CONSTRUCTION of the new $3 million Dayton Community Centre is taking shape with the foundation laid, frame erected and masonry work well underway.
The Dayton Community Centre will include a function hall, activity room and meeting spaces for various community groups in a rapidly growing pocket of the City of Swan.
The design allows multiple groups to use various parts of the building at the same time without disrupting or compromising the other.
Typically, the community centre will be used for playgroups, early-years activities, community meetings and leisure classes like yoga.
Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the community centre was a vital investment in a booming suburb.
“Dayton is one of the City of Swan’s fastest-growing suburbs with a lot of young families building their homes there,” he said.
“The centre is a vital piece of infrastructure, and will aid the development of a cohesive and friendly community.”
Dayton is part of the City’s Urban Growth Corridor where the current population of about 12,000 is expected to grow to almost 32,000 by 2036.
In addition to Dayton, the City of Swan also has community centres under construction in Bullsbrook and Caversham, while facilities in Aveley, Middle Swan and Lockridge have been recently built or upgraded.
Altone Ward Councillor David Färdig said the centres enriched the lives of their communities by providing a focal point for engagement.
“These are places where people can come together to socialise, enjoy group activities and receive information,” he said.
“It is imperative we provide the infrastructure for residents to engage and recreate because this leads to greater well-being and safer communities.”
The Dayton Community Centre is located on the corner of St Leonard’s Boulevard and Arthur Street.
It is anticipated to open at the end of August 2017.