Archive for General News

Have you seen any foxes lately?

Have you seen any foxes in your area lately? It is that time of year again when we ask residents to report fox sightings in the Shire.

Please email or call 9727 0222 to report fox sightings.

Playground Maintenance in Dalyellup

The Shire of Capel will be doing soft fall replacement at the Lakes and Wonil playgrounds in Dalyellup starting Monday the 11th February.

The playgrounds will be closed during these works.

For further information, please contact the Shire on 9727 0222 during office hours.

Higher Fire Risk Conditions Ahead – Are You Prepared?

The South West of the State is likely to encounter low intensity heatwave conditions over the next three days which may put a considerable strain on available bushfire fighting resources.

Although it occurred in more moderate conditions, the recent fire in Marchetti Road Gelorup should serve as a very timely reminder of how quickly a fire can develop and place members of our community at risk.

The decision on whether to leave or stay and defend your property is an individual one – are you prepared? This includes physically and emotionally and also the right equipment.  Is your property prepared? These are questions that only you can answer and you cannot expect or rely on someone else to make that decision for you.

If you intend to leave, you should also decide where you are going to go – in what direction and to what destination?

The Incident Controller does not always establish evacuation centres – especially when there are only small numbers of properties involved. Evacuation centres also need to be away from the potential impact area of a fire and take time to establish, so you need to consider where else you could go – at least in the short term.

For more information on how to prepare for a bushfire head to the DFES website.

Minor Community Grants Scheme is Now Open

The Minor Community Grants Scheme is an annual Shire of Capel initiative established to support the development of the community through the provision of community funding opportunities.

Community groups, clubs and organisations that require financial assistance are encouraged to apply under these schemes for projects in the following areas:

  • Sport and Recreation
  • Youth Development
  • Culture, Arts & Events
  • Equipment and Minor Projects

Please view the Minor Community Grants Application Form and give Donna Sims a call on 9727 0222 during business hours to discuss your project.

The Minor Community Grants Scheme closes at 4 pm on Friday, 22 February 2019.

Council has made available two Minor Grant Scheme categories:

Projects under $2,000

The Council may make available minor grants to a maximum of $1,000 including GST being half the total project cost.

Projects $2,000 up to $10,000

The Council may make available grants to a maximum of one-third of the total project cost to a maximum of $3,333 including GST per project.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Donna Sims on 9727 0222 or email if you require any assistance completing the forms.

Download the form: Minor Community Grants Application Form

Seasonal Use of Recreational Sports Grounds – Winter 2019

Applications are invited from sporting clubs requiring the use of Council managed reserves, including hard courts during the 2019 Winter Season (01 April 2019 – 30 September 2019).

Application forms for recreation sports grounds are available from the Shire of Capel Administration Building or under seasonal tenancies on the Shire of Capel website.

You can also collect a form from the Capel Public Library, Boyanup Public Library, Dalyellup Public Library, or by contacting Marisa Blandford on – 08 9727 0222 or email –

Completed applications must be returned no later than 4.00pm, Friday 1 March 2019.

Once applications are received the a ground usage will be scheduled and ground hire charges raised, with GST proportionally applied to all ground usage within the Shire.

Should you require any further information, please feel free to call Marisa Blandford on – 08 9727 0222 or email –