Big funding boost

Brand MLA Gary Gray, Regional Australia Minister Catherine King and Mandurah Deputy Mayor Darren Lee.
Brand MLA Gary Gray, Regional Australia Minister Catherine King and Mandurah Deputy Mayor Darren Lee.

Regional Australia Minister Catherine King and Brand MHR Gary Gray said the funding had been signed and secured in the Federal Budget.

City chief executive Mark Newman said it would allow the City to progress with Stage 2 of the development.

‘This $10 million grant from the Federal Government will allow us to progress with stage two of the project, enabling the City to deliver top-class recreation facilities to our residents and wider community,’ he said.

‘The City is delighted these vital funds have been secured, giving us more certainty about the future of the development,” he said.

The redevelopment will be completed in two stages, with work on stage one of the $20.5 million aquatic component due to start later this year. The second stage is expected to cost $15.5 million.

Funding was provided by Royalties for Regions ($11 million), the WA Department of Sport and Recreation Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund ($2.5 million) and the Federal Government ($10 million).