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

The Shire is seeking public comment from the community, landowners and a range of government agencies on a Development Contribution Plan (DCP) and Scheme Amendment No. 65, which are being advertised for 60 days.

The DCP will create a legal framework between the Shire and specified landowners to share the costs involved in building selected infrastructure within specific areas. The specified landowners are those who own undeveloped land within Development Contribution Areas in Capel, Boyanup and Dalyellup.

The draft DCP includes specific infrastructure and administrative items to be funded, determines how costs are to be shared, provides an estimate on the priority and timing of infrastructure and estimates the cost contribution rates and establishes how this rate will be indexed when a landowner is liable to pay a contribution.

As part of the DCP and the Shire’s existing 2013 Community Facilities Plan there are a number of infrastructure projects to be funded in Capel, Boyanup and Dalyellup, such as the Boyanup Recreation Ground, Dalyellup Surf lifesaving club and Capel multi-purpose Community Resource Centre.

Plans and documents setting out and explaining the scheme amendment and development contribution plan have been deposited at the Shire Administrative Office in Forest Road Capel, Dalyellup Library, Capel Library, Boyanup Library and on the Shire Website at www.capel.wa.gov.au.

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 November 20, 2017.

What is the Development Contribution Plan (DCP)?

The draft Development Contribution Plan (DCP) together with Scheme Amendment No.65 is part of a comprehensive local planning framework that seeks to equitably fund community infrastructure and facilities to meet current and future community needs.

The DCP will create a legal framework between the Shire and specified landowners to share costs involved in building selected infrastructure within specific areas. The specified landowners are those that own undeveloped land within the following Development Contribution Areas (DCA):

  • DCA1 – Capel
  • DCA2 – Boyanup
  • DCA3 – Dalyellup

The draft DCP includes the following key components and processes:

  • Specific infrastructure and administrative items to be funded;
  • Determines how costs are to be shared;
  • Provides an estimate on priorities and timing of infrastructure; and
  • Estimates the cost contribution rates and establishes how this rate will be indexed when a landowner is liable to pay a contribution.

 

Why is a DCP needed and what gives the Shire the authority to require payment of contributions?

The capacity of local government to provide necessary infrastructure and services is limited by available financial resources from rate revenue and other sources such as grants. The pressure on financial resources is exacerbated in high growth areas such as the Shire of Capel.

The Shire’s Community Facilities Plan (2013) provides a framework for the provision of community facilities required to address identified growth over time.

Part 5.11 of the Shire of Capel Town Planning Scheme No. 7 and State Planning Policy 3.6 – Development Contributions for Infrastructure provides the authority to establish and collect contributions.

When and how will contributions required to be paid?

A landowner in a DCA will be obliged to make a contribution at the time specified in Clause 5.11.13 of the Shire of Capel Town Planning Scheme No. 7. Generally this is at the subdivision clearance stage or upon commencement of any development that requires planning consent within the development contribution area or whichever occurs first. A contribution can be monetary, the provision of a DCP work or a mixture of both.

What are the Cost Contribution Rates?

The cost contribution rates for the Development Contribution Areas and how these costs are to be indexed can be found in Part 4 of the DCP Report.

The draft contribution rates per lot/dwelling unit for 2016/17 are:

  • DCA1 Capel                       $3,090
  • DCA2 Boyanup                 $6,815
  • DCA3 Dalyellup                $5,182

Note: One and two bedroom group/strata dwellings (including ‘lifestyle village’ dwellings) may contribute 50 per cent of the relevant rate at the discretion of Council.

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

Broadleaf Spraying

The Shire would like to inform the community that weed spraying at Capel and Boyanup ovals will be conducted on Friday, September 15.

The chemical being used is Broadside.

Any queries please contact the Parks Supervisor on 9727 0222.

 

Keeping Informed in an Emergency

Emergency WA is a new website from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, which provides the community with the best available information and community warnings about emergencies in Western Australia.

The site has alerts and warnings about numerous events such as fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, cyclones, hazardous material incidents and more.

The website informs people on how to prepare for an emergency,  lists information on fire danger ratings and total fire bans, along with a Google Map showing up-to-date active emergency incidents and warnings across the State.

Information about active prescribed burns being undertaken by government agencies and private landowners, can also be accessed on the site.

While the site is a great resource, during emergencies it is important to always seek information from a variety of sources and be aware of the surrounding area, stay connected with the community and take action at the first sign of an emergency.

The website can be accessed at www.emergency.wa.gov.au save this site to your mobile device or desktop to enable quick access during an emergency.

More information can also be found on the Emergency WA Fact Sheet

For more information regarding preparing yourself, your family and your property for an emergency event, please see the ‘Are You Prepared’ section on the Shire’s website.

 

Stratham Speed Limit

Next month, the Shire and Main Roads WA will implement a 70kmh speed limit throughout Stratham.

The decision came after Main Roads WA and the Shire investigated vehicle traffic and motorists’ speeds in Stratham.

Area speed zoning signs of 70kmh will be installed on Fisherman Road, Jaymon Road and Lakes Road, Stratham.

The area speed zone will introduce a safer road environment for residents and visitors to Stratham.