$1.3 million community centre set for Thornlie Reserve

City of Gosnells.
City of Gosnells.

THORNLIE Reserve is set for a multi-million dollar makeover thanks to a plan to turn the park into a community and sports hub.

The City of Gosnells has received a $1.3 million grant from Lotterywest to build a community centre at the park on Thornlie Avenue.

The community centre will be built between the Thornlie Bowling Club and Thornlie Tennis Club and the development of the park will be aided by a $2.4 million Federal Government grant.

Gosnells chief executive Ian Cowie said the planned redevelopment would provide a much-needed boost for both sports clubs and residents.

“A City review of community infrastructure showed that additional facilities are required in Thornlie and the surrounding areas,” he said.

“It is the first time the City has partnered with a community organisation to deliver such a project, which is expected to provide a range of recreational opportunities for club members and the wider community.

“We’re very pleased to be working with our community to provide a much-needed facility that will serve Thornlie and surrounding residents for many decades.”

The new community centre will have the capacity to host large events, workshops, small meetings and group physical activities, while a kitchen, servery and storage for furniture will be included.

Construction is expected to begin in 2019.