Capel Civic Precinct celebrates milestone

South Western Times
Capel shire president Murray Scott, Forrest MHR Nola Marino and Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray declare the Civic Precinct carpark open.
Camera IconCapel shire president Murray Scott, Forrest MHR Nola Marino and Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray declare the Civic Precinct carpark open. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

The carpark for the Capel Civic Precinct has been officially opened, concluding Stages 3 and 3A of the Capel Civic Precinct.

Opening the carpark with Forrest MHR Nola Marino and Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray, Cr Scott said the milestone was something he was thrilled about.

“This is wonderful,” he said.

“We got a fair knuckling around the head for putting the carpark in.

“But every weekend you're battling to find a carpark along the main street even with the two carparks we’ve got.”

Stage three of the project included the construction of pathways, skate links, nature playground, amphitheatre, stage area, half-basketball court and barbecues, as well as the newly-opened carpark.

Bunbury contractor Perkins Builders was responsible for building the community area while the carpark was built by Brunswick Junction’s Carbone Bros.

Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray said the region’s smaller towns were terrific places to live and provided great lifestyle options.

“I encourage people to call into Capel and make use of the new facilities,” he said.

The Civic Precinct project cost more than $3.1 million and was completed with the help of funding from both the State and Federal Governments as well as Lotterywest and WALGA.

Forrest MHR Nola Marino said she was excited to unveiled the finished project and there was something for everyone within the community space.

Cr Scott said the unveiling was the end of more than five years of hard work.

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