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Tree Pruning in March

The Shire of Capel maintenance staff will be carrying out tree pruning on Ludlow Road North and Boyanup West Road from March 1. The purpose of these works is to remove any branches that are getting too close to the edge of the road.

There will be some disruption to traffic which will be managed by traffic controllers.

Any queries please contact Supervisor Parks on 9727 0222 or



Good Friday Bin Collection

As Easter is fast approaching this is a reminder to residents who normally have their bins emptied on a Friday, that over the Easter long weekend they will be collected on Saturday, March 31 instead of Friday, March 30.

If you have any questions please call the Shire office on 9727 0222.

Connect and Collaborate Regional Workshop

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is holding a Connect Regional Innovation Workshop in Manjimup on 7 March 2018.

The outcomes of the full day workshop are to increase confidence and new skills to develop your ideas to commercialisation and create new networks within your region and opportunities for funding.

This workshop is the first in a program of training, mentoring and networking events designed to support the agrifood industry in Manjimup.


Date: Wednesday 7th March, 2018

Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm

Venue: 28527 South West Highway, Manjimup. Between Towie Road and Piano Gully Road, south of Manjimup Town Centre

Registration: This workshop is free but please RSVP by 2 March for catering purposes.

Register via this Eventbrite link.

For more details contact


Construction Underway to Develop the Capel Civic Precinct

Construction of the Capel Civic Precinct Stage 3 is underway at Erle Scott Reserve and is set to transform the space into a community hub.

For the next six months the site will be closed to the public, including the playground and skate park.

The existing information shelter will be replaced with an electronic board, which will provide new information to tourists and residents.

The $2.7 million project works includes new all abilities play equipment and nature play space, shelters, BBQs, seating and landscaping.

A formal amphitheatre will be constructed and a skateable link between the existing skate park and Forrest Road will be created.

Capel Shire Chief Executive Officer Paul Sheedy said developing this area would bring vibrancy to the town, attract visitors and allow more events to take place in the Shire.

Mr Sheedy said sustainability was a critical component of the project, therefore some of the existing trees on the site would remain and sustainable display gardens were part of the concept design.

Capel Shire Council awarded Perkins (WA) Pty Ltd the tender for the Capel Civic Precinct Stage 3 Development works at its December council meeting.

The new amenity building was completed early last month and will remain open to the public during construction.

If you have any questions about the project please call the Shire Office on 9727 0222.

Notice of Annual Electors’ Meeting

The Annual Electors’ Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 at 7pm in the Council Chambers.

The purpose of the meeting is to accept the Annual Report for the 2016/17 financial year.

Copies of this report will be available from Friday, 23 February 2018 and may be collected from the Shire Office or by telephoning 9727 0222 during office hours.  Copies will also be available at the meeting.

Questions are welcome; however, it would be appreciated if they could be provided in writing prior to the meeting.