Pav­il­ion up­grade plan

City seeks State funds

Wanneroo Times - - News - Lucy Jarvis

DEN­NIS Coo­ley Pav­il­ion in Gir­rawheen is set to get a $1.27 mil­lion up­grade in 2019-20.

Wan­neroo coun­cil­lors en­dorsed a con­cept plan to ex­pand the Hud­son Park build­ing at its Septem­ber 18 meet­ing.

It noted con­struc­tion was likely to start in Novem­ber 2019 and fin­ish in May 2020.

The City hopes to get State fund­ing to cover a third of the cost and the coun­cil ap­proved an ap­pli­ca­tion for $394,360 from the Com­mu­nity Sport­ing and Re­cre­ation Fa­cil­i­ties Fund at the same meet­ing.

“While struc­turally sound, the ex­ist­ing Den­nis Coo­ley Pav­il­ion and toi­lets are age­ing,” a coun­cil re­port said.

“The toi­lets were built in 1976 and the club rooms in 1984. In 2009,a set of chang­e­rooms which were at­tached to the toi­let block were de­mol­ished due to struc­tural is­sues.”

Coun­cil­lor Brett Treby said the poor con­di­tion of the fa­cil­ity was high­lighted in 2014 and the City had since up­graded the light­ing, paths and ten­nis courts.

The re­port said the build­ing was well used by the com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing 10 sport­ing and com­mu­nity groups.

The ex­pan­sion plans in­clude two chang­e­rooms, an um­pire’s room, first aid room, pub­lic toi­lets, univer­sal ac­cess toi­let, kiosk and store rooms.

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