Club Capricorn celebrity heads to be stored before demolition


A sculpture at Club Capricorn.
A sculpture at Club Capricorn.

THE future of Mark Le Buse sculptures at the former Club Capricorn resort is still undecided, though developers say they will be relocated.

Acumen Development Solutions principal Jarrod Rendell, who is overseeing the Capricorn Yanchep development, said discussions were ongoing for the collection of celebrity heads.

“We are working with interested locals associated with the family of the sculptor, Mark LeBuse, to arrange for the items that are located in the former Club Capricorn Resort to be relocated and stored off-site prior to the demolition of the buildings,” he said.

Mr Rendell said the developers still needed to obtain approvals and had not yet set a demolition date.

“As part of our discussions with City of Wanneroo, we are exploring options for where the sculptures can be permanently relocated in the future,” he said.

“They were originally commissioned as part of the Atlantis Marine Park in Two Rocks.

“We have been happy to receive a few offers of support and assistance from locals wanting to help with the restoration and repair of the statues which we will manage as part of the relocation exercise.”

Concerns about preserving more Le Buse sculptures at Two Rocks Shopping Centre arose last month after a City of Wanneroo council report flagged removing them from the City’s list of heritage sites.