Bad signs for Capricorn

It is owned by Capricorn Village Joint Venture (CVJV). Developers Acumen Development Solutions will put the building up for sale once alternative venues are found for groups that use it.

At the April 27 Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association (TRYRA) meeting, president Peter Wimsett said the association would hold one more meeting in the building on June 22 before it had to relocate.

TRYRA has held meetings in the building every other month for several years, with its other meetings held at Phil Renkin Recreation Centre in Two Rocks.

However, Acumen principal Jarrod Rendell said CVJV made a commitment in discussions with the City of Wanneroo for the house to remain available until alternative facilities were found.

�Contrary to some comments, there has not been a deadline of June 30 placed on the availability of the facility by CVJV,� he said

�CVJV has privately owned, funded and operated the community house for more than seven years. We are pleased that the City of Wanneroo is now planning more permanent public facilities for the use of the many community groups across Yanchep and Two Rocks.�

Mr Wimsett said the City of Wanneroo was working with TRYRA to find an alternative meeting venue and had suggested it use clubrooms in St Andrews estate until the City built an extension at Oldham Park later this year.

Capricorn Community House is on the corner of Lindsay Beach Boulevard and Two Rocks Road and has been used by numerous community groups and small businesses.

Those include the Lions Club of Yanchep Two Rocks, a diabetes support network, Red Hawks Football Club, Capricorn House Coffee Club, Yanchep Two Rocks Tourism Network and Two Rocks Yanchep Culture and Arts Network (TRYCAN).

TRYCAN chairwoman Pam Annesley said the group had used Capricorn House to exhibit work, host artists-in-residence, hold workshops and meetings.

She said it would move to Phil Renkin Recreation Centre until Mary Lindsay Homestead was redeveloped.

Mr Rendell said the sale of the house would help the developers fund other public assets in Capricorn estate, such as parks and beach access boardwalks.

At the March 31 Wanneroo council meeting, City community development director Fiona Hodges said the developer had recently contacted the City about the house.

�There�s an end date to the tenure of community use � we are currently negotiating that,� she said.