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Regional Waste Facility to cease

Investigation into the suitability of Reserve 14076, Goodwood Road Capel, as a regional waste facility will now cease.

The Capel Shire Council, on Wednesday night, passed a motion directing the chief executive officer Paul Sheedy to write to the Minister of Planning, Lands and Heritage to withdraw the request to seek a management order with power to lease the Reserve.

Mr Sheedy indicated that the South West Group of Councils would now reconsider their options at a proposed meeting in January 2018.

The Special Electors Meeting called by electors of the Shire and set to take place on Wednesday, November 29, at the Capel Community Centre, will still proceed as it is a requirement of the Local Government Act to hold the meeting once the date has been set.

Find Our Letters campaign

Bunbury Geographe has launched its The Find Our Letters campaign to encourage community and tourism operator participation in finding the letters for our new Bunbury Geographe Tourism identity.

We are asking locals and visitors to locate and submit examples of unique typography that best represents our iconic region.


Discover amazing type. This type can be found in street art, on road signs, factory walls, historic buildings, letterboxes, chalkboards, milk bars – every letter has a part to play.

Simply take a photo and post it on our Visit Bunbury Geographe Facebook wall.


The top submissions will be used as part of the new Bunbury Geographe tourism identity. The submission with the most Facebook likes will win our major prize*:

  • 1 night’s accommodation in a superior studio at Bunbury Hotel Mantra including breakfast for two at Silos Restaurant and Bar
  • 1 x case of wine from the Geographe Wine Region
  • Their letter selection used in the Bunbury Geographe tourism identity.
  • 1 x story coverage in the South West Times.
*Participation in this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of entry. For the entrant to be considered eligible, they must have executed the entry requirements.

Boyanup Primary on top of Sustainability

Boyanup Primary School has taken out top spot in a sustainability competition, Switch Your Thinking, in the primary school category of Young Re-inventor of the Year.

The school’s winning entries were scarecrows made from recycled overalls, donated by a farmer, stuffed with old straw and jeans with plants which were tied to the fence.

There were 136 individual re-inventions, created by more than 350 young people from across Western Australia. The entries were ranked by an independent judging panel and Boyanup Primary School came out on top.

Switch your thinking  is a local government sustainability initiative working across 15 Local Governments in Perth and Peel regions.

Young Re-inventor of the Year is open to schools throughout the State and this competition was organised by the City of Gosnells and supported by the Waste Wise Authority.

The award was presented on November 23 at a Boyanup Primary School assembly, with Shire of Capel President Murray Scott who was invited to attend and present the school with their framed winner’s certificate.

The school has also won a tailored sustainability prize pack to the value of $1000 which will help them on their sustainability journey.




What is Iconic in the Shire of Capel?

The Shire is seeking comment from the community about what they consider to be iconic in the Shire of Capel.

As part of the regional tourism strategy the Shire is inviting residents to have their say and share their pictures.

The strategy is about enhancing and showcasing the amazing region with visitors and residents, therefore the Shire is seeking community input.

What are the top 5 things to see and do in the Shire?

Do you have a place in the Shire you consider to be special? If so, where and why?

When you think of the Shire what sorts of things come to mind? Are they iconic?

Would they be Instagram worthy?

Share your pictures #IconicCapel and follow the Shire’s Instagram Page @capelshire


Norton Prom Roundabout Roadworks

The Shire of Capel advises that re-seal works will commence on Wednesday, November 22 2017 at the roundabout, at the intersection of Norton Promenade and Dalyellup Boulevard, Dalyellup.

These works will be conducted as night works to provide the least disruption to traffic flow.

Works will be conducted between 7pm to 7am daily between Wednesday, November 22 2017 and Thursday, November 23 2017.

No roadworks are planned during peak daylight usage times.

Traffic Management will be in place for the duration of the works.

Road users are urged to drive carefully when approaching the area, obey all signs and traffic management direction and show courtesy to other road users.

For further information please contact Mick Jeffery, Shire of Capel on 0407 446 384 or 9727 0222.