New leases on club life

Vice President Indian Society WA Samir Tirodkar, President Indian Society WA Mukesh Jain, Meber for Riverton Mike Nahan, Commissioner for the City of Canning Linton Reynolds, President of Chung Wah Sammy Yap and City of Canning chief executive officer Lyn Russell. Picture: Elle Borgward d420895
Vice President Indian Society WA Samir Tirodkar, President Indian Society WA Mukesh Jain, Meber for Riverton Mike Nahan, Commissioner for the City of Canning Linton Reynolds, President of Chung Wah Sammy Yap and City of Canning chief executive officer Lyn Russell. Picture: Elle Borgward d420895

The City of Canning signed the agreement with the Chung Wah Association and the Indian Society of WA (ISWA) on June 13.

The Willetton Sports Club has been under redevelopment since December 2013 and is expected to be completed by October this year.

City of Canning Commissioner Linton Reynolds said the leases signalled the City of Canning’s commitment to redevelopment and the community.

‘The redevelopment of the Willetton Sports Club demonstrates that the city is committed to continue to provide high quality facilities and services for community groups and the broader community,’ Mr Reynolds said.

Chung Wah will use the facility to run a day centre for members of its aged community, while ISWA will use the centre for administrative offices.

The interior of the Willetton Sports Club is being refurbished with a new ceiling, airconditioning, carpets and improvements to disability access, new toilets and better storage for clubs.

Willetton District Cricket Club, Willetton Amateur Football Club and Canning City Soccer club all use the facility.

The Willetton Bowling Club will also receive new club rooms to replace the temporary demountable rooms they have used for several years. The club has already signed its lease.

The City of Canning provided $1 milliion for the project, the Department of Sport and Recreation is contributing $1 million and the Chung Wah Association and ISWA have provided additional funding to make up the $2.4 million cost of the centre.

When complete, the building will be available to community and sporting groups for functions and activities.