Harvey Shire Council

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Thank you for your interest in working for the Shire of Harvey.

The Shire of Harvey is strategically located in the State's South West between the major regional cities of Bunbury and Mandurah and is only 1.5 hours from Perth. It is one of the most diverse local governments in Western Australia stretching from its 42 kms of coastline across a state area of agricultural significance,

incorporating major urban development, the Kemeton Industrial area, a significant road network, multiple town sites and state forest through to the Darling Scarp.

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Ranger Services

What do Rangers do?

Rangers working within the Shire of Harvey have varied responsibilities such as upholding community and public safety, enforcing and infringing breaches of various state and local laws such as:

  • Bush Fire Act 1954
  • Local Government Act 1995
  • Dog Act 1976
  • Litter Act 1979
  • Control of Vehicles (Off- Road Areas) Act 1978
  • Parking Local Laws
  • Reserves and Foreshores Local Laws

What is a local law?

Local Governments have the power to make local laws considered necessary for the good governance of their districts. Local and Statewide comment from the public is considered before the proposed law is accepted.

Rangers Services Hours

8:00am to 6:30pm

Rangers are available 7 days a week during the hours stated above.

Planning and Environment

With continued population growth occurring within the Shire, the Planning and Environment Department have a commitment to ensuring that appropriate outcomes are achieved between both the built and natural environments.

The Shire of Harvey adopts initiatives to ensure that adequate forms of development occur from a planning perspective, whilst considering how a proposal will

interact with an ecological outlook.

While it is not always possible to ensure environmental impacts are avoided, the Shire of Harvey is committed to focusing its efforts on reducing impacts wherever possible. Where there is an opportunity available, the Shire will strive to create a positive outcome for the ecological communities that play an important role throughout the area.

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The Local Government Act authorises local councils to make appropriate by-laws for local people and communities. It is important for these to provide long term solutions rather than temporary relief to minor problems.

The role of the Council is to provide public services, make wise decisions in the interests of the community in a balanced way for the greatest benefit, to initiate,

coordinate and serve as a catalyst for local effort, and to represent the community.

The Council is currently made up of 13 Elected Members, one of whom is the Shire President, and all are elected by the people. Elections are held every four years, the next one due October 2013.

Council also conducts annual community meetings each year.

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Dog Pound

Have you lost your dog?

Maybe we have it in safe custody. Contact 9729 0300 during business hours to see if your dog has been impounded. Pound facility is open Monday to Friday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for collection of impounded animals, outside these hours is by appointment only with the Ranger on duty.

Click Here to find the dogs currently impounded in Shire of Harvey's dog pound.

Due to technical difficulties that may be experienced from time to time some dogs are unable to be photographed.

How do I get my dog out of the pound?

You will need to pay poundage (and registration if your dog is not currently registered) at the Shire Offices (Harvey Office -102 Uduc Road, Harvey and Australind Sub Office - Mulgara Street Australind).

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