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Capel Civic Precinct on track to open in mid-July


Works are full steam ahead at the Capel Civic Precinct which is shaping up to be a vibrant community hub where residents will be able to recreate with family and friends by mid-July.

Capel Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Paul Sheedy said construction of the limestone amphitheatre had been completed, with drainage and landscaping works to finish off the area in the coming weeks.

An undercover stage has been constructed and will enable a range of performances to take place. The amphitheatre will accommodate an audience of more than 200 people, he said.

Mr Sheedy said the precinct would bring vibrancy to the town, attract visitors and allow more events to take place in the Shire.

“The amphitheatre, stage and exhibition spaces will support arts and cultural events,” My Sheedy said.

“The project will increase social connectivity, community cohesion and create a sense of place.”

A new pathway features skateable elements such as ramps creating a skate zone throughout the precinct, he said.

Mr Sheedy said a variety of seating is being installed along the pathway and a basketball half-court will provide another recreation zone.

This project is made possible through the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, the State Government, through the South West Development Commission Royalties for Regions, Lotterywest, the Shire of Capel and the Department of Communities.


GeoCatch Sustainable Gardening Workshops

GeoCatch is hosting two Bay OK sustainable gardening workshops with gardening guru Neville Passmore in June 2018.

Bay OK gardening workshops with gardening guru Neville Passmore

When: 11am-2pm,  June 22 and 23

Where: Dunsborough & Busselton

Register:  via the GeoCatch website events page or phone GeoCatch on (08) 9781 0111

At these free community workshops, Neville will share expert tips on soil improvement and plant selection to suit our local conditions. You’ll discover how to garden successfully with less fertiliser, water, money and effort, whilst also protecting local waterways and Geographe Bay.



Application for Public Advertising Telecommunications Facility

The Shire of Capel has received an application for a Telecommunication Facility consisting of a 25m monopole and associated infrastructure at Lot 18 Ilmenite Crescent Capel.

Details of the proposal are available for inspection at the Shire Administration office in Forrest Road, Capel between 8.30am – 4.30pm up to and including Friday 15 June 2018 and by clicking here.

Comments on the proposal may be submitted in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 369, Capel WA 6271, or emailed to
prior to 4pm on 15 June 2018. Please quote the Shire’s Ref No: PA62/2018.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Henry, Senior Planning Officer within the Shire’s Engineering and Development Services Division on 9727 0222 or email

Weed Spraying in the Shire

The Shire of Capel will be commencing rural roadside and townsite weed spraying on May 21 and will take approximately three weeks.

These works are to maintain the edges of the rural roads and town site roads and footpaths.

Any queries please contact Supervisor of Parks on 9727 0222 or

Illegal Rubbish Dumping

It has come to the Shire’s attention that residents are putting hardwaste out on their verges and dumping rubbish at the old tip site in Boyanup.

Illegal dumping of rubbish costs the shire a considerable amount of money and is an offence which carries a maximum fine of $125,000 for corporations and $62,500 for individuals.

The next hardwaste verge collection is between Monday, 23 July to Friday,  3 August 2018 and residents are asked to not put hardwaste out until a week prior to collections.

Shire staff are urging the community to use the Waste Transfer Station in Capel, make use of the biannual green waste pick-ups, hard waste pick-ups and weekly rubbish bin collections.



Please report any illegal activity or suspicious behaviour to Shire Rangers on 9727 0222 or email