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Grant to create ‘lively hub’ in Capel

Emily AceSouth Western Times

Stage 4 of the Capel Civic Precinct is set to go ahead after Forrest MHR Nola Marino secured more than $2.3 million in funding for the project.

Mrs Marino said money from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund would make the project a reality.

“The Capel Civic Precinct will be a lively hub for youth, leisure, recreation and other community activities for Capel,” she said.

“The multi-purpose community centre includes a youth space, skate-able link, amphitheatre and a play space for people of all abilities. I’ve been fighting long and hard for this project and it’s so great to see it delivered.”

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Capel shire president Murray Scott said the injection of funds would allow the council to deliver the redevelopment which “did not look like it was going to happen”.

“This will allow the shire to complete its ambitious Capel redevelopment in the next two financial years and will allow for the construction of the multi-purpose community centre and youth space,” Cr Scott said.

“We are waiting on the budget to see if Labor keeps their promise of matching the funds delivered by the Liberals, but it seems the money is now in place to proceed.”

The council approved entering into a 20-year lease for car parking on Capel Drive with the Bunbury Diocesan Trustees as part of Stage 3A of the Capel Civil Precinct plan at last week’s council meeting.

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