Archive for General News

Dalyellup Foxes – Update

Thank you to all the Dalyellup community members who have sent us details of 20 fox sightings. Most of the activity is happening along Hutt Drive, in the bushland coastal reserves. A pair of foxes was sighted at 5.48am on June 13th, heading south into the bushland from the beach car park at the end of Norton Prom.

We think the foxes are living in the dune areas and come out at night to do the rounds along the urban streets of Dalyellup looking for pet food, scraps and anything else they can eat.

They are disturbing the local dog population that can smell them as they do their early morning rounds.

It is fox breeding season from now until spring and it is essential we help protect our wonderful native wildlife from these very effective hunters.

The Shire of Capel will be engaging a fox trapper to try and trap these foxes in July . We will be asking residents to keep their pets away from the areas where trapping is being undertaken to make sure the foxes are not disturbed from their homes. Signs will be put in place and notices posted on Facebook an the Shire’s website.

Please keep reporting where and when you see a fox.

Rae McPherson
Shire of Capel
Engineering Environment Officer

Recent Fox Sightings

Encouraging More Women To Join The Brigades

Please take a moment to read this wonderful article from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services about encouraging more women to join their local Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.

Encouraging More Women to Join The Brigades

We are always seeking new brigade members for our Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, women and men. If you are willing to volunteer your time to the position, which includes training sessions (both with your brigade, online and some full day courses), assisting with Hazard Reduction Burns, and attending to emergency call outs with your brigade, and more, then we want you!

As is mentioned in the article, there is opportunity for brigade members to learn lots of new skills, and even to work their way up to the positions of Lieutenant, Fire Control Officer and Captain within their brigades in some cases.

To find out more about becoming a Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Member, please call Marisa Blandford on 9727 0222 during business hours, or send an email to

Hardwaste Collection Dates 2017

Please see below the Hardwaste collection dates for 2017.

Hardwaste Monday 17 July – Friday 28 July 2017

All waste must be placed on the verge prior to 7.00am Monday on the week of collection.

Please note that the contractor will only check your kerb once.


Department of Parks & Wildlife – 1080 Fox and Feral Cat Baiting

Please see the below information brochure regarding the Department of Parks & Wildlife’s Western Shield 1080 Fox and Feral Cat Baiting program.

For more information please contact your local Department of Parks & Wildlife Office.

Pet Owners Beware Brochure

Aged Care Support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Elders

The Australian Government’s ‘myagedcare‘ service helps you to find services appropriate for you. This includes services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders.

The below images provide just a few examples of the services available. For more information call ‘myagedcare‘ on 1800 200 422 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm on Saturdays, or visit them online at . Please click on the images below to enlarge.