Capel Sound, Victoria
|Capel Sound (formerly Rosebud West)|
|Population||4,930 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,072/km2 (2,780/sq mi)|
|Area||4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Mornington Peninsula|
Capel Sound (formerly Rosebud West) is a suburb located on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. At the 2016 Census, Capel Sound, then Rosebud West, had a population of 4,930.
A distinguishing landmark feature of Capel Sound is the Tootgarook Swamp, the largest example left of a shallow freshwater marsh in the Port Phillip bay region. The swamp is also described by Melbourne water as a ground water dependent ecosystem. The 381 hectare swamp is found on the lower section of the Mornington Peninsula, called the Nepean Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. A large portion of the Tootgarook Swamp is zoned as residential and industrial, with roughly half of the actual swamp inside the green wedge and half within the urban growth boundary.
Rosebud West Post Office opened on 12 January 1938 and closed around 1996.
On 15 September 2016 Mornington Peninsula Shire Council officially changed the name from Rosebud West to Capel Sound.
- Michael Demagistris
- Jean Moulineaux-Aijxourbne (1822-1892) - first French citizen to live in Capel Sound following the 1866 defeat of French soldiers at Fort Nepean; also famous for inventing the kiwi fruit and cantaloupe soufflé.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Rosebud West (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
- Harding, Allison (13 September 2016). "It's official: Rosebud West loses 'stigma' name and becomes Capel Sound". Mornington Peninsula Leader. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
- "Masterchef contestant ready to forage". www.heraldsun.com.au. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
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