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Playground Closed – Ferndale Ave Dalyellup – April 21st

Please be advised that on the 21st April the playground on Ferndale Ave Dalyellup will be closed due to wasp spraying.  The playground will be re-opened on Saturday 22nd April.

Weed Spraying

The Shire of Capel will be undertaking rural road and town site weed spraying commencing on the 15th of May.

This is to reduce the amount of weeds in our road shoulders, reserves, kerbs and footpaths. These works should be completed by the 23rd of June weather permitting.

Any queries contact the Shire Parks Supervisor on 9727 0222 or

Permits to Burn Still Required

The Shire of Capel is still in the Restricted Burning Period meaning that burning off can only be undertaken in accordance with the conditions of a Permit to Burn issued by a local Bush Fire Control Officer. The Restricted Burning Period is currently in place until 26th April, but may be extended beyond that date if seasonal conditions warrant.

Because we are yet to have any rainfall to put some moisture into the ground, the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer has directed that permits will only be issued within the following guidelines:

  • Permits to Burn will be available for the wider community to burn from Tuesday 18th April 2017,
  • Fires are only to be lit after 5.00pm (to take advantage of the cooler evening conditions)
  • Fire Control Officers need to inspect each proposed burn to ensure that appropriate conditions are imposed to control/contain the fire,
  • Fire Control Officers are to reinforce the need for compliance with all of the conditions on the Permit (notification of neighbours etc) so that the landowner avoids the potential for a visit from a Ranger.

Below is a  list of contact details for your local Bush Fire Control Officers

Gelorup  – Jeff McDougall 0427 959 380

Stratham  – Murray Scott 0407 270 023

Elgin (North) – Chris Scott 0408 921 356

Elgin (South) – Barry Bell 0427 966 126

Boyanup (North) – Trevor Brockman 0407 080 925

Boyanup (South) – Brian Smith 0427 387 412

Capel River – Neale Scott 0428 121 222

Capel – Peter Dunlop 0428 122 676

Stirling/Peppy Grove Beach – Mark Roberts 0412 446 516

Hazard Reduction Burns

Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades from the Shire of Capel will be undertaking Hazard Reduction Burns on reserves in Dalyellup and residents need to be aware so that they may consider the implications for any existing medical conditions.

On Wednesday 19th April, from about 3.00pm, and subject to suitable weather conditions, the brigades will be doing burns in the reserve south of Wake Drive through to Harewoods Road Dalyellup. The objective of this burn is to reduce the fuel levels in close proximity to the Dalyellup College and houses generally along Nottingham Entrance.

On Saturday 22nd April, and again subject to suitable weather conditions, the brigades will be burning several cells within the major reserve between Harewoods Road and Lakes Road Stratham. The objective of this burn is to provide low fuel cells within the reserve that could be used as points at which a large bush fire in the reserve might be controlled. These burns will form part of an overall mosaic/rotating burning program which will enable sections of the reserve to be burnt each year to maintain an overall acceptable fuel level across this reserve.

Managing fuel levels and the risk of wildfires in these reserves is very important to not only protect the floral environment from the ravages of an very hot wildfire, it will also help to reduce the rate of ember attack on nearby residential areas of Dalyellup and Stratham.

If you have any questions regarding the burns, please contact the Shire’s Manager Emergency & Ranger Services, Dean Freeman on 9727 0222.