Council in Brief – September

The Capel Shire Council meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month. The meetings commence at 4.30pm in the Council Chambers and are open to members of the public.

September 27, 2017

REGIONAL WASTE FACILITY

Council has endorsed writing to the Minister for Planning, Lands and Heritage seeking a Management Order for Reserve 14076 Goodwood Road, Capel, with the power to lease, for the development of a future Regional Waste Facility. This is the first step in the long term proposal by the South West Group of local governments to establish a regional waste facility that will service the needs of the region and allow for the consolidation of most of the regions waste in one locality.

OCEAN FOREST LUTHERAN COLLEGE

Council has endorsed the Chief Executive Officer submitting an Expression of Interest (phase two) in regards to the proposed sale of the Ocean Forest Lutheran College prior to the due date of 29 September, 2017. This will allow Council staff to continue with discussions with the landowners in relation to future use and possible purchase of the land and building. Council’s immediate priority is to secure ongoing use after 2017 of the school ovals that are currently used extensively by the community for sport and recreation.

DALYELLUP BEACH ESTATE – STRUCTURE PLAN AMENDMENT

Council agreed to the advertising of the draft amendment of the Dalyellup Beach Estate Local Structure Plan at Lot 9105 Harewoods Road, Dalyellup for a period of 28 days. The amendment provides the basis for future residential subdivision, provision of regional open space, public open space and creation of the community Purpose site for the future Surf Club facility. The final decision on whether to approve the amendment will be made by the West Australian Planning Commission following consideration of any submissions by Council and a recommendation by Council.

FENNELL ROAD – ROAD CLOSURE

Council has agreed to grant Iluka Resources a further three (3) year extension to keep Fennell Road, Capel closed to allow them to remove all contaminated material from the road reserve. Once the works are completed rather than reinstate the road back to its former road surface the Council has agreed to allow Iluka Resources reinstate the area to an informal path status for pedestrian use.

PORTOBELLO ROAD DISABLED PARKING 

Council has adopted the Permit Parking Area at the south western corner of the Dalyellup District Centre, Portobello Road, Dalyellup under its Parking Local Law. This area has two undercover bays that are specifically set aside for the drop off and pickup of disabled persons. Unfortunately the bays are being used as permit disabled parking bays and general parking by people, so the Community Rangers will now have the authority to monitor the bays and issue warnings initially and then start issuing infringement notices are a period of grace.

CAT AND DOG LOCAL LAWS

Council has endorsed the Shire of Capel Cats Local Law 2017 and the Shire of Capel Dogs Local Law 2017. The cat local law has been made to assist the Shire of Capel control the number of cats that can be kept, the way in which they are kept and provide a mechanism for dealing with cats that cause a nuisance. The dog local law extends the control over dogs provided by the Dog Act 1976, makes provisions about impounding dogs, and assists Council to control the number of dogs that can be kept at premises and the manner in which they are kept.

P F SHEEDY

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER