Carine Open Space Hall: City of Stirling to open new tender process after CPD Group collapse

Before: Carine Hall, seen here while it was being built.
Before: Carine Hall, seen here while it was being built.

THE City of Stirling is ‘working to minimise delays’ at the Carine Open Space Hall after the collapse of CPD Group.

The company won a $3 million tender to upgrade the Carine sports hall in December.

Stirling community development director Trevor Holland said a new tender process would be completed by the end of the year and hoped construction would begin in January with completion estimated for July.

“The City has met with all clubs and groups to determine their immediate and medium-term needs, ensuring that they can run as effectively as possible over the coming seasons,” he said.

“During recent discussions, the clubs’ immediate priorities for the upcoming summer season were the provision of toilets and running water on the eastern (Aussie Rules) reserve.”

President of the Carine Reserve Hall Management committee Christine Hawkes said in July that the initial process had been ‘frustrating’.

“When it first happened we didn’t get anything officially from the City of Stirling, we started to hear rumours about it,” she said.

“I put in a call and didn’t get a call back and someone else found out.”

Nine sporting clubs, including Carine Cats baseball and softball clubs, Hamersley Carine football and soccer clubs and Little Athletics, use the Carine Hall as their home base.

“It has been a long time coming, a much needed and anticipated facility that we’ve been keen to have given the number of people we have there the old facilities were woefully inadequate for the kind of need we had,” Ms Hawkes said.

“We were very keen for it to go ahead, we needed facility of which we could all feel proud.”