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Council Briefs – 22 February 2017

Annual Electors’ Meeting – Following the Annual Electors’ Meeting on 25 January 2017 which 36 residents attended, Council considered the resolution that was passed at the electors’ meeting, where those in attendance voiced their concern at the large increase in rates in Gelorup this financial year following the three yearly revaluation of properties by Landgate.

Council was requested to thoroughly review its entire rating system for implementation in 2017/18 with the primary objective being fiscal restraint from 2017/18.

Special Rural Zone Area 1B Stratham – Council was requested to amend the Land Use and Management Plan to allow the installation of an alternative treatment system at a resident’s property. The current management plan endorsed by Council in 2013 only permits aerobic treatment units (ATUs) in the development due to the heavy clay soils. Council resolved not to amend the land use and management plan and to retain the requirement for all effluent disposal systems at the development to be ATUs.

Development Contribution Plan – Following feedback from the Western Australian Planning Commission and an update of the previous draft document Council has endorsed the draft Development Contribution Plan to allow for it to be advertised for community consultation and comment. The Plan if endorsed will require future developers of residential land in Boyanup, Capel and Dalyellup to make a contribution towards future community infrastructure based on a per lot rate. The draft Plan indicates the contribution will be $6,815 for Boyanup, $3,090 for Capel and $5,142 for Dalyellup.

Reduced Setback Dwelling in Dalyellup – The application from an owner of a proposed two storey dwelling in Eva Fairway, Dalyellup which sought approval from Council for a variation to the existing street setback of six metres to four metres for the house and garage, has been approved by Council.

Water Storage Dam, Boyanup – Development approval for the construction of a dam for water storage for irrigation and stock use at Lot 189 Collins Road, Boyanup has been approved by Council subject to a number of conditions.

Child Family Care Centre, Gelorup – An application by the landowner of 5 Tamarind Crescent, Gelorup to operate a ‘Child Family Care Centre’ from the dwelling has been supported and approved by Council, subject to no more than seven (7) children, including the operator’s own children being cared for at any one time and the hours of operation being restricted to 7.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. The operator will also be required to comply with relevant Environmental Health requirements.

Mid-Year Budget Review – The Mid-Year Budget Review of Shire operations up to 31 December 2016, undertaken by Shire staff, was considered and endorsed by Council at its February 2017 meeting. The review indicated that Shire projects are on track to be completed in the current financial year with an expected overall 30 June 2017 surplus of $4,854 being forecast compared to the budget forecast of $4,442.


Footpath Construction – Hornibrook Road, Dalyellup

As part of the Shire of Capel 2016/17 works program, a new concrete shared use path is scheduled for construction on the eastern side of Hornibrook Rd between Samrose Rd and Norton Promenade.

The construction is programmed to commence on Tuesday 7 March 2017 with completion expected by 22 March 2017.

During the works, traffic management will be in place with Hornibrook Road closed to through traffic at times to enhance safety for workers and residents during the construction.

Local Traffic access will be maintained for road users wishing to access residences on Hornibrook Road.

Road users are urged to slow down when approaching the area, obey all signs and show courtesy to other road users.

For further information please contact Andrew Coulson, Shire of Capel on 97270222.

Prohibited Activities on Shire of Capel Beaches

With the hot weather conditions forecast for this weekend, the Shire of Capel wishes to remind all residents and visitors to our community that the following are not permitted on our beaches:

  • Fires
  • Camping
  • Vehicles (in prohibited areas – see maps below for more information)
  • Motorcycles
  • Alcohol

Patrols will be conducted over the course of the weekend by our Community Rangers to ensure the above is adhered to.  However, should you witness any of the above taking place you are encouraged to report it to the Ranger on duty directly, by telephoning 0417 953 959.

Penalties apply for all of the above, ranging up to $500 per offence, with the potential for fines up to $10,000 for Bush Fire related offences.

Your cooperation to make our beaches an enjoyable recreational spot for all is appreciated.

Dalyellup – Beach Access Map

Forrest Beach – Beach Access Map

Peppermint Grove Beach (North) – Beach Access Map

Peppermint Grove Beach (South) – Beach Access Map

Stratham – Beach Access Map

Road Closures

The Shire of Capel advises road users that it intends to close the following portions of road to all traffic (with the exception of Iluka mine vehicles) for a period of 3 years. The purpose of the closure is to allow the continuation of mining operations.


Road Closed portion start Closed portion finish
Cable Mine Road, Stratham 400 m east of Bussell Highway intersection 1.995 km east of Bussell highway intersection
Yeardy Road, Capel 290 m east of Bussell Highway intersection 830 m east of Bussell highway intersection
John Hogg Road, Capel Full length, 648 m
Cloverdale Road, Capel River 5.698 km south from Goodwood Road intersection, 20m east of the right angle bend at Lot 2266 6.67 km from the Goodwood road intersection, at the intersection with Road 4630, including the portion of unmade road reserve.

Closure Maps

Please direct any comments via email to or in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Capel, PO Box 369, Capel, WA 6271 by the close of business 23 March 2017.



Chief Executive Officer

Community Budget Requests & Grants for 2017/18 Financial Year

Every year the Shire of Capel provides opportunities for the community to put forward requests to be considered in the annual draft budget.  As in previous years requests can be for specific items, community projects, sponsorship ideas, new services or improvements to Council buildings, assets, facilities and services.  The timelines are outlined below.

Community Budget Requests

If you want Council to consider new infrastructure e.g. playgrounds or facilities and services then these need to be submitted in writing stating what it is that you want considered, details of the estimated costs involved and what you believe the benefits would be.  All submissions will be considered as part of the budget process with outcomes advised in August 2017 when the Council Budget for 2017/18 is adopted.  The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 14 March 2017 and should be addressed to the Executive Manager Corporate Services, Shire of Capel, PO Box 369, CAPEL  WA  6271, or email

If you are seeking a financial contribution towards a small project or event, then you can submit a Minor Community Grant application as outlined below:

Minor Community Grants
  • Funding application for projects under $10,000
  • Applications open August / September 2017Applications close October 2017
  • Projects under $2,000 can seek up to 50% contribution
  • Projects under $10,000 can seek up to 1/3 of the total project cost with a maximum of $3,333
  • Applicants must speak with Community Development Staff.
Ongoing Maintenance Requests
  • Requests can be submitted at any time
  • Requests must be made utilising the Customer Request form
  • Forms are available from the Shire Administration office
  • Requests will be determined on priority and annual budget maintenance allocations being available.