The resources industry is a major source of employment in the region and Capel is very close to several large mineral sands mining operations. Local agricultural businesses also provide employment. Capel is home to the Challenge Dairy Co-operative, an independent collective with processing and marketing operations, set up to support South West dairy farmers.
The cultural life of Capel is strong, and many families have descendants who have been in Capel since European settlement in 1836. More recently, people have been enticed to move to Capel, attracted by job opportunities and the rural lifestyle.
Capel has an active sporting and cultural life. There are many sporting, arts and community groups in town, offering a diverse range of activities. The annual Capel Fest and Art Classic is a major regional event, attracting up to 15,000 visitors to town every April.
Capel is a working town, but it sits amid rolling paddocks, it’s only five minutes to Peppermint Grove Beach, a popular holiday spot, and the nearby tuart forest national park provides visitors with the chance to view wildflowers and the worlds last remaining tuart forest.
|Population ||1,800 |
|Distance to Perth ||220km |
|Distance to Bunbury ||30km |
|Distance to beach ||8km |
|Annual Rainfall ||890mm |
|Schools ||Capel Primary |
High Schools in Bunbury and Busselton
|Police ||No station |
|Health Services ||Community Health Nurse, Home and Community Care service, local GP, physiotherapist, dentist and pathology lab. |
|Shops ||Post Office, banks, supermarket and range of specialty stores. |
|Sport ||Capel Sport and Recreation ground. Most sports catered for. |
State level equestrian centre catering for all disciplines.
|Other Facilities ||Community Centre |
|Major Industries ||Mining,agriculture|
source : http://www.southwestlife.au