Pav­il­ion to boost Nickol ju­nior sport

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Con­struc­tion of a new pav­il­ion in Nickol will be a boon for ju­nior sports, ac­cord­ing to out­go­ing Nickol Ju­nior Soccer Club pres­i­dent Derek Wingeatt.

Works have be­gun on the $2.2m Tam­brey Pav­il­ion, with con­struc­tion of the mul­ti­pur­pose fa­cil­ity ex­pected to take seven months.

Mr Wingeatt said the fa­cil­ity would be “ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic” for the sub­urb.

“We had heard there was po­ten­tial for this go­ing up, so we ran a pe­ti­tion to help the coun­cil make the de­ci­sion as I truly be­lieve Nickol will love it,” he said.

“It has been dif­fi­cult to keep our lines marked and keep the nets and equip­ment needed for matches and train­ing here, so this will give us some­where we can utilise to main­tain our equip­ment.

“It will make it so much eas­ier to set up to train and play.”

Mr Wingeatt said the fa­cil­ity would also be used for meet­ings.

Ju­nior rugby league and boxing are also ex­pected to make use of the fa­cil­ity.

De­part­ment of Sport and Re­cre­ation re­gional man­ager Bren­dan Cul­li­nan said the project would add to the sport and re­cre­ation fa­cil­i­ties in the re­gion.

“The devel­op­ment of this com­plex will fur­ther pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for more peo­ple to be­come more ac­tive more of­ten and en­joy the ben­e­fits of phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity,” he said.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said he was pleased to see con­struc­tion un­der way and was look­ing for­ward to see­ing the project de­signs come to fruition.

“Now that con­struc­tion has be­gun we can look for­ward to see­ing the Tam­brey Pav­il­ion take shape and re­ally come to life over the next few months,” he said.

“Once com­plete, this fa­cil­ity will be a real boost for sports clubs and groups based in Tam­brey, Nickol and sur­rounds, pro­vid­ing them with sim­i­lar amenity to the sports fa­cil­i­ties lo­cated at the east­ern end of Kar­ratha.”

Part of the Tam­brey Oval carpark on Tam­brey Drive will be in­ac­ces­si­ble dur­ing con­struc­tion.

The bus stop will be tem­po­rar­ily re­lo­cated out­side the Tam­brey basketball courts.

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