Archive for Notices – Page 2

Footpath Works – Forrest Road, Capel – Update

The footpath in front of the Capel Library on Forrest Road, Capel is undergoing repairs. Preparation works have been completed for the footpath.

Paving works will commence on Monday, 29 October and are estimated to be completed by Friday 2 November 2018 when the path will be re-opened to the public.

Traffic management is in place. Please approach the area with caution.

The repairs are being carried out to fix trip hazards on the footpath.

Poor Disposal of Flares – Community Safety Risk

The Shire of Capel has received information that an Incandescent Parachute Flare was improperly used last week – an act that posed a risk to the community.

While flares are common amongst the boating members of our community, when they pass their use by date, they can only be disposed of by authorised agencies.

In the Capel region, our nearest contact points are Department of Transport – 9792 6607 or Busselton Volunteer Marine Rescue – 9754 7777.

The improper use of distress flares can cause unnecessary concern and activation of our volunteer emergency services. The flares can also start bush fires during our warmer months and this can pose a threat to our wider community.

If anyone has any information about people improperly using flares, please contact the Shire’s Ranger Services on 9727 0222.

Boat owners are reminded to make sure their flares are correctly and securely stored to avoid being stolen from their vessels.

Mosquito Treatment Update

The Shire of Capel health team, in conjunction with the Department of Health, have conducted two aerial helicopter treatments so far this season targeting mosquito larvae.

Following a treatment, the team monitor breeding sites to ensure that the treatment has been successful and also trap adult mosquitoes to determine nuisance numbers and virus isolation.

Trapping results currently indicate similar numbers at this time of year to previous years and residents are reminded to ‘Fight the Bite’ by wearing long loose clothing and using a mosquito repellent that contains DEET or Picardin.

The health team will continue to monitor the mosquito population and conduct future helicopter treatments based on monitoring results as the weather conditions permit.

For further information please speak to an Environmental Health Officer by calling the Shire office on 9727 0222.


Special Electors’ Meeting

A Special Electors’ Meeting will be held on Friday 14 September 2018 in the Capel Community Centre, commencing at 4.30pm.

A request for a special meeting of electors was lodged in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, for the purpose of discussing ‘the repayment of monies provided to Cr M Scott and Ex-CEO Mr Sheedy to obtain legal advice and to retain legal representation to pursue cases for defamation against shire residents.’

The agenda for this meeting is available on the Agenda & Minutes page of our website.



Beach Access Stairway Repairs

This Monday, August 20 the Dalyellup north beach access stairway at Norton Promenade/Hutt Drive will be closed for six weeks, until September 28, to carry out major repairs.

Please use the southern stairway on Norton Promenade, opposite Zedor Way, during this period.

The repairs are part of Council’s approved unbudgeted expenditure of $153,500 to facilitate emergency repairs of the following timber structures in Dalyellup to ensure they are safe to use by the community.

  • Curved Boardwalk;
  • Cycling Ramp;
  • Southern beach access stairs;
  • Lake Gazebo;
  • Small lake stairs;
  • Northern beach access stairs, and
  • Small lake walk bridge.

If you have any questions please call the Shire on 9727 0222. We apologise for the inconvenience while the repairs are carried out.