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Hardwaste Collections July

Hardwaste collections will be undertaken from Monday, 23 July to Friday, 3 August.

Please do not place your items out more than a week before the collections take place.

Bridge Repairs – Dalyellup

The bridge at the Maidment Lakes Parklands Dalyellup will undergo repairs next Monday and Tuesday.

Residents are asked to use an alternative route while these repairs take place, we apologise for any inconvenience.



Corporate Business Plan 2018 – 2022

The Corporate Business Plan 2018 – 2022 is a key business document for the Shire of Capel and was endorsed by Council at its meeting on 27 June.

This plan details how the Shire of Capel will activate the operational aspects of the Strategic Community Plan 2018 – 2028 and guides the Shire on key focus areas, services, business structure and activities.

For more information, please view the Corporate Business Plan  or contact us at


Mosquito Numbers Expected to Rise

Recent mosquito trapping carried out by the Western Australian Department of Health has indicated that current mosquito numbers in the Shire of Capel are low. This number however is expected to rise given that the recent wet weather and flooding of wetland areas has created ideal conditions for breeding of mosquitoes.

At this time of the year it is important for residents to take extra precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, including:

  • avoiding outdoor exposure particularly around dawn and dusk (and the first few hours after dark)
  • wearing protective (long, loose-fitting, light coloured) clothing when outdoors
  • applying a personal repellent containing 20 per cent diethyl toluamide (DEET) or picaridin to exposed skin or clothing. The most effective and long-lasting formulations are lotions or gels. Natural or organic repellents may not be as effective as DEET or picaridin, or may need to be reapplied more frequently
  • wearing head nets if outdoors
  • ensuring insect screens are installed and in good condition – the use of bed nets when sleeping will offer further protection
  • using mosquito nets or mosquito-proof tents when camping or sleeping outdoors
  • ensuring infants and children are adequately protected against biting insects, preferably with suitable clothing, bed nets or other forms of insect screening

The recent rainfall is also a timely reminder for residents to minimise mosquito breeding around the home by taking some simple steps to remove or modify breeding sites such as:

  • disposing of all containers which hold water
  • stocking ornamental ponds with fish and keeping vegetation away from the water’s edge
  • keeping swimming pools well chlorinated, filtered and free of dead leaves
  • filling or draining depressions in the ground that hold water
  • fitting mosquito proof covers to vent pipes on septic tank systems and sealing all gaps around the lid and ensure leach drains are completely covered
  • screening rainwater tanks with insect proof mesh, including inlet, overflow and inspection ports
  • ensuring guttering does not hold water
  • emptying pot plant drip trays once a week or fill them with sand
  • emptying and cleaning animal and pet drinking water bowls once a week.

For more information on how to prevent mosquito bites visit or contact Shire of Capel Health Services on 9727 0222 or email


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