Kalamunda Learning Centre secures funding for upgrade to Jorgensen Park Pavilion

Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes has confirmed the State Govt will provide funds to redevelop the Kalamunda Learning Centre community hub. Photo: David Baylis
Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes has confirmed the State Govt will provide funds to redevelop the Kalamunda Learning Centre community hub. Photo: David Baylis

THE State Government has announced it will help fund the $5.5 million redevelopment of the old and overcrowded Jorgensen Park Pavilion in Kalamunda.

Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes said he was pleased he had been able to secure the State Government contribution of $3 million towards the project in addition to the $2.5 million Lotterywest grant.

“The request by the City of Kalamunda for the pre-existing Kalamunda Learning Centre project to be designated the community hub,identified as an election commitment, has taken time but we have finally got there,” he said.

“While the Kalamunda Learning Centre will be the principal user of the facility, it will also accommodate a range of other community groups and activities.

“This is a great outcome for the City and the residents of the district, many of whom travel some distance to the existing Kalamunda Learning Centre.”

New Building Committee chair Ian Tarling said members would now face a difficult year as the classes were held in various locations throughout the City.

“City staff and members of the Learning Centre will be working in the next six months to establish a viable system for running the programs of KCLC with minimal inconvenience to members,” he said.

“A workshop for members is being held at the Learning Centre next Thursday, June 28 to start the process of organising rooms for classes and an office in 2019.”

Mr Tarling thanked everyone involved in the campaign to secure the funding for the project.

“We wish to thank all Ken Wyatt, Mr Hughes, John Giardina, Rhonda Hardy, Lotterywest and Premier Mark McGowan for their work in obtaining the funding for this much needed building.”

Work is expected to be completed in December 2019.