Brand new home
A REFURBISHED home for sporting clubs and community groups, including the Belmont Toy Library, has officially opened in the City.
The $2.8 million Centenary Park Community Centre project was made possible with the help of $546,025 from Lotterywest and $139,628 from the Department of Sport and Recreation, enabling a complete overhaul of the facility, which Mayor Phil Marks said was the biggest of its kind in Belmont.
Chief executive officer Stuart Cole said the centre had been transformed from a tired, single use facility into a modern, multi-use centre for the whole community’s benefit.
Sport and Recreation funding enabled the installation of new toilets, an upgraded kitchen, improved changing rooms, storerooms and an improved club room area, while Lotterywest funding helped refurbish the rest of the building, including spaces for community groups.
The City’s latest piece of public art, a five-metre high stainless steel sculpture inspired by local birdlife called The Arrival – which cost the council about $75,000 – sets off the facility, where a main hall, lesser hall, multipurpose room and meeting room are now available for community use.
The refurbished Centenary Park Community Centre.
Belmont MLA Glenys Godfrey and TheArrival artist Jennie Nayton.
Sue Rolinson from Lotterywest and Mayor Phil Marks.
Public art consultant Alison Barrett with Stephen Hoffman and Gordon Purvis from Hoffman Architecture.