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Hazard Reduction Burns

Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades from the Shire of Capel will be undertaking Hazard Reduction Burns on reserves in Dalyellup and residents need to be aware so that they may consider the implications for any existing medical conditions.

On Wednesday 19th April, from about 3.00pm, and subject to suitable weather conditions, the brigades will be doing burns in the reserve south of Wake Drive through to Harewoods Road Dalyellup. The objective of this burn is to reduce the fuel levels in close proximity to the Dalyellup College and houses generally along Nottingham Entrance.

On Saturday 22nd April, and again subject to suitable weather conditions, the brigades will be burning several cells within the major reserve between Harewoods Road and Lakes Road Stratham. The objective of this burn is to provide low fuel cells within the reserve that could be used as points at which a large bush fire in the reserve might be controlled. These burns will form part of an overall mosaic/rotating burning program which will enable sections of the reserve to be burnt each year to maintain an overall acceptable fuel level across this reserve.

Managing fuel levels and the risk of wildfires in these reserves is very important to not only protect the floral environment from the ravages of an very hot wildfire, it will also help to reduce the rate of ember attack on nearby residential areas of Dalyellup and Stratham.

If you have any questions regarding the burns, please contact the Shire’s Manager Emergency & Ranger Services, Dean Freeman on 9727 0222.

Captivate Capel – The Artists

Check out the mini biography’s for each of the artists taking part in the upcoming event Captivate Capel over on the Captivate Capel page on our website.

You can also get more information about the event, including an event reminder, on the Shire of Capel’s Facebook page by selecting either ‘Going’ or ‘Interested’ on the event.

Captivate Capel – Crossword Competition!

Capel will Captivate you with our first Crossword Competition on April 22nd at Captivate Capel in the Capel town site and Capel Civic Precinct/Earle Scott Reserve. Take up the challenge!

We have on offer this crossword (see below), one for primary school students, one designed by primary school students and a cryptic crossword for those who love a challenge.

So come along on the day, pick up your crossword from the library and walk around, look at the art and murals to find the answers. The only way you can get the clues is to call in at the library on the day. The answers will be on the Shire website during the week after the event.

Walk around, look at the art and solve the crosswords and you might win an Act, Belong, Commit – this is all about getting out there and getting involved!

Smoke Alarms – Winter Approaches!

As winter approached we will start to think of ways of warming our homes.

With that of course come the potential for an increase in the possibility of fires occurring as we have heating sources close to flammable fuels.

One of the steps we can take in our households to warn us of fires is to have smoke alarms fitted in appropriate locations. They also need to be checked regularly to ensure that they work.

Please take a moment to read the following two Fact Sheets from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services regarding the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms.

Installing Smoke Alarms

Maintaining Your Smoke Alarms

If you see a fire, or life threatening emergency, call 000.

For information regarding active emergency incidents in your area please visit

Inzone April School Holiday Program

The full program of events for the Inzone April School Holiday Program has now been released.

Please click on the flyer below to enlarge for more information.

To register for any of these events, please contact Chloerissa Eadie in Community Services via email at or call 9727 0222 during business hours.

*Please be advised that due to a lack of interest we have had to cancel the free bus to the South West Youth Festival*