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Dalyellup Foxes – Update

Thank you to all the Dalyellup community members who have sent us details of 20 fox sightings. Most of the activity is happening along Hutt Drive, in the bushland coastal reserves. A pair of foxes was sighted at 5.48am on June 13th, heading south into the bushland from the beach car park at the end of Norton Prom.

We think the foxes are living in the dune areas and come out at night to do the rounds along the urban streets of Dalyellup looking for pet food, scraps and anything else they can eat.

They are disturbing the local dog population that can smell them as they do their early morning rounds.

It is fox breeding season from now until spring and it is essential we help protect our wonderful native wildlife from these very effective hunters.

The Shire of Capel will be engaging a fox trapper to try and trap these foxes in July . We will be asking residents to keep their pets away from the areas where trapping is being undertaken to make sure the foxes are not disturbed from their homes. Signs will be put in place and notices posted on Facebook an the Shire’s website.

Please keep reporting where and when you see a fox.

Rae McPherson
Shire of Capel
Engineering Environment Officer

Recent Fox Sightings

Stratham Beach Vehicle Access Closed

As a result of recent high and rough seas, the Rich Road beach vehicle access in Stratham has been badly damaged. The vehicle beach access track has been closed by the Shire and will not be available for use until further notice.

Works was scheduled to be undertaken this week to reinstate the vehicle beach access, however due to high tides this works has been re-scheduled for next week.

Temporary Closure of Boundary Rd, The Plains

Please be advised that Boundary Rd (Norman Road to Gavins Rd) has been closed to traffic commencing Monday 12th June 2017, for a period of up to two weeks.

The closure is to enable the upgrade of an existing stormwater drainage culvert crossing on Boundary Rd approximately 100 metres to the South of the Norman Road intersection.

The works are being undertaken by civil contractor ‘Geographe Civil’ for the Shire of Capel.

A detour route utilising Cain Rd and Clarke Rd is available for vehicles other than RAV permit Heavy Vehicles during the works.

RAV permit Heavy Vehicles are requested to use Railway Rd as an alternative route for the duration of the works.

Closure Map

For enquiries please contact:

John Steer – Project Manager, Geographe Civil (08) 977 077 or
Colin Campbell – Technical Officer, Shire of Capel (08) 9727 0222.

COUNCIL BRIEFS – 24 MAY 2017

2017 WA LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONVENTION

President Murray Scott and Cr Jennifer Scott will represent Council at the Local Government Convention on 2 to 4 August 2017 after Council endorses their attendance. The conference theme will be ‘Members First’ with the conference focusing on improving councillor (member) engagement with and service to the community.

The President and Cr J Scott were also endorsed as Council’s voting delegates to attend the WALGA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 2 August 2017 that is held prior to the commencement of the main conference on 3 and 4 August 2017.

CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Climate Change Policy Advisory Committee (CCPAC) meeting minutes held on 26 April were endorsed by Council including proposed sustainability activities for 2017/18 that will see funds allocated to energy and water saving projects, carbon reduction projects and community projects.

REGIONAL WASTE FACILITY

Council has supported the reallocation of the CLGF Funds of $4,561,000, previously allocated to the Bunbury Wellington Group of Councils, to purchase and develop a Regional Waste Facility to progressing studies and assessment of the Goodwood Road, Capel site as a future Regional South West Waste Site and the development of a new lined cell at the Stanley Road Bunbury Harvey Regional Council Waste Site.

Council also resolved that if there is no support at the Bunbury Wellington Group of Councils special meeting on 25 May 2017 for this proposal or it is not approved by the Department of Regional Development, then the President be authorised to consider alternatives provided at the meeting on 25 May 2017 or subsequent BWGC meetings and support a position that will see a positive outcome for the Bunbury Wellington Group of Councils Local Governments.

LOT 9077 MAIDMENT PARADE, DALYELLUP – SPORTING GROUND FEASIBILITY

The Council has raised no objection to Cristal Pigments Australia revegatating the Millennium Waste Site off Maidment Parade, Dalyellup back to endemic native vegetation to allow them to complete their rehabilitation obligations for the site. As the site was identified as a future sports facility and playing fields Council has requested that a District Sport Spaces Plan for Dalyellup, Capel and Boyanup be prepared.

The Chief Executive Officer has been requested to prepare a consultancy brief for the Plan including the feasibility of Lot 9077 Maidment Parade, Dalyellup (Millennium Waste site) to determine the ability of the site to accommodate the proposed sporting grounds and to determine the capacity of the Shire to develop, service and maintain the site into the long term future.  A provisional sum of $80,000 will be included in the Long Term Financial Plan in 2018/19 to fund the Shire of Capel District Sport Spaces Plan for Dalyellup, Capel and Boyanup.

DELEGATION – SHIRE OF CAPEL HEALTH LOCAL LAWS 2000

Council has delegated the powers and duties conferred by the Shire of Capel Health Local Laws 2000 to the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Manager Engineering and Development Services subject to the following:

The Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Manager Engineering and Development Services may, at their discretion, refer any matter to Council for decision; and
The Council is to be provided with details of any prosecution under the local law.

P F SHEEDY
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

APPLICATION FOR AN EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY LICENCE

LOT 393 LOWRIE RD, BOYANUP

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Shire of Capel is considering an application from Mr Mario Giacci for an Extractive Industry Licence and Development Approval to commence a sand and gravel quarry at Lot 393 Lowrie Rd, Boyanup.

Plans and document setting out and explaining the proposal are available for viewing at the Council Offices, Forrest Rd, Capel, during office hours or can be downloaded here

Any queries should be directed to Colin Campbell, Engineering Technical Officer, Shire of Capel on 9727 0222 or email info@capel.wa.gov.au

Submissions on the proposal should be lodged in writing with the
Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Capel, PO Box 369, Capel 6271 by
14 July 2017.

PF SHEEDY
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER