Pinjarra Refinery manager Simon Pascoe said Alcoa had operated in Pinjarra for more than 40 years and planned to be there for many years to come, so it made sense to help improve community facilities.
‘As well as funding the leisure centre, we are also contributing towards numerous other Shire projects including improvements to Sir Ross McLarty oval and the Home and Community Care facility and also revitalisation of natural parks,” he said.
Shire of Murray chief executive Dean Unsworth said the partnership with Alcoa was valued not only through the economic factors but also its support of projects.
‘As we grow we need to continue to provide more infrastructure,” he said.
‘Partnering with Alcoa is often used as contributions which then can be used to leverage for State and Federal Government grants such as the Aquatic Centre and the Cantwell Park playground.| ‘The Murray Leisure Centre aquatic centre would not have been built without the significant contribution from Alcoa.’