Heading into the Australia Day long weekend, the Shire of Capel would like to remind all residents and visitors that we are in the Prohibited Burning Period.
As such, all fires are prohibited within the Shire District, this includes fires on the beaches and foreshores.
From 1 July 2019 the two fixed water standpipes located in Boyanup and Capel will no longer be available for community and commercial use, due to changes to Water Corporation charges.
The standpipes will be available for fire fighting purposes during emergency fire events and declared times of drought by the State Government when farmers would be able to access the water at a concessional rate. The Shire will also be able maintain the emergency services function without significant increases in water costs.
These changes came after the Water Corporation advised rural local governments that as of 1 July 2019 new water charges would apply to fixed standpipes based on the category of the standpipe and requested that all LGAs categorise their standpipes.
Due to the significant increase in the commercial service water charges being introduced by the Water Corporation, the Shire of Capel has chosen to classify its two existing standpipes as ‘Fire Fighting’ standpipes and padlock them using the Shire’s standard fire control padlocks as of 1 July 2019.
Unfortunately, this decision restricts access to the community and commercial operators who may have previously accessed the service.
Further advertising will take place leading up to 1 July 2019 so the community is well aware of the changes.
The current arrangements for standpipe use will remain in place until that time.
Further information from the Water Corporation on Fixed Standpipes can be accessed via the link below:
In accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, notice is hereby given that Harley Dykstra has prepared the proposed Amendment No. 27 to the Dalyellup East Local Structure Plan at Lots 500 Bussell Highway and 3001 Centenary Road, Dalyellup.
Plans and documents setting out and explaining the proposed Structure Plan Amendment have been deposited at the Shire Administrative Office in Forrest Road, Capel and at the Dalyellup Library Portobello Road, Dalyellup and are available for inspection during office hours up to and including Friday, 1 February 2019.
The proposed Structure Plan Amendment can also be viewed on the Shire of Capel website click here
Submissions on the proposed Structure Plan Amendment can be lodged in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Capel, PO Box 369, Capel WA 6271 or by email to email@example.com and are to include the Structure Plan name, the property affected and details of the submission and lodged on or before Friday, 1 February 2019 quoting the Shires reference No. PA66/2018.
Please note: The proposed Structure Plan Amendment is being advertised to seek public comment on the proposal. The advertising of the Structure Plan does not indicate any formal support of the proposal by the Shire of Capel or the Western Australian Planning Commission.
IAN J McCABE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER