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80km/h Bussell Hwy / Harewoods Road

Main Roads WA has contacted the Shire to advise that the speed zoning along Bussell Highway, through the Harewoods Road intersection will be reduced from 90km/h to 80km/h this Friday 23 February 2018.  The speed zoning change will affect both carriageways and will remove the 90km/h buffer zone.



Playground Repairs

The Shire of Capel will be starting some required maintenance on playgrounds throughout the Shire commencing Monday February 19. The purpose of these works is to maintain the structural integrity and safety of our playgrounds.

Naroona Park playground and Lawson Park playground will be completely closed for public use starting from Monday February 26 until works on this playground are completed.

All other playgrounds will still be available for public use, with small sections barricaded off for short amounts of time, while works are being carried out.

For any further enquiries please contact Parks Supervisor on 9727 0222 or

Town Planning Scheme No. 7


Council resolved at its meeting held on the 20 December 2017 to adopt the following for the purpose of community consultation:

  1. Shire of Capel Heritage List 2017.
  2. Shire of Capel Local Government Heritage Survey (LGHS) 2017.
  3. Local Planning Policy 6.29 – Heritage Places.

All heritage places on the 1999 Municipal Heritage Inventory have been reassessed under State Heritage Office Guidelines and a new draft Heritage List and new draft Heritage Survey has been compiled with detailed descriptions and updated statements of significance and management categories.

The draft local planning policy provides guidance on development assessment processes for those places listed on the Heritage List, Heritage Survey and the State Register of Heritage Places.

The objectives of the draft local planning policy are to demonstrate steps for the assessment of applications for development approval with heritage implications, including those applications where demolition or partial demolition is proposed and to inform landowners, developers and builders of the importance of heritage.

The above documents are available for viewing at the Shire Administration Office in Forrest Road, Capel or download them here;

Any person wishing to make a comment on the draft documents may do so in writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 369, Capel WA 6271, prior to 4pm on Friday, 16 March 2018.


South West Cycle Club Criteriums and Time Trials – Stratham

The Shire of Capel received an application from South West Cycle Club for Criteriums and Time Trials with 12-20 participants in the Stratham area.

Criterium: Friday 16 February 2018 – 5:30pm-6:45pm
Time Trials: Wednesday 21 February 2018 and Wednesday 7 March 2018 – 5:30pm-6:45pm.

The Shire of Capel has approved the application based on the submitted information with the following conditions:

  1. Ensure affected residents are provided with details of upcoming events including dates and a phone number for complaints;
  2. Participants to stay off the road whilst not participating;
  3. Vehicles of participants to be parked off the road so they do not hinder local traffic;
  4. All rubbish is to be collected and removed from the event at the completion of the event; and
  5. Adherence to the submitted Risk Management Plan.

Positions Vacant: General Hand Parks

The Shire of Capel currently has a vacancy for a General Hand Parks, in our Operations team.

The position is primarily responsible for assisting the development and maintenance of our parks, gardens and other public infrastructure. In this role you will be gardening, pruning, and undertaking various other maintenance tasks around the Shire, which may also involve operating mowers, tractors and other small plant.

To be successful in the Role you require a White/Blue Card, minimum MR Licence and relevant work experience in the maintenance of parks and gardens.

For further information on the role and how to apply please visit our Positions Vacant page.