Archive for General News

Supporting the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

The Shire of Capel is proudly supporting the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal this year.

Donations of non-perishable food and new toys would be greatly appreciated and can be left at any of the Shires Libraries in Capel, Dalyellup or Boyanup from Monday, November 13 until Thursday, December 7.

Donation ideas:

  • Tinned foods – fruit, vegetables, ham, tuna, baked beans
  • Chocolate, biscuits & lollies
  • Vegemite, jam, peanut butter
  • Long life milk and juice
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Muslie Bars
  • Rice, pasta, spaghetti
  • Bonbons
  • Christmas pudding and Christmas cake
  • Long life custard
  • Gift vouchers
  • Clothes and accessories
  • Outdoor sports equipment eg kite, bat and ball games
  • Toiletries
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Books, puzzles and board games

Toilet Block Construction

The Shire of Capel advises that the construction of a new toilet block at Capel Civic Precinct will commence from next week, November 27.

The project has been awarded to Landmark Production Ltd and the works include:

  • Toilet block with a shelter including:
    • One Unisex Accessible Toilet;
    • One Unisex Ambulant Toilet; and
    • One Unisex Cubicle.
  • Electrical connection.
  • Provision of communication conduit for future electronic display board at the Shelter.
  • Minor landscaping at completion to integrate with the existing landscaping.

The work area will be isolated by a barrier fence and pedestrian warning signage will be placed on the adjacent footpath prior to commencing the construction.

The users are urged to take extra caution while passing that section of footpath.

The work will take up to four weeks to complete and it is expected that the toilet block will be opened before Christmas 2017.

The Shire of Capel apologises for any inconvenience during the works.

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

Development Application Available for Inspection

 Planning and Development Act 2005




Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Capel has received a Southern Joint Development Assessment Panel application for the development of a ‘Residential Building’ at Lot 3 Capel Tutunup Road, Capel. The application will be determined by the Southern Joint Development Assessment Panel.

The proposed building includes twelve (12) ensuite bedrooms, communal kitchen/dining/lounge and laundry, parking for 18 vehicles, a new internal driveway and a 50,000 litre water tank.

Details of the proposal are available for inspection at the Shire Administration office in Forrest Road, Capel and by clicking here

Comments on the proposal may be submitted in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 369, Capel WA 6271, or by email to prior to 4pm on 14 December 2017.

Please quote the Shire’s Ref No: PA220/2017.



New bridge construction complete

After approximately 11 months  of construction new bridges on Forest Road and Peppermint Grove Road have been completed and are open to traffic.

The work has been completed as part of the Water Corporation’s Bridge Replacement program.

The temporary bridge built to detour traffic during the construction of the Peppermint Grove Road Bridge will be removed in the coming weeks.

The roads have been sealed and both bridges are now open to traffic.





Notice of Special Electors’ Meeting

A petition has been lodged requesting the President hold a special electors’ meeting.

Non electors of the Shire of Capel are permitted to attend the meeting as observers only, but only electors of the Shire of Capel are permitted to ask questions and vote.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the following three motions in relation to the proposed Regional Waste Management Facility site on Goodwood Road, Capel:

  1. That the Regional Rubbish Tip Facility proposal has not been fully disclosed to the electors of Capel. Information and files are being withheld by the Shire of Capel to the detriment of electors, and full information and correspondence should be made available on request.
  2. The Regional Rubbish Tip Facility is totally unacceptable at its current proposed location in the Shire of Capel and the proponents shall be advised of this from the Shire of Capel.
  3. The Regional Rubbish Tip Facility is a flawed concept and will not solve the problem of waste generated from the South West populous regions in the medium to long term.

Date:       Wednesday 29 November 2017

Time:       6.00pm

Venue:    Capel Community Centre

Roe Road, Capel