Works are full steam ahead at the Capel Civic Precinct which is shaping up to be a vibrant community hub where residents will be able to recreate with family and friends by mid-July.
Capel Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Paul Sheedy said construction of the limestone amphitheatre had been completed, with drainage and landscaping works to finish off the area in the coming weeks.
An undercover stage has been constructed and will enable a range of performances to take place. The amphitheatre will accommodate an audience of more than 200 people, he said.
Mr Sheedy said the precinct would bring vibrancy to the town, attract visitors and allow more events to take place in the Shire.
“The amphitheatre, stage and exhibition spaces will support arts and cultural events,” My Sheedy said.
“The project will increase social connectivity, community cohesion and create a sense of place.”
A new pathway features skateable elements such as ramps creating a skate zone throughout the precinct, he said.
Mr Sheedy said a variety of seating is being installed along the pathway and a basketball half-court will provide another recreation zone.
This project is made possible through the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, the State Government, through the South West Development Commission Royalties for Regions, Lotterywest, the Shire of Capel and the Department of Communities.