Archive for Notices

Break-in at the Elgin Bush Fire Brigade

The Shire of Capel is seeking the community’s assistance.

The Elgin Bush Fire Brigade Station, located on Railway Road in Elgin, was broken in to sometime between the 5th July 2017 and the 18th July 2017 and a number of items have been stolen.

If anyone saw anything or anyone around the station between these dates, or has any other information relating to this incident at all, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and report it as soon as possible. You can do so anonymously if you wish.

Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Hardwaste Collection Dates 2017

Please see below the Hardwaste collection dates for 2017.

Hardwaste Monday 17 July – Friday 28 July 2017

All waste must be placed on the verge prior to 7.00am Monday on the week of collection.

Please note that the contractor will only check your kerb once.

 

 

Emergency Services Levy Category Change – Dalyellup

Shortly, residents of Dalyellup will receive advice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) advising that the category for determining individual property levies for the provision of emergency services has been amended.

The Emergency Services Levy (ESL), is required to be collected by the local government and is contained within your annual Rates Notice. The local government then remits the levy collected to DFES.

In previous years, Dalyellup has been levied under “Category 5” which applies to areas serviced by the state wide SES network and a Bush Fire Brigade (Gelorup).

With the commissioning of the new Bunbury Fire and Rescue Service fire station, Dalyellup now falls within the accepted response time of this facility and has had its ESL category amended to “Category 2” for areas serviced by a career station plus volunteer Fire and Rescue Service brigade and the SES.

The change of ESL Category will add significantly (between $50 and $200 for the majority of properties) to the amount due on your Rates Notice.

The Shire of Capel acknowledges that our state is in a period of low economic growth, household budgets are under stress and the increase proposed is significant.

In recognition of these factors, the Shire requested the Minister for Emergency Services to allow the full impact of the increase to be phased in over a 3 year period in an effort to reduce the initial impact on our residents.

Unfortunately our representations were not successful and the full financial impact of the Category change will come in to effect with the 2017/18 Rates Notice.

The Shire is bound by the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1998 to collect this levy on behalf of the State via our Rates Notice. The amount of the levy is however determined by the State Government.

As such, if you wish to make any comment in relation to the levy and how it applies to your property, we encourage you to contact DFES on 1300 136 099.

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

Department of Parks & Wildlife – 1080 Fox and Feral Cat Baiting

Please see the below information brochure regarding the Department of Parks & Wildlife’s Western Shield 1080 Fox and Feral Cat Baiting program.

For more information please contact your local Department of Parks & Wildlife Office.

Pet Owners Beware Brochure