Your council

The Shire of Capel is represented by the shire president and 8 councillors who are elected for a 4-year term.

Meetings

Our council makes decisions on matters at council and committee meetings. Members of the public can address committee meetings and may also attend council meetings.

Council purpose

Our council operates under the Local Government Act 1995. Councillors are elected for a 4-year term by residents and ratepayers and the President and Deputy President elected by the council every two years.

Councillors make decisions on matters at Council and Committee meetings. Members of the public can address committee meetings and may also attend Council meetings.

We consult our communities regularly for feedback to ensure they play a role in the decision-making process.

Elected members

The Shire of Capel is represented by the Shire President and 9 councillors who are elected for a 4-year term.

President
Cr Michael Southwell
Term expires 2021
Call 0478 839 829

Deputy President
Cr Kaara Andrew
Term expires 2023
Call 0433 802 192

Cr David Clews
Term expires 2023
Call 0410 967 554

Cr Doug Kitchen
Term expires 2021
Call 0427 949 381

Cr Rosina Mogg
Term expires 2023
Call 0418 954 705

Cr Kieran Noonan
Term expires 2023
Call 0476 197 988

Cr Sebastian Schiano
Term expires 2023
Call 0404 021 129

Cr Murray Scott
Term expires 2021
Call 0407 270 023

Electors meetings

General Meeting of Electors

At the general electors meeting, the council provides the annual report, annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the previous financial year to be received by electors.

Special Meeting of Electors

Electors can call for a Special Meeting under the Local Government Act 1995 by submitting a petition to the President. The petition must be signed by 100 electors and specify the matters to be discussed. The meeting must then be held no more than 35 days after the day on which the request is received.

Audit committee

the Audit Committee is responsible for the annual external audit and liaises with the auditors so that Council can review organisation performance and financial management.

Climate Change Adaptation & Sustainability Committee

The Committee held its first meeting on 9 June 2010, following a May 2008 decision to establish a Climate Change Policy Committee. Originally concerned only with the development of a policy on climate change initiatives for endorsement by Council, the scope of the Committee has now broadened.

Bush Fire Advisory Committe

The Bush Fire Service comprises 5 Brigades whose members are all trained volunteers. Council seeks input from these members via the Bush Fire Advisory Committee (BFAC) on matters relating to bush fire prevention and control.

Local Emergency Management Committee

Local Emergency Management Committees (LEMCs) manages Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMAs), liaise with public authorities and other persons in the development and carries out other emergency management activities.

Council items

General Meeting of Electors

At the general electors meeting, the council provides the annual report, annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the previous financial year to be received by electors.

Special Meeting of Electors

Electors can call for a Special Meeting under the Local Government Act 1995 by submitting a petition to the President. The petition must be signed by 100 electors and specify the matters to be discussed. The meeting must then be held no more than 35 days after the day on which the request is received.

Registers

See council registers including complaints, gift, training and delegations.

Our code of conduct provides a standard and guidelines of ethical responsibility and encourages transparency and accountability.

The Code provided standards of behaviour and ethical and accountable decision-making expected in our dealings with each other and the community.