Work on oval sports fa­cil­ity to start soon

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

Con­struc­tion work on the mul­ti­pur­pose sports fa­cil­ity planned for Tam­brey Oval in Kar­ratha is set to be­gin within months.

The City of Kar­ratha re­ported de­signs for the Tam­brey Pav­il­ion pro­ject would be con­firmed by the end of this month, with con­struc­tion to start soon af­ter.

The en­tire pro­ject is sched­uled to be fin­ished in Oc­to­ber.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said the western end of Kar­ratha was over­due for a sports fa­cil­ity like this.

“The Tam­brey Oval is the only ac­tive recre­ation space in Kar­ratha where cur­rently there are no change room or pav­il­ion fa­cil­i­ties pro­vided on-site for users,” he said.

“The Tam­brey Pav­il­ion will rem­edy this; pro­vid­ing the same level of amenity af­forded to the east­ern end of Kar­ratha and sur­round­ing towns.”

The pav­il­ion pro­ject has been in the works since Au­gust 2014, with Pindan Con­tract­ing awarded the pav­il­ion de­sign and con­struc­tion con­tract in De­cem­ber.

It is be­ing funded by the State Govern­ment’s Com­mu­nity Sport­ing and Recre­ation Fa­cil­i­ties Fund and Pil­bara De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion’s Pil­bara Re­gional Grants Scheme.

Mr Long said coun­cil ex­pected the pav­il­ion to be­come a hub for sports groups as well as other or­gan­i­sa­tions want­ing to use the space for com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties.

Depart­ment of Sport and Recre­ation Pil­bara re­gional man­ager Brendan Cul­li­nan said it also pre­sented a “great op­por­tu­nity” for res­i­dents want­ing to get more ex­er­cise and con­nect with other peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

The pav­il­ion will in­clude a com­mu­nity hall, change rooms, store­room, kitch­enette, and out­door shaded area.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Peter Long

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