M A R C H 2008 Co m m u nit y N ews l etter fo r the S hire o f Ca p e l
in Community Service Awards Page 2
All the nominees and winners
Family Fun Days Page 4
Three family fun days over the past three months
Capel Townsite Strategy Page 6
Southern Brown Bandicoots - Quenda
Draft Townsite Strategy is available for public comment
Australia Day Community
Murray Scott Shire President and Liz Taylor
from the Shire conducting the Australian
citizenship ceremony with Len Page. The Shire of Capel held its Australia volunteers contribute to keeping the
Day Community Service Awards on spirit of the service groups, sporting
Tuesday 22nd of January. bodies and community organisations
The event was attended by 200 people alive and thriving. He believes the
and included a citizenship ceremony Capel Shire is very healthy due to the
for 7 families and individuals. dedication of its volunteers and the
At the Australian Day Community Awards In his speech, Capel Shire President community involvement and support
The three retiring shire councillors were
thanked Brian Piesse, Dick Lamb and Murray Scott said that many they encourage.
I stand, embracing the dissolution of my self.
Everything silenced by the golden energy we call light.
In this moment of stillness, everything is alive
Three generations of talent, Kiah Bourne,
Dianne Pope and Eilish Bourne with
And all who are free sense it.
Jono Wesley. Golden ﬁelds sway like silk, softly aroused by a gentle summer breeze.
Skies of magniﬁcent blue, shield the Earth with their radiance.
The crowd was entertained Each reﬂection in my eyes, breathes of life, and as each moment passes, illustrations of what is true bestow a sense
by singing duo Kiah Bourne of belonging upon me.
and Dianne Pope who sang Enduring to live in the moment, I become part of what is around me.
Advance Australia Fair, I gently clasp the gift within me, I surrender to my freedom.
My Island Home, I still call A tree towers above me.
Australia Home and Walzing The scattered secrets of humanity progressively seep through its leaves.
Matilda. Jono Wesley Manager The bark engraved upon its trunk tells the story of what is to become, forever displaying the intelligence of nature.
of Technical Services also read The delicate shadow of a small bird circles above me and with its beautiful song, It brings together the energy of all life.
two poems about Capel. That which is not in touch, is becoming part of what is.
As the sea breeze harmonizes with the sweet scents of summer, like the bird above, a sense of unity soars.
Copies of this Newsletter I am growing in spirit.
can be viewed on the Growing to be what has been, what is soon to come and what is now.
Shire of Capel Website
The spirit of life is what I am. Eillish Bourne reading a poem she
or in alternative format composed on being free.
I am free.
AUSTRALIA DAY COMMU
FIRST AWARD CATEGORY IS YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR.
Our first nominee was
• Steven Archibald
An enthusiastic volunteer, Steven fundraises for children living in an orphanage in Bali with a
group called Yayasan Bidadori Surga Inc. Steven’s honestly, enthusiasm and polite manner has
enabled him to be given additional responsibilities on the stall which is held at the Gelorup
markets. Due to the level of responsibility he has shown, he runs part of the stall by himself. He
also assists with preparing Care packages that are sent to Bali. He is described as being a role
model for other young people with maturity beyond his 12yrs.
• Kye Nelson
Kye has taken a proactive role in the Shire’s Inzone Event Management group, has completed the
Steven Archibald and Kye Nelson young
Shire of Capel’s Sport and Recreation Leaders Programme and is a member of several sporting citizen nominees.
clubs. The Sport and Recreation Leaders programme comprised 6 evening sessions which have
been excellent preparation for Kye’s future volunteering. Kye has also been described as a role
model to other young people.
The young citizen of the year is Steven Archibald
THE YOUNG SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
The Shire of Capel appreciates that young people within our community need to be recognised
for their active involvement in sport and recreation. Nominees in this category have achieved
outstanding results, demonstrated good sportsmanship and are younger than 25.
Shenae Peterson is the Shire of Capel’s Young Sportsperson of the Year.
Although Shenae is involved with many sporting groups which include junior hockey, basketball,
taekwondo and netball, she has achieved outstanding results in athletics. In 2007 she was the
WA Little Athletics Assoc 12 years girls WA multi event champion and 2006 defending champion.
She was the WALAA 12 years girls WA 400 and 800 metre champion in 2007. She was selected to Shenae Peterson Young Sports person for the year.
represent Western Australia at the 2007 Australian Schools Cross country Running Championships
achieving several medals.
Although her list of athletic achievements is long and extraordinary, it is her generous attitude
to fellow athletes and her ability to design and implement her own training regime that is
THE THIRD AWARD CATEGORY IS COMMUNITY GROUP OF THE YEAR
The nominees were
• The Capel Apex Club
The club hosts the Capel Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon at the Capel Country Club which
last year attracted 80 participants. The Christmas Eve Lolly Run is a popular event run by the Club.
The Club sets up and dismantles the art classic at Capel Fest. The club carries out its annual Sheep
Shearing where small flocks of sheep kept as lawn mowers or pets are sheared. Each month the
Club presents a citizenship award to two students at the Capel Primary School. The group assists
other groups with their fund raising such as the Girl Guides, Cubs, Red Cross and PMH. They also Representatives from the nominated community groups
with Murray Scott and Paul Sheedy and Lesley Jackes
donate the use of their equipment to a wide range of community groups. - Gelorup Community Library, Elgin Hall Committee,
Dalyellup Surf Life Saving Assocn, and the Capel Apex
• Dalyellup Beach Surf Life Saving Club
The Dalyellup Beach Surf Lifesaving Club was the first sporting club to be formed in the Dalyellup
community. The club has grown from 70 to 200 members. On Saturday mornings from November
to March the club has been developing beach awareness and sporting skills for young children in
the community. Over the past 7 years, the group has raised funds to extend its education, sport
and life saving service. The club has provided water safety for a variety of events including the
Busselton Iron man. In 2006/07 season, the club organised a local regional area junior Surf Life
Saving Carnival involving four clubs which was a first for Capel Shire.
• Elgin Hall committee
In 1933, the residents of Elgin decided to purchase a hall. Over the years the committees may
have changed, but the dedication to the hall has remained strong. Events held at the hall are
wide ranging such as sundowners, dinners, dances, music nights, quiz nights, birthdays, wakes,
meetings and sport. The committees have raised funds for alterations and improvements to the
building. The Elgin Hall is a focal point for the Elgin Community and many would agree that it is
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UNITY SERVICE AWARDS
one of the Shire of Capel’s historic assets. At a recent Shire event at the Elgin Hall “The Artopia Big
Draw” some Elgin Hall Committee members identified some aspects of their group’s work at the
hall- Hard work, Great food, Fun times, Fantastic company and lots of dishes!!
• Gelorup Voluntary Library
The Gelorup Voluntary Library is opened four mornings a week and sponsors the weekly Gelorup
Wellness Group. It runs the Biggest Morning Tea (a Cancer fund raiser) annually which attracts over
70 people with entertainment provided by local school students, the Bunbury Choir and the Ripper
Citizen of the year nominee Jackie Yates. Skippers! The library assists the playgroup with story telling and activities. There is a monthly book
club which introduces members to new editions to the library. The library also lends books to the
Capel and Dalyellup Libraries.
The Shire of Capel Community Group of the Year is the Capel Apex Club
OUR FINAL COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD IS THE SHIRE OF CAPEL 2008 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR.
The nominees were
• Jackie Yates
Jackie devotes a great deal of her time to coaching people who are taking up the sport of lawn
Citizen of the year nominee Jennifer Brown. bowls. She has spent an enormous amount of time over the years travelling to all Lawn Bowling
clubs around the South West coaching and umpiring. Jackie is known for her encouraging and
patient style. Another achievement of Jackie’s is that she coached children in hockey and was a State
• Jennifer Brown
Jennifer has been nominated for her work in the role of secretary of Capelfest, a role she first took
on in the year 2000. However the work she has undertaken has extended beyond this and includes
organising street closures, Insurance, liaising with police and rangers, organising the log-choppers,
traffic control and organising sponsorship. Jennifer has now retired from Capelfest, but many would
agree that the event would not be at its current high standard without her talented input.
Citizen of the year nominee Neale Scott. • Neale Scott
Neale has been involved in a range of groups and activities for many years. He was recently made a
Fire Control Officer for the Capel Town Brigade and last year was presented with the 15 year service
medal. Neale has been a coach, umpire and committee member of the Capel Basketball and Cardinals
Junior Football teams. Neale has been a member of the Capel School P and C and is the Capel Apex
• Wendy Bourne
Wendy has been a member of the Boyanup CWA for 25 years, has held the position of Branch
President twice, Treasurer three times and currently Secretary for the third time. She was appointed
State Finance Officer for the CWA in 2006 and still holds this position which involves the checking
Citizen of the year Wendy Bourne. of accounts of 150 branches in the State. Wendy was one of the instigators of the Boyanup Seniors
Christmas Party and is heavily involved in the Saleyard Kiosk. She has been a member of the Elgin
Hall Committee since 1987, was treasurer for 15 years and of course cooks for many hall functions.
• Cheryl Campbell
Cheryl has contributed to the well being of this Shire and surrounding areas with her work protecting,
rehabilitating and revegetating the environment including caring for sick and injured local native
animals. She has been a member of the Capel LCDC, Geocatch Committee, FAWNA Committee, active
worker for a community landcare nursery and member of the Busselton Dunsborough Environment
Centre. She has conducted considerable local oral and written historical and heritage research
including local indigenous history. Cheryl actively participated in the planning, fundraising and
Citizen of the year nominee Cheryl Campbell.
development of the Peppermint Grove Beach Community Centre and continues to contribute to
planning and events.
• Greg Overton
Greg has been the driving force behind the establishment and development of the Capel Junior
Cricket Club. As a result of his dedication, children can now play cricket at three different age levels
in the Bunbury Competition. He has now become the Director of Coaching and Development for the
Bunbury Association. Greg has a Level 1 Cricket Australia Development Certificate and volunteers
many hours to coaching crickets skills and positive sporting attitudes.
The Citizen of the year is Wendy Bourne
Citizen of the year nominee Greg Overton.
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Family fun days
The Shire of Capel hosted three family fun days over the
past three months.
The first fun day was held at the Capel Youth Space. DJ Ashley Dillon rocked the grounds
while children and young people tested out the newly launched Mobile Youth Space. The
second fun day was held at the Boyanup Skate Park. The highlight of this event was an
incredible and awe inspiring skate demonstration from Skatengine. The Boyanup fun day
was attended by all ages, including young families, teenagers, adults and seniors. The third
fun day was held at the Peppermint Beach Community Centre. The day consisted of dance
lessons, Rockwest DJs, a chalk drawing competition and a bash on the basketball court.
The family fun days were aimed at promoting social behaviour in youth spaces. Research
indicates that increasing social cohesion and community harmony decreases anti-social
behaviour, and that children and young people feel safer when they know and feel
connected to other community members. The family fun days have proven to be effective in
strengthening relationships between community members in a fun and friendly environment.
The Shire will be hosting family fun days in both Dalyellup and Gelorup over the coming
of the Roads
months. Stay tuned for dates and further promotional material.
This Easter, the Shire of Capel is working with the
WA Local Government Association’s RoadWise
Program to raise community awareness for all road
users of the need to be courteous, take care and have
common sense when traveling on our roads over the
extremely busy Easter long weekend.
The campaign calls on the community to slow down,
don’t drink and drive, wear seatbelts, ensure children
are properly restrained and take breaks to avoid
fatigue when traveling.
Road safety is up to all of us – we must take
responsibility for our actions on the roads – not just
at Easter, but every day.
As well as praying for the safety of all road users,
the Blessing of the Roads campaign provides blessings
for our police and emergency services personnel who
work over the holiday period to provide services
intended to save lives and make our roads safer.
This Easter we need to plan ahead – leave enough
time to get to your destination, change drivers or stop
and revive at one of the many coffee stops or Driver
Reviver locations run by volunteers throughout WA.
LOOK AT IT FROM
Damaged equipment and buildings
are hugely expensive to ﬁx, and
Illegal parking the reality is that money wasted
ﬁxing buildings means there is less
Recently there has been an increase in the number of vehicles being offered for sale on
Council verges. The community is reminded that this is not permitted under Council’s Local
money available for community
laws and may result in an infringement notice ($100) being issued. services, such as skate parks, open
There are also difficulties and damage to community property occurring as a result of cars being spaces, youth centres, playground
driven on to Council parks. Not only does driving of cars on reserves harm the vegetation, it also equipment and shade etc. Want
damages reticulation and causes pedestrian/motor vehicle conflict. The driving of vehicles on
Council reserves is also an offence under our Local Laws and may also result in an infringement something to do? Ring Sue or
notice being issued. Donna on 9727 0222 for ideas
Your cooperation in observing these rules for the benefit of the whole community is appreciated. and youth involvement.
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Profile Jenny Fuller Hill
Shire Councillor - Shire of Capel
Why did you nominate for Council?
I nominated for Council because I saw it as a way that I could make a practical difference in our community. I was at a stage of my life where I considered it was time
to use my skills, experience and knowledge to advance the Shire of Capel at a time of signiﬁcant change.
What are your two most important issues of interest in the community?
Supporting events and activities that improve the way of life for people in the community, for example the recent Rock and Roll Night at the Peppermint Grove
Beach Community Centre, where it was a great family event. It was not just attended by PGB residents, but also people from Capel. Events like this provide both
entertainment across all the age groups and also help build communities.
Representing the ‘issues of the day’ as raised by members of the community, where there is a clear need for a service/facility or undertaking, in order to ensure the
‘wheels run smoothly’ and demonstrate that the Council is responsive to the needs of the people.
What are the three most important challenges facing the Shire of Capel?
1. Balancing the population growth of the Shire with the need for appropriate town planning, which doesn’t lose sight of protecting the country community lifestyle
which has drawn people to live here in the ﬁrst place.
2. Facilitating the provision of aged care accommodation and facilities across the Shire
3. Engaging our young people by building programs of activities and opportunities to develop into important contributors to our community Jenny Fuller Hill
What are the strengths of the community?
What ﬁrst struck me about our local communities is the commitment to helping each other out, and caring about people. I think it would be a sad day when we don t don’t
recognize most people, don’t have time to stop and chat, and to get involved in what’s happening locally to continue to make this the best place to live, full stop!
I also think the local Community Associations do a fantastic job of representing their local members, it would be great to see more people sign up and help out.
What are your favourite activities or pastimes?
Tennis and swimming at Beautiful peppy beach. CAPELFEST
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George Panorios a new planning ofﬁcer, is welcomed to the Planning and Development Services Team. He has over 25 years rs 26th March
Entr y forms due cepted.
of experience in Architecture and Town Planning having worked in Town Planning at the City of Stirling, more recently the will not be ac
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involved in the design of heritage building additions. Classic, PO B
Welcome Rachel Thompson
Planning and Development Services - Shire of Capel
Rachel Thompson joined the Planning and Development Services team as the Development Ofﬁcer - Building. Rachel has previous employment experience from the Cities
of Rockingham, Armadale and Mandurah and the Town of Mosman Park in both the Town and Planning and Building areas. Welcome Rachel!
Welcome Lisa Dent
Human Resources - Shire of Capel
Lisa Dent joined the Shire in January in the role of Human Resources Ofﬁcer, after recent relocation from NSW. Lisa brings experience in many HR ﬁelds from her background in manufacturing and studies in
Human Resource Management. She has also gained local government experience in Marketing & Communications at Parramatta City Council.
Farewell Sherryl Skippings
Human Resources Management - Shire of Capel
Sherryl been with the Shire just over 2 yrs (2yrs & 4 mths) in the role of Human Resource management which was a new initiative and shared between the Shire of Capel and Shire of Dardanup. In this time the role
has developed and grown as has the Shire of Capel as a whole. I have enjoyed working with management and staff very much and welcome Lisa Dent who is bringing a wealth of HR experience and knowledge to the
role which is now totally with the Shire of Capel.
I am getting married (to Scott Smith) at Easter in Capel and we are retiring to Dawesville. Travel including “grey nomad” travel, staying ﬁt and healthy and spending quality time with family and grandchildren is on the agenda.
Change in refuse/recycling pickup days in Dalyellup
The tremendous growth in Dalyellup has led to problems with the refuse/recycling pickup in the area with, both Cleanaway & Green Recycling
experiencing difficulty completing the domestic pickups in one day.
Following a meeting between the companies and Council staff, it was agreed that the domestic pickup would now be spread over two days with
Dalyellup being split into two areas.
The refuse/recycling pickup for the new east Dalyellup development and, the area bounded by Dalyellup Boulevard, Wentworth Avenue and Maidment
Parade will continue to be serviced on Tuesdays. The rest of Dalyellup will be serviced on Thursdays.
The new arrangements will commence the week beginning the 28 of April 2008. This means that there will be the normal Tuesday pickup on the
29 April 2008, with the new Thursday pickup beginning on Thursday 1 May 2008. Letters will be sent to those residents who will be affected by
the change of days. If there are any queries please do not hesitate to contact Colin Dent at the Shire Office.
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Waterwise without OFF ROAD TRAIL BIKES ON
Compromising Biodiversity BEACHES AND RESERVES
WITHIN THE SHIRE OF CAPEL.
Council has received numerous complaints concerning trail bikes being ridden
on vacant land in areas around Boyanup and within the Dalyellup sub-division,
The Shire of Capel has been successful in gaining around Lakes Park and in the Green Patch which adjoins the City of Bunbury.
funding from the South West Catchments Council All these areas are prohibited to all vehicles.
for a demonstration urban native garden. The public is advised that there are No off Road Vehicle Areas within the Shire of Capel
Many people have expressed concerns that some “Waterwise” plants being and certainly not in Dalyellup where the use of Off Road Registered or Unregistered Motor
used in local gardens are potential weed species. Plants such as Spanish/ Bikes are permitted.
Dietes Iris (dietes grandiflora) and Agapanthus have already escaped into
The Shire of Capel urges all parents to consider the above prior to purchasing such a vehicle for their
the Perth hills region to become bushland weeds. Drought-hardy introduced
plants all have the potential to become bushland weeds and that is why this
native garden project has been initiated. Native plants, once established, do Because of the damage caused to public property as well as the nuisance caused, offending persons
not need watering and are therefore naturally Waterwise. can, and will be infringed under the Off Road Vehicles Act and the vehicle (motor bikes) can also be
impounded by Council’s Rangers.
Capel NRMO Rae McPherson and Capel LCDC chair Michael Tichbon have
teamed up with landscape designer Melanie Strang to create this iconic The Shire of Capel recommends that persons owning Off Road Motor Bikes become members of the
feature garden, which will delight locals and visitors alike for years to come. Bunbury Motocross Club and use the Bunbury facilities, to avoid heavy penalties.
The 0.6 hectare site is on the corner of Spurr St and Range Rd in Capel. Persons may ride off road vehicles on private property, but not within townsites and must have written
Melanie’s concept plan contains a number of garden styles, including cottage, permission from the land owner to be presented upon request from Council Rangers or WA Police.
formal garden, bush, coastal and white gardens will be demonstrated, all
using WA native plants. Lawn alternatives and a special garden for children The Department of Environment and Conservation also wish to advise that Off Road vehicle users
with fragrant and soft-to-touch plants will also be a part of the design. It and riders must hold a current WA drivers license and have the vehicle registered under the
is our intention to make these gardens as spectacular as possible, both to Road Trafﬁc Act to use the State forests throughout Western Australia.
showcase the beauty and versatility of our local plants, and to enthuse urban For further information contact your Community Rangers on 0417 953 959 or
gardeners to use Western Australian natives in preference to non-native, email firstname.lastname@example.org
potentially weedy plants.
The decision has been made to only use plants from Western Australia,
specifically those which are suited to local urban garden conditions. Only
small trees suited to urban blocks will be used and a great majority of the
plants used will be bird attracting and provide habitat for our local native
fauna. As part of the project, a species list pamphlet will also be developed to
make recreating these gardens easy for local gardeners.
This project has gained the attention of one of Western Australia’s foremost
plant enthusiasts, George Lullfitz. George visited the site recently with Rae
and Melanie to discuss the concept plan, and will be assisting in the species
selection. George also donated six copies of his book “A New Image for
Western Australian Plants” to the Shire of Capel. These books show how the
correct selection of plants can create a low-maintenance waterwise garden Council has recently adopted the Draft Capel Townsite Strategy
that enhances local biodiversity and provides a magnificent colourful display for public consultation. The Draft Strategy sets out key long-term
all year round. Copies of his book are available through the Capel library. planning directions for the Capel townsite and was formulated in
consultation with the community including two workshops which
Rae McPherson took place in 2007. It will establish objectives, policy statements
Landcare Officer Shire of Capel. and actions associated with residential, economic, community,
environmental, recreation, social and other issues for the next
10-15 years. These outcomes where relevant are included in the
Draft Capel Townsite Structure Plan which gives direction on the
sustainable size, population, form and nature of the town including
future growth areas and changes in land use and residential
densities. This structure plan and other outcomes of the Strategy
will be the key basis upon which any major amendments to or
review of Town Planning Scheme No. 7 will be undertaken.
The Draft Strategy may be viewed at the Shire Offices, Forest
Road, Capel or on the Shire website – www.capel.wa.gov.au
A Summary document or CD containing the complete draft
Strategy is also available by contacting Liz Taylor at the
Shire of Capel offices on 9727 0222. Feedback Sheets are also
available from the above sources.
Comments on the Draft Strategy (including Feedback
Sheets) are invited and must be made in writing to the
Shire of Capel, PO Box 369, Capel WA 6271 or by email to
email@example.com prior to 4.00pm
on the March 28, 2008.
L to R: George Lullfitz, Rae McPherson and Melanie Strang on site.
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EscapED for young people in May
The InZone Event Management Team (EMT) have been busy booking bands, sourcing venue’s and writing
grant applications for their Young People Only event on May 10th at Dalyellup Community Centre from
EscapED will feature well known local rock bands, Thursday’s Page and Electrostatik.
EMT was initiated to enable Young People in our Shire to increase their skills and provide events for Young
People in their town. All Young People from the South West region are invited to EscapED.
The group chose the bands for their appeal to Young People and by the type of music they wanted at
the event. EscapeED is a night out for Young People in a safe environment, Ashlee Milkins from EMT said,
“People think because we are Young all we want to do is drink. We just want to be able to go out, see
some live music, dance with our friends and enjoy ourselves”.
For only $10 Young People will get to hear three live bands and a DJ. What a great night out.
For more info on the InZone Event Management Team, please call Sue Hall, Community
Development Officer on 97270211
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to assist you
• Gelorup and Stratham - MONDAY
• Dalyellup - TUESDAY
• Capel, Boyanup, Gwindinup
and Peppermint Grove Beach - FRIDAY
Please ensure that all bins are out for
collection by 5.30am on day of collection.
L to R: Photo of all the Shire’s Library staff on the day Stolen Bins
of the Iluka Capel Public Library opening day Diane If your bin is stolen, you will need to report it to
White, Frances Matthews, Anne Ingram, Corenne Tracey and Oakley Chatman at the Uniting Church
Lynn, Linda McIntyre and Terry Trigg. fundraiser Pancake Tuesday at the Dalyellup Library.
the Police by phoning 131 444. Once you have
an Offence Report (O/R) number, please contact
Brenda at the Shire Office, quote the (O/R)
number and a new bin will be ordered for you.
The three shire libraries are situated glass work, etc.) please contact the library staff
in Boyanup, Capel and Dalyellup. There on 9727 0290 Capel Rubbish Tip
is also a community library at Gelorup RANGE ROAD, CAPEL
We are delighted to announce that author
that is run by volunteers. It is rare that all Mon/Tues 10am - 5pm
Liz Byrski will be speaking in the ILUKA
staff get together, so this photograph is Wed/Thus Closed
Capel Public Library on Tuesday March 25th
special! It was taken at the official opening Fri/Sat/Sun 10am-5pm
at 7 pm. Liz is the author of “The Gang of Good Friday & Christmas Day Closed
of the new ILUKA Capel Public Library in
Four” ; “Food, Sex and Money “; “Belly Dancing
October 2007. Water Supply
for Beginners” and her autobiography
We welcome a new member of staff, Barbara “Remember Me”. In addition to her fiction Service difficulties with your water supply,
McDowell. Barbara will be well known to books Ms Byrski has written eleven non-fiction please contact the Water Corporation - 131 375
many of you as she is resident in the town and books, she has enjoyed a broadcasting career
worked for Silver Chain for a number of years. and now lectures in Creative writing at Curtin Library Opening Hours
University. Her new book ; “Trip of a Lifetime” Capel Public Library
The art exhibition at the opening of the library
(to be published in March) is that month’s 9727 0290 - Forrest Road
was so well received that we have decided
choice for The Big Book Club. Although this firstname.lastname@example.org
to feature local residents’ art work over the
is a free event booking is essential. Please ring Mon 9am - 5pm
coming months. At present we are displaying
9727 0290 Tues 9am - 5pm
Jillian Smith’s work. This is very varied and
Wed 1pm - 7pm
includes oil painting, watercolours and pen
Thurs 9am - 5pm
and ink work. If you would like to display your Frances Matthews Fri 9am - 5pm
artwork (it can be painting, sewing, jewellery, Shire Librarian. Sat 9am - 12 noon
Boyanup Public Library
9731 5639 - Thomas Street
New staff member at Iluka Capel Public Library Mon 10am - 12 noon 1pm - 5pm
Wed 10am - 12 noon 1pm - 5pm
Care Management. During my long service leave I explored other
interests as a volunteer, and made the decision to resign when I Fri 10am - 12 noon 1pm - 5pm
was able to see a world beyond nursing. Sat 10am - 12 noon
I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to take on a part Dalyellup Public Library
time position at the Iluka Capel Library; an interest I had when 9795 7815 - Dalyellup Shopping Arcade
leaving school but put aside for Nursing. I am enjoying learning email@example.com
new skills, and love working with a really great team of people. Mon Closed
My interests include reading, singing and spending as much time Tues 9am - 12 noon 2pm - 5pm
Wed 9am - 12 noon 2pm - 5pm
with my family as possible. We have lived in Capel for 14 years,
Thurs 9am - 12 noon 2pm - 5pm
so we are still not quite locals! We do, however, intend to stay
Barbara McDowell, new staff member at the Iluka Fri 9am - 12 noon 2pm - 5pm
for life! Sat 9am - 12 noon
Capel Public Library
I am a member of the Library book club, the Capel Scout Group
Gelorup Community Library
My work background is as a Registered Nurse; the last 12 years Committee, Gelorup Anglican Church, and have recently joined a 9795 9724 - Gelorup Community Centre
in the community ﬁeld, the last 3 years speciﬁcally in Aged choir and taken up the Piano! Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 10am-12 noon
Shire of Capel - OFFICE
Forrest Road, PO Box 369 Capel WA 6271
Phone: 9727 0222 Fax: 9727 0223 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re on the web www.capel.wa.gov.au
Shire of Capel COUNCIL MEETINGS
2nd & 4th Wednesday of every Month
The Shire of Capel no longer processes driver’s licences, vehicle registrations or plate changes.
Pa g e 8 - Co m m uni t y N e ws l e tte r fo r th e Sh i re o f Ca p e l