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Midway between Bunbury and Busselton, situated on the Capel River, is the township of Capel. A fast-growing township, Capel consists of a mixture of rural countryside, urban development and forests, with pristine white beaches within close proximity to the town centre. A great community for families to grow and flourish, Capel is only a short drive to the bustling City of Bunbury or the relaxing City of Busselton. Main attractions in and around the township of Capel include Minninup Homestead, Tuart Forest National Park, Ludlow Tuart Forest, Capel wetlands, Ironstone Gully Falls and Peppermint Grove beach. Iluka Resources, located within the Shire of Capel, specializes in mineral sands exploration and development. This quiet rural town really has it all.

Local Government Body – Shire of Capel

The Shire of Capel is known for its natural beauty, rustic charm, laid-back atmosphere and boasts vast stretches of pristine coastland, historic country towns and natural forest.

Our communities are distinctive in character and spirit, ranging from rural villages to more urbanised neighbourhoods.

Our Shire is home to successful and burgeoning industries, including pastoral, mining, hospitality, tourism, equine and education. Small businesses provide the backbone for our town centres and our tenacious community groups and clubs provide the glue that connects our community.

The Shire of Capel is a lifestyle of choice, where we work together to achieve a positive future – economically, socially and environmentally.

We believe we have an exciting future in the Shire, harnessing unique opportunities to enhance the lives of all residents, while addressing the barriers that can hold us back from reaching our potential.

The attached 2021-2031 Strategic Community Plan reflects the foundations of what makes living in the Shire unique, while also looking to optimise the opportunities to further enhance our lifestyle into the future.

Shire of Capel Strategic Community Plan - 2021- 2031

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Data Last updated 16/12/2021, REMPLAN