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Seasonal Use of Recreational Sports Grounds Including Hard Courts (Summer 2017-2018 Season)

Applications are invited from Sporting Clubs requiring the use of Council managed reserves, including hard courts, during the 2017-2018 Summer Season (01 October 2017 – 31 March 2018).

Application forms for Recreational Sports Grounds are below, or alternatively from the Shire Office, Capel Public Library, Boyanup Public Library, Dalyellup Public Library or by contacting Jeremy O’Neill  – 08 9727 0222 or email jeremy.oneill@capel.wa.gov.au .

Completed applications must be returned no later than 4.30pm, Friday 15 September 2017.

From the applications received, a ground usage will be scheduled and ground hire charges will be raised.

GST will be proportionally applied to all ground use within the Shire.

Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact Jeremy O’Neill – 08 9727 0222 or email jeremy.oneill@capel.wa.gov.au .

Seasonal Tenancy Application Boyanup – Summer 2017-18

Seasonal Tenancy Application Capel – Summer 2017-18

Seasonal Tenancy Application Dalyellup – Summer 2017-18

Gelorup Nature Trail – Official Opening

The official opening of the Gelorup Nature Trail will be held on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 commencing at 10.00am at the Gelorup Community Centre on Hasties Road, Gelorup.

Members of the public are welcome to attend, however an RSVP is requested for catering purposes.

The Trail runs from Hasties Road through to Hampstead Street in Gelorup and is an easy walking trail spaning a 1.08 km section of the Five Mile Brook.

For more information please click on the image below to enlarge.

Run for council in the next Local Government Elections

Capel Shire chief executive officer Paul Sheedy is calling for new community members to step forward and nominate for the upcoming Local Government Elections. Next Thursday, August 17 at 5pm there is an information night covering everything you need to know about nominating for council. Head down to the Capel Shire Council Chambers to find out more about how you can represent your local community.

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.

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)