested that a further report be prepared, for its consideration, following public consultation and completion of 15% design concept plan. The proposal as outlined in Attachment B is being advertised for 21 days seeking feedback and input. Once comments have been received and assessed, a further report will be presented to Council outlining the community feedback received and recommending a way forward.

Submitting Comments:

Therefore your written feedback via either of the following avenues is requested by 4.00pm on 1st October 2018.

  • Via post – Handwrite your comments on the attached Submission Form and post it to the Shire’s Chief Executive Officer
  • Via email – Addressed to the Chief Executive Officer at with a reference to the Old Coast Road – Proposed Foreshore Shared Path
  • In person – visit the Australind Office located at 5 Mulgara Street in Australind during office hours and write your comments on a Submission Form

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 of Infrastructure, Ian Cocker or myself, Rick Lotznicker, Executive Manager Technical Services on (08) 9729 0300.

Attachment A

Attachment B