Peel Thunder Football Club reveal plans for Centre of Excellence

Life Care WA state manager Cameron Tweedie, Curtin University Professor Keith Hill and Peel Thunder chief executive John Ditchburn.
Life Care WA state manager Cameron Tweedie, Curtin University Professor Keith Hill and Peel Thunder chief executive John Ditchburn.

PEEL Thunder Football Club revealed plans for a Centre of Excellence on Friday.

Local stakeholders, City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams and politicians were presented with a feasibility study for a medical and community facility to be built at Rushton Park.

Life Care WA state manager Cameron Tweedie, Curtin University Professor Keith Hill, Murray Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, Labor candidate for the Federal seat of Canning Mellisa Teede and Peel Thunder chief executive John Ditchburn.

The proposed project features a Centre of Excellence Sports Medicine, an Allied Health Centre, an Imaging Facility, a studio for pilates, yoga and massage, a Curtin University Learning Centre and a caf.

The aim of the facility will be to provide a centralised one-stop-shop sports medical service. The Allied Health Centre and Imaging Facility would provide additional services to the community.

Further opportunities raised in the feasibility study included a hydrotherapy pool, a Healthy Ageing Service Hub and a Community House/Sports Hub.

The proposed centre would be on the corner of Dower and Clarice streets.

Concept plans

There would be two levels and an external outdoor seniors exercise park.

The project is in the initial stages with consultation with potential tenants and analysis of the potential spaces required.

If the project goes ahead, the facility opening date has been set for March 2021.