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Preparing Your Emergency Survival Kit

Having an emergency survival kit is an important step to prepare and protect your household for an emergency such as a storm or bushfire.

Your Emergency Survival Kit should be kept in a storage container/backpack in a location that is easy to get to and the whole family knows about.

Recommended items to include in your kit are:

  • a portable battery operated AM/FM radio
  • a waterproof torch
  • spare batteries
  • a first aid kit with manual
  • candles and waterproof matches
  • woollen blankets
  • a list of emergency contact numbers (laminated if possible so as to protect from water)
  • some basic non-perishable food items (museli bars, tinned beans etc)
  • bottled water
  • toilet paper
  • garbage bags

Don’t forget to prepare for your pets as well. Make sure your pet is wearing an identification tag at all times. Make up a container/backpack for your pet/s also, again in a storage container in a location you can get to easily and that the whole family knows about.

Recommended items to include in your pet’s kit are:

  • a spare leash and collar
  • a basket or pet bed
  • any medications your pet requires
  • enough food for at least 3 days
  • a familiar toy
  • a water bowl and food bowl

Simple things like the above can help reduce the stress for your pet in an emergency, and in turn for you, knowing you have the basics to hand to care for them should you need to evacuate or be unable to leave your property.

New Website Features – Impound Pages for Animals and Vehicles

Did you know that we now have an Impounded Animals page and an Impounded Vehicles page on our website?

If your pet is missing, you will now be able to check online to see if they have been impounded (cats and dogs only). A picture of the animal will be provided where possible, along with their impound number, area impounded from and date impounded.

If you vehicle has been stolen/towed away you will now be able to check online to see if it has been impounded. This is also the place to go to find out what vehicles/wrecks are up for sale and how to apply to purchase any that you might be interested in.

Sale of Abandoned Vehicle Wrecks

The Shire of Capel invites offers for the following abandoned vehicle wrecks:

  • No. 204 – Nissan Pulsar
  • No. 205 – Renault
  • No. 206 – Ford Fiesta Hatch
  • No. 208 – Toyota Corolla
  • No. 209 – Toyota Corolla

The vehicles may only be inspected by appointment with Council’s Community Rangers on 0417 953 959.

Offers should be lodged in writing by 1 September 2017 at the Shire Administration Office or by post:

Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Capel
PO Box 369
CAPEL WA 6271

Vehicles must be removed from the impound yard within 7 days of being advised of successful purchase.

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)

Dalyellup District Centre – Precinct B – Local Development Plan No 5.

Planning and Development Act 2005

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION
SHIRE OF CAPEL

 TOWN PLANNING SCHEME No. 7

Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Capel has received an application for the Dalyellup District Centre – Precinct B – Local Development Plan No 5.

This LDP specifies the orientation of the built form and movement network through the precinct and includes the Land Use of ‘Take Away Food Outlet’ with a drive through component on lots abutting Norton Promenade.

Plans and documents setting out and explaining Local Development Plan No 5 are available for viewing at the Shire Administration office in Forrest Road, Capel and by clicking here.

Submissions on Local Development Plan No. 5 can be lodged in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Capel, PO Box 369, Capel WA 6271 or by email to info@capel.wa.gov.au and should include Reference No: PA156/2017, and be lodged on or before 4pm on 25 August 2017.

 

PF SHEEDY

CHIEF EXEUTIVE OFFICER