CONSTRUCTION of the new Mundaring Recreation Centre has started after a breaking of the ground ceremony on Wednesday.
Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban and Mundaring Shire President David Lavell led the ceremony.
The $10.1 million centre, to be built by Pindan, received $3 million State Government funding and financial support from Bendigo Bank’s Mundaring branch and sporting groups.
Cr Lavell praised Mundaring residents for their strong community spirit.
“It’s great to see our community has had significant input into the planning of the new centre,” he said.
“There was increased demand for high-quality community sports facilities, not just in the Shire of Mundaring but also surrounding areas.”
The centre will include indoor courts to cater for basketball, netball, hockey, badminton and soccer.
Cr Lavell said the courts would allow for sport to be played all year round, increasing opportunities for players and clubs in the vicinity.
“In addition to the existing outdoor courts, the indoor courts will make sporting activities more pleasant for both the participants and the spectators, especially during winter,” he said.
Mr Alban commended the Shire “for demonstrating a commitment to the long-term needs of the community”.
“I’m particularly thrilled to see local school students and members from the Mundaring Men’s Shed playing their part and getting involved in a variety of environmental projects during the stadium’s development,” he said.
The Mundaring Recreation Centre is scheduled for completion towards the end of 2017.