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Capel Entry Statement & Roundabout Works

The Shire of Capel advises that the construction of Capel Entry Statement Project will commence on 25 April 2017 with completion expected by 25 May 2017.

The signage and artwork has been designed by Erin Rafferty. As a graphic artist, Erin Rafferty has spent numerous hours to finalise the design and the Council endorsed her design for implementation.

The work includes:

  • Replacement of the two existing entry signs at the Northern and Southern ends of Capel Drive
  • Installation of a new sign on Goodwood Road and
  • Install artwork tube at the Northern Roundabout at Capel Drive.

The work will take up to four weeks to complete. At various times during the installation, (such as when the crane will be required to lift the artworks into place), traffic management will be in place near the Roundabout at Capel Drive, Wideson Road and Gavins Road.

Road users are urged to slow down when approaching the area, obey all signs and show courtesy to other road users.

For further information please contact Shahin Mahmud on 97270222, or email at


Keeping of Poultry/Roosters in the Shire of Capel

The Health team regularly receive phone calls from residents regarding noise from roosters in townsites. The impact is often affecting a persons wellbeing and for this reason the Health Local Laws do not permit the keeping of roosters within a townsite (ie residential zoning and some special rural zones).

You may keep up to 20 poultry without written approval of Council, on any one lot of land if certain conditions are met including setbacks from dwellings, secure enclosures/ structures sizing and cleanliness.

If you have any questions please contact the Shire Office and speak to an Environmental Health Officer on 9727 0222.

Captivate Capel – Crossword Competition!

Capel will Captivate you with our first Crossword Competition on April 22nd at Captivate Capel in the Capel town site and Capel Civic Precinct/Earle Scott Reserve. Take up the challenge!

We have on offer this crossword (see below), one for primary school students, one designed by primary school students and a cryptic crossword for those who love a challenge.

So come along on the day, pick up your crossword from the library and walk around, look at the art and murals to find the answers. The only way you can get the clues is to call in at the library on the day. The answers will be on the Shire website during the week after the event.

Walk around, look at the art and solve the crosswords and you might win an Act, Belong, Commit – this is all about getting out there and getting involved!

Smoke Alarms – Winter Approaches!

As winter approached we will start to think of ways of warming our homes.

With that of course come the potential for an increase in the possibility of fires occurring as we have heating sources close to flammable fuels.

One of the steps we can take in our households to warn us of fires is to have smoke alarms fitted in appropriate locations. They also need to be checked regularly to ensure that they work.

Please take a moment to read the following two Fact Sheets from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services regarding the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms.

Installing Smoke Alarms

Maintaining Your Smoke Alarms

If you see a fire, or life threatening emergency, call 000.

For information regarding active emergency incidents in your area please visit

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