Sports pavil­ion opened

FA­CIL­I­TIES A PRI­OR­ITY TO MEET RAPID GROWTH

Kwinana Courier - - Street Watch -

LIT­TLE Ath­let­ics and Baldivis Soccer will both en­joy a new home af­ter the of­fi­cial open­ing of the Baldivis South Sports Pavil­ion last week.

The new $4.09 mil­lion fa­cil­ity was com­pleted in less than a year at a cost to ratepay­ers of $3.64 mil­lion.

The bal­ance of $450,000 was pro­vided by the Depart­ment of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, Sport and Cul­tural In­dus­tries through the Com­mu­nity Sport­ing and Recre­ation Fa­cil­i­ties Fund.

Mayor Barry Sam­mels said Baldivis res­i­dents needed fa­cil­i­ties to catch up with rapid growth.

“As one of our fastest grow­ing re­gions – in­deed, the en­tire coun­try’s fastest grow­ing re­gions – it gives me a very real sense of sat­is­fac­tion to launch each project and fa­cil­ity for Baldivis that the City com­pletes,” he said.

“This fa­cil­ity forms a com­po­nent of a big­ger pic­ture suite of other projects the area needs and can look for­ward to in the near fu­ture, in­clud­ing a dog park, the Baldivis South Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, the District Sport­ing Com­plex Stage 1, out­door courts, a youth space and a recre­ation re­serve.

“Th­ese projects fill out the five-year coun­cil plan for Baldivis. “They are sched­uled and are be­ing bud­geted for.

“The fu­ture fo­cus is on Baldivis and in­fra­struc­ture and it is a very ex­cit­ing time for res­i­dents who have been await­ing the com­mence­ment of con­struc­tion on var­i­ous fa­cil­i­ties.

“Com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture such as this sports pavil­ion helps to sup­port our com­mu­nity’s in­ter­ac­tions, health and leisure time and is im­por­tant for fos­ter­ing a strong, healthy com­mu­nity.

“I would like to thank Holton Con­nor Ar­chi­tects and Shelford’s Con­struc­tion who made this fa­cil­ity a re­al­ity.”

The new sports pavil­ion in­cludes clu­b­rooms with change rooms, a meet­ing room, kitchen and toi­let fa­cil­i­ties.

Other works in­cluded two se­nior soccer pitches, a 400m ath­let­ics track, syn­thetic long jump run-up and pits, a syn­thetic cricket wicket, car park­ing and flood­light­ing.

Above: Mem­bers of the Baldivis Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Club. Be­low: The new fa­cil­ity.

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