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Cycling in the Bunbury – Geographe Region – Have your Say!

The Department of Transport is hosting four drop-in sessions to allow the community to voice any ideas they have for improving cycling in the Greater Bunbury area.

Please see flyer below for details of community consultation sessions.

Notice of Proposed Local Laws

The Shire of Capel is proposing to make the following Local Laws:

The purpose and effect of these laws are as follows.



Shire of Capel Cats Local Law 2017
To provide Council with measures in addition to those under the Cat Act 2011 to control the keeping of cats. To control the number of cats that can be kept and places where cats can be kept.
Shire of Capel Dogs Local Law 2017
To make provisions about the impounding of dogs, to control the number of dogs that can be kept on premises and the manner of keeping those dogs. To extend the control over dogs which exists under the Dog Act 1976



The proposed Local Laws are available for inspection at the Shire of Capel Administration Building, 31 Forrest Road, Capel during normal office hours, Mon – Fri, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm. Copies may also be found at the Capel, Dalyellup and Boyanup Libraries during normal library hours. The laws are also available for inspection on the Shire website –

Submissions on the laws may be lodged via email: or in writing addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Capel
PO Box 369, CAPEL 6271.

Submissions must be lodged by the close of business Friday 26 May 2017.

Enquiries should be directed to the Governance Officer, Anna Handley on (08) 9727 0222 or emailed to


New Regional Tourism Manager



Thursday, 23 March 2017

New manager to drive tourism opportunities

Maximising tourism opportunities and fostering a unified approach in the Bunbury-Geographe region will be key priorities for a new Regional Tourism and Development Manager, who is set to begin the role next month.

Appointed as an integral part of the Bunbury-Wellington and Boyup Brook Regional Tourism Development Strategy, the Regional Tourism Marketing and Development Manager will focus on growing the industry and developing an annual implementation plan to address high priority areas identified in a Regional Action Plan.

Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup CEO Ben Rose said the strategy aimed at creating a unified approach to the management of tourism development, marketing and infrastructure across the City of Bunbury and Shires of Dardanup, Collie, Harvey, Capel, Donnybrook-Balingup and Boyup Brook. The strategy also includes partners Australia’s South West and the South West Development Commission.

“This Strategy aims to increase visitor nights to over two million and day trip visitors to over 1.6 million per annum by 2030,” Mr Rose said.

“A growth in visitation target of 1.9% annually has been set, which will see visitor expenditure reach $425,348,000 across the region by 2030.

“These targets will be achieved through positioning the region as an adventure-nature getaway bolstered by boutique wine, food, culture and shopping experiences.

“In turn, this will be leveraged through drive routes, themed maps, itineraries, website, events, and infrastructure.”

Mr Rose said tourism was vital to the region and it was important that local governments worked on a regional perspective to increase the effectiveness of campaigns.

The new manager, Anissa Williams, has extensive experience and understanding of the tourism sector.

Ms Williams said she looked forward to returning to a region she was genuinely passionate about after 15 years working in Queensland, the Northern Territory and internationally.

“I am thrilled to be offered the position at such a significant time,” she said. “The Bunbury-Geographe region is on the precipice of exciting change and growth.”

She applauded the seven local governments for coming together to drive tourism in the region.

“We have a strong plan and a clear vision,” she said. “By working together and in partnership with our industry stakeholders, tourism operators and the community, we can achieve great things.

“The Bunbury-Geographe has the potential to be the benchmark for all other tourism regions in Western Australia.”

Ms Williams will start on 19 April.

Greenwaste & Hardwaste Collection Dates 2017

Please see below the Greenwaste and Hardwaste collection dates for 2017.

Greenwaste Monday 3 April – Friday 7 April 2017
Hardwaste Monday 17 July – Friday 28 July 2017

All waste must be placed on the verge prior to 7.00am Monday on the week of collection.

Please note that the contractor will only check your kerb once.