Former Bunbury councillor Ross Slater to run in Capel Shire Council election

Ready for a challenge: Ross Slater is putting the finishing touches on his Capel Shire Council election campaign. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Ready for a challenge: Ross Slater is putting the finishing touches on his Capel Shire Council election campaign. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Former Bunbury City councillor Ross Slater has put his hand up to be on the Shire of Capel's council.

Before moving to Dalyellup, Mr Slater was involved in numerous councils around the South-West and Australia.

Serving the City of Bunbury for three terms, he and his fellow councillors worked together to help the community.

Mr Slater now assists his wife with looking after children with disabilities.

Mr Slater is one of 13 candidates vying for five spots on Shire of Capel council.

"I recently talked to several people in different areas throughout the shire, and they all said they felt isolated," he said.

"My wife then asked: 'Well, why don't you run for council?'."

If elected later this month, Mr Slater will focus on local issues such as rates, the distribution of funds throughout the shire, the proposed asphalt plant for Gelorup, and the Bunbury Outer Ring Road's Southern Section/Interchange.

Mr Slater said the link between Dalyellup Boulevard and the Dalyellup Surf Life Saving Club should also be completed.

He said the project would require kerbing, guttering, a new cycle/pedestrian path, and a 'critter crossing'.

The candidate is encouraging all community members to vote in this year's Local Government Elections.

"Like our State and Federal elections, I believe that our Local Government Elections should be compulsory," he said.

"This time around, I'm asking everyone to open their ballots, read up on each candidate, fill out the forms, and send them back.

"I would like to wish all of the other candidates the very best."

Shire of Capel residents can cast their votes any time between now and 6pm on Saturday, October 19.

The results of this year's elections will be revealed on the night.

Visit capel.wa.gov.au/council/elections/ for more details regarding the Capel Shire Council election and the candidates.