Public Notices

Notice of Intention to Levy Differential Rates

In accordance with Section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995, the Town of Cottesloe hereby gives notice of its intention to impose differential rates for the 2020/2021 financial year.Details of the proposed differential rates are as follows:

Differential Rate Category Rate in the $ Minimum Rate
Differential General Rate (GRV) 0.0686 $1,161
Differential Rate – Town Centre Commercial (GRV) 0.0795 $1,161

The reason for the imposition of this differential rate is for the economic development of the Cottesloe Town Centre. The rates in the dollar ($) shown above are estimates and may be changed as part of Council’s deliberations of any submissions received. All normal statutory entitlements in relation to rates rebates for pensioner and other concession holders will apply.


Fire Break Notice 2020/2021 

Notice to all owners and occupiers of land in the following local Authorities City of Nedlands, Town of Mosman Park, Town of Claremont, Town of Cottesloe and the Shire of Peppermint Grove. 

To prevent the outbreak, spread or extension of a bush fire which may occur, all owners and occupiers of land within the local Authorities district are required to on or before the 30th day of November 2020, or within 14 days of becoming an owner or occupier after that date:

Residential Land - Slash all grass and clear all inflammable matter on the land to a height no greater than 50mm and to maintain all grass and all inflammable matter on the land at a height no greater than 50mm up to and including the 31st day of March 2021. 

All Other Land - Slash all grass and clear all inflammable matter on the land to a height no greater than 50mm, for a width of no less than three metres (3m), immediately inside the external boundaries of the property. In addition, trees must be trimmed back to provide a vertical clearance of a minimum three and a half metres (3.5m) to allow fire appliances to drive along the firebreak.

If it is impracticable for any reason to clear firebreaks or take measures in accordance with this notice, you may apply in writing to your Council before the 15th day of November 2020 for permission to implement alternative measures to prevent the outbreak or spread of a bush fire. If permission is not granted in writing by your Council, you shall comply with the requirements of this notice.

Pursuant to the powers contained in the Bush Fires Act 1954, burning garden refuse and lighting fires in the open air is prohibited. 

An owner or occupier of the land who fails or neglects to comply with the requisitions of a notice given pursuant to section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954 within the time specified in the notice, commits an offence and is liable to a penalty of $5,000. A person in default is also liable, whether prosecuted or not, to pay the cost of performing the work directed in this notice if it is not carried out by the owner or occupier by the date required by this notice.. 

Verge Maintenance- Your Council principally rely on residents for the improvement and maintenance of nature strips. Council encourages nature strips to be maintained by the adjacent owner/occupier in support of the Bush Fires Act requirements under this notice.

By Order City of Nedlands


Mark Goodlet, Chief Executive Officer

By Order Town of Mosman Park


Carissa Bywater, Chief Executive Officer

By Order Town of Claremont


Liz Ledger, Chief Executive Officer

By Order Town of Cottesloe


Matthew Scott, Chief Executive Officer

By Order Shire of Peppermint Grove


Don Burnett, Chief Executive Officer