Archive for General News – Page 2

Festive Season Hours – Shire Office and Libraries

The Shire Office will be closed from Friday, December 22 at 4.30pm and reopen on Tuesday, January 2 at 8.30am.

Library closures

Capel and Dalyellup Libraries
Closed – Saturday, December 23
Reopens – Tuesday, January 2 at 9am

Boyanup Library
Closed – Saturday, December 23
Reopens – Wednesday, January 3 at 10am

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Special Electors’ Meeting Update

More than 300 Shire of Capel electors and community members attended the Special Electors’ Meeting at the Capel Community Centre last Wednesday night.

Last month the Shire electors submitted a petition calling for a meeting to consider three motions related to the Regional Waste Facility.

Motions put to council:

  1. That the regional rubbish tip facility proposal has not been fully disclosed to the electors of Capel. Information and files are being withheld by the Shire of Capel to the detriment of electors, and full information and correspondence should be made available on request.
  2. The regional rubbish tip facility is totally unacceptable at its current proposed location (Reserve 14076 Goodwood Road, Capel) in the Shire of Capel and the proponents shall be advised of this from the Shire of Capel.
  3. The regional rubbish tip facility is a flawed concept and will not solve the problem of waste generated from the South West populous regions in the medium to long term.

The three motions received unanimous support from electors and these will now be considered by Council at its ordinary meeting on 20 December 2017.

President Murray Scott thanked all those who attended and complimented the electors and community members for behaving in a peaceful and respectful way during the proceedings of the meeting.

Road Ribbon for Road Safety® Campaign

The Shire of Capel is calling on the community to join us and help support the WALGA RoadWise Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign by wearing a free road ribbon.

Sunday, November 19 marked the first day of the Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, coinciding with World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. This community-based campaign provides an opportunity for everyone to get involved in road safety.

To show our support, we have erected a display at the Shire of Capel Building where free road ribbons and road safety messages will be distributed.

Our aim for this campaign is to get the community involved and help us work together to reduce the incidence of road deaths and injuries. The Shire of Capel is doing its part by advocating for lower speeds. We are asking the community to do their part, by making a conscious effort to be a safe road user.

Make a conscious effort to be a safe road user by:

  • turning off your mobile phone before driving,
  • adapting your speed to the weather, light, traffic and road conditions,
  • ensuring you are restrained when travelling in a vehicle,
  • taking a break, having a rest or if possible, swapping drivers to prevent the onset of fatigue promote local Driver Reviver operations and Coffee Stop participants, and
  • arranging a skipper, organising public transport or staying overnight if planning to drink.

For more information about the Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, visit the RoadWise website;

Asbestos Contamination Notice

On Wednesday, 22 November 2017 Shire staff reported laboratory confirmed asbestos cement material (ACM) found along the road reserve adjacent the Shire Depot at Lot 9002 Range Road.

The affected area was immediately closed for public access and asbestos warning signs installed. Adjacent residents were notified via letter drop the following day. The contamination is assessed as a low risk, however the Shire has fenced the area and will restrict persons from entering until clean-up of the area is completed.

The purpose of this notice is to advise that the Shire has engaged a licenced asbestos removal contractor to remove all the ACM as soon as practical. The Department of Health has been consulted and the contractor will follow the relevant guidance note “IDENTIFICATION, ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ASBESTOS CONTAMINATION IN REGIONAL PUBLIC AREAS” as published by the Department of Health specifically for use in situations such as this.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Shire Environmental Health Services on 97270222 or email your enquiry to


Prohibited Burning Period Commences 2 December 2017

Due to the rapidly drying and warmer seasonal conditions, the Shire President and Chief Bush Fire Control Officer jointly have determined that as from 2nd December 2017, it will not be safe to burn off within the Shire of Capel.

As such, burning off is prohibited from midnight 2nd December 2017.

Persons who undertake burning off during the Prohibited Burning Period will risk being issued an infringement notice ($250) or being prosecuted, depending on the extent of the offence.

If any one has any questions regarding this notice and how it may impact on them, please do not hesitate to contact the Shire’s Community Rangers.