Sorrento Football Club’s home ground to get upgrade

Sorrento Football Club’s clubroom at Percy Doyle Reserve. Picture: Martin Kennealey d474720
Sorrento Football Club’s clubroom at Percy Doyle Reserve. Picture: Martin Kennealey d474720

THE clubroom for Sorrento Football Club is getting an upgrade.

At last month’s meeting, Joondalup councillors accepted a $706,000 tender from Devco Builders for the refurbishment of the Percy Doyle Reserve facility to be finished by February 9.

This will include upgrades to the existing toilets, changerooms and main hall as well as extensions to the storage area and veranda.

Tenders were advertised from June 17 to July 4 with 13 submissions received.

City officers recommended Devco Builders because the company “demonstrated extensive experience completing similar new and refurbishment projects” including the Woodvale Community Centre, Sorrento Community Hall, Duncraig Library, Craigie Leisure Centre, Robin Park in Sorrento and Korella Park in Mullaloo, and the Iluka Sports Complex.

“It demonstrated understanding of the project requirements and has sufficient capacity to complete the works,” a council document said.

“It also has detailed knowledge of the site as it previously replaced the ceiling of the Sorrento Soccer Clubroom and has carried out maintenance works on that building on a number of occasions.”Councillors also voted to approve the over budget expenditure of $78,200 to increase water pressure within the facility and to repair existing leach drains.

“These additional works are necessary to successfully complete the project,” the document said.

These additional funds will come from the City’s Percy Doyle Utilities Upgrade Project.

Councillor Russ Fishwick, who hopes to be re-elected at this month’s local government election, said there was a “huge need” to upgrade the soccer clubroom “due to the age of the building and the growth of the club”.

He said the extra budget spend would allow the “full scope of works to be done at one time”.

Refurbishments are also proposed for the Sorrento Tennis Club’s clubroom building, including upgrades to the toilets, change room, bar and foyer as well as improvements to its external access.

Next financial year, it is proposed to extend the clubroom at Sorrento Bowling Club including a new office, meeting room and veranda while Duncraig Leisure Centre is expected to get improved toilet and changeroom facilities as well as improved external access.

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