Council meetings are held on the 4th 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.
Please submit your question in writing to the Chief Executive Officer by 12.00noon on the day before the meeting. This allows for an informed response to be given at the meeting.
Questions that have not been submitted in writing by 12.00noon on the day before the meeting will be responded to if they are straightforward. Otherwise they will be taken on notice and will be answered in writing after the Council meeting.
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.
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
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.