Work on Boya hub to start in Mundaring

View from Scott Street: a draft impression of the new Boya Community Hub (subject to change).        Visual: Peter Hunt architect
View from Scott Street: a draft impression of the new Boya Community Hub (subject to change).        Visual: Peter Hunt architect

CONSTRUCTION of Boya community hub and library is due to start within months.

The Boya Hall will close during construction due to its proximity to the worksite and the need to ensure the safety of residents.

Shire of Mundaring President David Lavell said users of the hall, tennis courts and oval had been advised power and possibly water would be cut off when work starts.

Katharine Susannah Prichard Library (Greenmount) and Greenmount Hall will remain open until the new facility is ready mid-year 2017.

Shire councillors awarded the tender to Osborne Park-based Badge Constructions at a meeting last week.

Cr Lavell said it was great to see the project come to life. “The hub will be built alongside Boya Oval and provide our community with a state-of-the-art building,” he said.

“It will house Katharine Susannah Prichard Library, currently located on Scott Street in Greenmount and a modern community hall to replace Boya and Greenmount halls.

“New and upgraded facilities will improve the cultural, leisure, library and recreational services and facilities offered in the community.”

Cr Lavell said construction of the new building was scheduled for December.

“The $7.4 million project is expected to take around 18 months to complete,” he said.

New flood lighting and installation of an extended surface on the oval will be part of the project.

Residents can learn more at a community information session with shire officers at 6pm on Wednesday, November 4 in Boya Hall in Scott Street, Helena Valley.

Further details are also available from Kaye Abel, the shire’s libraries and community engagement manager, on 9290 6681 or email mcd@|mundaring.wa.gov.au.