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Prohibited Burning Period Commences 2 December 2017

Due to the rapidly drying and warmer seasonal conditions, the Shire President and Chief Bush Fire Control Officer jointly have determined that as from 2nd December 2017, it will not be safe to burn off within the Shire of Capel.

As such, burning off is prohibited from midnight 2nd December 2017.

Persons who undertake burning off during the Prohibited Burning Period will risk being issued an infringement notice ($250) or being prosecuted, depending on the extent of the offence.

If any one has any questions regarding this notice and how it may impact on them, please do not hesitate to contact the Shire’s Community Rangers.

Proposed Waste Amendment Local Law 2017

The Shire of Capel has resolved to make the Waste Amendment Local Law 2017.

The purpose of the law is to:

  • Amend the Shire of Capel Waste Local Law 2016 (principal law) to include clauses concerning objection and appeal rights.

The effect of the law is:

  • Objection and appeal rights in the Shire of Capel Waste Local Law 2016 will be clarified and stated clearly.

The proposed local law is available for inspection at the Shire of Capel Administration Building, 31 Forrest Road, Capel during normal office hours, Mon – Fri, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm. Copies may also be found at the Capel, Dalyellup and Boyanup Libraries during normal library hours. The laws are also available for inspection here

Submissions on the law may be lodged via email: info@capel.wa.gov.au or in writing addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Capel
PO Box 369, CAPEL 6271.

Submissions must be lodged by the close of business Friday 22 December 2017.

Enquiries should be directed to the Governance Officer, Anna Handley on (08) 9727 0222 or emailed to ahandley@capel.wa.gov.au.

PF SHEEDY
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

Local Planning Scheme Amendment No. 65

Planning and Development Act 2005

LOCAL PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENT AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION COMPLEX AMENDMENT

Town Planning Scheme No. 7 Amendment No. 65 and Shire of Capel Development Contribution Plan

Notice is hereby given that the local government of the Shire of Capel has prepared the above mentioned local planning scheme amendment and development contribution plan for the purpose of:

  1. Inserting additional provisions into ‘Appendix 17 – Development Contribution Plans’.
  2. To provide equitable financial and other contributions for the provision of community infrastructure required by population growth from ongoing subdivision and development.

Plans and documents setting out and explaining the scheme amendment and development contribution plan have been deposited at the Shire Admin Office in Forrest Road Capel, Dalyellup Library, or can be downloaded below.

Submissions on the local planning scheme amendment and development contribution plan may be lodged in writing and should include the amendment number to the Shire of Capel, PO Box 369, Capel 6271 or by email to info@capel.wa.gov.au prior to 4.00pm on 20 November 2017.

PF SHEEDY
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Budget Information 2017-18

For the 2017-18 financial year the Shire will receive its funding from a number of sources. Rates income is budgeted at $12.3 million and represents 56.2% of the total income for the Shire. While Rates income is the largest contributor to revenue, the Shire receives a total of 26.6% on its income from Grants & Subsidies (from both State and Federal Government and other funding bodies) and a further 14.3% from Fees and Charges. The complete breakdown is illustrated below.

Shire expenditure is allocated across a number of services. The largest area of expenditure is Transport(35.0%) and includes capital and operating expenditure on roads, bridges and paths. This is followed by Recreation & Culture (22.7%) and includes expenditure on items such as public halls and centres, recreation grounds and sporting facilities, libraries, parks and reserves. 18.3% of expenditure is spent on Community Amenities which includes expenditure on refuse collection, the waste transfer station, protection of the environment, cemeteries, town planning and regional development. Rates income is generated from a number of rating categories. The largest portion of Rates income at 74.6% is from Residential & Urban properties, followed by income from Rural properties at 14.8%. Special Rural represents 5.6% of Rates income with the balance being made up from a combination of Commercial/Special Use, Industrial and Rural Commercial Use.

For the 2017-18 financial year the Shire will receive its funding from a number of sources. Rates income is budgeted at $12.3 million and represents 56.2% of the total income for the Shire. While Rates income is the largest contributor to revenue, the Shire receives a total of 26.6% on its income from Grants & Subsidies (from both State and Federal Government and other funding bodies) and a further 14.3% from Fees and Charges. The complete breakdown is illustrated below.

 

 

Services Provided by the Shire of Capel

 

Building Services Processing building permits (for new buildings & additions to existing), Inspections and building enquiries
Community Development Encouraging community events, promotion of the Shire, communication of Shire news and events, preparation of grant applications, assistance with grants,  organising youth activities, promoting neighborhood watch and community safety.
Community Ranger Services Animal control, control of various activities on reserves, beaches and roads, litter, stray live stock, camping, navigable waters, animal welfare, burning off and illegal fires, fire prevention, parking, voluntary bush fire brigade liaison, fire break inspections, abandoned vehicles, lost dogs, etc
Customer Services Answering or directing your telephone and counter enquiries, processing your payments, hall bookings
Financial Services Balancing the Budget, monthly financial reporting, financial planning, managing cash flow and investments
Governance Assisting the CEO, Council agendas & minutes, liaising with Council, local laws development & administration
Health Services Ensuring public health standards are met, mosquito monitoring, water sampling, noise and noxious activities/issues
Parks & Gardens Mowing and maintaining recreation grounds, parks, public open space, playgrounds, skateparks, reserves and public toilets.
Planning and Development

Services

Processing of development applications to ensure the orderly development of the Shire.
Rates Services Processing change of address/owners, adding new properties, raising charges, issuing rebates, advising property details, managing payment of rate notices.
Engineering & Operations Design, construction and maintenance of the road, drainage and dual use path networks throughout the Shire. Managing the maintenance and development of Council’s numerous building and other assets, managing construction projects.
Waste Transfer Station Located in Range Road, Capel and open every Friday – Tuesday from 9.30am to 5pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday)