WORK on the long-awaited Darlington Pavilion has begun with the foundations paving the way for a new era in sport and recreation facilities in Darlington.
Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes presented $100,000 on Sunday to project president Geoff Barker towards the building costs.
The windfall from the WA local projects, local jobs program rounds off the $600,000 needed when combined with a LotteryWest grant and community fundraising projects.
Mr Hughes said he was delighted to deliver on an election commitment in his home suburb.
“This funding will allow the Darlington Sports and Recreation Association to also develop their plans for an inclusive sporting, community recreation and community activities centre, which will especially benefit youth and the younger members of the community,” he said.
Mr Barker said the pavilion project team would also seek support from the Shire of Mundaring and Mundaring Bendigo Bank to help complete the project.
He said work on the new build would be staged to allow community groups to use some facilities during the redevelopment period.
“It is not just a sporting pavilion as many local groups have expressed an interest in using the meeting rooms for their clubs,” he said.