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Playground Closed – Ferndale Ave Dalyellup – April 21st

Please be advised that on the 21st April the playground on Ferndale Ave Dalyellup will be closed due to wasp spraying.  The playground will be re-opened on Saturday 22nd April.

Weed Spraying

The Shire of Capel will be undertaking rural road and town site weed spraying commencing on the 15th of May.

This is to reduce the amount of weeds in our road shoulders, reserves, kerbs and footpaths. These works should be completed by the 23rd of June weather permitting.

Any queries contact the Shire Parks Supervisor on 9727 0222 or

Permits to Burn Still Required

The Shire of Capel is still in the Restricted Burning Period meaning that burning off can only be undertaken in accordance with the conditions of a Permit to Burn issued by a local Bush Fire Control Officer. The Restricted Burning Period is currently in place until 26th April, but may be extended beyond that date if seasonal conditions warrant.

Because we are yet to have any rainfall to put some moisture into the ground, the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer has directed that permits will only be issued within the following guidelines:

  • Permits to Burn will be available for the wider community to burn from Tuesday 18th April 2017,
  • Fires are only to be lit after 5.00pm (to take advantage of the cooler evening conditions)
  • Fire Control Officers need to inspect each proposed burn to ensure that appropriate conditions are imposed to control/contain the fire,
  • Fire Control Officers are to reinforce the need for compliance with all of the conditions on the Permit (notification of neighbours etc) so that the landowner avoids the potential for a visit from a Ranger.

Below is a  list of contact details for your local Bush Fire Control Officers

Gelorup  – Jeff McDougall 0427 959 380

Stratham  – Murray Scott 0407 270 023

Elgin (North) – Chris Scott 0408 921 356

Elgin (South) – Barry Bell 0427 966 126

Boyanup (North) – Trevor Brockman 0407 080 925

Boyanup (South) – Brian Smith 0427 387 412

Capel River – Neale Scott 0428 121 222

Capel – Peter Dunlop 0428 122 676

Stirling/Peppy Grove Beach – Mark Roberts 0412 446 516

Notice of Proposed Local Laws

The Shire of Capel is proposing to make the following Local Laws:

The purpose and effect of these laws are as follows.



Shire of Capel Cats Local Law 2017
To provide Council with measures in addition to those under the Cat Act 2011 to control the keeping of cats. To control the number of cats that can be kept and places where cats can be kept.
Shire of Capel Dogs Local Law 2017
To make provisions about the impounding of dogs, to control the number of dogs that can be kept on premises and the manner of keeping those dogs. To extend the control over dogs which exists under the Dog Act 1976



The proposed Local Laws are available for inspection at the Shire of Capel Administration Building, 31 Forrest Road, Capel during normal office hours, Mon – Fri, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm. Copies may also be found at the Capel, Dalyellup and Boyanup Libraries during normal library hours. The laws are also available for inspection on the Shire website –

Submissions on the laws may be lodged via email: or in writing addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Capel
PO Box 369, CAPEL 6271.

Submissions must be lodged by the close of business Friday 26 May 2017.

Enquiries should be directed to the Governance Officer, Anna Handley on (08) 9727 0222 or emailed to