Archive for General News

Volunteers Thanked for Clean-up

On Sunday, 15 April the Capel LCDC joined forces with the Stratham Progress Association and the local community to do a rubbish pickup in the Bussell Hwy Banksia woodland between Lakes and Harewoods Road.

The Shire provided two nine cubic square metre skip bins which were filled with rubbish from the site and since Sunday a Shire truck and front-end loader have picked up a further 24 cubic square metres of the rubbish the volunteers collected.

The Shire would like to thank all the volunteers for their time to do such a thorough job across this 150-hectare reserve. The Shire is hoping the new fence and gates will stop the rubbish dumping and restore this reserve to a litter-free area.

Dog Exercise Areas – Community Forums

Recently the Shire of Capel conducted an online survey, ‘People and Dogs In Harmony – A Review of Dog Exercise & Dog Prohibited Areas within the Shire of Capel’.

The next step is to conduct Community Forums in each of the Shire’s five main localities, to further workshop feedback given by the community in an effort to get the best overall result possible.

The workshop dates and times are:

Boyanup Community Centre

Thursday, 14 June from 5pm to 7pm.

Capel Community Centre

Saturday, 23 June from 10am to 12pm.

Dalyellup Community Centre

Saturday, 16 June from 10am to 12pm.

Gelorup Community Centre

Tuesday, 26 June from 5pm to 7pm

Peppermint Grove Beach Community Centre

Tuesday, 19 June from 5pm to 7pm

Residents, while encouraged to attend the community forum closest to their place of residence, are welcome to attend any of the sessions and discuss their ideas or concerns in relation to Dog Exercise & Dog Prohibited Areas with Shire Staff.

There is no need to book/register for this event, come along any time within the timeframe given for the Community Forum of your choice. Help us shape what will meet the needs of all our residents by coming along and having your say.

Dalyellup Beach Stairway Repairs

The Dalyellup north beach access stairway at the Norton Promenade/Hutt Drive will be closed from Wednesday, May 2 to Friday, May 4 for repairs to be carried out.

Please use the southern stairway on Norton Promenade, opposite Zedor Way, during this period.



Permits to Burn Now Available

The Shire’s Chief Bush Fire Control Officer Chris Scott has advised that Permits to Burn can now be issued to the wider public and not just for pasture burning, due to a change in weather conditions.

At this stage, permits are to be issued for piles of material only – no running fires across blocks of land as there is very little moisture in the ground to aid in reducing a fire burning across a property.

A decision on whether the Shire will extend the Restricted Burning Period beyond April 26 will be made this Monday and will dependent how much rain the district receives over the coming weekend.

Council Meeting – Thursday, April 26

This month’s Council meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26, in lieu of Anzac Day on Wednesday.