Council Meetings

Council Meetings

Ordinary Council meetings in 2020 will be held once a month on the last Wednesday of each month.

Ordinary Council meetings commence at 6.00pm on:

  • Wednesday 26 February 2020
  • Wednesday 25 March 2020
  • Wednesday 29 April 2020
  • Wednesday 27 May 2020
  • Wednesday 24 June 2020
  • Wednesday 29 July 2020
  • Wednesday 26 August 2020
  • Wednesday 30 September 2020
  • Wednesday 28 October 2020
  • Wednesday 25 November 2020
  • Wednesday 16 December 2020

Council meetings are held on the last Wednesday of every month. The meetings commence at 6pm in the Council Chambers and are open to members of the public.

The Agenda will be made available the Friday prior to Council meetings. Copies will be available at the Shire Office in Capel, can be downloaded online and perused in the Shire’s libraries in Capel, Boyanup, and Dalyellup.

Historic Agendas and Minutes can be requested from the Shire Office in Capel, located on Forrest Road.

Public Question Time

If you wish to address the Council, you may do so during Public Question Time at the beginning or end of the meeting.

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, we are now holding meetings online. Questions need to be submitted or by email by 12 noon the Monday before to the Council meeting. This will allow us to fact check, record and prepare an answer.

Find out more about online meetings.

A maximum of two questions may be submitted by a person at any one meeting. Question time is at the start of the meeting. All questions and responses will be printed in the Council Minutes inclusive of the name and postcode of the submitter.

Please make sure you save a copy of your questions prior to submission.

Public Question Time – Question Form

Petitions

A petition is a formal written request made by electors of the Shire of Capel for a change of action.  Any person or group wishing to lodge a petition with Council are required to submit it on the prescribed Petition form below. Detailed information about petitions is provided on the Petition form.

Petition Form

Presentations

Any member of the public may during the Presentations segment of the ordinary meeting, with the consent of the Presiding Member, speak on any matter on the agenda paper provided that

  • the person has requested the right to do so in writing addressed to the CEO by noon on the day of the meeting
  • the person’s speaking right is to be exercised before Council debates the particular agenda paper item
  • the person speaking will be limited to a maximum of five (5) minutes
  • persons addressing Council on an agenda item are not entitled to table documents as part of the meeting proceedings

Deputations

A person or person wishing to be received as a deputation by the Council or a Committee is to apply, in writing, to the CEO, not less than seven (7) working days prior to the meeting at which the deputation wishes to be received, setting out in concise terms the matter to be raised. The CEO, is to forward the written request to the President, or the presiding member as the case may be.

A deputation is not to exceed three persons, only two of which are at liberty to address the Council, for a maximum of five (5) minutes each or a collective maximum of ten (10) minutes, except in reply to questions from Councillors. The matter shall not be further considered by the Council, until all other business of the meeting has been finalised.