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Event Sponsorship Recipients

The Shire of Capel provides event sponsorship to community groups, clubs and organisations to host sustainable events in our Shire, that benefit our communities.

The Shire recently approved ten applications for our Event Sponsorship Round 1, totalling $21,808. The events the Shire will be sponsoring are:

  1. Capel SHOUT Retro Blast – being held on October, 21 2017 at the Capel Country Club;
  2. Australind Goes Platinum – being held on November, 26 2017 at South West Rail & Heritage Centre in Boyanup;
  3. Capel CNC Equestrian Events – being held throughout the year at the Capel Regional Equestrian Centre;
  4. Capel Campdraft – being held on January, 2 and 3 2018 at the Capel Regional Equestrian Centre;
  5. Capel Bowls Club Men’s Spring Open, Lady’s Gala Day and Men’s Autumn Open – being held throughout the year at the Capel Country Club;
  6. Capel Lion’s Club Australia Day Breakfast – held on January, 26 2018 at the Capel Tavern Beer Garden;
  7. Tomato Festival – held on February, 25 2018 at the Boyanup Farmers’ Market;
  8. Movie Under the Stars – being held in February 2018 at Capel Primary School;
  9. WA Polocrosse State Championships 2017 – being held on October, 28 to 29 at the Capel Regional Equestrian Centre;
  10. Christmas in the Park – being held on December, 24 2017 in Capel townsite.

If you would like information on how to apply for event sponsorship, please contact the Shire on 9727 0222.

The Capel Bowls Club were one of the 10 recipients to receive sponsorship as part of the Shire’s event funding scheme this year.

CEO Steps Down After 20 Years

Longstanding Capel Shire Council chief executive officer Paul Sheedy announced his resignation last week, after 16 years in the position and 20 years at the Shire.

Mr Sheedy surprised Councillors and staff when he tendered his resignation prior to the September 2017 Council meeting.

Mr Sheedy’s last day at the Shire will be on June 29, 2018 which will allow adequate time for the Council to recruit a new chief executive officer prior to his departure.

Mr Sheedy said it was time to allow somebody else to take the organisation to the next phase.

“There are many exciting projects happening in the Shire over the next four to six years and it is important that the CEO of the Shire leads the organisation through this whole period,” Mr Sheedy said.

“Given that I will be 64 next year I cannot commit to this length of time, so it is time to move onto the next phase of my life.”

Mr Sheedy will not be lost to the local government industry, as he intends to move to Perth and undertake CEO relief duties throughout the state as the opportunities arise.

Council is currently seeking quotations from several recruitment agencies to assist in the recruit process, with a Recruitment Committee comprising of President, Deputy President and two Councillors being appointed at the Special Council meeting in October after the local government elections.

Council is expected to commence the recruitment advertising process in December with an appointment to be made in March 2018 to allow for a smooth transition before the current CEO’s departure.


Nominations for Community Awards

Do you know someone who is making a valuable contribution to the community or a group that is having a positive impact in the Shire?

They could be nominated for a Shire of Capel Community Award which is open until November 17 to anyone who lives in the Shire of Capel.

The awards ceremony will take place on January 23, 2018 and the Shire is encouraging people to think about nominating residents who make a difference in the community.

The categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year.

Download the nomination form here:  Community Award Nomination Form 

Alternatively the nomination forms are available at the Shire libraries.

Nominations close at 4.30pm on November 17.



Council in Brief – September

The Capel Shire Council meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month. The meetings commence at 4.30pm in the Council Chambers and are open to members of the public.

September 27, 2017


Council has endorsed writing to the Minister for Planning, Lands and Heritage seeking a Management Order for Reserve 14076 Goodwood Road, Capel, with the power to lease, for the development of a future Regional Waste Facility. This is the first step in the long term proposal by the South West Group of local governments to establish a regional waste facility that will service the needs of the region and allow for the consolidation of most of the regions waste in one locality.


Council has endorsed the Chief Executive Officer submitting an Expression of Interest (phase two) in regards to the proposed sale of the Ocean Forest Lutheran College prior to the due date of 29 September, 2017. This will allow Council staff to continue with discussions with the landowners in relation to future use and possible purchase of the land and building. Council’s immediate priority is to secure ongoing use after 2017 of the school ovals that are currently used extensively by the community for sport and recreation.


Council agreed to the advertising of the draft amendment of the Dalyellup Beach Estate Local Structure Plan at Lot 9105 Harewoods Road, Dalyellup for a period of 28 days. The amendment provides the basis for future residential subdivision, provision of regional open space, public open space and creation of the community Purpose site for the future Surf Club facility. The final decision on whether to approve the amendment will be made by the West Australian Planning Commission following consideration of any submissions by Council and a recommendation by Council.


Council has agreed to grant Iluka Resources a further three (3) year extension to keep Fennell Road, Capel closed to allow them to remove all contaminated material from the road reserve. Once the works are completed rather than reinstate the road back to its former road surface the Council has agreed to allow Iluka Resources reinstate the area to an informal path status for pedestrian use.


Council has adopted the Permit Parking Area at the south western corner of the Dalyellup District Centre, Portobello Road, Dalyellup under its Parking Local Law. This area has two undercover bays that are specifically set aside for the drop off and pickup of disabled persons. Unfortunately the bays are being used as permit disabled parking bays and general parking by people, so the Community Rangers will now have the authority to monitor the bays and issue warnings initially and then start issuing infringement notices are a period of grace.


Council has endorsed the Shire of Capel Cats Local Law 2017 and the Shire of Capel Dogs Local Law 2017. The cat local law has been made to assist the Shire of Capel control the number of cats that can be kept, the way in which they are kept and provide a mechanism for dealing with cats that cause a nuisance. The dog local law extends the control over dogs provided by the Dog Act 1976, makes provisions about impounding dogs, and assists Council to control the number of dogs that can be kept at premises and the manner in which they are kept.





Seniors’ Yoga Classes









The Seniors’ Yoga Classes kicked off this week with a Wednesday class in Capel and a Monday class in Dalyellup.

The cost of the classes are $8 per person and go for one hour.

Participants just need to bring a water bottle and yoga mat.


Capel Community Centre

1pm to 2pm


Dalyellup Community Centre

9.30am to 10.30am

If you would like any more information contact Donna Sims – 9727 0222