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Dalyellup Sports Pavilion Races Ahead

With construction well ahead of schedule, the new sports pavilion for the Shire of Capel, located in the beachside locality of Dalyellup, south of Bunbury, will provide the community with a vibrant, purpose-built, modern facility to serve the sporting needs of a rapidly-growing community.   

The sports pavilion comprises two separate change room blocks and a central amenities building, all connected by functional paved covered areas.  Tiered concrete bleachers provide significant viewing areas for the ovals to the north and the east whilst the elevated Meeting Room and Kiosk overlook a grassy bank, landscaping and facility for a future playground whilst also enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views of the playing fields.

Striking roof forms, curved glass-faced cement rendered retaining walls and brightly painted steel elements add an architectural quality to a suite of robust and highly functional materials.  Brickwork and roofing are now complete and, with windows due this week, internal finishes have already commenced.

2 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    why isnt the facility ready yet? who should we address please

  2. Sharon says:

    The Shire of Capel have offered the following response regarding the delay in making the building available to the public:

    “Unfortunately the permanent connection of the services (power & water) via Wake Drive have been delayed as developers – Dalyellup Beach P/L have not progressed the extension of the services as quickly as promised. I believe they are having some issues with Water Corp &/or Western Power in regards to trenching of these services. As a result of this extended delay Council has initiated action to provide temporary services to allow the pavilion to be opened hopefully in the next couple of months. Council has obtained a temporary power connection which will be suitable until the permanent connection is completed. Water is going to be provided via the large water tank onsite (possibly with some restrictions on use of the buildings i.e. 2nd change room not to be used), but this will require Council to invest in a UV filter system to ensure the safety of the community at approximately $35,000 and we will have to cart water into the tank weekly to ensure the level in the tank is maintained unless the weather helps us (rain water) at an additional cost. Council did try to fast track the permanent services by applying for R4R funding under the SWDC Action Agenda funding program that closed last year and was announced recently but we were unsuccessful. It is not our intention to leave the building unusable and we are working to have it opened as soon as possible despite it incurring additional costs.”

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