Archive for General News

Roadworks – Jules Road North

Roadworks will be carried out from today 10 June to 14 June 2019 (weather permitting) on Jules Road North from the Holcim Quarry entrance to the intersection of Hasties Road.

Traffic control will be in place during this time.

Please travel slowly within this as your safety and the safety of the workers on site is paramount.

Local signage upgrade

You may notice some new signs around the place.

We are in the process of upgrading and installing locality signage.

In 2009 Council approved the design of a variety of signage around the Shire. This included revamping street signs, park signs, locality signs and artwork. This is the Council Marketing Plan to advertise the Shire of Capel.

In the 2017/18 financial year, the first instalment of Locality Signage was rolled out.

This budget year 2018/19 will be the second instalment of Locality signage as detailed below:

  • Boundary Road
  • Boyanup West Road
  • Elgin Road
  • Fowler Road
  • Harewoods Road
  • Twomey Street
  • Weld Road.

These signs are expected to be installed before 14 June 2019.

Minister Announces BORR Alignment

The Minister for Transport, Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA announced the preferred “red” route for the Bunbury Outer Ring Road (BORR) today. The Gelorup connection to the Bussell Highway will be at Centenary Road. This follows a period of public consultation and environmental assessment.

View the Minister’s Media Statement here: https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/…/Preferred-alignment…

At more than $700 million, the BORR Project is a major State Government transport project funded by the state and Federal Governments.

For more information on the BORR visit: https://project.mainroads.wa.gov.au/…/bo…/Pages/default.aspx

Eucalyptus tetraptera – June 2019 flowering native plant

From the Capel LCDC – our June 2019 flowering native plant is the Eucalyptus tetraptera Four-winged Mallee or Square-fruited Mallee.

Eucalyptus tetraptera is one of the most unusual eucalypts with its spectacular, large, red buds and fruit. Commonly known as square-fruited mallee or four-winged mallee it is endemic the south coast of Western Australia. Collected in 1848 by James Drummond, the species was first formally described by the Russian botanist Nikolai Turczaninow in 1849. A popular ornamental and reasonably hardy, it grows well in full sun in semi-arid climates but is slower growing in cooler climates. Grows 1-3 metres with a similar width. Large, square red pink down-curved, oblong flowers which are square in a cross section. The adult leaves are thick and glossy green in colour. Smooth bark, dark grey, light grey and whitish grey. Pruning is essential to control growth and it can be cut back to ground level to rejuvenate. Scattered distribution is limited to coastal sandplains where it is also found among granite outcrops of southern Western Australia, north from the Stirling Ranges and south to around Albany east to Israelite Bay in the Great Southern and Goldfields-Esperance regions where it grows in white or grey sandy soils. It is smog and frost resistant and can be kept in containers. Propagation is from seed and as for most Eucalypts, the seeds will germinate readily. The plant is commercially available as seedlings or as seeds.

Boyanup Library Closed today 31/05/2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to open the Boyanup Library today. The Boyanup Library will reopen Wednesday 05/06/2019