Mul­ti­pur­pose fa­cil­ity pro­ject on track

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

■ The Dampier Com­mu­nity Hub pro­ject has inched one step closer to com­ple­tion, with the first stage of the $18 mil­lion fa­cil­ity com­pleted last month.

The 50-year-old hall has un­der­gone a se­ries of re­pair and im­prove­ment works to bring it in line with newly con­structed el­e­ments of the Dampier Com­mu­nity Hub fa­cil­ity.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said it was great to see the com­mu­nity em­brac­ing the re­ju­ve­nated space and he looked for­ward to the whole fa­cil­ity be­ing opened and avail­able for com­mu­nity use early next year.

“We knew the com­mu­nity was keen to start us­ing the hall again as soon as pos­si­ble, so we have been able to struc­ture the pro­ject so that these works could be de­liv­ered first and the space re­opened for book­ings,” he said.

“It’s great to see user groups mak­ing the most of the re­vamped space.

“Terre Rouge Dance School held its mid-year pro­duc­tion in the hall re­cently and there are al­ready a num­ber of book­ings sched­uled for the re­main­der of the year.”

Pil­bara De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Tr­ish Barron said the pro­ject would sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove com­mu­nity amenity for the town.

“The Pil­bara De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion is re­ally pleased to have sup­ported fund­ing for this in­no­va­tive pro­ject, which will en­hance the live­abil­ity and vi­brancy of the Dampier com­mu­nity,” she said.

“The fa­cil­i­ties at the Dampier Com­mu­nity Hub are first-class and the pro­ject is a prime ex­am­ple of the Pil­bara De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion’s com­mit­ment to en­rich­ing the Pil­bara com­mu­nity.” The Dampier Com­mu­nity Hub Pro­ject is funded by Rio Tinto, the State Gov­ern­ment’s Roy­al­ties for Re­gions pro­gram, Lot­tery­west and the City of Kar­ratha.

Rio Tinto gen­eral man­ager Dampier ports Jes­sica Far­rell said it was great to see the Dampier Hub pro­ject on track to be com­pleted early in 2016.

“As a Dampier res­i­dent, I am so ex­cited to see the hall re­open and the ac­tiv­i­ties buzzing again,” she said.

“The hall has al­ways been such an im­por­tant com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity and now, af­ter its won­der­ful makeover, will pro­vide an even bet­ter fa­cil­ity for our many com­mu­nity groups and lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions.”

To make a book­ing to use the Dampier Com­mu­nity Hall, con­tact Dampier Li­brary on 9183 1562.

Pic­ture: City of Kar­ratha

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the $18 mil­lion Dampier Com­mu­nity Hub.

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