City lists $4.5m buildings plan

An artist’s impression of the Northern Community Building.
An artist’s impression of the Northern Community Building.

The City listed the development as part of its capital works program for next year in its 2013-2014 Budget.

The multi-million dollar project will cost $3.8 million and $790,000 for the northern community building and southern sports pavilion.

It will be partly funded by $1.2 million from the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund, and $500,000 from Lotterywest.

Both grants will support construction of the northern community building while the City will fund the southern pavilion.

City of Swan chief executive Mike Foley said council expected construction would start on the northern building this financial year.

The southern sports pavilion is at the tender stage and the construction date will only be finalised after the tender process.

‘Ellenbrook is one of the fast- growing communities in Western Australia and has a young population,’ Mr Foley said.

‘The active, family dominated demographics of Ellenbrook have resulted in a strong demand for community infrastructure like the District Open Space.

‘This facility will provide active participation opportunities for children and adults in a range of sporting codes and encourage health and fitness, a core element of a healthy and sustainable community.’

Both buildings will provide facilities and amenities for sporting groups that use the adjacent northern and southern playing fields. The northern playing fields are expected to be ready by next month.

The City has committed $26.8 million toward all stages of this district level outdoor sports facility, including the playing fields and community buildings.

Ellenbrook Eels Senior Football Club coach and committee member Adrian Hughes said the club was looking forward to using the new facilities.

Among other things, he said it was a fantastic initiative by the City of Swan.