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Capel Entry Statement & Roundabout Works

The Shire of Capel advises that construction of the Capel Entry Statement Project will commence in April 2017.

The signage and artwork has been designed by Erin Rafferty. As a graphic artist, Erin Rafferty has spent numerous hours to finalise the design and the Council endorsed her design for implementation.

The work includes:

  • Replacement of the two existing entry signs at the Northern and Southern ends of Capel Drive
  • Installation of a new sign on Goodwood Road and
  • Install artwork tube at the Northern Roundabout at Capel Drive.

The work will take up to four weeks to complete. At various times during the installation, (such as when the crane will be required to lift the artworks into place), traffic management will be in place near the roundabout at Capel Drive, Widdeson Road and Gavins Road.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding the timing or the scope of works please do not hesitate to contact Shahin Mahmud on 97270222, or email at

Captivate Capel

The inaugural Captivate Capel event this April is set to transform the town into a hub of activity, with a team of artists bringing to life glimpses of the Shire’s history through murals being painted on Capel buildings.

The event will take place over two weeks commencing on April 8 through to the launch on April 22, with markets, community art workshops and an interactive walking tour all kicking off from 10am-4pm.

Some of the South West’s most talented artists will create artwork on businesses, Shire buildings, cafes and local shops and everyone is being encouraged to get involved.

On Saturday, April 22 there will be a community art project taking place on the Shire’s water tank behind the Capel Community Centre with artists lending a helping hand to avid painters. Artists will be at the Retro Caravan called “SHOUT” to ask everyone to help paint it to suit the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Be astonished as you watch Phil “Paint Storm” Doncon as he break dances to the sound of music… while he paints! If you like solving puzzles, walk around and fill in the crossword, there are two and one is for primary school students. There are Act, Belong, Commit prize packs to be won.

This will be a perfect day to get active, be inspired and to get creative, commit to coming along and belonging to our community.

There is something for everyone to take part in with laser tag for the whole family to enjoy, a skate/scooter/BMX competition will also get underway in the Capel Civic Precinct with a DJ, and a bouncy castle will be on offer for the younger ones.

Please click on the flyer below for more information.


Culvert Duplication Hasties Road, Gelorup

As part of the Shire of Capel 2016/17 works program, a new concrete culvert is scheduled for construction under Hasties Road adjacent to the existing culvert between Hampstead Road and the fire station.

The construction is programmed to commence on Saturday 1st April 2017 with completion expected by 7th April 2017.

During the works, traffic management will be in place with Hasties Road closed to through traffic between Hampstead Rd and the fire station on Saturday 1st April and possibly Sunday 2nd April 2017 between the hours of 7am till 5pm. Traffic will be detoured along Hawkins Drive during the road closure.

The remainder of the works during the weekdays will be conducted under traffic control with part of the road closed at times.

Property access will be maintained during the works and pedestrian access will be maintained along Hasties Rd for the duration of the works.

Road users are urged to slow down when approaching the area, obey all signs and show courtesy to other road users.

For further information please contact Andrew Coulson, Shire of Capel on 9727 0222 or email on

Bussell Highway Shared Use Path

BUSSELL HWY PATH Centenary Ave – Norton Prom

The uncompleted link of shared-use path is scheduled for completion during the month of March 2017.

Path users are urged to slow down when approaching the area, obey all signs and keep clear of the construction works.

For further information please contact Andrew Coulson, Shire of Capel on
9727 0222 or

Arson – If you see something, say something

In light of the recent spate of suspiciously lit fires between the City of Bunbury and Shire of Capel districts, it seems timely to remind all residents and visitors to the area that if you see something suspicious/someone acting suspiciously, we ask that you please report it to Crime Stoppers – your information could potentially be life saving.

Crime Stoppers can be contacted on 1800 333 000 (24 hours) or you can lodge a report anonymously online via the Crime Stoppers website.

As always, in the event of a fire or life threatening emergency, call 000 for emergency assistance.