Archive for Public Comments

Town Planning Scheme No. 7


Council resolved at its meeting held on the 20 December 2017 to adopt the following for the purpose of community consultation:

  1. Shire of Capel Heritage List 2017.
  2. Shire of Capel Local Government Heritage Survey (LGHS) 2017.
  3. Local Planning Policy 6.29 – Heritage Places.

All heritage places on the 1999 Municipal Heritage Inventory have been reassessed under State Heritage Office Guidelines and a new draft Heritage List and new draft Heritage Survey has been compiled with detailed descriptions and updated statements of significance and management categories.

The draft local planning policy provides guidance on development assessment processes for those places listed on the Heritage List, Heritage Survey and the State Register of Heritage Places.

The objectives of the draft local planning policy are to demonstrate steps for the assessment of applications for development approval with heritage implications, including those applications where demolition or partial demolition is proposed and to inform landowners, developers and builders of the importance of heritage.

The above documents are available for viewing at the Shire Administration Office in Forrest Road, Capel or download them here;

Any person wishing to make a comment on the draft documents may do so in writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 369, Capel WA 6271, prior to 4pm on Friday, 16 March 2018.


Top 10 Things to do in the Shire

The Shire is seeking comment from the community about what they consider to be iconic in the Shire of Capel.

As part of the regional tourism strategy the Shire is inviting residents to have their say and share their pictures.

The strategy is about enhancing and showcasing the amazing region with visitors and residents, therefore the Shire is seeking community input.

What are the top 10 things to see and do in the Shire?

Do you have a place in the Shire you consider to be special? If so, where and why?

When you think of the Shire what sorts of things come to mind? Are they iconic?

Would they be Instagram worthy?

Share your pictures #IconicCapel and follow the Shire’s Instagram Page @capelshire


Proposed Waste Amendment Local Law 2017

The Shire of Capel has resolved to make the Waste Amendment Local Law 2017.

The purpose of the law is to:

  • Amend the Shire of Capel Waste Local Law 2016 (principal law) to include clauses concerning objection and appeal rights.

The effect of the law is:

  • Objection and appeal rights in the Shire of Capel Waste Local Law 2016 will be clarified and stated clearly.

The proposed local law is available for inspection at the Shire of Capel Administration Building, 31 Forrest Road, Capel during normal office hours, Mon – Fri, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm. Copies may also be found at the Capel, Dalyellup and Boyanup Libraries during normal library hours. The laws are also available for inspection here

Submissions on the law may be lodged via email: or in writing addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Capel
PO Box 369, CAPEL 6271.

Submissions must be lodged by the close of business Friday 22 December 2017.

Enquiries should be directed to the Governance Officer, Anna Handley on (08) 9727 0222 or emailed to



Coastal Value Surveys

The Peron Naturaliste Partnership and the Cities of Busselton, Bunbury and Rockingham are working on a community focused coastal values study.

We want to hear from you to gain a better understanding of what communities currently value at these beaches and how these values may be impacted by climate change.

If you visit one or more of the following beaches, we invite you to complete an online beach user survey.

  • Old Dunsborough
  • Bunbury Back Beach
  • Waikiki Beach

Complete the surveys here:

Old Dunsborough Foreshore:

Bunbury Back Beach:

Waikiki Beach:

If you would like to get involved or want more information, please visit the PNP website at or email or