Archive for General News

Extension of Restricted Burning Period

Although the Shire is currently in the Restricted Burning Period (until 26th April 2019), no Permits to Burn are being issued until after midnight on Monday 22nd April 2019 due to a combination of lack of moisture in the soil and also reduced volunteer firefighter availability over Easter.

The Chief Bush Fire Control Officer and the Shire President, under the authority delegated to them jointly by Council, have however considered that as soil moisture levels are still expected to be low, it is appropriate to extend the Restricted Burning Period for a further 14 days until Friday 10th May 2019.

As such, Permits to Burn will still be required until 10th May 2019 and the public is required to contact their local Fire Control Officer.

Ferndale Park Barbeque Area Upgrade

The barbeque area at Ferndale park will be closed 29 April – 7 May 2019 to allow for the installation of roof shelters.

This won’t impact the playground.

Proposed extension of thoroughfare closure Hurford Brae, Forrest Beach

The Shire of Capel is considering a proposal to extend the closure of Hurford Brae, Forrest Beach for an indefinite period commencing 01 August 2019.

The purpose of this closure is to prevent unauthorised vehicular access to the dune system and adjacent private property.

The Shire of Capel is requesting comment to assist in determining whether or not to proceed with the continued closure.

Plans setting out the area affected by the closure may be inspected at the Council Offices, Forrest Road, Capel during normal office hours, the Shire Libraries or on the Shire website

Any queries should be directed to Anna Handley, Governance Officer on 9727 0222 during office hours Tuesday to Thursday or email

Submissions to the proposal should be lodged in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Capel, PO Box 369, Capel 6271 by 2nd May 2019.  Please quote the Shire’s Ref No: OCR60943.



Feral rabbit control for Peppermint Grove Beach

Attention Pet Rabbit Owners

The Shire of Capel and local community will be doing a feral rabbit control program at Peppermint Grove Beach in May.

We will notify the public of the program’s start date on Facebook and our website once confirmed.

Rabbits are not native to Australia and negatively impact infrastructure and native ecosystems.

The new K5 Calici virus will be used on both private and public land to control feral rabbit populations.

This control method only affects rabbits and is safe for all other animals including domestic dogs, cats, all native animals and birds.

The Shire of Capel encourages all pet rabbit owners to contact their vet and get their rabbits vaccinated against the K5 virus.

During the 4 days of the baiting program, we recommend pet rabbits are kept away/indoors to reduce the possibility of coming into contact with mosquitoes and fleas that may carry the virus.

Any members of the Peppermint Grove Beach community who would like to participate in the rabbit control, please contact the Shire of Capel on 08 9727 0222.

Please contact your local vet for more information about the virus.

Greenwaste Update

Greenwaste collection for Boyanup, Capel and Peppermint Grove Beach have been completed.

Dalyellup greenwaste will be collected from Monday 15 April 2019.