The Eaton Community Library is located adjacent to the Eaton Community Recreation Centre at Eaton Community College, 20 Recreation Drive, Eaton.
Ph: 9724 4466
Normal Opening Hours School Holiday Opening Hours
8.00am to 5.30pm - Mon to Fri 9.30am to 5.30pm - Mon to Fri
9.00am to 1.00pm - Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm - Saturday
Eaton Community Library Programs
Storytime - Every Tuesday and Friday at 10.00am for preschool children (2-5yrs)
Rhyme Time - Every Monday at 11.00a.m for babies and toddlers (0-2yrs)
Adult Book Clubs - 2 Groups meet second and fourth Monday of each month at 1.30pm. Newmembers welcome.
Seniors Computing Class - Contact the library
Montessori Project - Children Birth to 6yrs old. Contact the Library for information.
Holiday craft activities - Held during school holidays. Bookings essential. Contact the Library.
For more information regarding any of these programs please contact the Library on 9724 4466
DARDANUP PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Dardanup Library is located in the Shire Office at 3 Little Street, Dardanup.
Ph: 9728 1422
9.00am to 4.30pm - Monday to Friday
Both libraries provide a great book selection with new items arriving all the time. If the resources you require are not available then the items can be borrowed from other libraries within Western Australia.
Your library also provides access to photocopiers, computers and internet.
Patrons can access the libraries’ catalogues and the State Library catalogue through Council’s website at www.dardanup.wa.gov.au. Simply click the Library link and select the required search field. Patrons can search for favourite authors/topics and request resources from around the State.
Membership at both libraries is freehowever adequate proof of current address and an alternative contact person must be given before registration can be effected.
ONLINE DATABASE ACCESS - Free to registered Patrons in your own home
Health and Wellness Resource Centre
Novelist – book reviews, favourite authors and genres
Tumble books for kids
Australia New Zealand Reference Centre
EBSCO- Business Source Elite
All services have a wealth of information.
Patron membership is required for free online access at home through the State Library website.
Contact your local library for further information and details on how to access the databases.
2. EATON RECREATION CENTRE
The Eaton Recreation Centre offers a wide range of Sporting, Fitness and Recreational opportunities in one of the South West's leading facilities. The Centre boasts 3 competition sized Indoor Sports Courts, a state of the art Fitness Centre, Group Fitness Studio, Crèche, Meeting Rooms and Cafe facilities.
Programs and services include Fitness Memberships, Children’s School Holiday Vacation Care, Social Sports Competitions, and a range of Children’s, Adult’s and Senior’s programs.
The ERC Fitness Centre offers membership packages to suit everyone’s needs and expectations. There are term memberships of 1, 3, 6 and 12 months or two convenient pay by the month options. The Centre offers a Direct Debit un-contracted membership with just a 3 month minimum join period after which the member can cancel their membership at any time. Otherwise there is a discounted direct debit membership that rewards long term members, both of which are debited fortnightly.
For more information regarding prices, programs and services available, please contact the friendly and helpful staff at the Centre or visit our website at www.eatonrecreationcentre.com.au
Fitness Centre Opening Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 5.30am - 9.00pm
Thursday & Friday 5.30am - 8.00pm
Saturday8.00am - 3.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays* 9.00am - 1.00 pm
Crèche Opening House:
Monday to Friday 8.45am-11.45pm
(Closed Public Holidays)
(School terms only)
*The Centre is closed on New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
18 Recreation Drive, Eaton (Next to Glen Huon Oval)
All buildings within the Shire are subject to the provisions of the Building Regulations and the requirements of the Council’s Town Planning Schemes. Permission must be obtained from the Council before commencing any new building, or alterations to an existing building.
The term “building” includes swimming pools, dwellings, sheds, pergolas, patios and retaining walls, etc. The requirements apply to rural as well as townsite areas.
4. MUNICIPAL RATES
Council rates are raised to make up the deficit in Council’s budget each year, after expected grants and fees & charges are estimated. Rates are calculated by multiplying the valuation of your property by the rate in the dollar for your area. Your valuation is set by Landgate Valuation Services and will either be a Gross Rental Valuation (GRV) which applies to properties zoned Residential, Small Holding, Commercial and Industrial or an Unimproved Valuation (UV) for all properties zoned Rural. Objections to valuations must be made in writing within 60 days of the issue of the notice to: Landgate Valuation Services, 6th Floor Bunbury Tower, 61 Victoria Street, Bunbury WA 6230. Forms for objections can be obtained from either of Council’s Offices.
Rates may be paid either in full, on or before the due date or by 4 instalments. To be eligible to pay by the instalment option, the first instalment amount, including all arrears must be paid on or before the due date. The instalment option is subject to a $27.00 administration fee and an instalment interest calculated at 5.5% pa on each instalment for the period between the due date of the 1st instalment and the due date of each subsequent instalment. Please see your rates notice for the cost of the instalment option.
LATE PAYMENT INTEREST
Council has resolved that an annual interest charge of 11% be applied on all overdue rates, which will start accruing after the due date of annual rates, instalments and interim rates. Interest will continue to accrue until the outstanding amount is paid. Please note that late payment penalty interest also applies to any alternative payment arrangement, inclusive of fortnightly Direct Debit.
Rates accounts that remain outstanding after the due date will be recovered with legal action. Where such action is instigated ALL costs incurred by Council and/or Council’s administration fee of $27.00 will be added to the outstanding rates balance. Ratepayers experiencing difficulty in paying rates and charges should contact Council’s Rates Section as soon as possible to discuss arrangements to avoid unnecessary legal action.
Council offers fortnightly direct debit facilities for payment of rates. For details and an application form please contact Council’s Rates Section. An administration fee of $27.00 will apply plus interest will continue to accrue until the outstanding amount is paid in full.
SENIORS & PENSIONERS
Persons who hold a Seniors Card, Commonwealth Health Seniors Card and/or Pension Concession Card may be eligible to claim a rebate of up to 50% on their rates and Emergency Services Levy, or be eligible to defer payment of their rates. Please see the reverse of your rates notice for more information, or contact Council’s Rates Section.
Pensioner and Seniors rebates are funded by the Government of Western Australia under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992.
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
B PAY: 24 Hour TELEPHONE and INTERNET Payments
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS NOW ACCEPTED
TELEPHONE VIA - Your financial institution
Biller Code: 798843
Ref: Your assessment number in TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER of your rate notices
Credit Card: 24 Hour with MasterCard and Visa
Phone: 1300 276 468
Bill Code: 000121
Ref: Assessment number in top right hand corner of account
Websites: Internet via Shire of Dardanup or BPAY websites
Mail: Make cheques payable to the Shire of Dardanup, crossed ‘Not Negotiable’ and post with remittance
advice located atbottom of the rate notice to Shire of Dardanup, PO Box 7016, Eaton WA 6232.
In Person: At Council Offices with cash, cheque or EFTPOS
5. FINES ENFORCEMENT
The Shire of Dardanup issues infringements and work order invoices for failing to comply with Local Government Legislation, Acts, Regulations and Council Local Laws.
In the event you are issued an infringement notice for Dog, Parking, Off Road Vehicle, Litter or Bush Fire Act offences and the infringement remains unpaid after the due date for payment, the Shire of Dardanup will lodge the unpaid infringement with the Fines Enforcement Registry. Non-payment may result in your Drivers Licence or any Vehicle Registration being suspended. If the matter is referred to the Fines Enforcement Agency, additional costs will be payable.
6. DOG CONTROL
Dog owners have responsibilities under the Dog Act 1976 and Regulations, as well as under Local Laws.
The Dog Act 1976 is uniform throughout Western Australia and relevant to all areas of the Shire of Dardanup, particularly those in townsites where the welfare of other people could be more adversely affected. The main requirements are:
(i) All dogs three months and older must be registered, with the Local Government where the dog is ordinarily kept.
The dog registration fees are:
(Certificate of sterilisation must be produced)
(Working dog concession is only available to registered primary producers orPersons using the dog(s) for droving of stock)
(ii)ALL dogs must at all times be held on a leash, no more than 2 metres in length, in all public places.
(iii) A current registration tag must be worn by the dog when it is in a public place.
(iv) The name, address or contact details of the dog’s owner must be on, or attached, to the dog’s collar
(v) Dogs are only permitted to “be off the leash”, in areas that have been set aside by the Local Authority as “Dog Exercise Areas”.
The following areas have been designated as Dog Exercise Areas in the Shire of Dardanup:
Pratt Road, Reserve 24359. From the prolongation of Foster Street, North West to the Collie River Bridge.(between the hours of 5.00am until 10.00am)
Pratt Road Part of Reserve 25417, from the prolongation of Hands Avenue, North East to the end of the Reserve (Watson Street) (All hours)
Sportsground, between the school ground & Gardiner Street. (Dogs not permitted on school grounds)
Sportsground, Ferguson Road.
Dogs must be kept under adequate control in dog exercise areas.
(vi) Dogs are not permitted in any shop, churches, community centres, recreation centres, licensed premises, unless approval has been given by the proprietor.
(vii) Before any dog can be registered it is necessary that the owners sign a declaration that the property is properly fenced, or is capable of containing the dog in some other way.
(viii) An occupier of premises on which a dog is kept must –
Cause a portion of the premises on which the dog is kept to be fenced in a manner capable of confining the dog.
Ensure the fence used to confine the dog and every gate or door in the fence is a type, height and construction which having regard to the breed, age, size and physical condition of the dog is capable of preventing the dog at all times from passing over, under or through it;
(ix) It is an offence to permit your dog to excrete in a public place. If this does occur, you are required to remove the excreta immediately. The Shire of Dardanup has provided dog excreta disposal units throughout various townsites.
(x) For information on 'Restricted Breed' dogs, please visit www.warangers.asn.au or contact the Shire office on 9724 0000
Owners who disregard their responsibilities are liable to prosecution, and/or the impounding of their animals. Please ring the Shire office on 9724 0000 during weekdays (during business hours) to arrange for your animal to be released, and weekends between 8am and 4.30pm.
7. LITTER CONTROL
The Litter Act and Regulations provide substantial penalties (Minimum $200) for various offences, including:
(i) Depositing of litter/rubbish on reserves, vacant land or without permission by the owner of the land or water, unless in an approved area.
(ii) Breaking of glass, metal and earthenware on any land or water, unless on private property with the owner’s consent.
(iii) Placing of household rubbish in a public litter bin.
(iv) Allowing any part of a load to be insecure, uncovered or escape from a vehicle upon any road or in public space.
(v) Leaving or posting publicity material in a public place, on a motor vehicle or any place other than a letter box.
(vi) Disposal of cigarette butts contravenes the Litter Act, the Road Traffic Code and the Bushfire Act.
(vii) Abandoning supermarket trolleys outside the grounds of the shopping centre.
8. STRAYING STOCK
Ranger Services is available for the control of unattended livestock on roadsides and public reserves, for any livestock on the road or if a Ranger is unavailable please contact your local Police Station on 131 444.
Property owners are urged to take precautions to prevent their stock from escaping by ensuring that their fences are adequately maintained to be stock proof and suitable to confine the livestock/animals at all times. Failure to do so may lead to legal action by the Shire of Dardanup. There is also the possibility of a substantial claim or prosecution for damages should livestock be responsible for any death, damage or injury.
9. FIRE HAZARD REDUCTION & PREVENTION – FIREBREAKS
With reference to Section 33 of the Bush Fire Act 1954, land owners are required to carry out fire prevention work, in accordance with provisions of the Fire Prevention Order brochure, which summarises your responsibility under the Bush Fires Act 1954.
Fire Prevention Work must be completed by 30th November of each year and maintained until the close of the Restricted Burning Period.
For persons wishing to burn refuse or other materials, they should note that permits to burn may be required, especially between the months of November and May each fire season.
Permits are of no charge and available from your local Fire Control Officer, these details are provided in the Annual Fire Prevention Order brochure.
The ‘Restricted Burning Period’ and ‘Prohibited Burning Period’ dates are subject to variation relevant to weather and seasonal conditions, but any changes shall be publicly advertised.
10. FIRE EMERGENCY
For all fire emergencies, please dial “000” in the first instance and give full details of the incident to the operator.
11. RUBBISH REMOVAL AND RECYCLING SERVICE
Council provides weekly household rubbish and a fortnightly recycling collection within the townsites of Dardanup, Burekup and Eaton, Padbury Fields and Copplestone. The cost of these services is listed as a separate item on the rates notice.
For residents of the townsites of Eaton, Burekup and Dardanup, Council provides Green waste and Hard waste collection each financial year. This service is not available in rural or semi-rural areas. A specified area rate applies in the collection area. Properties not able to access this service are NOT charged.
Hard Waste August/September 2012
Green Waste October 2012
Green Waste April 2013
Information regarding the exact collection dates will be mailed to each household within the collection area prior to the collection dates.
LANDFILL WASTE DISPOSAL FEES 2012/2013 (Proposed)
Note: These fees are proposed at May 2012 and may be subject to change prior to July 2012.
DOMESTIC WASTE (mixed waste)
Wheelie Bin (240L)$ 3.00
Trailers (up to 1.8m x 1.2m) $14.00
Tyres$4.00 each(passenger vehicle tyres only - maximum 6 tyres)
Disposal rates are based on volume and weight of the material. Landfill staff
General Disposal Rate$50.00 per ton
Inert Waste (free of contamination) $30.00 per ton
Clean Fill (free of contamination)Free (less than 2 Ton)
Clean Fill greater than 2 Ton by arrangement only – call 0427 960 161
GREEN WASTE – MUST BE FREE OF ANY OTHER MATERIAL
Less than 3m x 3m$12.00
Over 2 Ton$30.00 per ton
Commercial Waste $75.00 per ton
Industrial (Class2) Waste $85.00 per ton
Other class 2 Waste Disposal$55.00 per ton
Regular users of the site may purchase tip passes from either Dardanup or Eaton Administration Offices. A discount applies when passes are bulk purchased.
PASSES ARE ONLY VALID FOR DISPOSAL OF DOMESTIC WASTE
20 x Bin (240L) passes$40.00
10 x Trailer (1.8m x 1.2m) passes $90.00
REFUSE DISPOSAL SITE
The Shire’s Landfill and Recycling Centre is located on Banksia Road, (off Ferguson Road) Dardanup. Sign posted from Dardanup.
The site is open 5 days a week, Closed every Tuesday and Thursday.
OPEN 9.00 am - CLOSES 4.00pm
The site is also closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
The direct contact telephone number for the waste disposal site is 0408 334 097.
RECYCLING DROP OFF CENTRE
The Shires Recycling facility is open 5 days a week (closed Tuesday and Thursdays) from 9am to 4pm.
The following items are accepted free of charge provided they are separated into recycling bins provided.
Tin / trailers,
Newspaper / cardboard
Bricks / pavers
Mowers / motors
Pot plants / pots
Used motor oil
Tools / books / bikes
Reduce the cost of waste disposal by separating out steel and other recyclables.
Asbestos is not accepted at the Shire’s landfill site.
Alternative disposal sites include the Bunbury Harvey Regional Site – Stanley Road, Australind or check the Yellow Pages or the Department of Environment and Conservation for an alternative Asbestos Disposal site.
Please note: The removal of more than 10m2 of Asbestos Containing Material must be undertaken by a licenced contractor.
Fines WILL APPLY for illegal disposal of Asbestos Containing Material at the Shires Landfill Site or in any unauthorised area.
16. TOWN PLANNING
The whole of the Dardanup Shire is covered by Town Planning Schemes that control land use and development. The Schemes set out zones where residential, industrial, commercial, rural and small holding development can occur. The scheme maps and text can be viewed at www.planning.wa.gov.au. Other relevant town planning documents are available for viewing at our Eaton administration office or by via the Shire of Dardanup website www.dardanup.wa.gov.au.
There are many restrictions placed on land use and development within the Shire and therefore prospective developers should make enquiries to our Planning Department before purchasing land, finalising plans or commencing development.
17. TOWNSITE STREET VERGES
Council supports the landscaping of street verges by adjoining property owners, but approval must be obtained before any works are commenced.
Council has a policy relating to the type of verge treatment that can be used, to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists. A copy of the policy should be obtained and an application be submitted and approved prior to any planting of trees / shrubs or the placing of any obstructions or non-permeable material such as gravel, limestone, road base, concrete asphalt, brick paving etc.
18. RURAL ROAD VERGE MAINTENANCE
It is the Council’s policy to preserve roadside vegetation. Unrestricted burning of roadsides is no longer permitted.
Approval to burn is required from a Fire Control Officer, and approval for chemical spraying is required from the Shire.
Tree planting by property owners is encouraged but to ensure that Council’s policies are complied with, it is necessary that approval be obtained before any plantings take place.
19. DRIVEWAY CROSSOVERS
All crossovers must be approved by the Council prior to commencing construction and must be inspected by Council during construction and at completion. Application forms are available at the Shire Office or on the Shire Website.
Property owners may be eligible to receive a part refund for an approved crossover. Property owners should contact the Shire Office before commencing or arranging the installation of a crossover. No subsidy is available for any crossover that has been provided without Council’s prior approval.
20. COUNCIL MEETINGS
All meetings of Council are open to the public and interested persons are invited to attend and observe proceedings. The public have the opportunity to ask the Council questions relevant to the meeting agenda both at the start and at the end.
Ordinary meetings of Council are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month commencing at 4.30 pm at the Eaton Administration Centre. Changes to dates, times and venues will be publicised.
Copies of Council minutes are available for public inspection at the Eaton and Dardanup Offices, the Burekup and Dardanup Post Offices, Libraries and the Shire of Dardanup website www.dardanup.wa.gov.au
21. HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE
Home & Community Care (HACC) provides services to assist the aged, people with a disability and also their carers to enable them to stay living in their homes and community longer. The service is jointly funded by the Commonwealth & State governments. Home maintenance, gardening, domestic assistance, transport, respite & social support services are available.
If you feel you could benefit from any of these services, please contact Capel/Dardanup HACC on 9725 0577, or visit in person at 15 Albatross Crescent, Eaton and one of our helpful staff will call to your home and discuss your needs.
Council has implemented a Disability Services Plan for the Shire and encourages community input into the contingency development of the Plan. Copies of the Plan are available upon request.