Girrawheen: Hudson Park clubrooms to get $1.27m upgrade

Dennis Cooley Pavilion in Girrawheen. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Dennis Cooley Pavilion in Girrawheen. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

THE Dennis Cooley Pavilion in Girrawheen is set to get a $1.27 million upgrade in 2019-20.

Wanneroo Council endorsed a concept plan to expand the Hudson Park building at its September 18 meeting.

It noted construction was likely to start in November 2019 and finish in May 2020.

The City hopes to get State funding to cover a third of the cost, and the council approved an application for $394,360 to the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund at the same meeting.

“While structurally sound, the existing Dennis Cooley Pavilion and toilets are ageing,” the September council report said.

“The toilets were built in 1976 and the club rooms in 1984.

“In 2009, a set of change rooms which were attached to the toilet block were demolished due to structural issues.”

A floor plan and 3D concept drawing for the Dennis Cooley Pavilion extension.

Councillor Brett Treby said the poor condition of the facility was highlighted in 2014 and the City had since upgraded the lighting, paths and tennis courts.

“This investment, along with every other investment that’s gone on in Hudson Park, will generate greater engagement,” he said.

The report said the building was well used by the community, including 10 sporting and community groups.

The expansion plans include two change rooms, an umpire’s room, first aid room, public toilets, universal access toilet, kiosk and store rooms.

The City received no submissions during public consultation in August.