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Beef & Burgundy Evening
You are cordially invited to join us for a warm and welcoming evening of hearty food, live music and even livelier company on Saturday 24th May from 6pm at Una Hird's beautiful home at 3 Reverie Mews.

Tickets $30pp
BYO drink, glasses and dancing shoes!
RSVP by 10th May
Dress code: smart/casual
First in; best dressed!
Music by Gerry Gielingh


This event is open to all Port
Mandurah residents over 18

but places are limited
so buy your tickets now
by forwarding this email to
info@portmandurah.com.au
and filling in the editable form
at the end of this newsletter.

If you are a ratepayer on a property with a canal frontage in Port Mandurah, you:
1. Pay an extra amount on your rates which is called the
Port Mandurah Specified Area Rate (SAR)
and

2. You are automatically a member of the
Port Mandurah Residents’ Association Inc. (PMRA)
 
PMRA Membership
Up until the end of 2012, Port Mandurah residents and ratepayers had to pay an annual membership fee in order to become a member of the residents’ association. But now, all title owners are automatically PMRA members because a small amount of the SAR that you pay to the City of Mandurah is paid back to PMRA to cover membership, administration, expenses and mail outs.

Have my rates gone up as a result of this change?
No, actually there was a decrease in the Port Mandurah SAR in the dollar from 0.0029 for 2012/2013 to 0.0025 for 2013/2014.


Here’s how the City of Mandurah spent your SAR in 2012/13


What is PMRA doing?

Your residents’ association is managed by a committee of volunteers that meets on a monthly basis. We also have a waterways sub-committee that has quarterly meetings with the City of Mandurah. When the current Port Mandurah design was proposed, the City of Mandurah consented to the Northern Entrance on condition that the canal residents would contribute to the dredging that would be needed to keep it navigable. Since then, the causes for the need for dredging have increased. In addition to our proximity to the Fairbridge Bank, we have had the deepening of Sticks Channel, the opening of the Dawesville Cut and regular dumpings of sand on the “beach” at Henry Sutton Grove.
We believe that it’s no longer fair that Port Mandurah ratepayers should continue to bear the majority of the cost of the dredging which benefits all boat users in our waterways, and we hope to be able to conduct a boating survey in the near future to count how many boats from outside Port Mandurah are using our canals. We shall keep you updated in our monthly e-newsletter.

I live on the canals but I’m not a title holder. Can I become a PMRA member?
Residents who live in and around the Port Mandurah area who don’t pay the SAR
(for example because they live on a “dry block” or because they are a tenant)
are entitled to apply to become an Affiliate Member by paying an annual subscription fee of $20 per household at the discretion of the committee. This category of membership will entitle you to full voting rights and eligibility to join the committee.
To apply, please email us at info@portmandurah.com.au


SHORT-STAY ACCOMMODATION

Holiday rentals are back in the local news and some of our members have asked us to help lobby the City of Mandurah to regulate short-term rentals. PMRA would like to set up a sub-committee to formulate a proposal to submit to the City during the consultation process.
The committee feels that regulation is necessary to discourage anti-social behaviour and inappropriate use of holiday homes in residential areas.
We are considering all options including the introduction of a Holiday Home Register and a Code of Conduct for owners to get their renters to sign.
To help us with our submission, please let us know which Port Mandurah homes near you are holiday rentals, and which are problematic.
If you would like to be part of the sub-committee please email info@portmandurah.com.au
If you rent out your property on a short-term basis, we would like to hear your views too.

Waterways News
The PMRA Waterways Sub-committee is currently working on the following issues:
Jetties: We are lobbying to have the current jetty licencing scheme abolished.
Mooring Piles: The City of Mandurah has put reflective tape on mooring piles that they considered a navigable hazard.
Cormorants and Seagulls: We are working with the City of Mandurah towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Dredging: We have been informed that the dredging will take place in May.
Rock Wall: We are working with the City towards having a groyne built at the northern entrance to the canals by Henry Sutton Grove.
Old Bridge Replacement: The Heritage Assessment, Transport Study, Geotechnical Survey and Economic Analysis have taken place but, at the time of writing, there is a $10million shortfall for this project.
Samphire Cove: This Sunday (27th) come and help “paint ‘n’ oil” the second bird hide 9.00-10.30am followed by BYO morning tea.

What can you put in the yellow-lidded wheelie bin?
Many packaging items made from paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminium, steel and glass are recyclable. However, there are some items made from these materials which cannot be recycled as there is no market for them or they may contaminate the recycling process. Yellow-lidded bins must be free of "contaminants" such as food, lids, plastic wrapping, etc.
For more information visit www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/HBItem_39936.PDF
 
     Items for Recycling:

 

Beef & Burgundy Reply Form

I / We will be attending the Beef & Burgundy Social Evening on Saturday 24 May

Payee’s name:

Address:

Email address(es):

Total number attending:

Name(s) of partner / guests:

Cheque or EFT: Total $


Please make cheques payable to Port Mandurah Residents Association and mail to:
24 Genevieve Court, Halls Head, WA 6210. Or electronically transfer funds to our account:
Bendigo Bank BSB: 633000 Account No: 136986080 quoting your name as reference.
Please include a copy of the electronic receipt with your application.
Please provide an email address if you would like a receipt.
Your tickets will be available on the door on the night.




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