CONSTRUCTION of the new Bullsbrook Community Centre is underway as part of a $9 million upgrade to buildings and infrastructure at Pickett Park.
Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the development would provide essential services to Bullsbrook’s growing population.
“Bullsbrook has been identified as an area of significant growth,” he said.
“It is forecast to increase to about 10,000 people by 2026 and to about 26,000 by 2036.
“Therefore, developments to facilities like these are absolutely necessary to ensure a sustainable, healthy community.”
North Ward councillor Kevin Bailey said he was thrilled to see the project coming to life.
“The value that this project will provide to the local community once it’s finished will be significant,” he said.
“The Bullsbrook community has been involved in every stage of this centre and I know they are excited to see it taking shape.
“The multi-use facility will provide them with essential meeting, service and program space, and a cafe space will be available for lease.”
The $4 million construction contract for the Bullsbrook Community Centre was awarded to ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd in April.
Designed by Peter Hunt Architect, the Pickett Park location allows close proximity to sporting facilities and the district school.
It will also provide City of Swan place office services, as well as new library, youth and community development services.
Construction should be finished by May 2017.