Brand new home

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Belmont -

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.

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