UPGRADES to more sporting facilities at HBF Arena in Joondalup have started, with the first sod turned yesterday.
The facilities on the western side are shared by local netball, rugby union, little athletics and triathlon clubs and will benefit the estimated 2000 junior and senior athletes.
Works to extend the Joondalup Sports Club will include two new multi-use changerooms, fence extensions, a new storage facility, office space and additional water fountains.
The $750,000 project has been funded through the State Government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative and the sporting clubs have been involved in the design process.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton and Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard had “campaigned long and hard for these upgrades to ensure the northern suburbs community has access to some of the best sporting facilities in the State”.
“These upgrades will assist local clubs to best meet the needs of their members and deliver quality sporting programs for members of the community, while delivering local jobs during the construction process,” he said.
The extension is expected to be finished by April.
Yesterday afternoon’s site meeting marked the fourth sod turning in the City of Joondalup in less than a week, with construction of the Quest Apartment Hotel in Joondalup, Kingsley Peace Precinct and Hillarys Plaza all also underway.