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Gelorup Rise – Power Line Down

Residents are advised that there is a fallen power line down across Gelorup Rise, near Hampstead Road in Gelorup.

Western Power have been contacted and Shire Staff are in attendance.

Please avoid the area until the power line has been cleared.

Hazard Reduction Burn – Lang Cove Reserve, Peppermint Grove Beach

From the evening of Thursday, 7th September 2017, members of the Stirling Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade will be undertaking controlled burns in the reserve at the southern end of Lang Cove, Peppermint Grove Beach.

These burns are a continuation of the plan commenced earlier this year intended to reduce the fuel levels abutting private property and improve access within the reserve for both the community and the Fire Brigade.

Please be aware that these burns are being conducted by the Stirling Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and as such should not present a risk to private property. If however you have any concerns, please contact the Brigade’s Fire Control Officer, Mark Roberts on 0412 446 516.

Any persons with a pre-existing medical condition which may be sensitive to smoke should make sure their personal safety plan is in place.

Fire Break Contractors List for 2017/18

Are you a local contractor able to provide any or all of the below services to residents/businesses in the Shire of Capel area?

If so, please email through your details to attention to Marisa Blandford, by 4pm on Friday, 15th September 2017 for inclusion in the Fire Break Contractors List for 2017/18. This list will be distributed with the annual Bush Fire Order at the end of September and will also be published on the Shire’s Website.  Contractors on the list will receive an electronic copy of each of the Bush Fire Orders so that they can clearly see the requirements for each property type.

Services needed:

  • Installation of both 2 metre and 3 metre firebreaks where required (fire breaks MUST be cleared to a raw mineral state)
  • Slashing
  • Tree lopping/pruning/removal
  • Spraying
  • Mowing/Whipper Snipping
  • Block Clearing
  • Vegetation Removal
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Rotary Hoeing

If you are able to provide some, or all, of the above services and would like to be added to the list please include the following details in your email:

  • Business Name
  • Contact Name & Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Areas Covered (All of the Shire, or specific suburbs only)
  • Services Provided

Please note that inclusion on the Fire Break Contractor List for 2017/18 is for public reference only. Contractors listed are not employed by or recommended by the Shire of Capel. The Shire of Capel is not responsible for any works carried out by privately engaged contractors.

Seasonal Use of Recreational Sports Grounds Including Hard Courts (Summer 2017-2018 Season)

Applications are invited from Sporting Clubs requiring the use of Council managed reserves, including hard courts, during the 2017-2018 Summer Season (01 October 2017 – 31 March 2018).

Application forms for Recreational Sports Grounds are below, or alternatively from the Shire Office, Capel Public Library, Boyanup Public Library, Dalyellup Public Library or by contacting Jeremy O’Neill  – 08 9727 0222 or email .

Completed applications must be returned no later than 4.30pm, Friday 15 September 2017.

From the applications received, a ground usage will be scheduled and ground hire charges will be raised.

GST will be proportionally applied to all ground use within the Shire.

Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact Jeremy O’Neill – 08 9727 0222 or email .

Seasonal Tenancy Application Boyanup – Summer 2017-18

Seasonal Tenancy Application Capel – Summer 2017-18

Seasonal Tenancy Application Dalyellup – Summer 2017-18

Gelorup Nature Trail – Official Opening

The official opening of the Gelorup Nature Trail will be held on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 commencing at 10.00am at the Gelorup Community Centre on Hasties Road, Gelorup.

Members of the public are welcome to attend, however an RSVP is requested for catering purposes.

The Trail runs from Hasties Road through to Hampstead Street in Gelorup and is an easy walking trail spaning a 1.08 km section of the Five Mile Brook.

For more information please click on the image below to enlarge.